I’ll cut right to the chase.
Solange Knowles is my celebrity look of the week.
I loved how she rocked Boxing Kitten’s Tam Tam dress at Tao Beach in Las Vegas; and her fro funkified things just enough to complete the look.
Read more for the standout celeb styles that caught our eye this week, including Katy Perry’s PVC dress and Raven Symone’s rocker chic getup.
Department stores are celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May with a pretty impressive lineup of promotions.
For Nordstrom, it’s a knockout designer partnership with designer Phillip Lim, who has produced a limited-edition T-shirt exclusively for Nordstrom.
Going at $85-a-pop, it will be available at 16 Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com/apahm from May 1. All after-cost proceeds benefit OCA, a national organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Americans, says Nordstrom.
Also, Macy’s will launch its “Celebrates You” series of events–in-store gatherings that showcase Asian-Pacific American influences in fashion and style.
Local stylists will take participants to the runway for a fashion presentation featuring models from the National Association of Asian-American Professionals. In addition to the fashion show, attendees can get helpful makeup tips from Shiseido, who will be on hand for tutorials and one-on-one consultations at each event.
For more details, visit www.macys.com/asianheritage.
I’ve always admired the work Dress for Success does.
But I can’t understand how they got involved in the newest image-boosting effort by BOTOX.
The project is called “BOTOX® Cosmetic: Express Success” and is spearheaded by actress and singer Vanessa Williams.
In total, Dress for Success, will receive a $250,000 donation from Allergan, the makers of BOTOX.
As part of the partnership, Vanessa Williams will host the “BOTOX® Cosmetic: Express Success” campaign launch event with Allergan and Dress for Success on June 30 in Union Square, NYC.
The event includes a celebrity “Rack Relay Race” and clothing drive. If you’ve got nearly new professional clothing, you’re free to participate. To register, visit ExpressSuccessCampaign.com.
The first 100 people to pre-register online and participate in the “Rack Relay Race” will receive a certificate for a physician consultation. According to Allergan, then, “if appropriate,” they’ll receive a complimentary BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment from a licensed and trained aesthetic-specialty physician.
Appearing in several of Macy’s celebrity-filled advertising campaigns, Jessica Simpson will celebrate Macy’s 150th birthday at its New York City birthday bash on October 28, 2008.
Macy’s birthday is tomorrow.
And to celebrate, the mega store chain will rename 34th Street in New York City to R.H. Macy Way in honor of the brand’s founder.
It’s the location of its Herald Square flagship and world’s largest store.
That same evening, Macy’s will host a fashion industry gala at Gotham Hall – just a block from its flagship store – with a guest list featuring
- Jessica Simpson
- Sean “Diddy” Combs
- Eva Mendes
- Martha Stewart
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Kenneth Cole
The event will culminate with the reveal of a special birthday cake designed by Duff from Ace of Cakes followed by a fireworks finale off the roof of the retailer’s famous NYC landmark store.
Also, in honor of the milestone, the Empire State Building (Macy’s neighbor on 34th Street) will be lit red.
The ceremonial unveiling of the street sign will take place the morning of October 28. The temporary signs will be on view until November 15th.
Happy Birthday, Macy’s!