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When the ICA hosted Shepard Fairey's first-ever museum survey in 2009, Boston rolled out the welcome mat — and then promptly pulled it out from under him: the BPD arrested Fairey for outstanding graffiti warrants on his way to the opening.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  March 08, 2013

Reside: At home with Michael Navarette

In food and fashion, presentation is key. So chef Michael Navarette of the Regal Beagle and his girlfriend, stylist Laura Pritchard, are the perfect pair to decorate this airy East Boston loft.

By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  February 22, 2013

Common Threads: Block Shop textiles

This past November, two giant burlap parcels — hand-stitched together and sealed with wax — arrived on Hopie Stockman's Cambridge doorstep.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  February 15, 2013

Crocodile Rocks

Perched on a stool in the artfully cluttered Crocodile Tears studio, listening to Marya Chan and Jodi Klann discuss their work while willing myself not to spill my glass of red all over the beads, baubles, and oddities strewn across the polka-dotted tabl

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  January 11, 2013

Emerald city: Pantone's Color of the Year

Once known mostly by graphic designers and manufacturing pros, Pantone has infiltrated pop culture with its Color of the Year, chosen by reps from around the world at a hush-hush meeting after much debate.

By CHERYL FENTON  |  January 04, 2013

Hold the Stuffing: Super-trendy leggings

Well, you did it — you polished off an entire pumpkin pie during Sunday Night Football , and the button of your pants has jumped ship.

By RENATA CERTO-WARE  |  December 07, 2012


You're Doing It Wrong: Hats

Does anybody really look good in a winter hat? Yes, says haute hat designer Marie Galvin of GALVIN-ized Headwear.
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 30, 2012

Work of Artistry: Indie holiday gift ideas

Holiday shopping doesn't have to mean braving the horrors of the mall. Indier options abound.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  November 16, 2012

At Home with John Lam

Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a local hallmark of the holiday season.

By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  November 16, 2012

The Princess of Punk rages on

At 72 years old, with an almost half-century long career in the fashion industry under her self-designed belt ("I only wear my own things," she tells me) Zandra Rhodes still has no desire to rest on her laurels.

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 26, 2012

Haunted Housewares

Sorry, those fake cobwebs still have to come down November 1. Fortunately, several local spots stock creepy décor that's cool enough to keep up all year round. Check out these scary good finds.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 26, 2012


The witching hour

Long after darkness falls, restless young souls haunt the streets and nightspots of the city.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 26, 2012

Two style startups get personal

Enter the unassuming brownstone at 91 Newbury, walk up two narrow flights, past faded carpeting and flickering fluorescents, and you might be surprised at what you find.
Bespoke Boston
By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 19, 2012

A helping hand: Beer mittens come to a store near you

It's barely sweater weather, but that hasn't stopped us from coveting these brilliant beer mittens , hand-knit in Iceland by fiber artist, grandmother of three, and avowed hophead Eygló Guðnadóttir.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 19, 2012

SLIDESHOW: More menswear favorites from American Field

Our latest style page highlights a few of the brands being featured at this weekend’s American Field pop-up, a two-day public tradeshow and party that’s uniting 30-plus menswear and accessory companies from across the country. Here are some of the other

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 19, 2012

A good move

On a single shelf, a 1960s bell jar sits next to 19th-century ceramics, nestled inches from brand-new pottery handmade by New England artisans.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 12, 2012


Interview: God save John Lydon

When Sex Pistols impresario Malcolm McLaren coined the phrase "cash from chaos," he may have been describing his own filthy lucre, but for the members of rock's most explosive group, the fiduciary comeuppance was and has been eternally forthcoming.

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 12, 2012

How to Dress Well...on how to dress well

Given his sartorial stage name and his ear for R&B beats and avant-pop minimalism, Tom Krell of How to Dress Well certainly sounds like someone who could compose an excellent soundtrack for a runway show.

By LIZ PELLY  |  October 05, 2012

Opening alert: Aesop

Australia's Aesop is one arty, smarty beauty brand. It doesn't advertise.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  September 28, 2012

Suddenly spotted

With polka-dot doyenne Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective on display through September at the Whitney Museum, the style set is seeing spots — and not just in NYC.

By JUSTIN REIS  |  September 21, 2012

Man-Style Guide

How distinguished is your wang, anyway?
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  March 23, 2012

Emerson goes from Boston to the Big Apple

Emerson goes from Boston to the Big Apple

Photo: JOSEPH STASKA We'll never agree with the naysayers who rag on Boston style, but let's face it: there's a certain allure to earning kudos...
By Marissa Berenson  |  October 03, 2011

A few great places to go when you want to look great

You're new to town and you want to get all dolled up for that lecture on cognitive linguistics. What to do?
Altered images
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  September 30, 2011
Initial ideas

Initial ideas

Monograms and initials are among the best — or at least, most obvious — ways to capture individualized style. They leave a little note to...
By Katherine Flynn  |  September 19, 2011
Photos & Tweets: Best of Boston's Fashion's Night Out

Photos & Tweets: Best of Boston's Fashion's Night Out

There's no rain delays when it comes to Fashion's Night Out -- and the Boston edition of the national event showed no signs of a...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 08, 2011
One to watch

One to watch

Photo: JOE GANNONThis summer, GQ magazine placed Boston atop its list of the 40 worst-dressed cities in America. Ouch. (But don't look so smug, New...
By Janine Stafford  |  September 05, 2011


StyleWeek Providence gets ready to strut

The pink dress with white daisies was a thrift-shop muumuu before Nicole Lebreux refurbished it. Now it's headed for the runway.
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 26, 2011
Griff the Invisible 3

Review: Griff the Invisible

Like Kick-Ass and Super , Leon Ford's Griff the Invisible reaffirms the notion that superheroes exist to provide the meek and marginalized with an empowering fantasy.
Downtrodden superheroes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011
The backpack comeback

The backpack comeback

Photo: SARAH WINCHESTERThe return of Boston's student body has us reminiscing about our own first days of school. Remember waiting for the bus in shiny...
By Janine Stafford  |  August 22, 2011
Swap 'til you drop

Swap 'til you drop

Photo: CAT PEREZ Picture this. You are standing behind a closed door with 200 other stylish women, peering through a small window into a room...
By Janine Stafford  |  July 25, 2011