Who What Wear at the MFA Summer Party

If there’s any big soiree in the city to mark the beginning of summer with a black tie, it has got to be the Museum of Fine Art’s Summer Party, an annual event raising vital operating support for the museum.

The sprawling front stairway, the perfect sunset evening, the grand entrance into the museum and of course, the tuxes and flowing gowns; we couldn’t wait to start clicking our cameras to find out what everyone was wearing.

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The MsFits are here! On Jessica, Alice and Olivia dress. Gucci bag. On Alisa, Versace dress. Arm candy, Jessica Diaz. :)

The MsFits are here! On Jessica, Alice and Olivia dress, Gucci bag. On Alisa, Versace dress, Arm candy, Jessica Diaz. 🙂

With Bill Brett, my Boston love

With Bill Brett, my Boston love

Ben and Tonya Mezrich~ On Tonya, Michael De Paulo Gown.

Ben and Tonya Mezrich~ On Tonya, Michael De Paulo Gown.

Paul and Ashley Bernon~ On Ashley, Parosh gown from Alan Bilzarian. Heels, Christian Louboutin.

Paul and Ashley Bernon~ On Ashley, Parosh gown from Alan Bilzerian, Christian Louboutin heels.

David Di Simon and Gina Morda~ On Gina, Nicolas Ghesquiere dress. Stuart Weitzman heels.

David DiSimone and Gina Morda~ On Gina, Nicolas Ghesquiere dress, Stuart Weitzman heels.

Hillary Goldy~ On Hillary, BCBG Runway gown. Turquoise earrings. Grandma vintage bag.

Jonathan Rubenfeld and Hillary Goldy~ On Hillary, BCBG Runway gown, Turquoise earrings, Grandma’s vintage bag.

Daniela Corta and Ricardo Rodriguez~ On Daniela, Preen Dress. Preen heels. On Ricardo, Balmain tuxedo. Ann Demeulemeester scarf. Chanel brooch. Louis Vuitton shoes.

Daniela Corta and Ricardo Rodriguez~ On Daniela, Preen Dress, Preen heels. On Ricardo, Balmain tuxedo, Ann Demeulemeester scarf, Chanel brooch, Louis Vuitton shoes.

A huge thank you to Isabella Bulkeley for all the help!

A huge thank you to Isabella Bulkeley for all the help!

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Joshua Janson~ Maison Margiela tux jacket, Ralph Lauren shorts, Hermes bow tie, Yohji Yamamoto shoes.

Joshua Janson~ Maison Margiela tux jacket, Ralph Lauren shorts, Hermes bow tie, Yohji Yamamoto shoes.

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Rocia~ Carmen Marc Valva Collection gown, Gucci clutch, Liz Carine shoes.

Rocio~ Carmen Marc Valvo Collection gown, Gucci clutch.

Marsha MacLean~ Diane von Furstenberg gown, Stephen Dwek jewelery.

Marsha MacLean~ Diane von Furstenberg gown, Stephen Dwek jewelry.

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Gina Morda and Kelsey Riggs~ On Kelsey, Nasty Gal dress, Handmade Tibetan nacklace, Saks Black Label shoes.

Gina Morda and Kelsey Riggs~ On Kelsey, Nasty Gal dress, Handmade Tibetan nacklace, Saks Black Label shoes.

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Thank you to our amazing and talented photographer Jenna Darcy.

The MsFits Take Their Boys to See About Herb Ritts

In the time of Naomi, Christy, Stephanie and Cindy there was also a talented man by the name of Herb Ritts. At the height of the popularity of George, Mel, Elton, Elizabeth, Madonna, Tom and Ronald, Herb was the one to capture them in their simplest forms in black and white. He was a visionary beyond measure, he was an artistic genius that bounced from music video sets to Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue shoots, to publishing books to photographing top recording artists for their album covers.

Remember Madonna’s music video, “Cherish,” definitely one of the best music videos ever made? That was Ritts’ first directorial debut. Followed by videos for Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Chris Isaak, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez. His eye for beauty and mastering the black and white genre while evoking a certain feeling from his viewers will never be forgotten.

The Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibit of Herb Ritts’ work is a testament to how simple, yet beautiful and elegant his work was. We couldn’t wait to see the works with our very own eyes and to share the experience with our four year old little men. I don’t think they really appreciated it as much as we did, but for us, it was really special to enjoy some quality time with our boys in such a beautiful space.

Jumping for joy in front of Ritts' "Jump, Paradise Cove, 1987"

Jumping for joy in front of Ritts’ “Jump, Paradise Cove, 1987”

Make like Dizzy Gillespie

Make like Dizzy Gillespie

So much to see, so little time

So much to see, so little time

For their first trip to the museum, Ritts was the perfect exhibit to see!

For their first trip to the museum, Ritts was the perfect exhibit to see!

Some of the works on display….

Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989

My favorite photograph of all time: Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989

 

14. Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg, 1994

Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg, 1994

 

Dizzy Gillespie, Paris, 1989

Dizzy Gillespie, Paris, 1989

Christy Turlington, Hollywood, 1988

Christy Turlington, Hollywood, 1988

Claudia Schiffer, Palmdale, 1992

Claudia Schiffer, Palmdale, 1992

Madonna, Tokyo, 1987

Madonna, Tokyo, 1987

 

 

The exhibit is open now until November 8th, 2015.

