Posts tagged ‘Angela Moore’
As the year comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on not only personal highlights, but the people, places and events that have influenced the community that shapes us. The list below is a compilation of posts reflecting what has both shaped the fabric of Newport and its surrounding communities, in no particular order, that we’ve covered:
When the internationally-acclaimed couturier duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka chose the corner of Prospect Hill Street and Bellevue Avenue as the site of just their third eponymously-named boutique, people took notice. The duo told me in an interview in early June that the pop up shop would indeed be seasonal, but also a good litmus test of the market here in Newport for a possible return.
It was just too much fun appearing on The Rhode Show many an early morning this year to chat about some of the best Newport has to offer. From getting the look for less and putting together celeb-inspired looks for our jazz and folk festivals, to getting All Dressed Up and accessorizing up and down, to more recently toasting the holiday season with segments on gift ideas by land and by sea, Christmas in Newport and Last Minute Gift Finds in Newport, The Rhode Show crew is simply the best.
“In the flesh?!” was my reaction when I was told Vogue’s European editor at large, Hamish Bowles, was coming to Newport. Truth is, events featuring style authorities of this magnitude can be, while interesting, less than engaging—there can be the sense they’ve delivered the lecture a million times before and can do it with their eyes closed. Mr. Bowles was anything but. With quirky quips on his costume-loving childhood to insightful commentary on the evolution of style and fashion throughout the modern era, Bowles was as charming as he was dapper.
When Tallulah on Thames opened just in time for spring’s Newport Restaurant Week, fine dining fans were ecstatic over the new addition to Newport’s Lower Thames Street. Winning rave reviews from press and adding a chic upstairs lounge with small plates, the hot spot has won over local gastronomes. Just a stone’ throw away, many Newporters were delighted to see the return of The Pier, a venerable hot spot that had, in more recent history, seen a few reincarnations, few with any staying power. This time around, with new owners, live music and a renovated outdoor bar and patio, the spot seems to have gained significant traction.
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It started in the spring when Newport’s own Angela Moore moved her flagship shop from the northern section of Bellevue Avenue to the Casino Block. (The shop also brought in a fresh crop of lines, including Kara Janx, Milly, Julie Brown, Three Islands, Melly M, Manuel Canovas, Lilla P and more). Classic American clothier J. McLaughlin opened a few doors down by June, followed by Badgley Mischka and the Palm-Beach-Meets-Newport trio of Boo Gemes, Lily Holt, and Sequin, all at 119 Bellevue. Eye-brow guru Sara Schlieff-Ross also opened the doors to ArchBeauty SkinCare Salon & Boutique on Memorial Boulevard, just steps from the corner of William Street and Bellevue which, it seems, is shaping up to be an entirely revitalized shopping corridor in Newport.
Stay tuned for the second half of the list…
Fashionistas and fabulous Fidos will come together this Wednesday, September 15 to strut down the runway is some of fall’s hottest looks. Against the backdrop of Doris Duke’s majestic Rough Point estate overlooking the sea, dogs will be outfitted in glamorous looks from Wag Nation and their owners will don ensembles from local designers and boutiques including Angela Moore, J.McLaughlin, Michael Hayes, and Rib & Rhein, all in the name of fun, fashion and philanthropy. The setting in more than apropos as the late billionairess was an animal lover, often traveling from home to home with her entourage of four-legged friends. “Ruff Point,” as it could be called this Wednesday, was said to be home to more than a dozen dogs during Duke’s days at the home.
The Fashion Show of Canine Couture at Rough Point, presented by Wag Nation, benefits the Newport Restoration Foundation, which owns and operates the home in addition to other Duke properties, and the Potter League for Animals in Middletown. “Pawsitively” precious celebrity guest Schmitty the Weather Dog, accompanied by her pal ABC News weatherman Ron Trotta, will be the star celebupup on hand- alert the puparazzi!
Admission is $7, children under 5 are free, and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Treats and refreshments for pooches and their human companions will be served and visitors can take in the 2010 exhibit, Doris Duke’s Extraordinary Vision (humans only in the house).
