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Boston Area’s Best 2014 Summer Fashion Events

April 22, 2014 6:00 AM

(Photo Credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

There are plenty of fashion-related events going on in and around Boston as the temperatures tend to rise. With Boston’s thriving fashion scene, you can keep your calendar filled with beauty and style events all year round. Check out our guide to some of the hottest fashion events around this summer.

Photo credit: Facebook/StyleFixx

Photo credit: Facebook/StyleFixx

Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-5000

Date: May 7-8, 2014

Every Boston fashionista’s favorite fashion event is back. Join more than 65 of Boston’s leading fashion designers, beauty professionals and local retailers for this two-night shopping experience. Along with swag bags, fashion and hair and makeup makeovers, you’ll find a nice selection of local eateries and yummy cocktails. This is a highly sought-after event and you will not want to risk waiting to buy tickets. Go online to purchase your tickets before you get to the door.

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Photo credit: Facebook/StyleWeek

Photo credit: Facebook/StyleWeek

Styleweek Swim
Providence G Roof Terrace
98 Dorrance St. Providence, RI 02903
www.styleweeknortheast.comDate: June 8, 2014

About an hour drive from Boston, Styleweek New England is one of the best regional fashion weeks you’ll find. And this year it is expanding its bi-yearly events to include the all new Styleweek Swim. With all of the greatest swimsuits that have walked down the Styleweek Spring runways over the years, everyone’s buzzing about this two-day event. Boston designers have always made waves on the Styleweek runway, and the fashion community can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with this summer.

Photo credit: Facebook/Museum of Fine Arts

Photo credit: Facebook/Museum of Fine Arts

Fashion and Jewelry from Hollywood’s Golden Age
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
www.MFA.orgDates: Sept. 9, 2014 – March 8, 2015

Drawn from the Museum of Fine Arts collections and from other private collections, this exhibit will feature everything that anyone who loves fashion could dream of. Come see gorgeous gowns, Hollywood costumes and stunning jewelry all from the most glamorous time period Hollywood has to offer. On top of these stunning relics from the 1930s and 40s will also be a huge array of clothing worn and owned by the stars of this period. This is your rare chance to gawk at fashions first seen on Gloria Swanson, Ginger Rogers, Mae West, Joan Crawford and many others.

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Katrina Hess Makeup Studio
105 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02116
(781) 710-6865

Boston’s premier makeup artist, Katrina Hess is offering up a rare treat this summer. The studio is offering 50 percent off a one-on-one 90-minute makeup lesson with Hess. Fashionistas will get the beauty lesson of a lifetime. Get expert advice on how to wear the summer’s hottest (and hardest to apply) colors – brights! The studio is also offering a free gift with any cosmetic and skincare purchase over $300. But these great deals are only for the summer months. Come September, the beauty bonanza ends.

Photo credit: Sorbet! Spring Fashion Show

Photo credit: Sorbet! Spring Fashion Show

Sorbet! Spring Fashion Show
20 Innerbelt Road
Somerville, MA 02143 Date: May 10, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Speaking of fashion extravaganzas, the Sorbet! Spring Fashion Show is a one-night-only fashion event that is not to be missed. There is live music, all kinds of unique beauty and fashion vendors and, of course, a fashion show. To tie in with this year’s Sorbet theme, the show will feature a color palette as bright, pure and refreshing as candy-colored sorbet. Even better, some of the proceeds for the night will go to support a great cause; part of your $20 ticket will be donated to Lupus New England.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at

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