Posts tagged ‘nautical style’
The show will include fun resort fashions featuring new looks from Angela Moore, Manuel Canovas, Just Madras and Jack Rogers. Plus, there will be selected historic fashions from the Preservation Society archives, dating from 1945 to the present, modeled on the runway by familiar TV and fashion personalities…something that has never been done before!
Guests will also experience an exclusive one day only exhibit featuring fashion accessories and photographs from the Preservation Society’s collection.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. Guests are invited to have their picture taken on the “Red Carpet” staircase of Rosecliff and then enjoy cocktails on the terrace, overlooking majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean, before proceeding to the ballroom for the seated Fashion Show and Brunch.
Tickets are $90 for Preservation Society members and $100 for non-members.
Your ticket includes:
~ “Fashion through the Decades” fashion show
~ exclusive one-day fashion exhibit
~ a scrumptious champagne brunch
~ a $25 Angela Moore Gift Certificate
~ a ticket to tour The Elms
Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets online, visit www.newportmansions.org or call 401-847-1000 ext 140.
How great are these “Lat & Lo” necklaces, named for Newport’s latitude & longitude coordinates? They were spotted at Island Outfitters and are proudly handcrafted in the US. Available in 14k gold filled, solid gold or solid sterling silver metals, each Lat & Lo piece is custom ordered (so they take a little time). Starting at $48.
I’ve featured the classic striped boat neck top, also known as a French sailor shirt or Brenton stripes, on Newport Stylephile in the past (here and here are just some examples). Fashion icons including Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Newport’s own Jackie O have sported the timeless stripes, and as we transition from summer into fall, this ever ageless style is one to embrace.
The SAINT-JAMES Company has been touting the look since 1889, perhaps even being credited with “inventing” it. Established in Lower Normandy in the commune of
Saint-James, the style was originally intended for deep sea fishermen, then adopted by known seafarers, and amateur yachtsmen. The “genuine pure new knitted woolen Breton seaman’s sweater” was originally pure wool and it soon became a global phenomenon. Today, there are SAINT JAMES boutiques found in Paris, Nice, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo, Strasbourg, Lyon, Granville, Biarritz, Tokyo and more, but you don’t need a passport to find the century-old brand.
Island Pursuit on lower Thames Street carries select SAINT JAMES autumn collection pieces for men and women including sweaters coats jackets, tops, dresses, and accessories like scarves, tops, belts, totes and umbrellas. SAINT JAMES is known for top quality and longevity and are priced on par with upscale brands (a women’s long-sleeve top, for example, typically starts around $89, scarves around $40). But with coupon code: NEWPORTSTYLE, get 20% of your entire purchase. The fine print: 20% off applies to in-store and online purchases from now until November 1st. Offer is only valid on regular price items and cannot be combined with any other offer. When shopping online, get free shipping on all orders over $100.
This post has been sponsored by Island Pursuit. All opinions expressed are independent and my own. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.
How great are these bracelets engraved with Newport’s exact coordinates from Pink Pineapple? They’re the perfect accessory to show off your hometown pride, your favorite place to visit, somewhere special in your heart, the site of a memorable girls’ getaway, where you fell in love, were engaged or tied the knot. (By the way…if you want one, act fast –they’re selling like hotcakes!) Available in both brass or sterling, $40.
Pink Pineapple has locations on Thames Street in Newport and Clock Tower Square in Portsmouth.
They say a woman can never have too many shoes, and while I’ll agree, a closet full of kicks is fun, I’m much more of a handbag connoisseur. From night-on-the-town clutches to over-sized canvas totes; lusted over lux lines to quirky Esty finds, I find bags irresistible, and I’m not the only one.
Hillary Clinton has been a First Lady, presidential candidate and Secretary of State, but according to an article in Harper’s Bazaar magazine, staffers say nothing makes her happier than a good handbag. Clinton says:
“I think [handbags] could be either a great divider or uniter,” she replies. “I’m on the uniter side. I think no one should make fun of anyone else’s handbag choices … I think we should be united in our support of one another, because [handbags are] like a deep psychological need. It’s a desire to kind of organize and contain that which is important to you in your daily life. I have a philosophical view about this, and I have this Ferragamo hot-pink bag that I adore. My view was that I would carry it around only in spring, but it makes me so happy, I’m even now lugging it around in January. I mean, how can you be unhappy if you pick up a big pink bag?“ (See said Ferragamo bag at above)
I’m loving bags I’m seeing around town, including the ones featured int his post all from Aqua Boutique on lower Thames Street. Aqua just opened a sister store, Salt, in historic Tiverton Four Corners, so if you’re up for a peaceful drive and want to pick up more than just delicious roadside stand foodstuffs, pop into Salt for some new treasures. (Union Jack bags below, $78.)
This amazing nautical look is what happens when preppy style meets eco-friendly fabric. Made of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and dyed with low-impact dyes, this super-comfy, all-occasion dress by Synergy is one of those summer staples you pair with flats for a day of shopping or sky-high wedges for a night on the town. The boat neck and knee-length hemline make for a sophisticated look while the figure flattering attached belt can tie in back or wrap around to one side. So just think: adding this piece to your summer line-up will both boost your wardrobe and environmental responsibility.