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Chic Fashion Event to Be Held Friday at Hunter's Green

HAUTE! will highlight accessories rather than garments. Money raised will benefit a nonprofit organzation.

A chic and fashionable event is planned for Friday, Sept. 7, in New Tampa, and organizers promise that it will be “an experience.”

The second-annual pro accessory fashion and trade event HAUTE! will be held at the in Tampa. It is being produced by Lacey B. Smith of The Fashion Movement, a fashion events production and marketing company.

Last year’s HAUTE! event was held downtown at the Florida Museum of Photographic Art. But event spokeswoman Ebony Grimsley said Smith lives in Land O’ Lakes and wanted to hold something upscale closer to the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area.

“So (residents) are not always going to downtown Tampa or St. Pete to catch a fashion event,” Grimsley said.

Rather than garments, the focus of the show will be fashion accessories such as jewelry, hats, head pieces and handbags. And it’s not just for women, Grimsley said, there will be men’s items on display, too.

“Besides the fact there will be live jazz and different complimentary drinks … the event itself is very unique,” Grimsley said. “Going to Fashion Movement events … you tend to get hooked.”

Many items will be for sale. According to a news release, fashion lines represented include: Accessoreez, Boldly Unique, Bella Contessa Designs, Chronicle Stones, Designs by Rabiah, EWeekes Designs, Farrah Estrella Jewelry, Nali, Nicole Shannon Designs, Spathose and YAJA Collection. 

HAUTE! will also raise funds for Computer Mentors, a nonprofit organization that helps disadvantaged youth, Grimsley said.

If You Go:

The event will be held from 7 to 11:30 p.m. The address for Hunter’s Green Country Club is18101 Longwater Run Drive.

Tickets are $30 until Friday and will increase at the door to $40 after 8 p.m.

For more information, email fashion@thefashionmovement.com or call 727-379-4843.

Kellie McRae September 07, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I'm excited about this and the many other events scheduled for the Tampa Bay Fashion week....which is really more of a month :-)
dianne davis September 08, 2012 at 06:42 AM
This event was marvelous! The show was full of excitement, great food, fun, drinks, hors d' oeuvres, you name it..., but what made it even more fun was the fabulous MC - Forbes Riley. This show was a great kick off for Fashion Week. I wore a beautiful black lace dress from Cache and gorgeous accessories from The Fashion Outlet by Nellie. I was extremely proud to be a sponsor of this fabulous show. Kudos to the entire team Dianne Davis Beyond Events and Travel

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