The beginning of summer. The time of year when your AC thermostat lowers while your electric bill rises. The start of beach season and sunbathing. And that time of year when Pride & Passion, arguably one of thee top events in town takes place.
The 8th Annual Pride & Passion was held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Tampa Museum of Art, which this wonderful event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for each year. In the four years that I have attended Pride & Passion, it has rapidly become one of Tampa’s signature fashion events known for its pomp, flash and extravagant entertainment and decor. This year’s event was no exception and easily tops previous celebrations in grandeur and eminence.
This year’s Pride & Passion also happens to be the first that I sat as the Public Relations, Marketing & Host Chair. So it was fulfilling to not only attend this kick-ass party but to also help plan this event with the rest of the fabulous Steering Committee members. If you missed out on this year’s festivities or have (gasp) never attended a Pride & Passion, mark your calendars for May 2014 and make plans to be there!
Photography by Radko Keleman
Select Photography by Todd Montgomery & Ruslana.Studio
Noticeable Photography by Okie Tilo’s cellphone
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…and in dedication to my fan that became the it-prop of Pride & Passion 2013: