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February Events

Feb. 4 - Mar. 1 Annual Student Scholarships exhibition at Circle Craft Gallery (1 - 1666 Johnston St., Net Loft Granville Island). Circle Craft Cooperative Association is excited to present their Annual Student Scholarships Exhibition featuring Chelsea Mainwaring, Kootenay School of the Arts; Ana Sousa, Capilano University, Textile Arts Program; and, Andrea Rokosz, Vancouver Community College, Jewellery Program. Daily 10 am - 7 pm, Free Admission. For more information call 604-669-8021.

Feb. 10 Behind The Seams/Trend Talks - Dish About Jacqueline And Dish at JC Studio (46 W. 6th Ave.) Stay up to date with the latest fashion trends and how you can weave in new pieces into your existing wardrobe. Come get the DISH on DISH Jeans from a special guest. With a Jacqueline Conoir S/S 2011 purchase you will be entered to win a pair of DISH Jeans. 5:30PM - 7:30PM, Trend Talk show starts 6 p.m. RSVP to info@jacquelineconoir.com.

Feb. 10 A Valentine's Day Teaser at Chloe Angus Design (4273 Dunbar). Let us get you in the mood for Valentine's Day! Indulge in complimentary Aphrodisiacs, bubbly of your choice, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere at Chloƫ Angus. The event will feature lingerie by Patricia Fieldwalker, jewelry by local designers, sexy aprons to make your Valentine extra sassy this year and in-house astrology readings ! Enter our Valentine's Day draw to win a romantic night at the Opus Hotel. 4-8 p.m. For more information call (604)224-2456.

Feb. 10 An Evening of Indulgence at Blushing Boutique (579 Richards St.) Indulge your senses! Enjoy an evening with chocolate fountain, goodies and cocktails. Learn Holly beauty tricks from Shauna Magrath of Beauty Ink Gallery and enjoy a 15% discount on new spring arrivals. Every purchase givesy ou a chance to win a fabulous Shelley Klassen design of your choice. 6-9 p.m. For more information go to www.blushingboutique.com.

Feb. 11 "Cirque d' Etrange" at Republic Nightclub (958 Granville St.) BCITMA 2nd Annual Fashion Show promises to again be a sold out event. The night is themed upon a circus extravaganza, showcasing various works of local Vancouver designers, runway models, and hair and makeup artists. Doors open at 8 pm. Tix $10. For more information go to http://bcitma.com/index.php/upcoming-events/

Feb. 11, 24 Open Studio Boutique at the Malene Grotrian Gastown Studio Boutique (910-207 W. Hastings. St.) Stop by anytime throughout the day, no appointment needed. Two dates available for your convenience. 11:00am - 7:00pm. For more information call the studio at (604) 568-0666.

Feb. 12 BUN presents - "Wear the Fairytale" at 560 Art Lounge (560 Seymour St.) Enjoy an evening with Vancouver's Fashionistas, trendsetters, & chic urbanites at an exclusive Pre-Valentine's Day evening of cocktails, networking & jewellery. Meet the talented designer, Carola Alder, try on a few designs and a sneak peek of the custom pieces made for Lady Gaga & Lady Starlight. 8 pm - 11 pm. For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/marilyn.r.wilson?ref=profile#!/event.php?eid=196206710393378.

Feb. 12 Evolution: Fashion-Music-Ball at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St.) Enjoy a glamourous night that will include D. J's; a fashion show featuring sexy lingerie fashions and avant-garde gowns; live musical performances; and the Damask Ball, the sickest dance battle Vancouver's ever seen. Partial proceeds to benefit A Loving Spoonful. 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Dress code - Provocateur. Tix $40 - available at http://evolution2011.eventbrite.com/

Feb. 12, 13 Nimany Trunk Show at 870 E. Cordova St. Check out the latest collection of Nimany t-shirts, jackets as well a favourites from the previous seasons, leather accessories, bags, scarves and more. 2 - 6 p.m. For more information check out the Facebook event pages at http://www.facebook.com/marilyn.r.wilson?ref=profile#!/event.php?eid=101981136544017

Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5 Behind the Seams - Style Sessions at JC Studio (46 W. 6th). Gain insight from our professional stylists on upcoming trends and how to develop your personal style. Stay up to date with the latest fashion trends and how you can weave in new pieces to your existing wardrobe. 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Trend Talk and Shopping event. RSVP to info@jacquelineconoir.com.

