The Forum Shops at Caesars Welcomes Lunar New Year & Valentine’s Day

 

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Giant Illuminated Dragon and More Welcomes Lunar New Year


A legendary creature in Chinese mythology and folklore, the dragon is a traditional symbol of power, strength, and good luck. The Forum Shops at Caesars is sharing this fabled creature in a big way by welcoming a 22-ft. long, 6-ft. wide and 12-ft. high dragon to the world-renowned retail destination. Displayed on the Fortuna Terrace near the entrance to The Forum Shops from Caesars Palace casino for the public to enjoy, the massive 950-lb steel-framed dragon is covered in 30,000 red and amber LED lights, many of which flicker, giving the mythical beast a vibrant look and dynamic feel. While the Chinese New Year begins on February 19, 2015 and it is the Year of the Sheep, the traditional Chinese dragon will be on display throughout the Lunar New Year celebratory season. To further mark Chinese New Year, The Forum Shops at Caesars will again welcome students from the Meadows School, who will perform the traditional dragon parade throughout The Forum Shops at Caesars on Thursday, Feb. 19 beginning at 10 a.m. The cast of singers and dancers includes 120 Meadows students – 60 from kindergarten and 60 from fifth grade plus the school’s very special guest, founder and Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman.

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A number of Forum Shops retailers are also marking the Lunar New Year season with special events and limited-edition products. To celebrate Chinese New Year, British luxury brand Mulberry has created a limited edition version of its best-selling Cara Delevingne Bag. The Mini Cara Delevingne Bag in Poppy Red Quilted Nappa Leather has an exclusive finishing touch: a stamped ram on the leather keeper symbolizing 2015’s Chinese zodiac sign. There are only eighty-eight Chinese New Year Mini Cara Delevingne Bags, available in selected locations around the world – including The Forum Shops at Caesars. Collectors and guests of Rotella Gallery will not only be engaged with festive decor but the gallery is also highlighting photographs that coincide with the special occasion. In conjunction with the Year of the Goat, Sheep and Ram, Rotella Gallery is highlighting two of photographer Art Wolfe’s brilliantly captured images “Mountain Goat & Kid” and “Huang Shan.” Burberry has a Lunar New Year inspired collection for 2015 including a limited edition Scottish-woven Heritage Cashmere Scarf in camel, stone and charcoal. The scarf is embroidered with the Chinese symbol for good fortune. Burberry monogramming is also available for Lunar New Year gifts. The iconic Heritage cashmere scarves, color block ponchos, and the new My Burberry fragrance for women can be personalized with up to three initials to create bespoke gifts for loved ones. Van Cleef and Arpels spotlight the Midnight Red Dragon timepiece. Set in white gold with the dial crafted of miniature painting in enamel. Swatch is proud to present The Goat’s Keeper, a special watch created in celebration of the 2015 Chinese New Year. Be sure to visit Ermenegildo Zegna to see their window display in honor of Chinese New Year.

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Love is in the Air this Valentine’s Day at The Forum Shops


The Forum Shops has the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts that are sure to make your heart beat faster. As they say, diamonds are a girl’s best friend and David Yurman knows that certainly rings true. America’s leading fine jeweler, David Yurman is spotlighting the ideal Valentine’s Day gifts. From an Initial Pinky Ring with diamonds or stunning gold Cable bracelets to the new Starburst designs featuring vivid gemstone, David Yurman has a variety of perfect pieces she’ll love. For him, Forged Carbon Designs are distinctive and stylish. For the fun fashionista, now through Feb 11, Brighton Collectibles is offering a free “My Sweet Valentine Tote” with a single, same-day purchase of $100 or more, while supplies last. Tory Burch has a number of lovely gifts that are sure to please. From a Valentine-inspired hard-shell iPhone case to a distinctive red chain wallet to cosmetic cases and more, Tory Burch has a great variety of heart-pleasing gifts. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Swatch presents its special Unlock My Heart watch. Specialty retailer Henri Bendel has a selection of Valentine’s handbags, jewelry, accessories and more that are sure to make your heart flutter including a floral blossom signature candle and a blush pink mini ring box. Looking for something for the special “him” in your life? Vilebrequin has a selection of men’s swim trucks including the Poppy Red Tropical Pineapple shorts – festive and whimsical. The Forum Shops is also home to Agent Provocateur for beautifully-designed and exceptional quality lingerie and nightwear as well as La Perla, one of the leading creators of luxurious and fashionable lingerie, nightwear, swimwear, and loungewear for women and men. Of course, there’s also the newly-expanded and remodeled two-story Victoria’s Secret now open at The Forum Shops.

