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Spring Break Rules!

I headed to The Rhode Show this morning with some posh picks for the fashionable traveler.  Whether you’re jetting off to St. Bart’s this spring break or just want to look like you are, there are some fabulous spring trends that are beginning to bloom.

First you’ll want to consider smart, travel friendly pieces that are light and durable—in addition to being beautiful. Turn heads when you’re sporting a one of a kind amazing tote by Francesca Joy. Designer Elise Francesca hand-paints each piece and with every component made in the USA. Size, styles and prices vary, but Rhode Show viewers can get an exclusive discount by shopping at http://www.etsy.com/shop/francescajoyPB and entering RHODESHOW at check out.

Colored denim is all the rage for spring and you’ll find varying lines pulling out all the stops offering everything from preppy pastels to unapologetic bold hues. We’re featuring these super soft AG Stilt skinny ankle jeans in cerulean, lemon lime and lavender today, but they come in a rainbow of colors at Laura Jean Denim. In contrast, a crisp white pair of AGs is essential for summer.

Pieces that are low maintenance and simple to pack like this Manuel Canovas curve hugging dress from Angela Moore are a fashionable traveler’s best friend. It’s stretchy, ultra light, takes up almost no space in your suitcase, and is multi-functional. Be the chicest on the beach or pair it with a great shoe and derby hat and you’re off to an al fresco lunch on Miami’s Ocean Drive. Also, leave the high-price bling at home for safe keeping and opt for whimsical jewelry pieces like this signature Angela Moore beaded necklace with Swarovski crystals.

A great flat will carry you a long way and the Tory Burch Miller sandal in white patent leather from Michael Hayes pairs easily with shorts, dresses, skirts and of course, your crisp white skinnies. If you’re crazy for Tory Burch and want the world to know, the Ella tote is nylon and therefore durable, but more importantly, is a fabulous carry all for when you have limited space in the overhead.

Finally, if you aren’t tropics-bound but want to fake it to you make it, or if you just want to practice safe sun, St. Tropez sunless tanning products from The Apothecary will make you look like you just you just returned from the exotic island.

Stay tuned for a link to The Rhode Show posted here!

On set with the lovely Mary Larsen!

Top photo courtesy Tory Burch

February 23, 2012 at 1:20 am Leave a comment

Bellevue Avenue Sidewalk Sale and Helly Hansen Promises Weekend Bargains

There’s a lot of excitement building for the Bellevue Avenue Sidewalk Sale, which kicks off tomorrow and lasts through the weekend. More than two dozen retailers, galleries and restaurants/eateries along Bellevue (including the Audrain Building) in addition to William Street and Bellevue Gardens businesses will be participating—keep an eye out for the balloons at the entrances welcoming you in. Look for familiar favorites offering great discounts (The Linen Shop, Talbots, Angela Moore, The Tennis Store, Michael Hayes, Wish, William Vareika Fine Arts and more) and new names as well (Mimi’s for Kids, Sara Campbell, Venetucci Home, Calvet Paris 1937)–and those are just a few. Running a little low on energy? Pop into Annie’s, Le Petit Gourmet, the Hotel Viking or It’s My Party for shopping sustenance.

Want to start the celebrating on Sidewalk Sale eve? Toast the arrival of J. McLaughlin’s sailboat to Newport Harbor by attending tonight’s Sip & Save at the Bellevue Avenue shop. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can sip cocktails, meet the boat’s skipper Ryan Finn and take advantage of some sweet markdowns. 15% of all proceeds will benefit Newport Hospital.

Also, this weekend is the annual Helly Hansen Warehouse Sale in Newport. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to midnight, save up to 75% on footwear, foul weather gear, snowboarding jackets, snow sports gear, boating attire, base layer and H/H’s signature fleece for men, women and children. This year the sale moves to the Newport Yachting Center in the heart of downtown.

And if you’re a lucky ticket holder for the Wynton Marsalis concert Friday night, don’t forget the Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Cocktail Party on the Horseshoe Piazza at the International Tennis Hall of Fame from 6:30pm – 7:45pm. Enjoy great music, food and drink before the big show. Tennis Hall of Fame Members: $40;
Non-Members: $50. Party includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Call (401) 324-4072 for tickets. 

August 4, 2011 at 8:32 am 1 comment

All About Angela Moore’s 12th Annual Fashion Show & Champagne Breakfast

Last Thursday, in the throes of the Campbell’s Tennis Hall of Fame Championships, Angela Moore hosted her 12th Annual Fashion Show & Champagne Breakfast. The buzz was already at record levels with Andre Agassi‘s and Peachy Kellmeyer‘s pending inductions, but the biggest fashion show in its history added to the high spirits.

