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October Events

Oct. 3 A Modern Classic - Malene Grotrian F/W Launch at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St., Granville Island). Flow meets structure in this fashion event. VIP Guests will enjoy a pre-show reception at the Dockside Lounge with canapes and complimentary beverage. VIP entrance includes preferred seatting and gift bag worth over $300. All guests will enjoy fashion show seating and a post-show celebration. The evening will also include a jazz vocal performance by Dawn Chubai and special film presentation. For more tix or information go to http://www.malenegrotrian.com/modernclassic

Oct. 4 Fall Fashion Show and Dinner at the Saint Street Grill (2514 St. Johns St., Port Moody). Berit Boutique and Joye Designs invite you to evening of fun, food and fashion. Enjoy viewing our newest fashions for this Fall while wining and dining with the girlfriends. $40 includes a 3 course meal ( choice of 3 entrees ). For tickets or more information call 604-931-7400.

Oct. 5 Spa Night at John Casablancas (220 Cambie St.) Come and enjoy the students from JCI class #134 as they offer a $10 spa night that includes Manicures, Pedicures, Make-up, Cake, Beverages and a raffle for 10 gift bags. The night is a fundraiser for their Obsidian Fashion show on Oct. 17th which benefits the Looking Glass Foundation. For more information contact the school at (604) 688-0328.

Oct. 5-7 Eco Fashion Week at Storyeum (142 Water St.) Eco Fashion Week (EFW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating growth and development of sustainable practices in the fashion/clothing industry and will focus solely on environmentally friendly designers and practices. In addition to the focus on fashion, EFW will combine runway shows with presentations, talks and mini-conferences. Tickets are $20 + online processing fees, $25 at the door. For more information, show/presentation schedule and more go to http://www.ecofashion-week.com

Oct. 6 Zulu Jewellery Website Launch Party at Beaumont Studios (316 W. 5th Ave.) The Beaumont Studios is thrilled to be hosting the launch of in-house jewelry designer Urszula Petrykowska's new website - www.zulajewelry.com. The bar will be open. There will be food, DJs, models, you'll be able to surf zulajewelry.com on the big screen, and amazing jewelry will be available for sale. More information at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=256797931025171.

Oct. 8 Nancy Perrault Collections Fall Sample Sale at 80-111 Smith St. There will be new F/W items to show off and sell. Belted capes, faux fur hats, pants, tops, dresses, etc. - mens, womens and lots of one of a kind pieces. Some pieces for the fall fashion show on October 30th - Judas Priest/Lady Starlight After Party - will be revealed. Open event. Cash, Visa or MC accepted. 12:30 - 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 Grand Opening Celebration at Invito Couture (2427 Granville St.) Come and celebrate the opening of the new Invito Couture location. The evening will include door prizes, new arrivals, special pricing and refreshments will be served. 6-9 p.m. RSVP to rsvp@invitocouture.com or phone 604-681-3264. Also check out their website at www.invitocouture.com.

Oct. 13 A Fashion Affair at Jennyfleur Loves (1058 Mainland St. #110). Celebrate Jennyfleur Loves' one year anniversary with an evening of Fall Fashion, shopping and discounts. Enjoy makeup tips from makeup artist, Madeline Holmes, styling advice from fashion & personal stylist, Nicolette Lang-Andersen and a special guest appearance by a talented Vancouver designer. 6-9 p.m. Please RSVP as spaces are limited. More information at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248740331835402

Oct. 14-16 Fall 2011 Shoe Sample Sale at Gizeh Hall (3550 Wayburne, Burnaby). 10,000 paires of ladies size 6-7 and men's size 8-9. Handbags and leather goods also on sale. Prices range form $10-$180. For more information phone 604-985-8859 or email shoesamplesale@shaw.ca.

Oct. 15 Impromptu Gala at Place des Arts ( 120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam). Put on your glad rags and get dolled up for this inaugural gala fundraiser. Inspired by the speakeasy era, Impromptu is an evening of impromptu entertainment, delectable appetizers and other fun surprises (including a Malene Grotrian Fashion experience!). Place des Arts will be transformed into an underground jazz club … la 1920's Chicago: the golden age of jazz, prohibition and fedoras. All proceeds from Impromptu will support the Place des Arts Endowment Fund. 7:00 pm. Tickets $50.00. Details and Tickets at http://www.impromptugala.ca/

OCT. 15, 22, 29 Style Scene at the new Jacqueline Conoir Boutiqe and Studio (164 W. 5th). Join us for a mini fashion show and champagne while gaining insight on the latest fashion trends.5:30-7:30 p.m. Please visit jacquelineconoir.com for more details on featured guests. Style Scene Events please RSVP to info@jacquelineconoir.com.

