Category: Good Times

Up from the underground and onto a Nutmeg screen

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The underground of cinema is opening up in Connecticut this Saturday. And locally-generated filmmakers are making some noise. Meriden-based Jared Marmitt, Middletown-based Kelly DiMauro, New Haven-based Stephen Dest, and Woodbury native Kieran Valla (currently in…

The fine art of hair

by MIKE CHAIKEN   Editions Editor Salon Alexander of Newington and Beauty Entourage presented, ‘A Circus of Creativity Avant Garde Hair and Make Up Fashion Show’ at the New England Carousel Museum last Thursday. The event was organized by Ashley…

Quilts on display

A most unusual exhibition can be seen at the New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Avenue in Bristol now through October 19th. Thanks to the Building Blocks Together Quilt Guild (BBT), the horses in the main gallery are cloaked in BBT’s quilts.…

CT Fashion Week returns this week

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Connecticut Fashion Week is back for its sophomore effort. The events get kicking on Wednesday, Sept. 25 with a fashion accessories and intimate apparel fashion show at Captiva Salon in Wallingford. But, the actual kick…

Bristol designer unveils latest

Bristol’s Kathy Faber Designs presented a fashion show at the Women’s Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Sept. 7. Hair was handled by Salon Eleganza of Plainville. Make-up was handled by Brittany Monico and Lisa Veneruso. 2

The future of fashion

The Academy of Arts University runway shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York are always about the students exploring where they think the art of fashion should go. At the Sept. 6 show, the students…

Miss Connecticut reaches semifinals

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— For pageant aficionados, the final night of competition of Miss America is the Super Bowl of pageants. And Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington and the reigning Miss Connecticut, showed she could…