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February 2010 Issue | Cover story - Orange NYC | Lingerie - Christine Morton | Designer Update - Christopher Bates | Student - Mandy Lau |
| Fashion History - Richard Hawley | New Face - Nicole | Fashion Pro - Natasha Campbell | Retail - Body Politic | Events | Fashion Schools Overview |

February Events list

Feb 4 Evolve Trunk Show at Planet Claire (212 Abbott St.). Grab your friends and come enjoy some wine and cheese while checking out the latest Noon Solar business satchels by Evolve and receive a 10% discount on purchases. At the same time, browse the wide selection of unique selection of men's and women's clothing by both local and international designers (up to 50% off!). For more information email claire@planetclaire.ca or visit the website at www.planetclaire.ca.
Feb 4 Dotted Loop Trunk Show at body politic (208 E. 12th). Join us for a glass of wine and a sneak preview of dotted loop's Spring collections at the fabulous Body Politic sustainable fashion store! 6-8 p.m. For more information email info@dottedloop.com or phone body politic at 604-568-5528.
Feb 4 Dealers and Dolls at JC Studios (46 W. 6th). Come mingle in a casino style atmosphere, gamble with your JC Playing Chips, and enjoy a Jacqueline Conoir fashion showcase. Compete for a $500 shopping spree, door prizes, complimentary drinks and canapes. Tickets are $100 and you receive a $100 JC Studio Gift Certificate & playing chips to compete for prizes. Dress to impress. RSVP early to natalie@jcstudio.ca as there are limited tickets available. For more information go to www.jcstudio.ca.
Feb 4 Passion for Fashion & Food at Chic Headquarters (4453 Main Street). From 6 to 7 PM Enjoy wine, nibblies and then hit the streets and shop, eat or drink! Upper Main Street is filled with unique boutiques and fantastic restaurants. Participating merchants will be open until 9 p.m. to welcome you. Each business will be doing something special for ChicWalkers! Free event. For more information go to http://www.chicwalks.com/event_main.html.
Feb 4 Sample sale at Catherine Regehr (201-120 West 3rd Ave). Designer samples, fabric, discontinued stock, graduation and bridal gowns. Over 50% off! 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm for information phone 604 734 9339.
Feb 5 World's Top Fashion Photographer: Raphael Mazzucco at STUDIO 538 (538 Cambie Street ). Lancome & LuvNGrace Entertainment present an exclusive Red Carpet Fashionista, Socialite and Models Party for World Reknowned Fashion Photographer Raphael Mazzucco that will include DJ's, celebrities, a fashion show and more. Doors open at 9 p.m. $30 in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets go to http://www.luvngraceaffair.com, phone Vernard at (604) 374-5610 (M-S-9-9) or email aphexvancouver@shaw.ca.
Feb 6 The Heart On at Box Studios (1622 Franklin). Featuring a brilliant line-up of local DJ's, musicians, artists, dancers and clothing designers, this event will celebrate what artists do for the love of their craft. Blo Blow Dry Bar, Noir Lash Lounge, Sugar Cane Skincare, The Lab Magazine and Blanche MacDonald's Makeup Students will also be celebrating on-site with swag and more! Doors open at 9 p.m.. Admission $8 at the door. For more information phone (604) 812-8235.
Feb 11 Annual Valentines Day Chocolate Affair at Blushing Boutique (579 Richards St). Come and enjoy Chocolate Galore, Nibbles and of course a splash of wine. Plus, enter to win a *Fabulous Blushing Valentines Makeover*! For more information contact the store at 604.709.3485.
Feb 11- 28 Canamade 2010 Winter Market. (151 W Cordova). Featuring over 120 Canadian artists and designers (many local) it is the perfect place to find that stylish gift, meet the artist or to bring visitors looking for a unique souvenir. There will be an full Aboriginal area, a DJ and a lounge with 10 big screen monitors where you can have a glass of wine or beer while you take in some of the events. 11am to 8pm. $2 Admission. For more information visit the website at www.canamade.com.
Feb 13 One Year Anniversary Party at the Two of Hearts Boutique (3728 Main St.). Come enjoy a mini fashion show and receive a 10% discount off the new spring collections from CiCi, Two of Hearts and Togs Design. Cake and champagne will be served so don't miss out! 6-9 p.m. with the fashion show at 7 p.m. For more information phone 604-568-0998 or email info@two-of-hearts-clothing.com.
Feb 13-14 Talia Designs Studio Sale (8445 Duff St.). Just in time for Valentine's day! Come and shop for that special item and receive 50% off. For more information call 604-734-2173 or email nurit@shaw.ca
Feb 19 Eco Fashion Forward Fundraising Night at the Vancouver Public Library Promenade (350 W. Georgia). Come enjoy an evening filled with international performers, live painting, DJ and a fashion show featuring eco wear by local designers Adhesif Clothing, Ashley Watson, Dotted Loop, Kim Cathers Elements, Nixxi and WE3. Tickets are $45 and only available online at ecofashionforward.eventbrite.com. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit the David Suzuki Foundation. For more information visit the website at www.vefw.com.
Feb 20-21 East West Wedding Show at the Bollywood Banquet Hall & Covention Centre (201-8166 128 Street, Surrey). Showcasing Wedding Planners, Fashions Accessories, Hair, Skincare & Beauty, Health & Fitness, Mind & Body, Home, Decor and Travel Tourism with breath taking away fashion shows by Armaan DBG & Wellgroomed, and amazing Entertainment! Win up to $10,000 in door prizes and a $5000 ring. Doors open at 11 a.m. Fashion shows at 1 and 4. Tix $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For tickets and information contact Harminder at 778-908-6412 or 604-502-0087
Now thru Mar 21 (Fashion show on Feb 27) Plastic Fantastic: Men's and Women's Clothing of the 1960's at the Langley Centennial Museum (9135 King St, Fort Langley). Local historians Ivan Sayers and C. Jahnke have brought there high-end and quirky fashions to the museum, including names like Christian Dior, Rudi Gernreich, and Mary Quant. Call the museum at 604.888.3922 to get your tickets to the accompanying 1960's fashion shows, held on Saturday, February 27th at the Fort Langley Community Hall. Matinee 2:00pm - 3:30pm or evening 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Tickets $21.

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FMA Entertainment Weekly Media Launch
by Marilyn R. Wilson
Photography by Peter Jensen

January 28th saw the official media launch for the highly anticipated TV show - FMA Entertainment Weekly. Based on the annual FMA Vancouver Gala, this half-hour entertainment and lifestyle show covers West Coast lifestyle trends as well as topics such as health, beauty, fitness, hotspots and culture. This VIP event will also form the basis for the show's "Olympic Edition" airing in a few weeks.

Held at the posh Circa Restaurant and Lounge, a snow machine set the tone on the red carpet where the evening began with photo and interview opportunities. Industry and media insiders rubbed elbows while sipping cocktails and tasting a few of the restaurant's tantalizing hors d'ouevres. Guests could also watch on-camera interviews for an upcoming episode being taped at two location inside the venue as well as a live performance by Bobby James. Two of those interviewed included Loverboy's Mike Reno and Jon Paul Holt, owner of the Avant Garde Hair Salon, who was there launching sales for the Van'Kerchief - a fundraiser benefiting BC Children's Hospital (www.vankerchief.com). For those night owls in attendance, an after party at the Barcelona Ultra Lounge kept the excitement going until the wee hours of the morning.

Be sure to look for upcoming episodes of FMA Entertainment Weekly on KVOS (23/12) television, Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.

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