Friday, May 17, 2013
Models strutted down Spring Street styling and profiling in Top It Off and Fabutique jewelry, clothing and accessories.
From a trainwreck in 2010, to a red carpet fashion show with sexy models strutting Spring Street in the newest spring and summer fashions. In a nutsheel, that's the three-year turnaround of Fairview Corner in West Roxbury. Back in 2010, Kalembar Dune owner Shirley Walsh bought the block of stores she has since named Fairview Corner. Kalembar Dune had been in business on the block since 2005. "In 2010 there was just the barber shop, and a real estate office. It was a trainwreck before," said Walsh, before the second Fairview Corner Fashion Show on Thursday night. The first one took place in November last year. She added, "I'm so excited. It's like when your kids come home with straight A's on their report card." Since Walsh's acquisition…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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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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 …
Friday, December 21, 2012
It was a close contest, but West Roxbury's Fabutique came up short in the end to Dorchester’s Back to Life Chiropractic & Wellness.
West Roxbury's Fabutique narrowly came in second place in Boston's Deck the Windows contest. For 2012, bragging rights for the best business holiday window goes to Dorchester’s Back to Life Chiropractic & Wellness. Allston’s Stingray came in third. This is the third year of the storefront decorating competition that features 20 Boston Main Streets districts and had more than 400 small businesses competing. The three-week-long contest began on November 20, and there was more than 4000 online votes to determine the winner. But the holiday fun isn't stopping at Fabutique, it's about shopping at Fabutique. Fabutique's owner Marika Gaurenszky is hosting a “Guy's Stress Free Shopping Event” on Sat., Dec. 22 from 3-5 p.m. This event will …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Vote for West Roxbury's Fabutique, which was in second place as of Monday night.
Fabutique needs your help! Voting in the citywide Deck the Windows contest ends today at noon and the West Roxbury boutique is in second place. Vote for Fabutique here! The Deck the Windows contest is a friendly competition for businesses to show off their creativity while promoting Boston Main Streets business districts by decorating their storefronts for the holidays. As of 7:10 p.m. on Monday night, 3,359 votes had been cast and Back to Life Chiropractic & Wellness of the St. Mark’s Area Main Street area was in first plac with 957 votes. Fabutique was close behind with 907 votes. Voting ends at noon today. So what are you waiting for - click on the link and vote for Fabutique?!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Fabutique's neighboring West Roxbury store, Top It Off, won the whole thing last year. Can a West Roxbury store take home the crown in the online voting contest for best holiday window in Boston?
Fabutique has been chosen as the West Roxbury representative among 20 citywide finalists for Boston's Deck the Windows of Boston Main Streets contest. And like everything that Fabutique's owner Marika Gaurenszky does - it is fabulous! Fabutique's window sparkles with a sleek silver and white theme with animal figures by mannequins donning fashionable Fabutique-ness. Vote for Fabutique here! The Deck the Windows contest is a friendly competition for businesses to show off their creativity while promoting Boston Main Streets business districts by decorating their storefronts for the holidays. The contest is part of Mayor Menino’s Deck the City campaign to encouraging both residents and business owners to celebrate the holiday season by …
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 …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Shop animals draw customers in and add their own style to businesses.
Editor's note: Indie the dog of Wicked Sharp, and Rocko the dog of Busted Knuckle Bicycle Shop have been added to the photo gallery since initial publishing of this article. Don't be surprised to see a very-friendly white cat named Asimov come running at you after entering Seek Books. "He loves the customers, and as soon as the bell rings he's right there. Meow, meow - you're here to see me right?" joked Brad Kinne, the owner of the science fiction book store on Centre Street. Asimov, has heterochromia of his eyes - two different iris colors, which fits with a science fiction book store. Kinne said Asimov also came with the name because a feline rescue worker had a penchant for the famous Asimov. He also has is own Facebook page. Asimov…
Friday, April 20, 2012
Marika Gaurenszky's Fabutique has jeans, sandals and more woman's wear.
One of West Roxbury's newest and most stylish businesses is Fabutique. West Roxbury resident Marika Gaurenszky is the owner and runs the store with a fashionable dressing room. Gaurenszky sat down with West Roxbury Patch and talked about sandals, skinny jeans and feather skirts. Where are you from? Gaurenszky: I live in West Roxbury, and grew up in West Roxbury and Roslindale. I went to Mt. St. Joseph Academy. Why Fabutique? Gaurenszky: I wanted to play on fabulous and boutique. I've been selling real estate for 17 years. This is my passion - clothing. I decided to open up a boutique, and opened up on (March 1). I started doing trunk shows during the past six months prior. I was going to people’s homes and selling clothing. What is your …