The Eighth Street strip between Idaho and Bannock streets is a place to see and be seen. Between shops, restaurants and bars, this small section of downtown is an unofficial catwalk, which is why Tanzanite Salon and Spa chose it as the venue for its first local fashion show.
Local businesses have teamed up to shut down Eighth Street for the sake of fashion, and proceeds will benefit the Women's and Children's Alliance. Twenty-five models will strut down the street, including Boise's Chelsey Hersley, a runner-up on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 15. Each model will showcase clothing, accessories, shoes and styling from Boise retailers to promote the city's fashion scene.
Music by Boise Rock School students will start at 6 p.m., with a cocktail hour at the restaurants lining Eighth Street's sidewalk. DJ Nathan Hudson will follow, spinning the beats for the catwalk. From 6 to 7 p.m., you can also try your luck at a raffle by dropping tickets for various prizes at the featured local businesses.
The event is free and open to the public, but VIP tickets with major perks are available at Tanzanite Salon. For $50, you get prime seating by the runway and a swag bag from Sojourn Hair Products.