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Shopping and fashion news, events and more (Aug. 10) 

Euphoria Salon & Spa Recognized in Elle Magazine: Congratulations go out to Yana and Mike Dudko, owners of Euphoria Salon & Spa, which was named in Elle Magazine's list of the top 100 salons in the country, featured in the August issue. Yana says that her business stood out against its competitors because of their "attention to detail in providing beautiful and natural-looking hair. Blondes like Jennifer Aniston, waves like Kim Kardashian, or carmel color like Beyoncé — all can be experienced at Euphoria Salon & Spa," she says. "We are not broken down into different departments in which different service technicians are doing the cut and another doing the color. We are with our guest from start to finish."

Euphoria Salon & Spa is located at 3904 Colony Road. Services are by appointment only and can be made by calling 704-367-9112. For more information, visit

— Kimberly Lawson

An Evening with Thom Filicia at High Cotton Home: If you're into home decor or reality TV, you certainly should know who Thom Filicia is. Best known nationally as one of the co-stars of the Bravo TV hit series, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, he was a rising star even before the groundbreaking show. With a thriving New York-based interior design business, he created awe-inspiring decor in the homes of high-end clients.

Now, Filicia personally brings his talent to the Carolinas with a collection for the N.C.-based company Vanguard Furniture. He'll be relaunching the line at the High Point Furniture Market in October, but you can get a sneak peek — and meet Filicia in person — on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at High Cotton Home during "An Evening With Thom Filicia."

A donation of $10, which includes one drink ticket, is requested for entry, and all proceeds will be given to The Junior League of Charlotte. $10. Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. High Cotton Home, 2137 South Blvd. 704-335-1220.

— T. Strong

Junk In The Trunk Sale: Beadlush is a great place to go if you're looking for vintage pieces to create a sparkly accessory of your own. On Aug. 11 through Aug. 13, the eclectic selection of pickings for those who fancy themselves artisans will be robust during the Junk in the Trunk Sale. Southern Comforts and Friends, a local collective of junkers and antiquers, will be in the house, showcasing their findings, and who knows, maybe they have the perfect piece to finish off a bracelet you've been working on. The "junk" available includes buttons, broaches, lace, silverware, chandelier crystals, doilies and more. On Saturday, a tent will be set up outside the Plaza Midwood shop, with display pieces, wooden crates and boxes and more items to use to show off your work. Aug. 11-12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Beadlush, 1217 The Plaza. 704-376-3331.

— Lawson

Item of the Week: Vintage Swarovski crystals, buttons and everything that sparkles: That's what Bella Originals is all about. Through her passion for creating beautiful things, designer Elizabeth Cannon has a small yet successful jewelry business. This particular bracelet, dubbed a Button Down Cuff, is adjustable and set in brass with colorful stones and crystals. It's a perfect way to add spice to your look, and because of the detailing, it's certainly a conversation piece. Cannon says she "scours flea markets, estate sales and the attics of friends and family for interesting bits and baubles that look like they're ready for a second life." By all accounts, this unique piece of art reminds me of what being "lady-like" is all about. $45.

— T. Strong

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