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Fall Fashion & Wine Tasting

Even though the weather is still warm, fall fashions are coming out of closets all over the North Bank: boots, scarves, and jaunty autumn accessories in vivid harvest hues like plum, goldenrod, and burnt orange. So bring on the rain, the wind, the flying leaves, because North Bankers are prepared to be gorgeous!

Cellar 55 Tasting Room is prepared to help you in your quest to be beautifully outfitted with its Fall Fashion Show from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. Come to the popular tasting room to sip fine wine and check out the latest fashions from Chic Boutique. Cellar 55 will offer happy hour prices on wine by the glass and by the bottle as well as delicious small plates and snacks. A word to the fashion-wise: the spring fashion show was standing room only, so you might want to RSVP on the event’s Facebook page. However, walk-ins are welcome; there’s plenty of wine for everyone! Plus, there’ll be live music by Wade Henrix.

To get a preview of Chic Boutique’s style, visit its website at www.chic-boutique-vancouver.com or “like” the shop on Facebook. The store, located in the Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek area of Vancouver at 10401 N.E. Highway 99 #21, offers upscale women’s consignment clothing as well as a vast array of new accessories and gifts.

Dresscode Fashion Show for Uniforms

On Monday, May 26, Dresscode—Vancouver’s only uniform outlet specializing in healthcare scrubs—will host its first-ever Spring Showcase featuring the latest trends in straight and plus sizes. There's no cost to attend. Dresscode will open its doors at 10 a.m., and the runway show begins at 5 p.m. All sizes will be presented on the runway, since Dresscode (formerly known as "The Scrub Shop") carries an array of sizes and fits. Notable lines featured in the show will be Jockey, Bring It On, & Limited Edition Koi. Attendees can take advantage of the store's half yearly sale and receive up to a 20% discount on purchases during the event. Door prizes and refreshments will also be available. For more information—or if you'd like to be a vendor—contact store owner DeeDee Halter at 360-695-9600 or visit www.dresscodeit.com.

Fashion Show…for Uniforms

On Monday, May 26, Dresscode—Vancouver’s only uniform outlet specializing in healthcare scrubs—will host its first-ever Spring Showcase featuring the latest trends in straight and plus sizes. The showcase will not only allow attendees to view the lines, colors, and fabrics of new spring uniforms, but it will also provide an opportunity to connect with other healthcare professionals and women-focused vendors. There's no cost to attend. Dresscode will open its doors at 10 a.m., and the runway show begins at 5 p.m.

All sizes will be presented on the runway, since Dresscode (formerly known as "The Scrub Shop") carries an array of sizes and fits. Notable lines featured in the show will be Jockey, Bring It On, & Limited Edition Koi. Attendees can take advantage of the store's half yearly sale and receive up to a 20% discount on purchases during the event. Door prizes and refreshments will also be available. For more information—or if you'd like to be a vendor—contact store owner DeeDee Halter at 360-695-9600.

Halter has seen a marked increase in demand by trend-savvy professionals. The store's scrub-centric fashion show was created to meet this need in Clark County's booming healthcare industry while connecting women (which make up about ninety percent of Dresscode's clientele) with their colleagues. To learn more about Dresscode, visit www.dresscodeit.com. Dresscode is located at 8300 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Unit B, in Vancouver.

Mother’s Day Dinner & Fashion Show

Mothers—and the families who love them—are invited to a Mother's Day Dinner and Fashion Show on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at East Fork Cellars, a Ridgefield winery which recently moved its tasting room to the refurbished Slocum House. “The Women Who Bring Love into Our Lives,” will feature a buffet dinner with wine included, and attendees will have the distinct pleasure of seeing fashion-forward outfits worn by Mike and Gilda Ciraulo, Billy Henry, Amit and Charmi Gosalia, Patti Westby, Nicki Wann, and Sherri McMillan, introduced by emcees Jody Campbell and Kim Capeloto.