Feb. 14 Cut for the Cure/Blood Dive in Support of Dan Nguyen at Lure Hair Salon (#180-840 Howe St.) Free haircut with a minimum $30 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Canadian Blood Services will be also be at the salon running a blood donation clinic and copies of the current VFE collectible will be for sale as a part of their fund raising efforts. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information or to book an appointment call the salon at 604-669-5873.

Feb. 15 (zero.O.lab) launch at My Sister's Closet (1092 Seymour St.) (zero.O.lab) is a collective of artists, designers and creative thinkers creating opportunities to redefine fashion. The evening will feature an installation of the first series of garments produced under the (zero.O.lab) label - all created from donated clothing that could not be sold in the store. There will also be a performance installation by artist Shannon Lazzarotto, music by Sunday's Best and much, much more!!!!!! 7-9 p.m. To attend our launch and join our mailing list for updates please contact us at the.zero.lab@gmail.com.

Feb. 17 Style Soiree at the Malene Grotrian Gastown Studio Boutique (910-207 W. Hastings. St.) Join us for a very special evening featuring Vancouver's finest dating coach for the professional woman, Mick Lolekonda. 6 pm. Send in your questions when you RSVP and Mick will present answers to these questions at the Style Soiree! RSVP to jenna@malenegrotrian.com or 604-568-0666.

Feb. 18 The ML Cardigan Party at The Modline's 3rd (1216 Bute St.) This annual fashion show features Spring/Summer 2011 styles from Generation Next winner Sofia Clothing and Dahlia Drive and make up from Elements Mineral Makeup. Don your best, or cheesiest, cardigan and let the good times roll. Tickets are $15 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm, fashion show at 7 pm. For more information please visit: www.sofiaclothing.com, www.dahliadrive.com, www.elementsminerals.com To be placed on the guest list please contact: amanda@themodline.com

Feb. 19 The Asian Bridal Show at The Bollywood Banquet Hall (8166 128th St., Surrey). Guests see the latest trends and meet one-on-one with quality vendors. All registered brides have a chance to win a $50,000 Dream Wedding package and the first 200 registered brides will be entered in a draw to win a honeymoon package. Every person who walks through the door will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in the Market Place. 11 am - 7 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets go to http://www.asianwedding.ca/weddingshows.html.

Feb. 19 Strike a Pose at the Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews). An evening of fashion, beauty, photography and friendship, all in support of the BC Paraplegic Association. Included will be guest speaker Teri Thorson, fashion show by Nicole Bridger and body politic, mini-makeover and fashion shoot, refreshments, raffle prizes and a silent auction. For more information or to RSVP (required) call Lydia at 604-326-1230 or email lwalczak@bcpara.org.

Feb. 21 Deadline to enter The Diamond Race to be held on Mar. 5Th - see information below.

Feb. 22-25 Eco Fashion Week (Location TBA). At EFW a selection of the best Eco-designers from around the world come together to showcase their latest collections of environmentally friendly, trend-setting fashion. The week also includes seminars tailored to meet the interests of buyers, designers and consumers looking for information and resources related to Eco-friendly practices in the clothing industry. For more information go to www.ecofashion-week.com.

Feb. 26 2nd Anniversary Party at Two of Hearts Boutique (3728 Main St.) Come by and help us celebrate our 2nd anniversary. The evening will include door prizes, champagne, cake and a mini-fashion show presenting awesome pieces from our spring collections. 6-9 p.m., with fashion show at 7:30. For more information call 604-568-0998.