Photos by Meghan Sepe
We’ve been fielding emails left and right on who all the new names are in the city, so by popular demand, here’s the skinny…
By beauty maven Sara Schlieff-Ross, an esthetician for more than 15 years, ArchBeauty SkinCare Salon & Boutique has opened on Newport’s Memorial Boulevard, offering a diverse assortment of services including facials and waxing treatments for men and women. Oh, and did we mention the brow bar? Fabulous! Sara will create perfectly-shaped brows that frame your face and she can tint them to complement your skin tone. Find Butter London natural nail polish as well as Alchimie Forever, G.M. Collin, Colorescience and Skinceuticals skin care there in addition to the cutest selection of organic baby clothing by Newport’s own Simply Chickie by Gwen Design, tote bags made from re-purposed spinnakers by locally-owned Leslie, and make-up bags by Australian designer Apple & Bee. ArchBeauty, 18 Memorial Blvd., Newport, 619-5885, http://www.archbeauty.com
Longtime friends and designers Boo Gemes, Lily Holt and Sequin have set up a pop-up shop at 119 Bellevue Avenue (the former home of Angela Moore who has moved to 190 Bellevue) for a chic collaboration of fashion and style. Boo Gemes is best-known for timeless lifestyle clothing for women from cashmere sweaters to colorful tunics to silk separates. Much-loved Palm Beach shoe designer Lily Holt has brought her bling-tastic collection of sandals and stilettos, all handcrafted in Argentina, to Newport. Joining them are sisters Kim and Linda Renk with their jewelry line, Sequin, a collection that is no stranger to Newport. Through the years, the generous sisters and animal lovers have donated their covetable enamel bracelets to raise money for the Potter League. Kim is a longtime resident of Newport and Jamestown and this time, she brings Sequin (the number one supplier of costume jewelry for Henri Bendel) to Newport in two different capacities. It’s a Sequin two-fer with pieces found at the collaborative shop with Lily and Boo, and another with an all-Sequin shop at 474 Thames Street. The Lower Thames location is Sequin’s second to open this year following the Palm Beach boutique in January (and when not opening new shops, Kim designs jewelry with Badgley Mischka, J. Mendel, Douglas Hannant as well as for Target and Kohl’s). Sequin’s collection is priced from $30-$700. Boo Gemes, Lily Holt, and Sequin, all located at 119 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-5713.
Design Newport brings interior design back to this part of Bellevue Avenue as owner Stella Martin has a keen eye for classic pieces. Inside the cozy shop is a collection of great antiques, home accents and the guidance of Stella to help outfit the home. Note: Beautiful pooch/Design Newport mascot, Maxwell , a lovable Airedale, not for sale….Design Newport, 121 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, 802-279-0684, http://www.osborne-martininteriors.com
Phyllis Satin, owner of Twig, has had multiple retail locations of her original shop, WAVE, across Newport until it closed last year. With their flagship store based in New Haven, Connecticut, Satin had almost thrown in the towel on a Newport location, but when Karen Vaughan closed, she saw an opportunity. “Twig, a branch of WAVE,” which opened last month, is one of those shops you take your time in because there’s much to see, fun quotes to read and unique finds around every corner. There’s also a lot of pieces with natural elements in the shop, hence the name, Twig. Satin has dubbed this part of town “NoBe,” for North Bellevue; we’ll see if it sticks… Twig, a branch of WAVE, 146 Bellevue Avenue, 619-1004.
Not exactly a new name in Newport, but fine jeweler Three Golden Apples has opened a second location on Bowen’s Wharf much to the delight of upscale jewelry lovers. They’re located at 39 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 846-9931, www.threegoldenapples.com
Following a soft opening in March, the Angela Moore boutique is officially up and running on all cylinders at its new 190 Bellevue Avenue address, touting some great pieces for summer including Manuel Canovas swim and resort wear, beaded bags from Moyna, hats from Hat Attack and the latest Big Buddha handbags. Top sellers from Christopher Blue, Melly M, Lilla P, an array of Jack Rogers sandals (including this season’s fabulous metallic styles) and brand new designers including Julie Brown are interspersed among the complete Angela Moore collection of jewelry, fashion and home accents. Some of the most eye-catching pieces were the totally sweet light cashmere sweaters by Two Bees. I knew the anchor-emblazoned one looked familiar, and after a little detective work, discovered it was in the April 2010 issue of Coastal Living. Similar cashmere sweater by Two Bees at Angela Moore include a version with an anchor and one with a horseshoe- perfect for Newport Polo at Glen Farm in Portsmouth (which kicks off the last Saturday of this month with the annual Newport Rotary Charity Match). The boutique’s neighbor, J. McLaughlin, who’s arrival on Newport broke here first, is on schedule to open this month.
