Fashion

StyleWeek Day 4: Out-of-this-world Designs Rock the Runway

Designers Nicole Lebreux and Marcel Plante took fashion buffs back in time and to faraway lands at StyleWeek Providence Wednesday night. Egyptian pottery inspired Lebreux’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, and the influence was evident in the playful geometric lines and zigzags on each piece. Not only are her designs complex, but they look incredibly comfortable; Lebreux makes use of organic-knit fabric…

The Fancy Feet At StyleWeek Providence

Every interesting pair of shoes has a story.

Do you linger over displays of stilettos even though you already have a closet full of shoes? Or do you just love someone who does? An array of shoes have been on display both on the runway at StyleWeek Providence and among show attendees. We asked people who attended the show Tuesday night about their fabulous footwear. Here's what they…

Students Face Off in StyleWeek Competition

Sixteen students from local colleges and universities vied Tuesday night for a chance to show their work in an upcoming StyleWeek Providence.

Hundreds of students submitted designs to participate in StyleWeek Providence’s inaugural student design competition. Sixteen of those aspiring designers from colleges and universities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts were selected to participate in Tuesday night’s SEED competition at the Providence Biltmore. They had to stick to a theme of "recycled and sustainable fashion." “So many of the student submissions were…

Runway Recap: StyleWeek Day 2

Our "behind the seams" dish on StyleWeek Providence.

Feminine designs commanded the runway last night at StyleWeek Providence. Rhode Island designer Maria Del Carmen Mercado showcased some show-stopping pieces from her Superior collection. Feminine, but with an edge, Maria's collection was inspired by real women with curves. Here are some of our favorite pieces: Boston-based designer Sara Derfus of Svelte Sara showcased Concrete Forest, a collection inspired by…

StyleWeek Providence Is Back!

Designers Jessica Abernethy, David Chum and Jonathan Joseph Peters showed their collections on opening night Sunday.

Fantastic creations returned to the runway Sunday night as StyleWeek Providence held its opening night at the Biltmore. Providence-based designer Jessica Abernethy led the evening with her "Alpine Dream" collection inspired by winter days, with models sporting earmuffs. Self-taught designer and "Project Runway" alum David Chum then presented his collection for Selahdor, which was filled with clean lines. And native…

Eating + Drinking in Charleston

Just got back from a killer trip to Charleston, SC (Southwest now flies there, so it’s a reasonable getaway — though, sadly, no non-stop flights). The purpose of our trip was three-fold: R&R (the beaches are gorgeous and not crowded in May), family (namely one adorable little niece) and F-O-O-D. The white-hot food — and drink — scene in Charleston…

How Many Bottles of Beer on the Wall?

A couple of weeks ago I went on a road trip through Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Burlington, Vermont and Portland, Maine. I visited four beer breweries while I was there: Portsmouth Brewery, Magic Hat, Vermont Pub & Brewery and Sea Dog (Every stop was worth it, if you’re so inclined to make the trip yourself.) Of course, I had a few…

Bundle packing: Learn it, love it.

Earlier this year, I took off for an eleven-day trip to Japan with only a small carry-on, which is impressive solely for the fact that I packed four pairs of pants, sweaters, a dress, shirts and socks and warm pajamas, boots, sneakers, more shoes, two coats, books, a hair dryer, travel iron, adapters and an extra backpack. By the end…

Facebook in the Car?

Remember when the most important thing to do while driving was actually driving? Yesterday CNNMoney ran an article about General Motors contemplating to include a mobile version of Facebook with OnStar that would let users record audio Facebook updates from behind the wheel and listen to a computerized voice read their friends’ Facebook statuses.While its design is meant to keep…

Love, Travel and Leisure

Yesterday, Yahoo posted on its front page Travel + Leisure's recent list of top cities for singles, ranking Providence as number 10. Our lovely city has been on such a head-spinning number of Best and Worst for Singles lists in recent years, it's clear that nobody has any idea what on earth goes on in Providence. It reminded me of…