Here Comes the Bride: Brides Across America, a nationwide charity dedicated to providing free wedding gowns for military brides, announced today that Las Vegas bridal salon Couture Bride will be giving away free designer wedding gowns, which include but are not limited to Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. For more information on the Nov. 11 event, call 647-7778. Log onto bridesacrossamerica.com for qualifications.
Sak it to Me: Saks Fifth Avenue Las Vegas’ annual nationwide Key to the Cure initiative donates 2 percent of all clothing sales through Sunday to Nevada Cancer Institute. Saks also has Key to the Cure T-shirts designed by Donna Karan available now. All proceeds from the $35 shirt also benefit Nevada Cancer Institute. Saks hosts a Made to Measure men’s event today in the Men’s Store and DKNY Focus Day Friday in Wear.
Sweet Style: Altered Nation Designs and Flockflockflock are hosting a fashion show and raffle to benefit local charity Opportunity Village. The show will feature the talents of local designers and artists. Each designer has been challenged to use real candy and candy wrappers in their garments in celebration of Halloween. The event is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Emergency Arts inside the Beat Coffee House at 520 Fremont St. You must be 21 to enter and a $5 donation is suggested. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase.
Lashing Out: Curious about Latisse and if it’s right for you? Get in the know from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Galileo Ballroom at The Venetian, where style expert Bobbie Thomas explains more about the prescription treatment for eyelash growth. A nationally recognized physician will also be on-hand to answer questions. The event is free and all attendees get a free trial certificate for Latisse. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. E-mail email@example.com to RSVP.
Costume Couture: Fashion design students from International Academy of Design and Technology Las Vegas unveil their Halloween couture from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Oct. 28 at Fashion Show mall. Designs will be on display in the stage box adjacent to the Great Hall. The Halloween couture runway show is at 2 p.m. Oct. 30.
Crystal Clear: A three-level, 21,000-square-foot Prada store has opened at Crystals at CityCenter. It carries the complete men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections and footwear, as well as limited-edition handbags and playful accessories dedicated to Las Vegas. Crystals has also opened a new Gucci boutique with men’s and women’s apparel, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, sunglasses and accessories at the 15,000-square-foot space.
Makeup Magic: Sephora at The Venetian has opened a MAKE UP FOREVER Boutique & Studio, complete with a more extensive product selection, interactive tools, education and artistry.
Open for Biz: Square Colour Salon + Spa has moved into a new location at 1225 S. Fort Apache Road. The salon has 30 hair stations, three treatment rooms and is a modern, minimalistic design. Square carries L’Oreal Professional, Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Dermalogica and SkinCeuticals. To schedule an appointment, call 255-7050.
Pink Premium: Las Vegas Premium Outlets and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are teaming up to support breast cancer awareness, research and treatment programs. During October, text "PINK" to 90999 to donate $10. Then, enjoy special savings from Coach, Cole Haan, DKNY and others. Log onto premiumoutlets.com/sales for a complete list of vendors.
Worth the Wait: The NARS Bento Box Set took 10 years to produce and consists of a limited edition set of two Kabuki cups that were hand-poured with highly pigmented lipstick and a Kabuki lip brush that come in a handmade bento box. The waiting list is available now at narscosmetics.com/bento.
Social Scene: Check out The Venetian and The Palazzo Social Rewards, a social media loyalty program, at venetianpalazzo.socialrewards.com. The program monitors and tracks tweets, and provides the user with points to be redeemed toward goods and services at the resorts.
About Town: Several new stores are opening this fall at Town Square, including ph*nom, Paradigm, Crocs and LoveSac Alternative Furniture Co.
Lighten Up: Elegant Lighting has opened a new showroom inside the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas. The specialty lighting store brings even more design diversity to Las Vegas for designers and shoppers. The Philadelphia-based manufacturer and distributor creates crystal chandeliers from home to hotel. Visit elegantlighting.us for more information.
Frugal Fashion: H&M is collaborating with Lanvin, one of the most influential brands of the 21st century. The line of womenswear and menswear will be designed by Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz and launches Nov. 20.
What Suits You: For one day only, Nov. 12, United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council will collect gently used suits and professional attire to be donated to local area shelters and nonprofits that assist women in need. Drive-through donations can be made in the United Way parking lot on 1660 E. Flamingo Road.