In the Pink (and Green), Angela Moore Fashion Show Defines Newport Style

Ashley Bickford in the quintessential Newport look

In a veritable symphony of pink and green, including a tent festooned with pink tennis balls, the 12th annual Angela Moore fashion show at the International Tennis Hall of Fame brought out a record number of fashion buffs and members of what has become a "family" of models and attendees, all working to benefit the Hall of Fame and its programs.


As always, the inimitable Bud Collins was there, modeling his own collection of colorful pants, and former Miss Rhode Island Ashley Bickford and Miss  Rhode Island Teen Ivy Shen  joined long-time models Ross Cann, Barbara Bohan, Carolyn van Petten, Susan Noel and others. Two dashing young tournament contenders, Michael Yani and Denis Kudla, escorted models, wore the perfect Newport summer young gentlemen's outfits, and shared amusing tennis stories about their experiences in Newport, RI – including Yani's falling into the Bay after a rowdy night on the town five years previously. The players met the next day in the quarter-finals of the Tournament.


A special one-shoulder evening gown, worn by Ms. Bickford

The  social event took place during the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Tournament, and featured Angela Moore's own designs, and fashions from Lilly Pulitzer, Manuel Canovas, Christopher Blue, Julie Brown, Jack Rogers, Dolce Vita shoes, Moyna bags, Onigo hats and others. The runway parade began with casual day wear then moved to swimwear, which included stylish swimsuits, cover-ups and accessories for the beach and pool, then on to elegant evening attire. Mrs. Moore and her husband Gary Moore have almost patented what is the oh-so-correct Newport style (which they move to Palm Beach's Worth Avenue in the winter,) including swimwear, terrific hats, cocktail couture, colorful accessories, jazzy beaded sandals, hip bags and cashmere wraps. Fila was represented in tennis clothing.


Sponsors, including Swarovski Crystal, who donated raffle prizes, which went to delighted winners, and were delivered by 2011 Miss Rhode Island Teen, Ivy Shen.


The cast of the incomparable Angela Moore Fashion Show

Barbara Bohan's granddaughters Elizabeth and Cecilia Bohan were adorable, Kathryn Farrington was sassy, Carolyn van Petten and Ashley Bickford looked breathtaking, and Ross Cann was the perfect Newport sport. The young gentlemen Chuck and Daniel Sullivan ( Bohan grandsons!) struck just the right note in apparel and modeling, the champagne brunch was delicious, the mood festive. Frank Carpano, Sports Director of   WJAR-TV, chatted amiably with Angela while wife Kathy, and daughters Francesca and Isabella modeled.


Seen in the audience were the "Ladies of Lila", including leading lady Melanie Delman, Anita (Mrs. Bud) Collins, Hall of Fame inductee Peachy Kellmeyer, Barbara Georgescu, Ruth Orthwein, Ellen Barnes, Joyce Lineberry, Pamela O'Connor, Vieve Rozansky, Mark Stenning, Vincent Scolera, and Reinhard Mackinger, V.P., North America of Swarovski.


Hostess Angela Moore greets attendees


After the show, attendees raced to the Angela Moore shop to take advantage of a $15 discount ticket, giving it the air of a tres chic Marx Brothers movie. Many were wearing  a rhinestone Swarovski bracelet received as a table favor. 

                                                                                  -- L.P.



Models were: Carolyn Van Petten, Kathryn Farrington, Karen Megley, Kathy Carpano,

Susan Noel, Dee Gordon, Gail Alofsin, Barbara Bohan, Ashley Bickford, Judy Carroll,

Peachy Kellmeyer, Carol Williams,Grace Megley (Karen's daughter), Lilly Van Petten (Carolyn's daughter),Grace Van Petten (Carolyn's daughter), Francesca  & Isabella Carpano (Kathy & Frank's daughter) , Jordan Werner, Victoria Federici, Cecilia Bohan,
Elizabeth Bohan, Danielle Costas, Frank Carpano, Bud Collins, Gary Moore, Chuck Sullivan, Jason Heywood, Ross Cann, Steve Waluk, Justin Goff, Dan Sullivan, Ivan Colon and Rick McGowan



