Posts tagged ‘Angela Moore’

Lilly Pulitzer for Rent??? You Got It – And 150 Reasons to Give it a Try

Rent the Runway, arguably fashion’s best kept secret, just added more than a half dozen Lilly Pulitzer dresses to their roster of drool-worthy designers. If you haven’t heard, is an online designer rental destination where you can rent looks by Herve Leger, Badgley Mischka, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang and tons more for a fraction of what you would buy it in stores. Browse by style, occasion, price or even ring up one of their on-call stylists and tell them what you’re looking for, what kind of function you’re going to, what your preferences are, and they’ll steer you in the right direction.

Lilly is one of those lines that never really goes out of style. It’s perennially preppy look might lend itself to buying more than renting, especially if you live, summer or travel to Newport, Palm Beach, the Hamptons or other resort areas. In fact, here in Newport, I just recently spotted some beautiful Lilly Pulitzer pieces at Island Outfitters on Lower Thames and Angela Moore on Bellevue Avenue.

But if Lilly is a little out of your standard Cynthia Steffe LBD comfort zone and you’re just hoping to land the look for a specific event or weekend respite, Rent the Runway might be the way to go. I think RTR’s best value is for your black tie events, when you can rent something fabulous like an Angel Sanchez gown that normally retails for $3,000 for $350. Now, $350 is still a nice chunk of change, but if you’re looking to make an unforgettable entrance and make a splash in designer duds you may never otherwise be able to afford, here’s your chance.

Wanna see how fabulous Rent the Runway really is? Then ENTER NOW to win a $150 credit to use on any look from Rent the Runway (within the $150 credit limit). Here’s how to enter: Subscribe to the Newport Stylephile now (look for the subscribe tab at right next to the top Lilly image). If you’re already a subscriber, simply email and place ‘Enter me to Rent the Runway’ in the subject line or body of the email. A winner will be chose at random a week from today! Good luck!

March 21, 2011 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals: Ice, Ice Baby Edition

Despite the frozen tundra that is Newport County right now, huge sales can be found all over. The fashionable fivesome at Clock Tower SquareThe Pink Pineapple, Stalise, The Groovy Gator and Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie, and Lou Lou’s Décor—all have great markdowns. Stalise has 20% off marked down winter pieces, and you can couch surf Pink Pineapple sales online by clicking here. Lover’s take note: Deborah Winthrop has a cool selection of hot hot hot underthings for Valentine’s Day!

In Newport, retailers are pushing winter fashion out the door (and we still have at least 8 more weeks of chilly temps) for pennies. Michael Hayes on Bellevue Avenue and on Bowen’s Wharf has women’s clothing an ADDITIONAL 20% off already marked down winter duds (50-75% off already), and the upstairs men’s boutique has suits, sport shirts, jackets, outerwear and more for 30-75% off. Michael Hayes for Kids on Bellevue is taking a cue and offering the same additional 20% off clearance. Karol Richardson’s  annual Warehouse Sale is happening now through Sunday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) with designer duds 50-90% off (including $10 bargain bins). Pictured here, Catimini kids dress and ensemble, one of the many lines at Michael Hayes Kids.

Angela Moore on Bellevue Avenue has 80% off selected styles, and a few shops down, J. McLaughlin has a 70% off and more section–plus, both shops have their new resort collections in, so if you’re jetting off on a mid-wonter respite, you’ll want to pop into both. Downon Lower Thames, Erica Zap on hosting a 40% sale on winter items, but they may close by 4 p.m. today in advance of the Super Bowl!

Beauty bargains include Ki-Ra Salon’s Pay it Forward sale because it comes to a close on Feb. 12. At The Apothecary, buy $100 worth of any Tocca product you’ll receive a complimentary Tocca moisturizing bodywash that can double as a luxurious bubble bath. Jenni and the girls are also gearing up for next Saturday’s Valentine’s Day Event—more on that this week!

ArchBeauty on Memorial Boulevard has a great February Refresh Deal—the beauty team paired with Julie Basil Pierce Massage Studio on Bellevue and Newport Pilates for this winter package: Receive a one hour enzyme facial with Sara (ArchBeauty), one hour exfoliating/hydrating massage (at Julie’s massage studio), a one hour Reiki & Reflexology treatment with Reiki Master Julia, and a one hour one-on-one private session with Newport Pilates, all packaged at $200.

February 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm 1 comment

Stylephile Top 10 of 2010

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:

Runway ReDeux

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.

Rhode Trips

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.

‘Tis Himself

“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.

Tasty Delights

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.

Welcome…Come in, Stay a While…

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…

December 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm 2 comments

Canines & Couture: A Howling Good Time

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).

For more information, email,  call 401-846-4152, or CLICK HERE.

Photos by Meghan Sepe

September 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

Welcome, New Neighbors!

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,

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,

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,

We reported on Badgley Mischka’s launch last week and J. McLaughlin’s arrival in May. Oh, and ps: We just got word of another new neighbor moving into Newport any day now…stay tuned….

June 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm 4 comments

Lilly, Lilla & Lobsters

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

May 13, 2010 at 10:55 am 10 comments

Deals & Steals: Stock Up on Angela Moore at Sample Sale

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.

March 23, 2010 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

On the Move with Angela Moore

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.

February 22, 2010 at 6:09 pm 2 comments

Deals & Steals: Part Deux

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.

February 2, 2010 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

Deals & Steals

Turquoise, blue topaz and sterling silver ring by echo of the dreamer

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

November 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

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