Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gainesville Fashion Week: Red Carpet and Art Show

It was only a Wednesday but with Gainesville Fashion Week on board, it was a Wednesday like no other.

Last night kicked off  Gainesville Fashion Week's 2010 season. Hosted in the Sharab Lounge, guests experienced two parties in one. Downstairs, invite-only guests were entertained by the Phobooth's picture studio, fed by Calico Jack's wraps and wings and The Truffle Cake Co. dainty desserts.

But upstairs an open art gallery allowed spectators to check out the work of fourteen local artists, ranging from photography, mixed medium pieces and paintings.

And guests got to awe over handmade jewelry by Courtney Lee Designs and Laurel B Jewelry upstairs too.

This was only the beginning. Coming up are three consecutive nights of amazing fashion designers with three designers per night. On Thursday night, Wolfgang, Calzatura, and Kenneth McCraney will be showing at the Vault. The show starts at 8 p.m.

If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, buy them at Event Brite. Here's the direct link to tonight's show!

*All photos were taken by Tyler Jones of Exile Photography

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Designer Update: Mikho Karajito

Some special pieces will be making an appearance in Mikho Karajito's fashion show.

Mikho Karajito by Miguel Blanco joins forces with Nicole Schumann Designs to feature pieces of her jewelry in his spring 2010 Gainesville Fashion Week Show. Schumann designs jewelry from the vintage amulets she has been collecting for years.

"They're old romantic, pieces of the world," she says. "I'm always antiquing in New England and hunting for unique finds in in Europe. I'm a fanatic."

Nicole Schumann's Jewelry has been featured on "The Today Show", "The View", "Elle Magazine" and is a staple in "Hamptons Magazine." Her pieces are worn by stars like Jessica Alba and Christie Brinkley

For more information on Nicole Schumann, visit her Web site:

Talent Update: Sabor Latino

 They'll be swinging their hips come Saturday night, April 10, at Gainesville Fashion Week!

Sabor Latino is the Hispanic Student Assembly's official dance team at the University of Florida. They've lit stages on fire all across Gainesville, and have developed a reputation for having a show stopping latin flare in every performance.

As a competition team, Sabor Latino has competed in and won countless competitions including, VISA International Month Talent Show, Hispanic Heritage Month Talent Show, UF's Official
Gator Growl Talent Night,  UF's Soulfest and  many others.

For more information on this dance group, check them out on Facebook.