Check out the exhibit information here.

Haute Gems!

Last Monday, these MsFits were transported to a time encrusted with jewels, glamour, furs and gold. We were taken to a place that rarely peeks its starry eyes out to wink to us mortals who can only imagine what it would be like to live in this world. Lucky for us, the MFA’s newest exhibit, Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen opened their doors to all of us dreamers to catch a glimpse, or a few, of the magic of the Silver Screen.

We were lucky enough to get a private showing before the exhibit opened of the stunning gowns and garments, one of a kind shoes, breathtaking jewels, old Hollywood film clips, iconic images from Yosuf Karsh, as well as priceless stories from the MFA’s wonderful curators. To make the moment that much more magical, the Hollywood jeweler to the stars, Neil Lane was there to share his own personal jewelry collection and stories of each and every single piece.

Neil has designed absolutely stunning works of art for Hollywood’s A-List actors, as well as providing the show, The Bachelor, with their engagement rings for the last 1o years… this man is a legend. Neil shared his personal stories on how he had acquired these rare and unique gems and also how they continue to inspire him in his own designs for his own jewelry line, as well as his pieces for Kay Jewelers. It was such a pleasure to meet him! We were immediately charmed by his charisma and wealth of knowledge of the gems and their famous histories. While most of the time these treasures stay carefully guarded, he does loan these old Hollywood greats to new Hollywood for special appearances, films or for red carpet appearances.

The exhibit enveloped us with music, with fashion and jewelry worn by iconic starlets like Mae West, Betty Grable, June Knight, Ginger Rogers and others from the 30’s and 40’s. It was truly like being in another world, in another time. We could have stayed in this moment for hours and hours, just reliving old Hollywood… now if only we could have tried on some of these baubles, these MsFits would have floated out of there on a golden cloud 9.

Make sure you check out this unbelievable exhibit that runs until March 8th, 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

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Neil Lane

Neil Lane

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A personal favorite, Lauren Bacall

A personal favorite, Lauren Bacall

 

 

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Neil Lane talking about his jewels

Neil Lane talking about his jewels

Neil Lane with Boston writer, Jill Radsken

Neil Lane with Boston writer, Jill Radsken

The MsFits and Neil Lane

The MsFits and Neil Lane

I just couldn't leave this golden place....

I just couldn’t leave this golden place….

 

All photographs by our amazing and talented photogpraher: Jenna Stebbins

@Jenna_darcy_photography

Ms. Who What Wear Feature

Boston may be New York’s long distant relative as far as fashion goes, but we certainly do try, and we at MsFits think it’s high time we boast to everyone about how damn good we’re all looking these days. We’re excited to bring you our first ever Ms. Who What Wear Feature to showcase who is wearing what to where.

The perfect place to start was this past Saturday night’s, Museum of Fine Arts annual summer bash. And oh what a bash it was! The decor, beyond chic; the art, beyond unforgettable; the music, DJ’d by AndrewAndrew of NYC fame and the fashions… let’s talk about the fashions! An eclectic mix of highs and lows, short dresses and long gowns, enough Choos to fill the the Garden and all of the beautiful colors!

 

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Outside the MFA, camera in hand, ready to strike…

We’re wearing: Jess- Giorgio Armani tank, Alice and Olivia skirt, Emilio Pucci purse and cuff, MeleneKent necklace and Jimmy Choo heels.  Alisa- Alexander Wang dress, Roberto Cavalli heels, arm band from NYC and headpiece from St. Thomas.

 

Check out some of the fab guests we were lucky enough to catch and photograph before they took to the dance floor…

Gina Morda, Co-Chair of the MFA Summer Party, in a Derek Lam dress, Tiffany diamond earrings, own diamond rings and bracelet, and lucite clutch handmade by Gina herself.

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Adrienne Schlow, Artist, in a Lanvin dress, her mother’s vintage jewelry, Camilla Skovgaard heels.

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Laura Baldini, Real Estate Broker, in a Calypso St. Barth gown, black pearl, silver and wood bangles from Alan Bilzarian and Yves Saint Laurent heels.

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J.C. Monahan, Anchor for NewsCenter 5, in a Monique Lhuillier gown and Swarovski Crystal earrings.

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Abby Cushman, Exec.Assistant to the Managing Partner at Trinity Partners, in a Michael De Paulo gown, Shreve Crump and Low earrings, clutch from Saks and Jimmy Choo heels.

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Sara Suarez and husband, Anchor and News Director at Univision, in a Cache dress and Jimmy Choo heels.

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Magdalena Stokalska, Jewelry Designer, in an H&M gown, her own design necklaces, Michael Kors bag, Schutz heels.

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Sarah Kim in a Roberto Rodriguez dress.   Janet Wu, Anchor at Channel 7 Boston, in a Melinda Eng gown.

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Tanya Shnaydman, Director of Corporate Development at Iconic Therapeutics, in a Diane von Furstenberg dress and L.K. Bennett heels.

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Brendan Ciecko, Entrepreneur, in a Ben Sherman suit, madras bow tie and (my fave of the night), Vivienne Westwood shoes.

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Till next time fashionistas! We’ll be looking for you….

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~A&J