Local songstress of the late Sleepy Vikings and reputable fashionista Tessa McKenna journeyed to New York City to take in the sights and trends at this year's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Transmissions from the event began in earnest a few days ago and will continue through the week. Stay tuned for updates as well as posts about the hottest styles worn on the streets as reported by McKenna, and be sure to look out for CL's Fashion Issue, coming in December... —Leilani Polk
Strong patterns, sheer cutouts and pastels dominated Sergio Davila's spring collection, which plays with classic spring pastel trends, but allows you to be a little more daring with sheer paneling and low necklines. For more, shop the designer's collection here.
Fashion designer Ricky Lindsay embraces all that is fashion and that includes model Sislady Sosa, seen here modeling Ricky's latest creation, which took second place at the Grand Prix Fashion Show this past weekend.
Ricky first began designing women's clothes when he was 12. His passion is the creation of custom gowns and dresses. His work can be found at Tampa's Malindy Elene Couture for the Bride.
"It was a super emotional decision [to move] but it is really good," Williams said Monday. "The opportunity came up and we decided it would be perfect."
Well, it was a slow night in sports, so your intrepid sports reporter decided to venture down to Suite Six Bar & Lounge in downtown St. Petersburg Thurs., July 26, to check out the Fashion Forward event hosted by Doug Hensel, aka Dougie Fresh.
I typically don't plan out my outfit days before going to the mall. I typically don't wear a blazer or skinny tie, and I certainly don't make a special trip to the dry cleaners beforehand. But last Saturday was not a typical Saturday at the mall.
I was going to meet Stacy London, celebrity stylist and queen of TLC's What Not To Wear .
Visitors get free beauty consultations and samples from Sephora, and fashion tips from top industry specialists, including recommendations from retailers such as bebe, White House | Black Market, The Limited and Forever 21. Guests also have the opportunity to meet Stacy from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For Stacy, the Tour is all about getting women to love the way they look.
"By taking advantage of the merchandise Westfield retailers have to offer, sharing all the latest trend information and providing trained stylists, we are, in effect, redefining what it means to shop," Stacy said.
Locals are invited to stop by on Sat., March 31, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Sun., April 1, between noon and 6 p.m.
If it were up to me, the final award of the night would go to the evening’s best-dressed man and woman, chosen by a panel of Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and Rachel Zoe, and presented by Joan Rivers (just for a little added crazy).
Alas, I must settle to watch the red carpet show along with you today (starting at 1:30 p.m. on E!), and I must present that award alone in my head from the comfort of my couch.
Two of the biggest trends this season are pastel colors and metallic detailing; everyone from Marchesa to Ralph Lauren to Louis Vuitton showed these looks in their Spring 2012 collections. And I must say, they were stunning. I have no doubt your flat screens will be flooded with them tonight.
Here are some of the looks I’m hoping to see.
You can never plan for a Florida February. Sometimes it's beautiful and breezy, like today, and other times it's hot and miserable, like later this week. The best way to deal with this is with a scarf or cardigan that you can stow away in a big bag. Lucky for you, I have ideas on how to do this in style.
Check out a few of my looks for Spring 2012 after the jump...
I also had to distinguish myself from my identical twin brother on a daily basis as both a civic duty and act of self-preservation. Needless to say, my inner Sartorialist was screaming to be seen like a leopard print suit on Brad Goreski.
Since moving to Tampa four years ago, I have revived my threads and overhauled my style. And while my closet is far from a lookbook of Paris Fashion Week, I think it holds its own.
Think Hamptons by day and Madrid by night - Cole Haan, J. Crew and Ralph Lauren meets Calvin Klein and Zara. Although I am simply a fashion novice, I follow the runway looks with as much attention to detail as a Tom Ford suit.
Every week, I will bring you my favorite men's and women's picks for the season as part of the Tampa Lookbook. I hope you'll join me!