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Designers Announced for Tampa Bay Fashion Week 2017

In Designers, Events, Fashion, Updates on August 17, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Ahem! We have a little somethin’ to share…the 2017 Tampa Bay Fashion Week 2017 designers and brands!

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Elizabeth Carson Racker is returning to Tampa Bay Fashion Week for her fourth year. Constantly creating fresh and new silhouettes, this Tampa Bay-based designer knows what the modern day woman wants and always delivers.

The Dolce Couture Collection by Melissa Dolce will be making its debut at Tampa Bay Fashion Week 2017. In a class all by itself, Dolce pairs baseball tees with grass mini skirts and water pail hats with flowers sprouting out of it. Theatrical, bold and awe-inspiring, Dolce will put on a show we are sure to never forget.

Sopho by Alexandra Bougadis will be showing the Christi Collection, which combines leather craftsmanship with island flare. The line is inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle and culture. Already an international hotspot, Tampa Bay is ready for everything Sopho is going to bring.

After making its mark in the Pacific Northwest, Ohlendorf, atelier by Wendy Ohlendorf has returned to Tampa Bay and we’re thrilled! Drawing on her educational background in fine art and design, Ohlendorf’s tangible pieces express her ideas, romanticism and love for life.

 

Banana Republic is for men and women who make the most of every moment and opportunity. Their ability to make the simplest items seem so elegant is almost magical. Their contemporary classics and thoughtful design is iconic and we are glad they are returning to our runway.

 

 

Known for their on-trend designs, Fabletics inspires people to stay active in a variety of ways for all kinds of occasions. We’re excited to see their passion and energy on the runway!

Free People is for the eclectic, worldly woman with a restless soul. Rooted in femininity, courage and spirit, Free People expresses an important message through their clothing and Tampa Bay Fashion Week can’t wait to hear it!

Lily Pulitzer’s bright, colorful pieces are easily recognized in today’s sea of neutrals and nudes. No matter the weather, using bright prints and pinks they always bring the sun and fun on the runway.

Pandora’s jewelry always draws a breath of awe from us. Their handcrafted pieces serve as timeless love links to family and friends. Made with genuine materials and stones, Pandora is sure to put a twinkle in your eye.

We are counting down the days until we see this fantastic designers and brands on the runway! Learn more about the designers and brands here: http://www.fashionweektampabay.com/designers2017

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Must-Have (Practical) Accessories for the 4th of July

In Events, Fashion, Trends, Updates on July 1, 2017 at 3:37 am

When a holiday like Independence Day comes around, you have got to prepare for the celebration! For foodies, it is the barbeques. For explosive enthusiasts, it is the fireworks. For fashion lovers, it is everything else. Bags to carry fireworks and a lipstick that a napkin cannot dab away.

In typical Florida fashion, there is a 50% chance of rain and partly cloudy at night this Independence Day but whether it’s rain boots or sunglasses, Tampa Bay Fashion Week has the must haves accessories that are going to help you bring in this 4th of July in style…rain or shine!

Keeping in mind that fashion is a lifestyle ~ one must first decide what they are going to do before they dress for the outing. If you plan on eating to (or over) your fill and then blasting fireworks into the night, here is what you are going to need:

Knapsacks recently emerged into the mainstream again as attractive, go-to bags to carry what we need. Their multiple pockets organize our stuff and prevent messy situations like lipsticks mixing lotions. It is also perfect for carrying the fiery goodies and to-go plates.

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Lippies to keep in mind are Smashbox, Colour Pop Ultra Matte and Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red. Unless you rub your lips in virgin coconut oil and water, these lippies will not come off leaving you to eat, joke and laugh without a care.

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Also, a cute cap works no matter the weather. It blocks the sun rays from your eyes and is your first line of defense from a scattered storm.

We don’t know what to expect weather wise this upcoming holiday but we do know with these accessory tips you will bring it in, in style.

Until next time folks,

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Happy 4th of July!

Signature Looks & Tees

In Designers, Events, Fashion, Trends on June 29, 2017 at 5:11 am

What keeps us feeling cool and light on hot, Tampa Bay summer days? Can be dressed up or down? And can be worn by everyone from newborn babies to senior citizens?

Signature or graphic tees!

Signature or graphic tees can give us the simple luxury of throwing an outfit together without having the ‘thrown together’ look. They allow us to be lazy and look fabulous while doing so!

Simple and expressive, signature tees’ versatility are what makes them so great.

Paired with sandals and linen pants, signature tees make a casual-cute, summer look.

Paired with an A-line skirt, tights and slingback flats, signature tees are dressy and can be worn at any cocktail hour.

We had the pleasure of attending the Flora 2017 fashion show, and we saw some hot statement tees from the House of Gam.

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Power

The shout out to world-renowned designers or powerful (no pun intended) stand-alone messages are simplistic yet eye-catching.

Signature tees’ uncanny ability to communicate messages to the world around us is why it’s so fashion forward and a staple in our closet.

It allows us to be (read: imagine) where we want to be:

And impart life lessons like this one:

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Easy Come, Easy Go Cotton Tee (Neiman Marcus)

And become new fans of world famous bands:

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Junkfood KISS Concert Tee, Nordstrom

(By the way, all three aforementioned tees can be found at International Plaza and Bay Street, Tampa Bay Fashion Week’s trend-setting sponsor!)

Signature tees are a great way to express yourself, so invest in a few that represent you. Not only will it expand your outfit choices, it will tell the world a little about you.

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