Sacramento is becoming quite the fashion scene during the weekends - especially this fall. New collections are being shown, shows are taking place - and people are shopping, shopping, shopping!
Here's a roundup of activities to put on your fashion calendar:
* It's worth it: The Worth Collection, which is a leading luxury fashion company for women, has its winter wardrobe available for previewing in our area. Rep Sonya Wilson is taking appointments for clients to check out the collection at her Sacramento home. The season's must-haves? Wide-leg pants, bowed blouses and, of course, a great black dress like the open-back version shown at left.
And the Worth Collection piles on the accessories, too. Handbags, belts, scarves, shawls, wraps. Sizes are 0 to 20 for misses and 0 to 18 for petites. To schedule an appointment, call (916) 832-3900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The winter looks are on preview through Oct. 9.
* On consignment: Placer County is divulging one of its best-kept fashion secrets - Dressing Up Diva, a women's clothing consignment event coming to the county fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. If you're recycling and rejuvenating your closet, you can sell clothing and accessories and earn 70 percent of the selling price, then turn around and shop for other people's stuff!
Many items will be donated to PEACE for Families, a nonprofit that aids victims of domestic abuse. Divas should head to Jones Hall on the fairgrounds. The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free!
* You should be dancing: The Foster Youth Education Fund is gearing up for its sixth annual fashion show, "Dancin' in the Streets," at 2 p.m. Sunday in Sac State's University Union Ballroom.
The show will feature foster youth as the runway models. Last year, FYEF (a nonprofit that provides grants for college-bound kids from foster care) donated $20,000 to the Guardian Scholars Program. Tickets for the show are $25 for adults, $15 for students and children 5 and older. Call (916) 335-5485.