Posts tagged ‘Milly’
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.
Tons of shops around Newport are toasting the unofficial start of summer with a sale so you can stock up on seasonal must-haves just in time.
Kristina Richards Studio has marked 30-75% off select pieces from brands like Shoshanna, Sam Edelman, Seven for All Mankind, Milly and more.
Get 20%, 30% or 40% off at Banana Republic.
At Chico’s, get 40% off shorts, tees, crops and tanks.
Boardshorts and bikinis (and they’re so cute—I checked ‘em out!) are 15% off at Potter & Co. (full priced).
The just-opened White House Black Market is giving out in-store coupons for $20 off any purchase of $80 or more.
Gap: in-stores and online at Gap.com, save up to 40% off select styles with tees, tanks and kids shorts as low as $10, kids swim from $12, regular shorts from $25, khakis 20% off and more.
Stalise: Up to 70% off spring and summer merchandise, plus $10, $20, $30 markdown racks.
Amelie Michel French tablecloth warehouse sale in Middletown (in the old Modern Furniture building).
Click here to see some great sales from national retailers.
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I can report that the Kristina Richards Annual Blow-out Sale is worth a trip to the trendy Washington Square boutique where you’ll find up to 75% off. Instead of sale racks being in the center of the store per a usual KR sale, the whole store is marked down. I’m talking $350+ dresses by Shoshanna, Milly and more for $75, spotted some tops for $25 (which I’ll be going back for today), jeans from DL 1961, Rich & Skinny, Seven and J Brand, and pieces from Alice + Olivia (pictured above), T-bags (so soft!), Splendid, Ella Moss (rarely seen on sale), Free People, Bailey 44 and more (wear something easy to change in and out of because you might set up camp in the dressing room)! PS: Check out some of the amazing shoes and bikinis on sale too!
If you’re looking for some inspiration to keep that New Year’s Resolution going, stop into Potter & Co. where you’ll find a lot of great pieces with big markdowns that are perfect for yoga, Pilates, running, snowboarding and all outdoor pursuits. Speaking of performance gear, Patagonia on Thames has some of their signature pieces marked 40%-60% off.
Looking for a little posh and polished looks for the little ones? Mimi’s for Kids on Touro Street near Bellevue has slashed prices that are just too cute for your pint-sized fashionistas.
J. McLaughlin on Bellevue also has some killer sales on pieces you can wear all year long. Nearby, Wish is marking down tons of designer duds by Chloe, Tahari, Tory Burch, BCBG, and Rib & Rhein has a great blend of sale pieces and new arrivals.
At Pink Pineapple, buy 1 get 1 50% off all jewelry in the Newport store only as well as a huge blow-out sale with 50% off clothing (check out the new spring arrivals too!) The Portsmouth Pink Pineapple, meanwhile, is loaded with all new resort and spring clothing! Speaking of Portsmouth, Stalise is honoring President’s Day by inviting shoppers to take an extra 25% off sale merchandise (which is already a steal). Note: they’re closed Sunday so get in today.
Tropical Gangsters on Thames Street is having their $10, $20, $30 sale where you’ll find pieces at those prices throughout the store, so stock up on your “going out” gear.
There are tons of sales going around the island! Lots of restaurants and retailers are offering additional discounts with a Newport Winter Festival button, click here for a complete list of discounts.
Also, Kristina Richards is having a HUGE sale this weekend. If you have any doubt, I can tell you I picked up a T-Bags tunic with a stunning beaded collar that was marked $228 for $25. There were super steals on dresses and tops by Milly, Alice + Trixie, Shoshanna, Alexis, and Monrow, plus a whole table of sale jeans by J Brand, Seven, Rich & Skinny and DL1961.
Down on Lower Thames, shoe shop Tropical Gangstilettos is offering 35% off store-wide (except for new arrivals) where I spotted platforms, flats, knee-high boots and the much-coveted over-the-knee boots. Most sale shoes and boots with the discount are under $50. At Team One Newport, everything in the store is at least 15% off (there are a few exceptions) so sailors can gear up. And at Wish, the girls are gearing up for their big move up the hill, so there are huge discounts on top of the already low fabulous consignments.
