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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 121 2014 Page 9 Socially Scene by JnKela Cornacchio Socially Scene Reviewed .... Friday, August 29 th, Socially Scene was on site for the closing of StyleWeek NorthEast 2014. After attending the open- ing the previous Sunday and catching a legendary StyleWeek resident like Amy Stetkiewicz, the event started. Each evening began with an Accessory Showcase presented by Flaunt Bou- tique giving you numerous options to grab your "must haves" for the season. Some of the designers to highlight the week included: DeBrichhio by Antwan Byrd, Naomi Sauro, Carissa Lynne Frazier, Alistair Archer by Robert Merton and another resident rebel, Restored by Design. :: Every show was held at the beautiful Providence Biltmore penthouse on the 18 th floor. The grand finale on Friday was no exception. Attendees were amongst the region's most stylish; owners of Alexi and Ani, Fashion and Fame Magazine editorial staff, Samuel Vartan and BotOff-hot shots like the lovely Amber Lu, who has taken her talents off the runway, was there under her new found fame; photography. It can't be expressed enough what an amazing production the StyleWeek staff puts together. That was so clear to all the gliteratti that were able to mingle around the extraordinary chandelier "connecting one cocktail at a time," as the runway awaited. First to strut their style was Pini by Nick Pini. The collection was an original take on a baby doll look and a material with easy flow. The patterns were kept clas- sic to let the high hem lines make the cut for a chic flat- tering look to hit the run- ways of the world. Next to walk the runway was Yellow Clover with a modern spin on a vintage look. The "Eccentric" collec- tion was inspired by Maysles Brothers' 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. The line had a very patriotic "Rosie the Riveter" feel. The pieces were everyday wear. The StyleWeek started off their final night of the 2014 event with runway favorite "Pini" by Nick Pini and his classic take on a baby doll style. (Photo by Dan Minicucci Photography) timeless patterns took on a fresh appeal and pieces that could be matched into many different styles of outfits. The evening ended with the king of clothing, Jona- than Joseph Peters. Such an innovative edition to the fashion world, he did not disappoint. Each headliner for the shows would pamper their runway seated guests with a goodie bag. As always Peters took it over the top and handed out sushi to com- pliment his inspired collec- tion. He took his imaginative reputatio n to another level with his Spring 2015 styles taking on a colorful Asian statement. His runway pro- duction was exactly that, as the models were walking art with the hair, makeup and custom made wooden shoes. There was also a little act- ing involved with the cul- tural fans used in traditional dance that was a highlight brought to the show. Every good designer takes a risk that can transition them to be great. Peter's night will pay off. 00LL0 M00oooao Appraisals Sales & Rentals Estat e 376 North Street Boston, MA02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 Even though the runway had come to an end, it didn't mean the night was over. Those StyleWeek divas still had a few tricks up their sleeves. Each night was fol- lowed by an after party at Ten Prime Steak & Sushi as was the finale. Yet on this night, there was much more. Directly across the street was a club set party on the second level of a parking garagel Only in Rhode Island can you throw a fabulous party with a custom Style- Week drink menu named after designers, a Dj and the most glamorous guests dancing the night away in a PARKING GARAGE. Socially Scene has been on site for three consecutive StyleWeek shows. They just keep getting better and better. This crew out in ProvidEnce is making quite a statement with the high- end event that comes at least twice a year. It isn't just a quick runway show but a col- lection of designers that you get watch grow and there are always new faces on the rise. There are after pties, open- ing accessory shovcases, the industry's best mixing, min- gling and so much more. The main designers even share a store in Providence "Nude Boutique," where you can find the show's fantas- tic fashion. At the top of the StyleWeek pyramid are Founder Rosanna Ortiz Sinel with President Christina Robbio and their team who are all-stars. They