Event to take place at The Mall at Chestnut Hill on May 3 and supports
Dress for Success Boston, a nonprofit that helps women with their career

Boston, MA – An afternoon high tea and fashion show celebrating the Boston Globe Magazine’s 10th annual Most Stylish Bostonians list will be held from 2 to 4 pm, Sunday, May 3 at the Mall at Chestnut Hill. This event will support Dress for Success Boston, a nonprofit organization helping women dress and network for success.

The afternoon of fun, food and fashion on the runway will showcase spring looks from Bloomingdale’s, styled by Rachel Raczka, a Boston Globe fashion contributor.

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

“This is the perfect outing for a mother-daughter date or just a girls’ day out,” said Jane Bowman, Boston Globe Media Partners, Vice President Marketing and Sales Development. “Not only can you see the latest in spring styles, but you can help other women get the business attire they need to succeed in their careers.”

Tickets are $75 and available through www.bostonglobe.com/tea. Dress for Success Boston will receive $20 for each ticket sold. The Mall at Chestnut Hill is the presenting sponsor.

The 10th annual Most Stylish Bostonians list was announced in the April 12 Globe Magazine, celebrating tastemakers who “set the city’s trends.”

The 2015 Most Stylish honorees were:

  • Jean Wang, marketing manager at M.Gemi and a style blogger
  • Sam Vanderhoop Lee and Alex Caplow, musicians with the band Magic Man
  • Khiara M. Bridges, ballerina, associate professor of law and anthropology at BU
  • Lauren Wells, founder, Lauren Wells Events
  • Philip Saul, owner, Sault New England
  • Alina Roytberg and Lev Glazman, co-founders of Fresh
  • Anthony W. Richards II, executive director, Youth Design
  • Graciela Rivas Leslin, designer and cofounder, Graciela Rivas
  • Jordan Piantedosi, artist, MassArt student

Jean Wang, 27, of Boston recently moved from a job in finance to fashion as part of the marketing team with M.Gemi. Her blog, ExtraPetite.com, which began with a focus on building a wardrobe that didn’t look like a college closet, has taken off.

Sam Vanderhoop Lee and Alex Caplow, 24 and 25, of Newton are with the band Magic Man. Band members have a similar classic Americana style that they stick with onstage, nothing too flashy or extravagant.

Jordan Piantedosi, 27, of Braintree is an artist and MassArt student. She says Anime TV character Revolutionary Girl Utena was her earliest role model. In art school, she said, people are accepting but in Boston, people stare. She doesn’t want the attention, but feels strongly about dressing however she wants and giving others permission to do so.

Khiara M. Bridges, 35, of South Boston is a ballerina and associate professor of law and anthropology at Boston University. Being a dancer influenced her fashion, she said, as dancers express themselves through dress. She has a tattoo of peacock feathers on her back, hibiscus on her ankles and calves, and law casebooks on her arms.

Anthony W. Richards II, 30, of Dorchester is executive director of Youth Design. He typically wears a crisp white shirt, usually with a navy blue suit. He might add a pocket square to dress up things.

Lauren Wells, 29, of South Boston is founder of Lauren Wells Events. As the owner of her own business, Wells can wear rompers and shorts to work. Her personal dress rule is to always be original and true to herself.

Graciela Rivas Leslin, 33, of the North End in Boston is a designer and cofounder of Graciela Rivas. After moving to Boston nine years ago, Leslin began experimenting with designs. Her first piece was a one-sleeve cocktail dress in a brocade floral print. She describes herself as “girly girl” and loves wearing high heels.

Philip Saul, 40, of Boston’s South End is the owner of Sault New England, a men’s clothing store. Saul said he wouldn’t buy anything for the store he wouldn’t wear. He could not live without a well-made oxford shirt, which he keeps rumpled so customers don’t think they have to iron their shirts.

Alina Roytberg and Lev Glazman, 53 and 54, of Boston, are cofounders of Fresh. Glazman loves knits, T-shirts, a great pair of jeans and basics. He is all about comfort. A cashmere sweater is a wardrobe staple. Roytberg says dressing is all about your underpinnings, lingerie and shoes, because that’s where it all begins. She says shoes put an extra zap in your step.


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