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Funkshion Fashion Week: One of Miami’s most entertaining fashion shows, Funkshion is an innovative platform for progressive and established designers to showcase their collections. Designers integrate music into their shows with many celebrity DJs and bands presiding over runway shows; Wednesday through Sunday; Fashion Tents, Tenth and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; free unless otherwise noted. www.funkshion.com: SCHEDULE *Sexxy Pop by Richie Rich and Pachi Lake: 8 p.m. Wednesday. *Villionaire by Richie Rich: With Angelo Lambrou, creative director; 9 p.m. Wednesday. *Style ’11 Fashion: Miami International University of Art & Design presents its annual student fashion show with collections by more than 100 future designers. The show includes an accessory showcase with unique pieces designed by the Accessory Design program students; 1 p.m. Thursday; Fashion Tent, Eighth and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; $25, $10 students with ID. 305-532-4855 or www.fotomission.org. *Italian TV Moda Runway Show: Designs by Roberto Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, Blumarine Iceberg, Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Stella McCartney, Byblos, Parah and VDP; 7-11 p.m. Thursday. *Fashion Loves Haiti: Changing the perception of fashion through Haiti’s leading designers, the show is a followup to last year’s Earthquake Relief Show for Haiti. Designers will again shine a light on the island and the role that fashion can play in the rebuilding efforts; 7-11 p.m. Friday. *Funkshion Presents Masquerade Motel (SOLD OUT): Features Indashio and The Blonds plus a performance by Swedish House Mafia; 2-11 p.m. Saturday. Junior Opera Guild Fashion Show: Features fashion show by VIGI Boutique, performances by Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Studio group, raffle and silent auction to benefit FGO; 11:30 a.m. Sunday; Riviera Country Club, 1155 Blue Rd., Coral Gables; $45. www.ypo-miami.org. Miss Overtown USA and Teen Miss Overtown USA Pageant: Pageant contestants compete to win a college scholarship, modeling portfolio from Baron De’ Parre, a year of fitness training from Body Mechanics Gym and evening gown from La Casa Hermosa for the state pageant plus a year-long appearance wardrobe. Miss Overtown USA and Teen Miss Overtown USA are the preliminary pageants to Miss USA and a part of the Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival; 5 p.m. Sunday; Booker T. Washington Senior High, 1200 NW Sixth Ave., Miami. Free for spectators. www.overtownfestival.com. Shoe Diva Fashion Event: Catch an informal fashion show featuring footwear for every occasion, including lace-up sandals, bright-colored pumps, animal print heels and sky-high platforms. Enjoy music, refreshments and take the “What Shoe Are You?” quiz plus get advice from a Macy’s shoe specialists. The event includes prizes, giveaways and chance to win a free pair of shoes. With any ladies’ shoe purchase during the event, you get a free photo with a keepsake frame; 3 p.m. Saturday; Macy’s-Westland Mall, 1777 W. 49th St., Hialeah; free. www.macys.com.FINAL(LY) 4 THE GUYS ManKind Block Party: The men’s grooming establishment celebrates its sixth anniversary with a luxury car and boat show, band, food and drinks, a silent auction, cigar roller and will screen the NCAA tournament play for college hoops fans.. The event also includes a kid-friendly section, with a bounce house and face painters. Benefits Broward Children’s Center that helps children with special needs; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday; ManKind Grooming & Services, 501 SE Second St., Suite 103, Fort Lauderdale; $40, $30 in advance (includes food and alcohol), $25 (excludes alcohol). Call Giselle Reid, executive director of Broward Children’s Center at 954-410-4410 or www.bcckids.org for more information.BRAIDS, BEADS, BEAUTY The Japanese Art of Kumihimo: Bead artist Diane V. Jones introduces students to the Japanese decorative braiding art of Kumihimo. Materials required for the class will be available for purchase; 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, April 7 and 14; Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; $50, $35 members for two sessions, register by the close of business hours on Friday, April 1. 305-667-1651, ext. 3322 or www.fairchildgarden.org. Practical Glamour: Constance Dunn presents her guide to the essentials; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Books & Books-Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., second level, Bal Harbour; free. 305-864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.comCINEMATIC SENSATIONS Cut! Costume and the Cinema: Exhibit explores the intersection of fashion and film in 43 extraordinary costumes; through April 17; Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real Mizner Park, Boca Raton; free with admission of $14, $12 seniors, $6 for students and for members. 