Archive for August, 2012

Angela Moore Fashion Show Wrap-Up

There’s so much going on during the Newport summertime I’m only now doing a follow up post on July’s annual Angela Moore Fashion Show and Champagne Breakfast, which  kicked off a weekend of festivities during the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Tournament at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Gorgeous summer weather set the tone for a beautiful day.  Angela hosted more than 250 guests, making this the largest fashion show to date held on the historic Horseshoe Piazza. Guests enjoyed breakfast and sipped champagne and strawberry kiwi bellinis provided by Russell Morin Caterers. In keeping with the show’s special look, Laurie Marshall created fabulous nautical tablescapes.Lucky guests also received raffle prizes from the Spa at Newport Marriott, Fila, Peace Love Studios and Three Islands.

A special treat included ATP tournament star and 2012 tournament player Matt Ebden as a surprise model. In sum, the show featured three different sets with over 30 models and 80 looks including fashions from Manuel Canovas, Barbara Gerwit, Tracy Negoshian, Just Madras, Jack Rogers, Angela Moore and dozens of other designers. (At top: Carolyn van Petten is wearing a Dizzy Lizzie Charleston dress accompanied by Karen Megley wearing Needles & Thread top and hooded metallic jacket with Lysee Leggings. at left: ATP tennis star Matt Ebden lets fellow model 2009 Miss Connecticut Ashley Karger take center stage wearing a gorgeous Bel Kazan Diamond long knit dress.)

DON’T FORGET: Angela Moore Sample Sale
Tuesday, August 14th – Saturday, August 18th, 9:00am – 5:30pm daily at the Middletown Courtyard Marriott

Here are a few amazing looks (click MORE to see additional pics!)


August 9, 2012 at 12:37 am 2 comments

Living the Ruff Life: Locally-Made Fair Lead Leshes

Last month I was pulling some featured products for The Rhode Show and I loved these leashes and collars I found by The Fair Lead at Wag Nation in the City-by-the-Sea. With Newport’s nautical style and rope accessories like bracelets by Lemon & Line flying off the shelves around town, it’s the four-legged friend’s answer to today’s trends.

The Fair Lead is the brainchild of Jessica Wurzbacher, who is more than just a fabulous dog mama. She’s also a marine scientist, accomplished sailor (with 40,000 nautical miles of round-the-world sailing under her belt), and conservationist.

The Fair Lead’s“classic” range of leashes are made of marine grade traditional 3-strand rope strong enough to anchor and rig a large boat! Leashes include traditional marlinspike splices at either end and a marine grade bronze swivel snap clip, making the leash stand out with style on any dock, beach or park. On the handle is an additional small bronze ring, perfect for the leash over your shoulder or attaching keys, bags, etc.

Jessica Wurzbacher & Cadbury

Even more impressive, all the Fair Lead products are handmade in Rhode Island by Jessica and the materials are sourced locally!

Fair Lead leashes are available ONLINE HERE, in Newport at Wag Nation and Style Newport and these fine shops.

August 6, 2012 at 12:58 am Leave a comment

Back in the Saddle! Equestrian Style Inspired by Newport Polo on The Rhode Show

The Newport International Polo Series at Glen Farm in Portsmouth has long been one of the summer’s “must do’s.” Hosted every Saturday evening through September, your polo approach can be as sophisticated as Gucci and glassware or Bermudas and brewskis. Whichever your approach, you can fête the equestrian spirit with this local, fashionable finds as seen on today’s Rhode Show.

These classic tunics in silk twill by Julie Brown feature a lace up neckline from Angela Moore, modeled above by Marie Catherine Demirjian from The Beauty Within Model Management

Horsebit necklace ($28), Kortright bit earrings ($25) and toggle bracelet in blue enamel and gold ($38, also in turquoise), over-sized horse bit pendant, Emily Bit Paddock horse bit-linked necklace (at left, $48), all from Pink Pineapple.

Orange Maryann horse bag in cotton duck by Rebecca Ray (at right), Alligator-patterned Double Equestrian Bit Belt in brown, Stirrup Belt in Brass with Soft Back Leather, the Bit Bracelet in brass or nickel by Rebecca Ray, all from Skiffington’s Boutique in Portsmouth.

Peggy beach short with pony pattern in lightweight cotton poplin, white sleeveless blouse with ruffled collar and the Lucy embossed belt, all from J. McLaughlin in Newport and Providence.


Fashionable finds for a polo game

August 2, 2012 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

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