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Tampa Bay Fashion Week kicks off

Diana Panos of Tampa browses at Juxtapose at Karma: The Shops at Franklin, a popup shop, during last year’s Fashion Week.

Eve Edelheit | Times (2012)

Diana Panos of Tampa browses at Juxtapose at Karma: The Shops at Franklin, a popup shop, during last year’s Fashion Week.

Fashion Week Tampa Bay is back, bringing new life to sleepy Channelside Bay Plaza with a pop-up retail store, as well as meetups with stylists at International Plaza, a fashion and bridal brunch, a fashion show for the kiddos, a beauty bar hosted by Working Women of Tampa Bay, a historical fashion show, cocktail parties, a conference for fashion bloggers, and, of course, the big runway show of original designs. So put on your sharpest outfits and indulge your inner fashionista. Unless otherwise noted, Fashion Week tickets can be purchased at Times staff

Tampa Bay Fashion Week Kick-Off

Kick things with a daylong event of fashion workshops, discussions with stylists, a fashion planner giveaway and appearance by author Jackie Walker. Then at 6:30 p.m., Dillard's will host a runway show. Free; $25 for seat at runway show. Ticket redeemable for a $25 gift card. International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 675-9274. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday.

St. Pete Art and Fashion Week Opening Night Reception

This kick off is a cocktail party including cash bar, appetizers, art and fashion displays, music and special guests. Tickets must be purchased online at by Sunday. $125. Timothy Raines Gallery, 200 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (512) 731-9636. 7-10 p.m. Monday.

Deal Divas Fall Fashion Event

This is not an official Fashion Week event, but the Tampa Bay Times' own Deal Divas and Macy's at Westshore host a runway fashion show featuring current fashions popular in the budget-conscious crowd. Includes refreshments and DJ music. Free. Westshore Plaza Mall, 250 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. (813) 286-0790. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fashion & Bridal Brunch

See a vintage collection of bridal dresses, enjoy a brunch and talk stylish weddings while learning the latest bridal fashion, hair/makeup tips, food and event trends. $20. Piquant Epicure & Cuisine, 1633 W Snow Ave, Tampa. 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

Cocktails and Couture

This hair and fashion show features Tribeca ColorSalon. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress and will be treated to entertainment by the Bella Danza Dance Collective singer Anye Cole and more. Benefits the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. $10-$25. Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-2555. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Kid Couture Workshops

A fashionable day of family fun is for little fashionistas, with three workshops. $9.50 for children; $15 for adults; $12.50 military and seniors. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861. 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

Beauty Bar

Hair stylists and makeup artists teach you the steps to getting runway ready at this day of beauty sponsored by Working Women of Tampa Bay. Centre Club, 123 S Westshore Blvd. 8th Floor., Tampa. (813) 675-9274. 6 p.m. Monday. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers.

History of Fashion

Experience the history behind the profession of fashion at this interactive show. The St. Petersburg Museum of History is hosting an exhibit of historical fashions through Sept. 30, and for this event there will be a cash bar and appetizers. Instead of a runway show, every half-hour a different boutique will show vintage fashion on stage, with a talk about what era it's from, how it was used and its popularity. Questions encouraged. $25. St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (813) 675-9274. 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Art and Fashion For A Cause

Part of St. Pete Art and Fashion Week, the theme is "Naughty vs. Nice, Be Envious." Benefits Morning Star, a nonprofit school serving students with a variety of learning challenges and related difficulties. $20-$125. Club Detroit, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 637-2949. 8-10 p.m. Wednesday.

Karma: The Shops at Channelside Pop-Up Shop

Open 4-7 p.m. Sept. 19 for VIP and media preview at Channelside Bay Plaza, 615 Channelside Drive. This unique popup shop will feature clothing, accessories and more in a shop called Karma. $35 for VIP preview; free on Sept. 20-21. Store hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 21.

Tampa Bay Fashion Week kicks off 09/10/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:32pm]
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