Influencer: Loren Barham

Founder & Designer at Loren Hope

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"My personal style is mostly classic with a twist. As a creative person who is often on the go, I tend to wear practical work-wear – flats, a pair of denim, and a blouse or a button-up shirt. When I need to add some polish, I throw on lipstick and jewelry.

My favorite thing to wear is probably linen pieces in the summer and cashmere in the winter. I’m all about high-quality, natural fabrics that are breathable and hold up over time. I’m probably a little too addicted to my green army jacket; it has two cargo pockets in the front and when I’m on the go I can stuff them with stone samples, Chapstick, my phone, etc.

When it comes to shopping, I enjoy Anthropologie a lot – they always have something fun. Lately, I’ve been into AYR for their high-quality wardrobe staples.

We’ve been in Rhode Island for a little over six years now and it’s always just been our offices. We started having more requests for appointments to shop in our [Pawtucket] studio, so we decided it was time for a proper retail space. Newport is the perfect location as it’s a bustling community with so much rich history.

We’ve also been working more with brides and Newport is one of the biggest wedding destinations in the country. It just makes sense on so many fronts.

We make all of our jewelry in Rhode Island, so I love that I’m able to do that here. I love connecting with the community and working with local businesses. Rhode Islanders are very supportive of other small businesses, which I love and find so important. I live for summer here."

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