Whether you’re from Naples or not, Fall Into Fashion was THE place to be this October! GirlTalkTV‘s Sherry Bryant has done it again with this event benefitting Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support, as well as highlighting local boutiques and international fashion designers. Who doesn’t want to get behind a fabulous event for a good cause?
I was lucky enough to be invited to this event by designer Vince Zo out of NYC (whattup fellow Italian New Yorker?!). His collection is super exclusive, and honestly, I can’t wait to get my hands on one of his amazing bags and unique take on traditional capes. Vince Zo is the first designer I’ve encountered to use the term “tech-glam” — aka progressive and bold, yet classic. His pieces are UV protected, waterproof, and heat resistant (umm hi, perfect for Florida).
Each garment is made to order, guaranteeing a special piece for each customer. He had a huge line of people waiting to order their custom bags and capes at the show! I don’t blame them; my order is next (I’m actually dying for a cape for the next time I visit NY).
There were also a ton of boutiques showcased at Fall Into Fashion, and they all deserve a huge shout out! Naples isn’t exactly associated with youthful or trendy styles, but these boutiques absolutely killed the fashion game. First on my list? Rouze.
Rouze has been a favorite of mine since they opened, and their portion of the show did not disappoint. Their edgy yet fashionable style is reminiscent of Revolve, but with a local, tropical flair (aka every millennial Floridian’s dream!). Check out some of my favorite styles from the runway:
Next up? Pretty Is Pink boutique. Boho styles, as well as showcasing some of Vince Zo’s bags? Count me in! I loved how they mixed casual and classic with a modern twist. Here’s one of my favorite looks of the night:
A Floridian fashion show would not be complete without a few bikinis. Cue Cimi Bikini! Cimi Bikini’s founders, sisters Mia and Callie, created their brand on the premise that bikinis shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, but should still be fashionable. Let’s just say the succeeded!
Vince Zo was up next and I am still dyyyying over these capes. Need. I also LOVE his new line of clutches, which I can’t wait to debut soon!
Last but definitely not least, Perline & Co. was up with a powerful message for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The models rocked studded bra tops for the occasion, along with glitter signs stating words like “faith,” “hope,” and the breast cancer ribbon.
Off the runway, I had encounters with some AMAZING boutique owners, stylists, creators, and more. Amber of Electric Zebra is so badass. I bought a pair of blue and white shorts from her (for $10!!!!!) that are AMAZING, and I got a ton of compliments on them when I wore them to Oktoberfest last Saturday. Check out our selfie!
Allison of Babalu4U has some of the best and most fun styles for fitness fashion in SWFL (and trust me, I’ve done my research!). Her table was filled with the prettiest, most colorful designs on all of her shorts, pants, and workout Ts!
I also had the pleasure of meeting with the stunning Tatiana Tarasevich, who designs handmade, one of a kind scarves, handbags, and jewlery. I was so impressed with her scarves that I had to take a photo. Absolutely gorgeous!