J. McLaughlin on Bellevue has slashed prices to make room for spring, but the bast part is that so many of their pieces you can wear all year long. Case in point, the silk Kara vest I scored that was originally $198 for $25 and the $195 dress for $35. (The delightful silk taffeta ballerina skirt in pink (seen above) is also on sale and it’s awesome, as are scarves, belts, toes and accessories. Great menswear is also deeply discounted, including sweaters, polos, outerwear, hats, needlepoint belts, embroidered pans and ties! Visit my Facebook page to see info on their friends and family sale tomorrow from 11-4 p.m.
I’ve long been a fan of Milly, the lovely luxe label that has celebrated classic female form by rolling out utterly covetable color-rich dresses, outerwear and separates season after season. With timeless, figure flattering silohuettes, it’s no wonder Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Beyoncé clad themselves in Milly. So when I heard designer Michelle Smith was toasting the label’s 10th anniversary this spring by debuting a playful new line for little fashionistas, I just had to chat with the designer about Milly Minis. I’m delighted share with Stylephile readers our interview below on the eve of Michelle’s New York Fashion Week Milly Fall/Winter 2011 show at Lincoln Center, which you can watch LIVE tomorrow at 3 p.m. on firstcomesfashion.com
What was your inspiration for launching Milly Minis? My four-year-old daughter, Sophia, was my true inspiration for the collection. She was even the fit model! Overall, it was a natural progression to translate Milly’s signature bold prints and feminine chic aesthetic to playful dresses for young Milly aspirants.
What sort of piece comprise the collection? The Spring 2011 collection is an assortment of dresses and spring coats. Moving into Fall, I decided to introduce skirts and knit tops and cardigans—the perfect little pieces that wear well with the dresses and skirts.
How does Minis complement Milly’s women’s collection? The Milly Minis collection captures the feminine chic style of Milly for young girls, in the 2 to 7 age range. The line features adorable dresses and coats in the same luxe fabrics and bold prints from the women’s ready-to-wear collection.
How do you describe the debut collection, and what do you see at the future of Milly Minis? The debut Spring 2011 collection is straight from the runway and adapted for aspiring young Milly girls. The silhouettes include ribbon tie-back party dresses and shift styles with button-front details and grosgrain trim. Future Minis collections will continue to align with the women’s fabrics and prints, and I plan to create more styles and assortments for my newest little clients!
Milly Minis range from $95-$196. Michelle is also anticipating the opening of Milly’s première flagship boutique on Madison Avenue and the debut of new handbag and jewelry collections. Keep an eye out!
Select pieces by Milly are available locally at:
Kristina Richards Studio 17 Touro Street, Newport, (401) 848-5284; 1000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, (401) 270-0188
Pink Pineapple, 380 Thames Street, Newport, (401) 849-8181; 106 Clock Tower Sq, Portsmouth, (401) 293-5490
Zuzu’s Petals, 165 Main Street, East Greenwich, (401) 398-1199; 288 Thayer Street, Providence, (401) 331-9846
Nordstrom, 6 Providence Place, Providence, (401) 621-3111
Image at top courtesy millyny.com
As the year comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on not only personal highlights, but the people, places and events that have influenced the community that shapes us. The list below is a compilation of posts reflecting what has both shaped the fabric of Newport and its surrounding communities, in no particular order, that we’ve covered:
When the internationally-acclaimed couturier duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka chose the corner of Prospect Hill Street and Bellevue Avenue as the site of just their third eponymously-named boutique, people took notice. The duo told me in an interview in early June that the pop up shop would indeed be seasonal, but also a good litmus test of the market here in Newport for a possible return.
It was just too much fun appearing on The Rhode Show many an early morning this year to chat about some of the best Newport has to offer. From getting the look for less and putting together celeb-inspired looks for our jazz and folk festivals, to getting All Dressed Up and accessorizing up and down, to more recently toasting the holiday season with segments on gift ideas by land and by sea, Christmas in Newport and Last Minute Gift Finds in Newport, The Rhode Show crew is simply the best.
“In the flesh?!” was my reaction when I was told Vogue’s European editor at large, Hamish Bowles, was coming to Newport. Truth is, events featuring style authorities of this magnitude can be, while interesting, less than engaging—there can be the sense they’ve delivered the lecture a million times before and can do it with their eyes closed. Mr. Bowles was anything but. With quirky quips on his costume-loving childhood to insightful commentary on the evolution of style and fashion throughout the modern era, Bowles was as charming as he was dapper.