Tickets are $75 per person; RSVP to Lisa Capeloto or Kelsey Castrey at 360-750-3825. Proceeds from the evening, which is sponsored by Riverview Community Bank, will benefit CDM Services, a local nonprofit organization that provides caregivers for the elderly and disabled. In addition to being the region’s largest in-home care agency, CDM Services also provides adult daycare for those suffering from dementia, brain injuries, and other neurological conditions. To learn more, visit www.cdmltc.org.

Mother’s Day Dinner & Fashion Show

Experienced mothers know: wine actually enhances motherhood. With this in mind, mothers—and the families who love them—are invited to a Mother's Day Dinner and Fashion Show on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at East Fork Cellars, a Ridgefield winery which recently moved its tasting room to the refurbished Slocum House, 605 Esther St. “The Women Who Bring Love into Our Lives,” will feature a buffet dinner with wine included, and attendees will have the distinctive pleasure of seeing fashion-forward outfits worn by Mike and Gilda Ciraulo, Billy Henry, Amit and Charmi Gosalia, Patti Westby, Nicki Wann, and Sherri McMillan, introduced by emcees Jody Campbell and Kim Capeloto.

Tickets are $75 per person; RSVP to Lisa Capeloto or Kelsey Castrey at 360-750-3825. But the evening isn't just about having fun (although it will be fun). It's also about caring for the most vulnerable members of our community. Proceeds from the evening, which is sponsored by Riverview Community Bank, will benefit CDM Services, a local nonprofit organization that provides caregivers for the elderly and disabled. In addition to being the region’s largest in-home care agency, CDM Services also provides adult daycare for those suffering from dementia, brain injuries, and other neurological conditions. To learn more, visit www.cdmltc.org.

Couve Couture

When someone says "Vancouver," the words "haute couture" probably don't immediately spring to mind. But that's changing, especially with the advent of Couve Couture, an annual fashion show that draws huge crowds. Vancouver might not yet be known as the Paris of the Northwest, fashion-wise, but we do have our home-grown fashion icons: for example, two-time Project Runway winner Seth Aaron.

To celebrate the formidable phalanx of fashion talent that's sprung from this corner of Washington, Beigeblond Salon and Most Everything Vintage have teamed up to create the Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, April 12, at the Red Lion Inn at the Quay. The show features 11 designers and more than 90 models. Every aspect of Couve Couture capitalizes on the skills of fashion industry professionals from Vancouver and Southwest Washington: designers, models, hair stylists, make-up artists, caterers, videographers, photographers, and sponsors.

Tickets can be purchased online or in person at Beigeblond Salon, Most Everything Vintage, and Sweet Spot Skirts. Prices range from $25 for a standing spot to $400 for a four-person table along the runway, including dinner and a bottle of champagne. For all tickeholders, dinner and drinks will be available to purchase at the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. To learn more, visit the Couve Couture website.

“Bloom Where You’re Planted” Fashion Show

It's pretty much the ideal girls' night out: wine, music, trés chic spring clothes…and more wine. If this sounds like the kind of fashionable fun that's right up your aisle, then Cellar 55 has got your number. The tasting room is hosting "Bloom Where You Are Planted," a spring fashion show with happy hour pricing. You'll get a first-hand look at wearable springtime ensembles from Grape-Ful Women and Chic Boutique while Wade Hendrix performs a soulful mix of blues and rock. Enjoy delicious local wine, the company of good friends, and the knowledge that you're supporting local women-owned businesses. If you RSVP in advance with your name and phone number, you'll get a free raffle ticke—send an e-mail to bloom.wineandfashion@gmail.com. There's no cost to attend, but of course wine and nibbles will be available to purchase.

This hidden gem of a tasting room is right in downtown Vancouver, and offers lots of Northwest wines from places like Five Star Cellars, Market Vineyards, Gordon Estate, Purple Star, and Native Sun. There's almost always something going on in the evenings at Cellar 55—art classes (with wine), live music (with wine), and other fun grown-up activities (yup, with wine). For more details, check Cellar 55's events page at www.cellar55tastingroom.com/events.