 

Now Open at The Forum Shops


Joining The Forum Shops impressive roster, CHANEL Fragrance, Beauty and Sunglasses opens a first-of-its-kind boutique in Las Vegas at The Forum Shops near the Festival Court. The 850-square-foot boutique showcases coveted CHANEL fragrance, makeup and skincare products, and pairs them with a visually inspiring outpost for CHANEL sunglasses in a one-of-a-kind design concept exclusive to this location.

Las Vegas Headliners Join the Party for Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops at Caesars

Las Vegas Headliners Join the Party for Fashion’s Night Out at
The Forum Shops at Caesars
Matt Goss, Showgirls from Jubilee!, Chippendales, Frank Marino’s Divas,
and Anthony Cools Among Those Celebrating Fashion’s Night Out
The third annual Fashion’s Night Out is a Vegas-style celebration with iconic local headliners attending the celebrated event on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Forum Shops at Caesars. A number of Las Vegas’ most popular celebrities and entertainers will be on hand to take part in special activities, in-store events, product demonstrations, parties and promotional giveaways.

Look for international singing sensation and Caesars Palace headline entertainer Matt Goss during Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops. His weekend show inside The Gossy Room at Caesars Palace is a very contemporary reinvention of vintage Rat Pack Vegas and features a dynamic blend of musical talent.
The Fashion’s Night Out experience gets even glitzier this year as legendary showgirls from Jubilee! join the celebration. For more than 30 years, the lavish stage spectacular has been an iconic Vegas-style production show at Bally’s Las Vegas garnishing awards year after year. Jubilee! is the last authentic showgirl revue in the city and remains synonymous with Las Vegas.
Chippendale performers will be joining guests and adding a quiver of excitement to the evening at select menswear locations. These handsome male performers can be seen at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, where they entertain inside the Chippendales Theater.
Shop and party all night with superstar female impersonators who uncannily duplicate the likenesses of Britney Spears, Cher, Diana Ross, Beyonce, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Katy Perry from Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas at Imperial Palace.
Also on hand will be world famous hypnotist Anthony Cools, known for his raw and uninhibited attitude. Anthony Cools headlines inside the Anthony Cools Experience showroom at Paris Las Vegas.
Of course, the spotlight will be on fashion during Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops. Live models throughout the retail center will be styled in fashions and accessories from Alfred Dunhill, Anne Fontaine, Bebe, Bettie Page, Brighton Collections, Cache, Custo Barcelona, DKNY, Donald J Pliner, Elie Tahari, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Gap, John Varvatos, Judith Leiber, Juicy Couture, Pal Zileri, Pandora, St John, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Bahama Women, True Religion, Vilebrequin, and Y-3.
Get in full party mode with live DJs and refreshments at 7 For All Mankind, Bebe, DKNY, Giuseppe Zanotti, La Perla, Ted Baker London, UGG Australia, and Y-3. For specialty cocktails and light bites, try Elie Tahari, Gucci, Scoop NYC, Tadashi, and Valentino. Keep the cocktail parties going with champagne and desserts at Emilio Pucci, Tory Burch, and Brighton Collections. Finish off the veritable buffet with hot chocolate at Vosges Haut Chocolat.
If you love to love a sale, many retailers are offering special discounts for Fashion’s Night Out including Antiquities, Baccarat, Bettie Page, Custo Barcelona, Gap, Intermix, Kiehl’s Since 1851, and Lacoste.
The only thing possibly better than a sale is a gift, and Fashion’s Night Out has plenty of those. Enjoy gifts, gifts with purchase, samples and register-to-win events at Agent Provocateur, Donald J Pliner, Fresh, Hublot, Inglot, Judith Leiber, Juicy Couture, Roman Times, Thomas Pink, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Bahama Women, True Religion, Y-3, Vilebrequin, and for M loyalty members at Guess by Marciano.
