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Looking Back at the Past Perfect Event

In Events, Fashion on September 28, 2011 at 1:23 am

Everything has a history. Whether it’s good or bad… understanding the past will help us deal with the present and plan for the future. This can even be said about fashion. With past trends always being revamped and historic creativity being used for inspiration, how could you not look back at the history of fashion in aw? For this year’s Fashion Week Tampa Bay, we kicked off the week by taking two steps back, or two centuries back, with our Past Perfect: A Celebration of Vintage Designs red carpet event at the Art Institute of Tampa.

Last Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2011), we celebrated the history of fashion by admiring vintage designs that dated back all the way to 1890. Thanks to the efforts of Steven Anderson and Andrew Ashton of La Posh Salon, the collectors of these rare garments have allowed us to display them for the first time ever. There were fabulous fashions from Fortune to Halston, and from Chapman to Chanel!

Let’s look back at the night where everyone looked back at 120 years of fashion! If you missed our Past Perfect event or just want to revisit the vintage fashion display, be sure to stop by the Art Institute of Tampa to check it out! The display will be up and running for three more weeks.


Sponsor Shout-Out

In Events, Fashion on September 19, 2011 at 4:23 am

Shout-out to some of our Tampa Bay Fashion Week 2011 sponsors:

Fashion Team LA

Two fab gals are better than one! And Fashion Team LA proves it! Fashion Team LA is a collaboration of wardrobe stylist/image consultant, Laura Hunt and professional photographer, Anne Phillips. Together they have created a fashion styling and photography dynamic duo experience where “L” brings the style and “A” brings the camera to the photo sessions. They’re a match made in fashion heaven! Learn more about the fashion dynamic duo here.


We love ourselves a magazine all about life and style! Yeah, there are fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire… but they don’t have what VERTICAL Tampa Bay magazine has – the unique Tampa Bay area. VERTICAL Tampa Bay Magazine is a virtual magazine that celebrates Tampa Bay fashion, flavor, travel, culture and beauty in every issue. Since Leslie Joy Ickowitz started the magazine in 2009, they’ve had high readership and involvement in the community. We love their stories and beautiful photography. They’ve even featured some of the TBFW designers, like Kimberly Hendrix (the picture above is Kimberly’s work on a previous cover)! Enjoy their latest (and 2nd anniversary) issue here.



Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics. How it works is businesses setup a free account to post photos, promotions and message customers. Then customers write reviews about the business on their Yelp page. In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find events (like Fashion Week Tampa Bay), lists and to talk with other Yelpers. They automatically filter reviews submitted to avoid displaying any suspicious ones. Users can count on Yelp! Download their mobile app and go to their website to start yelping!

We’re so glad to have Fashion Team LA, VERTICAL Tampa Bay and Yelp onboard. They are helping us greatly with making this year’s Fashion Week Tampa Bay the best one yet! We appreciate all of their support. They truly care about providing all lovers of creativity a week of positive, high-fashion and artistic energy. Not only is this a “Sponsor Shout-Out” – it’s a big thank you!

Join in on all the fashion fun on Sept. 20! Fashion Week Tampa Bay will be Sept. 20 – 24, 2011 and tickets are still available – Get them while they last on our website!

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