561-392-2500 or bocamuseum.org.SPA-LICIOUS Rockin’ Cardio: Discover how fun fitness classes can be incorporated into everyday exercise routines; 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, through March 31; The Florida Blue Center-The Falls, 8895 SW 136th St. (just off U.S. 1), Southwest Miami-Dade; free, registration required. www.floridablue.com. SpaFinder Wellness Week: Through Sunday, 136 fitness centers and yoga and Pilates studios in South Florida reduce prices by half or offer flat-rate $50 deals on everything from massage, wraps and facials to nutritional counseling, acupuncture, yoga and Pilates, as part of a nationwide effort to help people jumpstart healthier lives. Sign up early, as many deals sell out, at www.spafinder.com/wellnessweek. TRUNKS & TREASURES Bloomingdale’s: www1.bloomingdales.com. Stores at Aventura Mall (AV): 19555 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. 305-792-1000. Free events include: *New York New Take-DKNY Spring 2011 Fashion Presentation: Anthony Conti, DKNY’s fashion and style director, holds personal style sessions. Shop the spring collection and get a limited edition SP11 Runway Tote with a purchase of $300 and up (conditions apply); 1-3 p.m. Thursday; The New View on level two, AV; reserve a seat and get a DKNY Ruffle Umbrella. 305-792-1163. *Lauren Fashion Spring Collection Show: Presented in partnership with Glamour magazine; 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Reservations required at 305-792-1139. *Chanel-Lift and Firm Mask: Enjoy a free application; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Sam Edelman Personal Appearance: The designer behind the shoes offers fashion advice. Event includes light refreshments and live music; noon-3 p.m. Saturday; Women’s Shoes, on level one, Nordstrom- Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; free. 305-356-6900, ext. 1300. Neiman Marcus Trunk Shows: www.neimanmarcus.com. Stores are at Bal Harbour (BH), 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-865-6161 or 888-884-6136; Boca Raton (BC), 5860 Glades Rd., Boca Raton. 561-417-5151 or 800-680-9039; Coral Gables (CG), 390 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables; 786-999-1000 or 800-794-9374; Palm Beach (PB), 151 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. 561-805-6150 or 800-884-6137. Free events include: *Stephen Dweck Personal Appearance and Trunk Show: Jewelry; noon-4 p.m. Wednesday; Designer Jewelry on level one, CG. *Escada Spring 2011 Special Presentation: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday; Couture Salon on level two, BH. *Carmen Marc Valvo Personal Appearance: Dresses and eveningwear; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday; Dress Collections on level two, BC. *Gown Collection Event: Gowns and eveningwear from top designers; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday; Dress Collection on level two, PB. *Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2011 Trunk Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; The Man’s Store on level one, BH. *Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2011 Collection: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; Designer Sportswear on level two, BH. *Mattioli Trunk Show: Jewelry; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; Precious Jewels Salon on level one, BC, *Roopal Patel Personal Appearance: Meet the director
of the chain’s fashion accessories and see the latest trends in designer handbags, jewelry and ladies’ shoes; noon-2 p.m. Friday; Designer Handbags on level one, BH. *Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 Collection Trunk Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; Couture Salon on level two, BH. Saks Fifth Avenue-Dadeland Mall: 7687 North Kendall Dr., Kendall. www.simon.com: *Prom Week Kick-Off Party: Local high-school girls are invited for mini-makeovers, mini-facials, skin consultations, non-alcoholic “promtinis’’ and sweet treats. Get a 15 percent discount on all prom dresses through Saturday, with 5 percent of sales donated to Scholarship America., 4-6 p.m. Wednesday. *Kilian Hennessy Personal Appearance: Presentation of the latest Kilian fragrance; 5-7 p.m. Thursday. WEDDING BELL NEWS Wedding Suite Open House: Meet and mingle with brides-to-be and wedding industry professionals from the area. Also meet wedding stylists; 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; The Wedding Suite, on level two, Nordstrom-Village of Merrick Park, 4310 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; free. 786-999-1313, ext. 1730.