Visit Dior Beauty for makeup demonstrations, Anne Fontaine for makeup demonstrations plus a register-to-win giveaway, Sephora for makeup demonstrations plus samples and makeup express service, and MAC Cosmetics for a free makeup application with purchase!
If raffles are just your ticket, stop by Blink Optical, De Beers, Judith Ripka, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors.
Other exclusive events will include a VEGAS magazine photo booth at Marc by Marc Jacobs along with a new fragrance launch, free Astrology and Chinese Tarot card readings at Eric Andrew Collection, a “Crazy Carat” showcase at Fendi, Judith Ripka will raffle a signed Judith Ripka coffee table book, a trunk show at Pal Zileri, a gift drawing at Pandora, and other special in-store events and offerings from Ann Taylor, Bally, Cache, Casa Fuente, Coach, Hearts On Fire, Jimmy Choo, John Varvatos, Marc Jacobs, Mont Blanc, Reed Krakoff, St John, H&M, Alfred Dunhill and Tod’s.
Many of the distinctive restaurants inside The Forum Shops are also getting in on the fun with special cocktail creations and promotions. Enjoy a Chocolate Stiletto drink special at Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, a complimentary appetizer with purchase of a specialty cocktail at The Palm Las Vegas, discounted cocktails at Planet Hollywood Restaurant & Bar and Sushi Roku, specialty drinks at Trevi Italian Restaurant and Spago, complimentary fare by Il Mulino New York at Judith Ripka, and a special menu at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab with a donation of $1 to Three Square for every piece of seasonal pie ordered.
ABOUT THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS
The Forum Shops at Caesars opened 283,000 square feet in May 1992 to immediate success.  An August 1997 expansion to 500,000 square feet continued the momentum.  The third phase of The Forum Shops’ growth was a three-level expansion extending from the existing retail, dining and entertainment icon to the famed Las Vegas Strip adding 175,000 square feet, with completion October 2004.  A grand pedestrian plaza entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard further validates The Forum Shops as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world.  The Forum Shops is recognized for its unique combination of top retail, dining, entertainment, excellent location and exciting ambiance featuring 150 specialty shops and 15 restaurants.  Additional information may be accessed at www.forumshops.com.
ABOUT FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
Established in 2009, Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence and boost the industry¹s economy. In the United States, the program is collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York. For more information visit www.fashionsnightout.com, powered by QVC, or join us on Facebook and Twitter (www.twitter.com/fnonyc).

Celebrate Shopping at Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops

Celebrate Style During Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops
 

 

Save the date for the leading fashion event in Las Vegas, the 3rd annual Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops at Caesars on Thursday, September 6 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The stage is set for a festival of fashion with entertainment; refreshments; one-of-a-kind in-store events; giveaways; celebrity appearances; gifts, samples, and limited edition products.

 

In addition, this year’s Fashion’s Night Out attendees can also register to win one of three $500 shopping sprees to be given away near The Fountain of the Gods at 9 p.m.  With more than 160 specialty stores and restaurants, there’s plenty for all to see, do, and enjoy.

 

Get in full party mode with live DJs and refreshments at 7 For All Mankind, Bebe, DKNYUgg Australia, and Y-3. And if you can’t get enough of all things British after the London Olympics, Ted Baker London will host a Brit-themed bash with British refreshments, music, and complimentary tote bags with any purchase. You’ll also want to visit Giuseppe Zanotti’s soirée featuring a trunk show and the La Perla register-to-win giveaway gala.

