What? Yes! “Fashion Week” in Tampa Bay
When? September 22-25 (Each yr.)
Where? Tampa Bay/ St. Petersburg
There’s no doubt that with the years our fashion style here in Tampa Bay gets better and better, like an old aged sweet wine.
Years ago we could not dream comparing ourselves with the New York Fashion, and as Dalia, from the St. Pete Times, well
puts it in the Fashion Week article “It’s Fashion Week in Tampa Bay” that she wrote back in 2008.
“This town is home to some talented designers, and local “shopaholics” want them to stick around.
…Fashion Week Tampa Bay, is a series of events inspired by the festivities held
in New York and other style Mecca. The goal is to showcase local designers and encourage them
to expand business here.” (Dalia Colon, “It’s Fashion Week in Tampa Bay”, St. Petersburg Times 2008)
Years later, we will be celebrating the “Fashion Week”, on September 22-25, with more
and fresher designers, sponsors, and a great variety of great styles. We come with the New York fierce
attitude that makes everyone turn their heads around and admire the high quality of Tampa Bay’s Fashion,
and all is happeneing in Tampa Bay. You can not miss it! This is a great time to be in the Tampa Bay area, with the
TB Rays playing and winning to complete the fun!
***Visit the sites below to learn about Tampa Bay Fashion Week. There will be great things to see!!
Some Featured Designers:
- Terri Funaro- “Terri Funaro creates clothes that accent
women’s best features. She feels that clothes should make
women feel beautiful both inside and out. As she showcases
her Spring 2011 collection in FWTB on Friday, Sept. 24 in the
Fashion Tent at the Armature.” Armature Works is located in
1910 N. OLA AVE., Tampa, FL
- Nina Verklas- Born in South Fl. she is inspired by
her diverse culture. A bow tie is her trade mark at fashion
events, reminding her of her grandfather. Nina comes from a
strong Italian Family. Her style is elegant and sexy, and she
design for both male and female. she has recently being
featured in many fashion magazines. Very talented young
artist and designer!
- Essence Flowers- A great local Fashion Designer and Buyer,
with a very trendy and sexy line of clothing. “Essence
designed the cheerleaders’ bathing suits for the 2010
Buccaneer Cheerleader calendar. This will be Essence
Flowers’ third year with Fashion Week Tampa Bay. Fashion is
definitely her calling!” And I agree!
Some of the Sponsors:
- Freeway Fashion- A local image consulting firm. Few recent
events are Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, on September 8,
2010, and our Tampa Bay Fashion Week, on September 22,
- Audi- “Truth in Engineering” and true commitment to
innovation. S5 Cabriolet is a model to-die-for. (No pun intended.)
- Healium Hair- New Product: Heal5ium’s™ sulfate free
> 3Vodka-3x Vodka is distilled from Soy, with a taste of acai
berry, pomegranate and wild blueberry. 3Vodka brands are
produced by Sovereign Brands, Lake Alfred, Florida.
Note from Examiner Staff Writer:
Not all Designers and Sponsors are included here due to lack of space and time constriction. However, congrats to all during this coming Fashion Week!
_Evelyn Rodriguez/ Tampa Bay “Plus Size” Fashion Examiner