The fashion triple-double this season is claimed by Jean Anne Boccaccio of West Hartford—she’s parlaying an early career in law, followed by a stay-at-home-mom role, into a new narrative as a fashion designer, she just won a Connecticut “Project Runway”-style event, and that exposure has her in the process of creating a look Steele will wear for all the world to see during an ESPN on-air appearance. (Below, Sage Steele, left, with Jean Anne Boccaccio.)
South Moon Under is opening its first Connecticut store in Westport on March 6.
Starting in April, all of Connecticut’s antiques dealers and auction houses will be featured in one convenient digital place, a new statewide Connecticut Antiques Trail website being launched as part of the state’s official tourism website, www.CTvisit.com.
Swimwear designer Mauricio Esquenazi of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2014 fame will be designing an exclusive line for Connecticut's Besita Boutique for the 2015 season.
With high-profile folks like Sage Steele of ESPN and transgender model Lauren Foster of “The Real Housewives of Miami” wearing Laleh Damiani's designs, larger-scale success and a national profile are on the horizon.