 

Keep the cocktail parties going with champagne and desserts at Emilio Pucci, Tory Burch, and Brighton Collections. For specialty cocktails and light bites, try Elie Tahari, Gucci, Scoop NYC, Tadashi, and Valentino. Finish off the veritable buffet with hot chocolate at Vosges Haut Chocolat.

 

If you love to love a sale, many retailers are offering special discounts for Fashion’s Night Out including Antiquities, Baccarat, Bettie Page, Custo Barcelona, Gap, Intermix, Kiehl’s Since 1851, and Lacoste.

 

The only thing possibly better than a sale is a gift, and Fashion’s Night Out has plenty of those. Enjoy gifts with purchase at Agent Provocateur, Donald J Pliner, Hublot, Judith Leiber, Roman Times, Thomas Pink, True Religion, Y-3, Vilebrequin, and for M loyalty members at Guess by Marciano. Inglot will also offer a gift with purchase, as well as a free makeover! And at Fresh, enjoy a complimentary facial as well as your gift with purchase and register-to-win gift bag. Juicy Couture will offer a gift with purchase, as well as a chance to sample their new fragrance launching at Fashion’s Night Out, Viva La Juicy La Fleur. A limited edition scarf exclusively designed for Fashion’s Night Out will also be available as a gift with purchase at Tommy Bahama and Tommy Bahama Women.

 

Not sure if you’ve got that smoky eye just right? Visit Dior Beauty for makeup demonstrations, Anne Fontaine for makeup demonstrations plus a register-to-win giveaway, Sephora for makeup demonstrations plus samples and makeup express service, and MAC Cosmetics for a free makeup application with purchase!

 

If raffles are just your ticket, stop by Blink Optical, De Beers, Judith Ripka, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors.

 

Other exclusive events will include a Vegas magazine photo booth at Marc by Marc Jacobs along with a new fragrance launch, free Astrology and Chinese Tarot card readings at Eric Andrew Collection, a “Crazy Carat” showcase at Fendi, Judith Ripka will raffle a signed Judith Ripka coffee table book, a trunk show at Pal Zileri, a gift drawing at Pandora, and other special in-store events and offerings from Ann Taylor, Bally, Cache, Casa Fuente, Coach, Hearts On Fire, Jimmy Choo, John Varvatos, Marc Jacobs, Mont Blanc, Reed Krakoff, St John, H&M, Alfred Dunhill and Tod’s.

 

Many of the distinctive restaurants inside The Forum Shops are also getting in on the fun with special cocktail creations and promotions. Enjoy a Chocolate Stiletto drink special at Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, a complimentary appetizer with purchase of a specialty cocktail at The Palm Las Vegas, discounted cocktails at Planet Hollywood Restaurant & Bar and Sushi Roku, specialty drinks at Trevi Italian Restaurant and Spago, complimentary fare by Il Mulino New York at Judith Ripka, and a special menu at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab with a donation of $1 to Three Square for every piece of seasonal pie ordered.

 

Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops is joining the global celebration of style and self-expression through fashion with an evening like no other. Don’t miss Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops!

 

Winner Named in The Forum Shops Search for Las Vegas’ Best New Designer

ASPIRING FASHION DESIGNER JIMI URQUIAGA IS NAMED LAS VEGAS’ BEST NEW DESIGNER DURING FASHION’S NIGHT OUT AT THE FORUM SHOPS

 

There’s a new name in fashion in Las Vegas and it’s Jimi Urquiaga. The 20-year-old aspiring fashion designer was awarded the first-ever title of Las Vegas’ Best New Designer by Caesars Palace headline entertainer Matt Goss at a special fashion show held during Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops.

 

Designer Frankie Ortiz was 1st runner up and local student Mikayla Marrujo was named 2nd runner up in the unprecedented, month-long online search and public voting period that culminated in a special fashion show featuring the top three finalists at the premiere retail shopping destination.

 

“What an amazing feeling,” said Urquiaga. “It is really satisfying to know that my hard work and dedication really paid off. It feels great to be named Las Vegas’ Best New Designer.”

