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Angela Moore’s “Fashion through the Decades” Coming This Summer

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Tickets are now on sale for one of the stalwarts of the summer season, the Angela Moore Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch. The theme of this year’s show will be “Fashion through the Decades,” celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Preservation Society. Each year, the talented team behind the locally based, globally loved lifestyle brand creates an exciting twist to keep the show fresh and new. This year, in addition to the one day exhibit in the salon of Rosecliff that is curated by the Preservation Society for that morning, there will be a selection of historic fashion from their archives (from 1945 forward) that will be worn by the models during the fashion show. Here’s the skinny:
The Angela Moore Fashion Show & Champagne Brunch
Thursday, July 9th
9:30am – 11:30am
548 Bellevue Avenue

The show will include fun resort fashions featuring new looks from Angela Moore, Manuel Canovas, Just Angela Moore fashion Show_5Madras and Jack Rogers. Plus, there will be selected historic fashions from the Preservation Society archives, dating from 1945 to the present, modeled on the runway by familiar TV and fashion personalities…something that has never been done before!

 Guests will also experience an exclusive one day only exhibit featuring fashion accessories and photographs from the Preservation Society’s collection.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. Guests are invited to have their picture taken on the “Red Carpet” staircase of Rosecliff and then enjoy cocktails on the terrace, overlooking majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean, before proceeding to the ballroom for the seated Fashion Show and Brunch.

Tickets are $90 for Preservation Society members and $100 for non-members.

Your ticket includes:
~ “Fashion through the Decades” fashion showAngela Moore fashion Show_1
~ exclusive one-day fashion exhibit
~ a scrumptious champagne brunch
~ a $25 Angela Moore Gift Certificate
~ a ticket to tour The Elms

Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets online, visit or call 401-847-1000 ext 140.

All proceeds will benefit the Preservation Society.Angela Moore fashion Show_3

April 30, 2015 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

Let’s Hit the Bar

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How great are these “Lat & Lo” necklaces, named for Newport’s latitude & longitude coordinates? They were spotted at Island Outfitters and are proudly handcrafted in the US. Available in 14k gold filled, solid gold or solid sterling silver metals, each Lat & Lo piece is custom ordered (so they take a little time). Starting at $48.

October 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm Leave a comment

Labor Day of Love: Merci Beaucoup, Saint James

St James boatneck topI’ve featured the classic striped boat neck top, also known as a French sailor shirt or Brenton stripes, on Newport Stylephile in the past (here and here are just some examples). Fashion icons including Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Newport’s own Jackie O boatneck-jackie-ohave sported the timeless stripes, and as we transition from summer into fall, this ever ageless style is one to embrace.

The SAINT-JAMES Company has been touting the look since 1889, perhaps even being credited with “inventing” it. Established in Lower Normandy in the commune of

Bridgitte Bardot

Bridgitte Bardot

Saint-James, the style was originally intended for deep sea fishermen, then adopted by known seafarers, and amateur yachtsmen. The “genuine pure new knitted woolen Breton seaman’s sweater” was originally pure wool and it soon became a global phenomenon. Today, there are SAINT JAMES boutiques found in Paris, Nice, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo, Strasbourg, Lyon, Granville, Biarritz, Tokyo and more, but you don’t need a passport to find the century-old brand.

Island Pursuit on lower Thames Street carries select SAINT JAMES autumn collection pieces for men and women including sweaters coats jackets, tops, dresses, and accessories like scarves, tops, belts, totes and umbrellas. SAINT JAMES is known for top quality and longevity and are priced on par with upscale brands (a women’s long-sleeve top, for example, typically starts around $89, scarves around $40). But with coupon code: NEWPORTSTYLE, get 20% of your entire purchase. The fine print: 20% off applies to in-store and online purchases from now until November 1st. Offer is only valid on regular price items and cannot be combined with any other offer. When shopping online, get free shipping on all orders over $100.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Coco Chanel, ca. 1917

Coco Chanel, ca. 1917

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SAINT JAMES, Autumn 2014

This post has been sponsored by Island Pursuit. All opinions expressed are independent and my own. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

September 1, 2014 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Destination Style: Kinsale, Ireland

Today we welcome guest blogger, fashionable friend and fellow Francophile Priscilla Pilon of Weekend in Paris who recently returned from Ireland where she visited, among other Irish enclaves, Newport’s sister city, Kinsale. Though she experienced amazing restaurants, rich culture and history, plus warm (and legendary) Irish hospitality, she also made some time to visit some of my favorite Kinsale shopping sites and discovered a few of her own. With Newport Irish History Month kicking off next week, it’s the perfect time to feature Priscilla’s adventures! Take it away, Priscilla!

Double Take: Twin Cities Design Styles – Irish, Nautical and Trendy

I was delighted to be sent on a mission by, the place where all the hotel bookings sites are put into one place, to check out hotels, food, wine and shopping in Newport’s twin city, Kinsale, Ireland. This historic fishing port is considered one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable resorts of the south-west coast of the Emerald Isle.

My style adventure began at the charming yet modern Acton’s Hotel where the rooms were a mix of cool blue nautical colors with neutral accents. It set the tone for this international waterfront shopping jaunt. Both Newport and Kinsale share a love of all things Irish,Image nautical and trendy.  Here are a few of my finds in this charming harbor town:

Authentic Irish Linens: Granny’s Bottom Drawer specializes in embroidered linen pillows, baby bibs and Christening robes, pajamas for men and women, blouses, lined skirts and tops. They also feature cotton and linen placemats, napkins, tablecloths and runners. Irish knit throws, scarves, sweaters, and capes are the most stylish items they carry. The owners of Granny’s sources their stock from local Irish vendors.

