Articles by Katie Day


4 ways to survive winter fashionably

on Jan. 10, 2013, at 4:28 a.m.
We’re from Maine, we love to ski. And admit it, you don’t always want to look like a puffball while you’re out on the slopes, but you still want to be warm. Keep reading to find out the best ways to stay warm on the slopes and maybe even make …

Holiday Gift Guide: Local Edition, pt.1

on Dec. 07, 2012, at 5:35 a.m.
Many of you have started your Christmas shopping, or at least I hope so, but if you’re still looking for a few great gifts for your mom, sister, or best friend, I’ve got you covered. Check out the list below to see some of my top gifts for her, all …

A new way to shop this Friday

on Nov. 21, 2012, at 6:54 p.m.
Will you be joining the masses this Thursday night? Rushing through Target for the hottest toys or battling the crowds for Walmart’s top electronics? After you’re done pushing, shoving, and possibly (but hopefully not) gettinI sprayed with mace in your quest for great gifts, swing by Downtown Bangor. The downtown …

Maine native takes passion for photography, fashion to New York City

on Oct. 29, 2012, at 5:57 p.m.
How would you like to meet and photograph fashion designers and attend New York Fashion Week, twice? Sounds cool, right? Well this was reality for Maine native Maranda Bouchard. Bouchard became interested in photography during her time at Bangor High. “I definitely lived in photo class and in the dark room …

Calling all creative folks!

on Oct. 16, 2012, at 1:26 p.m.
Halloween is fast approaching, which means its time to get costumes. But buying those Halloween store costumes can get stale. This year, I want to think outside of the big box store. This is where you all come in. Let me know what you’re going to be doing for Halloween–will …

Maine designer talks about her collection filia

on Sept. 29, 2012, at 12:15 p.m.
I first stumbled upon Kate O’Toole’s designs on Etsy and immediately loved her fun prints and classic styles. When I saw she was a Mainer I could’t help reaching out to her for an interview. Take a look at my interview wit her below to see what her collection, filia, …

EMMC Auxiliary Hosting Bag Ali Fall/Holiday Handbag Collection

on Sept. 26, 2012, at 9:37 p.m.
Hey, all! I’ve been a delinquent blogger for the past couple of weeks, but never fear. I’m back and I’ve got some awesome stuff to share with you! Starting with this press release. It sounds like a super fun event with some really awesome handbags (check out the pics below!) …

Noon By Noor, Fashion Show Photos

on Sept. 19, 2012, at 2:41 p.m.
Maybe it was just because this was the first fashion show I’d ever been to, but I thought this show was amazing! The lights, the music, the fashion– everything worked perfectly together. Check out the photos and see if you think the designs are as awesome as I did!

Mathieu Mirano Presentation

on Sept. 18, 2012, at 11:28 p.m.
I love the presentation style of Mathieu Mirano’s show. I got to get a really fun, up-close look at all the clothes and some great pictures! Take a look at the beautiful dresses (and catch a glimpse of smiling models, always nice to see):

Angel Sanchez Presentation

on Sept. 18, 2012, at 11:14 p.m.
Check out these awesome photos form the Angel Sanchez Presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. I love all of these gorgeous dresses, and the geometric jewelry was a cool touch.

A Mainer’s look at NY Fashion Week

on Sept. 12, 2012, at 5:15 p.m.
This past week I juggled my time between Hofstra and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Bright lights, celebrities, models and beautiful clothes filled the area around Lincoln Center, and I was thrilled to be a part of it for the first time. After attending runway shows and fashion …

Fashion’s Night Out NYC, a first-hand look

on Sept. 08, 2012, at 11:13 a.m.
September 6, The start of Fashion Week. For many it passes by just like any other day, but this year I decided to throw myself head first into the ever elusive (and crazy) world of Fashion. I started with Fashion’s Night Out; an evening full of sales, music, and general …

Bar Harbor Fashion Night Out, shopping, food, music

By Katie Day on Sept. 05, 2012, at 7:43 p.m.
Bar Harbor is taking a cue from New York City with their second Fashion Night Out. On September 6, the town will be booming with fashion, music and food. In 2009 New York City held it’s first Fashion’s Night Out; a night filled with shopping, celebrities, and entertainment. Now, there …

Bar Harbor Fashion Night, shopping, music, fun

on Sept. 05, 2012, at 12:33 p.m.
Bar Harbor is taking a cue from New York City with the second annual Bar Harbor Fashion Night Out. On September 6, the town will be booming with fashion, music, and food. In 2009 New York City held it’s first Fashion’s Night Out; an event filled with shopping, celebrities, and …

Vintage, clothing, jewelry, good food at Picnic Portland

on Aug. 28, 2012, at 3:07 p.m.
With all the excitement of the Folk Festival and Picnic Portland this weekend, I recruited fellow blogger, Ashley Jordan of Sweet William to give me a hand. She headed to Portland for their annual Picnic Festival, and she gave us an overview of the fabulous festival vendors. Thanks, Ashley! Saturday …

American Folk Festival Best-Dressed

on Aug. 28, 2012, at 12:56 p.m.
The American Folk Festival was back in town, and I scoured the festival, looking for attendees with awesome style. I was impressed by what I found. While there were lots of nicely dressed people, these were the ones whose fashion choices really stood out.

J. Crew uses Maine as a backdrop

on Aug. 24, 2012, at 12:25 p.m.
After seeing my post about Gap’s “Maine Collection” a couple friends and colleagues pointed out that J. Crew took some inspiration from Maine this year too. The section of company’s fall style guide, “The Maine Attraction”, was shot in our very own Portland, ME. The spread beautifully showcases not only …

Must read fashion sources

on Aug. 23, 2012, at 1:38 p.m.
So, you want to be in fashion? Maybe you want to be a designer, a photographer, a journalist, or a stylist. No matter what position you’re coveting, there’s some basic information that you need to know. I compiled this list of sources from my own personal collection, and the collections …

Gap infant clothing line inspired by Maine

on Aug. 22, 2012, at 11:07 a.m.
With fall approaching, Gap has debuted a new line of infant clothing, inspired by the state of Maine. The line, aptly named “The Maine Collection”, features jackets, pants, onesies, and even shoes made for infants sizes 0 to 24 months. Everything from the prints on the fabrics to the cozy …

Goodwill has back-to-school savings

on Aug. 20, 2012, at 3:42 p.m.
You all know how much I love Goodwill. I had an awesome time taking a group of girls shopping at the Bangor location this summer and I’ve found numerous great deals at Goodwill stores all across Maine. That’s why I’m writing this post, to share my love for Goodwill– and to …