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Welcome to Into It, where, we chat with Boston's movers, shakers, and candlestick makers (okay, not really) about how style fits into their lives.
What makes Boston great? It's the plethora of interesting people doing interesting things. Though not always falling in the fashion realm, we think they deserve some notice. Today, we're talking to Liz Devlin. By day, Devlin is a financial analyst and newly transplanted suburbanite living in Arlington. By night, Devlin is the city's digital doyenne for all things artistic. As founder of FLUXBoston, she spends her time juggling the roles of writer, curator, and consultant—all while in her signature antique jewelry.—Justin Reis
1. Describe your style.
Accessory centric. Recently I have favored sleek, classic, monotone pieces (think 50 shades of black) that are glammed up with statement jewelry, edgy bags, or fun shoes.
2. How does your work influence your style?
I love versatility. I'm always proud when I can pull together an outfit to wear around the office during the day that also transitions into something appropriate for a gallery opening in the evening.
3. Where do you shop in Boston?
Flock, Madewell, Second Time Around, All Saints, and Good. I try to pull clothing and accessories from different sources and then mix and match when creating outfits.
4. Where do you not shop in Boston?
I can't say anyone is blacklisted for me...YET.?
5. Describe Boston's fashion sense in three words.
Considered. Burgeoning. Summer-hungry.
6. What's the one thing you can't live without?
A great pair of flats so I don't have to be that commuter in Reeboks, tubesocks, and cankles.
?7. And the one you can't live with?
Unfortunately, tall heels are a necessary evil. And whenever my feet start to hurt and I'm about to give up hope, I think about the plight of the drag queen and make it work somehow.
8. What is your biggest indulgence?
Antique jewelry. You will always find me at Cambridge Antique Market or Brimfield sifting through piles of glittery pieces. I love the thrill of the hunt.
?9. If you could only exist in one moment in time, what would it be?
The 1920s, preferably at some point before the Great Depression, as fun as that sounds.
10. And what would you be wearing?
I'd be like Coco Chanel, but with a dash of decadence. Think classic LBD, cocktail in hand, and about five necklaces too many.