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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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The “Boyfriend Blazer”

Despite the crazy Vancouver weather, spring is almost upon us and that means getting rid of the heavy winter parkas and exchanging them for a lighter option. Ironically, this new piece in my wardrobe came from raiding my mom’s closet before she left on vacation. A black, three-button tailored, “longer-than-average” BCBG blazer which can only now be labeled as a “boyfriend blazer”.

Occasionally described as retro or vintage, my personal description of The Boyfriend Blazer is more “stylish corporate”. This fairly new label in the fashion world allows a casual outfit to be dressed up with added style, without feeling out of place. Continue reading for five ways to wear The Boyfriend Blazer.

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Kwantlen Fashion Show (Wednesday April 1, 2009)

Watch 27 graduating Kwantlen fashion students showcase their designs at The Show on April 1, 2009 at the River Rock Theater (8811 River Road). Matinee tickets for the 1:00pm and 3:30pm show are $15 while the 7:30pm evening show is $30. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, stay tuned for a review on Modern Mix Vancouver.

Dubbed The Show, this year’s stage will feature one of the most exciting and diverse range of collections ever presented by this program. Designers reach new markets such as motorcycle menswear for boomers, eco?friendly bridal gowns, and travel wear for boys.

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Two of Hearts Boutique – Sample Sale (March 14 to March 22)

Two of Hearts Boutique (3728 Main Street) is not even a month old and already having its first sample sale! Check it out for 25% to 70% off select samples from local brands including Two of Hearts, CiCi and Togs.

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Two of a Few – Sale/Party (Thursday March 5, 2009)

The second annual sale/party at Two of Few (354 Water Street) is this Thursday March 5th from 7pm to 10pm. There will be drinks and snacks and discounts on Vancouver-based Ashley Watson‘s new Spring Collection as well as discounts on other items in the store. Ashley Watson is known for her use of recycled leather in her bags, wallets and accessories.

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styleCANVAS – model casting call (March 3 & 4, 2009)

styleCANVAS, an upcoming fashion print magazine, is holding a drop-in model casting call on March 3rd and 4th from 1pm to 4pm at UBC. Wear a white tank top, dark jeans and black heels. For more information, check out the Facebook Event.

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