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Style Inspiration: Hats by Janessa Leone

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

We are very pleased to introduce Los Angeles-based hat and accessories designer Janessa Leone at Dress. Now in-store are some of Janessa Leone’s best selling hat styles, including: the Panton, Camellia, Lucy, Lola, and Sienna. Skillfully made by hand of straw or wool felt, in colors like Gunmetal, Olive, and Camel, the designer says her collection intends to “evoke a time when women’s innate confidence was conveyed through the dichotomy between sharp, menswear inspired tailoring and exaggerated feminine beauty.” A timeless addition to your wardrobe, Janessa Leone hats are created to ripen with each wear and mold to the wearer.

Taking style cues from fashion bloggers and celebrity fans of Janessa Leone from across the internet, below are examples of how to complete your look with a Janessa Leone hat.

Click here to shop Janessa Leone at Dress.

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Introducing: Veja

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Over the last couple of years, the rise of sneakers as a fashion must-have has been a welcomed trend by women around the world. Ahead of the trend came Veja, a French-Brazilian footwear brand launched in 2004. The company prides itself on its ethical approach to everything it does. All of its shoes are entirely sustainable, made of organic cotton, wild rubber and vegetable-tanned leather. Veja is committed to fair trade. All shoes are produced locally in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest and constructed in a socially conscious factory in the southern region of the country. On top of all that, Veja shoes are incredibly comfortable, versatile, and so cute!

The fun video below helps show how Veja shoes are produced. And check out this recent endorsement from Who What Wear and information captured on the brand in the London Fashion Week listing.

New arrivals at Dress include the classic Esplar and Holiday Mesh styles, as seen below. Click here to shop the styles on our website.

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VEJA | Esplar Leather Sneakers | Extra White | Sizes: 6 – 10 | $130

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VEJA | Holiday Low Top B-Mesh Sneakers | Black |Sizes: 6 – 10 | $125

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Holiday Gift Giving Event: Personalized Necklaces by Jennifer Zeuner

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Since its launch in 2006, Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry has become known for its simple designs with a spiritual twist. A key collection for the label — and a long-time favorite — is the Personalized collection, which includes a wide range of designs, from cursive and elaborate to sleek and modern.

With holiday gift giving in mind, we are pleased to offer the below seven Jennifer Zeuner personalized necklace styles available for special order at Dress starting Wednesday, November 4th. Choose a style — for a family member, a friend, or yourself! — choose a metal (gold vermeil, sterling silver or rose gold vermeil), and then personalize it with your initials or name or those of your loved ones, or even a meaningful word.

**All orders placed Wednesday, November 4 through Sunday, November 8 will be available for pick up at Dress by Monday, December 21st, just in time for Christmas!

Jennifer Zeuner Personalized Necklaces
For Special Order at Dress
Wednesday, November 4th – Sunday, November 8th
During Store Hours
Dress | 70 Charles Street | Boston
(617) 248-9910

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HARLEY HORIZONTAL ENGRAVED BAR NECKLACE

($220 without diamond; $264 with diamond // 10 letter maximum)

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SAM NECKLACE

($143 // 2 initials only)

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BLAKE MEDIUM SWIRLY INITIAL NECKLACE

($220 // 2-3 initials only)

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AVERY “I HEART” NECKLACE

($232 for two letters; $17 for each additional letter // 5 letters maximum)

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LOWERCASE BLOCK NAMEPLATE NECKLACE

($187 // 10 letter maximum)

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BLAKE MEDIUM ART DECO MONOGRAM NECKLACE

($220 // 2-4 initials only)

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SERAFINA MINI CURSIVE NAMEPLATE NECKLACE

($176 // 10 letter maximum)

House Beautiful | Nina Farmer Interiors

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Interior designer, and friend, Nina Farmer of Beacon Hill-based Nina Farmer Interiors was featured in this month’s House Beautiful. See the write-up below about the Beacon Hill home she transformed into a stunning urban oasis.

Shop Gallery NF, the beautifully curated collection of home accessories by Nina Farmer, at Dress. New pieces arrive regularly, so prepare to be inspired!

Note: The lovely Nina Farmer is seen below clad in dress, belt, and sandals by one of her favorite designers Ulla Johnson.

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Introducing #BOSSLADIES by Robin Anderson

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Name:  Robin Anderson
Profession:  Blogger, Tote Bag Designer, and Interior Designer

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Robin Anderson told us that her Diary of a Yummy Mummy blog started as a joke. It was early 2008. She had had her first son and decided to leave her job as an attorney. With pent up creativity, a new life as a stay at home mom, a love of fashion and interior design, and a talent for storytelling, Robin started to play around with a blog — then, a new form of editorial that really anyone with a computer could create. What she thought would be a fun outlet for chronicling her experiences and interests turned out to be so much more. As Robin shared more and more, interest from others fueled her and before long she had a really popular blog!

