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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:

The Reluctant Pinup

Spend a few hours with LuLu Locks, and you, too, will long to live the pinup lifestyle every day.

Before today, I’ve never owned a tube of red lipstick. Or black eyeliner or blush, for that matter. My mother is among those natural beauties that require just a kiss from the sun to sparkle and glow. So I’m going to deflect a little of the blame onto her for my bemused, red-faced, hands-thrown-in-the-air approach to the art of makeup….

Save 50 Percent Today at Simple Pleasures!

In honor of their 20th anniversary, which by retail standards is nearly a lifetime, one of our favorite stores, Simple Pleasures, is hosting a day of shopping and fun at their Providence store.

In honor of their 20th anniversary, which by retail standards is nearly a lifetime, one of our favorite stores, Simple Pleasures, is hosting a day of shopping and fun at their Providence store. Treats will include hand-packed ice cream and local deliciousness from Seven Stars Bakery to name a few, as well as a vintage roulette wheel and other fun…

StyleWeek Resort Looks Debut in Newport

Northeast designers showed off their best resort runway looks at Au Courant.

StyleWeek isn’t just a biannual event anymore. Last Saturday, the team partnered up with Child and Family Services of Newport for Au Courant, a fashion showcase at Salve Regina University’s Ochre Court that benefitted the social service provider. Northeast designers sent pieces from their resort collections down the runway, and then they auctioned off one-of-a-kind items to support Child and…

Happy Second Birthday StyleWeek!

You’ll want to look your best for this Saturday evening, June 9, as StyleWeek celebrates its two-year anniversary with The Ascension of Style from 6-9 p.m. at the RISD Museum.

It’s time to rock that new frock (Oh, and book a last-minute hair appointment, spray tan, facial wax, what have you). You’ll want to look your best for this Saturday evening, June 9, as StyleWeek celebrates its two-year anniversary with The Ascension of Style from 6-9 p.m. at the RISD Museum. Anyone is invited to go, but you do have…

Sailboats on the Interstate

Governor Chafee has launched a highway beautification project for gateways along Interstate 195.

A tourist and commuter gateway to Providence is now looking more like a day off. A mural depicting sailboats on the Narragansett Bay designed by local artist Anthony Russo now adorns the Wampanoag Overpass bridge over Interstate 195 in East Providence. “This is the first step in beautifying Rhode Island’s urban Interstate gateways,” Governor Chafee says in a news release….

Get the Inside Scoop–From Your Smart Phone

Rhode Island Monthly has launched a free app that brings you the best of Rhode Island--whereever you are.

Want to get the skinny on the best places to eat, shop and have fun in Rhode Island? Now you can access that information from your smart phone. Rhode Island Monthly just launched a free mobile web app called the Insider’s Guide to RI. It’s got great information for tourists and locals alike. Looking for some Italian food? Check out…

You Can Do Anything in Thirty Days. Or 365.

Inspired by a TED talk, designer Chelsae Biggs is creating a new product a day.

Chelsae Biggs is in the midst of the most productive challenge of her life. As a designer, artist, violinist and teacher, the twenty-seven-year-old Providence resident has a lot going on. But the Minnesota native has long been a goal-setter. When Biggs gets drained, she holes up in bed and watches one TED talk after another. TED, which stands for technology,…

Video Tour of Belle Mer in Newport

This contemporary wedding reception site on Goat Island in Newport has a beautiful indoor ballroom, a wide open outdoor space and incredible ocean views.

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine these days, it’s full of engagements and photos of newborn babies. Proposals are in season, and many future brides have launched into full-on wedding planning mode. I’ve been married for nearly four years, but I remember how stressful the planning can be. It all starts with finding that perfect reception spot, and…

Back Roads Clothing: Give with the Shirt on Your Back

Back Roads Clothing company gives back to the state, one T-shirt at a time.

Every Rhode Islander knows where to get three all the way. It’s a phrase so synonymous with the Ocean State that Back Roads clothing company and its founder, Anne Berg, designed a shirt to honor the saying. The company gives people an outlet to express their affection for little Rhody. “Rhode Island is a funky little place,” says Berg, and…