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September 7, 2007
Fashion rocks this weekend!

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As Fashion Week marches on in New York, those of us left to our own devices in Sac can get sort of a long distance look at the beautiful people who make fashion, well, rock.

To that end, I'm really looking forward to tonight's "Fashion Rocks" show at 8 on Channel 13. The two-hour, star-studded event actually took place Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall, so we're seeing a taped version.

That's OK, though, because this a prime-time chance to see how fashion and music truly can collide - and co-exist - on the same stage. Not like that hasn't been happening for some time, but it's fun to check it out.

The show, hosted by "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven, features performances by solo artists and groups you might not be accustomed to seeing on the same stage. For instance, I understand Aerosmith rocks with Fergie and, for sure, I know that Alicia Keys and Carlos Santana performed together (pictured).

And then, there's Jennifer Lopez, Martina McBride, Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, Carrie Underwood. And, of course, everyone will be dressed to the over-nines because this is, after all, about style.

Conde Nast Media Group, which owns some of the world's most-read mags (Glamour, Vanity Fair, Allure), produced the show. Earlier today, I caught a glimpse via our wire service of Vogue editor Anna Wintour arriving for the event. Guess even she can rock when fashion is involved!

* Meanwhile, back here at home, here's a fashionable event to jot down:

Sugar Shack boutique (2425 J St.) will be hosting DJ Roger & Guest along with an "Otono" fashion show during Second Saturday. Food is coming from Beach Hut Deli in midtown. The first fashion "walk" starts at 7 p.m., the second at 8. An added bonus? All Sugar Shack clothing will be 15 percent off between 6 and 10 p.m.

* On a completely, completely different fashion note: Draper's & Damon's women's clothing store in Loehmann's Plaza (2541 Fair Oaks Blvd.) is part of a 44-store event that launches Sunday - just in time for Grandparents Day.

Appropriately enough, the event is called "Granny Chic Week,", although what the store will be offering is anything but granny-esque. D&D is looking to outfit the fashion-conscious woman 55 and older in apparel that allows her to be comfortable and stylish at the same time.

Some of the looks include:

* Get Frisky: Animal prints in separates, shoes and bags.

* Grandmother Knows Best: Autumn fashions with classic touches, such as silk kimonos and textured jackets.

For more info about this event: (916) 979-9695.

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