As the bubbly flowed, unabashedly preppy and signature City-by-the-Sea looks for men, women and children strutted the runway, all reflecting the theme of this year’s show, “Summer Fashions … Newport Style!”  Three sets were presented: Daytime Dazzle, Fun in the Sun and Moonlight Magic (evening wear). 

The event grossed more than  $30,000 in proceeds that will go towards maintaining and enhancing the International Tennis Hall of Fame, bringing the total raised through the Angela Moore fashion shows to over $250,000. Without further adieu, here’s some great shots from the show (see even more photos after the jump)!

Miss Rhode Island 2009 Ashley Bickford in Lilly Pulitzer's Madison knit dress with Kimberly Pucci leather handbag

Victoria Federici in a Tracy Negoshian sleeveless dress with a Julie Brown Shannon tote and Dolce Vita sandals

Angela Moore with Jordan Werner and Victoria Federici showing off their Bosom Buddy handbags

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July 15, 2011 at 8:12 am 2 comments

Lilly Pulitzer for Rent??? You Got It – And 150 Reasons to Give it a Try

Rent the Runway, arguably fashion’s best kept secret, just added more than a half dozen Lilly Pulitzer dresses to their roster of drool-worthy designers. If you haven’t heard, RenttheRunway.com is an online designer rental destination where you can rent looks by Herve Leger, Badgley Mischka, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang and tons more for a fraction of what you would buy it in stores. Browse by style, occasion, price or even ring up one of their on-call stylists and tell them what you’re looking for, what kind of function you’re going to, what your preferences are, and they’ll steer you in the right direction.

Lilly is one of those lines that never really goes out of style. It’s perennially preppy look might lend itself to buying more than renting, especially if you live, summer or travel to Newport, Palm Beach, the Hamptons or other resort areas. In fact, here in Newport, I just recently spotted some beautiful Lilly Pulitzer pieces at Island Outfitters on Lower Thames and Angela Moore on Bellevue Avenue.

But if Lilly is a little out of your standard Cynthia Steffe LBD comfort zone and you’re just hoping to land the look for a specific event or weekend respite, Rent the Runway might be the way to go. I think RTR’s best value is for your black tie events, when you can rent something fabulous like an Angel Sanchez gown that normally retails for $3,000 for $350. Now, $350 is still a nice chunk of change, but if you’re looking to make an unforgettable entrance and make a splash in designer duds you may never otherwise be able to afford, here’s your chance.

Wanna see how fabulous Rent the Runway really is? Then ENTER NOW to win a $150 credit to use on any look from Rent the Runway (within the $150 credit limit). Here’s how to enter: Subscribe to the Newport Stylephile now (look for the subscribe tab at right next to the top Lilly image). If you’re already a subscriber, simply email NewportStylephile@yahoo.com and place ‘Enter me to Rent the Runway’ in the subject line or body of the email. A winner will be chose at random a week from today! Good luck!


March 21, 2011 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: Ice, Ice Baby Edition

Despite the frozen tundra that is Newport County right now, huge sales can be found all over. The fashionable fivesome at Clock Tower SquareThe Pink Pineapple, Stalise, The Groovy Gator and Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie, and Lou Lou’s Décor—all have great markdowns. Stalise has 20% off marked down winter pieces, and you can couch surf Pink Pineapple sales online by clicking here. Lover’s take note: Deborah Winthrop has a cool selection of hot hot hot underthings for Valentine’s Day!

In Newport, retailers are pushing winter fashion out the door (and we still have at least 8 more weeks of chilly temps) for pennies. Michael Hayes on Bellevue Avenue and on Bowen’s Wharf has women’s clothing an ADDITIONAL 20% off already marked down winter duds (50-75% off already), and the upstairs men’s boutique has suits, sport shirts, jackets, outerwear and more for 30-75% off. Michael Hayes for Kids on Bellevue is taking a cue and offering the same additional 20% off clearance. Karol Richardson’s  annual Warehouse Sale is happening now through Sunday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) with designer duds 50-90% off (including $10 bargain bins). Pictured here, Catimini kids dress and ensemble, one of the many lines at Michael Hayes Kids.

Angela Moore on Bellevue Avenue has 80% off selected styles, and a few shops down, J. McLaughlin has a 70% off and more section–plus, both shops have their new resort collections in, so if you’re jetting off on a mid-wonter respite, you’ll want to pop into both. Downon Lower Thames, Erica Zap on hosting a 40% sale on winter items, but they may close by 4 p.m. today in advance of the Super Bowl!

Beauty bargains include Ki-Ra Salon’s Pay it Forward sale because it comes to a close on Feb. 12. At The Apothecary, buy $100 worth of any Tocca product you’ll receive a complimentary Tocca moisturizing bodywash that can double as a luxurious bubble bath. Jenni and the girls are also gearing up for next Saturday’s Valentine’s Day Event—more on that this week!

