Out of Pocket Style

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I love when I discover a new line I have never heard of here in Newport. When I was recently in Island Pursuit, I spotted bright and bold LSA_Girl_Product-Image_1024x1024super soft cotton tees for women with eye-catching pockets by a company called “Frocket.” Turns out, Frocket is the brainchild of a Dallas designer duo dedicated to “prep apparel, half-cut iced tea, Adirondack chairs, Highway 30A and our feet in the sand.” Trade the ice tea for a Dark n’ Story and Highway 30A for Ocean Drive and you have a style consistent with Newport sass.

“Frocket” comes from the mash-up of “front pocket,” the area the company highlights with patterns ranging from chevron and anchors to plaids, polka dots and paisleys. The line includes long and short sleeve t-shirts, tanks, shorts, women’s v-neck dresses, totes and more. This time of year is perfect for the long-sleeve tee—perfectly comfortable as they’re made of 100% ring-spun cotton, are preshrunk and soft-washed washed. At Island Pursuit, the long-sleeve tee is $40.00, but with coupon code: NEWPORTSTYLE, get 20% of your entire purchase, including Frocket at Island Pursuit. The fine print: 20% off applies to in-store and online purchases from now until November 1st. Offer is only valid on regular price items and cannot be combined with any other offer. When shopping online, get free shipping on all orders over $100.

 

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This post has been sponsored by Island Pursuit. All opinions expressed are independent and my own. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

September 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Hang It Up

10649556_897789813584334_8540772205314878198_nHow fabulous is this little sign spotted at Frazzleberries on Newport’s lower Thames Street?? They have the best signs, mostly tailored to the Newport lifestyle (Gone to Hazard’s, Gone to Bailey’s, Gooseberry Beach, If You’re Lucky Enough to Live in Newport, You’re Lucky Enough, Red Sox Fan, Just Married in Newport, etc.) plus owner Jerry and Katie can custom create signs with weddings dates, personal monograms etc. Love it!

Speaking of polo, we’re entering what might just be the best time of the year to catch Newport’s polo ponies. Now in it’s 23rd season, the Newport International Polo Series continues Saturday afternoons, starting at 4pm. Today, after the match versus Singapore, stick around for the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation and witness the art of sabrage. Weilding a replica Napoleonic sword, the sabrage demonstration will be under the direction of former Moet Hennessy expert Jeffrey Pogash (he now is a consultant for Rhode Island’s own  Cocktail Guru. Raise a glass to the competitors, and the winner, with a festive toast. Veuve Clicquot is available by the glass or by the bottle from the fieldside Twisted Pony Bar. Cheers!

September 13, 2014 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

This Evening: Darlings, Doggies and Designer Duds

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The weather is looking promising for this evening’s fifth annual Fashion Show of Canine Couture at Rough Point. All fashions will be from Bellevue Avenue boutiques and dogs will be outfitted by Wag Nation. Local residents will be the models and their four-legged friends will walk the runway on the rolling green lawn overlooking the sea.

Gates open at 5pm; show begins at 6pm. Tickets will be sold at the gate ($10, $5 for children 12 and under) with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations the  Newport Restoration Foundation and Potter League for Animals. Admission includes entry to Rough Point’s 2014 exhibit, No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke, which showcases an exquisite selection of items from Miss Duke’s closet.

 

September 11, 2014 at 7:21 am Leave a comment

Hey Y’all: Meet Southern Tide

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What happens when a Southern boy with a penchant for simple, classic style blends his fashion senses with old Southern culture and lifestyle? Southern Tide. The brand, known for quality craftsmanship, clean lines, classic design and rich heritage, has grown by leaps and bounds since Allen Stephenson launched it in 2006 with not more than a single polo idea and a dream. Since then, the line has grown to include more than 750 fine retailers in 45 states across the U.S. including Island Pursuit here in Newport.

Southern-TideOnce limited to simply producing a simple men’s “Skipjack Polo,” the Southern Tide collection has expanded to now include mens and ladies pieces including Skipjack Polos for her; ladies’ tees and shorts; mens and ladies Flipjacks; “Channel Marker” khaki pants and shorts; “RT-7” pants, chinos and jeans; mens sport shirts and sweaters; and “Skipjack Boxers,” hats, t-shirts, belts and various accessories. Many styles are also available for in kids sizes and there’s a Bed and Bath Collection with bedding, towels, and more, all with Southern Tide’s icons fish logo.

There’s also an expansive Collegiate Collection which features Southern Tide branded pieces emblazoned with college and university colors, logos, mascots (There’s too many participating schools to name them all—CLICK HERE to see if your alma mater is on the list!)

To give you an idea of price points, men’s t-shirts start around $38, polos start around $78, sport shirts around $99, sweaters and pullovers around $89 and jeans around $99. Women’s t-shirts are around $34, blouses around $89-$99, and accessories strating around $22. But with coupon code: NEWPORTSTYLE, get 20% of your entire purchase at Southern Tide at Island Pursuit. The fine print: 20% off applies to in-store and online purchases from now until November 1st. Offer is only valid on regular price items and cannot be combined with any other offer. When shopping online, get free shipping on all orders over $100.Southern Tide Classic Button down

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This post has been sponsored by Island Pursuit. All opinions expressed are independent and my own. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

September 8, 2014 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

All Washed Up: Meet Soap & Water

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To say Newport has a long history with bath and body products is a wild understatement. Caswell-Massey, America’s original purveyor of luxury personal care products and accessories, was founded here by Dr. William Hunter in 1752, originally as Dr. Hunter’s Apothecary. I edited a magazine piece years ago that if I recall, identified the current location of Starbucks at 212 Thames Street (I’ll have to check now!) as the original Caswell Massey shop.

soap and water 1So when Soap & Water opened earlier this year on Bowen’s Wharf, the bath and body shop, whether intentional or not, continued a centuries-old legacy in the City by the Sea. The charming shop, which welcomes shoppers with a light, soothing scent (in lieu of overpowering fragrance which can happen far too easily), presents a modern, clean interior design and beloved brands including Tocca (fragrance and candles), Crabtree & Evelyn, Molton Brown (shower gels, hand washes, lotions, mens grooming), Sedafrance (candles, mists, diffusers, liquid hand soaps and bar soap) and specifically for men, Jack Black, Recipe for Men, Musgo Real, and coming full circle, Caswell Massey.

Additional fab finds include candles, perfumes, colognes, luxury waffle robes, rich towels, cover-ups, gifts,  and home accessories. Visit the shop at 16 Bowen’s Wharf or follow them on Facebook by CLICKING HERE.

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LOVE the Sea Salt Candle as the perfect little gift.  It's a hand-poured candle made of  salts naturally derived from sea water.

LOVE the Sea Salt Candle as the perfect little gift. It’s a hand-poured candle made of salts naturally derived from sea water.

 

For little ones...

For little ones…

From the upstairs loft...

From the upstairs loft…

 

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September 4, 2014 at 11:15 pm Leave a comment

Labor Day of Love: Merci Beaucoup, Saint James

St James boatneck topI’ve featured the classic striped boat neck top, also known as a French sailor shirt or Brenton stripes, on Newport Stylephile in the past (here and here are just some examples). Fashion icons including Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Newport’s own Jackie O boatneck-jackie-ohave sported the timeless stripes, and as we transition from summer into fall, this ever ageless style is one to embrace.

The SAINT-JAMES Company has been touting the look since 1889, perhaps even being credited with “inventing” it. Established in Lower Normandy in the commune of

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Bridgitte Bardot

Saint-James, the style was originally intended for deep sea fishermen, then adopted by known seafarers, and amateur yachtsmen. The “genuine pure new knitted woolen Breton seaman’s sweater” was originally pure wool and it soon became a global phenomenon. Today, there are SAINT JAMES boutiques found in Paris, Nice, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo, Strasbourg, Lyon, Granville, Biarritz, Tokyo and more, but you don’t need a passport to find the century-old brand.

Island Pursuit on lower Thames Street carries select SAINT JAMES autumn collection pieces for men and women including sweaters coats jackets, tops, dresses, and accessories like scarves, tops, belts, totes and umbrellas. SAINT JAMES is known for top quality and longevity and are priced on par with upscale brands (a women’s long-sleeve top, for example, typically starts around $89, scarves around $40). But with coupon code: NEWPORTSTYLE, get 20% of your entire purchase. The fine print: 20% off applies to in-store and online purchases from now until November 1st. Offer is only valid on regular price items and cannot be combined with any other offer. When shopping online, get free shipping on all orders over $100.

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Audrey Hepburn

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Coco Chanel, ca. 1917

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This post has been sponsored by Island Pursuit. All opinions expressed are independent and my own. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

September 1, 2014 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

US OPEN STYLE: Interview with Ginny Hilfiger on Designing for FILA

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This summer, during the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at the International Tennis Hall of Fame here in Newport, I had the opportunity to chat with designer Ginny Hilfiger. Yes, she has designed for her famed brother’s company but those years are just a part of more than two decades in the fashion industry. So it made perfect sense when FILA tennis approached Ginny to spearhead the evolution of the line’s signature Heritage Collection, which you’re seeing on the courts of the US Open this week. Here’s what she told me about the “old meets new” collection.

When did you debut the Heritage Collection for FILA?

It was the French Open this year. Jelena Jankovic got voted the Best Dressed in the dress I designed. And then my next collection is this one, the US Open, and each season I am doing more and more.

What has been you inspiration for this collection?

It’s all derived from the archives of FILA and the Björn Borg days and Monica Seles and all the archives. I actually established a trim code—like signature trims and hardwares, when I first started at FILA and I used those throughout the garments to have consistency in the modern heritage. So basically my thing isXWLBnb8G9D modern heritage for FILA and taking the vintage from the archives and making it modern with my new detail code…the blue and white classic FILA; the striped ribbon. It’s all these little trims and threading that throughout and the red, white and blue. And I came out with a different way of doing the logo. So it’s taking the old but making it new with the fabrics, functional fabrics and modern silhouettes using FILA inspiration.

What has been the player reaction to the line?

We sold out of the French Open line!

How has your experience been thus far working with FILA?

Great! I love FILA. I love the people. It’s a great brand and there’s so much history. I’ve been all over the world for FILA. I was just in Sao Paulo…and designed a capsule for them. I was in China and got to see what they are doing there, Korea, Germany. … I designed a really nice Heritage line for China and a lot of the people are tagging on to it. It’s all based with the same DNA though. So it’ still using the signature detail but in a subtle way … and I love the CEO of the company, Gene Yoon; he’s such a young at heart kind of guy, so supportive to the whole thing I’m doing, and Jon Epstein in New York who’s the president – just a lot of really good people. It makes you positive and motivated.

See Ginny’s collections more new arrivals by FILA here: http://www.fila.com/new-arrivals/womens

August 27, 2014 at 1:14 am Leave a comment

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