lead the public to believe it is effort- less perfection. StyleWeek is the number one fashion event to attend in the North East. Don't be surprised to see them take a slice of NYC. You can learn more about this must-attend event that will come to- gether again in February at The Mood of Food ... Bos- ton-based photographers and chefs share their passion for food in a whole new light with exciting fall class offerings at the Boston Center for Adult Education. Brian Samuels, acclaimed editorial photographer and creator of A Thought for Food blog, is bringing his talents to the BCAE gallery this fall. On Friday, September 19 th from 6:00-8:00 pm the open- ing reception will welcome 50 of Samuels prints featur- ing the beauty of food. With a passion for cooking and expertise in photography, Samuels work is trUiy un- I DIAMONDS ':1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 essential tips and tricks to creating a successful blog. Followed by a question and answer section. Pdnelists include Melanie Feehan who writes A Beautiful Bite (, Bianca Garcia who writes Con- fessions of a Chocoholic (; and Debbie Grubstein, who writes A L/tt/e B/t About a Lot of Things [ What a great thing to treat yourself to; Art and the cook- ing behind it. The Boston Center for Adult Education is located at 122 Arlington Street, Boston. Registration is necessary for the classes, visit or call the Boston Center for Adult Education at 617-267-4430 to sign up. The BeatleS Remixed ... On Thursday, September 18 th Tile Beehive, located in Boston's South End, presents a tiZibute to The Beatles with an evening of live perfor- StyleWeek finished the mance featuring cutting edge final evening with fashion re-interpretations and re- inspired around the world mixes of Beatles tunes that by the innovative and come from the imagination creative mind ofxathan cxfl some greai musicians Joseph Peters 20 Spring whose own music have been collection, influenced by the group. Hus- (Photo by Dan Minicucci band and wife team Aaron Photography) and Amy Bellamy will bring together hot jazz and funk matched and has been fea- musicians from the Boston tured in publications such area including guitarist as The Wall Street Journal Steve Fell, drummer Pete and The Boston Globe. Food Mclean, saxophonist Paul enthusiasts and the general Lieberman, with Melissa public alike are invited to Boiling and Jen Kearney on experience this unique take vocals. on food, free of charge, Mon- A group that needs no day-Friday from 9:00 am to introduction, The Beatles 6:00 pm. revolutionized the world of Aside from recognition in music. To honor the iconic notable publications, Brian musicians, a rotating group Samuels has made his mark of heavy hitters, led by The in the social media world. Funky ABs will take the His blog A Thought for Food, a Beehive's stage from 9:30 pm popular showcase of recipes to 1:00 am to fill the room and personal anecdotes, with adaptations of Beatles along with his twitter ac- classics. count, have gained a fair While enjoying the music share of followers over the that evening, guests are wel- year. Budding photographers come to enjoy a full dinner are offered the opportunity with selections from Execu- to work with Samuels tive Chef Marc Orfaly. first-hand in an exclusive The night was filled with "Farmers Market Photogra- classic music, new age food phy" class. On Sunday, and cocktails is one where October 5  from 9:30 am to you just can't go wrong. So 12:30 pm, students should mark that calendar. To book pack up their digital cam- reservations or more info, eras or cell phones for an visit on-foot excursion through or call 617-423-0069. The the SOWA Farmer's market Beehive is located at 541 led by Samuels, the txpert Tremont Street, Boston. food photographer himself. The Time of Year is Here During this tour, Samuels ... On September 28 th Gore will share tips about how to Place, the historic estate, take great shots and find will offer their first annual unique subjects in the Fall Festival. The highlight farmer's market.  : ,of the/be the drop- :In= additT0n, h Ttlsdyl ing of I, pounds of pump- September 23 rd from 6:30- kins from a crane 120 feet 8:00 pm, a talented panel of in the air! bloggers will host the class Along with the crazy pump- and discussion Food Blogging: kin drop will be "food trucks, Basics and Beyond. This ses- a beer tent, live music by the sion will cover the basics of blogging and explore  of the (Continued on Page 13)