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MELROSE AVE: As local design talent goes, Jasmin Shokrian has long been one of LA's best-kept secrets (not to mention a Racked favorite). But lately, she's been getting a new burst of attention thanks to a new a diffusion line, Draft No. 17, which is based on "various interpretations of the slipdress". The collection will be celebrated via a trunk show at Creatures of Comfort on Thursday 8/27, from 6pm-9pm (7971 Melrose Ave). Not only will the shop be taking 15% off Draft No. 17 pre-orders and all new fall merch during the event, but the designer will also be on hand to talk you through the special ordering process. [RackedWire]
WEHO: We can't believe someone hasn't come up with this idea before, but tonight at Jones in WeHo (7205 Santa Monica Blvd.), a group of fashion and entertainment professionals (including Racked and Los Angeles mag contributor Kelly Parsons and publicist Melissa Kubrin) are hosting a casual networking event from 7pm-9:30pm. Says Parsons: "In L.A., fashion and entertainment constantly overlap—neither one would be as glamorous without the other. We want to make those worlds smaller and give those in both industries a chance to see who you speak on the phone but never seem to see." Anyone whose job description fits into one of those two categories is invited to stop by for a cocktail. [RackedWire]