A fierce runway at TBFW's Cocktails & Couture show
Sunday's Cocktails & Couture fashion and hair show at the Ritz Ybor started with models in casual Lululemon sweats and ended with the Dark Queen of Realness in a black gown and spiked crown, hands clasped around a golden skull.
Deal Diva Stephanie and I were scared, in a good way. Talk about variety!
The second annual show featured local looks from Keys Country, Revolve Clothing Exchange and stylings by Branden Hollywood. Tribeca ColorSalon handled the hair.
Wearing our Sunday (night fashion show) best, we took note of fringetastic cowgirl boots, sheer and rosy asymmetrical hemlines, a flouncy leather skirt, and plenty of fierce black heels, all as I sipped a "Diane von Pumpkinberg" martini. (I felt a little better about the $11 drink after learning proceeds benefited the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.)
Definitely check out this collection of (professional) photos from the night by tbt* photographer Luis Santana. Stephanie and I shared our social media shots in the slideshow above. (Click for a glimpse of Steph's shuxedo, if nothing else.)
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Up tonight: The evolution of undies at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd Ave NE. Here's what's going on the rest of the week.