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Shop Like an Heiress

Tobacco heiress Doris Duke was known for many things –– her pet camels that were said to roam the grounds of her Newport mansion, her tireless philanthropic work –– but perhaps one of her most lasting legacies is that of clotheshorse. The Newport Restoration Foundation –– the organization that now owns Rough Point, Duke’s Newport home –– strives to keep…

Behind the Scenes: An RI Monthly Cover Shoot

Have you checked out our April issue yet? If not, I really think you should. And not just for the many great ideas about where to go away this summer on a tank of gas. I also think you need to check out the cover. Those legs peeking out from behind that blindingly white suitcase? Yeah, they’re mine. And that…

Decidedly Unfrivolous Fashion

This whole recession thing has shoppers feeling seriously conflicted. On the one hand, it seems the only way we’re going to even begin digging our way out of this mess is if people get over their fears of the figurative sky falling and start spending. On the other hand, the act of shopping for material goods is as gauche as…

Off the Rack: Dressing for Spring in Winter Temps

Tomorrow marks the first day of spring, which means that, for many people, deciding what to wear just got a whole lot more difficult. It’s that awkward in-between season when everyone is itching to break out the brightly colored warm-weather clothes, but the temperature still screams winter. For help, I called on Susan Mullins, a Boston-based wardrobe consultant and stylist…

Off the Rack

Every year around this time, my urge to shop flares. The weather is warming, the bright colors, gauzy fabrics and open toes are just hitting shelves, and images from the recently concluded fashion weeks bombard my brain faster than I can navigate my favorite style blogs. Already, before I even set foot in a store, I’ve started mentally cataloguing the…