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Two decades in, the Newport Flower Show continues to grow and wow visitors with extraordinary arrangements, exquisite entries and the fabulous Gardeners Marketplace (in addition to the events, party, demos and more). This year’s “American Beauty, Timeless Style” theme celebrated the rose that bears the “American Beauty” name which was cultivated by the original owner of the famed “summer cottage” in the late 1800s. Displays, meanwhile, honored timeless style, including that of Newport’s most legendary bride and style icon, Jacqueline Kennedy. (The Angela Moore Fashion Show & Champagne Brunch will continue the theme with “Fashion Through the Decades” on July 9)
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the show, The Preservation Society of Newport County commissioned mother/daughter artists Cecy and Marilyn Jones to design and hand-paint a limited edition Newport Flower Show silk scarf ($150.00, 10% off for Preservation Society members), available at the Newport Mansions stores and NewportStyle.net.
The Preservation Society of Newport County invites all City of Newport residents and their families to enjoy all regularly scheduled tours of the Newport Mansions for free in 2015 in homage of the Society’s 70th anniversary.
In the peak of this past summer season, Victoria’s Secret Angels Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo and Candice Swanepoel descended on the City-by-the-Sea to shoot the company’s Holiday 2012 campaign. Famed director Michael Bay took command at the world-famous Newport Mansions, using the Gilded Age opulence as the setting for the sexy shoot. If you haven’t spotted one of the commercials yet, just wait–they’ll be in heavy rotation over the next few weeks.
Click the image above, below or click here to watch a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot and why the Angels think the Newport Mansions are the perfect location for the shoot!
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.
As retailers prepare for Black Friday, some favorites are getting a head start. Because so many folks travel over the holiday, Pink Pineapple will start their Black Friday Sale early and for one evening only. Today (Thursday, Nov. 17), from 4-8pm, Pink Pineapple will be offering ALL cashmere styles 25%-75% off at their Clock Tower Square location in Portsmouth only. Shoppers must mention Black Friday Pricing as this is an unposted sale. I’ll have more on their special promotions next weekend in a special Black Friday post.
On Bellevue Avenue, Laura Jean is hosting a “Bi-Coastal Inspired” trunk show tomorrow featuring jewelry from acclaimed California designer (and Newport native), Elizabeth Sayles and wines from Napa Valley boutique winery, Trifecta. Sayles’ line of reworked antique jewelry, called Harlow, is a favorite among celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, January Jones and Portia de Rossi and she is the official jeweler for Chelsea Lately, The Ellen Show, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Monk and House. Her jewelry can be found at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, along with small boutiques across the country and tomorrow, at Laura Jean. Check out her work by clicking here. To enjoy a day of premium denim, boots, one-of-a-kind jewelry and small batch Cabernet Sauvignon, pop by Laura Jean tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 18) from 12-6pm at 198 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.
Local fashionistas should be sure to check out StyleNight Out presented by Providence Monthly taking place tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 18) from 6-10pm throughout the Capital City. Designers on-site, trunk shows, installations, discounts (whoot! whoot!) and more, and it’s free and open to the public. Click here for details!
The Newport Flower Show starts today and at tonight’s Preview Party, you’d be remiss not to don a hat. I mean, how many opportunities does a gal have to party in gorgeous headwear? You can get as eclectic as you like with a fab fascinator or embrace the classic elegance of a wide-brimmed garden hat. I scoped out some great local spots for hat and Michael Hayes had a lovely display (at left) with find finds. Closet Revival on Broadway also had some great pieces throughout the shop, so look up, look down and in every nook and cranny and you’ll see everything from vintage pieces with French netting to colorful cloches to more wide-brim styles. I even spotted a sassy pink number with feathers and plumes! Marshall’s in Middletown had some great, wallet friendly hats as well (pictured right). Sure hats come in handy for the Newport Flower Show, but also for garden and derby parties, polo and just having a fashionable good time.