Posts tagged ‘Vintage to Vogue’
With less than a week ‘til All Hallow’s Eve, the race is on to fashion a fun costume for the festivities, most of which are scheduled to take place this coming Saturday night (see below for the 411 on Newport bashes). There’s a ton of places to get some costume inspiration, starting with the colorful wigs, make-up, Red Cherry lashes and accessories spotted at Cosmetic Cosmos (and a whole new shipment arrived today!). The best part is the skilled make-up artists down there take the how-to out of the equation by getting you as glamorous or ghoulish as you like (and anyone who’s ever wrestled with eyelash glue will tell you, it’s a pleasure to have someone else do the heavy lifting). Call 842-0666 to make an appointment~
Of course, funky frocks can be found at Closet Revival (fab vintage finds — Mad Men, anyone? Betty Draper would make a beautiful costume!) and don’t forget the Salvation Army shop at 76 Broadway for bargain basement duds. I found my costume last year at Wish, which must have brought me some luck when I won the costume contest at Christie’s! And for fans of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, The Great Gatsby or just your average Joe and Jane Roarin’ 20s, Vintage to Vogue, fresh off their move from Broadway to Lower Thames, reports a ton of 20s flapper-style dresses (a la Kim Kardashian and Lauren Conrad, pictured at left) in stock, plus accessories including long cigarette holders, vintage jewelery and feather-festooned headpieces. For the guys, don a 20s, 30s or 40s-inspired hat, and Vintage to Vogue has a handful of costumes for little ones.
Saturday’s Halloween Parties (all are 21+)
Ultimate Halloween Bash at Belcourt Castle: 7:30pm-midnight. Dancing, costume contest, live entertainment and hors d’oeuvres plus beer, wine and a signature cocktail (cash bar for all else). $95, CLICK HERE to buy tickets.
Devil’s Night Out at Christie’s: 8pm-1am. Open bar and buffet from 8pm until 12am, DJ, dancing and costume contest. $30 for 41°North members, $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Call 847-5400.
The Undertaker’s Ball: 7pm-midnight at the Newport Elks Lodge, live music by Dave Tessier & Spider #3, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, belly dancing by Sabrina and costume contest. $25, www.halloweeninnewport.com/Ball.html
Rock ‘n Roll Halloween Party: 9pm-1am. Electric Frankenstein, The Skinny Millionaires, and The Ones at The Dockside, $20 cover, tickets available in advance at Water Bros., 23 Memorial Blvd. or call 846-7873.
Halloween Party Booze Cruise: Music by DJ Butch, cruise the dark waters of Narragansett, $25 per person, tickets at Bowen’s Landing, 849-3575.
When checking out the third and final installment of the William Heydt exhibit, Newportant People, last weekend at the Newport Art Museum (on display at the through April 4th), I couldn’t help but notice the common denominator of many of Heydt’s subjects is their expression of personal style. From a cacophony of color expressed through body art to the engaging confidence across the face of local author and Newport personality Muriel Barclay de Tolly, personal style is about more than just what you wear. Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” Fortunately, Newport and Bristol Counties affords hundreds of outlets to express your personal style, whether it’s indulging the expert tailoring of Katie Brierley’s Isoude line at her Bellevue Avenue boutique or a donning a Mad Men-inspired vintage dress from Vintage to Vogue or Closet Revival on Broadway or a timeless Chanel jacket at a virtual steal at Wish on Thames Street. Embrace your personal style and challenge yourself to try something new, who knows what new favorite things you’ll find?
Sink your teeth into Halloween costume inspiration with fabulous finds at some of Newport’s best re-sale shops. In a city full of students, socialites and better dressed bourgeoisie, some of the most fashionable and eclectic frocks are surrendered at these chic treasure troves:
Wish Newport’s newest consignment boutique featuring everything from couture gowns to premium denim at a total steal. Let Lisa or Courteney help you navigate through the Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Burberry and Givenchy garments until you find the perfect ensemble. All the best names, none of the pretension. Wish, 664 Thames Street (lower Thames), 401-848-0202. (Open Mon.-Sat. 11-6, Sun.12-4, or by appointment). http://www.wishnewport.com
Closet Revival Nestled in the heart of Broadway’s hip shops, salons and restaurants, Closet Revival is Newport’s longest running consignment shop with everything from vintage swimsuits to men’s zoot suits. Plenty of shoes and accessories including blast-from-the-past beaded gowns. Closet Revival, 30 Broadway, 401-845-0592
Vintage to Vogue Fabulous flapper? Sultry starlet? This cozy shop across from City Hall carries vintage clothing and jewelry from the Art Deco era as well as high-end designer pieces and some finds for children. Vintage to Vogue, 70 Broadway, 401-845-2223.