Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Shelley Rossetter, Kameel Stanley, Keeley Sheehan & Keyonna Summers

Photos galore: Fashion, Football & Food

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April

So, Friday was that big fundraiser for the Glazer Children's Museum. Datz deli owners Suzanne and Roger Perry, below, hosted the event in their swanky South Tampa home.

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The partiers were decked out in their designer best. Check out Suzanne's Valentino shoes:

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Even the food was dressed up! Take a look at these desserts:

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Deal Divas Dalia and Nicole were lucky enough to score tickets. Nicole wore a dress by Arden B. Dalia wore Kohl's. (Fancy, huh?) Our colleague Ernest Hooper, who also managed to weasel his way into the party, set his drink down long enough to snap this pic of us.

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The highlight of the evening was a fashion show around the pool. And Deal Diva Dalia finally got to meet Project Runway contestant Ben Chmura in person after several phone interviews. Here they were right before Chmura broke away to handle a "model crisis."

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Deal Diva Nicole also caught with Chmura, who showed a lovely mix of pieces at the show. Chmura paid an ode to his Floridian roots with a Resort collection, which included a modern take on fabrics like silk and linen. Chmura said this would be his last show in Tampa for a while. He plans to relocate to NYC in the coming months. No concrete plans as of yet, but there are murmurings that Chmura and other 7th season standouts will be putting together a collective show to be featured during next year's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week -- it would be a first in Project Runway and Fashion Week history. Stay tuned....

Here are more photos of the fabulosity:

Courtney Lobel (left) and Kristin Vrana

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Rick Herrington

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Denise Walthers (left) and Deborah Dickson

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Randy and Kelly Feldman

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Deal Diva Dalia and Buccaneer Ryan Nece
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Sandy Murman

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Meredith Walusek of 93.3 WFLZ's MJ Morning Show and Marcus Auman

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Ari and Trish Rothman

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Malissa Marden, a model for Chmura, and her fiance, Brian Sams

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Maritza and Don Forino

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Left to right: Dana Szymanski (smiling for two), Martha Suarez and Nic Burgos

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Left to right: Inika Vance, Amy Dominik, Julie Weintraub, Meredith Walusek, Lauren Dungy, Lisa Kelley and Jaimi Hovan

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Adriana Albornoz (left), who happens to be Deal Diva Colleen's hairstylist at Level 2 Salon and Spa. Albornoz and Shauna Cox (right) did all the models' hair and makeup for the evening's fashion show.

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Newspaper columnist extraordinaire Ernest Hooper and Deal Diva Dalia

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Former Bucs coach Tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren, modeled outfits in the fashion show.

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Buccaneer Michael Clayton and his wife, Tina, also dazzled in the fashion show. They danced their way off stage.

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Nancy Vaughn (center) of White Book Agency posed with Deal Divas Dalia and Nicole.

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Miray Holmes

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Local designer Essence Flowers had a reason to smile. She's just been accepted to New York Fashion Week in September!

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Divas, what do you think? Did Tampa Bay put the fashion in Fashion, Football & Food?

Deal Divas Nicole & Dalia

Photos: Deal Diva Dalia

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