Angela's "Angels" Model A Perfect Newport Style At the ITHF

Lisa Stuart with Leah Cann

The Horseshoe Piazza at the iconic Newport Casino and International Tennis Hall of Fame was simply mobbed. There's no other way to describe the turnout of 280 fashionistas for the annual Angela Moore Fashion Show and Champagne breakfast, along with the quarterfinals of the last grass court tennis tournament left in America.

 

There is indeed a quintessential Newport Style, and Angela Moore has both created and refined it. At her 14th annual Fashion Show and Champagne Breakfast during the Alex and Ani Ladies Day at the Rolex International tennis tournament at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport seaside fashion and fabulous tennis held sway. The by-now iconic event was the kick off to weekend festivities during the Hall of Fame Tennis Tournament at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, including the induction of Martina Hingis and ten other international champions into the ITHF Museum.

 

Friend with Kimberly Doherty

The fashion event grossed over $20,000 that went towards maintaining and enhancing the International Tennis Hall of Fame, bringing the total raised through the Angela Moore Fashion Shows to over $290,000. The models are by now are a family of their own: Of all ages and both genders, family members of some of the models include grandmothers and their grandchildren, and both Miss Outstanding Teen Rhode Island, Miss Rhode Island, and Miss Rhode Island 2007 strutted their stuff in style.

 

The attendance was over 280 guests, a new record for the Fashion Show. Guests enjoyed breakfast provided by Russell Morin Caterers and delicious mimosas made with sparkling wine from Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards. Lucky guests also received raffle prizes from Alex and Ani, Fila, and Brooks Brothers. The music spun by On Beat was sensational.

 

ATP American tournament stars Denis Kudla and Tim Smyczek were surprise models. The two tennis stars escorted two beauty stars on the catwalk … 2013 Miss Rhode Island Jessica Marfeo and 2007 Miss Rhode Island Ashley (Bickford) Karger. Other celebrity models included NBC10 sports anchor Frank Carpano, his wife Kathy and children, and 2013 Miss Rhode Island Outstanding Teen Heather Shen.

 

Newport style stars included Discover Newport’s Kathryn Farrington, Newport Yachting Center’s Gail Alofsin and Newport Architectural Forum’s Ross Cann.

 

Cynthia O'Malley & Trudy Coxe, of The Preservation Society

The colorful fashions reflected the theme of this year’s show “Seaside Sensations, Newport Style”. Models walked the runway to beach music courtesy of On Beat Music. Angela Moore took center stage to commentate the sold out show, explaining, “at Angela Moore, we’re all about resort fashions that are just right for right now.” Angela described daytime to date time style, with over 30 models and 100 looks, including designs by……Angela Moore!

 

Immediately following the fashion show, attendees rushed to the Angela Moore Boutique "after" party at her 190 Bellevue Avenue store. ATP tennis star Prakesh Amritraj made an afternoon appearance for an autograph signing and photo session. Tennis Hall of Fame star Bud Collins also made a guest appearance and showed off the new 'Hall of Fame" ring he had received at Wimbledon just days before. Fans and shoppers received autographs by these two stars of tennis and one lucky winner won a raffle from The Spa at the Newport Marriott. It was an afternoon filled with friends, champagne, tasty treats, fashion, shopping, and world class tennis!

 

                                                                        --L.P.


 

 

Cathy Chatawsky, Sarah & David Gwizdowski

The tables were fashionably covered

Drawing the winning raffle tickets

Lisa Oliver & Dale Tatum Mercer

Miss Rhode Island Teen & Angela Moore

Dee Gordon & Gary Moore modeling daywear

Carol Williams in a capelet

Miss Grace Megley with mother, Karen Megley

Ross Cann looking natty

Judy Carroll looking fabulous

Gail Alofsin, so chic

Steve Richter

Carolyn van Petten looking Newport perfect

Lilly van Petten and her Mom

Kathryn Farrington in daywear

Barbara Bohan

Nellie Sullivan

Cecilia Bohan

Kathy Carpano and daugter Isabella

Frank Carpano and Angela

The audience is magnetized

Ashley Karger, Miss Rhode Island 2007

Jessica Marfeo, MIss Rhode Island

Justin Goff

Patty Laliberte & Francesca Carpano

Brooke Williams

Angela gave a perfect narration

Gary Moore in perfect sportswear

Carol William in beachwear, with husband Scott

A sea of pink

Ross Cann in relaxing shorts

Francesca Carpano in white

The swimsuit competition!

Tennis Tournament stars Denis Kudla & Tim Smyczek

with Angela Moore

Gary Moore is the man in the white suit!

Stepping out Newport style, Ross Cann

Fashion is a family affair

Mr. Kudla and Mr. Smyczek dressed for a date

A chic attendee

The models line up for their bows

Applauding the audience, and each other

Smashing show

The entire model "family"

Tennis stars Denis Kudla & Tim Smyczek with Jessica Marfeo

Angela with the Alex and Ani crew

Miss Rhode Island Teen Heather Shen

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