JFW 2013: Featured Designers:Chere, Whitworth& Kaminski

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MetroJacksonville.com is proud to sponsor Jacksonville Fashion Week 2013 which will be taking its third-year-running March 27-30. There will be over 15 featured designers exhibiting trend-wear, urban-wear, high-fashion and accessories. Tickets for all events go on sale Feb. 15 at www.jaxfashionweek.com. Introducing Mia Chere, Amanda Whitworth and Lisa Kaminski

Mia Chere Designs

by Mia Chere

Ready-to-wear day-to-night women's wear.

Quick Bio
Mia Chere as born and raised in Palm Beach, Fl. Growing up around the beach has inspired her to design resort wear and swim wear. She has spent much time traveling the world with her family. Going to some of the most beautiful places such as Egypt, Dubai, Spain, and Hawaii just to name a few.The ability to travel helped give her appreciation and imagination to develop her style. She has recently graduated from the International Academy of Design and Technology with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising. Since then she has been focusing her time on her clothing label and showing her collections in fashion shows. She recently was awarded first place in Jacksonville Fashion Week as an emerging designer. She will be featuring a new fall collection at Orlando Fashion Week as well as her Senior Collection that will debut this summer. Her designs set her apart from any other designer Mia’s designs are classic silhouettes with a fresh twist. She aspires to one day have her designs sold in boutiques and resorts around the world.


Crystal Addiction

by Amanda Whitworth

Crystal Addiction shoe wear caters to those wanting a little more bling in their step.  Designer Amanda Whitworth crystalizes shoes and accessories with luxury Swarovski crystals meticulously by hand with exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail like no other. Crystal Addiction is where to turn for accessories sure to stop traffic and leave you with a unique piece of art in the process.Swarovski crystals are made of leaded glass and give off sparkle similar to that of a diamond. They are more expensive than rhinestones and other lower grade crystals. I only use Swarovski because they are the highest quality crystal on the market.

Craftsmanship is also very important. Take a look at the photos below. These well known designer shoes were purchased from a department store. This is typical on most crystalized shoes. Even some of the top designers that sell their shoes for $2,000 + have flaws. Finding a pair of  well made Swarovski strassed shoes that will not break the bank is rare. If you are reading this, you have found someone who will put 100% in to creating a pair of shoes that are flawless. Creating a perfect, seamless pair of shoes takes a lot of time, patience and skill.

Quick Bio
My name is Amanda. I create and design fabulous shoes and accessories with the use of Swarovski crystals. I have a great love for fashion and adore anything that sparkles. I am meticulous with my craft and because profit is not my motivator, I spend a lot of time on each item I make. I have seen many crystalized shoes in department stores, on the internet and in boutiques that have flaws such as: large gaps, glue marks, uneven crystal placement and misalignment. I am a perfectionist to the highest degree and my work shows that. I am so confident that my clients will be satisfied with their purchase, that I offer a full money back guarantee. I also offer free repairs up to 1 year, in the rare occurrence of crystal loss. These are just a few things that set me apart from other crystal designers.

1-855-BLING-52 to speak to a customer service rep between 9a.m-5 p.m-Eastern

Lisa Kaminski Designs

by Lisa Kaminski

Lisa Kaminski crafts limited-edition and artisan-inspired bikinis for the swimwear aficionado.  All of Lisa’s bikinis are handmade in Florida by the designer.  Small Batch Bikinis.  For the Collector. Form also follows fashion, with every design being pool and sand tested by the designer.  Each is constructed with a double fabric durability and a dedication to craftsmanship.  They are not just artistic designs, but meant to be worn. In order to make sure that each bikini is not only fashionable but also functional, each piece is tested to make sure they are both sand and water ready.  Lisa was recognized for her work in the May 2011 issue of Jacksonville Magazine, which labeled her collection as part of their "Gorgeous Swimwear" picks for the summer.

Quick Bio
Lisa Kaminski was born and raised on the beaches of North Florida. Kaminski designed her first bikini when she was only 15 years old.  The self-taught designer puts her eco-concious beliefs into action, utilizing reclaimed hardware and ornate found objects from her world travels to design wearable handcrafted art. Lisa’s bikinis were featured in the May 2011 issue of Jacksonville Magazine as “Gorgeous Swimwear” picks for the summer. Currently Lisa Kaminski swimwear is available at Red Boutique in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL