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Park Avenue Fashion Week: The Swag Bag!

I was so excited to stop by the Kick Off Party for Park Avenue Fashion Week at Tuni on Park Avenue earlier tonight.  As a VIP ticket holder, I received a special invite to stop by and pick up a “swag bag.” Hmmm…they peaked my curiosity.  Just what would a swag bag from PAFW include?

Well, the build-up was fun enough, as Tuni had a special “photo wall” prepared for VIPs to have their picture taken, and they had live mannequins modeling in the windows (fun!) as well as champagne and a DJ inside the boutique.






So, I flashed my VIP ticket and was shown past the DJ to the back where the “check in” table was located.  There I received my silver swag…


Top 5 Editor Bess Auer has got swag!


And on my way out, I was suddenly fodder for the paparazzi!



And so, just what was inside the bag???



  • Program of Events for Park Avenue Fashion Week
  • Gift certificate from La Belle Furs for a free 100% cashmere scarf
  • Chocolate High Heel (edible – yum!)
  • Gift certificate from Syngery for $20 off any UGG purchase
  • Fall edition of Brite Magazine
  • A catalog of Van Gogh Vodka Imports
  • A beaded/ribbon necklace and hope earrings from Tuni
  • Two complimentary tickets to a Festival of Orchestra performance
  • A tie-dye tank top and peace symbol necklace from Sultre
  • A bottle of Aveda Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash from Gary Lambert Salon
  • Gift card for $25 off any hair service over $50 for four visits from Gary Lambert Salon
  • Eye glass cleaner and gift certificate for $100 off any pair of glasses from e|o Eyes & Optics
  • Gift certificate for $25 to Current (if you spend $125)
  • Gift certificate for $25 to Coralia Leets Jewelry Boutique
  • American Heart Association “Go Red” red dress pin
  • One complimentary admission to a Rollins College sporting event
  • A gift certificate for $5 off any dinner at Tolla’s
  • A card for a complimentary drink at Fleming’s
  • Sample of Oribe shampoo and conditioner and a gift certificate for $10 to Kendall & Kendall Hair Color Studio
  • Sample of Biomega shampoo and conditioner from Marvaldi Hair and Make Up Studio
  • A gift certificate for $25 to Eileen Fisher (if you spend $50)
  • A coupon to enter to win $500 towards an outfit from Thread
  • A key from Eileen Fisher and Synergy to possibly win either $100 gift certificate or a pair of UGG Classic Boots
  • A gift certificate for $100 to Tuni (if you spend $200 or more)

Not bad for some free swag, eh?

I really love the chocolate heel…I am assuming it is from PeterBrooke, and I like the jewelry from Tuni.  The tie-dye tank totally rocks, too!  As for the gift certificates, I’m going to have to spend a lot of money to be able to use them, and most have a fairly soon expiration date, so I may or may not get much use out of them.

Overall, though, PAFW is off to a fun start!


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Park Avenue Fashion Week

Growing up in Winter Park during the height of the “preppy” style (think late 70’s and early 80’s), Park Avenue has always been representative of all things fashionable for me. On a street where a Ralph Lauren store couldn’t seem last, other unique designers, ritzy boutiques, and high end stores seem to set the trends instead, creating a very specific Central Florida look.  So, I was very excited to see this year’s Winter Park fashions during Park Avenue Fashion Week.

A friend and I attended the afternoon show, which while it wasn’t a jam-packed full house, it still bubbled with excitement due to the great atmosphere inside the tent. Having attended some tent shows in NY, I was impressed with Winter Park’s effort to recreate an authentic experience for its attendees.  I was also pleased the designers used local models, of all ages, and featuring many shapes and sizes.

Here is the video I took of the show…enjoy!


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