Fashion Week hits the Hub

Hey Pop! Fiends,

If you’re into the latest trends on the runway (or even if you’re not),  Fashion Week in Boston has officially begun, Sept. 24 to Oct. 1.  So, hit the Hub this weekend and check out the fashions, or the models, (your choice) and enjoy! Don’t forget that for some of the events, including events on Sept. 24, you need to have a reservation. For a complete listing of events visit Boston Fashion Week

Friday, Sept. 24

BYOB with OoOTiE and M bar at the Mandarin Hotel: 5 to 8 p.m. This event is BYOB – Bring Your Own Bow-tie. Don’t have a bow-tie? Need some tying lessons? Come check out OoOtie’s bow-ties at one of the finest locations in Boston. Located M Bar, 776 Boylston St., Boston. E-mail or

Exposure: Couture & Chocolat: 6 p.m. A toast to local couturiers in Boston’s favorite and undeniably fashion-forward chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat. Premiere of “Behind the Design” – a unique portrayal of New England’s design professionals and some of their most fabulous fashion creations photographed in local settings, created and produced by Tracy Aiguier and Terri Mahn. Featured designers include: Millie Bautista, Catalina de la Torre, Michael DePaulo, Daniel Faucher, Alfred Fiandaca, Marie Galvin, Jeff Lahens, Sam Mendoza, Nirva, Jonathan Joseph Peters and Alan Rouleau. Located at Hotel Chocolat, 141A Newbury Street, Boston. Open to the public, space permitting.

Industry Ten: 9 p.m. Ten local fashion aficionados have come together to host an evening celebrating Boston Fashion Week 2010. Rub elbows with many of the designers and models who will be showing the rest of the week. Kick off the week in proper style. Music by DJ Michael Savant.Your hosts: Katie Archambault, The Liberty Hotel; Jay Calderin, Boston Fashion Week; William George, James Joseph Salon; Alexandra Hall, Boston Magazine; Christopher Haynes, CBH Communications; Rachel Moniz, The Liberty Hotel; Christopher Myers, Myers + Chang; Michael Nedeau, Party by Design; Riccardo Rodriguez, Coldwell Banker; Marc Orfaly, Pigalle. RSVP required. RSVP to Chris Haynes at Located at Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston.

Saturday, Sept. 25
The Launch of Vera Bradley’s Winter 2010 Collection: 9 to 10:30 a.m. As Vera Bradley’s Brand Ambassador, Joan, daughter of Vera Bradley and sister of co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, will enlighten and entertain you with personal anecdotes about Vera Bradley’s history, their designs and the remarkable women behind it all; also see Vera Bradley’s Winter 2010 Collection Launched. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP requested: or 508-966-0847. Located at The Paper Store of Bellingham, Charles River Plaza, 257 Hartford Avenue, Bellingham, Mass.
And a second showing from noon to 1:30 p.m., at The Paper Store of Dedham, Legacy Place, 320 Legacy Place Drive, Dedham, Mass. RSVP requested: or 781-326-1759.

Independent Designer’s Market/I.D. Market: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., free. Boston’s most talented independent artists and designers show and sell their work at this upscale designer market.Kimberly at or 908-420-1509 or visit Located at the Ben Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 East Berkeley Street, Boston Mass.

Fashion 101 for Teens: 2 p.m. The L.A. Times calls Form, Fit & Fashion, “A new fashion bible for designers, aspirers and the just plain curious, this tome contains all the secrets.” Meet author Jay Calderin and learn about a career in fashion. Presented by the School of Fashion Design. Boston Public Library, Copley Branch, Boston, Mass. Complimentary admission, space permitting.

Conor Doherty Fashion Artist’s Reception: 2 to 4 p.m. An exhibit of one of Boston’s leading fashion photographers, Conor Doherty. The library is pleased to present his work as the first exhibit in their <2010/11> exhibition season. Ashland Public Library, Downstairs Picture Gallery, 66 Front St., Ashland, Mass. For more information call 508-881-0134 or e-mail

Scaasi: An American Couturier: 6 p.m. At the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston Mass. Opening reception.By invitation only. Visit the MFA online about the exhibit

CHIC — Cure Her In Couture: 7 to 11 p.m. Two Runway Shows and Teal Design Competition | Stuart Weitzman Fall 2010 and Michael De Paulo Spring 2011 | hosted by Tonya Mezrich to benefit Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer. Tickets $100. Contact or  508-655-5412. Located at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. RSVP required.

ds Fashion Show: 8 p.m. An extensive runway and vendor show consisting emerging designers from Canada, China, Virgin Islands, FL, WA, Boston, NYC and more. Over 20 designers will gather to show their talent on one of he biggest runway shows in New England area at the prestigious, The Castle by Park Plaza Hotel. Our three featured designers include: Huong Vu (Virgin Islands), Vivian Aronson(MN) and Janice Louise Miller (Canada). Hosted by Lacey Wilson Miss Massachusetts 2010. Located at The Castle, Park Plaza Hotel, 64 Arlington Road, Boston, Mass. General Admission at $50, VIP: $100, $120 and $140.

Drea Designs Couture Fashion Show: 5 to 9 p.m. Drea Designs Couture fashion show sponsored by T-Mobile and excepting donations for Quincy Medical Center. Free to enter from 5 to 9 p.m. Located at Splash Ultra Lounge, 150 Kneeland St., Boston, Mass. For more information call 617-426-6397 or e-mail

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