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Jackie Comes to the Jane Pickens Theater



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

Sara Campbell Sets the Tone for Summer


Since settling into Newport just two years ago, the Sara Campbell shop has earned a loyal following, and it’s no surprise why. Smart silhouettes, detailed craftsmanship, timeless appeal— it’s no wonder this Boston-based designer has made a name for herself. Though not inexpensive (dresses can range from around $178-$445, tops $118 and up, etc.) her pieces are the kind you’ll have for ages. Sara has two teenage daughters, so it makes sense her pieces transcend age. Pictured here are just some her new spring and summer designs. The yellow dress up top I simply adore–just add a yellow pillbox hat and you could see Jackie O in it, but at the same time, it’s thoroughly modern.

Pop into the Newport boutique at 115 Bellevue Avenue if you haven’t since it reopened in April, or visit to view recent collections. Locations also in Boston, Nantucket, throughout MA, CT and more. CLICK HERE for more. Follow the Newport boutique on Facebook for events, new arrivals and more!



MemorialDayAbove photo courtesy the Sara Campbell blog

May 29, 2013 at 9:16 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

Embracing the lifestyle–the look, the flavor, the style–of Newport, Rhode Island!

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