Events & LifestyleFashion & Retail

Changes Clothing & Jewelry Bar – 12th annual birthday fashion show (September 24)

I went to Changes Clothing and Jewelry Bar (4454 West 10th Avenue) last week to consign some of my clothing items that don’t quite suit me anymore, but would be great for someone else – an Abercrombie hoodie I never got around to wearing, ballet flats that were a bit too tight, etc.

“As fall approaches so does the urge to add to your wardrobe, and you may start wondering how you’re going to afford to purchase all of the fabulous pieces that beckon you to buy them; Changes has your solution. With beautiful brand name garments at affordable prices you will find you no longer have to curb your urge.”

This is probably the 7th year I have been a regular client of Changes Clothing – whether it’s to shop for myself, to consign my clothes, or to browse through their fabulous selection of jewelry. If you need another reason to visit the girly boutique, Changes Clothing is having their annual birthday fashion show on Thursday September 24, 2009 from 6:30pm to 10pm. For $10 (with 100% of ticket sales being donated to Big Sisters of Greater Vancouver) the evening will feature models styled by their in house stylist, refreshments, and discounts! To purchase a ticket please call 604-222-1505.
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For the MMV review of this event last year, click here.

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Events & LifestyleFashion & Retail

It’s a Girl’s Life!- presented by VCC and the Bay (Wed. September 23, 2009)

VCC’s fashion merchandising students and The Bay present “It’s a Girl’s Life” on Wednesday September 23, 2009 – an event full of fun, fashion, food, and more! The evening’s entertainment includes: music by Joe Swick from Touch Promotions (I went to university with him!), makeovers, Nailpolitan Nair Bar express manis, tarot card readings, beverages and treats, door prizes and more!
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Brands involved in the fashion show include: Kensie, Kersh, Lady Dutch, Bench, Vera Moda, Esprit, Soaked in Luxury, 55DSL, BCBGeneration and more for women. For men: Polo, DKNY Denim, Zegna Z, Ben Sherman, Full Circle and Firetrap. For one night only, all event attendees receive 25% off Kensie, Kersh, Lady Dutch, Bench, Vera Moda, Esprit, Soaked in Luxury, 55DSL and BCBGeneration.
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Admission is free and swag bags are available for the first 100 to arrive. RSVP to neesha.hothi@hbc.com. For more information, see below:


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For the afterparty, stop by Century House (432 Richards Street) for hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. Doors open at 9pm.

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MMV Contest – win tickets to Spend on Trend 2009


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Spend on Trend was one of the first events I ever wrote about on Modern Mix Vancouver, and it was the friendly guidance and support from Nicole Stewart (the PR representative behind this event) which taught me a lot more about the local fashion and media industry.
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Now, Spend on Trend is back again and Modern Mix Vancouver readers can get first dibs on this trendy exhibition event, featuring Canadian designers and their arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, accessories and more! From August 21-23, shoppers can head down to the Scotia Bank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street) to, quite literally, “spend on trend”. Tickets to this event are regularly $5 at the door, but one lucky MMV reader will have a chance to get postal-mailed a pair of tickets, directly to their door.
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All you have to do is email info@modernmixvancouver.com and tell me what your favorite reason for shopping local is! Submissions will be drawn at random and the winner will be notified in the first week of August!!
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For MMV’s media coverage of Spend on Trend 2008, click here.

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NESTEA’s “Chill on the Hill” – behind the hill interview

…interview with the brains behind the operation, NESTEA’s Wallace Leung, answering our questions on this jam-packed fiesta.

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NESTEA Chill on the Hill (Saturday July 25, 2009)

By Alicia Woodside, MMV Fitness Writer
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Do you like live music, on-the-house virgin caipirinhas, lessons with Olympic athletes, beach volleyball, meet-and-greets with popular bands, half-pipe shows, live music, sun, snow, or beautiful Whistler, B.C.? Oh ya- and what about, when it’s all free?
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There is not a single person who would have difficulty finding something to enjoy at the West-Coast edition of NESTEA Chill on the Hill this Saturday. The event, happening from 10am-4pm on the peak of Whistler Blackcomb, is sure to provide something for everyone: for the active enthusiasts, beach volleyball games, free snowboard tricks workshops led by Olympic snowboarders, and the chance to join or watch a snowboard competition will entice you to the peak. For those who prefer being pampered, NESTEA will have a tea & WIFI lounge serving non-stop mocktails, as well as beach chairs for relaxation. Meanwhile, everyone can delight in House dj’s as well as a free concert, featuring The Stills and Protest the Hero, and a meet-and-greet with both the bands and the athletes. The event is open to public of all ages, and because of the enormous complexity in delivering a snow and beach party, it will only be hitting the West Coast for one jam-packed fiesta.
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What’s the Order of Events?

Beach volleyball: 10am-4pm
SnowPark & Skills workshops: 10am-4pm
InteractiviTEA lounge (WIFI-enabled, with NESTEA mocktails): 10am-4pm
Olympic athletes meet and greet: 11-11:30am, Tent
Protest the Hero live: 12-12:45pm, mainstage
Protest the Hero meet and greet: 1-1:30pm
Tricks competition- ski and snowboard: 1:30-2:30pm, SnowPark
The Stills meet and greet: 2-2:30pm
The Stills live: 3-4pm, mainstage
DJ, with house music: throughout event.

Which athletes will be involved?

Canadian Olympian Justin Lamoureux (Halfpipe), and American Olympian Seth Wescott (Snowboard Cross)

How do participants get to the peak?

It’s about a twenty-minute ride up the mountain [on the new Peak-to-Peak gondola]” (*See NESTEA’s Chill on the Hill Facebook page for a $5-off gondola ticket coupon).
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What should MMV readers wear?
According to NESTEA’s Wallace Leung:

Definitely, first and foremost, if you are skiing and snowboarding, you will have to wear a helmet, but whether t-shirt or snow pants, that’s completely up to you… If you’re a superstar [and don’t wear snow gear]… I’m thinking of myself, I might fall down and get wet! But it’s up to you! Keep in mind that sometimes you may be hitting the snow side, and sometimes the sand side!


What kinds of food will be available?

Vendors at the peak, and participants are also welcome to bring their own picnic.
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For latest event updates, check out Chill on the Hill’s Facebook Page

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