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Ashley And KAt hess Lest you wonder whether blogging is here to stay, just take a look at the posts on thepartyof2.com. Lace rompers! Two-tone Saint Laurent satchels! Marine culottes! Always in the plural because behind every stylish entry are not one but two fashionista masterminds. Identical twins, to be exact, in the form of Ashley and Kat Hess, whose lives consist of headline coverage in Boston’s society pages and answering daily fan mail from budding fashionistas (“They thank us for the ‘inspo,’” says Ashley). The “inspo” for the twins is their mother, Linda Holliday, the esteemed other half of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. “Simply stated,” says Kat, “no one’s had a greater influence on me than my mother.” To which Ashley adds, “My mother and role model opened her own boutique without ever having done anything remotely like that before.” Well, the apple doesn’t fall far: The twins, both Phillips Andover graduates now in their senior year at Trinity College, are blazing their own path and earning a reputation for precisely choosing what’s in, hot, and now, now, now. The cooler-Than-cool spring ouTfiT, according To ashley: “White high-waisted culottes; white cropped, sleeveless turtleneck; a lilac duster; and gray suede mules with a pair of Céline Audrey sunglasses.” according To KaT: “A two-piece suede set: shorts just barely peeking out from under a belted jacket, in a teddy-bear shade of mustard, paired with cornflower-blue lace-up sandals, long navy shoulder bag, and printed silk neckerchief.” The f-bomb, according To KaT: “The two f ’s—fringe and faux fur—are having a huge moment this spring. Pastel faux fur is huge.” according To ashley: “A lot of designers are playing with some of the most iconic looks of the ’60s and ’70s. Fringe, suede, and denim are everywhere.” a sTylish day in bosTon, according To ashley: “We’d start at Blackbird Doughnuts with a blackberry lavender doughnut and tall drip, then head to the Harvard Art Museums. We’d finish with dinner at Sorellina or Ostra—both are longtime loves, and I’m in no hurry to ditch them for something newer.”

“fringe and faux fur are having a huge moment.” —kat hess

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Boston Common - 2015 - Issue 1 - Spring - Jordana Brewster  

Jordana Brewster

Boston Common - 2015 - Issue 1 - Spring - Jordana Brewster  

Jordana Brewster

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