Personal Appearance: Shoe designer Sam Edelman makes a public appearance from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dillard’s at Fashion Show mall. He will meet with fans, answer questions and sign shoes. Edelman’s shoes have been worn by celebrities such as Dakota Fanning and Halle Berry.
Fashion with Compassion: The Blind Center of Nevada is putting on a fashion show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 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, 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.
Neimans News: Robert Rodriguez makes an in-store appearance at Neiman Marcus from 1 to 5 p.m. today in Contemporary Sportswear. There also will be a Christian Louboutin trunk show today through Saturday, a Diamond in the Rough trunk show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, a Tom Ford Made-to-Measure trunk show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, a Stefano Ricci Made-to-Measure trunk show from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday, an M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza trunk show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and Master Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian also makes a personal appearance from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Sak it to Me: Saks Fifth Avenue hosts an Alexandra Birman shoe event today in the shoe department. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday enjoy Jimmy Choo: 24/7 The Collection with informal modeling, champagne and strawberries.
Shoe In: Preview the fall 2010 Stuart Weitzman shoe and handbag collections — including the latest boot designs — April 29 (10 a.m. to 11 p.m.) and 30 (10 a.m. to midnight). The trunk show will be held at Stuart Weitzman at the Forum Shops at Caesars. Call 369-9222 for more information.
Green Shopping: In honor of Earth Day, shoppers of The Body Shop receive 20 percent off their entire purchase if they don’t use a shopping bag April 22-24. Call 733-7350 for more information.
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.
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.