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Jackie Comes to the Jane Pickens Theater

 

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Jackie is the postmortem exploration into the mind of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the days following the assassination of her husband, the 35th President of the United States. Playing at the Jane Pickens Theater now through Feb. 2 and directed by filmmaker Pablo Larraín, Jackie has been called “…a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of ‘Camelot’ that they created and loved so well.” Yesterday, we learned it has been nominated for three Academy Awards.

Of course, the Kennedy legacy and Camelot—and all it entails—is inextricably tied to jackie_o_cellist_concertNewport. The City by the Sea is where Jackie spent much of her childhood, and ultimately where she exchanged vows with the then-junior Senator from Massachusetts. The film doesn’t address those earliest days as man and wife, but in flashbacks, we see moments that reflect Jackie’s legendary style. Among them:

The recreation of Jackie’s globally-viewed 1962 televised tour of the White House (the First Lady won an Emmy for the CBS special) where she dons a memorable red suit by Chez Nixon inspired by a Christian Dior design (top). Her now-iconic three strand pearl necklace peeks through the bateau neckline and her brunette bouffant coif is perfectly styled. This look is seen on the film’s official promos.

The pink Chanel* double-breasted suit worn in Fort Worth, then Dallas, on that fateful November day. Featuring navy blue lapels and paired with a coordinating pillbox hat 2f989f92c45275387e5edbd0b1775ebc(said to be a favorite of the President) was technically made by Chez Ninon with Chanel boucle wool with permission from the esteemed French fashion house. For this film, costume designer Madeline Fontaine worked directly with Chanel, hand-dying the fabric until it imitated the perfect shade of pink.

Recital of cellist Pablo Casals at the White House, November 13, 1961. I can’t say for certain the film is portraying this specific legendary recital, but the First Lady was known for her passion for arts and culture which included regularly welcoming famed musicians at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In the scene, Jackie is captivating in a soft yellow ivory silk sating evening gown with cap sleeves and cowl neckline paired with elbow length gloves. The gown is emblematic of the many (more than 300) designs she wore by designer Oleg Cassini (above left). The silhouette is reminiscent of the light blue silk shantung evening dress by Chez Ninon during a state visit hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Notably, she wore the same shade here in gallery-1480719336-image-04afa3ee-f8cc-4059-8c62-8208612a44bcNewport to a dinner during the 1962 America’s Cup (designed by Oleg Cassini) hosted by Ambassador Howard Beale. I wrote about it here a few years ago.

Lastly, we see Jackie in mourning, donning black ensembles through the White House and the surrounding funeral events and ceremonies. Jackie wore a black Givenchy suit with traditional Spanish mantilla veil to escort the flag-draped casket to the U.S. Capitol to lie in state. The next and final day, she led President John F. Kennedy’s funeral procession on foot to St. Matthews Cathedral donning a long sheer black veil.

Jackie is playing at various times at Newport’s Jane Pickens Theater through Feb. 2.

Photos: top, © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation;

January 25, 2017 at 2:58 am Leave a comment

Newport Flower Show 2015: American Beauty, Timeless Style

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John Corbett photo

Two decades in, the Newport Flower Show continues to grow and wow visitors with extraordinary arrangements, exquisite entries and the fabulous Gardeners Marketplace (in addition to the events, party, demos and more). This year’s “American Beauty, Timeless Style” theme celebrated the rose that bears the “American Beauty” name which was cultivated by the original owner of the famed “summer cottage” in the late 1800s. Displays, meanwhile, honored timeless style, including that of Newport’s most legendary bride and style icon, Jacqueline Kennedy. (The Angela Moore Fashion Show & Champagne Brunch will continue the theme with “Fashion Through the Decades” on July 9)

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the show, The Preservation Society of Newport County commissioned mother/daughter artists Cecy and Marilyn Jones to design and hand-paint a limited edition Newport Flower Show silk scarf ($150.00, 10% off for Preservation Society members), available at the Newport Mansions stores and NewportStyle.net.

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Newport Museum of History Brick Market Museum Store display

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Newport Museum of History Brick Market Museum Store display

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Between two Jacquelines... (nautical rope dress: Talbots)

Between two Jacquelines…
(nautical rope dress: Talbots)

John Corbett photo

John Corbett photo

The Preservation Society of Newport County invites all City of Newport residents and their families to enjoy all regularly scheduled tours of the Newport Mansions for free in 2015 in homage of the Society’s 70th anniversary.

For more: http://www.newportmansions.org/press/press-releases/preservation-society-celebrates-70th-anniversary-with-free-admission-for-all-newport-residents

June 23, 2015 at 6:10 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

Bridgitte Bardot

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

Coco Chanel, ca. 1917

Coco Chanel, ca. 1917

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SAINT JAMES, Autumn 2014

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

Toasting Jackie O’s Newport at Forty 1° North

This summer, luxury boutique hotel Forty 1° North introduced creative packaging to showcase not only their accommodations, but unique Newport experiences. One of the most eye-catching? The Jackie O Package. The experience pays homage to the former First Lady, who began summering in Newport as a teenager at Hammersmith Farm, the waterfront estate of her stepfather Hugh Auchincloss, and loved the City-by-the-Sea long after her 1953 wedding to the dashing junior senator John F. Kennedy at St. Mary’s Church.

The package includes:   

 • a “Jackie O’s Rosé” specialty cocktail upon arrival

  • accommodations in a premium water view or city view guest room

 • a guided champagne harbor tour of Newport aboard Forty 1° North’s private launch (don’t forget a fashionable headscarf!)

  • equestrian activities or polo lessons (for two) arranged by the hotel (From the time she was a child, Jacqueline was an award-winning equestrienne; a love she passed along to her children.)

 •  a pair of iconic oversized black sunglasses

The package is being offered until October 1st, 2011, and while it’s certainly not inexpensive ($715/night for weeknight stays, $940/night on weekends, plus taxes*), is does sound like a fun girls weekend getaway…

*rates based on double occupancy. For more Forty 1° North packages, click here.

Top image, courtsey STAFF/AFP/Getty Images

August 22, 2011 at 7:59 am Leave a comment


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