Seafaring Fashion with Angela Moore


Five vintage costumes from the Newport Preservation Society dress the mannequins at the entrance of Rosecliff.

On July 7th, Angela Moore hosted her 18th annual Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch at Rosecliff in collaboration with the Preservation Society of Newport. The theme of this year’s show, Seaside Sensations, featured an exhibit of fashion relics inspired by yachting flags from the Golden Age. The exhibit, titled: Splendor at Sea and the Golden Age of Yachting in America, embodied the unparalleled wealth that existed during Newport’s Gilded Age.

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The show’s special guests included Miss Rhode Island Teen and Groovy Gator owner Leslie Cathers alongside her adorable daughter, who modeled some nautical looks. Featured designers included Manuel Canovas, Just Madras, and Jack Rogers.

The Fashion Show was reminiscent of Newport’s yachting community, with colors of the sea – rich blues, crisp whites, plenty of stripes, and, of course, oversized hats.


Over here, the prints are attention-grabbing, with anchors, rope, and hues of pink, paired with basket purses and handbags adorned with ribbons and polished shells.

Cool cotton printed dresses will make you the opposite of crabby this summer, keeping you free to dance the night away.


Trending for footwear is all things nude and gold. Jack Rodgers slide on sandals or nude wedges go perfectly with any of these outfits, no matter what height you’re feeling for day or night.

Try pairing your white jeans with a cashmere graphic print sweater or poncho – you’ll be hooked, and on point.

All photographs taken by Meg Heriot of Meg Heriot Photography.

Jillian Tullgren is a native of upstate New York, happily transplanted to Newport, RI. A natural born explorer, she enjoys green juice and a daily dose of yoga and is motivated by the idea of endless possibilities and inspired by everything and anything. You can find her at the beach sipping Yerba Mate and planning her next adventure. Follow her on Instagram @gypseachild.

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