Fashion

Slow Flowers in Little Compton

Farmer florist Mary Kate Kinnane explains the beauty of locally grown blooms.

It’s a fact: Supermarket red roses and daisies — why are the seed heads always neon green? — wither next to billowy cosmos, dahlias, purple lupine, sunny shasta daisies and peonies grown in local soil. They’re prettier, that’s for sure. They often smell nicer, too, and they last longer in the vase. But (the best part) locally grown flowers are…

High Society Fashion in the City By the Sea

Child and Family of Newport brought out the fashion tent at Salve Regina University's Ochre Court to showcase the latest from local designers.

Last week, Child and Family of Newport presented Au Courant, the Golden Age of Hollywood, alongside StyleWeek Northeast. Models walked down the runway inside a beautiful tent set up on the lawn at Ochre Court mansion at Salve Regina University. Fashionable men and women from Aquidneck Island, Providence and beyond came out to support the social service provider of Newport County,…

A Stylish Reason to Sip Champagne On a Thursday Morning

The theme for this year’s Angela Moore Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch is "Fashion through the Decades."

It’s time to plan your summer’s best outfit for the annual Angela Moore Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch. The Newport social event is happening on July 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the historic waterfront mansion, Rosecliff, and stylish women and men from near and far will get an exclusive look at classic looks recreating the style of fashion…

Q-and-A: Kiel James Patrick

The Kiel James Patrick jewelry, clothing and accessories brand evolved from humble beginnings to international success.

Kiel James Patrick and Sarah Vickers at Castle Hill Inn in Newport. Photo from Instagram @KJP. Kiel James Patrick's popular Rhode Island-made brand, featuring those trademark anchor rope bracelets, has expanded into clothing, ties, shoes and other accessories. When sales of the bracelets began to surpass production capacity, Patrick and his future wife, Sarah Vickers, moved the business from Patrick’s backyard to a factory…

Don't Miss These Three Spring Fashion Events

SEED Cirque, StyleWeek Swim and Au Courant will keep your social calendar packed this season.

Summer is nearly here, and that means StyleWeek Swim. The swimwear fashion event is returning in June to the Hotel Providence, where StyleWeek began. But you don’t have to wait until June to get your fashion fix, because there’s a SEED party to benefit up-and-coming student designers who will be participating in the mentorship program. Here’s the information on all…

Free People to Open in Providence Place Mall

The stores feature clothes with a bohemian vibe.

Fans of boho style, get excited: Free People is coming to Providence Place Mall. The company is opening its first store in Rhode Island, and will be stocking maxi dresses, minis, rompers and other styles with bold prints, embroidery and lace, according to a news release. It will also feature a line of lingerie called “Intimately Free People.” "Providence is…

Top Five with Blueprint 5

Jim Fortier spills on the hottest spring trends for men.

The Style spread in the May issue of Rhode Island Monthly is made for the jet-setting man. In addition to mainstay menswear shops like Royal Male and Milan, the section includes a few picks from new men's clothing store, Blueprint 5, in East Greenwich. I'm still drooling over a dreamy brown leather overnighter featured in the section — a once-in-a-lifetime…

Park Free, Shop and Eat on Spring Saturdays in Providence

Providence is offering free two-hour parking in business districts around the city on Saturdays through May 9.

Finally. Spring has finally made an appearance and if last weekend was any indication, people are thrilled to get back outside. The ice scraper has been stowed in the back of the car (I won't take it out, though, because you never know), snow boots have been retired to the closet and it feels great to walk outside without having…

Our Favorite Looks from StyleWeek Season 10

We featured our top three looks from all the shows, and provided details on how you can get your hands on fabulous custom fashion from these local designers.

StyleWeek is more than just a week of fashion shows. After the catwalk closes up and the lights are taken down, the ordering process begins. Designers from the fall shows are now accepting offers for custom designs on their websites or through email, or you can shop some of the very same runway looks straight from the racks at nude in the Providence…

Behind the Scenes at StyleWeek Northeast

Interviews with the creative directors of hair and makeup and back of house manager; the people who put the finishing touches on runway shows.

Rhode Island Monthly went behind the scenes at StyleWeek Northeast to learn what goes into hair and makeup and back of house organization at the annual fashion week. Meet creative director of hair Betha Wood, creative director of makeup Holly Dalton and LuLu Locks, back of house manager. Photos by Cat Laine of Painted Foot photography.   Betha Wood, Creative Director of Hair Owner of Salon Bianco in Providence. How long have…