When Tallulah on Thames opened just in time for spring’s Newport Restaurant Week, fine dining fans were ecstatic over the new addition to Newport’s Lower Thames Street. Winning rave reviews from press and adding a chic upstairs lounge with small plates, the hot spot has won over local gastronomes. Just a stone’ throw away, many Newporters were delighted to see the return of The Pier, a venerable hot spot that had, in more recent history, seen a few reincarnations, few with any staying power. This time around, with new owners, live music and a renovated outdoor bar and patio, the spot seems to have gained significant traction.
Welcome…Come in, Stay a While…
It started in the spring when Newport’s own Angela Moore moved her flagship shop from the northern section of Bellevue Avenue to the Casino Block. (The shop also brought in a fresh crop of lines, including Kara Janx, Milly, Julie Brown, Three Islands, Melly M, Manuel Canovas, Lilla P and more). Classic American clothier J. McLaughlin opened a few doors down by June, followed by Badgley Mischka and the Palm-Beach-Meets-Newport trio of Boo Gemes, Lily Holt, and Sequin, all at 119 Bellevue. Eye-brow guru Sara Schlieff-Ross also opened the doors to ArchBeauty SkinCare Salon & Boutique on Memorial Boulevard, just steps from the corner of William Street and Bellevue which, it seems, is shaping up to be an entirely revitalized shopping corridor in Newport.
Stay tuned for the second half of the list…
We’ll deal with Black Friday next week, but right now, retailers are warming up with some great sales in advance of next week’s Thanksgiving.
Kristina Richards Studio’s Clearance Sale starts today and will run through Nov. 27, but I’d advise going sooner rather than later to get the biggest steals on the major markdowns. The sale, offering 75% off includes select Alice & Olivia, T-Bags, AKA New York, Seven, Free People, Milly, Shoshanna, Hudson, JBrand, Black Halo, Corey Lynn Calter, Beth Bowley and more. Newport location only. Kristina Richards Studio, 17 Touro Street, Newport, 848-5284.
My biggest problem with the sale at Jason & Co. starting tomorrow? It will be hard to keep others in mind when it’s so easy to buy buy buy for yourself!!! This Brick Market gem, pun intended, is offering 20-50% off storewide on pieces by Echo of the Dreamer, Cape Cod Jewelry, Kabana, Amy Khan Russell, Ayala Bar, Anna Beck, Tommy Bahama watches, Silver Seasons, KumKum and more (Pandora excluded). Jason & Co., 207 Goddard Row in Brick Market Place, Newport, 841-9900.
Potter & Co. wants you to warm up for winter with their Bella’s Birthday Sale, offering 20% off all gloves and mittens, honoring their four-legged furry mascot. Pop in on Saturday for “pupcakes” to toast the birthday girl. (Dog owners will get 20% off hats as well, which for anyone who knows, will come is super-handy for those early morning, eye-opening walks…) Potter & Co.,172 Thames Street, Newport, 847-0392.
Laura Jean Denim is offering a Buy 1, Get Second Pair 25% off today through Sunday with looks for men and women. Bring a friend and share the discount or stock up for yourself (or buy on for you and a holiday gift for a loved one…). Laura Jean Denim, 198 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, 849-5326.
For the musician, or budding musician, Mama’s Boy Music in Middletown is offering 25% off select guitars and amplifiers…think of all the open mic nights you can hit after a few lessons! Mama’s Boy Music, 510 E. Main Rd # 6-7, Middletown, 847-1788.
A ton of Newporters mark Anchor Bend Glassworks Holiday Sale on the calendar long before the flip the page to November because their exceptional hand-blown glass ornaments, sculpture, tableware, jewelry and more make perfect gifts for just about everyone one your list—espeically that ‘Good Lord, what the heck am I going to get ______ list?!’ Fill in boss, neighbor, random Secret Santa from work you would never even know their name if you didn’t pick it out of a manila envelope… Sale starts next Wednesday, Nov. 24 and lasts through Christmas Eve with bargains up to 75% off. Take special note of their iconic Christmas Tree and wave detailed ornaments. Anchor Bend Glassworks, 6 Franklin Street, Newport, 849-0698.
Pictured top, Milly dress; ring by Amy Khan, Anchor Bend Glassworks Christmas trees.