Recap: Tampa Bay Fashion Week's most family friendly event about underwear
When's the last time you went to a museum for an exhibit about underwear?
That's one of the reasons Deal Diva Stephanie and I were so excited Tuesday night to jet over to St. Pete's Museum of History after work. As part of Tampa Bay Fashion Week, the museum hosted an event that promised a "unique stroll through the forbidden fashion of St Pete."
Calm down. It wasn't as racy as it sounds. But there were a bunch of cute frocks, modeled by a handful of girls who circulated through the crowd and posed in various locations. It was more art-installation than a traditional runway show this time around.
We soon figured out why.
Organizer Jenni Parrish said that two weeks before the event, the online boutique officials were coordinating with backed out of the job. (Insert gasp here.)
Parrish rallied though, and recruited models, clothes and everything else.
"We had 14 days to pull everything together," Parrish said. "This is my baby. I just thought, let's go crazy. Let's get interactive."
As a result, it had much more of a local flavor. And bonus for us, just about all the clothes came from brick-and-mortar shops right here in St. Pete (Little Brooklyn Vintage, Ramblin Rose, The Shop). Are you following me here? That means if you like it, you can buy it! (Scroll through the slideshow to see details and prices.)
We wished the "underwear" part of it was more obvious, but overall it was a cute reminder of past fashions.