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Grab that Givenchy! Walk the Red Carpet in Newport

Wanna walk the Red Carpet? The Friends of the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center are hosting a Red Carpet Gala & Live Screening Party Sunday. Don that ballgown if you like, or slide on your favorite pair of jeans—the choice is yours because the official dress code is “blue jeans to black tie.”

With promises of gregarious glamour, the one-night only event includes hors d’oeuvres, champagne, wine and beer (all cash bar), and a live auction and raffle with great prizes. Prepare for the paparazzi, then sit back and who takes top prize in each category and how hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco (who’s been popping up around Providence these days per his RISD classes) fair. Proceeds from the event will benefit efforts to upgrade the heating system in the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center.

To Go: $35 ticket for the whole evening, (6:30 arrival for Red Carpet), appetizers, dessert and awards screening. / $15 ticket for 7:45 arrival, desserts & coffee. Tickets may be purchased on-line at or at the box office at 49 Touro Street. The live screening starts at 8pm.

Me? I’ll be busy taking notes for an early morning appearance on The Rhode Show to talk Red Carpet fashion—who was hot and who was not. I’d love to know who YOU think wears it best, and who’s a hot mess! Leave a comment here, post on my Facebook, or Tweet me at @newportSTYLE!

Then, tune in at 8am on Fox Providence on Monday morning as stylist and friend Jill Marinelli and I dish!

February 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Au Revoir, StyleWeek! Cheers to you!


StyleWeek Providence went out on a high note Saturday night by presenting the collections of Joseph Aaron Segal (a knitwear and print designer and Industrial Knitting instructor at RISD–see my interview with him by CLICKING HERE), the vivacious Daniela Corte, and one of the masterminds credited with shining the spotlight on the region’s burgeoning fashion scene, Jonathan Joseph Peters. See the video above for a taste of some of the great fashions we’ve seen throughout the week, and what StyleWeek Ambassadors Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen from the Real Housewives of New York City as seen on Bravo had to say. The 17th floor of the Biltmore was jam packed and I was honored to wear the opening look from designer Kara Wickman’s Oui collection, shown on Monday night to rave reviews! We’ll also be doing a feature on StyleWeek designers Andrea Valentini, Jessica Abernethy and Philip Sawyer soon.

Tune in to Regina’s Universe on Blog Talk Radio tonight for our StyleWeek wrap-up, details on how to listen here. And now, what you came for:

Jonathan Joseph Peters

Daniela Corte

Photos by Anibal Melo,

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January 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm 2 comments

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

Feelin’ Haute Haute Haute

Fashionistas take note: The September Issue, a documentary on the glamour, the power, and passion behind Vogue magazine and its seemingly immortal editrix Anna Wintour, opens this Friday (September 18th) at Newport’s Jane Pickens Theater in Washington Square. It’s not the first time the high fashion pub has been at the Pickens. In 2005, Vogue sponsored the opening night screening of “Seamless,” a documentary following the struggle of talented but underfunded emerging designers, at the Newport International Film Festival. Designer Doo Ri Chung, a subject in the film (and today at the helm of her prospering Doo.Ri line, just shown last night at New York City’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park), and Vogue publisher Tom Florio mingled at the after party in Newport’s historic Colony House.

While the ins and outs of Vogue’s most anticipated issue are relegated to the Big Apple, Newport welcomed its own haute couture studio this summer, Isoude, which captured’s attention in June. Designed by the FIT and RISD-educated Katie Brierley, Isoude’s collections include elegant cocktail dresses, formal gowns, skirts, tops and more, all meticulously crafted of the most luxurious fabrics. Each piece seems to invoke a modern aesthetic but timeless styling, which is why the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology included a piece from the line in their newly minted Fashion & Politics exhibit. But you don’t have to traipse to NYC to see the best of Isoude, simple visit the Bellevue Avenue studio (142 Bellevue Avenue, Newport).

September 17, 2009 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

Embracing the lifestyle–the look, the flavor, the style–of Newport, Rhode Island!

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