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June 12, 2008
Fashion show update: Work it!

Photo courtesy of Bobby Trendy

Fashion shows are happening more frequently in Sacramento - and taking place later in the evenings. (For some of us, that means taking NoDoz to hang on until 10 p.m. But hey, I've been up since 6!)

Tickets just went on sale for "Werk: A Luxurious Evening of Fashion, Music and Dancing" set for, duh, 10 p.m. June 21 at the new Bojangles Nightclub, 1930 K St. (next to Head Hunters) in midtown.

Headling the show? Local designers Monte Christo, Steven Willey, Jeremiah Hill (for AGAPE) and Richard Hallmarq.

But hang on, there's more.

I didn't watch, but if any of you remember "The Anna Nicole Show" on TV (2002-04) you probably couldn't forget the interior decorator who was a regular. Anna constantly dissed him, and their outrageous feuds were great fodder for the short-lived series.

His name is Bobby Trendy (pictured), and he'll be co-hosting the show with Hallmarq.

I spoke recently with Trendy from his L.A. home, which he shares with at least 11 Dobermans (rescued from Craigslist). "I live with my pets and my hydrangeas," he says.

Trendy says Anna Nicole changed his life, even when she was mean and hateful. "It allowed me to retire as an interior decorator and open the Bobby Trendy Museum, which is next door to Marc Jacobs' store (in West Hollywood)."

Trendy definitely sees himself as a modern-day Liberace. He has his own clothing designer, and the museum showcases mannequins dressed like him.

So what can Sacramento fashionistas expect?

"People don't get to see me a lot in person," Trendy says. "They see me in the tabloids because I normally don't do appearances. But I'm living proof you can live here and reach whatever you want."

Believe it. He had worked as a cashier at K-Mart before Anna Nicole discovered him!

As part of next Saturday's show, Trendy anticipates no fewer than 10 costume changes!

Also on the fashion playbill: San Francisco DJ duo SpekrFreks and a special appearance by recording artist Armstrong Jr. And, as if that weren't enough, the night will also feature a "walk-off" battle on the runway hosted by "Miss Danielle." Anyone in attendance can compete for a cash prize. So, do you have what it takes to be Sacramento's next top model? If so, sign up for the walk-off is at 9:30 p.m. the night of the show.

Tickets for Werk are $10 (18 and over) at R5 Records, 16th and Broadway. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the show.

I'll get a wake-up call at 8:30!

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