Top, beaded bag with anchor detail by Moyna; above left, 12 gauge cashmere knit sweater for women by Two Bees; above right, 100% silk Set Sail men’s tie by Angela Moore; immediate right, Jack Rogers Hamptons Navajo in metallic silver
With “the season” right around the corner, it’s that time of year to stock up on those coveted colored beads a la Angela Moore! Find 50% off hand painted jewelry collections, dresses, flip flops, totes, one-of-a-kind samples, ties for the guys and more at the designer’s semi-annual sample sale. Sale runs Wednesday, March 24th to Friday, March 26th, from 10am-5pm at Moore’s corporate headquarters office in Middletown:
Newport Corporate Park (just off West Main Road)
2 Corporate Place
Middletown, Rhode Island
Call (401) 849-1900 ext. 1 with any questions.
While you may have a heard a proverbial preppy gasp when the windows at the Angela Moore boutique, a 12-year staple on Newport’s Bellevue Avenue, fell dark some weeks ago, shoppers were relieved to learn that, upon further inspection, the popular store is just moving down the avenue a bit.
“Over the years, we’ve developed a real affiliation with the Tennis Hall of Fame, and when we saw this location become available, we said, ‘This is the time,’” says Moore. “We love the idea because the of the fundraising fashion show we do there. It’s going to be convenient and we love that people can park easily—it’s going to be perfect for the Angela Moore look.” Moore’s new flagship boutique will showcase her complete eponymously-named collection of jewelry, fashion and home accents, plus a colorful assortment of resort clothing and accessories from popular brands including Lilly Pulitzer (plus new lines).
Moore, with the help of her husband Gary, has designed the new shop which will feature Venetian chandeliers and English pine antique fixtures, decorative painting plus a colorful palette including pale blue, crisp white and soft mint green, “and our signature yellow and white stripes,” says Moore. “We’re taking it to the next level.” While the new space is smaller in terms of total square footage, Moore insists that the layout will be easier for shoppers to navigate than and to display their array of goods. Plus, this part of Newport means a lot to Moore. “The block is so historic; it’s a privilege to be part of this block,” she says. And she’s right. Designed by acclaimed architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, the Newport Casino opened in 1880 and today is a National Historic Landmark. Since it’s opening, storefronts have been a part of the famed block, many staying for decades, and Angela Moore hopes to become a part of the Casino Block’s retail legacy.
The new and improved Angela Moore boutique will open at 190 Bellevue Avenue, much to the ladies of Newport’s delight, this weekend. The annual Fashion Show & Champagne Breakfast will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2010 from 9 a.m. to11 a.m. with proceeds benefiting the Tennis Hall of Fame. Tickets are $80 and include a seated fashion show, champagne breakfast, full day of viewing courtside tennis and a $25 Angela Moore gift certificate.
To purchase tickets, call (401) 849-6053.
Who says Newport isn’t brilliant in February?! Okay, so it’s not exactly sailing weather, but nestling by the fire on the Clarke Cooke’s Bistro level makes the season go by a bit more pleasurable. That, and the great promotions out there right now, which is why we’re featuring another Deals & Steals edition in a row.
London born designer Karol Richardson and her eponymously-named trio of boutiques (one here in Newport, the others in Orleans and Wellfleet out on the Cape) hosts their annual Warehouse Sale beginning Friday and running through Sunday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday). Find clothing, hats, bags, jewelry, beautiful hair accessories, original showroom samples, overstock and factory seconds at 50% to 75% off.
