Look of Local 2016 Wrap Up

Over 100 guests joined us for our second Annual Look of Local Fashion Show on September 27th at the Garment District in Cambridge. Almost 20 businesses participated in our show, featuring everything from a fairy themed gown to a beautiful lingerie set.

Guests enjoyed delicious food and drink from Ole Mexican Restaurant in Inman Square and Cambridge Spirits in Kendall while perusing our pop-up fashion marketplace with 10 local vendors. DJBoom kept the party going with bumping music and Amador Bilingual Voiceovers MCeed.

Several businesses contributed to help make this event a success. First and foremost we must thank our lead sponsor, New Leaf Legal and our hosts at the Garment District. The goodies for our gift bags were contributed by Cambridge Spirits, Irving House at Harvard, Cambridge Naturals, Harvest Co-op, Nift, and Kim Samuels (who also did makeup for the evening).

dscf6699Board President, Rachael Solem, introduces the evening’s show!

CLF Executive Director and Board Members celebrate a successful event!

dscf6696Some of our beautiful vendor tables from Esmeralda Lambert, Boomerangs, and Singing Stones.

dscf6778The gorgeous women of Rumba y Timbal!

dscf6786The designers of Simone Simon pose with their models.

dscf6792Dianellie of Demand Di and Boomerangs poses with her models.


Our first three looks are all from local designer Simone Simon. First we have Molly, Cherry and Nana. She founded a women clothing line with structure and a passion for materiality and movement. For her, fashion is architecture:  it’s a matter of proportion.



 Cherry Modeling Simone Simon.


Nana Modeling Simone Simon.


Liliana is wearing a bra and underwear set from Stella McCartney’s Fall collection from Forty Winks


Elisenda is wearing a navy blue quilted Cassie pencil skirt with a colorful Irma tunic tied off to the side. She competes the LuLaRoe ensemble with buttery soft leggings to keep her warm on her commute to work!


From the racks of The Garment District, Lena Christopher is modeling an eastern influenced bohemian tunic ensemble from the1960s, with sheer sleeves and fine embroidery of gold, baby teal and light rose. A two piece ensemble that could very likely have been worn to a hipster jazz club of that era, it is updated with a new contemporary belt of teal and gold, and accessorized with a vintage gold sequined clutch, all from the Garment District.


Vyvy is modeling a beautiful midnight teal dress with a cinched waist from The Garment District. To complete the look, she is wearing a necklace from Boutique Fabulous.: Made by local artist Carole Sousa in Brookline, MA, this stunning necklace is a cluster of frosted glass and AB coated stones with a unique chain.


Lindsay is modeling a fun and flirty dress from Susanna and  of Porter Square. Open since 1982 Susanna is known for its stylish non-mainstream clothing, well designed accessories, and the wit and wisdom of its helpful staff. She is also sporting wedges from Sudo Shoes.


Deb, owner of Nomad, models the Nestor Skirt from Grub – combining modern asymmetrical lines with a flamenco flair. Paired with casual street wear like this USA-made Prairie Underground “Sportwardian” turtleneck and quilted vest from Mystree, you’ve got a fantastic ensemble. Add a handwoven bag from Colombia and Cottage and Pearl Designs necklace for the complete look!


Also from Nomad, this next look can go from day to night: the “Jules” mini skirt from Prairie Underground paired with the double-layer jean and tweed “Art Jacket” from Baci makes for a perfect Fall outfit. Jewelry from JEWELS of Santa Fe and Marrakech top it off with a statement!


These three looks have been provided by Boomerangs Cambridge, a thrift store owned and operated by the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Our first model, Corina, is wearing a vintage faux fur coat, a blue button down shirt, and a plaid yellow skirt.


Our second model, Angela, is wearing a faux leather biker jacket and a vintage floral patterned jumpsuit, also from Boomerangs. Both looks were styled by Dianellie Alexander.


Lastly from Boomerangs, Justin is sporting a purple top and sports coat, along with blue plaid pants. A day to night look that is sure to turn heads at the office or an evening out.


The wrap dress was handcrafted by gather here craft associate, Emma Fritschel. The dress pattern is by papercut patterns designed in Australia. She is accessorized by IK Bio jewelry, with a Necklace, earrings and rings.


Johan is sporting a Black diamond quilted two piece jumpsuit by Demand Di.


Another gorgeous look from Demand Di

Molly with a look from JocelynMercedes. JocelynMercedes is where the catwalk meets the sidewalk. We provide a wide range of unique, upscale and trendy clothing & accessories added daily to accommodate the everyday fashionista.


Designer Suzanne Watzman models her pintucked bamboo jacket in bright blue for her Tamaryn Design label. Shown over Second Yoga black jeans, and artprint tanktop. Convertible brown leather tote by Lolona Morse, accessorized with imported pink striped silk scarf. Her designs are available at Clothware

Up next is The Garment District and Boston Costume’s dapper representative, Rags the cat. Rags is proving he’s the “cat’s meow” as he strolls down the alley in this 40’s inspired pink, pinstripe zoot suit. This two-piece look is completed with white spats, a stylish watch chain, and a black wide brim fedora. You’ll need a saucer of milk to cool off this hot look.


Zoe is wearing a green dress with a fitted in the bodice, from African Gift Items in Central Square. Her shoes from the garment district, and a bracelet from Singing Stones.


Her sister Bobby is wearing a turquoise dress and bracelet also from African Gift Items.



Conscious Elegance gives new life to textiles through creative repurposing and sustainable sourcing. This fairy costume, entitled, ‘Queen Mab’, was crafted from reclaimed vintage wedding dresses, hand-dyed and re-assembled.”


Liliana models a look for Rumba Y Timbal


Another beautiful look from Rumba y Timbal

dscf6757Final Look from Rumba Y Timbal

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