I’m many things. Film critic, sports enthusiast, political junkie, etc. One thing I am not is…a fashion expert. So why am I writing this article? Because I have two eyes, a brain and I know a pretty girl in a nice looking swimsuit when I see one.
Exactly two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being invited to cover a brand new fashion collection. Shirl Clark launched her new line at the very trendy Shakai Lounge in downtown Orlando. Besides providing women with exquisite swimwear, Shirl is also the head of Signature Events. She is becoming the go-to event planner in the entire city. Remember folks, Orlando is much more than Mickey Mouse. It’s a cultural city that is growing into the new Miami (not as fake) and Shirl Clark is making that happen, as well as making girls sexier with her fashion line.
Oh yeah, back to the clothes.
Shirl is passionate about creating and designing for ladies who like to be sexy, but always stay class. And at the fashion show it really came off that way. The models were true stunners and the swimsuits looked perfect on them. I didn’t know if I wanted to ask the models out on dates, or just find a cute girl there and buy her one of the swimsuits.
Speaking with one of her closest confidants, Jamie Arnold-Spath, who has helped Shirl by being one of her models as well as helping her with the launch, she explained to me that Shirl’s retro line of swimwear (many inspired by the 50′s, 60′s & 70′s) really perked her interest.
Looking pretty gorgeous herself, Clark looked like she could easily rock the runway as well. I was able to pick her brain a little bit and learn more about what drives her. She wants her line to stand apart from other bathing suit lines by offering distinctly unique lines of suits within the collection. Her YachtWear Collection is for the woman who boldly announces “I have arrived” without saying a word. The Monroe Collection draws inspiration from the era of the fifties and sixties. Safari Collection offers a variety of animal prints such as white and black python. And last but not least we have her Signature Collection, which is based off the standard string bikini but unlike most bikinis, the bikinis in the Signature Collection are able to flatter the figure.
Check out some pics from the fashion show, as well as the rest of Shirl Clark’s line…