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I first featured Jude Connally on Stylephile last August. Flirty, fun, functional—the line has immediate appeal. Anchored by bold colors and chic graphic patterns that live in a space somewhere between classic and contemporary, it would be easy to assume Jude Connally is exclusively a summer line, but so many of the silhouettes, including long- and three-quarter length sleeve dresses and tops, can be perfectly paired with tights and boots for a refreshing mid-winter look.
In the past few weeks, I’ve put my new Jude Connally dress, the “Babe” dress with a lattice pattern in green and nay blue, to the test. When you have something in your wardrobe that is so versatile it can be worn to brunch at Zeldas, work meetings, a Providence Restaurant Week dinner and an appearance on The Rhode Show, you know you have a winner. (Just think of the CPW: cost per wear!) Pieces range from $158-$208. Select Jude Connally pieces available at Michael Hayes. To see the entire collection or purchase direct, visit http://judeconnally.com.
If there’s one sunny side to summer heading towards it’s final weeks, it’s the end-of-season sales here in Newport. These are just some of the fabulous fashion and accessories I found in the super-chic City-by-the-Sea that’s ON SALE so I had to bring the loot to The Rhode Show this morning:
From Michael Hayes
Isaac Mizrahi Janis pumps in linen, was $145, now $101.50
Trina Turk dual layer case for iPhone 5, was $40, now $28
Diane Von Furstenberg dual layer case for iPhone 5, was $40, now $28
Vegan purse by Cornelia Guest, was $163, now $81.50
Via Spiga Paula pumps in nude patent leather, was $198, now $99
From Sara Campbell
Printed graphic top, was $118, now $79 PLUS an additional 40% off
Rose Jacquard dress with ¾ sleeves, was 338, now $229 PLUS an additional 40% off
Dupioni silk double wrap dress, was $378, then $99, now $239 PLUS an additional 40% off
Jack Rogers Bahamas Navajo jelly shoes, 25% off
Lilly Pulitzer dress, was $298, now 50% off (LEFT)
Men’s polos by Vineyard Vines and Johnnie-O’s, buy one get the second half off
Men’s shorts by Krass & Co., buy one get the second half off
Last spring, I spotted a dress at Michael Hayes that I loved AND looked as comfortable as it felt. I investigated the label and it was new to me—Jude Connally. Just a few months later, I complimented a friend at an event in Newport on her colorful and covetable ensemble. “Thanks, it’s Jude Connally,” she revealed. There and then, I knew I needed to get the skinny on this line.
Eponymously named for founder Jude Connally Zimmerman, an FIT grad with more than two decades in the fashion biz under her belt, the line of dresses and tops ranging from $148-$178 is described as “a modern collective of vibrant prints and soft silhouettes that makes every day dressing for women easy, expressive and fun.”
Apart from its bright, modern prints, I love Jude Connally’s versatile fabric that’s internationally chosen to wash and wear (if you’re a fan of J. McLaughlin, the fabric feels similar), plus it’s universally flattering. Also, the line is manufactured in Manhattan, right in the heart of it all. In Newport, you can find Jude Connally at Michael Hayes, plus more that 400 specialty boutiques nationwide (at shops that carry somewhat similar line including Lilly Pulitzer and Tory Burch). Check it out:
Photos from judeconnally.com
Come one, come all, to this annual fun night out! Also tonight, The Apothecary on Memorial Boulevard hosts a holiday event with cocktails and hos d’oeuvres, a trunk show featuring jewelry by Katie Whittemore, a Stila make-up artist, raffles and more, from 4-8pm.
Nicole Miller has long been a staple of many a fashionista’s wardrobe, so when I recently spotted a head-turning dress from her new Artelier collection here in Newport (in the window of Michael Hayes on Bowen’s Wharf), it stopped me in my tracks. The collection falls under the “sportswear” label but that description is a bit of misnomer as a number of the pieces are positively “night on the town,” as exhibited in this form-fitting sheath dress with leather panel construction (retails for a time-to-save-your-pennies $540). An homage to the art found throughout her Big Apple stomping grounds and her passion for design, Artelier is worth checking out (or Pinning!)
It’s bananas. Famed celeb stylist Rachel Zoe capitalized on her reality show stardom after her Rachel Zoe Project launched in September 2008 by creating an eponymous line based on her boho-chic inspirations and keen sense of wearable must haves. The collection debuted last fall and was quickly picked up by retailers nationwide, perhaps most notably at best known biggies including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Select pieces from the Rachel Zoe Fall 2012 ready to wear collection, including trousers, jeans, tops and dresses have arrived at Michael Hayes on Bellevue Avenue. Zoe described the collection better than anyone else could, saying: “If you took Mick Jagger in the ’60s and made him a woman, these things are what he’d be wearing — with a bit of Marianne Faithfull, Bianca Jagger and Jane Birkin thrown into the mix.” While Michael Hayes isn’t carrying a hearty number of Zoe pieces, customer reaction will likely prove whether or not the stylish shop will grow the line in the future. (Not at the shop but interesting to note, Zoe launched her first-ever jewelry line last month. Check out a few pieces, and what the designer had to say about it, on Glamour.com by clicking here.)
Photo at right, qvc.com
As the sun begins to set just a little bit earlier and the mornings grow increasingly cooler, hints of fall are evident throughout Newport, and while the blue blazer (for him and her) is stylish here any time of year, right now it’s just about ideal. Styled with rolled up sleeves to show just a swathe of sassy lining, buttoned up for a more conservative take or combined with layers, it’s the perfect polished go-to. I spotted some excellent blazers, in blue as well as other colors and patterns, for him at The Narragansett and Michael Hayes, for her at J. Crew and for both at Closet Revival, Banana Republic (below) and Brooks Brothers Country Club store.