 

In addition to winning bragging rights and having his fashion featured on the runway, Urquiaga also takes home a $500 shopping spree from The Forum Shops and an opportunity to spend a “Day in the Life” with Vegas Magazine editor Abby Tegnelia. In honor of Fashion’s Night Out and the search, The Forum Shops also provided the Art Institute of Las Vegas with a scholarship.

 

In addition to the naming of Las Vegas’ Best New Designer, Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops was a magical evening of hourly fashion shows featuring 25 specialty retail partners, exceptional in-store events, product demonstrations, parties, giveaways and special restaurant offerings. Further creating a distinctly celebratory vibe for Fashion’s Night Out, special lounge areas, photo booths and entertainment were offered throughout the retail destination.

 

This year, more than 80 retailers and restaurants at The Forum Shops participated in the global celebration of shopping.

 

ABOUT THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS
The Forum Shops at Caesars opened 283,000 square feet in May 1992 to immediate success.  An August 1997 expansion to 500,000 square feet continued the momentum.  The third phase of The Forum Shops’ growth was a three-level expansion extending from the existing retail, dining and entertainment icon to the famed Las Vegas Strip adding 175,000 square feet, with completion October 2004.  A grand pedestrian plaza entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard further validates The Forum Shops as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world.  The Forum Shops is recognized for its unique combination of top retail, dining, entertainment, excellent location and exciting ambiance featuring 150 specialty shops and 15 restaurants.  Additional information may be accessed at www.forumshops.com.
 
High-res images and additional information is available upon request. Find The Forum Shops on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/ForumShops  and follow www.twitter.com/the_forum_shops.
 
ABOUT FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On September 8, 2011, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night Out will return to New York City and over 100 cities nationwide to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. For more information visit www.fashionsnightout.com, or join us on Facebook and Twitter (@fnonyc, #FNO)

 

Top 3 Finalists in The Forum Shops Search for Las Vegas’ Best New Designer

 

 

THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS ANNOUNCES TOP THREE FINALISTS IN THEIR SEARCH FOR LAS VEGAS’ BEST NEW DESIGNER

Awarding of Las Vegas’ Best New Designer Hosted By Caesars Palace
Headliner Matt Goss, Fashion Shows, Parties, Entertainment & In-Store
Events All Part of Fashion’s Night Out Global Celebration of Shopping on
Thursday, September 8

After a month-long online search and public voting period which saw thousands of people casting their votes for the soon-to-be-named Las Vegas’ Best Designer, the Top 3 Finalists have been selected, and they are Las Vegas’ very own: Mikayla Marruja, Frankie Ortiz and Jimi Urquiaga

Recognized as one of the finest luxury shopping destinations in the world, The Forum Shops at Caesars is making Fashion’s Night Out especially lucky for one of these aspiring local designers as they are awarded the first-ever title of Las Vegas’ Best New Designer by Caesars Palace headline entertainer Matt Goss live from the fashion runway on Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. 
 
The Top Three designers from the online competition that began in July will all be featured in a special fashion show taking place directly over The Forum Shops famed reflecting pool near the spiral escalator.  The lucky winner will then be named by Caesars Palace headliner Matt Goss. Following the fashion show, each of the Top Three designers will showcase their winning looks around the Festival Fountains throughout the night’s festivities.
 
The finalist’s style and vision range from funky with a classic twist to bold to trendy with a feminine flair each of the applicants have demonstrated that they deserve a spot in the Top Three. In addition to winning bragging rights and having their fashion featured on the runway, the winner will also take home a $500 shopping spree from The Forum Shops and an opportunity to spend a “Day in the Life” with Vegas Magazine editor Abby Tegnelia. The Forum Shops will also be providing the Art Institute of Las Vegas with a scholarship.
 
Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops promises a magical evening of fashion shows, exceptional in-store events, product demonstrations, parties, giveaways and special restaurant offerings. Further creating a distinctly celebratory vibe, special lounge areas, photo booths and entertainment can be discovered throughout the retail destination.
 
