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Polished Magazines Spring 2012 Issue

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  • Spring 2012

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  • Letters from theThis spring, POLISHED explores the tales of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel in classic fai-rytale fashion. Weve brought the beauty and power of these tales into this springs articles. Help us pay homage to the tales of our local heroines Joan Morris, Ashley Joncas, and Joan Hornig, who all use fashion to deliver a meaningful message. And dont think weve forgotten your favorites. Check out the latest hot spots, fashion finds, and street style. Complete your journey with a look at our whimsical photo shoot Enchanted Encounters, and let your own fairytale unfold. Will you find your Prince Charming? Or will you go mad for Maleficent? In the meantime, enjoy all of the magic that POLISHED has to offer this spring.

    Holly StephensManaging Editor



    FOUNDERRichard Bath

    FACULTY ADVISORStephen Fischer

    MANAGING EDITORHolly Stephens

    CREATIVE DIRECTORShawnda Shaffer

    ART DIRECTORRachel Coelho

    FACULTY EDITORBecky Kennedy

    EDITORSCourtney AmbergLindsay FeeneyMona Zecevic

    ASSISTANT ART DIRECTORSSara BamberAna ShoresEmily Carr


    BLOGGING DIRECTORCourtney Amberg


    ADVERTISING TEAMAshleigh CopelandBetsy DiacatosAlexa FrascoJulie Pomphrette

    STYLISTSShawnda ShafferKara Laurent


    AD GRAPHICSAdam CaporiccioEmily CarrAna Shores

    MODELSJessica Clements, Maggie Inc.Allyson Duval, Model ClubOlivia Guiney, Maggie Inc.Esther Eva Gunnarsdottir, ClickKendra Richards, Maggie Inc.Matthew Rondeau, Click


    On the coverPhotographer: Oliver KlinkModel: Esther Eva Gunnarsdottir, ClickCouture: Neiman Marcus- Long-sleeve sheer crystal beaded gown with side slitJewelry: Neiman Marcus- Alexis Bittar- Crystal tear-drop earring

    POLISHED Magazine is printed by Wing Pressbeau@wingpress.com

    POLISHED Magazine is produced withgraphic design support from theGraphic Design League at Lasell College.Visit us at www.graphicdesignleague.com

    1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466 | www.lasell.edu


    Dear Readers,

    I am writing to offer a very special thank you to two lovely, accomplished students who have used their organizational skills and creative talents to enhance the professional quality of POLISHED Magazine.

    Managing Editor Holly E. Stephens will be graduating with honors from Lasell College this May, with a degree in Fashion Communication & Promotion. Holly has par-ticipated in POLISHED since arriving at Lasell in 2008. For the past two years, she has proved to be a remark-able leader. She has carefully blended dedication to the magazines mission with skilled management, which has resulted in striking improvement of each issue.

    In addition to being the President of the GDL, Rachel Coelho has served as Art Director for POLISHED Maga-zine for the past two issues. Rachel will be graduating with high honors this May with a degree in Graphic De-sign. Rachels gift of quiet competency under the strain of daily deadlines has been more than impressive. She has realized goals in a team atmosphere with grace and good humor.

    It is very much a mixed blessing to be sending these capable young women off to make their way in the world. I hope they realize how much POLISHED has grown under their astute leadership.

    Thank you, Holly and Rachel. With confidence and pride, we will be watching you shine in your profes-sional lives.

    Sincerely,Professor Lynn Blake, MFA-IAEditor-in-Chief

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  • BEAUTY2 Luxe LifeWriter: Betsy DiactosGraphic Designer: Kristen Fitzgerald

    ART4 No Permission: The Art of Being AshleyWriters: Betsy DiactosGraphic Designer: Rachel Coelho

    ON THE COVER8 Enchanted EncountersVendors: Neiman Marcus & G&G Creations

    BOSTON FASHION 18 KarmaloopWriter: Sandra BrazinskaiteGraphic Designer: Emily Carr

    TRENDS20 Style Q&AWriter: Lindsay Feeney Graphic Designer: Elise Cronlund

    22 Street StyleWriter: Mona ZecevicGraphic Designer: Alissa Polillio

    CULTURE23 The Evolution of a Raw ArtistWriter: Briana St. JacquesGraphic Designer: Andrew Ranalli

    POLITICS24 Is the MBTA Being Fare?Writer: Emily ContradaGraphic Designer: Sydnee Nelson

