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The Socialite: This Week’s Stylish Events

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RALEIGH

reDRESS Eco Fashion & Textiles Conference

Date: Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Raleigh Marriott City Center

Redress Eco Fashion & Textiles Conference will expand the dialogue among boutique owners, designers, suppliers, and customers interested in transforming the current fashion and textile industry into an ecologically conscious and ethical one. Scheduled throughout the weekend are a number of activities including lectures, panel discussions, workshops, a marketplace, and a fashion show. Attendees of the conference will have an opportunity to learn more about the Southeastern USA’s eco-fashion industry, network with its active players, and become part of the growing movement. For more information and full schedule: http://redressraleigh.com/schedule/

Downtown Raleigh 3rd Annual ChillyFest

Date: Saturday, March 23rd

Time: 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Location: 100 Block of Fayetteville Street

The Boys and Girls Clubs Serving Wake County and the Isaac Hunter Foundation are staging downtown Raleigh’s biggest chili cook-off for the third year in a row. Spend your Saturday on Fayetteville Street listening to live music, and chowing down on some very tasty chili from your favorite local restaurants and master chefs. This year it’s going to bigger and better than ever; there will be three featured competitions: People’s Choice, Best Booth, and our first ever International Chili Society Individual Competition. Tickets are available at: http://www.chillyfestraleigh.com

CHARLESTON

Charleston Fashion Week

Date: Tuesday, March 19th – Sunday, March 24th

Times: For full schedule: http://charlestonmag.com/fashionweek/cfw-schedule

Location: Runway Tent, Marion Square

Showcasing emerging designer and model talent across the East Coast, Charleston Fashion Week® has fast become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America since its founding in 2007. This five-night celebration will feature more than 30 runway shows, the Emerging Designer Competition: East, the Spring Bridal Show, and the Rock the Runway Model Competition. Named a Top 20 Event for March by the Southeast Tourism Society and accredited with launching the careers of numerous up-and-coming fashion designers, this true multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties, and press events.

CHARLOTTE

6th Annual Runway for the Ballet

Date: Saturday, March 23rd

Time: Matinee @ 4:00 PM / Late Show @ 8:00 PM

Location: Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance

An exciting blend of fashion and dance, Runway for the Ballet will feature the runway’s hottest spring looks from Macy’s, along with vignettes from the North Carolina Dance Theatre’s popular contemporary works. Dion Lim of WCNC will be emceeing the event. The matinee session offers fun and fashion for all ages, or celebrate a night out in STYLE with the evening show and reception. Come out and enjoy one of Charlotte’s most stylish events of the year, complete with libations and gourmet fare.

If you would like to have your event featured in The Socialite, please email our Arts & Entertainment Editor, Tomris McDaniel at AE@CarolinaSTYLEMag.com

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Tomris McDaniel

Tomris is a fashion blogger from Izmir, Turkey. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Communication Studies. Her experience with fashion and style includes modeling, blogging, working as a personal stylist, and interning at The Source Magazine in NYC. She loves to travel and lived in Brussels and Istanbul before relocating to The Triangle. She joined the STYLE team in April 2012. In August 2013, she took on the role of Triangle Market Editor. Contact: Triangle@carolinastylemag.com

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