Your Chance to Live Like Newport's Elite

The Live the Gilded Life sweepstakes offers a chance to win a three-day getaway for two, including transportation, accommodations and exclusive access and experiences at the Newport Mansions.

The invitation arrived in my mailbox and I immediately felt like I was Cinderella being invited to the ball. Gilded brocade fabric frames the book-like summons, and it’s accompanied by postcard photographs of the Breakers, the Elms and Marble House mansions, as well as an elaborate gold key (which happens to be a flash drive that includes press releases and…

Gotta Have That Folk

A chic stoneware canteen, a picnic basket/cooler, the venerable flouncy tunic: Here are ten must-have items for the Newport Folk Festival.

Psyched for the Newport Folk Festival this weekend? Of course you are. Whether you’re roughing it for the weekend or are there for the day, we’ve got your packing list covered with everything you need with goodies from local boutiques. All of our picks comply with the guidelines outlined in the official Newport Folk Festival handbook, because that’s the last…

Cozy Socks Are Making the World a Warmer Place

Teenage entrepreneur Makena Masterson donates all profits from her company Snox Socks to charity.

With entrepreneurs as parents, it’s not surprising that Makena Masterson started her own business. But what is unusual is that she started it when she was fifteen, and donates all of her profits to charity. Masterson was inspired to start Snox Socks after she had an unexpected medical emergency. Living in Westerly with her family, she had traveled back to…

Taylor Swift and Squad Show Love for Rhode Island at Fourth of July Bash

The Grammy Award-winning singer and her celeb and model friends invaded Westerly, and all the international press ate it up.

Thank you Taylor Swift and friends for visiting the Ocean State over the weekend for the Grammy Award-winning singer's annual pre-Fourth of July bash, and putting Rhode Island on the map once again. The singer's group of friends partied at Taylor's mansion on Watch Hill (conveniently located within snooping distance of the Ocean House), and it included Taylor's new boyfriend…

Attend Angela Moore's Annual Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch

Spend your Thursday morning at the spectacular Rosecliff mansion soaking up seaside fashion.

Veer off your regular Thursday routine, pull out your favorite fancy summer dress from your closet and head over to Angela Moore’s annual Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch on July 7 from 9:30−11:30 a.m. at the spectacular Rosecliff mansion in Newport. Start your day off by taking a Hollywood-worthy photo on the Red Carpet staircase inside the mansion, then breathe…

Modest Swimwear and Resort Wear Debuts at StyleWeek Swim

The rooftop fashion shows feature six regional designers, including modest wear from Elan Rose.

A preview of the Elan Rose collection. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to experience diversity in swimwear and resort wear. StyleWeek Swim returns to the Providence G rooftop on Sunday, June 12, featuring six different designers who have created versatile and creative fashion collections for the summer season. The event begins at noon with the StyleWeek accessories showcase, including items…

RISD Apparel Students Present Their Work

Three students describe the inspiration behind their designs.

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Todd Oldham at the RISD Museum

“All of Everything” showcases beautiful work from Todd Oldham’s ‘90s fashion days.

When I was growing up, I never thought I would be nostalgic for the ‘90s (who could think of such a thing?), and yet here we are. Todd Oldham’s new show at the RISD Museum is a love letter to the decade when Naomi, Tyra, Cindy and the other supermodels ruled the runways – and a demonstration of a designer’s…

Spring Fashion Look Book

We scoped out (and tried on) the latest spring trends at Shoppe Pioneer in Providence.

Spring is finally here, technically, which means it’s time to rearrange your closet. Move the charming dresses forward and the bulky jackets to the back. Good bye winter, and hello, warmer months. Natalie Spingold has owned Providence’s Shoppe Pioneer, a womens’ fashion and lifestyle boutique, for more than five years. We visited the shop, located at 253 South Main St….

Rhode Iceland T-shirt Will Raise Money for Rhode Island Arts

An anonymous local group has created a website,, selling an apparel line of T-shirts, tanks and sweatshirts bearing the phrase "Rhode Iceland."

It was the gaff seen and heard around the world. A three-second clip in Rhode Island’s state tourism video, released Tuesday,  included a shot of a skateboarder in front of Harpa concert hall in Reykjavik, Iceland. Thanks to two local designers who spotted the flaw, the internet exploded with confusion and dismay. Yes, it was a huge embarrassment for all…