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Clothing designer Julie Brown founded her line on the principals of classic silhouettes and distinctively designed prints with the everyday girl in mind. Some days call for casual, comfy favorites, while others are about making an impression. When I spotted the Leah dress by Julie Brown at Angela Moore last week, I couldn’t help but think it was perfect for summer nights in Newport. The crisp white shift is reinvented with a pair of sequin stripes in blue and green—two hues you’ll find no shortage of in the City-by-the-Sea. With the busiest season around the corner (hello, garden parties, rehearsal dinners, seaside soirees!), this little number is sure to come in handy ($190, at Angela Moore, 190 Bellevue Avenue, Newport).
Last Thursday, in the throes of the Campbell’s Tennis Hall of Fame Championships, Angela Moore hosted her 12th Annual Fashion Show & Champagne Breakfast. The buzz was already at record levels with Andre Agassi‘s and Peachy Kellmeyer‘s pending inductions, but the biggest fashion show in its history added to the high spirits.
As the bubbly flowed, unabashedly preppy and signature City-by-the-Sea looks for men, women and children strutted the runway, all reflecting the theme of this year’s show, “Summer Fashions … Newport Style!” Three sets were presented: Daytime Dazzle, Fun in the Sun and Moonlight Magic (evening wear).
The event grossed more than $30,000 in proceeds that will go towards maintaining and enhancing the International Tennis Hall of Fame, bringing the total raised through the Angela Moore fashion shows to over $250,000. Without further adieu, here’s some great shots from the show (see even more photos after the jump)!
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It wouldn’t be summer in Newport without raising a glass of bubbly at the Angela Moore Fashion Show and Champagne Breakfast at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Taking place July 7th from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., the much-loved morning of fashion, fun and philanthropy celebrates the best of Newport summer style with looks from Lilly Pulitzer, Manuel Canovas, Christopher Blue, Julie Brown and Jack Rogers, paired with Dolce Vita shoes, Moyna bags, Onigo hats, Angela Moore jewelry and more.
This year’s show, which features a mix of swimwear, cocktail dresses, sassy separates, plus colorful accessories, beaded sandals, must-have bags and wraps, will include 2011 Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Peachy Kellmeyer, nationally-known tennis commentator Bud Collins and other ATP World Tour stars competing in the championships. Rhode Island locals will recognize models including Miss Rhode Island 2009 Ashley Bickford, NBC 10 sports anchor Frank Carpano, Newport Mayor Steve Waluk and other well-known Newporters.
Tickets are $80 and include the seated fashion show, champagne breakfast, full day of viewing courtside tennis, a $15 Angela Moore gift certificate and a Swarovski surprise. As always, proceeds from the event will benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.
Check out last year’s event!
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…
Colorful scarves, classic capes and riding boots aplenty—even though fall officially arrived last month, we were blessed with some Indian summer temperatures over the past few weeks. It seems, however, that it’s time to trade the polos for warmers duds and Angela Moore is making the transition easy by hosting a season-celebratory Trunk Show at her Bellevue Avenue boutique tomorrow, Thursday, October 21st from 6-8pm, and all are invited.
Angela will be on hand to show you “what’s new, what’s now & what’s WOW!” during this evening of terrific trends and classic favorites featuring fabulous frocks by designers Melly M, Julie Brown, Fornash, Big Buddha, Claudia Nichole Cashmere, Two Bees by Whitney Tremaine, Kara Janx, Jack Rogers and she will be introducing Newport’s own Kimberly Pucci who has launched a stunning line of handbags.
Guests will receive 20% off all purchases tomorrow evening plus pink champagne and pink cupcakes in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pieces from the Angela Moore Pink Ribbon Collection will also be for sale with 15% of proceeds be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Angela Moore is located at 190 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.
Around the corner at Archbeauty Skin Care Salon & Boutique, Potter & Co. is hosting a trunk show featuring PrAna along with a few other great lines in the store this season from 7pm-8:30pm. We wrote about PrAna back in July and its super soft cotton! Receive 15% off all purchases made at the trunk show (including special orders). There will be sips & nibbles provided by the Newport Wine Cellar & le Petit Gourmet.
Archbeauty Skin Care Salon & Boutique is located at 18 Memorial Boulevard in Newport.
If you weren’t able to attend the 11th Annual Angela Moore Fashion Show and Champagne Breakfast that we wrote about here, have no fear, we have a sampling of some of the best looks below. Some of the overriding themes included tops and dresses with sequin detail, stacked bangles, bold and classic hats, and exciting prints for men and women. Hair and make-up provided by Newport County’s own Celebeautique, Ki-Ra and Jo D’Alan salons. Here’s just a few fab looks:
ATP stars Tomasz Bednarek and Dustin Brown were both quarterfinalists in the tournaments and wore shirts by Three Islands.They are joined by Miss Connecticut USA, Ashley Bickford, who is wearing one of my favorite looks of the day, Julie Brown‘s Emme dress paired with Angela Moore jewelry.
In what has become one of the most anticipated events during the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships if not the summer, the Angela Moore Fashion Show and Champagne Breakfast returns to the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Horseshoe Piazza this Thursday, July 8th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. An annual fundraiser for the Hall of Fame, the site of the first U.S. National Championships in 1881, the event traditionally lures more than 220 tennis enthusiasts and local fashionistas alike.
Pieces from collections by Manuel Canovas, Julie Brown and the debut of Jack Rogers inaugural apparel launch (the line is best known for their footwear) will be included as well as looks from new names like South African designer Kara Janx, who gained popularity after appearing on the second season of the hit television show, Project Runway. Adding a dash of color will be Fornash scarves, which shot to fame when Oprah put the affordable accessory on her “O” List, and fabulous, fair-trade Madagascar hats.
Tables will be dressed in linens by Lilly Pulitzer and guests will be treated to a full breakfast catered by Blackstone Caterers as the champagne flows (or Bloody Mary, if that’s your poison). While Moore hosts the show, guests will also enjoy appearances by legendary tennis sportscaster and Tennis Hall of Famer Bud Collins, NBC 10 sports anchor Frank Carpano and much to the delight of attendees, a handful of ATP tournament stars. Guests receive a $25 gift certificate to the Angela Moore boutique which will be hosting the Newport Style Party where fashions will be informally modeled and 15% of the proceeds from Moore’s Tennis Tales collection will be donated to the Tennis Hall of Fame that day. Guests can also enjoy a full day of viewing courtside tennis on the world’s oldest continuously used competition grass courts with their ticket. Tickets are $80 per person, still available, and can be reserved at www.tennisfame.com or (401) 849-6053.
Photos: top left, Tennis Hall of Famer Bud Collins with Susan Noel; at right, Angela Moore with ATP tournament star Taylor Dent; bottom left, Taylor Dent with Miss Rhode Island 2007 Ashley Bickford
Photography by John Corbett