The Tampa Museum of Art, with its stunning glass and metal canopy designed by Stanley Saitowitz, provides a backdrop both austere and chic, perfect for parties like Art After Dark and for designer Ivanka Ska's Eden Ska Collection.
In Ska's playful twist on a formal soiree (top photo), model Sabrina Culver takes aim in a pencil skirt and yellow polka-dotted top, with jacket and accessories by Penelope T and jewelry from Baubles by Linda Bever. At right, Angee Killian Huntley shows off a high-fashion romper, with earrings by Penelope T and accessories from Baubles by Linda Bever.
In the second photo, Gina Mia Gugliotta wears a flowing Ska creation with belt by Penelope T and necklace, clutch and bracelets from Baubles by Linda Bever.
Ivanka Ska: House of Ska
Inspiration: "An amazing opportunity to work with actress Leven Rambin — soon to be seen on the big screen playing Glimmer in Hunger Games — who back then was a star on All My Children and styling her was extra fun since she loves vintage and already had a well-established style of her own."
Favorite cartoon style: Jessica Rabbit.
Would never be caught dead wearing: Plastic shoes.
Worst thing she's worn in public: "No way, I am not telling — ha ha — well, okay, this could have to do with back in a day when low-rise jeans were way too low."
If she had a time machine: "Currently my sweet obsession is with Dutch and Flemish art: Rembrandt, etc., as well as 17th century French baroque."
Welcome praise: "Being named the official designer to the royal family of Prince Mario Max Schaumburg-Lippe of Austria was a pretty nice compliment."