Patti Moore: BD2012 Winner

Patti Moore

Patti Moore


First is my husband, John, who I met about 10 years ago. He’s the most real, interesting and fun man I’ve ever met and fortunately he said “Okay” when I proposed! He says, “you’re pretty,” every morning when I wake up, which of course isn’t true but it makes me laugh. … That’s a nice way to start my day. We have two dogs – both Pekingese: Mooshu and Dumpling – who we adore.

Fashion Heroes

I don’t know if I have fashion heroes but Renee Zellweger, Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett never disappoint me.

Favorite Places to Shop

We only moved here a little over a year ago and have a second home in Daytona Beach where my husband has a race car shop. Depending on how much champagne they serve me, I buy a lot of clothes from two lovely ladies and dear friends there, Selma and Naomi Sussman. I love Sara Simpson, whose shop was next door to our home on Adams Street and have many of her beautiful necklaces. And of course Bittners. I saw a lot of clothes during the fashion show that will be luring me into some local boutiques and shops very soon!


I’m passionate about a lot of things but have had only one passion in my life which is classical ballet – particularly the training and the science of the process. I left home at 15 to train professionally, but at 18 decided I didn’t like the stage or performing so began teaching. I taught for over 30 years and still love the process but not the business. Let’s not talk about the parents.