Oct. 15, 22, 29 Open Studio Saturdays at the Malene Grotrian Studio Boutique (#910, 207 W. Hastings St.) The boutique will be open 11:00am - 4:00pm on these select Saturdays during the month of October. No appointment necessary! Map to Boutique: http://www.malenegrotrian.com/Contact-Us

Oct. 15, 22 Quantum Apparel Sale at 1388 Frances. Made in Canada casual and career wear by mimi+royce and Taylor Brooke. Up to 80% off sizes 2-18 xs-xl, regular and petite. Fall 2011 cozy jackets, novelty tops, layering tops, great fitting bottoms. Friday 2-9pm. Saturday 8-5pm For more nformation call 604 255 6888 x 30.

Oct. 16 (Drop off Date Oct. 9th) Fall Fashion Swap - Gastown location (TBA) It's the last Swap of the season! Got some quality clothes & accessories which are just taking up space in your closets?? Why not exchange them for something fun & 'new' ...and help out your community! Left-overs will be personally given directly to local at-risk & low income families in need. $5 Tickets includes refreshments. If you do not want to participate in the swap but have items to donate, let the organizers know. More information at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=253510494691305¬if_t=event_invite

Oct. 17 Obsidian Fashion Show and Fundraiser at Republic Nightclub (958 Granville St.). Come and enjoy great night that includes a fashion show and a fundraiser for The Looking Glass Foundation. Your $15 ticket includes cover charge, VIP line and 1 free drink. Resident DJ's and live percussionists this evening include - Johnny Omega, Nikky, Mike Mar!no, Farshad, Reign and Princey. Tickets must be purchased from a JCI student to for proceeds to go to the fundraiser. For more information or to get tix email angela_bosch4@hotmail.com.

Oct. 17 Fraser Valley Wedding Festival at the Cascades Casino (20393 Fraser Hwy., Langley). Plan a girls' night out so you can check everything off your wedding to-do list. Shop till you drop at the matrimonial mall and wedding gown sale. Then enjoy the complimentary bridal tearoom where you can indulge until you bulge with wine, cake, cupcakes, and delicious dips into chocolate fondue. 4-8 p.m. Tix $5 (available at the door). For more information contact Nicole Stewart PR - 778.997.1944 or nicole@nicolestewartpr.com

Oct. 19 Kids Up Front 19th Hole at the Rocky Mountaineer Station (1755 Cottrell St.) Known as Vancouver's "most fun fundraiser", we are proud to support this fabulous event that raises funds for underprivileged kids across Greater Vancouver gibing them access to arts, culture, sports and recreation. The 19 hole event includes 14 golf & spa activities, silent & live auction, score card raffle, full course dinner, complimentary beverages, and more! The dinner entertainment will feature a Malene Grotrian fashion show! 5:30pm - 9:30pm. Tickets $50.00. Details and Tickets: http://www.kidsupfrontvancouver.com/programs-events/19th-hole/

Oct. 20 3rd Annual Fall Party at Scout Boutique (152 E. 8th). Come down and let your Scout girls guide you into your fall wardrobe. The night will include a fashion show with models from Morrismore, resident poet Jurek Szmczak and of course drinks and appies. A one night only customer appreciation discount will be offered during the party during the party of 15% off $150 or more, 20% $300 or more!Fashion shows at 8:00 and 9:00. For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127845617316115.

Oct. 20 Tush 2012 Lingerie and Swimwear Launch and Fashion Show at Studio 560 (560 Seymour St.) Hosted by Sarah Rolands, the evening will indlue 2 sensual and sexy Tush fashion shows, photo ops with Tush Models and designer Roberta Cheema, live performance by Cruel Young heart and Tush Afterparty. Doors open at 8 p.m., fashion shows at 10 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For tix or more information go to www.luvngraceaffair.com or call 604-374-5610.

Oct. 20 Talia Designs Fashion Show at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main St.) Come and enjoy Talia Designs semi-annual fashion event. Bring your mother, daughter and sister. There will be wine and cheese, door prizes, the infamous sales rack, special musical appearance by Diva Drum and that first peak at the new Fall/Winter 2011 collection. RSVP to nuritp@shaw.ca or call 604-734-2173.