Feb. 27 Mi Kemistry Runway Show at Guilt And Co. (1 Alexander Street, Downstairs of Chill Winston). For more information phone 604.288.1704.

Feb. 27 Marquee, "Feel Like a Star", 83rd Academy Awards Screening at Caprice Nightclub (Granville and Nelson). Come and enjoy this great Academy Awards Soiree. The evening will include a Red Carpet Reception, great food, custom cocktails, industry guest hosts, the Traz Girls, music by the Myles Bigelow Band, celebrity MC's, great prizes, star swag bags and more. Tickets are $60 in advance, $80 at the door. Proceeds to benefit the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation. Presented by Posh Entertainment and Traz Productions. For information on tickets please email Marilyn Wilson at marilyn@vancouverfashionezine.com.

Mar. 2 LuvNGrace & Redworld present Red Carpet Couture Fashion Shows and The Eileen Ford Film Preview At Club 560 (560 Seymour St.) Join host Sarah Rowland for an evening of fashion, accessories, art & media! Enjoy S/S '11 fashion shows by Eva Chen, Nancy Perreault and Gentille Allouette and a preview screening of "The Life and Times of Eileen Ford." Tunes spun by DJ Danielle Evangelista, art by Jimmy Cummins, musical performance by Cruel Young Hearts as well as Luxe Beauty Lounge, Streetcat Designs, Bun, Earth Essence Jewellers and more. $25 Advance -$30 Door. For tickets or information call Vernard Goud at (604) 374-5610 (M-S-9-9) or go to http://www.luvngraceaffair.com/

Mar. 2 Gala. Glam. Give at Birks Flagship Store (698 W. Hastings). Join us for an evening that includes a Celebrate Women Fashion Show featuring Malene Grotrian designs and celebrity models, gourmet fare by Savoury City, exclusive raffle prizes and great live and silent auction. All proceeds support Ovarian Cancer Canada. 5:30-8:30. For tickets go to https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TicketingWelcome.aspx?EventID=62675&LangPref=en-CA&Referrer=direct%2fnone.

Mar. 3 Gorgeous Pop Up Party at Xhale Beauty Lounge (Suite 108 - 18640 Fraser Hwy, Surrey). Come and enjoy an evening of Fashion, Music and Entertainment. Included in the evening will be a fashion show featuring The Queen of Jean's S/S11 collection, live performance by Sara Lynn, Jennifer Ruth of Let's Makeup, Gift Bags, Prize Draws and Light Refreshments. Doors open a 7 pm. Tix $15. For more information or to purchase tickets go to http://www.saralynn.com/fun_stuff/gorgeous-pop-up-at-exhale-beauty-lounge/.

Mar. 4 Carnival - Rio Azul Annual Latin Party at Jupiter Lounge Bar (1216 Bute). Organized by Maria Cuervo Events and Jorge Posada Photography, the evening will feature DJ Julio Montero, The Brazilian Samba Show, Rueda De Casino, Sala, Merengue, Samba, Regueton and a S/S '11 fashion show by Rio Azul Latin Boutique. Doors open at 7, fashion show at 9. Tickets are $15 and available at Rio Azul - 638 W. Broadway or online at www.rioazul.ca. For more information phone 604-738-4646.

Mar. 5 Diamond Race (deadline for entry Feb. 21) - "A Race for a Diamond and a Cure". The Diamond Race is a one day event where teams of two people in a committed relationship race around Vancouver in an "Amazing Race" style competition for one carat cushion cut diamond from Suman Bakshi of Lux Jewels (value approximately $12,000). Proceeds will be donated to the Rare Disease Foundation in honor of Bakshi's mother, the late Mrs. Ram Kumari Bakshi. For more information or to enter, go to http://www.diamondrace.ca/.