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Vanessa Barnes has been inspired by fashion her whole life. She attended the Fashion Institue of Design and Merchandise, and has worked as a wardrobe stylist for local television. Vanessa has also styled various fashion shows from streetwear to couture. She also specializes in executive style transformation for business professionals. In addition to styling, she recently launched her website fashionmixtape.com, that features independent fashion and music.

Fashion’s Night Out San Diego And Compassion Rocks

Fashion Night Out San Diego will be held on September 6, 2012. Fashion Valley and Hard Rock Hotel teamed up for the Inauguration of COMPASSION ROCKS, a clothing drive benefiting Father Joe’s Village. The clothing drive will launch on August 30 and continue through September 12, 2012.

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Many of thee Fashion Night Out San Diego’s participants at Fashion Valley will be offering special incentives to mark the occasion. BCBG, will be holding an instagram contest, one winner will receive a $1,000.00 gift card. Charming Charlie’s will provide a one-year subscription to Lucky Magazine with a minimum purchase of $35. All other participants will be offering discounts, limited edition Fashion Night Out apparel and the latest fall trends.

The first 50 attendees who donate their old clothing to COMPASSION ROCKS at Fashion Night Out San Diego, will be seated front row for the fashion show. The donated clothes will be sold in Father Joe’s Village thrift stores.

Father Joe’s Village contributes to over half of the homeless in San Diego. San Diego’s homeless population has rapidly increased over the last few years. COMPASSION ROCKS is hoping to become one of the largest contributors for clothing drives in San Diego. Everyone who donates is also eligible for a grand prize. To donate to COMPASSION ROCKS, you can drop off your old clothing to one of the drop off participants:

Father Joe’s Villages Furniture Warehouse
3350 E Street San Diego, CA, 92102
Open Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 7p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

City Digz Thrift Store
1550 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Open Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Concierge Desk
207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Maryjane’s Restaurant (inside Hard Rock Hotel San Diego)
Open Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday: 6:30-3 a.m.

Hard Rock Café San Diego
801 4th Ave San Diego, CA 92101
Open Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – midnight

Fashion Valley – Guest Service Booth
(Guest Service Boothlocated underneath the movie theatres and food court)
Old Navy – Fashion Valley
7007 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Father Joe’s Villages Thrift Store
2325 Fletcher Pkwy., El Cajon, CA 92020
Open Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pierre’s Café
1404 5th Ave
San Diego, California 92101
Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information visit: CompassionRocksGiving.com.

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