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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Runway show aims to foster local fashion, friendship, fun



How would you describe your style? sirpass.jpg

Be it grown and sexy, hip hop, punk rock or even post-apocalyptic (think vampires or attire you'd need for the end of the world), the organizers of an upcoming fashion show highlighting local artists promise to deliver.

Dubbed “Ambitious Elements of Style,” the runway show will feature 70 female and male models wearing designs by seven Tampa Bay area designers.

More than 160 guests have already RSVP’d via Facebook for the event, to be held 3 to 6 p.m. July 29 at the Embassy Suites-USF, near Busch Gardens in Tampa. The first hour is pegged as a networking social, in which guests will be encouraged to mingle as fashion vendors sell their wares and live music plays.

The show is being put on by SirPass Events. Founder Shemida Joseph says the goal is to bring together the stylists, musicians, photographers and other artists she’s partnered with on other events since last fall, and – by working together – better showcase their talents.

"We just really want to highlight ambitious people,” Joseph said. "We hope to inspire artists."

General admission tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. A limited number of VIP runway seats are available for $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

Get event and ticket details at or here on Facebook.

They're still looking for vendors and sponsors, so call (813) 434-0073 if you're interested.

Travel over to YouTube for a sneak peek of some of the individuals involved.

Deal Diva Keyonna

Photo: SirPass Events

[Last modified: Monday, July 16, 2012 6:02pm]


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