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StyleWeek Providence Presents Jennifer Greeke’s Harpy & Kelly Eident’s I’m Your Present

dress by Harpy

On Thursday night, StyleWeek Providence‘s fifth day of fashion, designer Jennifer Greeke debuted Harpy, a collection of feminine pieces with vintage subtleties (a la Mad Men) punctuated by modern styling. The Gloucester, Mass., native is a Parsons School of Design (BFA) alum with a MFA from NYU’s Tisch Design for Stage and Film was a costume designer in the Big Apple, so it’s no surprise there’s a certain dramatic whimsy to each look. Well-fitted cigarette trousers paired with a tailored button down; wide leg pants with reverse illusion suspenders; a long sleeve, body-hugging, gunmetal gray metallic cocktail mini-dress (decidedly 21st century)…classic style with an unexpected twist. I’m coveting the black full skirt with a fitted waist replete with crinoline as shown on The Rhode Show this morning. PS: Kudos to the details, including cage veils, great make-upplus edgy shoes and accessories that offered a finished, polished look. PPS: I love that Greeke donned an old school pair of checkered Vans for her final bow—classic!

RISD’s own and Providence local Kelly Eident presented her sophomore showing at  StyleWeek of her I’m Your Present collection, which is sold in boutiques all over the world and has been worn by sassy songstress Katy Perry and “Scenequeen” Audrey Kitching. The line was a natural complement to Greeke’s Harpy as it also evoked a vintage flair. For example, capes, ruffles and bows peppered the collection throughout. But arguably the most refreshing element of the collection was that many looks were paired with an equally stunning, bow-tie clad male model. Enough words; enjoy the images from night five.

Photos by Anibal Melo,

January 22, 2011 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

StyleWeek Providence Showcases Local and National Talent

Much to the delight of Ocean State fashionistas and beyond, the inaugural StyleWeek Providence kicked off this past weekend welcoming seven days of designer shows, installations and après-show soireés hosted at chic venues throughout the capital city. Highlighting the work of 16 designers, StyleWeek is drawing hundreds of buyers, stylists, fashion writers, fellow designers and fans since Sunday’s opening night shows which featured a collection by Karan Sabag paired with shoes by Goka Design as well as Selah D’or by Boston-based David Chum (who grew up in nearby Fall River, Massachusetts). Goka’s Brazilian-born designer, Alessandra Gold, now operates from both her Rhode Island and Miami-based offices and studios, and was known in Newport for a boutique she opened on Thames Street (her shoes are still carried locally at Laura Jean on Bellevue Avenue).  CLICK HERE to see images from Sabag and Chum; photos of collections will be added as StyleWeek continues.  Photos by Susan Duca.

Runway shows thus far have included collections from Providence-based and Queen of Hearts proprietress Karen Beebe (CLICK HERE to see Karen on The Rhode Show), Boston’s own Sam Mendoza, Sarah Prost and MadeMOIselle Boston. Coming up will be collections by RISD-grad Kelly Eident (whose I’m Your Present line has been donned by celebrities such as Katy Perry); Samuel Vartan; David Yoo for

Designer Jonathan Joseph Peters

Andrea Valentini (another RISD alum); luxury menswear by Jeff Lahens; as seen on Lifetime’s Project Runway’s season seven Maya Luz; Boston native Michael De Paulo; Providence-based Jessica Abernethy and for the much-anticipated finale, the “Ingenue” runway show by Woonsocket native Jonathan Joseph Peters, best known for his appearance of the most recent season of Project Runway. Other events throughout the week include an outdoor concert at Hotel Providence with jazz darlings Sit Down Baby! on June 9th at 5:30 p.m., the Waterplace Park Concert Series featuring Fanfarlo on June 11th at 7:30 p.m., and an all-day arts festival running the entire length of Westminster Street on Saturday, June 12th.

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June 9, 2010 at 8:23 am Leave a comment

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