Archive for March, 2013
dan·dy n. 1. A man who affects extreme elegance in clothes and manners; a fop.
RISD’s eclectic, inventive and extraordinary fashion exhibits have become one of spring’s most anticipated, and this year’s Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion promises to continue the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art’s enviable reputation. Focusing on the persona and history of the distinctively dressed figure of the dandy, the exhibit traces artist dandies from the 19th to 21st centuries with more than 200 objects including innovative garments, bespoke clothing, works on paper, and paintings.
The exhibition will be fêted with a gala fundraiser on April 26, 2013 with special guest André Leon Talley, best known as a contributing editor at Vogue for the past three decades until he recently bid adieu to the magazine to reportedly develop a late-night talk show. A front row fashion week fixture, Talley’s flamboyant personality mixed with his couture know-how has landed him on “America’s Next Top Model” and a cameo role in the “Sex and the City” movie. Before the fundraiser though, he’ll be at the Chace Center Lobby in the RISD Museum to sign copies of his new book, The Little Black Dress (Rizzoli, 2013), which is available for purchase at risd|works, the Museum store. CLICK HERE for a full line-up of events.
The exhibition breaks ground by emphasizing the personalities of well-known fashionable men, focusing on the enduring bond between identity, creativity, and self-presentation. It will be at the RISD Museum of Art on from April 28 to August 18, 2013.CLICK HERE for details. André Leon Talley:
Photo at top: Sartorial Anarchy #5, 2012. Iké Udé, photographer. © Iké Udé. Courtesy of Leila Heller Gallery + Iké Udé
Why exclusive? Because only the Newport and Las Vegas Rockport concept stores are offering this private sale with 40% off your entire purchase, including the new Spring 2013 collection, sale and clearance pieces*! Just provide your email address in-store March 20-27 and receive the 40% discount (or 30% off without email address). I was in the shop just a few days ago and there are colorful collections for women and men (amazing dress, dress casual, casual and active collections for both), plus boots and bags with a fresh, funky appeal. Shopping online at Rockport.com? Your code is: PREFERRED.**
*RocSports Lite and truWALKzero excluded from in-store sale.
**Online discount is 30% off and excudes sale, clearance. Offer not valid on outlet product on Rockport.com and excludes RocSports Lite, Business Lite, truWALKzero, Ledge Hill, World Tour, World Tour Elite, and Margin collections.
Whether you can trace your roots back to the Emerald Isle or are simply Irish at heart, Newport is the place to be this weekend as the city by the sea celebrates its 57th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. I popped into The Rhode Show this morning with some fashionable—and functional—finds to mark the occasion in style.
Let’s start with some fun finds for the Irish lads…
The Blar Knee Stones 100% Cotton St. Patrick’s Day chino shorts by Bonobos features green and gold embroidered shamrocks and are perfect with and Irish sweater. Bonobos are all about smart, confident style with an expert fit. Available at www.Bonobos.com.
You’ll never go wrong with a classic woolen Irish sweater! You’ll find these classics at Ireland Calls in Newport.
For the Lasses…
On parade day you’ll definitely want comfortable, practical shoes but you don’t have to sacrifice style with these chic flats and classic boat shoes from Rockport’s new Spring 2013 line.
Fit everything you need in Rockport’s roomy drawstring bag.
Original Hunter wellington rain boots are virtually indestructible and perfect in less than lucky weather.
Finish your look off with a festive scarf!
I’m so excited to collaborate once again with Karen Sanderson, a local, independent jewelry and fashion stylist with Stella & Dot. Karen showed me the gorgeous new spring arrivals to the colorful collection. From pastels to metallic, petite pieces to statement gems, the new bling is positively covetable. (See the whole collection by CLICKING HERE). So, since you’ll need to wear some green this weekend for the famous Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, we’re giving away a pair of these fabulous Lily chandelier earrings with lustrous aqua stones in gold-plated settings. Entering is simple. Here’s how:
- Comment “Enter me to win!” in the comment section below (or make a comment if you already love Stella & Dot)
- LIKE Newport Stylephile on Facebook (CLICK HERE)
- LIKE Karen Sanderson from Stella & Dot on Facebook (CLICK HERE)
…And your name will be entered to win! Entries will be accepted through 12:01 am on Thursday, March 14, 2013. ALSO, come on over and follow us on Twitter! Follow @newportSTYLE and Karen’s just launched @stylistsparkles for some fun style talk in 140 characters or less!
It’s kind of hard to live on an island and not be intrinsically attracted to coastal décor. I spotted these precious hand-hooked pillows at The Pink Pineapple—the Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth location—which has a small but growing home décor section. Right about now, when we’re practically giddy with the promise of warmer temperatures around the corner, these little nautical gems will help remind you why you live here in the first place. The octopus pictured above is by Phi, and the “starboard” one is by Connecticut-based artisan Suzanne Nicoll. Prices vary but hover around the $50 mark.
Palm Beach and Newport are like cousins—so different, yet so alike. Hence, it makes total sense that Palm Beach-based Stubbs & Wootton and J. Crew have paired up to produce a line of the handmade slippers with that unmistakable J. Crew je ne sais quoi.
Worn day or evening, dressed up or down, Stubbs & Wootton slippers for men and women are not your average yoga pants partner at more than $400 a pair. Traditionally graced with whimsical embroidery, Stubbs & Wootton for J. Crew linen slippers have a trio of coastal living motifs: a sailing knot, a life preserver and a palm tree paradise. While most stylistas may save their Benjamins for footwear with a little less niche appeal, they sure are fun to take a look at as you think spring in the days ahead…