Fairview Corner will be decked at as models strut in styles from Top It Off Accessories and Fabutique. Show starts at 7 p.m.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Stylish models will strut Spring Street showing off the latest fashions from Top It Off, Fabutique, while making Fairview Corner the coolest place to be on Thursday night.
No, you won't be hallucinating on Thursday night when you see sexy models strutting down a red carpet on Spring Street in West Roxbury. The ladies of Fairview Corner are holding a fashion mob sidewalk show. Last year's Fashion Mob was a roaring success -- and Thursday's event from 6 to 9 p.m., with the show starting at 7 -- will surely top its predecessor. "You can expect to see the hottest trends of the season strut the red carpet, from color and lace to the perfect sun dresses and havianas!" said Marika Gaurenszky, owner of Fabutique. "The Fashion Mob is back and better than ever. Top It Off kicks off spring and summer with its fabulous color stories from head-to-toe," said Ashley Boiardi, retail manager for Top It Off. "The ever …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Elizabeth Hoenscheid will work to crush the gender pay gap.
To mark Equal Pay Day on April 9, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the members of his Women’s Workforce Council, including Elizabeth Hoenscheid, CEO of Top It Off, in West Roxbury. "I am delighted and honored to be a part of Mayor Menino’s Women’s Workforce Council. There is a lot of work to be done to realize pay equity, and it’s an honor to be part of a great group of women who are shinning the spotlight on this important issue," said Hoenscheid to Patch. The council will tackle challenges facing Boston’s working women with its first priority to address the wage gap, as Boston seeks to become the first major city to achieve pay equity for women. Council members include women from leaders in engineering, medicine, law, technology …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Kalember Dune's Shirley Walsh, owner of the block of Fairview Corner, thrilled about Mayor's charge for pay equity.
One of the main points of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's State of the City address was gender equality. Menino announced the forming of "Women on Main”, a new networking forum for women-owned businesses in Boston’s Main Streets districts. Women-owned businesses like the block of Fairview Corner, which touts a row of all women-owned businesses: Kalembar Dune, Top It Off, Fabutique, and BakerBaker. The block is owned by Shirley Walsh, who also owns Kalembar Dune. Menino's speech really struck a chord with Walsh. "As a woman, mother of two daughters, and business owner in Boston, grateful for being educated at one of the premier all-girls public schools in Boston (Girls' Latin School - now sadly demised) I am thrilled by the focus and …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Donning Top It Off and Fabutique apparel, models strutted their stuff down Spring Street as West Roxbury made its nightly commute past the sidewalk runway.
Models strutted down a red carpet on Spring Street's sidewalk in Top It Off and Fabutique garb as the 36 bus passed by on Thursday night. Commuters honked horns and rubbernecked to get a glance of the spectacle - the first (and hopefully annual) Fashion Mob Fairview Corner Fashion Show. More than 100 people lined against the commercial stores on the stretch of 162 to 170 Spring Street while trendy tunes from Justin Timberlake, Usher and Rihanna provided the soundtrack. Among the crowd was Raffaella Thomas, "I think it's great. They should have more of these. It gets people to shop." In Thomas' hand was a shopping bag with a newly purchased item from Top It Off inside. "It's better than a dream!" said Shirley Walsh, owner of Kalembar Dune…
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Fashion Show is at 6:30 p.m. on November 1 in front of Top It Off, Fabutique, Kalembar Dune and more. Runway models will show off this winter's styles.
While not confirmed with local historians, it is believed that on November 1, West Roxbury’s firstever Fashion Mob will take place - making Spring Street a "pop-up runway." “Top it Off and Fabutique are putting a fashionable twist on the flash mob concept! We are rolling out the red carpet and shining the spotlight on the latest Fall fashions in women’s clothing and accessories - right out on our sidewalk!” said Ashley Boiardi, retail manager of Top It Off. Fairview Corner - the stretch of commercial stores from 162 to 170 Spring Street - continues its fashionable upgrade. For the Fashion Mob, models will walk the sidewalk in front of the stores at 6:30 p.m. donning contemporary clothing from Fabutique, paired with fabulously chic …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Top It Off continues it's dominance of being one of the most fashionable spots in West Roxbury with its latest line of accessories.
Top It Off and its accessories have been a part of the renaissance of new West Roxbury. The business quickly made an impression on Boston residents by virtue of winning Boston Main Streets' Holiday Window Contest in 2011, an online voting contest. Enjoy some of the "fabulous fall products that we just unveiled in our store front" said Ashley Boiardi.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Top It Off donated several auction items for tonight's silent auction, and lent 'Lola' the mannequin to model a Brunswick hat and Big Island scarf.
As an editor I often end up with odd things in my car. Maybe it's freshly picked basil, or an orange cone being used a parking spot saver - but yesterday, for me, I had the oddest thing ever in my car: A dressed up mannequin. The lovely ladies of Top It Off have donated several items for tonight's unofficial mayor of West Roxbury event, which includes a silent auction. Top It Off lent West Roxbury Patch.com a mannequin, nicknamed Lola, who is showing of the silent auction items: a Brunswick hat, Big Island Scarf and $50 gift certificate to Top It Off. Stop by tonight at the Irish Social Club at 7 p.m. when the doors open. A suggested donation is $10 at the door that goes to area Parkway charities.
Monday, March 5, 2012
New businesses Bella's Bargain Box and Fabutique have joined Top It Off and Kalembar Dune to bring new life to corner of Spring and Baker streets.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release. A once long neglected retail building at the corner of Spring and Baker Streets is now renewed and renamed. Fairview Corner is now the new home to several women-owned businesses. Fairview Corner has opened its doors with over 3,000 square feet of commercial space and ample customer parking in the rear of the building. Four of the structure’s five units are now occupied by female business owners with a focus on female customers. Building owner Shirley Walsh is excited to offer this unique space to the community. “Fairview Corner will not only bring new and fresh ideas to the block, it is bringing women together to thrive in business,” she said. Walsh adds that she is optimistic about …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Mayor Thomas Menino congratulated Top It Off co-owner Elizabeth Hoenscheid for winning citywide Deck the Windows contest.
Top It Off co-owner Elizabeth Hoenscheid put a shawl on Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. The Mayor smiled and let it be known that he's not the kind of guy who wears red shawls. Minutes before, Menino awarded first place to Top It Off for winning the Deck the Windows of Boston Main Streets contest. The contest took place in Boston's 18 Main Streets districts, with more than 350 small businesses decorating their windows, with the winner being chosen through an online survey. In a quick ceremony emceed by Janet Wu, Top It Off was crowned the champion of the contest. Hoenscheid received a plaque for the storefront display. She spoke about the window before the ceremony. "The inspiration was this dress," said Hoenscheid, pointing to a red dress …