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StyleWeek Finale Featuring Sarah Prost, Jess Abernethy & Jonathan Joseph Peters

Local fashionista and style blogger Mia Lupo attended StyleWeek this past Friday featuring designers Sarah Prost, Jess Abernethy and Jonathan Joseph Peters. Her blog, Penser Sourvent (which translated from French means “to think about often), is all about style finds, trends and Newport musings. Check out the amazing gallery of pieces from the StyleWeek Accessories Showcase by CLICKING HERE.

Mia describes the collection presented by Providence’s own Jess Abernethy as “retro-inspired resort wear,” noting Abernethy’s penchant for designs with graphic prints fashioned into classic silhouettes. Headscarves and dramatic makeup polished off each look:

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For the finale, Jonathan Joseph Peters presented a collect Mia said was “funky and fresh.” The craftsmanship and detail manifested itself via thoughtful cascading ruffles, feminine necklines, sequin and studs,and surprising elements like intricate back detail:

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Bravo to the incomparable Rosanna Ortiz Sinel and her StyleWeek Northeast team on another extraordinary showcase of regional talent!

September 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

StyleWeek Thursday: Jillian Banta, Karla Marie & Susan Troy

Thursday night’s StyleWeek shows opened with Jillian Banta, a recent graduate URI’s Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design program who says she draws inspiration from Europeans architecture and street style. Aquidneck Island’s own Stacie Waleyko, seen below, walked the runway in two of Banta’s designs. Stacie, represented by The Beauty Within Model Management, will wrap up her runway week (appearing every night) at tonight’s finale shows. A B IMG_2462 IMG_2477 IMG_2476 IMG_2474 IMG_2470 IMG_2469IMG_2485

Karla Marie Quiroz paid homage to her Dominican Republic homeland with a collection bursting with bright color, midriff bearing silhouettes and vibrant patterns. Just 22 years old, the URI student finished her ensembles with models sporting cool green eye-color and flowing tresses.

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Susan Troy holds a BFA in Textiles/Fiber Arts at UMASS Dartmouth and attended the School of Fashion Design in Boston. Her collection Thursday evening was stunning–natural fabrics (lots of linen), elegant silhouettes and exquisitely styled models created an ethereal vibe reminiscent of  A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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August 30, 2013 at 8:25 am Leave a comment

Stephanie Kolanko, Naomi Sauro and Amy Stetkiewicz Make a Splash at StyleWeek

The seventh installment of StyleWeek continues this week showcasing the work of regional designers with a passion for fashion. Last night’s trio of shows at the Providence Biltmore wowed with bold color, reinvented silhouettes and a whimsical point of view.

North Smithfield-based designer Stephanie Kolanko, who studied Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design at URI opened the show:

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Next up was the debut of NoMy Style by Naomi Sauro who specializes in designing plus-size women’s clothing:  

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And summing up the evening was the Spring 2014 collection by Amy Stetkiewicz, a Parsons grad with an affinity for modern simplicity with luxe appeal:

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Tickets still available for shows this week. see post below for the line-up.

August 28, 2013 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

StyleWeek Begins!

ImageTickets are still available for the awesome StyleWeek Northeast shows this week, and all the fabulousness unfolds at the Providence Biltmore. Monday’s opening night shows included PINI presented by Flaunt Boutique, Chances R Designs by Toni Lyn Spaziano and GREGORY PAUL— all to rave reviews. The excitement continues through Friday–here’s the exciting line up:

Tuesday, August 27th

7pm Stephanie Kolanko
8pm NoMy Style
9pm Amy Stetkiewicz

Wednesday, August 28th

7pm kelly Zogheb
8pm Evan Michael Industry
9pm Alistair Archer

Thursday, August 29th

7pm Jillian Banta – Apparel Designer
8pm Karla Marie
9pm Susan Troy Designs

Friday, August 30th

6:30 pm installation by Phil Shaw
7pm Sarah Prost
8pm Jess Abernethy
9pm Jonathan Joseph Peters

For more information and tickets, CLICK HERE. Stay plugged in on Newport Stylephile’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @newportSTYLE.

August 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment


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