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April 2, 2008
More fashion shows for Sactown

And the fashion shows just keep coming. And coming. I love it! (Keeps me busy.)

Anyway, mark your calendars, highlight your Outlook, remind your BlackBerry - whatever - for 2008's Sacramento Fashion Week, which debuts April 18. Shows will be held that day, and each day of that week, at various locations, including the Parlare Euro Lounge (1009 10th St.) and DV8 Boutique (1050 20th St.).

The fall fashion showcase event will be April 25 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria.

The event's being presented by Magnum Opus Enterprises. Its president, Grace Ballesteros, e-mails that "the growth of the fashion industry in the Sacramento region, the Central Valley and the Bay Area is the major focus of our mission."

So, which local designer types can you expect to show at the shows? Well, I know several of them firsthand. Good stuff - always.

The Tsakopoulos Galleria finale will be a red carpet show featuring eight designers: Miosa Couture (Michael and Sanea Sommerfield), Dee Aguilar (who just did the local "Imagine" show - for more on "Imagine" and a link to a slide show, go here), Mercedes Benz (Benzo Couture), Casey Sue Douglass (Casey Sue), Michael Afshar (Elephant Couture), Tamika Chontel Pascual (Exquisitely Eclectic) and Preston Doh (Lucio Montana).

Ballesteros goes on to say that "our current focus is producing professional, top-notch, and high-quality fashion shows that would expose the Northern California area to a new type of culture and fashion that is still very young and untouched.

"We will accomplish this by promoting Sacramento Fashion Week at related fashion events in the region.”

For more info on the show, including how to purchase tickets, click here.

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