Local style experts highlight the hottest fashions for the season. By Lauren Zaremba and Lauren Montenegro
“Americana is a trend that draws on all things truly American. It’s a look for every guy, no matter how fashion-minded. We carry Scotch & Soda. The shirts are amazing and have a great comfortable feel and style. If you’re a T-shirt and jeans guy, this is your look.”
John Price, Men’s Buyers Assistant and Charlie Groom, Men’s Buyer, South Moon Under, Rehoboth Beach
“This sounds a little ridiculous, but we have a ’70s-inspired collection that features long maxi dresses, but with more volume. Long dresses are popular. Lots and lots of stripes.”
Erin Reynolds, buyer, NV Boutique, Newark
Her: Gold twig bangles by Carissma Bijoux, $25 a pair, Helena wrap dress by Diane Von Furstenberg, $299, both from NV Boutique, Newark; Avignon pumps by Stuart Weitzman, $315 at Peter Kate Shoes, Greenville; scallop choker by Yochi Design, $68 at South Moon Under, Rehoboth Beach.
Him: Woven button up by Scotch & Soda, $85, double wrap belt by Cobalt, $48, Evan’s Advantage jeans by Citizens of Humanity, $202, all from South Moon Under, Rehoboth Beach; plaid green tie by Jos. A. Bank, $90 at Jos. A. Bank, Greenville.
“We’ve done a lot with purple and lavender this year and also greens—brighter green, not lime green. We always do well with reds and golds and things.”
Jay Steimle, manager, Jos. A. Bank, Greenville
Dress shirts by Jos. A. Bank, $88 each at Jos. A. Bank, Greenville; tie by Penguin, $39 at South Moon Under, Rehoboth Beach
“I know that we have one really strong standout that I’m loving: the ikat print. It’s sort of that Aztec-style woven print. And we’re seeing that in a lot of handbags and scarves.”
Erin Tinsley, owner, Bel Boutique Dover
Paper fedora by San Diego Hat Company, $28 at NV Boutique, Newark; ring by Dara Ettinger, $98, pendant by Dara Ettinger, $148, skirt by South Moon Under, $58, draped floral top by Patterson J Kincaid, $98, all from South Moon Under, Rehoboth Beach; Aztec clutch by BCBG Max Azria, $78 at Bel Boutique, Dover
“Everything goes with nudes. I’m seeing a lot of animal prints on shoes and handbags—mostly shoes.”
Sissy Harris, owner, Peter Kate Shoes Greenville
Suede pumps by Bettye Miller, $295, Howard St., coral snake and calfskin satchel by Botkier, $575, both from Peter Kate Shoes, Greenville
“We carry lots of dresses. They still seem to be extremely popular—graphic prints, floral prints, mini-florals to bolder florals.”
Nancy Wahrhaftig, manager, Wilmington Country Store , Greenville
Fuschia-and-green tote by JPK Handbag, $141, clover necklace, $48, enamel bangles, $26 each, dress by Tracy Negoshian, $118, all from Wilmington Country Store, Greenville; ring by Dara Ettinger, $98 at South Moon Under, Rehoboth Beach.
Models: Erik Nelson and Rose Kelkis of Model Management Agency
Hair and makeup by Patti D. Nelson of Currie Hair, Skin & Nails in Glen Mills
Page 2: Go Ahead. Glitter. Original Jewelry makes the Rehoboth Art League–and you–shine.
Original jewelry makes the Rehoboth Art League—and you—shine.
If you live in Rehoboth Beach, the secret is out. If you don’t, we’re spilling.
One of the best places to find handmade jewelry by local artists is the Members Sales Gallery at the Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres, 227-8408). The shelves are loaded with artful creations because the league is loaded with artist members—840 of them. That’s good news for the savvy consumer.
“In April, artists exchange their artwork from the 2010 season with brand new work for a brand new year,” says gallery manager Nick Serratore. That usually means well-priced items need to move.
The gallery also offers fine art and crafts, paintings, pottery and sculpture. One-of-a-kind items are reasonably priced, and purchases support local artists. This month RAL also is offering “Young at Art,” a juried exhibit that features the works of local children.
The league’s gallery shop is a shopper’s paradise, says Serratore. “Fine work just fills the gallery.” —Maria Hess
Page 3: Shear Bliss | The salon makes going green new again.
This salon makes going green new again.
As the first eco-friendly salon in Delaware, Bliss Elements salon and spa (2400 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 543-5469) prides itself on its head-to-toe, serenely green look. Start with recycled wooden cabinets, VOC-free wall paint, environmentally friendly lighting, Energy Star-rated appliances and computers, and paperless business practices.
“Even the drinks presented to customers are only served in glass cups, never paper,” says owner Sherell Flagg.
Then there’s the salon’s own Pure Bliss line of natural and organic hair products. Natural ingredients help replenish, moisturize and maintain the gorgeous locks the Bliss team creates.
Still wondering if the salon is truly green? Consider this: Even the window stickers that say Bliss Elements are made from non-harmful, non-toxic chemicals.
Enjoying the salon’s environmental ethic rewards not only your soul, but also your wallet. Return empty bottles of Pure Bliss products to receive a discount on your next service. If you became a regular, it would only be natural. —Rebecca Kasman