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Cocktails & Couture 2018: Apocalipstick

In Designers, Events, Fashion, Trends, Updates on January 18, 2018 at 4:26 am

Cocktails & Couture’s Apocalipstick was more than an event, it was an experience that attendees are not likely to forget anytime soon, and members of the Tampa Bay Fashion Week team were there to partake!

The idea was to fiercely party until the world ends and we did exactly that (without the world ending, of course). Each room of the Ritz Ybor was lit with a different color and an accompanying signature drink.

Performers and models (or just super glamorous guests) mingled with attendees, helping to build excitement as well as curiosity – What exactly is going to happen tonight? Here we share a quick recap with you!

First, we were introduced to the lovely, fierce emcee, Power Infiniti. After Power Infiniti performed an awe-inducing dance number, we were promised that we’d have an amazing night.

DSC_0586Following up on their promise, Power Infiniti announced Beyond Borders Entertainment and the Tampa Bay Modern Dance Company who showed up and out. Their infectious energy spread, making even the most awkward among us do a little shimmy.

And that’s when the fashion show began!

Tampa Bay Fashion Week alum, Elizabeth Carson Racker, began her scene with one of her signature dresses. DSC_0631Sew Addicted + Spellbound Stitches followed with fur and leotard combos that reinforced the fierceness of Apocalipstick.


Juliet Retro strutted out sporting vintage frocks with modern accents creatively closed out the first half of the show.

A jazzy musical duet by Anye Cole and Christopher Knolton, and a solo performance by Jessica Dianne greeted us after intermission.

Then Halle Elizabeth Couture resumed the fashion show as if it never ended, sporting eye-catching, punk rock-esque garbs. Kingsland by Kevin Arnett closed the night out wearing nothing but underwear and gas masks looking fierce until the world (or night) ends.

Those of you who attended can attest that Apocalipstick did not disappoint.

For those of you, who didn’t, you can follow the #CXC18 hashtag on social, and get a peek at what you missed!

And be on the lookout for Tampa Bay Fashion Week updates soon. After hitting the 10-year mark last year, we set new goals and plan to make it bigger than ever!

Follow us on social media ~ Twitter and Instagram @TBFashionWeek, on Facebook at: @tampabayfashionweek for updates.

Until next time,


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