Posts Tagged ‘fashion week sponsor’


In Events on June 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm

International Academy of Design & Technology, a school that can help creative ones transform their talent, skills and passion into career possibilities. At the Academy, you’ll find a like-minded community of creatively driven students and instructors committed to helping students develop their abilities and prepare for the exciting professional arenas of design, fashion, and media arts and technology. We’re proud to have the Academy as a Fashion Week Tampa Bay sponsor three years in a row!

IADT Tampa throws a lot of events and activities throughout the year, so you certainly don’t want to miss out on one of their biggest ones of the year! The IMAGINE Fashion Show and Expo is Saturday, June 18th, at the new Mainsail Conference Center, which is located on 5108 Eisenhower Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33634.

For more than 25 years, the IMAGINE Fashion Show and Expo has showcased the work of Academy students and alumni pursuing their goals in fashion and a host of other creatively driven industries. The night begins with a VIP pre-party at 6pm, followed by the runway show that begins at 8pm. Miss Tampa 2011, Jessie Pelletier will return to IADT as emcee.

Tickets are available through the IADT-Tampa bookstore or by calling 813-889-4300. There are a few different options: Select seating inside the Promenade is $25 and VIP seating at $50 (the price includes a pre-show reception as well as seating in the front rows). Outside, the Salon will have $10 general admission seats for an intimate runway experience with a twist.

Don’t miss out on IADT-Tampa’s biggest event of the year! You’ll be able to see firsthand what emerging student designers and IADT alumni designers are showing on the runway this Saturday, June 18th.

We Mean Business

In Events, Fashion on September 21, 2010 at 8:01 am

Looking for a career in a field that is never dull, always changing, and requires you to constantly re-invent yourself? Consider a career in fashion! The Art Institute of Tampa offers a Fashion & Retail Management program that focuses on the business side of fashion. There is more to fashion then just cutting and sewing a garment. Ever wonder how a Dolce & Gabbana dress goes from the runway to a clothing rack at Neiman Marcus? That’s were Fashion & Retail Management comes into play.

At the Art Institute of Tampa, students will be revealed to the fast-paced industry that requires talented and creative professionals who have a great sense of style and a solid knowledge of the business world.  The Bachelor’s degree program prepares students with the knowledge needed to be successful in the business side of fashion.

Kate Campbell Academic Director of the Fashion & Retail Management Program

The coursework explores the history of fashion through the years, designers in the industry, textiles and how they are produced, why retailers mark-up/down merchandise, and the process of owning or running a boutique including sales and promotions, store management, event planning and product and sales development. Students gain hands-on experience through various opportunities throughout their degree participating in local fashion shows, visual window displays, and even producing their very own fashion show.

The Art Institute of Tampa is a proud sponsor of Fashion Week Tampa Bay. Students have the opportunity to participate in this annual event by assisting designers backstage, dressing the models and/or assist with the production side of a fashion show.

So as you attend Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2010 on September 24th, stop by the Art Institute of Tampa in the Boutique area for more information on how you can have a career that never goes out of style!

For more information on Fashion Week Tampa Bay and tickets visit

Please, Direct Me to Beauty Heaven!

In Designers, Events, Fashion, Updates on September 18, 2010 at 8:16 am

Ever been on the search (via the internet) for a new nail salon that’s closer to home? Maybe you’ve googled, binged, and even pulled out the old yellow pages? I was without a beauty heaven, until I came across one of Fashion Week Tampa Bay’s sponsors, (our sponsor for the past three years – thank you!) The door opened and I saw the light. A beauty Mecca that was right at my fingertips.

At, I am able to search the top local spas and salons in my city: Tampa Bay. supports 30 cities in the U.S. including, New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Along with searching to find my new beauty get-a-way, I’m able to read real reviews from customers about their experiences, plus likes and dislikes on particular companies. Also, the site provides printable coupons for contributing spas and salons and promotional updates in your city.

By becoming a VIPretty, you can receive special updates and attend events. From now until December, PrettyCity is in partnership with Shape to help celebrate The Beauty Sample Sale. This sale touches numerous cities in the United States. Guests will sample complimentary beauty services courtesy of the world’s prettiest brands, from hair care to skin care from cosmetics to cosmeceuticals.

