Fashion with Compassion: The Blind Center of Nevada is putting on a fashion show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17 in the Valencia Ballroom at JW Marriott in Summerlin. Admission is $50 to attend the fashion show and champagne brunch, with a sale to follow. Including more than 10,000 pieces of new and designer clothing — such as Alexander McQueen, La Perla, Jean Paul Gaultier and Jil Sander — the sale discounts pieces as much as 85 percent, is repeated later that day from 2 to 5 p.m., requires a $5 donation and benefits The Blind Center of Nevada. RSVP at blindcenter.org.
Prom Time: Jessica McClintock at Fashion Show mall is accepting gently used dresses for Las Vegas Prom Closet, a nonprofit organization that provides complimentary dresses and accessories for local teens who would otherwise not be able to purchase a dress. In exchange for dress donations, Jessica McClintock is offering a 15 percent discount on any new dress purchase. Donations will be accepted throughout 2010.
Neimans News: Roopal Patel makes an in-store appearance at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Designer Handbags at Neiman Marcus. A Judith Ripka trunk show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Precious Jewels Salon. Attend the Konstantino trunk show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Designer Jewelry. Stephen Webster makes an in-store appearance from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Precious Jewels Salon. Robert Rodriguez makes an in-store appearance from 1 to 5 p.m. April 15 in Contemporary Sportswear.
Sak it to Me: Saks Fifth Avenue will celebrate its Vegas Dozen 2010: The Men We Love and Why We Love Them at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Twelve men from various backgrounds and professions who exemplify great personal and professional commitment to the community will be honored with the Vegas Dozen Award. The event benefits Nevada Cancer Institute and some of the honorees include Phil Ruffin, Bob Miller and George Wallace. Tickets are $100 per person to attend the fundraiser. Call 821-0044 to RSVP or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. At Saks today, enjoy the Roberto Coin trunk show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Fine Jewelry. The Diamonds are Forever spring 2010 runway fashion show presented by Saks is at 9 p.m. Saturday at M Resort. It benefits the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
Art of Ballet: Mark your calendars. Rosa Lladro, president of Lladro, visits the Lladro boutique at Fashion Show from 5 to 7 p.m. April 28. Rosa will celebrate the art of ballet portrayed in porcelain with the unveiling of the new limited edition sculpture Backstage Ballet. As a gift with purchase, customers will receive a journal featuring the new sculpture on the cover.
Beauty Buzz: EndlessBeauty.com is a newly launched health and beauty online information source whose slogan is “Look Better, Live Longer.” You’ll find special sections for brides, new moms and women over 50.
Teen Time: Aeropostale Inc. has launched its “Real Teens 2010” contest. Teens from age 13-19 can create an online profile highlighting how they exhibit qualities of an everyday teenager at www.aeropostale.com/realteens. Five photos, a brief questionnaire and answer to why you’re a real teen must be submitted. Eight winners will be selected and receive $5,000 college scholarships and a chance to be featured in Aeropostale’s fall 2010 marketing campaign. Entries will be accepted until April 11.
Say Om: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas announces weekly yoga and guided meditation classes with Swambi Ramananda, better known as Swamiji and author of “Bliss Now.” Las Vegas residents enjoy a special introductory rate of $35 per person. Join a session at 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Space is limited to 12 people per class. Call 590-8886 to reserve your space.
High Fashion: Lanvin’s first West Coast boutique has opened at Crystals at CityCenter. The 3,000-square-foot boutique is the first U.S. Lanvin store to offer menswear. It also will carry women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and Blanche collections (for brides-to-be). There also will be dolls, stationary and music boxes.
Shoe In: The newly launched shoe-shopping Web site MyShoes.com helps you find the perfect pair of shoes at the best price from hundreds of stores. The site also combines the store’s listed price with any coupon codes available so that the “price after coupon” instantly appears. And, the ShoeStylist option customizes styles according to your preferences.