»When the ICA hosted Shepard Fairey's first-ever museum survey in 2009, Boston rolled out the welcome mat — and then promptly pulled it out from under him: the BPD arrested Fairey for outstanding graffiti warrants on his way to the opening. Fortunately, it seems the street-art star doesn't hold a grudge against our fair city, as he's just teamed up with a local fashion favorite for an exclusive collab. Boston streetwear e-retailer Karmaloop tapped Fairey to create this design for its new KLP Gun Control Tee ($24), all proceeds of which will be donated to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Snag the limited-edition shirt or make a donation to the cause — which Karmaloop will match, up to $25K — at karmaloop.com.
»Looks like the wearing of the green will come early this year: on March 14, the Revere Hotel's Emerald Lounge will host An Emerald Evening, a party celebrating the 2013 Pantone color of the year and the 15th anniversary of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, dedicated to preserving Boston's 1100-acre park system. Expect fashions and beauty finds from Saks Fifth Avenue, bling from Long's Jewelers, and Boston Design Center décor curated by HGTV star Taniya Nayak, plus emerald-inspired cocktails and bites. Tickets ($50) benefit the Conservancy; grab yours at emeraldnecklace.org/calendar.
»A camouflage-covered rugby shirt with suede elbow patches. A Hawaiian shirt whose florals are overlaid with sailboat silhouettes. A Frankensteinian button-down in a mix of denim, suede, oxford, and fleece. Launched on March 2, Bodega's spring/summer 2013 collection is full of combos that shouldn't work, but somehow do. The Clearway Street store only put out its first full collection last spring, but it's clearly come a long way from its start producing a few house tees and sweatshirts. Check out the lineup — including a Vans sneaker collaboration and a rubber-treated anorak that may have you praying for April showers — in store and at bdgastore.com.
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