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Not So Shallow: The Show, JKxRG (Review by Maria Scenna)

Not So Shallow: The Show, JKxRG (Review by Maria Scenna)

Fashion may be all fluff for some people, but not so for designers Tracy Belben, Helena Grant, and Julie Kontos, who came together on September 30th, 2015, to celebrate fashion week and raise funds for Women’s Lunch Place, a Boston women’s shelter. In an event called ‘The Show,’ Race&Grant, a duo formed by jewelry artist Tracy Belben of T*Racy and handbag creator turned stylist Helena Grant, showcased eccentric jewelry pieces and bold body armor, followed by uplifting and soft floral designs by award-winning apparel designer Julie Kontos. As spectators snapped photos and posted them on Instagram under the hashtag #JKXRG2015,...


The Show

The Show

Fashion designer Julie Kontos and accessory design duo Race&Grant are reuniting on September 30, 2015 to show their SS2016 collections in an intimate Boston Fashion Week presentation The Show.    Event will feature fashion styling by H.GrantStyle and jewelry by Tracy Belben of T*Racy. Hair and makeup team lead by Sarah Galante.  Music by DJ Mac.  All Proceeds to Benefit Women's Lunch Place. Space is limited.   September 30, 2015 8:00pm Opening Reception 9:00pm Fashion Presentation 9:45pm Networking Hour                                                ...


The Name Game: Race&Grant Collection

The Name Game: Race&Grant Collection

The first time Helena and I publicly announced the idea of Race&Grant was at the Styleweek January 2014 Accessory Showcase, while I was participating under my line, T*Racy.  We created "The Amulet" and "The Clutch" as our first pieces tested among the masses. Strategically placed at the center of the table, shoppers couldn't keep their hands or eyes off our new creations.  ...So, what does a savvy entrepreneur do?  Start taking pre-orders, of course!  And boy they were a hot selling item... But there was a major problem... what do we call ourselves?!  Helena and I struggled with this during...