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Give & Glam: A Perfect Girls' Night Out

Give & Glam, on Oct. 4 from 6-9 p.m., combines shopping, cocktails and charity in a gorgeous oceanside setting, Belle Mer on Newport’s Goat Island.

Next Thursday night is the ultimate girls’ night out! Give & Glam, happening on Oct. 4 from 6-9 p.m., combines shopping, cocktails and charity in a gorgeous oceanside setting, Belle Mer on Newport’s Goat Island. The charity-focused shopping, fashion and beauty event is hosted by local television news reporter Julie Ruditzky Loffredi, and it involves dozens of vendors featuring everything…

International Appeal in Providence

Providence-based jewelry company House of Cach's edgy designs are now featured in Italian Vogue.

Jewelry designed in Providence’s West End is now gracing the pages of Italian Vogue. Alexa Cach, who owns jewelry design company House of Cach with Molly Gately, has been working with stylists to get the word out about their edgy cuffs, neckpieces and other jewelry, but getting featured in the fashion bible was “completely unexpected.” “We’ve been through the whole…

Designing for Democracy

An upcoming RISD speaker says the democratic process can improve with some help from designers.

On Election Day, most voters probably aren’t thinking about what font the names of their candidates of choice are printed in. But the design of ballots can have a major impact, as the United States saw during the close presidential election in 2000, when some Florida voters were reportedly confused by so-called “butterfly ballots.” That’s when Marcia Lausen, director of…

Artisans and Antique Dealers Find a Home in Farmstead Attic

Terry and Andy Stone were getting on just fine with their enchanting Warren antiques shop, Bradford Mercantile, when their son Jonathan had an idea. “Jonathan, who is an architect, recognized that the attic of the shop could be a neat space,” Terry says. “We weren’t really utilizing it for anything but storage.” Over the past few months, Terry, Andy and…

A Day in the Life of a Model

RI Monthly intern follows in her father's footsteps by participating in a Providence fashion show.

For as long as I can remember, I have toyed with the idea of modeling. I’m 5’ 11”, but I’ve always been more focused on school, sports, work and various other commitments. When I first started my internship here at Rhode Island Monthly, my dad said he modeled in one of their first spring fashion layouts. I had fun looking…

StyleWeek Northeast: Hope MacDonald, Yellow Clover and Jonathan Joseph Peters

The finale show featured wearable looks for summer 2013, followed by an over-the-top runway extravaganza by fashion innovator Jonathan Joseph Peters.

StyleWeek Northeast's final night showcased feminine wearable looks by newcomer Hope MacDonald and veteran Sarah Prost. But the evening's big splash was the finale show by Jonathan Joseph Peters, who mesmerized the crowd with a runway presentation to challenge all fashion weeks. Hope MacDonald MacDonald's looks mixed and matched bold, colorful floral prints in greens, blues, black and purple; some…

StyleWeek Northeast: Camille Jeanay and Cleverhood

From swimwear and evening wear by Camille Jeanay to rainwear by Cleverhood, StyleWeek Northeast's Wednesday night show had us prepared for any weather situation.

From swimwear, work wear and evening wear by Camille Jeanay to rainwear by Cleverhood, StyleWeek Northeast's Wednesday night show had us prepared for any weather situation–including threatening late summer hurricanes. Safari Ablaze by Camille Jeanay Jeanay's "Safari Ablaze" collection wowed with bikinis and one-piece maillots with interesting cutouts that accentuate the female body's most flattering attributes. I loved the sheer…

StyleWeek Northeast: Stephanie Kolanko and Zev Schwartz

Between Kolanko's super-feminine, wearable looks and Schwartz's imaginative avant garde creations, it was a collision of fantasy and reality.

With designers Stephanie Kolanko and Zev Schwartz sending collections down the runway, StyleWeek Northeast's second night of shows incorporated both ends of the fashion spectrum. Between Kolanko's super-feminine, wearable looks and Schwartz's imaginative avant garde creations, it was a collision of fantasy and reality, those two opposing spheres of fashion that make it an art form as much as it…

StyleWeek Northeast Kicks Off in Providence

Designers Tong Barnard, Kara Wickman and Jess Abernethy showed their work Sunday night.

The Biltmore was filled once again with great dresses and fabulous heels as StyleWeek Northeast began Sunday night with three designers: newcomer Ting Barnard and veterans Kara Wickman and Jess Abernethy. Check out some highlights from the show: