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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 11,2014 Page 9 il by lngela Cornacchio ~FIi%J~~ The School of Fashion and Design are celebrating 80 years of student styles and were the most recent Timeless Tuesday feature at Bond with their 2014 collection. (Photo By Angela Cornacchio) Socially Scene Reviewed ,.. Recently Timeless Tuesday's at Bond in the Langham Hotel welcomed a special runway presentation, The School of Fashion and De- sign. The future of fashion took the Langham runway with 15 student designers' fea- turing o.4 unique looks. The School of Fashion and De- sign is celebrating 80 years of creating quality fashion designers and highlights from their 2014 collection hit the runway. Each dress was anything but similar to the next as the evening brought multiple styles into one show. There were many summer sensible outfits for an evening spent out having cocktails on a private roof deck. They varied from bright poppy fluorescents to soft pastel floral patterns. There were gorgeous bodysuit type jumpers and mini dresses that were shown with flow- ing wraps to keep it classy. Also, there were a few fall pattern hooded knee lengths that had you waiting for the leaves Lo change and a few classic gowns fit for a high- end charity b~IlIFThe emerg= ing designers were so fo- cused on perfection that they even paired the looks up with the skin tones of the lovely Dante models. The night was full of pride for Boston Fashion Week Founder Jay Calderin also Director of Creative Market- ing and Special Projects. Also in attendance and run- ning the looks from back- stage was Director James Hannon who also was very expressive about what amazing designers were growing under their wings. The School of Fashion and Design is located at 136 Newbury Street and you can check out their website at www.schooloffashiondesign.org for upcoming shows and more on becoming a student. Shakespeare on the Com- mon ... Returns to the Bos- ton Common July 23rd through August 10th. One of Boston's most be- loved summer traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's "Free Shakes- peare on the Common," pre- sents the Bard's classic corn- Mott6o ollo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 . Fax (617) 523-3530 ~J edy of love in disguise Twelfth Night July 23rd through August I0th. Perfor- mances are free and open to the public and held Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 7:00 pm with one matinee on Saturday, July 26th at 3:00 pm. Twelfth Night follows the journey of Viola and Sebas- tian, twins separated by a shipwreck, as they encoun- ter loss and love in their new homeland, the mythical and magical land of Illyria. The production will be under di- rection of Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler. "For visitors and per- formers alike, Boston Com- mon provides a venue for live performance unlike any other in the city, or even the world," says Maler. "We have always looked for ways to enrich the audience experience, as well as the learning experience for our prentices. Through The Greenshow, and the work of our renowned concert part- ners, audiences will have the chance to be immersed Local artist Percy Fortini-Wright is shown creating a live graffiti portrait of William Shakespeare in honor of the famous Shakespeare on the Common. (Photo by Boston Common Magazine) Greater Boston's youth in innovative and creative ways. In addition to the annum Boston Common pro- ductions, CSC presents sev- eral free play-reading events during the year: Theatre in the Rough, Shakespeare and Law as well as Shakes- in"music and theatre*'eVe~ peai'e~;and Leadership. CSC fulfills its educational mis- sion with actor-training programs for both high school students and pre- professional actors with its Summer Academy. The CSC will present Shakespeare at Fenway on September 19th and always puts on a great show. For more details on the upcoming presentations visit www.commshakes.org or call 617-426-0863. Escape the Heat this Summer ... Revels' "floating pub sings" returns! Enjoy a two-hour sunset cruise around beautiful Boston Har- bor while singing sea chan- teys and sipping your favor- ite spirits (available for pur- chase on board). Enjoy cool breezes, beautiful views and an all-around fabulous night as we sing from The Revels Book of Chanteys and Sea Songs, yours free for the evening. Revels music director George Emlen and charismatic song leader/ musician David Coffin lead the fun. Boarding from 60 Rowe Wharf (Mass Bay Lines) the evening begins at 6:30 pm and the Cruise & Sing from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Bring your best voices and a picnic dinner and enjoy a nautical night of song on Wednesday, July 16th and Tuesday, August 12th. To purchase tickets in advance call 617- 972-8300 ext. 31. For more information on Revels Bos- ton Harbor Cruise and Chantey Sings please visit "www. revels.org. Speakeasy Circus ... Fol- lowing a successful run of sold-out shows this winter, The American Rep- ertory Theater and Boston Circus Guild will be bringing back Speakeasy Circus to OBERON. "Each month we will trans- form OBERON into the Oberon Social Club, a hot new underground cabaret where seedy thugs mingle with drunken socialites, flappers dance their cares away, and the band keeps the joint jumpin'." says Artistic Director Nancy Allen. "Our house band will liven things up, adding ele- ments of electro swing to their already smoking hot jazz standards." You can get front row seats to a spectac*~Par show both'~ on and offstage. The cool cats and dapper dames from the Boston Circus Guild will amaze you with acrobatic feats of strength, astounding juggling, high-energy hoop- ing, titillating burlesque, and glamorous aerial per- formances, all set to the sounds of the hippest electro swing and jazz in Boston. night in this iconic space." Commonwealth Shakes- peare Company's Greenshow features actors from its Apprentice Program, CSC's actor training program for emerging young theater art- ists. Traditionally, a Green- show is the prelude to an evening's performance, meant to prepare an audi- ence for the main event. This performance runs ap- proximately 30 minutes, is fun, lively, and appropriate for the whole family: a great way to learn more about Twelfth Night. Reserving a chair in the newly renamed "Friends Section" is now a benefit of supporting the CSC Fund, which with grants and sponsorships makes Free Shakespeare on the Com- mon possible. For a mini-~ mum donation, the donor will receive one reserved chair in the CSC Friends Section for a performance of Twelfth Night this summer on the Boston Common. Commonwealth Shakes- peare Company, best known for its annual free perfor- mances on Boston Common, is a non-profit organization founded in 1996, and dedi- cated to bringing the works of William Shakespeare in vital and contemporary pro- ductions to the people of Boston and to exploring Shakespeare's works with I DIAMONDS 1 ItOLX . ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263@766 (Continued on Page 13) j USTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WW~.JUSTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHYCOM