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Weekend Pick: The 5th Annual Rock the Red Fashion Show at Alhambra Palace Restaurant

When: Saturday, March 22nd, 6pm

Where: Alhambra Palace Restaurant, 1240 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL

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Sultry Swimwear by Caitlin Kelly

Last night, Caitlin Kelly, an up-and-coming swimwear designer, held an exclusive preview runway show on the rooftop of 2 Gold Street. Caitlin graduated from FIT and has since designed for Badgley Mischka, Target, AH Schreiber, and was the head designer for Aerin Rose Swimwear. Her line was so well received that the owner of Jordan Taylor Inc. offered her the opportunity to create her own high end swimwear collection. The exclusive preview last night was the result of that opportunity and she will be showing her Spring/Summer 2013 collection again at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami this July.

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Attire to Inspire: Charity Fashion Show

Breathe LA will be hosting their second annual, eco-friendly charity fashion show on March 8 at the J Lounge in downtown Los Angeles, in support of environmental education and outreach, clean air, asthma control and research, and healthy living standards. The show will be preceded by a cocktail party featuring VIP Lounge, a silent auction, and much more!. After the main event, a post-show party featuring music and dancing will follow the show at 10:00 p.m. Designers will include Yotam Solomon, Moods of Norway, and Louis Verdad. Fashion lovers and party-goers alike should flock to this amazing opportunity for philanthropy combined with entertainment and cutting-edge fashion.

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Charity Events for Every Budget

For those in search of a fun fashion event or cocktail party, check out these affordable upcoming opportunities to enjoy a night out while benefitting a great cause!

This fashion extravaganza benefits Music Unites, which funds and sustains music education programs in underprivileged communities and schools. The evening will witness numerous famed celebrities from the fashion and music world including Keke Wyatt and Project Runway fashion designers from Lifetime’s Project Runway.

Date: February 15, 2012

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Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach: Andrew Charles

Andy Hilfiger (brother of Tommy) and Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler blur the lines between fashion and music to create this latest rock–inspired clothing brand, Andrew Charles. The line recently launched at Macy’s and is exclusive to their “high-end” Impulse Department. Tyler and his 22-year-old daughter Chelsea star in the look book and a series of ads promoting the line.

Inspiration for the collection comes from all things rock & roll. Tyler’s self-described “freak style” was very apparent, but you can clearly see traces of other legendary rock styles from icons like Guns N’ Roses and the Rolling Stones.

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Wasabassco Burlesque's 7th Anniversary Extravaganza

If you want some titillating, sexy, fun, then Wasabassco Burlesque is definitely your cup of tea. Celebrating its 7 Year Anniversary, this Brooklyn-based burlesque show (began in 2004) has become one of the greatest burlesque shows ever. November 4th and 5th you can enjoy over 40 of Wasabassco's favorite performers and over SIX hours of entertainment (can you handle it?). Come out Friday night for a stocking fashion show from PEEK Brooklyn featuring the lovely ladies of Wasabassco, as well as a unique pole dance show (within a show) sponsored by X-Pole, and an exclusive engagement by Chicago's Michelle L'Amour, The Most Naked Woman. Saturday night brings more fun and seduction to the table with a tattoo-art runway walk of performers inked by Scarlet Sinclair of Tattoo Ritual, as well as a special appearance by Outer Borough Brass Band. Don't miss two fabulous nights of striptease, fire eating, hula hooping, and more! Hosts of this magnificent event include Doc Wasabassco, Bastard Keith, GiGi La Femme, Nasty Canasta, Sapphire Jones, and Stormy Leather.

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Nolcha Fashion Week: Part III

This past Monday Nolcha Fashion week featured many incredible designers, ranging from "Carrie Parry" to "Afia". Don Q Rum made another appearance along with Kiss, KROMA natural makeup, and Paul Mitchell. There were three different fashion shows which featured new designers. I attended the most glamorous, elegant, third session at 7PM.

The 7pm Runway show featured newly launched designers and jewelry accessories from Maleku (which were amazingly beautiful). Here's a recap of the amazing indie designers we got a first look at:

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Calling All Models

Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR presents their first annual "The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS" event that will take place September 8th in New York City. Reality Stars will join forces and walk the runway for this amazing, philanthropic event.

All of the proceeds will benefit AIDS United, an organization that works to fund AIDS nonprofits throughout the U.S. The fundraising goal for the evening is $300,000+, and we need your help to achieve this goal!

And here is the fun part... Models Are Needed!

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Fashion Has Heart Charity Fashion Show and Exhibition

The "Fashion Has Heart" Charity fashion show and exhibition will take place on July 28, 2011 from 6:00 pm- 11:00 pm in Hells Kitchen, NYC. The Fashion Has Heart charity event will be benefiting Have a Heart Children's Cancer Society, a charity group focused on alleviating the financial burdens of children cancer patients' families by helping with mortgage payments, medical bills, household expenses, and other needs as well as improving their quality of life. The Fashion Has Heart social initiative is intended to raise money for critical research and patient service programs for child cancer patients.

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Fashion Against Gun Violence

“I Just Wanna Be ___.” Fashion Show

June 16, 2011 6 PM – 8:30 PM

ZOUK LOUNGE 703 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75202

Overcoming tragedy by taking the runway, event coordinators London Langston, Etiera Ashford and Brittany Albercrombie have put together a charity fashion show tackling the prevention of gun violence by showcasing some of Dallas’ own aspiring models, designers, and other young entrepreneurs trying to make it in the industry.

Each of the ladies have been the victim of gun violence in some form and this Thursday, June 16, 2011 they will shine light on such a dark, grim trend that has yet to die. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased by contacting Etiera Ashford at (469) 693 - 0697. Even if you can not attend donations for the cause would be greatly appreciated.