Statue of Fred Perry at the fabled Center Court of the Newport Casino

Anita (Mrs. Bud) Collins, dashing in black and white

Vincent Scalera, Gary Moore, and Reinhard Mackinger of


The huge overflow crowd for the early morning show

Joyce Lineberry & Ellen Barnes

"Ladies of Lila" Robin Nicholson & Geer Messinger

Friend, Newport Stylephile Andrea McHugh, and Annette of the NCCVB

ITHF Board Member Barbara Georgescu & Nikkie Sardelli

Newport Seen's Linda Phillips thinking pink

Anita Collins & ITHF Board inductee Peachy Kellmeyer

Gary Moore welcomes the astonishing crowd

 Sponsor Courtney Wassel, Director of The Spa at the Newport

Marriot , with hostess Angela Moore

Miss Rhode Island Teen Ivy Shen delivers a gift basket from PBS RI

Sponsor Lauren Mallon of Fila with 2 raffle prizes: yoga outfit and

duffel bag

ITHF's Marguerite Jones, on behalf of Rhode Island PBS, giving away two

tickets to a Behind the Scenes Tour of the PBS TV station. and a gift basket

Reinhard Mackinger , Director of Operations for Swarovski NA, donated

a Swarovski Crystal mesh watch and a Swarovski Elements

crystal bracelet to each guest

Newport Mayor Steve Waluk with Angela

Carolyn van Petten models swimwear

 Lilly & Grace Van Petten --Simply adorable!

Dee Gordon looking smashing

Ivan Colon, of the Preservation Society

Barbara Bohan modeling perfect sportswear

Cecilia and Elizabeth Bohan ready for the beach

Sisters Francesca and Isabella Carpano, set for a day in the sun

Frank Carpano loves what Angela "has done with the place"

Rick McGowan & Judy Carroll, dressed for day

Judy Carroll on her way to work at Papers

Rick MacGowan looking sportif

Chuck & Daniel Sullivan, young Newport gentlemen

Peachy Kellmeyer & Bud Collins acknowledging applause

Anita Collins & Peachy Kellmeyer enjoying breakfast

Kathryn Farrington in vivid beachwear

The hat, the shoes, and everything in between for Danielle Costas


Gary Moore looks very Newportant!


Dee Gordon in pink and green swimwear, Angela's signature


Ross Cann is the perfect Newport sport


 Carol Williams looked stunning in beachwear


Oh la la!  Carolyn van Petten dressed for The Beach!


Michael Yani with  with Ashley Bickford


Denis Kudla, Angela, & Michael Yani: tennis repartee


A perfect pareo for Kathy Carpano



The "Ladies of Lila" were attentive


Victoria Federici and Jordan Werner


Barbara Bohan, Angela & Bud Collins in signature pants


A dashing white suit for Mr. Moore


Carol Williams in a swinging evening dress


Jason Heywood looked dapper


Karen Megley in a Julie Brown Valentino inspired halter top


Ivan Colon, dressed for an event


Stylish Dee Gordon


Tunics work well for Barbara Bohan


Soft rock played throughout the show, thanks to these "spinners"


Joanna Kilroy in fashionable pink


An evening look, modeled by Carolyn van Petten


"Shall I?" Asks Anita Collins about the Fila dress


The tennis stars in Newport casual


Frank Carpano suits up in Angela Moore fashion


The Sullivan boys accoutered for evening


Rick McGowan thinking pink!


Stunning Susan Noel & Bud Collins, dressed for evening


The strawberry pants:  yet another story of sartorial intrigue


Julie Davis & Joan Duffy, show coordinators, were given a hand


Taking a final bow


The perennial Angela Moore banner


Angela Moore, Peachy Kellmeyer & Gary Moore take a bow


Pamela O'Connor's chapeau stole the show


Period tennis dress on the center court


A wonderful history


Walking past a life-size cutout of Andre Agassi


Christopher E. Clouser, Chairman of the ITHF Board, friend

& Mark Stenning, CEO, outside the fashion show tent


At the shop:  Vieve Rozansky & model Justin Goff


Cashing in the $15 coupon:  rush hour at Angela Moore


Barbara Georgescu found the perfect hat!

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