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Another Way to Help Haiti

The media seems to be doing a fairly good job of keeping Haiti front of mind, continuing to stress the importance of helping out in whatever way we can. It’s especially important, because as time passes, "donor fatigue" can set in, and we all move on with our lives, forgetting those that are still being affected directly by the latest…

Providence Runway

Ok, so I know it’s probably a little early to be writing about this, but I was too excited to not share this information (plus it might help to take your mind off the subzero temps outside and focus on a warmer time of year). So here goes: Providence is getting its very own Fashion Week! Dubbed StyleWeek Providence, it…

The September Issue in RI

I first heard about The September Issue almost two years ago when the fashion blogs were reporting that a documentary filmmaker had gained an all-access pass to the hallowed offices of Vogue magazine. Anna Wintour, the fashion magazine’s elusive editrix, reportedly said no at first and then, to the glee of fashion fiends the world over, relented. I’ve been waiting in anticipation…

People-Watching at Polo

This past weekend was the first time it truly felt like summer, at least for me anyway. I triumphantly made it to the beach both days, and also got to partake in one of my absolute favorite summertime activities: tailgating at a Newport polo match. I’m always pleasantly surprised at the pains people go to in order to affect a…

Vintage Shopping 101

Whether fashion is a true passion of yours and you just can’t get enough (as it is for me), or the thought of shopping for clothes truly terrifies you, the “In Style” continuing education classes at RISD satisfy all. The school that churned out such design talent as Nicole Miller and puts on a Bryant Park-worthy runway show of senior…

RI-Made Jewelry Coveted by Hollywood Starlets

You may have seen a stack of their signature expandable bangles on the likes of super starlets such as Jessica Simpson or Miley Cyrus, spotted their earrings in one of your favorite fashion mags (including last month’s Lucky) or seen the jewelry getting props on the blogs. But you probably didn’t know that the increasingly popular Alex and Ani jewelry…

Valentino On-Screen

If you’re into fashion –– and even if you’re not –– you must get down to the Jane Pickens in Newport tonight to see Valentino: The Last Emperor. It’s the last night the documentary is playing. I saw it last week and, trust me, you’ll love it. Producer and director Matt Tyrnauer managed to capture an ultra-insidery view of the…

Spring Fashion – Hope You Liked the Eighties

This season, spring fashion is a mixed bag. Open up any magazine, and you’ll spot everything from African tribal accents to sixties mod dresses to seventies jumpsuits. But probably one of the most prominent influences this spring is the eighties, that dreaded era of fashion misses. It’s beyond me why anyone would want to resurrect a time when big shoulder…

Derby Dress

Reading Lisa’s mint julep post yesterday got me thinking about my own desire to make it to Churchill Downs for the Run for the Roses just once in my lifetime. It’s definitely at the top of my bucket list. I really can’t think of a better way to spend a May day than attending one of the most revered sporting…

Rhode Island Runway

Rhode Island often gets the short end of the stick with it comes to cultural reputation; neither our dining or shopping scenes get many props nationally, or even locally, especially when compared to powerhouses like New York and Los Angeles (although performing arts-wise, we are pretty awesome). So it might come as a surprise to some to discover that our…