February 2012

Neiman Marcus Beauty EventJust a reminder, ladies… the Neiman Marcus Beauty Event will end this Sunday, so don’t forget to put this on your schedule!

With every $100 purchase, you’ll receive one of these cute totes in fun spring colors, while supplies last. Included inside you’ll find samples of Fekkai hair products, Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino eau de parfum and a refillable jar for La Mer’s new reparative body lotion which you can take to the La Mer counter for a fill-up.

(It’s cheaper than a gallon of gas ! )

There are tons of free gifts with purchase offers, so be sure to check your favorite lines to see what they have to offer.

Here are a few of my favorites, just in case you can’t decide….


Kate Somerville

I’ve been using Kate Somerville’s Multi-Active Repair moisturizing cream since receiving a full-size sample from Neiman’s last beauty event. I love it and have no plans to switch to anything else since it cured my desert dry skin woes. Also, I love her eye cream which I’ve been using for months and still have some left !

Kate’s gift with $150 purchase is the Cytocell Dermal Energizing Treatment ( 0.5 fl oz ) and the Cytocell Dark Circle corrective eye cream. (0.25 oz )

There’s a sample of Kate’s re-surfacing peel pad inside the free beauty tote as well…

Kate Somerville GWP - Neiman Marcus Beauty Event

Bobbi Brown Gift Set

Over the years, I’ve used many Bobbi Brown products that have become staples in my cosmetics war-chest. One of my current favorites is her concealer called the Face Touch Up stick, which comes in a small tube you can just throw in your purse and go. It’s inexpensive ($23), and does a great job of covering blotches, dark spots or freckles; I started using it when I decided to switch to a lighter cream foundation. It allows me to wear less foundation all over my face and still address my problem areas.

Bobbi Brown’s gift with purchase is a gift set with a palette of 8 eye shadows, an Extreme Party mascara,  (you know, for when you’re extremely partying) and a concentrated moisturizer cream. It’s yours free, with $150 purchase.

Bobbi Brown -GWP- Neiman Marcus Beauty Event

Marc Jacobs

OK, I’ve never had a Marc Jacobs fragrance in my perfume arsenal, however I am seriously considering purchasing one for $95, just so I can get this umbrella. Because really, girls, you have to be prepared for a rainy day !

Marc Jacobs - GWP - Umbrella - Neiman Marcus Beauty Event

Check Neiman Marcus online to find all the details on gifts with purchase and special offers, or call 480-990-2100 for personal assistance from the Scottsdale store !

*Offers may vary from store to store; tote bags available while supplies last.





Angelina Jolie's right leg - Oscars 2012

OK, seriously, the best story yet to emerge from all the Oscar hoopla is the onslaught of media buzz about Angelina Jolie’s right leg. After striking this pose on the red carpet, and then again on stage at the “Chapter 11″ theatre, Angelina’s right leg took on a life of it’s own.

The leg set up it’s own twitter account, @angiesrightleg, which as of this writing, has over 12,000 followers for just 18 tweets.

Twitter feed @angiesrightleg

And of course, blog postings completely devoted to it, like “The 10 Best Pictures of Angelina Jolie’s Right Leg.”

Or this hilarious photoshop masterpiece, featuring “Spiderlina Jolie” from icahnhascheeseburger.

Spiderlina Jolie

But hands-down, one of Oscar’s funniest moments last night was comedy writer Jim Rash, as he picked up his award for screenwriting, with a right leg moment of his own.

JIm Rash striking his Angelina Jolie pose

This morning in a Washington Post article, Jim said he did it on impulse, but it was a “loving tribute.”

Whatevs, Jim. You gotta own that, cuz it was some darn good entertainment !


Today’s little bit of lovely: Audrey Hepburn at the Oscars

February 25, 2012

Audrey Hepburn, holding her Oscar for her role in Roman Holiday. Audrey won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1954; it was her first Oscar nomination and win. Photograph by Ralph Morse, Time & Life Pictures, Getty Images

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Interested in buying American ? Designer Karen Kane launches Made in the USA label with Dillard’s

February 24, 2012

California designer Karen Kane has launched an on-going series of collections with Dillard’s department stores featuring designs that are manufactured here in the U.S. The first collection launched over the holidays; it was carried in 179 Dillard’s stores, including Dillard’s largest store located in Scottsdale Fashion Square, and at Dillard’s online. The Made in the [...]

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Today’s little bit of lovely: Alberta Ferretti’s siren dress !

February 23, 2012

Sound the sirens ! Alberta Ferretti sent this stunner down the runway during Milan Fashion Week, along with one of the most beautiful Fall collections I’ve seen yet. Someone get Rihanna on the phone…

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Calvin Klein Performance opens new store at the Scottsdale Quarter

February 23, 2012

Calvin Klein Performance is opening it’s first freestanding store at Scottsdale Quarter, this Friday, Feb. 24. Offering a full collection of women’s athletic and performance wear, Calvin Klein Performance is designed for yoga, pilates, running, tennis and biking. Featuring clean lines, classic cuts and color palettes in keeping with the Calvin Klein brand aesthetic, the [...]

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Photo Gallery: Chanel/Neiman Marcus Spring Fashion show at the Phoenix Art Museum

February 22, 2012

Some of the valley’s most fashionable women and men gathered yesterday at the Chanel Spring Fashion Show, hosted at the Phoenix Art Museum. Many were decked out in head-to-toe Chanel, providing an inspirational fashion show in itself for those lucky enough to attend this premier event. You might recognize some of them… These lovely ladies [...]

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Chanel’s Spring Fashion Show at the Phoenix Art Museum was pearlicious !

February 21, 2012

The Chanel Spring Fashion Show was unveiled in all its pearly glory today at the Phoenix Art Museum. The show was presented by Neiman Marcus of Scottsdale; they worked with representatives from Chanel to re-create the setting and mood of the original show at the Grand Palais in Paris. Three large white coral sculptures sat [...]

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Phoenix model Kelly Mittendorf walks the runway at London Fashion Week !

February 20, 2012

Phoenix model Kelly Mittendorf was on the runway this week in London, modeling looks from Issa and Mulberry for London Fashion Week. Last year, she was hailed as one of the top new models to watch, walking in both the Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs shows during New York Fashion Week. Issa. Mulberry. Mulberry. Ms. [...]

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Project Runway is looking for designers…Do you have what it takes ?!

February 18, 2012

Opportunity knocks for aspiring designers looking for a chance to compete on Project Runway. The popular show is now casting designers for its upcoming season, offering a chance to showcase their designs during NY Fashion Week and win $100,000 to launch their own fashion line. The application deadline is March 15, 2012. You can apply [...]

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