HubThreads: Celebrating Boston Street Style

Meet Shari. We caught up with her at the opening reception of "Sanctuary" by the Safarani sisters at Amalgam on Newbury St.

Photo by Diana Levine

Critics say this city has no style. We’re here to prove them wrong. Welcome to HubThreads, where we chat with the most stylish people we find out and about in Boston. Think you or someone you know has the best street style? Let us know.


I love this outfit, where did you get it? This is H&M, but I bought it at Boomerangs thrift store.

No way, which one? I think it was the JP location because I used to work there.

I live in JP! I’m usually really focused on the furniture at Boomerangs. It used to be a Saturday ritual and then I had to stop. Well that’s why it’s called Boomerangs right? You have to bring the stuff back and it cycles through. I’m actually working for AIDS Action Committee now and am here tonight to support the show’s curator, Olivia.  She’s going to work with us on ARTcetera in 2018.

I was just speaking to your colleague! Yes, we’re all here to show support.

Where do you live in Boston? I live in Brookline Village.

Are you from this area originally? Yup, JP, born and raised.

You rarely hear of people who are actually from the city. I know! People come for college, and then they stay for a little while, and then they leave.

Do you have any style icons? Oh so many! Audrey Hepburn is a big one, but I also really love Iris Apfel and I really love the blog, Man Repeller. I love mixing up eclectic, vintage and classic.

How would you describe your own style? Off-duty actress, which I am actually.

You’re an actress! I do theater, I’ve dabbled in film, but mostly I do theater. I have a show coming up at the Footlight Club in February called In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play. It’s very scandalous, have you heard of it?

I think I’ve heard of it, but I’ve never seen it, I’ll have to check it out. It’s about the invention of the vibrator and how it was used to treat hysteria patients. I play the wife of the doctor, so I’m not being treated, but I’m very curious.