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Gallery: Pink Boots Ball

Carolina Breast Friends held their seventh annual Pink Boots Ball on Sept. 15, filling Carmel Country Club with a wash of pink boots and flowers. After an evening of dining and live and silent auctions, the Soul Psychedelique Orchestra made sure that the rest of the party was anything but silent.

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Gallery: Storybook Ball

The Ronald McDonald Houses annual gala was based this year on the tales of J.M. Barries Peter Pan. Tinker Bell and Dr. Hook greeted patrons, while others dressed as Pan, Wendy and others danced late into the night. Families that have made use of the Ronald McDonald House also spoke to the audience.The Ronald McDonald Houses annual gala was based this year on the tales of J.M. Barries Peter Pan. Tinker Bell and Dr. Hook greeted patrons, while others dressed as Pan, Wendy and others danced late into the night. Families that have made use of the Ronald McDonald House also spoke to the audience.

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Woofstock

Charlottes celebration of all things canine, Woofstock, held its eighth annual festival Sept. 10. Put together by Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue, the event featured dogs in all shapes and sizes. With the closing of Amos Southend in the coming months, Woofstock will be moving to another location in 2017.

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Women Who Lead Luncheon

The 14th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Sept. 10 at Marriott City Center celebrated a number of women that have made an impact on the communities around them, with Sarah Stevenson receiving Lifetime Achievement honors. Along with the long-running HATitude competition, featuring the biggest and the baddest hats in the room, men were also recognized, in a bowtie competition.

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When 1930s glamour meets 1970s disco chic

The best of 1930s glamour - body-conscious, A-line sheaths and collarless jackets - are joining the coolest of 1970s disco chic (think belted trenches and printed tunics) to create a millennial style that's as dressy as it is sporty.

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London Fashion Week hits climax with Burberry, Erd

Luxury British fashion house Burberry unveiled its highly anticipated display at London Fashion Week Monday, an opulent affair featuring frilly blouses, velvet blazers and silky pajama shirts - for both men and women. Elsewhere, Christopher Kane and Erdem were among designers showing off their newest collections to the fashion pack before they jet off to Milan.

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New York Fashion Week is changing

NEW YORK - A couple of seasons ago, regulars at New York Fashion Week would have rolled their eyes if someone had asked if designers would be showing their fall and winter collections at the September shows. Of course not, a stylish insider might have scoffed. Designers present spring and summer clothes in September and looks for next fall and winter in February.

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Great Gatsby Gala

The Great Gatsby Gala has been one of Charlottes most colorful events for the past 28 years. Patrons in 1920s-era clothing sampled food from several of the citys top restaurants Aug. 27 at the Wells Fargo Atrium, and received drinks from the galas own speakeasy. Many in the audience then put their vintage outfits to the test on the dance floor, while Russ Wilson and his 15-piece orchestra played selections from the jazz and swing era. The event raised money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Societys Greater Charlotte Chapter.

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Gallery: Indigo & Ice Soiree

The Zetas of Charlotte turned the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park ballroom into a sea of stylish white dresses and outfits Aug. 12 for their Indigo & Ice Soiree. Patrons danced throughout the evening, while others enjoyed food, music and a cigar bar. The group was founded in 1934.

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Joedance Film Festival

This event began a few years ago by projecting movies on the sides of homes in Fourth Ward. Its still based in the Fourth Ward neighborhood, but has grown: A sold-out audience over two nights this year saw films from local and national filmmakers, while raising nearly $25,000 for Levine Childrens Hospital and pediatric cancer research.

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Laura Allison

What: Metals, stones, feathers, beads and repurposed objects fused to create dainty but bold jewelry. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets and rings range from $10 to $75.

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Gallery: Bon Odori celebrates Japanese culture

Charlottes Bon Odori has celebrated Japanese culture for 32 years now, bringing a festival of art and dance to the city each August. This year, Aug. 6 at Wells Fargo Atrium, patrons young and old arrived in kimonos, and took in everything from a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to dance performances, to demonstrations by Matsuriza and Aikido of Charlotte. The event wound down with a gathering to dance together, while Matsuriza performed in the center of the room.

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Feast on Culture

Chef, historian and food blogger Michael Twitty led an evening of food and discussion July 28 as part of the Gantt Centers new Heritage & History series. Patrons filled Founders Hall for an evening of African-American history and culture, told through wit and plentiful food from Twitty.

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24 Hours of Booty

For one weekend a year (July 29-30 in 2016), 24 Hours Of Booty sets up camp in the Myers Park neighborhood, and welcomes cyclists to ride and raise money for cancer research. The event celebrated its 15th anniversary by raising $1.6 million. Myers Park itself has also become part of the annual race, with house parties and cheering fans set up along the mile-long course.

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Gallery: Big Hats & Bow Ties

Accessories were out in force at this event, which benefitted Second Calvary Center for Community Development (SC3D), and was held July 23 at UNC Charlotte Center City. Also on hand were a performance by the Leap of Faith Dance Academy junior company, and a keynote address by Dr. Stephen Hancock.