Widely recognized as a global platform for designers, Vancouver Fashion Week has become the West Coast’s most prestigious event, bringing together 15,000 designers, buyers, local and international media and the city’s fashionable set.
Now in its 8th year, VFW will kicks off the Fall/Winer 2009 runway collections in Whistler, BC at Garfinkel’s (Whistler’s largest nightclub and live concert venue) with a runway show featuring trends in snowboard and ski wear. The rest of the runway shows will be at Storyeum (142 Water Street) in Gastown. Thursday brings a focus on local designers, Friday features sustainable clothing lines, Saturday showcases international designers and the week finishes off on Sunday with streetwear.
Recognized as a global platform for designers and sponsors, VFW has become the West coast’s most prestigious event, bringing together a captive audience of 15,000+. Now celebrating its ninth year, VFW has established itself as a highly successful and widely recognized event providing a forum to nurture and celebrate the fashion industry in Vancouver. In recent years, VFW has featured internationally acclaimed designers including Versace, Parasuco, Rocawear, Ecko and Anna Sui in addition to emerging designers, such as Patricia Fieldwalker, David Dickson and Sanjana Jon.
For a complete designer line-up, schedule and show info, or to purchase tickets visit vanfashionweek.com
Celebrating its 5th year of publication, Cinephile (UBC’s film journal) will be screening the award-winning, Canadian zombie comedy “Fido” at the Pacific Cinémathèque (1131 Howe Street) on March 3rd at 7pm. Director Andrew Currie will be in attendance for a Q&A. Guests will be well supplied with beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and a bevy of exciting door prizes and silent auction items.
The fundraiser is part of Cinephile’s ongoing effort to keep our non-profit graduate film journal (the only one in print in Canada) alive and thriving from year to year. The event also marks the launch of Cinephile’s first 2009 issue: “Far From Hollywood: Alternative World Cinema.”
Fido takes place in a 1950s-esque alternate universe where radiation from space has turned the dead into zombies. Fido stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, and Dylan Baker and exemplifies a clever balance of the light-hearted and perverse; it is a darkly comic zombie film layered with genre parody and political commentary about US Homeland security.
Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the 50’s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbour, and rotting zombies deliver the mail. A corporation was born: ZomCon, who defeated the legions of the undead years ago. Since then, they have domesticated the zombies and made them our industrial workers, our domestic servants – a productive part of society. ZomCon would like the people of Willard to believe they have everything under control…but do they?
$15 for adults | $12 for Students (or 2 for $20) | Frederic Wood Box Office: 604.822.2678
Modern Mix Vancouver visited Qoola (1116 Denman Street at Davie) for frozen yogurt and sampled four different flavors of fresh frozen yogurt, ate two full sized yogurts topped with fruit, had a waffle topped with syrup and fresh fruit, and a bowl of super-healthy acai breakfast bowl with bananas and got sent off two cups of tea for the road. With our brains loaded full of information about business plans, green initiatives, a commitment to freshness, grassroots marketing and our tummies full of frozen yogurt, we are excited to be working on an upcoming article featuring Qoola.
In the meantime, check them out for yourselves at Qoola’s in-store official grand opening party this Saturday, February 14th from noon to midnight. Anyone who brings in 2 cans of non-expired food on that date will receive a free Small “Qoolala” with 1 topping of your choice. All canned food will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
Facebook Event: HERE.
I don’t know how to say it any better! So here is the press release information for Yaletown’s Hamilton Street “Doll-It-Up” Beauty hop on February 14th and 15th:
Meet the prettiest block that Yaletown’s got at the Hamilton Street Doll-It-Up Beauty Hop! Home sweet home to Skoah, Beautymark, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Noir Lash Lounge and Boudoir. To celebrate the date, every shop is doling out sweets and treats and a $25 gift certificate to Boudoir with any service booked for February 14th. Get primped in just one stop, this Valentine’s Day or any day you need a little pretty. Skoah will be sending all their facial guests go home with a Lover’s Loot bag filled with cheeky treats and surprises guaranteed to spice up the weekend.
Down the block, Beautymark has a goodie bag of deluxe-sized samples of their fabulous brands to go with that fabulous makeover. Just a few doors down, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers up 7 catwalk quality styles or whatever your a-la-carte-heart desires. As if the hair isn’t enough, cover is covered at Love Lockdown (Feb. 15, Republic). Right next door, Noir Lash Lounge is giving away those coveted Noir mirrors and products from Skoah with every lashing. The perfect finish to a perfect day of pampering? Bring your gift certificate to Boudoir to find the perfect dress to fit any occasion. We’ve lined it all up, now just come down and visit the Hamilton Street Doll-It-Up Beauty Hop.
My friend Melody from Cup of Red sent me an invitation to Pearl Drops Teahouse‘s “Open Teahouse Cocktail Night” @ 422 Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby. If you’re in the area, you should stop by for tea beverage sampling and yummy hord ‘oeuvres from 7pm to 10pm. There will also be door prizes. Who knows, maybe this will be your new favorite watering hole for Asian beverages and more! For more information, check out the Facebook Event.