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Fashion shows and shopping on the calendar this week

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Fashions from Live Worldy.
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With the holidays approaching, there are plenty of fashion shows and shopping opportunities this week -- all reason to give thanks. Here's a sampling of what's on the fashion calendar before Thanksiving and Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of all.

See also:The real story behind Black Friday

Fashion shows and shopping on the calendar this week
Courtsey of Ruckus Apparel

Brass Ring Luncheon-Fashion Show

Tuesday, November 19

The Children's Diabetes Foundation hosts its annual Brass Ring Luncheon fundraiser, with proceeds going to research and programs at the Barbara Davis Center. This year, Josh Schmitz, owner of Ruckus Apparel, will produce the show, alongside Rustin Coburn and Autumn Binion. They'll bring their own style to what they promise will be a one-of-a-kind runway show. Registration and the silent auction begin at 9 a.m., with the luncheon and the show starting at 11:15 a.m. at the Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street. Ticket prices start at $90; go to Children's Diabetes Foundation.org for more information.

Fashion shows and shopping on the calendar this week
Jim Wills

In the Cut Fashion Series: A Runway Show and Competition

Tuesday, November 19 and November 26

The In the Cut competition continues on Tuesdays through November. Three designers face a new challenge each week. The winner will move on to the finale in December and a chance to win a $1,000 prize; a model will also win $250. The show starts at 9 p.m. at Suite 200, 1435 Larimer Street. Admission is free; for more information, go to www.Lotusclubs.com.

Fashion shows and shopping on the calendar this week
Courtsey of Akomplice Clothing

Akomplice, J Dilla Foundation and Joey Bada$$

Limited Capsule Collection for Music Education

Thursday, November 21

The brothers of Akomplice are joining forces with late rapper/producer JDilla's Foundation and emcee Joey Bada$$ to release a collection of T-shirts and crew necks; an homage to JDilla -- an angelic cloud graphic of his face -- graces the front of the shirts. Also included with the collection is a 45 record that contains an unreleased Dilla beat, "Two Lips," on side A and a track over the unreleased JDilla beat on side B. All proceeds from sale of the limited colleciton will go to purchasing instruments and music lessons for kids in Detroit and Brooklyn. The line will be available starting November 21 at Akomplice Clothing.

Fashion shows and shopping on the calendar this week

Larimer Square Winter Fashion Show and Luncheon

Thursday, November 21

Edge in the Four Seasons Hotel will host a winter fashion show and luncheon featuring retailers from Larimer Square , with the latest fashions from the Boutique Collection on display. The University of Colorado's In the Buff Men's A Capella will entertain. Tickets are $21; call Edge at 303-389-3343 to make a reservation.

Fashion shows and shopping on the calendar this week

Junior League Mile High Holiday Market

Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24

The Junior League's three days of shopping with one-of0kind merchants is a holiday favorite -- especially Friday's private shopping champagne breakfast for $40. The Holiday Mart is at a new location this year, the Denver Marriott Tech Center at 4900 South Syracuse Street. General admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door; purchase tickets at JLD.org.

Fashion shows and shopping on the calendar this week

NV Boutique

Monday, November 25

NV Boutique will open its doors at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 25, at Park Meadows. NV offers European-influenced intimate apparel, romance accessories and pleasurable indulgences. Can't wait for the opening? Go to NVBoutique.com to see what's coming our way.