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Nautical by Nature: Sweet Maddie’s Chart-Topping Creations

Newport-based photographer Madeline Polss, whose work has been featured in everything from local to national magazines (like, Elle!) traded landlubbing for a life on the sea nearly a year ago. But even from far off ports, the creative shutterbug has expanded her Sweet Maddie’s line of Rhode Island nautical chart pendants, earring and cufflinks, and has recently expanded to super-cute key rings, wine charms and more pendants. Stylephile originally introduced Sweet Maddie’s here, and its so exciting to see Madeline handcrafting pieces aboard the Saralane for exotic (and much more tropical) locales.

Locally, Frazzleberries on Thames Street, Most Naturally in Narragansett and Block Island Trading Company on Block Island all carry the line, but from afar, check out Sweet Maddie’s Esty site by clicking here.

November 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm 1 comment

The Legacy of Longchamp’s Le Pliage

You can hardly call Longchamp bags a “hot new trend;” the company has been churning out pieces for more than 60 years (first leathergoods, in founder Jean Cassegrain’s native France), but the company’s “Le Pliage” nylon tote is more popular than ever. From high school highways and college campuses to celebrities and busy moms on the go, they’re the ubiquitous no frills bag noted for quality craftsmanship and simple appeal, punctuated by its iconic racing horse logo. Solids reign supreme, but more creative patterns are making their debut, and most of what the company makes still comes from the workshops in France. You can spot Le Pliage bags around the world, and they are a favorite among travelers for their durability. (For an everyday bag, I prefer more structure, but judging by its popularity, I’m the exception and not the rule.)

While the flagship boutique is appropriately perched on Paris’s most fashionable address, rue Saint Honoré, you need not jet on over to shop for a Longchamp. Newport’s Island Pursuit carries the tote (small: $98; medium: $125; large: $145). C’est Manifique!

November 1, 2011 at 8:42 am Leave a comment

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