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FASHION SHOW: International House and The Charlotte N.C. Fashion Week (today-Saturday) will host the International Boutique Fashion Show and Silent Auction, 4-5:30 p.m. at The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. The show will feature globally inspired boutiques including Surface (French), Via Veneto (Italian), House of Africa (African) and Unique Boutique (International). The silent auction will feature fashion items, art, vacation packages, restaurant vouchers, accessories and fine china. Proceeds will benefit International House. Single day: $35; single day VIP: $65; three day VIP: $185; single day (student): $25. To purchase tickets: 877-993-8499; www.charlottencfashionweek.com.

FASHION WEEK PROGRAMMING: As the Spring/Summer 2009 collections hit the runways at Fashion Week celebrations worldwide, the Sundance Channel kicks off a block of Fashion Week programming with “Ralph Rucci: A Designer and His House,” beginning, 7 p.m. Monday. A different fashion-themed film will air nightly at 7 through Sept. 28 (a Sunday) and will conclude with a marathon of all seven films. Following the marathon will be an encore airing of “Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton.” The lineup also includes: “Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills,” “Yves St. Laurent: 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris,” “Seamless,” “Who Are You Polly Magoo?” and “Unfolding Florence.”

TRUNK SHOW: Paul Simon for Women will hold a Fall Trunk Show featuring the Tom and Linda Platt designer line, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and next Thursday. Kurstal Sturgeon, a company representative, will be available to assist customers. 1033 Providence Road. 704-333-6139; www.paulsimonco.com.

BEAUTY EVENT: Graper Cosmetic Surgery will hold its second annual “A Day of Beauty” event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27, 2915 Coltsgate Road (across from SouthPark Mall). Customers will receive discounts on all cosmetic surgeries scheduled; free consultations and skin evaluations; discounts on peels, injectable wrinkle treatments and IPL photo facials. There will also be makeup mini-makeovers, chair massages, jewelry reps, refreshments and door prizes. Goodie bags go to the first 100 customers. Bob and Sheri from 107.9 The Link will be there. Schedule an appointment: 704-375-7111; www.grapercosmeticsurgery.com/news.

TRUNK SHOW: The Golf and Tennis Apparel Trunk Show featuring Lily's of Beverly Hills will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Golf Pro Shop at Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Afternoon tea and 20 percent off current Lily's and the 2009 holiday/spring line, LBH and Wimbledon merchandise. 704-248-4383; www.ballantyneresort.com/golf/index.cfm.

Rochelle Reynoldson
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