Right now through February 15th, you’ll find all jewelry at the Newport Mansions Stores marked 25% off regular prices. This includes handmade Viva Beads bracelets, mother-of pearl necklaces in champagne, gold, green, silver, white and Tahitian gunmetal gray and Alex & Ani beaded bracelets. You’ll also find a number of Angela Moore necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pendants all sporting designs exclusive to the Newport Mansions. CLICK HERE for a listing of Newport Mansion Store locations or shop online.
For those snowbirds lucky enough to fly the coop for some sun and fun down south, Beach Party will hook you up with a great deal: buy one suit and get the second for half-price, now through Feb. 10th. Beach party carries popular swim brands for men, women and children (including swim team gear) by Anne Cole, Jantzen, Nautica, Miraclesuit, Playboy, TYR, Speedo and more, in addition to caps, wraps, cover-ups and accessories. You’ll need to act fast; the popular shop, a part of Newport’s Brick Market for more than 20 years, is moving to Middletown by the end of the month. Keep an eye out for their new diggs at 707 West Main Road (across from the Middletown Public Library) open for business late February.
Black Friday comes early to Newport County with sales rolling in left and right. Today, we’re gushing about Jason & Co.’s store-wide sale with nearly everything (except Pandora) marked 20%- 50% off. The backbone of the Brick Market boutique, tucked among the string of shops on Goddard (the back) row, is jewelry from better known brands including echo of the dreamer, Kabana, Kum Kum, Ayala Bar, Michael Michaud, Mary Frances and Cape Cod Jewelry.
Stylephile showcased Jason & Co. in October- click here to learn more, or better yet, stop by and see this best kept secret for yourself.
On Bellevue Avenue, Michael Hayes is hosting an intriguing sale this Friday, Saturday and Sunday only…here’s the deal: shop ’til you drop and discover your myster discount- 20%, 30% or 40% off- at the register.
And don’t forget today and tomorrow are the last two days of the Angela Moore Sample Sale in Middletown!
Jason & Co., 207 Goddard Row, Brick market Place, Newport (401) 841-9900
Micheal Hayes, 204 Bellevue Avenue, (401) 846-3090 and 19 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, (401) 849-1888
It’s that time of year to stock up on those coveted colored beads a la Angela Moore! Score up 50% off hand painted jewelry collections, ornaments, ties, dresses and more at the designer’s semi-annual sample sale. Sale runs Tuesday, November 17th thru Friday, Nov. 20th from 10am -5pm, and Saturday, November 21st from 10am-2pm at Moore’s corporate office in Middletown at Two Corporate Place. (Call 849-1900 ext. 1 with any questions)
Even though it feels like summer just arrived, Newport County retailers are prepping for fall arrivals by slashing prices on summer fashion. The good news is that autumn doesn’t officially begin until September 22nd, and even better, Newport locals can vouch for the fact that we’re often blessed with idyllic temperatures well into October, so summer duds are wearable for many more weeks.
Stylephile’s first deal can be found at Green Envy in Brick Market Place. The eco-friendly boutique, which offers dresses, skirts, tops for men and women, jewelry, and accessories, is having a Bathing Suit Blowout Sale that includes all styles of eco-friendly designer bikinis and swimsuits, some one-of-a-kind or limited edition, marked 30% off.
Preppy fashionistas can stock up on our favorite little alligator-emblazoned threads at Island Pursuit on Thames Street, where all ladies Lacoste, including classic cotton pique polos (based on designer Rene Lacoste’s original design from 1933), tanks and more, are 30% off. Casual bags by luxury leather goods line Longchamp have all been marked down as well.
Nearby Sunya, a cozy Thames Street boutique known for fabulous dresses, skirts, tops, a few shoes and accessories including hats and handbags, has set up three bargain-busting racks filled with gorgeous designer duds including dresses by Betsey Johnson (including the dainty dress pictured here- love it!), Helen Wang and more, marked at 30%, 40% or 50% off!
Lastly, the highly-anticipated Angela Moore Sample Sale begins today at company headquarters located at 2 Corporate Place in Middletown. Find fabulous discounts on Angela Moore jewelry and one of a kind samples. Ornaments, dresses, sarongs, flip flops, candles and jewelry are all heavily discounted too! Sale runs today through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.pm. Insider’s tip: do your best to get there before the weekend. While the inventory is plentiful, lines are longer on Saturday!