Jul 2, 2013

A Gorgeous Collection: The Peruvian Connection

About a month ago I was invited to the opening of Annie Hurlbut's gorgeous boutique on 
Boston's retail hub Newbury Street, The Peruvian Connection.

The store was absolutely beautiful and unlike any I would have ever typically 
ventured into and Annie is one of the sweetest and genuine people I have met in the somewhat uppity section of Boston.

It all started with Annie's love for Anthropology and her time studying in Peru.
Each design is original and unique and there will only be six stores in the United States
(Boston being the last and clearly, best.)

So many of her pieces are cleverly made to be flattering in a manner that made me want to skip through the shop snapping up everything that caught my eye.

Her jersey dresses are double layered which creates a favorable silhouette 
for even the most self-conscious of women while she uses Pima cotton (the softest and finest cotton in the world) for countless pieces.

Her use of color and mix of eclectic with current trends makes her brand unique
with an obvious forecast of serious longevity. 

This picture serves no purpose other than to remind me that I should have 
asked her where she found this beautiful couch.

Annie also uses Alpaca (which is so much softer than cashmere) and originally began working with Peruvians to give the sweaters they had been creating, more flair - effectively helping them to expand their market within North America.

Her company believes in and conducts itself wholeheartedly to Fair Trade standards (they do not own any production facilities in Peru) and creates many economic opportunities for the women of South America.

Thank you Annie, for sharing your story and your exquisite creations with me.

If you happen to be near one of her six stores (also in San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C, Kansas City, Santa Fe and London) pop in and let me know your thoughts.

Epitomizing summer ease, our sarong-style skirt is a double layer of deep blue pima (51%) and modal (49%) jersey. A drapy, faux-wrap panel swings with every step.
I recently received the most gorgeous white Museo skirt (unfortunately now sold out but similar to the Souk skirt shown above) and cannot wait to share it with you!

Our dip-dyed t-shirt dress shifts from grenadine to berry to papaya. Wide scoop neck; raw-edged trim; banded hem; in cotton (97%) and spandex (3%) jersey.

A dress as laid-back as summer itself, in striped pima (51%) and modal (49%) jersey with knot-tied tank straps and a softly draped neckline. Shipped as a set with our raw-edged jersey tee in Off-White.

Sparkle and shine in our show-stopping beaded black silk sheath. Adorned in metallic Art Nouveau beadwork, embroidery and sequins; styled with a circular yoke and princess seaming.
More of my favorites: 1, 2, 3

Which piece is your favorite?


  1. Gorgeous shop and pieces!
    Love that last dress so!
    And you ladies look amazing, too :)


  2. EVERYTHING is so gorgeous! I am really loving that Souk Skirt! :)

  3. Wow what gorgeous patterns and textures! I need to stop by her store before I leave! I'm in love with that skirt... and also that couch :) xx

  4. Such beautiful pieces! I really like that pinkish/red dress, 3rd one from the bottom.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. i need that couch in my new apartment. NEED! anyway, i love that blue/white ikat printed dress in your photos of the shop above and the skirt you got looks so cute!

  6. I love the eclectic look of this shop - it really reminds me of Anthro. I'll have to find it next time I'm in Chicago!

  7. those dresses are gorgeous .. omg im in love !


  8. Oh, I love each & every piece! So fun & unique.


  9. That store looks great and I hear the shopping on Newberry Street is awesome,

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  10. That couch is going to be mine! I love the sweater next to the hat on the trunk. Do you know if she plans on expanding to a menswear market?

  11. I'm with you, Georgina - the pink couch has stolen my heart!!

  12. Annie was so fabulous and passionate about the brand- made it infectious. I am holding out until the fall collection- can't wait for a few pieces!


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