High fashion will also be in the house with several additional hourly fashion shows featuring more than 25 specialty retail partners.  A specially designed runway has been created and will be placed over The Forum Shops famed reflecting pool; providing three floors of unique viewing areas. Informal modeling will also be featured in the area.  
 
More than 75 retailers at The Forum Shops are participating including:  Agent Provocateur, Anne Fontaine, Ann Taylor, Baccarat, Bally, Bettie Page, Brighton Collectibles, Brooks Brothers, Caché, Casa Fuente, Coach, Couture Collections, Custo Barcelona, David Yurman, De Beers, Dior Beauty, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Donald J Pliner, Elie Tahari, Emilio Pucci, Emporio Armani, Eric Andrew Collection, Fendi, Fresh, Gap, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci, GUESS, GUESS by Marciano, H & M, Hyde Park, Inglot, Intermix, James Perse, Jimmy Choo, John Varvatos, Juicy Couture, Judith Ripka, Kids Kastle, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Lacoste, Longchamp, MAC Cosmetics, Marc Jacobs, Marshall Rousso, Michael Kors, Montblanc, Pandora, Reed Krakoff, Salvatore Ferragamo, Scoop NYC, Shooz at The Forum, Sony Style,  Stuart Weitzman, St. John, Swarovski, Tadashi, Ted Baker London, Thomas Pink, Tod’s, Tommy Bahama,  Tourneau Time Dome, Tumi, UGG Australia, Valentino, Vilebrequin and Y-3.
 
Additionally, several of The Forum Shops restaurants are participating with special food and drink offers including; BOA Steakhouse, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab, The Palm LV, Planet Hollywood, P.J. Clarke’s, Spago, Sushi Roku and Trevi Italian Restaurant. 
 
For an ongoing, updated comprehensive listing of all Fashion’s Night Out, go to forumshopsfno.com.
 

ABOUT THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS
The Forum Shops at Caesars opened 283,000 square feet in May 1992 to immediate success.  An August 1997 expansion to 500,000 square feet continued the momentum.  The third phase of The Forum Shops’ growth was a three-level expansion extending from the existing retail, dining and entertainment icon to
the famed Las Vegas Strip adding 175,000 square feet, with completion October 2004.  A grand pedestrian plaza entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard further validates The Forum Shops as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world.  The Forum Shops is recognized for its unique combination of top retail, dining, entertainment, excellent location and exciting ambiance featuring 150 specialty shops and 15 restaurants.  Additional information may be accessed at forumshops.com.Find TheForum Shops on Facebook at facebook.com/ForumShops and follow twitter.com/the_forum_shops.

ABOUT FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On September 8, 2011, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night Out will return to New York City and over 100 cities nationwide to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. For more information visit  fashionsnightout.com, or join us on Facebook and Twitter (@fnonyc, #FNO)

The Forum Shops Announces Top 10 in Las Vegas Designer Search!

THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS ANNOUNCES TOP 10 FINALISTS
IN THEIR SEARCH FOR LAS VEGAS’ BEST NEW DESIGNER

Online Public Voting Now Live at facebook.com/theforumshops

Awarding of Las Vegas’ Best New Designer Hosted By Caesars Palace Headliner Matt Goss, Fashion Shows, Parties, Entertainment & In-Store Events All Part of Fashion’s Night Out Global Celebration of Shopping on Thursday, September 8
 
 
Recognized as one of the finest luxury shopping destinations in the world, The Forum Shops at Caesars and the Art Institute of Las Vegas have conducted a ground-breaking search for Las Vegas’ Best New Designer, and the Top 10 Finalists have been chosen with one talented designer set to win the title at Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

 
As part of the exciting journey which began by submitting their video applications, the Top 3 designers from the competition will all be featured in a special fashion show taking place directly over The Forum Shops famed reflecting pool.  The lucky winner will then be named by Caesars Palace headliner Matt Goss. Additionally, each of the Top 3 designers will have the opportunity to showcase their winning look during the night’s festivities. 
 