ImageGlass: Cocktails are back in vogue, serving them in beautiful crystal makes magic. Kinsale Glassworks has a shop in the heart of the town with a workroom in the back where you can witness the craftsmen cutting the crystal into perfect receptacles. Oh so Mad Men!

Shopping and Weekend Bags: Hamish, Hawkin & Co Interiors and ImageCollectables sells Europe’s most unique city and shopping bags called The O Bag, designed by Emanuele Magenta, and made in Italy by Fullspot. These colorful bags are lightweight, and come with a choice of interchangeable handles in high quality leather, faux leather and rope. Cool accessories include inner zip-up canvas bags, woolen and fur trims (faux fox and faux mink) which dress up the simple designs.

Print, laminate Orla Kiely overnight bags are also sold at Hamish Hawkin. These practical but adorable weekenders fit everything you will need for a short trip to someplace fun!  Choose from retro olive, modern Imagedusk or classic black.

Hats: Hattitude is the name of County Cork’s best shop for ladies’ bespoke hats, fascinators and headwear. Celestine McCoy is the milliner extraordinaire who will take you through the shapes and styles that suit you best. She will also assist you in matching colors and feathers for your special day. Why don’t we ladies wear more hats in Newport? If Hattitude was in Newport, I bet we would!

ImageBeach Décor: Our two cities love a shop where we can find beach themed accessories for our homes. Kinsale has a lovely shop called Cronins that carries one-of-a-kind objets d’art, gifts and housewares, perfect for seaside homes. Watercolor prints, wooden sailboats, rustic drift wood signs and seashell candles just some of the goodies to be found at Cronins.

To learn more about Kinsale, visit and when in town, be sure to download the free Kinsale app, which I found super helpful while in town:

February 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm 6 comments

Lost & Found: The Newport Coordinate Bracelet


How great are these bracelets engraved with Newport’s exact coordinates from Pink Pineapple? They’re the perfect accessory to show off your hometown pride, your favorite place to visit, somewhere special in your heart, the site of a memorable girls’ getaway, where you fell in love, were engaged or tied the knot. (By the way…if you want one, act fast –they’re selling like hotcakes!) Available in both brass or sterling, $40.

Pink Pineapple has locations on Thames Street in Newport and Clock Tower Square in Portsmouth.

July 22, 2013 at 8:22 am Leave a comment

It’s in the Bag


They say a woman can never have too many shoes, and while I’ll agree, a closet full of kicks is fun, I’m much more of a handbag connoisseur. From night-on-the-town clutches to over-sized canvas totes; lusted over lux lines to quirky Esty finds, I find bags irresistible, and I’m not the only one.

Hillary Clinton has been a First Lady, presidential candidate and Secretary of State, but according to an article in Harper’s Bazaar magazine, staffers say nothing makes her happier than a good handbag. Clinton says:Image

“I think [handbags] could be either a great divider or uniter,” she replies. “I’m on the uniter side. I think no one should make fun of anyone else’s handbag choices … I think we should be united in our support of one another, because [handbags are] like a deep psychological need. It’s a desire to kind of organize and contain that which is important to you in your daily life. I have a philosophical view about this, and I have this Ferragamo hot-pink bag that I adore. My view was that I would carry it around only in spring, but it makes me so happy, I’m even now lugging it around in January. I mean, how can you be unhappy if you pick up a big pink bag? (See said Ferragamo bag at above)

I’m loving bags I’m seeing around town, including the ones featured int his post all from Aqua Boutique on lower Thames Street. Aqua just opened a sister store, Salt, in historic Tiverton Four Corners, so if you’re up for a peaceful drive and want to pick up more than just delicious roadside stand foodstuffs, pop into Salt for some new treasures. (Union Jack bags below, $78.)


June 7, 2013 at 9:21 am 4 comments

Organic Awesomeness: Come Sail Away

This amazing nautical look is what happens when preppy style meets eco-friendly fabric. Made of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and dyed with low-impact dyes, this super-comfy, all-occasion dress by Synergy is one of those summer staples you pair with flats for a day of shopping or sky-high wedges for a night on the town. The boat neck and knee-length hemline make for a sophisticated look while the figure flattering attached belt can tie in back or wrap around to one side. So just think: adding this piece to your summer line-up will both boost your wardrobe and environmental responsibility.

Available at the fabulous Green Envy Eco-Boutique at Newport’s Brick Market Place, where it’s been appropriately dubbed, “The Newport Dress,” and is a steal at $62.

April 30, 2012 at 12:13 am Leave a comment

Dangling Dazzlers

Jojo’s have long been known for the perfect bit of blings that can be worn day or night, but now Jojo introduces bling drop earrings! Just $30 – $35 at Bellevue Beauty Walk, these glistening glimmering eye candies come in stunning shades including lavender (shown) aqua, navy, silver, sapphire and a ton more. Just in time to catch the summer sun…

Bellevue Beauty Walk, 1 Bannisters Wharf,  Newport, (401) 845-0800

April 17, 2012 at 12:08 am Leave a comment

Read Between the Lines…

Newport is synonymous with nautical style. It’s a place where threadbare Sperrys are worn with a certain swagger and fashion and function aren’t mutually exclusive. While French sailor boatnecks are ubiquitous and anchor icons are emblazoned on everything from blazers to belt buckles, the simple nautical stripe endures (see Brigitte Bardot above, and Coco Chanel, pictured below ca. 1930).  With spring break on the brain (and some days recently, in the air), I’ve spied some head-turning dresses around town. Click more below to check ‘em out. Anchors aweigh!

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February 21, 2012 at 12:29 am 1 comment

Embracing the lifestyle–the look, the flavor, the style–of Newport, Rhode Island!

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