ArchBeauty on Memorial Boulevard has a great February Refresh Deal—the beauty team paired with Julie Basil Pierce Massage Studio on Bellevue and Newport Pilates for this winter package: Receive a one hour enzyme facial with Sara (ArchBeauty), one hour exfoliating/hydrating massage (at Julie’s massage studio), a one hour Reiki & Reflexology treatment with Reiki Master Julia, and a one hour one-on-one private session with Newport Pilates, all packaged at $200.


February 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm 1 comment

Stylephile Top 10 of 2010

As the year comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on not only personal highlights, but the people, places and events that have influenced the community that shapes us. The list below is a compilation of posts reflecting what has both shaped the fabric of Newport and its surrounding communities, in no particular order, that we’ve covered:

Runway ReDeux

When the internationally-acclaimed couturier duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka chose the corner of Prospect Hill Street and Bellevue Avenue as the site of just their third eponymously-named boutique, people took notice. The duo told me in an interview in early June that the pop up shop would indeed be seasonal, but also a good litmus test of the market here in Newport for a possible return.

Rhode Trips

It was just too much fun appearing on The Rhode Show many an early morning this year to chat about some of the best Newport has to offer. From getting the look for less and putting together celeb-inspired looks for our jazz and folk festivals, to getting All Dressed Up and accessorizing up and down, to more recently toasting the holiday season with segments on gift ideas by land and by sea, Christmas in Newport and Last Minute Gift Finds in Newport, The Rhode Show crew is simply the best.

‘Tis Himself

“In the flesh?!” was my reaction when I was told Vogue’s European editor at large, Hamish Bowles, was coming to Newport. Truth is, events featuring style authorities of this magnitude can be, while interesting, less than engaging—there can be the sense they’ve delivered the lecture a million times before and can do it with their eyes closed. Mr. Bowles was anything but. With quirky quips on his costume-loving childhood to insightful commentary on the evolution of style and fashion throughout the modern era, Bowles was as charming as he was dapper.

Tasty Delights

When Tallulah on Thames opened just in time for spring’s Newport Restaurant Week, fine dining fans were ecstatic over the new addition to Newport’s Lower Thames Street. Winning rave reviews from press and adding a chic upstairs lounge with small plates, the hot spot has won over local gastronomes. Just a stone’ throw away, many Newporters were delighted to see the return of The Pier, a venerable hot spot that had, in more recent history, seen a few reincarnations, few with any staying power. This time around, with new owners, live music and a renovated outdoor bar and patio, the spot seems to have gained significant traction.

Welcome…Come in, Stay a While…

It started in the spring when Newport’s own Angela Moore moved her flagship shop from the northern section of Bellevue Avenue to the Casino Block. (The shop also brought in a fresh crop of lines, including Kara Janx, Milly, Julie Brown, Three Islands, Melly M, Manuel Canovas, Lilla P and more). Classic American clothier J. McLaughlin opened a few doors down by June, followed by Badgley Mischka and the Palm-Beach-Meets-Newport trio of Boo Gemes, Lily Holt, and Sequin, all at 119 Bellevue. Eye-brow guru Sara Schlieff-Ross also opened the doors to ArchBeauty SkinCare Salon & Boutique on Memorial Boulevard, just steps from the corner of William Street and Bellevue which, it seems, is shaping up to be an entirely revitalized shopping corridor in Newport.

Stay tuned for the second half of the list…

December 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm 2 comments

Canines & Couture: A Howling Good Time

Fashionistas and fabulous Fidos will come together this Wednesday, September 15 to strut down the runway is some of fall’s hottest looks. Against the backdrop of Doris Duke’s majestic Rough Point estate overlooking the sea, dogs will be outfitted in glamorous looks from Wag Nation and their owners will don ensembles from local designers and boutiques including Angela Moore, J.McLaughlin, Michael Hayes, and Rib & Rhein, all in the name of fun, fashion and philanthropy. The setting in more than apropos as the late billionairess was an animal lover, often traveling from home to home with her entourage of four-legged friends. “Ruff Point,” as it could be called this Wednesday, was said to be home to more than a dozen dogs during Duke’s days at the home.

The Fashion Show of Canine Couture at Rough Point, presented by Wag Nation, benefits the Newport Restoration Foundation, which owns and operates the home in addition to other Duke properties, and the Potter League for Animals in Middletown. “Pawsitively” precious celebrity guest Schmitty the Weather Dog, accompanied by her pal ABC News weatherman Ron Trotta, will be the star celebupup on hand- alert the puparazzi!

Admission is $7, children under 5 are free, and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Treats and refreshments for pooches and their human companions will be served and visitors can take in the 2010 exhibit, Doris Duke’s Extraordinary Vision (humans only in the house).

For more information, email Liz@NewportRestoration.org,  call 401-846-4152, or CLICK HERE.

Photos by Meghan Sepe

September 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

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