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Vancouver Fashion Week 2009

It’s that time of the year again. And with a website name like “Modern Mix Vancouver”, it’s only appropriate that we cover the 9th annual Vancouver Fashion Week, which takes place at Storyeum. The opening gala last night at Leone (757 West Hastings Street) featured a melange of fashionable designers, models, media and photographers.

A widespread range of chocolates by Daniel was available for sampling, wine was served in the back corner of the spacious venue, and jewelry and accessories were displayed on glass counter tops as members of the fashion industry mingled and networked throughout the evening. Keep on reading for show schedules, designer highlights, a photography gallery as well as a discount coupon for VFW.

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Theatre at UBC – celebrates world theatre day (March 26th)

Tomorrow, Friday March 26th, is world theatre day and Theatre at UBC is celebrating the occasion by offering $5 rush tickets at the door for the modern comedy classic, The Idiots Karamazov. The show runs at 7:30pm from March 19th to 28th at Frederic Wood Theatre.

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ORB Clothing – Hoodie Swap (Saturday April 4 at 10am)

Orb Clothing (2028 West 4th Avenue) is celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday, April 4 with the second-ever Hoody Swap charity clothing drive to benefit Beauty Night Society. Long story short, if you’re one of the first 50 people through the doors of Orb on Saturday April 4th (starting at 10am), with a used hoody to donate, you will receive a free, brand new Orb hoody in exchange. Your old hoody will then be donated to Beauty Night, a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that provides makeovers and other wellness programs to women and youth in need.
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Also, everyone who visits the store on April 4 will receive an Orb Empowered card, which offers 10% off all Arson Girl and Orb regularly priced items in the store all the time. Spring has arrived and Orb’s beautiful new line is now in stock. Orb’s wardrobe consultants are always be available to provide product information and put together the perfect spring outfit.

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BCAMA – Pattern of Trends (Tuesday March 24)

This is the most fashion-relevant BC American Marketing Association (BCAMA) event that I have come across. It’s early though – 7:30am at Four Seasons Hotel (791 West Georgia Street) with speakers from Bootlegger, Aritzia and Westcomb. The MC is blogger Craig Long of The Commodified (who is now the assistant editor of MONTECRISTO Magazine). On site registration price is $52.50 for non-BCAMA members, $40 for members and $25 for students. I’ll be there if I can get up early enough….. Click here for details.

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AYDEN GALLERY – “Nowhere Else But Here” Opening Reception (March 20)

Ayden Gallery (88 West Pender St) in Tinsletown is having an opening reception for “Nowhere Else But Here” from 7pm to 11pm. Free admission and artists will be in attendance.

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