TBFE 2023 Gallery
Meet us downtown at The Vault as we unlock the elegance of Tampa Bay and indulge in an evening of unmatched sophistication. This party ushers in the Tampa Bay Fashion Experience featuring dazzling diamond décor and a captivating Gem Gallery, courtesy of the Bay’s very own International Diamond Center. An electrifying disco vibe will have you up on your feet as soon as you arrive while mingling with sports and entertainment stars throughout the night. A celebrity guest DJ will make sure the dance floor never empties while a surprise performance promises to make this night unforgettable! So, slip into something sparkly and join us for an epic evening of dancing and celebrating TBFE’S opening night with this nostalgic tribute to Studio 54!
Experience the ultimate party with a purpose! This exclusive charity gala is where we get to make an impact in our community while spotlighting the talent within it. Flanked by celebrity appearances, the centerpiece of this night is a runway showcase featuring the finest designers and boutiques our great city has to offer. Whether your vantage point is from the runway or seated at a table with a sports celebrity being served a 4-course meal by Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, this is sure to be a night of giving you don’t want to miss.
THE ART OF
& AFTER-DARK SOIREE
Get ready for an extraordinary fashion spectacle to cap off the week’s festivities from our local luxe icon, none other than Neiman Marcus! Prepare yourself for an unparalleled experience showcasing the latest ready-to-wear fall styles and trends from the most renowned designers in an epic runway show you won’t want to miss! Then, join us for our official after-party at Brio for our Plaza After Dark Soiree! Mix and mingle with the models, designers, charities, local sports celebrities, and the women of TBFE as we celebrate the success of the first-ever, Tampa Bay Fashion Experience. From the sparkle of crystals and champagne to lush velvet and dramatic tablescapes, this party will make it a night to remember!
Sip n Shop’s
TAMPA BAY FASHION EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE SIP & SHOPS TBFE is about the experience. Let’s set the stage. Imagine a limo bus picking you up, taking you to one of the most luxurious stores in your town, getting an exclusive shopping experience with glasses of champagne and when it’s all said and done, your proceeds go to charity. Well, that was not a dream, it was reality for the two dozen women who attended TBFE’s Sip and Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue.“Saks Sarasota truly rolled the red carpet for the ladies and we had a ball,” said Taneka Bowles. The Saks Sip & Shop was an experience the Tampa Bay area had never seen before. The exclusivity behind the experience is what made it so special, in conjunction with it all being for charity. Ten percent of all purchases went to CAN Community Health.
Tampa Bay Fashion Experience proudly sponsored “The Better You Brunch,” featuring Grammy award-winning Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams and nationally renowned author and speaker Dr. Tara Jenkins. The exclusive event provided a platform for attendees to engage in a profound conversation with Michelle, exploring her journey through fame, trials, triumphs, and mental health. Dr. Tara Jenkins emphasized the crucial role of mental health, advocating for well-being in both outer appearance and inner self. The Better You Brunch equipped participants with tools to break down healing-hindering walls, embracing vulnerability, countering anxiety and depression with God’s Word, replacing toxic thought patterns with enduring joy, and achieving freedom through forgiveness. The result? Attendees left the event uplifted and filled with joy.