Posts tagged ‘nautical accessories’
Stylish AND sustainable (win-win!), I spotted the super cute Alaina Maria bait bag clutch at Island Outfitters and it’s officially on my holiday wish list. Handmade in Maine and inspired by a lobsterman’s bait bag (and constructed from the same marine-grade material) the clutches are colorful, convenient and durable. Though you can find them at places like J. Crew and Anthropologie, you’ll make a greater community impact by buying them local at Island Outfitters (and if you get/sign up for their e-newsletters, you’ll likely see a discount promo, like 20% off, come across sooner or later!)
The steady breezes throughout Newport over Labor Day weekend were a welcome weather front for organizers of the 32nd annual Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta, the finale of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge North American Circuit. Along with the race for the cup, the vintage and classic yacht parade and events including “Cappuccino with the Captains” (a casual meet and greet between local sailing devotees and the captains and crews of the competing crafts), title sponsor Panerai has released a commemorative luxury timepiece.
This year’s Panerai PAM 371 Luminor Submersible Regatta limited edition timepiece features titanium case material, sapphire glass and will set you back a cool $12,500. The closes retailer is Tourneau in Boston’s Copley Place (100 Huntington Avenue, Space D13, Boston, 617-267-8463). While you’re saving those pennies you can check it out in more detail, and other 2011 Panerai models, by clicking here.
Rob Base DJ E Z Rock had it right—it does take two to make it outta sight. When I heard Francesca Joy and Oliveira Textiles were teaming up, two ambitious, successful women-run companies for a trunk show today, it made perfect sense. Even better, you’re invited!
I’ve featured hot young designer Elise Fargnoli and her Francesca Joy line of stunning, hand-painted totes, wristlets and chemises here on Newport Stylephile before. She continues to grow her product line while hand-painting stunning visuals on each of her pieces. Over in Bristol meanwhile, sisters Dawn Oliveira (who spent years creating fashion and home textiles for leading designer lines including Polo Ralph Lauren and Dana Buchman) and Deborah Olson at the helm of Oliveira Textiles, a company that
crafts fabrics for the home using only sustainable and organic fabrics including hemp and organic cotton. More recently, the company has ventured into creating clothing and accessories with the same ethos, including organic cotton t-shirts, belts, hats, purses and pillows (click here to view).
The two companies, both of whom create with inspiration from the sea, have partnered to create a clothing line. Today’s trunk show, located at the private home “Southways” just off Bellevue Avenue and hosted by owner Eliza Williams and designer/artist Elise Fargnoli, will feature the Oliveira Textiles fashion and accessory line while debuting their collection of tunics and shorts (as seen at top). A diverse array of Francesca Joy totes, as seen in Newport’s Chace N’Lulu will be available as well.
The trunk show will run from 10am to 5pm today at Southways, located at 15 Clay Street in Newport (401-846-6466).