Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Island Style

Power of Hawkhouse

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It is said that crystals act as conduits for healing. An amethyst gemstone might have properties that help with addiction. A quartz crystal might help with manifestation and finding what you’re looking for. Whether...

If the furniture could talk

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In a former life, Anne-Marie Eddy worked in corporate sales. Today she spends her time reimagining new life for vintage finds at ReFabulous Decor, her retail store and studio in Vineyard Haven. And she’s...

Kenworthy Designs brings one-of-a-kind style to a one-of-a-kind Island

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There’s no denying Martha’s Vineyard has its own laid-back look when it comes to fashion. You’d never dress up, but you still care to look good. It’s about balancing that straight-out-of-the-garden grunge with an...

Bridgette with the henna

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An earthy herbal scent came from the golden-green paste that Bridgette Bartlett glided onto a client’s skin outside Citrine on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. Bridgette held a small cone with a fine tip...

Heard on the beach: ‘Is that a Roy?’

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Like many Islanders, Liane FitzGerald has spent some quality time in a swimsuit. She was a lifeguard at Lucy Vincent Beach for 10 years; it’s probably safe to say she’s spent the majority of...

Washashore Fashions Launches Their 2017 Vineyard-Kini and Vineyard Couture Line.

PRESS RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE All fabrics used are mainland-free and saltwater-worthy. With up-Islanders and down-Islanders in mind, Washashore Fashions are styled for the all-Island woman. Available in six different colors and four different styles, the...

Island Style: CHESS-CLUB has arrived

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Gabriel Nelson, a Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School junior, recently launched his clothing brand he’s calling CHESS-CLUB. He runs the company out of his house and his team is comprised of other MVRHS students...

Bloom into style

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As the flowers start to bloom and days begin to lengthen, stores are opening their doors and extending their daily hours, which means spring is around the corner. Check out a variety of spring...

The search comes to an end at Found It

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Tucked into a storefront at the top of Main Street in Vineyard Haven is Found It, an unassuming shop full of vintage knickknacks and beautiful collectibles. Owner Rosemary Gambino opened the store in April...

The Cobbler Shop: Saving Island soles for a century

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The century-old Cobbler Shop is an Island institution, caring for Vineyarders’ shoes and purses, their horse tack, their belts and dice cups, luggage sets, golf bags, and deck chairs, as well as addressing the...

Shoes and more hit the runway at Stina Sayre Fashion Show

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It's easy to spot a Stina Sayre design — she has a characteristic style that is very European and very contemporary. The Norwegian-born designer is obsessed with form. Her unique styles rely primarily on...

Island Style: So, what did you wear to the prom?

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Olivia Knight, junior, Chilmark Did it take you a long time to find your dress? I got it over April break. I went to a few stores, but I don’t really happen to love shopping, so...

Do You Know this Sweater?

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When I saw Kate Taylor on Oscar night, she was wearing a fabulous sweater dress, one of her Western-style jackets, and a knit shawl wrapped over that. Her below-the-knee-length knit sweater dress was stunning,...

Keep Warm and Carry On: Island’s best coats for the coast

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No one says you have to sacrifice style for practicality this winter. Least of all these local shops where cozy coats come in a variety of eye-catching styles. We asked local store owners, managers,...

Knits with a view: Cozy, wearable art

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We found the perfect backdrop for Beldan K. Radcliffe's upcycled fashion line in this sustainably designed up-Island contemporary Craftsman house (see box) nestled in a wooded expanse in Chilmark. The work of artist/designer Beldan K....

So, What’re You Wearing?

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One of the appeals of the Vineyard is the laid-back lifestyle. This tends to translate into a devil-may-care, relaxed (if not downright sloppy) approach to personal style. However, there are some locals who have...

So Local: How’d You Get Here, Roger Schilling?

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A poor boy from France journeys across the sea, has a hodgepodge of adventures, and holds on to his essential optimism. Does this remind you of Voltaire’s 18th century novel Candide? It should, but...

Upcycling: Your Blanket as a Bag, Your Shirt as a Skirt

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Noavakay “Noava” Wibel Knight is about to launch her first commercial venture. After a lifetime spent designing and sewing, she is finally ready to turn a passion into a business. This summer, Ms. Knight...