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RackedWire: Sip and Shop with Make/Shift; Tara Subkoff's LA Friends Throw a Benefit

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MELROSE AVE: Since the beginning of summer, Suzanne Shpall and Jillian Bleiweiss have been revamping vintage duds under the name of Make/Shift, then toting them around town to sell at private shopping parties and sale events. This Saturday and Sunday, their pyramid-studded, exposed-zippered, asymetrical-hemmed creations will be up for grabs at The Foundry (7463 Melrose Ave), where guests will be able to shop, eat and drink "specialty cocktails" between 10am and 4pm. Plus, 10% of proceeds will be going to "charitable causes"— so, since nothing costs over $100, there's really no excuse not to go a little crazy. [Racked Inbox]

MACARTHUR PARK: As you may have heard, Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff was recently diagnosed with a benign brain tumor— an affliction that will involve highly complex surgery and a long recovery time. A benefit was recently thrown in her honor in New York, and now, the designer's LA friends are getting in on the fundraising efforts with a special exhibition. Artists Norman Reedus, Mark Maggiori, Shahla Kareen, Christopher Cuseo, and Petecia Le Fawnhawk have banded together to hold a group show, titled "The Bless-ed Event", from 7pm-10pm next Thursday, August 13 (724 S. Park View St.). Each piece in the show will be "loosely based around [the artists'] individual reactions to God, Jesus, notions of resurrection and religion in general", and proceeds from each work sold will go to Subkoff's aid. RSVPs go here. [Racked Inbox]