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Five Fun & Feminine DIY Halloween Costumes

There are a ton of Halloween parties on the calendar Saturday night in Newport so why not dress up to get in the spirit with a easy, fun costume?

1. Suzy Bishop in Wes Anderson’s film “Moonrise Kingdom,” shot here in Newport: Pink dress, Peter Pan collar, white knee socks, binoculars, small vintage suitcase.

2. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Black dress, statement necklace, sparkly brooch for hair chignon, cigarette holder.

3. Betty, Joan, or Peggy from Mad Men: Go to Closet Revival on Broadway- they can make this happen in a snap! Consider a headpiece as well! The same concept works for a 4. Stepford Wife costume- a great group costume!

5. Rosie the Riveter: Blue oxford shirt, jeans, red handkerchief, red lipstick, small wrench.

October 26, 2012 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Mad, Mad Style: Mad Men & Banana Republic Unveil Second Collaboration

In its second collaboration with Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, Banana Republic has unveiled a new chic line to coincide with the AMC hit which returns for the much anticipated Season 5 debut on March 25. With pieces for men and women meant to capture the spirit of the swinging 60s, the collection is affordable with prices ranging from $49.50-$150 for women and $49.50-$355 for men. Never one to forget about the finishing touches, Janie has also designed Mad Men inspired jewelry for $35-$69.50. Keep your eye our for Banana Republic sales and discounts on our Facebook page.  (Click MORE to see more of the collection after the jump…)

PS: Like what you see? Today only, Banana Republic is having a one day online sale: 30% off full price items with code: BRFEVER (Take 40% off if you use your Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic card)

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March 19, 2012 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

StyleWeek Providence Presents Jennifer Greeke’s Harpy & Kelly Eident’s I’m Your Present

dress by Harpy

On Thursday night, StyleWeek Providence‘s fifth day of fashion, designer Jennifer Greeke debuted Harpy, a collection of feminine pieces with vintage subtleties (a la Mad Men) punctuated by modern styling. The Gloucester, Mass., native is a Parsons School of Design (BFA) alum with a MFA from NYU’s Tisch Design for Stage and Film was a costume designer in the Big Apple, so it’s no surprise there’s a certain dramatic whimsy to each look. Well-fitted cigarette trousers paired with a tailored button down; wide leg pants with reverse illusion suspenders; a long sleeve, body-hugging, gunmetal gray metallic cocktail mini-dress (decidedly 21st century)…classic style with an unexpected twist. I’m coveting the black full skirt with a fitted waist replete with crinoline as shown on The Rhode Show this morning. PS: Kudos to the details, including cage veils, great make-upplus edgy shoes and accessories that offered a finished, polished look. PPS: I love that Greeke donned an old school pair of checkered Vans for her final bow—classic!

RISD’s own and Providence local Kelly Eident presented her sophomore showing at  StyleWeek of her I’m Your Present collection, which is sold in boutiques all over the world and has been worn by sassy songstress Katy Perry and “Scenequeen” Audrey Kitching. The line was a natural complement to Greeke’s Harpy as it also evoked a vintage flair. For example, capes, ruffles and bows peppered the collection throughout. But arguably the most refreshing element of the collection was that many looks were paired with an equally stunning, bow-tie clad male model. Enough words; enjoy the images from night five.

Photos by Anibal Melo, www.anibalmelophoto.com


January 22, 2011 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

Not to Miss Halloween Bashes in Newport…And Where to Get Your Garb

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.

October 25, 2010 at 10:00 am 1 comment


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