Posts Tagged ‘sponsors’

Fashion Week Gets Creative

In Updates on September 20, 2011 at 10:17 am

One of the most enjoyable aspects of fashion, in my opinion, is styling. More specifically, the makeover. Who can resist a new wardrobe, new shoes, or a hot new hair style? Talk about a pick-me-up! Courtesy of Hands Down Creative of St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Fashion Week website got just that.

Our brand new, sleek website design is just one of the services Hands Down Creative has to offer. Owners David Barona and Olivia Scott use their background as artists and extensive knowledge of art and design to provide a variety of other creative services from graphic design, photography and fine art to event planning.

St. Petersburg’s creative collective, Hands Down Creative utilizes innovation and originality to convey successful branding and marketing to their clients. Visit their website and check out Hands Down Creative’s gallery and portfolio of successful projects.

New Identities: A Must-See Salon for a New You

In Designers, Events, Fashion, Updates on September 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm





New Identities Hair Studio is a must-see salon. With locations in both Tampa Palms (the New Tampa area) and Riverview/Apollo Beach, a big part of the Greater Tampa Bay area can travel there quickly. For those of us located a bit farther out, New Identities is worth the trip!

The owners and staff at New Identities have years of experience, and the services offered include something for everyone. Maybe you have an upcoming wedding or are attending a special event – hey, we know the holidays are just around the corner and those parties start earlier each year – check out New Identities and book your appointments now.

Like most people with busy schedules, I like getting everything done at one salon, and a salon that is a beautiful place with talented people makes my beauty time even more enjoyable. There is so much more to try than just a cut/blow dry (although we all love those). Maybe you want that sleek, smooth, shiny hair that is a bit difficult to achieve in our Florida humidity – they can help. Maybe you have a picture of a look you want to copy – they can do it.

Take a friend, or two, and enjoy your salon time together. Book something before Fashion Week Tampa Bay, so your look goes perfectly with your beautiful fashions. And, be sure to check out what great styles New Identities Hair Studio clients will be sporting at all of the Fashion Week Tampa Bay events. You’ll be glad you did.

Here’s to looking beautiful,


Pretty City in Our City

In Events, Fashion on September 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

Tampa Bay Pretty City

Pretty City is a website devoted to the belief that beauty is more than skin deep and that taking care of the physical body is just as important as taking care of the soul. We couldn’t agree more. With values such as honesty and truth in beauty, and a commitment to giving back, we are proud to have Pretty City as a sponsor of Tampa Bay Fashion Week 2011 for the fourth year! Founder Carolyn Brundage and her team at Pretty City are committed to making women prettier in some small way all while saving us money on products and services we need to look and feel our best.

The comprehensive database on the Pretty City website includes many of the country’s top spas, salons and med spas.  A variety of products and services are offered, plus a list of upcoming events at each of these venues in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and Tampa Bay.  It is a complete beauty, leisure and wellness website where you can check out editorial reader and product reviews as well as service discounts and read about current trends. Serious beauty aficionados can even register on the Pretty City website as a VIPretty contributor – I hear the perks are lovely!

The Academy

In Fashion, Updates on September 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

When it comes to being a fashion designer, creative passion, knowledge of the industry and design skills are necessary.  Having a wild imagination will also bring you far in this industry filled with “magic makers.” Everyone from the fashion show coordinators to the designers work magic in providing what the final eye sees. So how do you learn these design skills? Let me tell you… trying to teach yourself how to sew isn’t easy! Are designers born with fashion design skill? Doubtful unless you are the great Coco Chanel! What do talented fashion designers like Essence Flowers and Nina Verklas have in common? They are both successful graduates from International Academy of Design and Technology!

International Academy of Design and Technology has several campus locations throughout the U.S. including Tampa (of course), Chicago, Las Vegas, Sacramento and more. You can even attend “The Academy” while being home in your pajamas – online! The design college locations like Tampa focus on helping students acquire innovative design and technology skills while they pursue their dream career. One of the Tampa’s instructors, Terri Funaro is one of our Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2010 designers. International Academy of Design and Technology help students transform their passions and creative ideas into an interesting, in-demand career. Fashion design is only one of the many appealing degree programs. The Academy offers degrees in interior design, graphic design, animation, audio production, fashion merchandising, professional photography, advertising design, game production, digital media production, building information modeling and post production.

A school that focuses on transforming students’ creative passions into careers is nothing less than perfect for sponsoring our fashionable event. We are proud to have International Academy of Design and Technology as a Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2010 sponsor!

Freeway Fashion: Style Saviors

In Fashion, Trends on September 7, 2010 at 9:26 am

When it comes to style, even the most fashion forward can use a little help from time to time.  Have you ever wondered how that woman seen at every single event always looks like polished perfection?  However convincing she may be, it is quite likely that she does not actually have an infallible sense of style.  In fact, she may very well be a client of Freeway Fashion.

Lead by the incredibly talented Laura Hunt, who has succeeded in everything from modeling to consulting, Freeway Fashion offers expert styling services which include color and wardrobe analysis, personal shopping and complete makeovers. Laura remains at the forefront of the styling industry, traveling to Fashion Weeks across the country and abroad to scout the latest in designer clothing.

What sets Freeway Fashion apart from other image consultants is the fact that they do not just pack up and leave once the lip gloss is applied.  Freeway Fashion comes complete with an expert team of image consultants, journalists, marketing professionals, photographers and videographers to expose your fashion event in the brightest possible light.

Joining this year’s proud list of sponsors for Fashion Week Tampa Bay, Freeway Fashion will be coming to Tampa Bay for what is sure to be an unforgettable event.  Why not contact Laura Hunt for some assistance in creating an unforgettable look for yourself?

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