Whether you’re exploring your backyard in Tampa Bay or traveling to the area, Tampa Bay has photo opps that cannot be matched. A most incredible chance to keep your Canon or Nikon clicking was held on September 2, 2011. Lacey B. Smith of The Fashion Movement produced a night of pure uniqueness as fashion and photographic art were combined inside the hip Florida Museum of Photographic Art.
What gave this event the WOW! power was that it focused on accessories and not fashion, like many other fashion shows. “Accessories are often ignored and I want to highlight these pieces,” states Lacey. And that’s what he did in a fierce way. Models did not don regular fashions but wore draped fabric, which were fashionably draped by designer Troy Anthony (who will be a featured designer in the upcoming first annual St. Pete Art & Fashion Week, Sept. 7-10.) Beautiful, stunning, and way-out accessories including hats, pins, jewelry, purses, and more were presented on the new un-runway. By making use of the museum’s rooms and floor spacing, models walked around the chic facility and posed next to artwork and under spotlight. All guests and attendees were able to view the designs and models up front and personal without having to miss a beat as the models strutted to you.
Baubles, blings, head dress, necklaces, and everything to give outfits the extra oomph and pull-it-together appeal was presented by local designers. Hats designed by Neva Durham were made with un-hat materials such as a drum cymbal, human hair (designed for cancer patients) as well as regular hat materials were featured. Big, bold rings by Dana Duchesne wow’ed the avant-garde crowd. Luxe jewelry accessories including one-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings by Fashion Fab Boutique compliments any fashion style from classic to street to Bohemian.
The designers blended in quite well with the event and Tampa Bay’s most fashionable and art saavy as they were all glamorous and friendly. Lots of good vibes went on that night as all mixed and mingled in a fun, relaxing setting.
Newbie and photography hobbyists to professional photographers found the evening cram packed with FlickR, YouTube, and Facebook moments. People were also snapping away with their smart phones and texting friends who couldn’t make it and streaming straight to social media as the night went on.
Everything about Haute was indeed haute! Jazz music provided by a Personal Touch Mobile Sound Production “Mobile DJs on the Move” and Saxophone Extraordinaire Marlon Boone offered a classy, smooth ambience.
To top it off, proceeds went to charity as tickets were sold for great prizes such as a wine testing party for fifteen people. Attendees went home with prizes, unique accessories, business cards, new friends, networking contacts, and the experience of something new and innovative as Haute, produced by The Fashion Movement helps to place Tampa Bay on the Google Map of the fashion industry. Look out, World, Tampa Bay is claiming its fashion and art spot!