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    LA Celebrates as NY Fashion Week Kicks Off
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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 26: General atmosphere at the Rodarte Cocktail Party in celebration of the Fall 2007 line at Neiman Marcus on April 26, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

    With New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week starting today, LA fashionistas are polishing their collective Loubatins, getting ready to play along with their own busy fashion party schedule. (You're invited, of course.) Los Angeles’ fashion “month” kicks off October 8th, but fashion events are already happening around town. Mark your calendars and pull out your party frocks because there’s a lot in store for September.

    The Parties: September

    WHO: Vogue and Council of Fashion and Design present: Fashion’s Night Out, Los Angeles
    WHAT: A city-wide event where designers, models, artists, actresses, musicians and personalities will appear at their favorite stores to meet, greet and toast as you shop the evening away.
    Where: All over Los Angeles
    When: September 10, 2009 7pm - 11pm
    More info: fashionsnightout.com, LA Times, Ron Herman


    WHO: RAW: Natural Born Artists
    WHAT: Collaborative show of artists, musicians, filmmakers and Designers. Featuring Musical performances and a Fashion Runway show.
    WHERE: V Lounge, Santa Monica
    WHEN: September 10, 1009m 8pm
    MORE INFO: rawartists.org


    WHO: Pasadena Magazine
    WHAT: Fashion for Compassion charity Runway show featuring Macy’s Fall Collections and benefiting local charities around town. Hosted by Eva LaRue
    WHERE: Paseo Colorado Fountain Plaza, Pasadena
    WHEN: September 11, 2009 7pm - 11:30pm
    MORE INFO: fashionforcompassion.eventbrite.com


    WHO: RAW: Natural Born Artists
    WHAT: Collaborative show of artists, musicians, filmmakers and Designers. Featuring Musical performances and a Fashion Runway show.
    WHERE: Elevate, Downtown Los Angeles
    WHEN: September 11, 2009. 9pm
    MORE INFO: rawartists.org


    WHO: The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Smashbox and Diane von Furstenberg present the Fashion for the Cure® Inspirational Runway show and auction
    WHAT: The 8th Annual Fashion for the Cure® event which raises money for the the LA County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Susan G. Komen Foundation.
    WHERE: Smashbox Studios, Hollywood
    WHEN: September 24, 2009 6pm
    MORE INFO: Examiner.com


    WHO: Macy’s and American Express
    WHAT: Passport Runway show and Harajuku Girls performance raising money for AIDS Project Los Angeles and other Macy’s beneficiaries.
    WHERE: Barker Hanger, Santa Monica
    WHEN: September 24, 2009 and September 25, 2009. 5:30pm
    MORE INFO: macys.com/passport

    Laurie Brucker is owner of Laurie B Style Image and Style Consulting. Visit her at lauriebstyle.com and follow her fashion adventures on Twitter @lauriebstyle.