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VB x Estée Lauder

As my bio states, Posh Spice is and forever will be my spirit animal. Tattoo it on my forehead, scream it from the mountain tops. We've had our milestones together; our ups and downs. The Posh Spice Barbie doll, dressed in a black and purple lace-trimmed slip dress, was always my go-to. We both know we can't sing too well.  No smiling? No problem. We're happy (enough) on the inside. I stood by her with both her questionable matching outfits…

Torrid Debuts @ NYFW

As Fashion Month nears its end for the Spring/ Summer 2018 season, I look back on my experience at New York Fashion Week. A few years ago, I could only dream of attending such a glamorous event. There were many personal fashion highlights, such as seeing Anna Dello Russo rock THE $10,000 Yves Saint Laurent boots in person, or catching a glimpse of my imaginary bestie, Derek Blasberg, exiting the Michael Kors show. The real headliner of the week, though,…

One-Piece Wonders: #BBBSwim

By now you've surely seen her textured, figure- flattering leggings on multitudes of women in Boston's hottest gyms and studios. You might own a few pairs yourself and you may have even taken the class that started it all, Booty by Brabants. Kelly Brabants, fitness instructor and fashion designer, is the one we can thank for improving the workout-wear and derrières of Boston babes everywhere. She's created a cult-like following, drawing inspiration from the Brazilian booty in both her workout class…

A Stylish Start

As a self-diagnosed creature of habit, all of the changes that are presently happening in my life would typically throw me for a loop. Graduating from college, moving out of my beloved North End neighborhood (okay, this one is especially upsetting), and having to apply to jobs in my desired industry are all daunting affairs. I may have no idea what city I'll end up in or what job I'll land, but I do know that I'll be spending a month in London this…

Carolina Martinez: The Total Catch

A few weeks back, Camilla and I found ourselves in Back Bay at a table in The Colonnade Hotel's Brasserie Jo restaurant, sat across from the absolutely radiant Carolina Martinez. As we glanced over our notes one last time, we tried our very hardest to contain our excitement for the interview we were about to conduct. You may recognize her husband, perhaps, Baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez. Pretty decent baseball player, they say! Quite well known in Boston, we hear! Just kidding--Pedro is obviously a legend.…

A Day of Bliss at Bella Santé

I am a self-confessed beauty and wellness fanatic. I am a proud VIB cardholder at Sephora, my skincare routine has more steps than Machu Picchu, and when my clock strikes 5:45 AM, I am up and off to barre, yoga, or spin. With that being said, prior to these last few weeks I was a spa virgin. A lover of face masks, though I'd never had a proper facial. The only massage I've had was when my roommate and I thought…

VB x Target Launches Sunday

As I type this, I am hyperventilating through a brown paper lunch bag in anticipation for Sunday's launch of the Victoria Beckham x Target collaboration. I am certain I will immediately regret writing this article upon completion because I fear you will all congest Target's website on Sunday and ruin my chances of snatching up the clothing items I need way more than you do. Victoria Beckham is my spirit animal. But since all is fair in love and fashion I…

Floating on a Cloud at Balans Organic Spa

I've entered a new phase of my life...a health and wellness phase. It happened accidentally, and while technically a good thing, the timing couldn't have been worse as a senior in college. When else is it acceptable to have a Tito's & Soda fueled social life?! Catch me at home with hot tea and a hydrating face mask, how bout dah. One of my spin instructors was even slightly puzzled when I walked into her 6 am class on a Friday…

Freeze and Seize the Day

There are quite a few articles out there hinting that you probably shouldn't follow in the (somewhat unstable) footsteps of Lindsay Lohan. This is not one of those articles. Post-reckless starlet days and pre-hijab fashion designer period, actress Lindsay Lohan went through a phase of posting peculiar photos emerging from some sort of frozen chamber on Instagram, clad in only a swimsuit, mask, and gloves, and looking as if she just took a dip in a witch's cauldron for amusement. Since I will…

Poor Girl’s Guide to Makeup and Skincare

When you grow older there are fewer materialistic things that truly excite you in a childlike way. Even Disneyland magic fades with age.  As silly as it sounds, one thing that still exhilarates me is walking into a good makeup store. Charlie may have had the Chocolate Factory, but I have Sephora. My eyes light up upon entering and by the time I've worked my way through the store, my hand looks like an artist's palette from testing every product and my wrists…