Seven years later Robin’s blog continues to thrive. It has led her down a path she could have never imagined when she started. After posting photos of the redesign of her own Cambridge home where she infused an elegant California-cool vibe complete with surf art and skateboards on the walls (the redesign helped land her on the cover of Rue Magazine) followers started reaching out to her for design advice. One project turned into two. Then three and so on. Today Robin works as an interior designer offering traditional services as well as e-design services, a budget-friendly way for clients to access her design expertise.

This year Robin took another leap into unchartered waters. Partnered with a friend whom she has known since college, Robin launched #BOSSLADIES, a series of tote bags featuring admirable female bosses. The idea for the line came from two places. First, she loves tote bags. She brings them everywhere she goes. Second, when she would feel extra confident in an outfit she put together, she and a friend would refer to it as a boss lady outfit — an outfit they could run the world in. “This is a total boss lady outfit,” they would say to one another. Thus, #BOSSLADIES tote bags came to be. The first in the series was Jenna Lyons, the iconic J. Crew CEO who sports glasses similar to those Robin wears. The tote asks, “What would Jenna Lyons do?” Next up is (of course) is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And with Hillary Clinton now officially on the ballot… well, you know.

We are excited to see where Robin will go next. For now, we carry our #BOSSLADIES tote bags and think to ourselves, “What would Robin do?”

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Loeffler Randall Spring 2015 Sandals

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

A longtime favorite brand at Dress, Loeffler Randall’s Spring 2015 shoe collection has to be among the most covetable yet! This season features ultra wearable, ultra comfortable, ultra cool styles, including the Saffron, Sarie and Anya.

Shop the collection here.

 

 

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Above is the Loeffler Randall Saffron Ankle Wrap Sandal.

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Above is the Loeffler Randall Anya Mignon Wedge.

 

 

Chinti & Parker – Spring 2015

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Founded in 2009 by cousins Anna Singh and Rachael Wood (below), Chinti and Parker has fast established itself as a leading British luxury ready-to-wear label, renowned for simple, wearable clothing that combines superlative craftsmanship with timeless style.

Shop the Spring 2015 collection, complete with sailor stripes, stars, and pineapples, now available at Dress.

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Introducing | Lika Mimika Footwear

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming arrival of Frankfurt-based footwear brand Lika Mimika at Dress this spring.

Designers Lisa Leipziger and Marijana Condic launched Lika Mimika with the aim to create an updated and improved version of the classic espadrille of their youth. They wanted to design a more luxurious and durable version of the shoe — a shoe for wearing at home, to the beach, to work, and even out dancing. Today, in a small factory in the South of Spain, the shoes are hand crafted with high quality, environmentally-friendly materials from all around the world. Timeless classics such as Leather Espadrilles, Lace Ups and Sandals, convey a feeling of freedom, ease and elegant simplicity. By lining the inner shoe with breathable and skin friendly Organic Leather they have been optimized to be even more stable and durable.

Check out a great write-up about Lika Mimika in Elle magazine.

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Above: Lika Mimika designers Lisa Leipziger and Marijana Condic

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Above: The Classic Goat Suede Espadrille in “Stone Dust”  (Available March 2015)

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Above: The Patent Leather Plateau Sandal in “Black Pepper” (Available March 2015)

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Above: The Nappa Leather Classic Lace-Up in “Maple Cream” (Available March 2015)

Getting to Know Cooper & Ella Designer Kara Mendelsohn

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The Daily Front Row recently featured a piece on Kara Mendelsohn, founder of Cooper & Ella. Launched in 2013, the line is best known for its wearable, chic blouses available at accessible price points ($88 – $150). Check out the article to learn more about the designer, from how she got her start in the business to how she juggles a growing business (with just 6 employees) and motherhood.

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The Cooper & Ella Spring 2015 collection will begin arriving at Dress mid-February. Below is a selection of styles that will be available.

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Ace & Jig | The Process Behind their Unusual and Special Textiles

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Ace & Jig shared a a peek into their textile making process in India. Here are the steps involved in creating their magnificent textiles.

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Everything starts with undyed yarn in different counts, fibers and types.

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The fibers are dyed by hand. They work with a hand dyer who is something of a magician. He mixes all of the colors by eye, then checks the shade with a dab of color on the stone next to him.

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The yarns are dried in the sun and hand-spun into skeins. the pirns are wrapped and inserted into the shuttles, ready to start the weft.

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As the weaver works the foot treadles, the drum rotates – raising and lowering the frames through which the warp is strung. The shuttles pass back and forth, and the cloth begins to take form.

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They then explain that they often create doublecloths: two cloths woven at the same time and connected together during the weaving process.

Watching their designs being woven on the loom is such a magical culmination of the whole process.

Last, they get to make clothes out of their custom designs, like these beautiful styles arriving at Dress very soon!

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Below are the beautiful designers, Jenna Wilson and Cary Vaughan.

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