Rachel Baker

Ask The Experts: The Face Maker

LUIZ FILHO IS A LOT OF THINGS — makeup mastermind, hairstylist extraordinaire. But there’s one thing the Brazilian import is not: a diva. Sure, he primped for big names such as Mario Russo and Christian Dior before getting pulled into…

Connoisseur: Testing…KoR Teeth Whitening

NOT TOO LONG AGO, my only foray into whitening had been a flirtation with Crest Whitestrips, but then I noticed something – my teeth were looking a little, um, mushroom-colored. So I decide to brave the latest pro-whitening system on…

Connoisseur: May 2010: Let It Slide: Rachel Baker

SINCE CAPE CLOGS launched in 2006, its clogs have been eco-friendly and well made (the firm teams up with a Swedish cobbler for authenticity). But trend-wise, the comfy wooden-soled shoes were more punch line than style statement. This season, however,…

Fashion Masochist: Tattoos

SPORTING DESIGNER LOGOS on bags, belts, and other clothing has been, for the past decade or so, an acolyte’s favorite way to boast brand loyalty, if not personal spending power. But lately those status symbols have been coming in new,…

Fashion Masochist: The Toga

FOR BETTER OR WORSE, THE WORD CLASSIC HAS LONG been associated with Boston fashion. But what about classical? We are the Athens of America, after all. Well, designers from Thakoon to Diane von Furstenberg have just rolled out ancient-inspired dresses…

Testing… The Brazilian Blowout

For the past year the Keratin hair treatment has been the toast of salons all over town, turning frizzy locks glossy by coating them with protein. Now, the unfortunately named Brazilian Blowout has hit the strip, promising even silkier results….

Register: Uncle Pete’s

PETER TAM WANTS HIS DEBUT CLOTHING STORE, Uncle Pete’s, to feel “like a mom-and-pop shop.” Never mind the soundtrack — songs so new even your “DJ” cousin hasn’t heard them — or the fact that the décor resembles a 28-year-old’s…

Society: Little Miss Popular

THE REGULARS WEAR PATAGONIA, and the staff at the 21st Amendment on Beacon Hill, they wear tight T-shirts. Neither are sure of what they’re seeing. Dozens of people who don’t belong are pushing into the State House watering hole. They’re…

Register: Basiques: Rachel Baker

SHERI FALK GREW up in Austin but was always obsessed with Paris—and we’re not talking Paris, Texas. Her dream to live in the City of Light became a reality in her twenties, which spawned another ambition: creating a clothing line…