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Style Spotlight: Julie Vos Jewelry


There’s a reason Julie Vos  jewelry has appeared in the pages of Marie Claire, Lucky, InStyle, Martha Stewart, Lonny Magazine and and also has been featured on the covers of Oprah Magazine and Real Simple–it’s because her pieces are equally inventive and eye-catching. With an elegant meets everyday approach, Vos’s collections, which include bangles, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and scarves (ranging from $20 to $395) and in many cases, able to be layered for a  head-turning look.

I’ve recently been incorporating a trio of Julie Vos pieces into my wardrobe as everyday accessories: a charm bracelet, oversized hoops and a long necklace. Want an example of versatility? I wore the same necklace to meet a visiting prime minister as I did for a casual night out in a fitted t-shirt and skinny jeans!

One of my favorites? These Crescent Hoops as seen in the October 2014 issue of Real Simple:


The 24K gold plate hoops are surprisingly light (i.e. they don’t pull down your lobes) and have a textured, hammered finish giving it an artisan handmade feel. Though light, they’re more substantial than your basic ultra-skinny everyday hoop and has a touch more dimension.

Staying on trend, the Coin & Gem Charm Bracelet (pictured at top at Newport Polo), a statement piece, features coins cast in burnished gold interspersed with perfect rectangular panes of stained glass, transmitting light through it’s prism-like soft blue tone facets.

Finally,  the gold plate Lorraine Necklace ($225), with  textured gold links interspersed with double-faced faceted gemstone beads, can be worn at full length (39″) or doubled up for a layered look.


The pieces are fun, top quality and truly unique (and some of my new favorites). Julie Vos jewelry is available online at but Newport Stylephile readers can get 20% off any purchase at by using the discount code stylephile. Happy shopping!

Disclosure: Julie Vos supplied me with three sample pieces for purposes of this review. All opinions expressed are independent and my own.All photos copyright and can be used solely with permission.


October 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm 1 comment

Unlock Greek Key Arm Candy at Sequin

Loving these new Greek key bracelets from Sequin in Newport! Bright, bold, and virtually indestructible, these eye-catching arm candies come in baby blue (favorite!), royal blue, hot pink, orange, green, white, silver, gold, royal blue, neon yellow, lime—15 fabulous colors in all, retailing for $25 each. Sequin’s work has been featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Town and Country, In Style, Lucky, and Elle, and designers/sisters Kim and Linda Renk have lent their skills to globally-adored lines including Badgley Mischka, Ralph Lauren, J. Mendel, Henri Bendel, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus.

We’re lucky to have a trio of Sequin locations here in Newport* (in addition to the Palm Beach and Chicago boutiques):

119 Bellevue Ave., (401) 619-5713
182 Bellevue Ave., (401) 619-5685
474 Thames St., (401) 619-0015

*Please note: you may want to call ahead if you plan to visit as hours may be limited this time of year.

Photo courtesy Sequin

March 27, 2012 at 9:41 am 1 comment

Bangles and Baubles Beckon on Bowen’s

One of the newest additions on Newport’s shopping scene is Alex and Ani, a hip jewelry store featuring precious metal pieces at every price point.

Owner and designer Carolyn Rafaelian, who named the shop after her first two daughters, takes an eco-friendly approach, ensuring each piece is manufactured in the U.S. and often re-uses and recycles exiting elements to craft fashionable, affordable designs. “Every design is created to reflect the inner beauty of all who wear an Alex and Ani piece,” is a part of Rafaelian’s philosophy. The innovative “expandable element” is the cornerstone of Alex and Ani designs. In lieu of a traditional clasp, wire bracelets, rings, expandable chain necklaces and hoop earrings include a sliding mechanism, making each piece adjustable and able to be customized to fit. Many of the pendants, bracelets and more feature delicate designs from inspiring spiritual symbols like crosses, cherubs and ankhs to more lighthearted ones including hearts, animals, fleur-de-lis and zodiac signs. They’re alluring and intriguing, and have been noticed in the pages of Marie Claire, Lucky, In Style, Glamour and Nylon magazines.

The addition of Alex and Ani to Bowen’s Wharf is a welcome one, nestled among the clothing, beauty and artisan shops in addition to an array of eateries. Stop in to find the piece that best suits your unique taste!

Alex and Ani, 1 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, (401) 849-3002,

October 5, 2009 at 11:40 am 2 comments

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