Show us the costumes!
Send us a picture of your best fashion-related costume from the past and your name will be entered in a drawing for a giveaway: Philosophy's Haunted House, featuring a trio of mini bath products. E-mail the photo along with your name, phone number and the details of the photo you've sent (year it was taken, whom you're portraying) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for entry is Oct. 16. Entries will be considered for publication in an upcoming Style section.
NEW VENTURE: Surface boutique owners Kendra and Kerry Surface are teaming up with Jeffre Scott, owner of Jeffre Scott Apothecary, to launch a fragrance bar inside the Myers Park boutique. To celebrate the launch of the joint venture, they are throwing a party, featuring goodie bags, champagne and caviar, from noon-7 p.m. today. 2823-J Selwyn Ave., 704-333-5544; www.surfacecharlotte.com.
BAUBLES & BAGS: The Assistance League of Charlotte's third annual Baubles & Bags sale and appraisal event will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdayat the league's thrift shop, 3600 S. Tryon St. Needed donations include: jewelry; gently used or new and designer handbags; scrap gold and sterling silver. Proceeds from the sale benefit the league's philanthropic programs. Details: 704-525-5000; www.assistanceleague.org.
TRADE-IN PROMOTION: Banana Republic and Goodwill Industries are partnering for Banana Republic's 30 Percent Promotion to benefit Goodwill's Job Training Program. Customers who donate gently-worn sweaters or coats, at any Banana Republic, from next Thursday through Oct. 26 will receive a 30 percent discount on all regular priced Banana Republic merchandise. Last year, the partnership generated more than 110,000 donations and estimated $438,000 in revenues to support Goodwill's employment programs. Details: 800-664-6577; www.goodwill.org.
FASHION SHOW: The 51st annual Ebony Fashion Fair will be 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Featured designers include Christian Lacroix, Carolina Herrera and Ruben Singer. The show is sponsored by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority's Delta Zeta Chapter and will benefit its Benevolent Foundation Scholarship Fund and local charities. Advance tickets: $35 (reserved seats); door: $25 (general admission). 704-491-4650; www.zetasofcharlotte.org.