In the fashion world, fall is on the brain, and two shops in Newport are hosting designers and reps (even an author) to showcase their fall collections and latest offerings. This Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Angela Moore will be hosting a Jack Rogers and Lilla P trunk show at her charming Bellevue Avenue boutique. The classic line from apparel and shoe designer Jack Rogers will include platforms, jellies (they’re back) and espadrilles, which you may have seen in In Style magazine. Classic style is also palpable in the designs of Lilla P, with pieces direct from the designer’s Meatpacking district design studio in NYC. The brand has been praised for their modern take on the iconic cotton tee shirt, including the Origami shirt that ties 10 ways as seen on Good Morning America. The shop is also hosting a book signing featuring Karen Weinreb, the author of the book The Summer Kitchen, who has planted roots in Newport. Marie Claire called her most recent release is “an irresistible beach read!” And there’s plenty of summer left to sink your toes in the sand and unwind with a good read. You may recall Weinreb’s appearance on Oprah in January, where she shared her story of her husband’s secret life. Champagne and treats, served during show hours, promise to sweeten the experience.
Down on Lower Thames, hot young designer Elise Fargnoli brings her Francesca Joy line of stunning, hand-painted totes, wristlets, chemises and more to Wish on Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The St. Michael’s Country Day School grad and Providence native has made a splash on the Palm Beach shopping scene and brings her artistic flair to her beloved City-by-the-Sea for two days of fashionable fun.
Angela Moore, 190 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, (401) 619-1900
Wish, 664 Thames Street, Newport, (401) 848-0202