Month: July 2016

Newport Nights

Fitting for a town where many summer residents live in the rambling cottages built by their ancestors of the Gilded Age and seasonal visitors are privy to tours of lavish Vanderbilt mansions dotting Bellevue Avenue, the Clarke Cooke House feels preserved in time. The historic space was built by the Newport sea captain Clarke Cooke in …

A Trip to The Met

Hand versus machine. The classic definition of haute couture is that it is made by hand and the prêt-á-porter collection is more industrialized and therefore, made by machines. No longer does the machine have to be the enemy of high fashion. Designers from Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel to Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen have decided …