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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 Page 9 by dqngela Cornacchio Hype Fashion will be presenting Megan Doyle Designs on September 28 th during Boston Fashion Week at Gem. (Photo courtesy of Hype Fashion) Socially Scene Exclusive .... I generally like to start off with a review of an event attended the previous week but this issue introduces one of the best things in Boston to arrive as the fall comes in; Fashion Week. Boston fash- ion week will start Septem- ber 27 m and continue on through October 5 th. Fashion week already speaks for it- self with all the parties, run- ways and glitterati coming together. This year Boston lost one of our leading fash- ion citizens; a designer who dressed leading actresses (Audrey Hepburn, Julie Andrews) and First Ladies (Lady Bird Johnson, Nancy Reagan), as well as royalty (HRH Princess Maria Pia de Savoie). In honor of his ex- ceptional life and extraordi- nary career, Boston Fashion Week 2013 will be dedicated to Alfred Fiandaca. To learn more about Alfred visit http:/ / www. alfredfiandaca, com. The week-long event in- cludes dozens and dozens of shows around the city and highlights some of Boston's finest and beyond. I have included a select few you should be able to fred Socially Scene on site for and ones that are sure to produce a great runway show[ Boston Fashion Week Opens Friday September 27 th with a Kick- Off Event at BOND Restau- rant Lounge at 8:00 pm. BFW founder Jay Calderin launches the week's festivi- ties with the city's many faces of fashion including designers, stylists and mod- els. Also at BOND restau- rant; Monday September 30 th at 6:30 pm, Modus Collection Clothing Co. Runway Show benefiting Friends Fighting Breast Cancer. New England Revolution star Ryan Guy presents a charity fashion show with Modus Collection Clothing Co. Revolution stars, media personalities and more will walk the runway showcasing the company's latest designs. For tickets visit http://friends fig htingbreas tcancer, org. 100% of ticket proceeds ben- efit FFBC, which raises money for breast cancer research at Mass General Hospital. The Langham Bos- ton is located at 250 Frank- lin Street and for reserva- tions and more information, call 617-451-1900 or visit Boston.LanghamHotels.com. Denise Hajjar Boutique will present her annual fall fash- ion show along with celebrat- ing 30 years of business. Denise is a well-known Boston fashion icon and will be presenting her de- signs in her new home at the InterContinental Hotel Bos- ton on Monday, Septem- ber 30  from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and the event EMCEE will be Dr. Mallika Marshall with proceeds benefiting Dress for Success Boston. Their mis- sion is to promote the eco- nomic independence of dis- advantaged women by provid- ing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. The InterContinental Hotel Bos- ton is located at 510 Atlantic Avenue. For more informa- tion of the show, tickets and Dress for Success visit www.denisehajjar.com. Chirstina K. Pierce and The Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street * Boston, MA02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 Revere Hotel present Boston Fashion Week at the Emer- aid Lounge October 2 "d and 3  for complimentary signature cocktails, a braid and bun bar the runway shows featuring; G.KIM & Venni Caprice and Sefani & Launch by Susan Young on October 3 rd. Cock- tail hour starts at 6:00 pm shows set for start at 7:30 pm. The Revere Hotel is located 200 Stuart Street and for more information on the show visit www.christina- pierce.com. Boston Fashion Week was founded in 1995. The force behind the week has been dedicated to creat- ing opportunities that increase the viability and visibility of the local indus- try. The series of fashion related events throughout Greater Boston and beyond serves as a platform for both established industry profes- sionals and aspiring new- comers to showcase their work as well as network with peers and the public. This annual celebration of Boston style featuring a great wealth of local talent is unique in that it is designed to engage the community directly, at the grassroots level -- cultivating fashion as an integral part of the Boston lifestyle. Boston fash- ion week is a time to dress and enjoy the arts of the fashion lifestyle. It will kick off on September 27 th and will continue on through Oc- tober 5 th. I highlighted just a few of many shows but you can visit www.bostonfashion week.com for a full listing. Hope to see you there! Boston Seafood Festival .... September 28 th at Bank of America Pavilion and as last year proved, sure to be a great event! The Second Annual Boston Seafood Fes- tival at the Bank of America Pavilion is a family friendly event that will be taking place from 11:00 am until I0:00 pm. The price of ad- mission covers all enter- tainment; enjoy the oyster shucking contest, chef cook- ing demonstrations, educa- tion and nutrition, kids ac- tivities, and music. There are a few food vendors that will be offering free seafood samples; the rest of the food vendors will be offering a lim- ited menu of small plates. A few tidbits of the Saturday schedule include; 12: 15- 12:45 pm a Chef demo by Nick Callas from Colonnade Hotel / Brasserie JO. A fish cutting contest will take stage from 2:00-2:30 pm and I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 The Boston Seafood Festival returns on September 28 . (Photo courtesy of partyearth.com) from 7:30 to 9:00 pm music by Govinda. The 2013 Sea- food Festival is a kid friendly and family fun show that takes place on Boston's wa- terfront Pavilion. For more information on tickets, dem- onstrations and times visit www.bostonseafoodfestival.org. Also stay tuned for more on the upcoming New England Dessert Showcase on Octo- ber 12 t at the Westin Water- front. With a new look, a new beautiful Boston waterfront location, and more than ever planned the 5 a Annual Showcase will be the best yet. Every year the event sells out so act early to se- cure your tickets by visiting www. bostonevents, com. Berklee Jazz Fest Re- turns .... On September 28 TM music lovers of all ages will gather for the 13 th Annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Fes- tival in Boston's Historic South End for the biggest block party of the year. The all-day, free outdoor event will offer contemporary jazz, Latin, blues, and soul acts on three stages. Natixis Global Asset Management, one of the world's leading asset managers, is the presenting sponsor of the festival and will present a $5,000 Schol- arship to a student musi- cian. Past Berklee Bean- Town Jazz Festivals have drawn as many as 80,000 music fans and this year is shaping up to bring more! Highlights include Meshell Ndegeocello; Will Calhoun Trio, led by the Grammy Award-winning alumnus and drummer of the band Living Colour; and Robin McKelle & The Flytones. This year, the festival cel- ebrates the theme Jazz: The Next Generation, with per- formances by some of the genre's most acclaimed up- and-coming alumni artists, including Grammy-nomi- nated trumpeter Christian Scott; Mike Tucker Trio fea- turing vibraphonist Warren Wolf; and the Matt Savage Quartet featuring sax great Bobby Watson. Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival also presents ticketed concerts during the weekend of the festival: On Friday Septem- ber 27 th and Saturday Sep- tember 28 TM Gary Burton's 70 th Birthday Tour stops at Scullers Jazz Club for perfor- mances at 8:00 pm and I0:00 pm each night by the New Gary Burton Quartet fea- turing Julian Lage, Scott Colley, and Antonio Sanchez. Visit www.ScullersJazz.com for more information. On Sunday, September 29 TM in- strumental jazz, funk, and world music collective Snarky Puppy perform at the Berklee Performance Center at 8:00 pm you can visit www.Berklee.edu/bpc for more information. The Natixis Family Park will transform Carter Play- ground on Columbus Avenue with activities including inflatables, face painting, and an instrument petting zoo staffed by Berklee profes- sionals. The park also hosts Kids Jam, an interactive program led by Berklee's Music Education depart- ment, introducing young children to a variety of musical activities, including (Continued on Page 13) JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WWW.JUSTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM lm,