It’s finally here! The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer as we approach the great months of summer. But, what is most important is making sure I have the best clothes and accessories to keep me fashionable and comfortable for the season. So with these little tricks and outfit ideas from Vanessa Piche’s brand, you will for sure be looking great all summer long! The first thing you need to make sure you have for the beach is a beach bag to hold your sunglasses, sunscreen, and towel. Vanessa’s Nylon Zipper Tote is perfect for that because it’s big enough to fit everything you could need for the perfect day at the beach and zips up so I know nothing will fall out. Next, for those nights at the beach when it gets a little chilly the Compass Striped Hooded Sweatshirt is great with just a pair of shorts for a late night just listening to the waves with some of your family and friends. One of my favorite combos to wear is the Navy Sailboat Tank Top and the Navy and White Trucker Hat. Both match perfectly and pairing them together with jeans or shorts is so simple whether you are going on a bike ride or just running errands! Vanessa Piche’s brand are essential clothes you can dress up or down for any day and will make you stand out with her award winning designs. I hope you love being in them as much as I do!
Hey art fans, are you as excited as I am for summer to start? I can already smell the salt air, feel the sand on my feet, and hear the crashing of waves. Of course I love the summer days of lying in the sun, music on, friends by my side and laughing and lazing the day away. But, my favorite time in the summer is at sunset. The air begins to chill a bit and I put on my favorite blue long sleeve from Vanessa Piche designs. Not only is it super comfy, adds just the right amount of warmth but the colors are just made for that summer tan! Slip it on grab your iconic denim shorts and you are ready for dinner plans at your local seafood place. Is your hair messy and beachy? Do not worry, Vanessa’s sailboat baseball hat is the perfect accessory to go along with your sweatshirt. It is simple with a cool vibe and looks like the outfit was well planned out, and not just put together as you make your way from the beach to the car. Yes, it’s that quick of a change from beachy to bougie with Vanessa Piche apparel. The red compass short sleeve Shirt from Vanessa Piche is my “go to” for all summer outings. It’s amazingly soft with unfinished edges that make it casual and Boho chic. It can be worn as a beach cover up, a workout shirt, for shopping with your girls, sailing with crew or going to summer BBQ’s. I wear my compass tank with my Birkenstock sandals, don’t judge…I am a hippie at heart. Anyway fans, I am obsessed with the award winning designs Vanessa has created as much as I am with the ease of the style. As Vanessa says, “It’s art you love to live in”
2018 was such an action packed year for the Vanessa Piche brand. I successfully took my new apparel idea from one shirt to an entire line of clothing for men, women, and children. With all of the growth in 2018, and looking forward to once again expanding in 2019, I knew I needed some help. There always seems like there are a million tasks to get a handle on, and I knew I had to recruit the best of the best. I turned to the premier source for young, eager, and creative talent; The University of Rhode Island. URI is a hive of creative millennial worker bees who are the perfect addition to my team. The interns went through a rigorous interview process to make sure they were a perfect fit for the team. They had to be self starters, eager to learn, and excited about being a part of this fast growing team. All of the final hires were passionate about getting real world experience from a local business. I see each and every new member of the team to be an asset to my brand and I am thrilled to have them for the spring 2019 semester.
And now without any further explanation I am excited today to introduce you to my creative and hardworking team.
My name is Amanda DeSantis. I am currently a Junior double majoring with Communications and Public Relations. I reside in Westchester, New York. This past summer I interned with KHPR in New York City, which was a great experience to learn about what was out there in the Public Relations field. I have a major interest in the fashion industry, so working with Vanessa Piche is something I am very excited for. Our team is excited to work together and build up this brand into something even more AMAZING!
My name is Vanessa Romano and I am a senior at the University of Rhode Island interning with Vanessa Piche for the spring semester of 2019. I am majoring in public relations and minoring in business but have a passion for marketing and advertising. Prior to Vanessa Piche, I also worked with the Hula Fish Ad Agency and The Break Hotel assisting in social media and promoting the business within the community. I am extremely excited to get more experience especially in the fashion industry and could not be more excited to have a spot on this team for these next few months!
Hi everyone! My name is Siarra Chabot and I’m a sophomore double major in Communications and Public Relations with a double minor in Leadership and Business at the University of Rhode Island. I’m originally from Lincoln, Maine, but recently just moved to Mansfield, Massachusetts. This is my first PR internship and I thought Vanessa Piche was a great company to start with. I’m passionate about the advertising and social media part of PR and I’m interested in the fashion industry, so I thought this was a great fit for me. I’m very excited to work with the Vanessa Piche team to build this company and gain more experience in the field!
Hi, I'm Allie Probst and I am from Long Island, New York. I am a freshman at URI studying Public Relations. I am so excited to be interning with Vanessa Piche because her designs remind me of home. Growing up as a kid I spent my summers on the North Fork of Long Island in a small beach house right on the Long Island Sound watching sailboats and sunsets. When it comes to my professional life I am pretty organized and determined to learn from the best. I have had two great internships with Price Communications and Spark PR and I am looking forward to working with Vanessa Piche and her great team!
Do you ever wonder where you are headed in life? As a free spirited creative I know I certainly have had those thoughts. Ten years ago when I set off on my artistic adventure I had an entirely different plan of what my life would look like. Yet sometimes our plan is only a fraction of the amazing unforeseen adventures to come. After spending the past decade painting away in my studio and in the surrounding landscape, I thought that I had officially reached my goal. I had accumulated numerous awards, created a sustainable business, and have collaborated on several out of this world opportunities with the licensing of my images. My prints have been sold through Pottery Barn, they are on the set of the hit Netflix series, House of Cards, and one of my images will be on the upcoming set of Stephen Kings film Doctor Sleep.
Yet in November of 2017 I had a creative nudge to expand into a larger audience. I know so many people appreciate the images I produce but, a painting may not fit in their home, is out of budget, or the all too familiar line that all artists hear from so many viewers ...”I would love to buy it, but my walls are full!”
I rolled up my sleeves, dusted off my Fashion Design Degree from F.I.T. and got to work. It all started with an iconic image of two sailboats (The painting Watch Hill Wednesday)….and from that a star was born. One shirt has turned into 5 different design collections (and counting). We now produce hand printed clothing for the entire family…. including the dog!
My story is a true testament of dreams do come true…. even if we never knew they existed before they came into our lives. I can only imagine what incredible chapters are coming down the pipe line in the next few years and will be sharing it here on our new Blog. In this first post I am thrilled to share the journey of my apparel line with you through this video. I have been collaborating with the Film/Media department at the University of Rhode Island over the past 7 months. The students have done an incredible job in producing, directing, and editing. Without further introduction here it is.