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StyleWeek Season 13: Ready-to-Wear Shines on Friday Night Runway

Gypsetgirl, Born Again Vintage, Amy Paige Deblasio and Devinto debuted new collections.

The designers from Friday night’s StyleWeek Northeast show are making it too easy for us to shop local. The four fashion houses debuted mostly ready-to-wear styles that could jaunt from the runway to the resort, the streets or the bedroom. Here are our favorite pieces from the night. Gypsetgirl Designer Melissa Hillas presented a line of flowing dresses and chic…

Folk Yeah!: Behind the Scenes at Newport Folk Festival

Go backstage and in the water at one of Rhode Island's most storied festivals.

The Folk Hero: Jay Sweet, festival producer It’s early Sunday morning on Newport Folk weekend. According to one festival staffer, Jay Sweet is the calmest she’s ever seen. Zen calm. Yogi calm. But, muddy boots kicked up on a desk inside a trailer behind the Fort Stage, Sweet admits he’s one big karate man bruise on the inside. “Complete butterflies,”…