The Cocoa Couture Fashion Show 2015 at MOSI in Tampa

By: Farrah Estrella

Hola Estrellitas!!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to be a judge for the
3rd year in a row of the Cocoa Couture Fashion show that was held at
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) in Tampa. The Fashion show is part of the
festivities of the Festival of Chocolate, a two day chocolate extravaganza that
is held at the museum every year.

This is one of my favorite festivals in Tampa because
you guys already know, I am HUGE chocolate lover. The Cocoa Couture Fashion Show
is also a competition were aspiring designers make chocolate inspired outfits with
at least 50% chocolate wrappers or chocolate itself, how cool is that!! Way cool.
Garments are also judged on their originality/creativity, overall construction
of the garment and choco-liciousness =).

Joining me as a judge were last year’s winner designer Jessica Martinez and Tampa Bay Times Journalist Amy Scherzer.

This year the organizers added a junior category
for kids as young as 7 years old to 14 years old, to encourage kids to be creative. Check out pictures from the event below.

For more information on the Festival of Chocolate
and all of their events visit their website at http://tampa.festivalofchocolate.com/.

By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. A native of the Dominican Republic, she was a previous writer for Examiner.com and has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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