    HOT SPOTS25 Marked in PavementWriter: Emily ContradaGraphic Designer: Elise Cronlund

    COMMUNITY26 Philanthropy as an Art FormWriter: L. Angel MoralesGraphic Designer: Renee Breau

    28 Keeping Up with the JoaniesWriter: Danielle CutilloGraphic Designer: Ana Shores


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  • How the MiniLuxe Spa takes the mysteryout of nail care












    Lux eLi f e

    Question: When you want to get a manicure or a pedi-cure, do you choose the high-end spa that offers fabu-lous, but wickedly overpriced services? Or do you opt for the mom-and-pop nail salon at your local strip mall where you can get a fast, cheap manicure, but at the risk of contracting diseases such as athletes foot and HPV? The answer is simple: neither place. This is because on Newbury Street, in Boston, expert technicians offer a flawless mani-pedi for a great price in a clean, sterile environment.

    MiniLuxe was started because getting your nails done should be a worry-free service, says Jennifer Tang, manager of the New-bury Street MiniLuxe.

    The philosophy of MiniLuxe is about bringing a little bit of luxury time into a womans busy life. You dont have to make an ap-pointment weeks in advance; you can just pop into MiniLuxe for a

    mere thirty minutes and leave feeling pampered, with beautifully crafted nails. You can also luxe up your service with indulgent add-ons, such as a neck and shoulder massage, while your nails dry. In its salons, MiniLuxe carries hard-to-find beauty products from brands such as LaLicious, LemonAide, Hanky Panky, and Sara Happ Lip Scrubbs, as well as its own line of MiniLuxe prod-ucts and polish. MiniLuxe wants you to have the most refreshing one-stop shopping experience possible.

    But what really sets MiniLuxe apart from other spas is an attention to detail, when it comes to cleanliness.

    We are planning on transforming the entire nail industry and upgrading hygiene standards across the board! says Tang.

    The MiniLuxe salons are hospital-grade sterile. A slew of experts have had their hand in creating MiniLuxes high standard of sani-

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  • The philosophy of MiniLuxe is about bringing a little bit

    of luxury time into a womans busy day-

    to-day life. How the MiniLuxe Spa takes the mystery

    out of nail care

    -Betsy Diacatos












    tation. Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Carolyn Siegal helped design the manicure process to ensure a clean and safe service environment. The tubs used for pedicures do not have jets, because jet tubs recirculate the water, which can cause the spread of infectious diseases. All nail files are single use, and the stainless steel imple-ments Miniluxe uses are sterilized in an autoclave, which applies extreme heat and pressure to kill off bacteria, a method often used by dentists and surgeons to clean medical instruments.

    Unlike some other nail salons, MiniLuxe is very open about its sanitation processes, and its Window of Hygiene allows cus-tomers to witness firsthand how the technicians clean and sterilize their equipment.

    Tang warns, Be careful- some salons put their tools in medical packaging for show to give the impression that they are sterilizing their tools.

    MiniLuxe promises never to use any mystery products to try to cut corners. All the products they use and carry are name brand, and they never water down their lotion. Concerned with its carbon footprint, MiniLuxe offers nail polish that is 3 free, meaning that the nail polish does not contain DBPs, formaldehyde, or toluene, all harsh chemicals that can be found in cheaper nail polishes. Other natural treatments offered include the Kleanspa service, which uses natural scrubs and body butters.

    When giving manicures, the technicians work only with the natural nail. They are all highly trained professionals, artists in their craft, who stick to a strict step-by-step process. Dont worry! If your nails chip within the first three days of your service, you can come in and get them fixed for free. Men are even raving about MiniLuxe, including some Boston Celtics players who have stopped in to make an appearance.

    The small MiniLuxe chain has six locations. The Newton spa opened in 2007, while Newbury Street, Chestnut Hill, Lexington, and Brookline spas followed soon after. To add to the bunch, a Wellesley location is opening in the near future. MiniLuxe has won the Best of Boston title from Boston Magazine for three years in a row, has won awards from the Improper Bostonian, and has received rave reviews from publications such as The Boston Globe, DailyCandy, and Lucky.






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  • If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission. Lasell College sophomore Ashley Joncas lives by this mantra. I feel like so many people are afraid of stepping out of the box and tak-ing a chance, she said.

    Ashley Joncas is an extremely talented art-ist an