Posts tagged ‘Sequin’
I celebrated the arrival of Sequin stores here in Newport since day one; not only because their designs are stunning, creative, contemporary yet vintage-inspired and cost-effective, but because the trio of local shops add beauty to our streetscapes. Also, founders Kim and Linda Renk, along with Creative Director Tara Malkovich, are an inspiration. They’ve supported
many charities via their designs including a cause close to my heart, animals in need. Just some of the beneficiaries of their generosity include our own Potter League for Animals, the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center and other animal rescues near and far.
Most recently, I discovered their stunning Color Karma Collection which features colored stones “that represent qualities and moods that we all experience or strive for.” Featuring versatile and vibrant semi-precious stones along with charms cast with original Sequin illustrations, these bracelets are an effortless wardrobe staple.
I’ve been wearing “Happy,” a set of four semi-precious beaded stretch bracelets in turquoise (one in pearl) with crystal accents and a seashell charm; “Balanced,” a set of four in green with crystal accents (one in pearl) and an abstracted Earth charm; and “Sincere,” a set of four in cobalt blue (one in pearl) with crystal accents and a starry sky charm. They’re interchangeable, stackable and go from the boardroom to a beach party to a night on the town:
(Above: wearing “Sincere” at Au Courant)
Sure you can get Sequin at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel and Bloomingdales, as well as select specialty boutiques nationwide, but they’re right here in Newport at all three shops (two on Bellevue, one on Thames).
To discover all the sets and their meanings behind each one, CLICK HERE.
Find Sequin shops at 474 Thames Street, 182 Bellevue Avenue, and 119 Bellevue Avenue. A great time to check out the collection is at this weekend’s Bellevue Avenue Sidewalk Sale, Aug. 7, 8 & 9, 2015
Disclosure: I was given these Sequin sets gratis to experience and review. As always, opinions expressed are independent and my own.
It’s Critter Glitter time again—that irresistible sale when Sequin jewelry, found regularly at top retailers including Henri Bendel, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus, is marked down 30-70% of retail with all proceeds benefiting the Potter League for Animals. Featuring necklaces, signature bangles, earrings, pins and rings, the sale takes place today through Sunday at the shelter—where you just may be inspired to also give a furry friend their forever home (click here for hours).
The runways are alive at the Providence Biltmore as the show-stopping fashions seen at StyleWeek are the talk of the town, and I went to The Rhode Show this morning with some StyleWeek-inspired shoes and accessories. (There was much hometown pride in the house when Tiverton’s own Nicole Lebreux, an FIT grad, unveiled a collection last night that showcased vintage-inspired prints in a modern take of classic silhouettes.) Though designers spend months sketching and constructing garments, the final look goes far beyond the clothing. Hair, make-up, shoes and accessories are all part of the style equation and we have seen some extraordinary pieces sashay down the runway (you can practically hear fashion guru Tim Gunn advising, “Use the accessories wall thoughtfully!”).
Arguably Rhode Island’s best known designer, Jonathan Joseph Peters crafted a collection that earned explosive applause during his opening night show with looks he described as a “wandering warrior gypsy” and “post-apocalyptic” which included feathers, chains, medallions and tribal influences (accessories by House of Cach). I brought chandelier earrings, bib necklaces and chunky cuffs from Newport’s Sequin, and a bamboo clutch and double-roped belt from J. McLaughlin, to capture an inspired look by Peters.
Whether you call them shooties or booties, the chunky shoe was all over the runway this StyleWeek (like these ones by Sam Edelman from Active Sole in Newport). For a more understated approach, designers paired looks with a subtle nude stiletto—always sexy and a handy wardrobe staple—with ensembles, like the pair I brought this morning also by Sam Edelman.
On opening night, Selahdor by David Chum juxtaposed ultra-feminine frocks with decidedly masculine-inspired footwear for women. I found the exact same look with this Lola Brogue Oxford for women from Rockport in Newport–amazing!
Stylist extraordinaire Christina K. Pierce gave me the scoop the common thread woven throughout many of the shows she’s working with (which includes Nicole Lebreux, Candice Wu, Chances R Designs by Toni Lyn Spaziano, Harpy by Jen Greeke and Yellow Clover by Sarah Prost): crystal embellishments! From edgier interpretations with gun metal gray and rich bronze to rich jewel tones, designers brought the bling.
Click the pic below to watch the clip!
Find out more about the StyleWeek Providence designers by clicking here, and see more of design Nicole Lebreux’s collection on our Facebook page!
Happy Thanksgiving! For many, after the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, it’s time to plot the Black Friday strategy for the best savings. Buy local, and don’t forget to support Small Business Saturday (and register your AmEx in advance to get a $25 credit on your next statement when you buy at a participating store. Click link for details). But I know this isn’t your first Black Friday rodeo. Let’s do this:
ACTIVE SOLE: The store’s Mystery Discount Tree holiday promotion, kicks off. Customers are invited to choose an ornament from the tree inside the store and inside is their discount.
