Posts tagged ‘Michael Hayes’
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.
It’s Sidewalk Sale time in town! As seen above Chace N’ Lulu has steals up to 90% off! also, Michael Hayes right next door on Bowen’s Wharf is also moving the merch with pieces marked up to 75% off. Right around the corner, The Narragansett, home to tons of Ralph Lauren, Paul and Shark, Three Dots and more, will have items marked up to 70% off. Beach House in Middletown is marking their 20th anniversary with 20% off store-wide, Karol Richardson in Washington Square is offering 25% off select full-price items. Happy savings!!
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!)
What is being dubbed Newport’s fashion event of the summer is coming this Saturday and fashionistas across the region are anxiously awaiting the chance to don their best duds the oceanside fete. Au Courant: An Evening Too Marvelous for Words, unfolds at Ochre Court and will feature eight of New England’s top fashion designers, including Jonathan Joseph Peters, Avni Trviedi, Jessica Abernethy sending their head-turning Resort Collections looks down the runway. While sipping cocktail amid the backdrop of the sea, attendees will be able to see the looks up close and buy directly from the designers. The event, organized by the stellar team behind StyleWeek (Providence/Northeast and Miami), benefits Child & Family. “StyleWeek is thrilled to partner once again with Child & Family for Au Courant,” says StyleWeek founder (and all around amazing gal!) Rosanna Ortiz Sinel. “Newport can expect to see progressive, creative and talented collections on the runway as well as have a personal experience with the designers who have so perfectly made StyleWeek what it is today. We are elated to share this experience with Newport, where art and culture is part of its foundation.”
Child & Family’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Keith Tavares, agrees, adding, “Whenever you put the City of Newport together with fashion and style in order to create a social event to benefit families in need, the outcome is bound to be a big success.” For tickets and information, call 401-848-4150 or visit www.childandfamilyri.com.
Local retailers are toasting the event by hosting Style Night Newport on Friday, June 29th (5-8pm) along Bellevue Avenue. Shoppers check in at International Tennis Hall of Fame for a map and get the 411 on special offers (many boutiques will be offering discounts/promotions and refreshments!). The Hotel Viking is the last stop on the fashion trek where shoppers can unwind with refreshments and enter to win Au Courant tickets. Click MORE below for a list of participating retailers and designers.
Photo, top left: Hilary B. Photography
The Newport Flower Show Opening Night Party, the ceremonial kick off to Newport’s robust social season, unfolds this Friday evening at Rosecliff. Traditionally the festive al fresco fête draws a spirited crowd dressed in their summertime finery—expect plenty of seersucker and Nantucket reds for him, Lilly Pulitzer (pictured above) and Milly for her, and plenty of head-turning looks in-between. This year’s theme: Salsa! A Celebration of Latin Cultures, should also tempt partygoers to don their most colorful and vibrant duds like this floral number from White House Black Market:
And crisp whites like this Alexia Admor jacquard dress from Sunya (perfect for statement shoes and a fabulous fascinator!)
For more info on the Newport Flower Show and its events, CLICK HERE.
There’s a lot of excitement building for the Bellevue Avenue Sidewalk Sale, which kicks off tomorrow and lasts through the weekend. More than two dozen retailers, galleries and restaurants/eateries along Bellevue (including the Audrain Building) in addition to William Street and Bellevue Gardens businesses will be participating—keep an eye out for the balloons at the entrances welcoming you in. Look for familiar favorites offering great discounts (The Linen Shop, Talbots, Angela Moore, The Tennis Store, Michael Hayes, Wish, William Vareika Fine Arts and more) and new names as well (Mimi’s for Kids, Sara Campbell, Venetucci Home, Calvet Paris 1937)–and those are just a few. Running a little low on energy? Pop into Annie’s, Le Petit Gourmet, the Hotel Viking or It’s My Party for shopping sustenance.
Want to start the celebrating on Sidewalk Sale eve? Toast the arrival of J. McLaughlin’s sailboat to Newport Harbor by attending tonight’s Sip & Save at the Bellevue Avenue shop. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can sip cocktails, meet the boat’s skipper Ryan Finn and take advantage of some sweet markdowns. 15% of all proceeds will benefit Newport Hospital.
Also, this weekend is the annual Helly Hansen Warehouse Sale in Newport. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to midnight, save up to 75% on footwear, foul weather gear, snowboarding jackets, snow sports gear, boating attire, base layer and H/H’s signature fleece for men, women and children. This year the sale moves to the Newport Yachting Center in the heart of downtown.
And if you’re a lucky ticket holder for the Wynton Marsalis concert Friday night, don’t forget the Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Cocktail Party on the Horseshoe Piazza at the International Tennis Hall of Fame from 6:30pm – 7:45pm. Enjoy great music, food and drink before the big show. Tennis Hall of Fame Members: $40;
Non-Members: $50. Party includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Call (401) 324-4072 for tickets.
It’s one of Newport’s most anticipated holiday weekends: July 4th. You’ll find no shortage of locals and visitors alike dressed in head-to-toe red, white and blue, including the ubiquitous Old Navy family flag t-shirts. For those looking for a more subtle approach or festive fourth footwear, I spotted these Sperry Top-Sider Del Ray wedge sandals with a nautical touch on the tropical basket-weave wedge. For a higher heel, the Sperry Top-Sider Southport Slingback Wedge with rope laces adding a whimsical touch to the canvas upper with a peep toe and chunky cork wedge. Both were at Sole Desire on Thames Street.
There are also great sales at Michael Hayes (where I spotted a Tory Burch tunic marked down), Potter & Co., Banana Republic, and the newly opened Breakwater Surf Co. on the corner of Thames and Franklin Streets. Also, warm congratulations to Karen King of Style Newport, celebrating her first year in business today. Cheers!