Fashion Plate for Oct. 11, 2012

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The A.Link jewelry collection for Forevermark Diamonds is hosting a trunk show at Paulo Geiss Jewelers in Charleston Nov. 15-17. Shoppers can preview the newest gems and jewels from A.Link and enter to win a gift package that includes an iPad. The event will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15-16 and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Paulo Geiss Jewelers, 116 E. Bay St., Charleston.

Fern Mallis is joining the Charleston Fashion Week fashion panel for a third time. Mallis has served as senior vice president of IMG Fashion and is hailed as the creator of New York Fashion Week, where she served as executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America for 10 years. Currently, she hosts the conversation series, Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis, at New York’s 92nd Street. Additionally, she hosts fashion industry talk show Fashion Insiders with Fern Mallis on Sirius XM’s celebrity talk channel, Stars.

The deadline for Charleston Fashion Week 2013’s Emerging Designer Competition: East has been extended to Oct. 19.

The Fall Fashion Show and Pop-Up Shop benefiting Animal Rescue & Relief will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at Antiques of the Indies, 164 Market St. in Charleston. The show will feature local boutiques and designers, including Monkee's of Daniel Island, House of Sage, Mamie Ruth and Treetie. The first 50 people will receive a goody bag with a $10 donation. Animal Rescue & Relief is a nonprofit organization that focuses on working animal cruelty cases and holding offenders accountable.

James Island resident and salon owner Wynne Sisk will showcase a Bead for Life collection and other jewelry, clothing and accessories during two trunks shows this month in Charleston.

Bead for Life is a nonprofit organization that works to end extreme poverty. Women artisans of Uganda turn colorful recycled paper into beads, which provides income for food, medicine and school.

Sisk is a member of Hybrid Her, an online community that connects up-and-coming fashion designers with “Mavens.” Mavens, like Sisk, pick products from female designers and hold trunk shows and sell products online.

Sisk will donate proceeds from the trunk show to local nonprofit Warriors for Warriors. Trunk shows are 5:30 to 8 p.m. today and Oct. 18 at Verbena Salon, 189 St. Philip St. in downtown Charleston.

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