On my most recent search, not only did I find a new nail salon, I came across new products, celebrity tips and tricks, and consulted with’s beauty experts about recommended skin care products for my skin type to prepare me for all the Fashion Week Tampa Bay events coming. I got to have my skin along with my dress looking flawless.

As you prepare yourself for Tampa’s most anticipated fashion event of the year, Fashion week Tampa Bay 2010, visit to let them assist you with your beauty needs. See you at the show!

For more information and tickets to Fashion Week Tampa Bay, visit

Heal Your Hair

In Events, Trends on September 2, 2010 at 2:22 am

Do you ever find yourself reminiscing about when your hair was a virgin? That is, to hair color. After years of coloring your hair and other chemical services your hair has experienced, the nutrients have washed away, likely leaving your hair feeling dry and dull. That’s why Heal5ium, a sponsor of Fashion Week Tampa Bay, has created an extraordinary professional hair care product that will heal, treat, sooth, repair and nourish your “experienced” hair.

Heal5ium makes professional hair care science both beautiful and beneficial by infusing their products with 25 natural healing and soothing ingredients.  The products are made up of ingredients like soy, sea kelp, grape seed extract, marigold extract and rice bran oil, just to name a few. Natural blends are vital in maintaining a healthier hair and scalp. The line consists of shampoo, conditioner, treatments and styling products that all encompass the same common goal, to heal.  Heal5ium features 5 exclusive complexes of hydration, proteins, oils, amino acids, and vitamins.

Perhaps you find yourself unsure as to why protein or hydrating the hair is so important to healthy, smooth hair. The protein ingredient within the Heal5ium products will help smooth the hair and strengthen as well. Other ingredients like amino acids help improve blood circulation in the scalp.

Although there are 25 natural ingredients in every product, using this product will not create residue or unwanted product build up. Each product is lightweight and water-soluble. The ingredients are also combined with React Technology to replenish hair’s nutritional needs.

Peroxide developers in chemical services, such as, coloring, highlighting, and relaxers cause the most cuticle damage to your hair. Therefore, the React Technology in the Heal5ium shampoo’s are based on which peroxide develop group volume was used in your service. If you are unsure what peroxide was used on your hair, consult your hair stylist.

Conditioners are formulated to cater to your hair’s quality, hydrating and strengthening when nutrients are conditioned into the hair shaft then into the scalp. The products are reasonably priced averaging $25 a bottle. For a professional product this is a great price where other professional hair care products average $38.

So ladies and gents, as you get ready for the Fashion Week Tampa Bay festivities and your treated hair is feeling mistreated, rescue it with Heal5ium professional hair care products to put the nutrients back into those lovely locks.

For more information visit

The Ultimate Ladies Night Out: SATC2 Movie Night

In Events, Fashion on May 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

On Thursday, May 27, 2010, Saks Fifth Avenue at the Westshore Plaza Mall will be transformed into every ladies must-have accessory…a ladies night out! Join Fashion Week Tampa Bay for a night of shopping, SATC2-inspired cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and of course the most anticipated ‘chic-flick’ of the year, Sex and the City 2!

Pre-party starts at 4pm at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Westshore Mall.  Saks is holding a two-day promotion on Thursday (5/27) and Friday (5/28) where 5% of in-store sales at Saks will be donated to Best Buddies Tampa Bay. I know I’ll be breaking out the shopping fund, a sale + helping those in need = a happy shopper!

While you shop-til-you-drop, enjoy SATC2-inspired cocktails sponsored by ZYR, delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Ocean Prime, P.F.Changs, and Mangroves,  a chance to win fabulous prizes and much more! But it doesn’t stop there. At 7:15pm, grab your girlfriends and head over to the AMC Westshore for a movie filled with fashion, friendship and fun.

For more information regarding this event visit us at

Cecelia Bythewood: Accessorizing and Transforming Outfits

In Updates on September 13, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Cecelia Bythewood is a proud Tampa Bay Fashion Club sponsor for Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2009!

Cecelia Bythewood has a true passion and desire for accessories that make that chic outfit. Unlike most girls just drooling over the right piece of jewelry, a fabulous handbag or desirable shoes, Cecelia decided to start a business in the accessories industry.