ALEX AND ANI: 15% off all day on Black Friday (doors open at 8am. FYI: 25% off at the Chapel View store in Cranston 8am-11am only, 15% off the rest of the day)
THE APOTHECARY: Black Friday and Saturday, doors open at 9am, swag bags with mini radiances and mini foundations for the first 20 shoppers. 15-75% off your favorite brands. Special promos: • Purchase $100 of Bare Minerals and receive a complimentary full size flawless definition mascara (value $18) • Purchase $100 of MD Skincare products and receive a weeks worth of the retail peel (value $20) • Purchase $50 of Mario Badescu products and receive the perfect travel bag w/3 mini products (value $30) • $100 gift cards for only $85 (only 15 available) • $50 gift cards for only $35 (only 15 available) • $10 brow shaping all day
ANCHOR BEND GLASS: Black Friday through Dec. 24, 9th Annual Holiday sale, up to 50% off handblown glass
DEBORAH WINTHROP LINGERIE: 20% off all sleepwear, select bras and panties
GAP: Everything in the store 60% off through Nov. 27
GOSSIP (locations in Newport and Wickford): Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday, take advantage of bonus giveaways including a ($32 value) scarf with $100 purchase, a ($98 value) Jae Basilio sweater with $200 purchase, and a Free People sweater with $300 purchase (limit one per customer, offers cannot be combined or used with othe offers or store credit, while supplies last)
GREEN ENVY: Online promotion: 20% off your total order with coupon code “ethical” at GreenEnvyShop.com. Coupon valid from Black Friday through Monday, Nov. 28th (also, the in-store sale rack is stocked with deals, lots of pieces 50% off)
GROOVY GATOR: Black Friday 20% off storewide
ISLAND SURF & SPORT: Black Friday, 20% off all clothing, 10% off surf boards, wetsuits, goggles and bikes
JASON & CO.: From Black Friday through Dec. 4th, everything in the store is 25%-50% off (excluding Pandora Jewelry)
KAROL RICHARDSON: Holiday Trunk Show Black Friday through Sunday (limited inventory)
KI-RA SALON: Black Friday and Saturday only, with every $100 gift card you buy, receive $15 in KiRa Cash towards your next service (this offer can not exceed $300 and can be used thru Dec. 30). Also, 30% off all retail $15 or more.
KRISTINA RICHARDS: Clearance sale continues through Sunday, discounts up to 75% off
PINK PINEAPPLE: Cashmere blowout sale starts Black Friday and goes through Monday. Also, the shop is doing buy one get one (a.k.a. bogo) 50% off promos all weekend—Friday, all full price clothing is bogo; Saturday, all home goods are bogo, Sunday, all jewelry bogo; and Monday, the entire store is bogo.
POTTER & CO.: On Black Friday and Saturday, for every purchase of $100 or more receive $10 gift certificate, at $150 a $15 gift certificate, at $200 a $20 gift certificate. On Black Friday from 8am- 10am, Potter will double the free gift certificates. Specials and items marked on sale both days, and receive a reusable tote bag from The North Face with any purchase of $100 or more
RANEW SALON: Buy 2 get 1 free on ALL products and 20% off all gift cards through Saturday
SEQUIN: It’s Pink Friday at all three locations! Take 30% off your entire purchase 9am-noon, and 20% off your entire purchase from noon to close (offers exclude bangles and are only valid in person the day of November 25). At 119 Bellevue location, you’ll also find 40% off all Badgley Mischka handbags and swimwear, and all Lily Holt shoes priced at just $59.
SOLE DESIRE: 20% off everything in the store (non-sale items) from 7am-12pm
STALISE: 30% off storewide on Black Friday
TEAM ONE NEWPORT: Spend $100 and receive a $10 coupon, spend $200 and receive a $20 coupon (good towards a future purchase). Select items up to 40% off.
WISH: 20% off purchases on Black Friday (opening at 9am)
Be sure to check back as I’m bound to add even more stores before Friday.
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Well, mostly back. As back as it can be without it’s own separate space. The ballgowns, cocktail dresses and caftans that defined Badgley Mischka’s Bellevue Avenue pop-up shop and made a fashionable splash last summer (in the space that is now home to the Sara Campbell boutique) can now be found at 119 Bellevue Avenue, a concept shop also featuring Sequin jewelry design and accessories, and the Palm-Beach-Meets-Newport duo Boo Gemes and Lily Holt.
The shop is carrying a select number of the designers’ Mark + James line, a more youthful, contemporary collection, in addition to jaw-dropping evening gows, cocktail dresses, caftans, swimwear and the newly arrived Badgley Mischka footwear.
Pictured above, Rumer Willis for Badgley Mischka
The sun’s scheduled to be stunning, the shops are ready to shine and Newport is open for business. Tomorrow’s Spring Stroll, taking place along Bellevue Avenue and William Street, welcomes the season with grand openings, in-store promotions, refreshments and nibbles from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lisa Sarro Fitzpatrick, co-owner of Wish, the much-loved upscale consignment boutique, says the brand new William Street location is stunning and stocked with designer duds and fabulous shoes. Marcela Calvet’s eponymous luxe handbag boutique will officially open its doors at 59 Bellevue (here’s the story I broke on her arrival), and while you’re down in that end of the neighborhood, be sure to stop in the gourmet trio of La Maison de Coco, Le Petit Gourmet and the Newport Wine Cellar.
On the opposite end of Bellevue, but sure to pop by Sequin and the newly opened Sara Campbell (I got the scoop first on her foray into Newport-here’s the skinny), Twig, and across Memorial Boulevard, the shops on the Casino Block are ready to rock. Papers and Lulubelle’s will be welcoming strollers, as will J. McLaughlin, which is hosting a Sip & Shop event to benefit the American Cancer Society (15% of your purchase will be donated to the ACS). Denim doyenne Laura Jean will be serving refreshments and offering free chair massages by massage therapist Julie Basil Pierce, and The Linen Shop has a great sale and fresh linens for spring.
Head down William Street where you’ll find the aforementioned Wish, plus It’s My Party Bake Shoppe and the fabulous Rib & Rhein. At Wag Nation, your fashionable four-legged friends will be doted over and as I suspect, showered with treats. Look for the balloons for shops participating in the stroll.