Fashion takes no vacation in Charlotte. Ever. And this weekend is a perfect example: There are two stylish happenings scheduled for Friday night.
Yelp’s Fabulous Frocking Boutique Tour: I was lucky to take part in the first tour (on Oct. 14) and it was a blast. From 6-9p this Friday, the tour is headed to boutiques in South Park, including Our Place and Consign By Design. Chauffeured shopping? Drinks and nibbles? Discounts? Yes all the way around. Charlotte Yelp Community Manager Nicole is a serious shopper and you can see that in this event she planned (with Scoop Charlotte). Go join Yelp (you must have a Yelp profile to participate) and save yourself a spot on the swanky shopping bus!
Trends & Friends Night at SouthPark Mall: Kicking off Simon Fashion Now at SouthPark is Trends & Friends Night, an evening of fashion, entertainment, cocktails — and a good cause. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Simon Fashion Now Design Wars features a handful of Charlotte’s emerging fashion designers and adorable, adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Charlotte.
Designers will face off with fashionable looks for their celebrity models and couture canines. The event is free and open to the public. Those participating include:
* Amanda Wagner, Amanda Wagner Designs, modeled by T. Strong, The Style Mayvin * Tara Davis, Flow by Tara Davis, modeled by Dayvee Sutton, NewsChannel 36 * Emily Kramer and Amanda Gaskins, Anno Domini Designs, modeled by Heather Waliga, News 14 * Miikelle Fowler, MiikelleDeFo, modeled by Tenikka Smith, WSOC
Critiquing the design competition are Susu Bear of ScoopCharlotte.com and Carolina Bride General Manager Amy Wiegand. Joey Hewell of Fox News Rising will emcee the event.
And here’s another event to put on your calendar for early November.
Reover Fashion for a Cause: Jordano’s Boutique will transform the Ballantyne Quad Shopping Center into an 8,000-square-foot luxury venue filled with VIP lounges, swag bags, a live auction and fashion show and performance by Andy Grammer. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. $25. Tickets and information: www.projectreover.com