Charlotte Ronson (pictured right), designer of her namesake New York-bred contemporary fashion line, and Sells & Co. owner Liz Sells (pictured left) hosted a shindig and fashion show featuring Ronson's Spring/Summer 2012 collection at Stanhope Street lounge/restaurant Red Lantern last night. Before Charlotte's DJ sister Samantha got behind the turntables and the models stepped out onto the runway, we snagged the duo for a quick Q&A:
So Boston and fashion, I have to know -- what do you think of our style, Charlotte?
Ronson: I just got here this afternoon and have been inside the hotel but I've seen a few bellhop uniforms that are pretty stylish.
Since the collection already showed at New York Fashion Week, most people have already seen the Spring 2012 collection. What do you hope the Boston audience will take away now that they'll be able to see it in person?
Ronson: I work hard to make the collection wearable, but also you want it to stand out and be different and recognizable as a brand. This season I took a more feminine, ladylike approach with a lot of crochet and lace, but kept a little bit of a grunge taste to it.
Sells: I think people who see this show tonight should know that practically everything that walks will be available for purchase right away. It's not like when you go to New York Fashion Week and a lot of pieces don't end up being produced.
Ronson: Also, price-wise those [runway] pieces aren't always affordable.
Charlotte, I heard a little rumor that you were thinking about branching into home goods, any truth to the matter?
Ronson: You never know what's possible! Nothing's signed or going on at this moment but I'm definitely looking into different areas.
And Liz, you're celebrating your Newbury Street pop-up, what were you thinking when you were bringing labels into this location?
Sells: I wanted to bring in labels to Boston from New York that you can't get in the surrounding areas. I wanted to bring that "take a risk and see what happens outside the box" style into the store.
What do you both have on your holiday wishlist?
Ronson: Maybe just to go on holiday... somewhere sunny and warm.
Sells: I just want to keep my kids and my family blessed... just to sleep one or two nights a week all the way through the night! Keep my kids sleeping through the night, that's what Santa can bring me.
You can shop the Sells & Co. pop-up location at 116 Newbury St. It will remain open through the end of December.
[images via Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff]
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