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How to get glam for Tampa Bay Fashion Week

Stylists are here to help you look good. Plus, it’s time for the Dress for Success sale.
A model walks the runway during Tampa Bay Fashion Week in 2016, wearing a dress by Elizabeth Carson Racker. [LUIS SANTANA | Tampa Bay Times (2016)]
Published Sep. 18

SASHAY, SHANTE: TAMPA BAY FASHION WEEK

Just as fashion weeks worldwide trot out the newest looks for fall, so does our own. Tampa Bay Fashion Week’s runway show returns to International Plaza’s Grand Court. As in previous years, the show will feature a mix of regional designers and brands from the mall. Elizabeth Carson Racker is a staple of Tampa Bay Fashion Week, and models will strut her latest creations along with those of Alicia Calero, Harrison Boliere and Essence Flowers Designs. Brands include Dillard’s, Spanx and Soft Surroundings. Bring unused beauty supplies and toiletries to the Beauty Drive during the runway show for My Fairy Godfathers Foundation and receive a gift bag filled with Tampa Bay Fashion Week swag from sponsors, designers and more. $25-$60. 7 p.m. Friday.

Come back to the Grand Court on Saturday for a closer look at the designs at the Pop-Up Boutique. Get pro tips from Chanel makeup artist Vladimir Hernandez at the Beauty Master Class. Seating is limited, so RSVP online. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. fashionweektampabay.com.

SLAY THE SEASON: GET YOUR STYLE ON

So, you’re planning to attend Tampa Bay Fashion Week’s runway show, but you don’t know what to wear, and you know you have to slay. Look no further than International Plaza, where the fall style series is happening through Sept. 25. Get Your Style On pairs you with a seasoned stylist for free one- and two-hour sessions, to help you update your wardrobe for fall. Book your session at shopinternationalplaza.com/style2019.

EXCESS: DRESS FOR SUCCESS INVENTORY SALE

The fashion industry can be mired in excess, creating waste and insecurity around having something brand new for every occasion. We can alter shopping habits at the Dress for Success Excess Inventory Sale. Here, excess is a positive thing because we can add to work wardrobes for a song and help a good cause. The organization offers programs that help women transition toward self-sufficiency, offering everything from interview coaching to professional attire. The organization acquires many clothing donations and has the sales periodically to raise money to buy needed wardrobe items, including plus-size apparel and larger shoes. Suits are $10, separates, shoes and purses are $5 and accessories are $2. And look for designer brands for $50 and less. There are a few rules: Cash is preferred, and no credit card purchases under $25. Also, children aren’t allowed and all sales are final. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Bayshore Baptist Church, 3111 W Morrison Ave., Tampa. tampabay.dressforsuccess.org.

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