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It's in The Bag: RISD Museum's Designer Handbag Auction

Do you dream about owning a Chanel or Ferragamo bag? Well wake up, and head to the Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art now through May 5 to check out the display of designer handbags that are up for raffle or auction.

Do you dream of owning a Chanel or Ferragamo bag? Well wake up, and head to the Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art now through May 5 to check out the display of designer handbags that are up for raffle or silent auction. The purses and clutches will go to the highest bidders at the museum’s annual gala,…

Jill Marinelli Conducts a Wardrobe Makeover

In the May issue of Rhode Island Monthly, we feature personal stylist Jill Marinelli of JM Stylist. Here’s how she helped me streamline my wardrobe and organize my closet.

In the May issue of Rhode Island Monthly, we feature personal stylist Jill Marinelli of JM Stylist. Here’s how she helped me streamline my wardrobe and organize my closet. Many women have the same problem as me. We accumulate a mountain of clothing, but still feel like we have nothing to wear. Part of it is because of disorganization. I…

Flashion in Action

Two recent Roger Williams graduates have launched an illuminating business.

If you’re out at a concert and you see a dude with a skull on his T-shirt that lights up, you may be seeing Flashion Statement in action. T-shirts, sweatshirts and tank tops that illuminate to music are the brainchild of two women in their early twenties who didn’t let the fact that they hadn’t even graduated from college stand…

Dress For Your Shape

Personal stylist Jill Marinelli gives some tips for looking great.

During a woman's life, she may grow from being a tomboy, to filling out, to gaining the freshman fifteen, to having children and eventually menopause. That can involve many fluctuations in weight and size. But that doesn't mean she can't look great, personal stylist Jill Marinelli told a group during a panel at the Women's Summit at Bryant University Thursday….

Arcade Revival

The just-announced Arcade renovations are projected to finish by August, with doors opening to the public in early fall. Who’s excited?

The Westminster Arcade in downtown Providence has sat vacant since 2008. I know I’m not the only person who wondered why. A grand, imposing Greek Revival structure, the Arcade — best known as the oldest shopping mall in the country — was one of many local businesses that couldn’t fight the economic downturn in 2008. Renovations were planned, but didn’t…

StyleWeek Day 7: Yellow Clover by Sarah Prost, Peach Carr and Ben Chmura

Video of StyleWeek's final night, which featured Yellow Clover by Sarah Prost, sporty athletic apparel by Peach Carr and extraterrestrial fashion by Ben Chmura.

StyleWeek Providence's final presentations on Saturday evening spotlighted some of the most notable talent of the week, including fashion shows by two "Project Runway" alums. The vibe of each show could not have been more different, as the night kicked off with everyday girly wear by Yellow Clover by Sarah Prost, followed by sporty looks by Peach Carr, and finally,…

StyleWeek Day 6: More Photos from Karla Marie, Brianna Moon and Harpy by Jen Greeke Shows

Here are some more close-up runway shots of the Karla Marie, Brianna Moon and Harpy by Jen Greeke shows, taken by talented photographer Hilary Block of Hilary B. Photography. Thank you Hilary!

Here are some more close-up runway shots of the Karla Marie, Brianna Moon and Harpy by Jen Greeke shows, taken by talented photographer Hilary Block of Hilary B. Photography. Thank you Hilary! Karla Marie "FROZE in KHAOS" The designer’s Froze in Khaos collection tells a story of a winter wonderland and ends with a finale of fiery reds. Brianna Moon…

StyleWeek Day 5: Karen Sabag, Candice Wu and Toni Lyn Spaziano

Last night’s Providence StyleWeek shows featured something for everyone. From curve-hugging evening dresses and bigger than life ball gowns to military meets biker-girl designs and “Mad Men”-like looks, each show had a personality of its own.

Last night’s Providence StyleWeek shows featured something for everyone. From curve-hugging evening dresses and bigger than life ball gowns to military meets biker-girl designs and “Mad Men”-like looks, each show had a personality of its own. Karen Sabag If I were lucky enough to attend the Oscars, I would choose one of these gowns by Karen Sabag (top row). Her…

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…