Photos galore: Fashion, Football & Food
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."
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
Meredith Walusek of 93.3 WFLZ's MJ Morning Show and Marcus Auman
Maritza and Don Forino
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.
Nancy Vaughn (center) of White Book Agency posed with Deal Divas Dalia and Nicole.
Local designer Essence Flowers had a reason to smile. She's just been accepted to New York Fashion Week in September!
Divas, what do you think? Did Tampa Bay put the fashion in Fashion, Football & Food?
Deal Divas Nicole & Dalia
Photos: Deal Diva Dalia