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Unique Talents and Bold Details Coming Soon to Tampa Bay

In Designers, Events, Fashion on September 12, 2012 at 1:37 am

For those  who may be feeling a bit fashion starved, please try to hang on for a couple more weeks.  Tampa Bay Fashion Week is about to unleash more fashion than your little eyes can handle.

Think for a moment what amazing possibilities could arise when the owners of a posh salon transform their beauty talents into fashion.  Ashton Anderson will be unveiling for the first time their great artistic vision in fabric form.  As I wait anxiously, I have a delightful feeling that the runways  of Tampa Bay will never be the same.

What else can you expect to see at Fashion Week?  The House of Donshey will present unique pieces created from designer Dolly Donshey’s passion for creating beauty out of “ugliness”.

“I don’t know why I design the way I do. I’ve just always preferred the darker side to life. I love the beauty in something ugly that can be transformed into something visually pleasing. With every collection I create I just pull inspiration from my life at that moment…”

Dolly Donshey
En Vie Magazine 2012

Known for her award winning conceptual films and theatrical shows, Dolly’s design aesthetic has been described as “Edgy Elegance”.  Any collection that incorporates leather, fur, feathers, lace, spikes, studs and crystals is surely one you will want to keep an eye on.

These are just two of the fabulous designers you can look forward to seeing at Tampa Bay Fashion Week.  Are you excited yet?

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Fedoras, Glasses and Fur, Oh My!

In Designers, Events, Fashion, Trends on March 8, 2011 at 5:11 am

With all of the hustle and bustle, glitz and glam surrounding New York Fashion Week, it would be impossible not to notice a collection or two.  While fall often brings about one too many black sweaters and wool peacoats, Malandrino defies the meaning of dull with the breathtaking Fall 2011 collection.  Though Tampa will soon begin to sizzle, pushing us into light cotton dresses and embellished tanks, it is never too early to begin thinking about next fall’s wardrobe.

The Fall 2011 Malandrino collection offers a unique mix of hollywood-esque furs mixed with over-sized eyeglasses.  Some looks portrayed the notion of Jean Harlow meets nerd.  Others utilized fedora-like hats to complete the look.  One beautifully draped purple print gown is featured on a lovely model with long flowing hair and over-sized rims.  Another delightful piece, also in purple is fully accessorized with both glasses and hat.  With several exquisite looks utilizing rich furs, seductive jewel tones and unique accessories, the Fall 2011 collection from Malandrino leaves little to be desired.

The moral?  Whether it be summer or fall, don’t be afraid to kick it up a notch with an unexpected accessory or two.

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