“It is truly exciting to be working with so many incredibly talented people right here in our own community”Kurt Piazza, associate director of development for The Spring of Tampa Bay
Come In Peace
Peace Couture Rocks the Runway
Four local fashion designers, two boutiques, 30 models, a team of hair and makeup artists, Mrs. World 2012, and one live band will rock the runway for Peace Couture—an evening of music, art and fashion—on Friday, November 9th in Ybor City.
Serious talent is showing up. Designers Sandra Hagen, Spathose, House of Donshey and Wicked Betty will showcase along with La France and The Spring boutiques. Local band Zulu Wave will perform live, adding a dramatic element that sets the Peace Couture runway show apart from others out there.
The polished event will feature a nail-art bar (yes, you read that right and there’s a link to buy tickets below), artist installations, pop-up boutique shopping, Champagne cocktails, and an after party with rock band Guiltmaker.
All this fabulousness combines as a fundraiser for The Spring of Tampa Bay (domestic violence prevention and emergency shelter). One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. The Spring’s mission is “to prevent domestic violence, protect victims and promote change in lives, families and communities.”
To show our support, VERTICAL Tampa Bay magazine is proud to produce the Peace Couture runway show in partnership with Pamela Bloomgren of MOD Productions. To our fellow volunteers, we offer a universe of thanks. The talent gathered is truly BEAUTY FULL to behold.
“As an individual who comes from an art background, it is truly exciting to be working with so many incredibly talented people right here in our own community,” says Kurt Piazza, associate director of development for The Spring of Tampa Bay. “We are enormously grateful to the many people who volunteer their time and expertise to put this event together and make it truly special.”
Be part of something special
- What: Peace Couture
- Where: The Italian Club, Ybor City
- When: Friday, November 9th at 7pm (runway show starts at 8:30)
- Why: Because it’s fabulous and it supports The Spring of Tampa Bay
Tickets include complimentary signature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, access to art installations, pop-up retail and the nail art bar, fashion show and live bands.
Meet LESLIE JOY ICKOWITZ
Leslie Joy Ickowitz possesses a passionate spirit devoted to exploring possibilities and her unique perspectives have earned her the reputation as an authority on the lifestyle experience. An avid world traveler, Leslie understands that the meaning of life lies in the journey. With appreciation for the beauty that surrounds her, she seeks opportunities to make a difference in her community, inspires others to achieve their potential, to get VERTICAL…and to be part of something fabulous!