Ms. Essence Flowers is a up and coming couture fashion designer born in Florida and now practicing her art out of Tampa. Essence is a graduate of the prestigious Tampa International Academy of Design and Technology and has been a featured designer in the annual Fashion Week Tampa Bay Showcase. Her designs have been reviewed as “remarkable, elegant and artistic”. In addition to runway fashion, Essence has also been the primary designer for the Buccaneer Cheerleader’s iconic uniform and their beautiful calendar swimsuits. You can also catch the Miami Dolphin cheerleaders posing in swimsuits designed by Essence on their “Call Me Maybe” parody. The Baltimore Ravens swimsuit calendar also includes creations by Essence.
Essence’s Swimwear Design company has just published its first swimsuit calendar in 2013 and for those of you who follow my TBBC coverage you should recognize some of Tampa’s sexiest models right off the NFL sideline. The sold out launch party was recently held at the Blue Martini Lounge in the International Plaza Mall of Tampa. Between the impressive innovative creative designs of Essence and the seemingly endless supply of gorgeous NFL models the future is swimwear bright. Essence is also in the final stages of consummating an agreement to display her swimwear line in a local retail establishment.
Essence is a extremely confident avant-garde who lists her motto as “fashion designer by occupation, fashionista at heart”. If any other NFL teams are reading this, give her a call, Cathy Boyd and the entire Buccaneer organization love her work.
The models are all in consensus when they rave: “Essence’s swim suits are simply amazingly unique and she has a great knack for choosing the most flattering design and color for each of us”. Essence customizes each suit separately after meeting one-on-one with each cheerleader.
All photos courtesy of: Jaime Morton Hawley Photography.