In November, Blanche Macdonald hosted its annual graduation fashion show at Saint Andrew’s Wesley Church and invited family, friends and the local media to experience and celebrate Vancouver’s next generation …
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.
For the MMV review of this event last year, click here.
The Main Street Swagger Fashion Show is a collaboration of local companies like Hotbox Accessories, Scout Boutique, Thriller Shop, Lace Embrace, and Pesky Peacocks. Head down to this event on Thursday, April 30 at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway). The doors open at 8PM and show begins at 9PM. Be inspired by East Vancouver fashion through the ages with the Main Street Swagger Fashion Show. Expect “decades of decadence” all in one night, with fashion styles involving hipsters, scenesters, retro vintage, pin up girls, 80’s pop, hip hope, skater boys, fetish wear and more. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door or in advance at Hotbox Accessories (2560 Main Street).
Changes offers shoppers “lightly used” designer clothing, for “real women”. The clothing is both from consignment and store buy-outs, ranging from $20- $160, and accessories from local and Canadian hand craft designers, ranging from $3 -$60. Changes strives to provide for the modern women who is not constrained by sizes or media influences because, “size means absolutely squat!”
The Lav & Kush Fall 2008 Fashion Show at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street) was a great preview to its autumn collection. As the models paced briskly down the catwalk, with a single peacock feather adorning their hair, the loose-fitting and comfortable pieces from Lav & Kush flowed down the runway. The colors were generally solid, dark blocks but with a hint of subtle playfulness; the occasional ruffle, pleat or pocket makes the look less ordinary.