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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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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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Think City – “Vancouver Stories” Event (Thursday March 19)

Think City “, a society in existence since 2002, helps generate ideas for a “21st Century Vancouver” and helps local citizens understand the issues facing their communities while developing collective solutions to protect the environment, strengthen local economies, advance democratic rights and ensure access to quality public services.
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On Thursday March 19th (7pm to 10pm) join Think City for an evening for Vancouver stories at Heritage Hall on Main Street (3102 Main Street at 15th). This storytelling event will includecocktails and a silent auction featuring Vancouver memorabilia and stories past and present told by Vancouver notables including CBC Radio’s Bill Richardson. For more information and to purchase tickets ($50), click here.

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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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Vancouver Fashion Week (March 24th to 29th)

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.
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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

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QOOLA – Grand Opening Party (Feb. 14th)

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.
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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.
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