Shoes Wisely: Donald J Pliner and wife Lisa Pliner will personally introduce their latest collections at the Donald J Pliner boutique at the Forum Shops at Caesars Friday, 9-11 p.m. and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Receive personal stylist attention and make a difference as 10 percent of sales benefit St. Judes Ranch for Children.
Skin Secrets: Skin expert, Dr. Jason Michaels of Aspire Cosmetic MedCenter hosts a free Fall Fresh You class Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class focuses on new procedures and products to reverse the effects of summer skin damage. Complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be served. Aspire is located at 9097 West Post Rd. RSVP at 588-7447.
Chic Charity: White House Black Market at Town Square will be accepting donations for Safe Nest all month long. New or gently used business clothing for women are welcome. Donations and purchases of $125 earn $25 off coupons with incentives improving as the purchases go higher.
Yay for Yoga: September is National Yoga Month. To kick things off, lucy at Town Square hosts complimentary yoga classes all month, starting Friday. Call 260-0574 for more information.
Setting the Barre: Barre Las Vegas and A Body in Balance Pilates Studio are hosting Pilates, Barre & Jazz (PB&J) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Foundation for Positively Kids. With a $10 donation, guests can take pilates and barre classes free. Enjoy jazz, refreshments, raffle prizes and a lululemon athletic trunk show. Space is limited and pre-registration required. The event takes place at 1215 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 150. Call 269-9100 or 243-2277 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.
Blogger Wanted: Fashion Show, Meadows Mall and The Boulevard Mall are looking for the nation’s most helpful holiday shopping expert to become a guest blogger on MerrierShopping.com. Three finalists will be selected and the winner gets a $1,000 gift card and other prizes. The deadline to enter is Friday. Log onto thefashionshow.com, meadowsmall.com or boulevardmall.com for entry requirements and rules.
Big is Beautiful: Are you the next Queen of the Desert? Find out Sept. 18 at Voluptuous Fashion Boutique during its plus-size model search. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. and costs $30 to enter. Winners get a three-day Vegas fashion photo shoot, $100 Voluptuous gift card and more. For rules and more information, log onto queensofthedesert.com.
Beauty Bonanza: Inglot Cosmetics, a Polish-based cosmetics company with more than 250 stores in 21 countries, is set to open its second U.S. store inside The Forum Shops at Caesars early this month. Heralded for its unique shopping experience, Inglot has a massive tester system where guests can touch, mix, match and play with more than 1,500 colors. Inglot offers the "Freedom System," a collection of more than 3 billion color combinations, allowing individuals to assemble a palette of their own color preferences.
Crystal Clear: Crystals at CityCenter will open several fashion favorites this fall, including a three-level, 21,000-square-foot Prada store, Vegas’ first Stella McCartney and Donna Karan boutiques, Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Balenciaga and Harry Winston.
Watch Out: Cartier has relocated and reopened its boutique at the Forum Shops at Caesars. The boutique, which went from 1,284 square feet to 2,870 square feet, features a concept designed by renowned architect Bruno Moinard. It’s located at the in front of the Fountain of the Gods and continues to carry one-of-a-kind Cartier designs and signature jewelry collections.
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.
Skin is In: Kiehl’s, the New York-based seller of fine quality skin and hair care products, has opened a new store in Dillard’s at the Galleria at Sunset.
Spa Specials: National Spa Week is Monday through Sept. 19 in Las Vegas with the latest and greatest services for just $50. The Spa at Aria, The Mirage Spa and Vdara Health & Beauty are just some of the spas participating. Log onto spaweek.com Monday for a complete list of participating spas.
In Design: Target is partnering with William Rast, founded by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala, to launch a designer collection of apparel available for both men and women featuring premium denim, outerwear and sportswear. It launches in December.
Priority Male: Leading online private sale site HauteLook has launched Men.HauteLook.com featuring brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Puma, Penguin, Donald Pliner and Ben Sherman. Discounts can be found for 50 percent to 75 percent off sportswear, denim and suits.