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Stylish speed…we’ll take two!

In Designers, Events, Fashion on March 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm

After meeting some of the IndyCar drivers yesterday morning during the Driver & Media luncheon at the Vinoy Renaissance St.Petersburg Resort, Gabrielle and I decided to trade places with the drivers!

Gabrielle and I took on the IZOD IndyCar race track and went from heels to wheels! Here’s our take:

Mine (Deanna) – After calling “Shotgun!” and jumping into the front seat of the Indy race car, I prayed that I wouldn’t regret that… However, I couldn’t stop laughing and screaming – I was having so much fun! Plus, having a front row seat made the race car ride even better! He was driving so fast that I couldn’t stay still!

OK, OK – I have to admit, there was a tad bit of fear which is why there was a slight escape of some un-ladylike words. Nonetheless, bad words and all, the experience was worth it because my red hot shoes and I were loving every second! We were so close to the wall that I could almost smell the paint. Next time…I’m getting behind the wheel!

Gabrielle – Whoever thought that cutting turns at 90mph could be such a thrill?! What an adrenaline rush! I was just as excited as I get when Nordstrom is having one of their shoe sales…as I am for a show for a Fashion Week Tampa Bay designer (like Ivanka Ska’s SEE Dali Sensory Overload)…or sniffing a cute guy who is wearing the IZOD fragrance. You get it, right? That’s pretty excited, wouldn’t you say?

For the record, I don’t recommend wearing stilettos in a race car…only a slight  disappointment from a style stance, but I didn’t feel out-of-place. I felt proud that I was representing an entity (fashion) that really does go with everything. Perhaps fashion is not nearly recognized enough at let’s say – a race care sporting event – however, by the end of this week we plan to have all the Indy car drivers and fans open-minded to a stylish point of view!

Thanks James!

Our race car on the IndyCar track!

Dario Franchitti and us

Mayor of St. Petersburg - Bill Foster!

Dario Franchitti at the luncheon, and cute pooch.

Some of the IndyCar 2010 drivers!

Deanna modeling in front of Danica Patrick's truck.

Gabrielle posing in front of Danica Patrick's truck.

Stay tuned for more posts about our experience at the IZOD IndyCar Series 2010 – Honda Grand Prix at St. Petersburg !

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  1. You girls are lucky! I can’ wait for the race Sunday at the Honda Grand Prix. There’s nothing like those IRL cars flying through the streets of Downtown! The last time I went Yellow Card performed at the end of the race. That was pretty cool… I wonder if they’re doing something like that again this year.

  2. You girls are lucky! I can’ wait for the race Sunday at the Honda Grand Prix. There’s nothing like those IRL cars flying through the streets of Downtown! The last time I went Yellow Card performed at the end of the race. That was pretty cool… I wonder if they’re doing something like that again this year.

  3. That must have been a complete 360 degree turn from the fashion world to sports cars. Gabrielle does have a point that fashion isn’t really recognized in that type of environment. Hopefully, sometime in the future that will change. Then again it may be more of functionality in the suits rather than a fashion statement. Maybe sponsors could add more stylish logos to the racing suits. Overall, seems like the car ride was the most exhilarating part of the day!

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