• Fashion Bomb TV: How to Break into Fashion with Boutique Owner Blake Scotland

    Happy Tuesday!
    So last week I decided to do our very first on camera Breaking into Fashion interview with boutique owner Blake Scotland.

    The young Georgetown graduate is the proprietor of her eponymous men’s and women’s contemporary boutique located at 62 Clinton Street on the Lower East Side.

    I tapped her to offer a few tips to you aspiring store owners out there.

    Take a look:

    What do you think?
    For my on camera moment, I decided to embrace this season’s neon trend with a flat chiffon top by Mara Hoffman, accented by Rag & Bone colorblock skinnies (previously worn by Ashanti here), and my Kurt Geiger Greek Sandals (I also wore them to Essence’s Women in Hollywood Luncheon).

    I toned down all my patterns with an H&M conscious white denim jacket, and a pop of bright pink MAC Impassioned lipstick.

    As far as jewelry, I wore a few of my faves, including bling hoops from Shop Loveys, a Melody Ehsani I’m Fly ring, and a Noisegirl bracelet I copped at Blake Scotland.

    And there you have it!

    *Because you made it to the end of this post, Blake and I decided to collabo and give away an item carried in her store: these funky glasses by designer Samantha Smikle (retail value $145).

    I’m still unsure if I can pull those off, but I’m sure one of you can!
    Leave a comment and we’ll pick a winner at random. If you don’t want to win, please indicate so in your comment! The contest ends Wednesday May, 2nd at 12pm EST. And in the meantime, you should also check out more of Samantha’s work at shoptnemnroda.com. She’s offering Fashion Bomb readers 20% off until May 15th with the code “FashionBombMay.”
    *Photos by Marta McAdams. Video by Sam Centore.
    *Outfit Info: Mara Hoffman Flat Chiffon Top. Rag & Bone colorblock skinnies. Kurt Geiger Greek Sandals. H&M white denim jacket. Shop Loveys Hoops. Melody Ehsani I’m Fly Ring. Noisegirl bracelet. Necklace from PB & Caviar.


    Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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