Cecelia Bythewood creates beautiful, fashionable and uniquely styled statement jewelry pieces and shoes that any women will fall in love with. Launching her first signature showing in 2007 at the Michael Murphy Gallery, Cecelia has rapidly grown ever since.

Cecelia stays very busy with designing accessories and has recently changed her focus to highlight her eco-friendly jewelry line. She has shown her designs at the Oscar’s Red Carpet Lounge Gifting Suite in Los Angeles, bridal shows, trunk shows, Designers Emporium and more. And she was even one of our sponsors for last years Fashion Week Tampa Bay.

To purchase any of Cecelia’s pieces, visit:

Here are some of the stylish accessories designed by Cecelia Bythewood:

Emmy's Ring1

Eco Ring

cb girlieGirlie

cb leopardLeopard

Which is your fave?

Fabulous Hair and a New Identity

In Events, Fashion, Trends, Updates on September 11, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2009 is less than two weeks! This is the time to go shopping for that hot outfit that will turn heads, get your nails done, maybe hit the beach to work on your tan and get your hair from boring flat to fab-u-lous!

New Identities Hair Studio will make you look perfect for Tampa Bay Fashion Week, everyday life or any special occasion. You honestly might not recognize your new identity after your hair makeover because you’ll look so good! We know you already look good, but you’ll look even better! We know, hard to imagine – but so true thanks to New Identities!

They offer so many different hair services to help any situation. If you hate your dull hair color and want to be daring, New Identities will spice it up by giving you high quality coloring service. If your curls are acting wild and crazy out of control, New Identities Hair Studio will come to your rescue by relaxing your hair. They also offer different hair styles, stylish haircuts, chemistry treatments and more while using high quality products from REDKEN.

New Identities Hair Studio was backstage with us last year for Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2008, giving our gorgeous models new identities for each designer. We’re excited to have them join our fabulous Hair and Makeup Team again this year to bring show-stopping hair to the runway! And if you didn’t know, they also help make the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders‘ hair glorious as well!

Make sure to get that fabulous hair to match your hot new outfit for Tampa Bay Fashion Week! Get bold, get shine, and get daring… get whatever your hair desires!


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HPNOTIQ: Just One of the Fashionable Ladies!

In Events, Fashion, Updates on August 31, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Blue La La. HPNOTIQ, official liqueur of Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2009, is what happens when vodka, cognac and fruit go out with the girls.


We are very excited to have HPNOTIQ as the “Official Liqueur” of Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2009. They understand how to make a drink fashionable, glamorous and tasty for stylish women who love to have a good time.

Whether you’re enjoying your drink or elegantly posing with it, the mixture of your perfect outfit and your aqua blue drink will turn heads. It’s sure to help create an evening worth remembering as you enjoy the fashion shows and after parties of Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2009. Be an introvert another night because HPNOTIQ and the ladies will be out in full force during Fashion Week Tampa Bay!

Night School for Girls is fabulous for HPNOTIQ fans! To officially become a member, go to their website and create your personalized ID card so you’re up to date on all the Night School functions.

You can upload pictures of your great night out with HPNOTIQ or view pictures from all over the country including Tampa and Orlando. I’m sure pictures from Tampa Bay Fashion Week will be uploaded in the Night School gallery soon enough! You can “fab your friends” by making a video, taking quizzes, and downloading HPNOTIQ pictures for your phone or desktop.

Now let’s mix it up! Fashionable girls understand that something great contains different parts that are combined and matched together like creating a stylish outfit. I love the juicy recipes that HPNOTIQ provides us. Read the recipes below and let me know how they turn out!

hpnotiqSignature Drink: Blue Orchid

2oz. Hpnotiq

1oz. Super Premium Vanilla Vodka

Splash of Orange Juice

Pour over ice then stir and serve!

hpnotiq 2Martini: Aqua Marine

2oz. Hpnotiq

1oz. Pineapple Juice

1oz. Crème de Banana

Shake well and strain in a cooled martini glass!

Think wisely. Drink wisely. For more recipes or information, go to In about three more weeks, you’ll be able to enjoy this fabulous beverage ~ HPNOTIQ at Fashion Week Tampa Bay! Note: Only for those 21 years of age and up who, of course, don’t look a day older than [insert your fabulous age].

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