The finalists style and vision range from vintage to hippie with a rock twist to evening wear, and all the applicants have proved that they deserve a spot in the Top 10.   From August 22 through August 30, the public will have a chance to help choose the winner by voting for their favorite designer only at facebook.com/theforumshops. After tabulating the votes and the combined scores from the judging panel, the Top 3 Finalists will be announced on September 2nd.  Each of these designers will then be invited to participate in the special fashion show taking place in honor of Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops. In addition to winning bragging rights and having their fashion featured on the runway, the winner will also take home a $500 shopping spree from The Forum Shops. The Forum Shops will also be providing the Art Institute of Las Vegas with a $2000 scholarship.
 
 
The Top 10 Las Vegas Best Designer Finalists are:
  1. Amanda Wesselman
  2. Denise Barr
  3. Felipe Quinonez
  4. Frankie Ortiz
  5. Jimi Urquiaga
  6. Jose Ambriz
  7. Megan Thompson
  8. Mikayla Marrujo
  9. Shawna Real
  10. Susan Tosches-Deneau
 
“We were so excited about the level of enthusiasm from the applicants. …they were original, talented and distinctive,” explains Maureen Crampton, director of marketing, The Forum Shops.  “This project proved that we have a great deal of talent right here in Las Vegas, and we are proud to have provided a platform for them to gain more attention and awareness.  They are all winners in our eyes!”  
 
“The Art Institute of Las Vegas is very proud to be part of this competition,” explains Nancy Bohnett, Academic Director Interior Design & Fashion and Retail Management & Drafting Technology and Design.  “It’s so important to support local programs and our own talent here in Las Vegas.   We have seen so much excitement from our own students and staff, and we have worked with the team at The Forum Shops to make sure all potential designers were aware of this unique search.”
 
High fashion will also be in the house with several fashion shows featuring more than 25 specialty retail partners. A specially designed runway has been created and will be placed over The Forum Shops famed reflecting pool; providing three floors of unique viewing areas.  Adding to the excitement and further creating a distinctly celebratory vibe, special lounge areas, photo booths and entertainment can be discovered throughout the retail destination.
 
With 75 participating retailers, there will be plenty of fun things to see and do for fashion’s biggest party during Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops. Enjoy makeovers with the talented experts at Dior Beauty where you’ll find a special makeup artist in-store. See what good fortune is in your cards with astrology and Chinese tarot readings at Eric Andrew Collection. Help Haiti with the purchase of a special T-shirt at Valentino where you’ll also find champagne and appetizers.  Enjoy special refreshments in-store at Custo Barcelona, DKNY, Giuseppe Zanotti, James Perse, St. John, Swarovski, Tadashi, and Vilebrequin. Elie Tahari has exciting festivities in store as will Emporio Armani, Gucci and Longchamp. Stop by Michael Kors for chocolates, champagne and a raffle and Montblanc will have a fine jewelry trunk show. David Yurman is offering champagne and light fare and Donald J Pliner is hosting an in-store fashion show. There will be a DJ and party inside Y-3, H&M and Emilio Pucci and a celebration going on at John Varvatos, Anne Fontaine, Ted Baker London, Bettie Page, Jimmy Choo and Fendi. Treat yourself to complimentary facials and martinis inside Fresh and mini makeovers and refreshments at GUESS and GUESS by Marciano and so much more.
 
Additional participating retailers in this year’s Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops include: Agent Provocateur, Ann Taylor, Baccarat, Bally, Brighton Collectibles, Brooks Brothers, Cache’, Coach, Casa Fuente Cigar Bar, Couture Collections, DeBeers, Dolce & Gabbana, Gap, Hyde Park, Inglot, Intermix, Judith Leiber, Judith Ripka, Juicy Couture, Kids Kastle, Kiehl’s Since 1851 and Lacoste.
 
Fashion’s Night Out festivities are also in store at MAC Cosmetics, Marc Jacobs, Marshall Rousso, Reed Krakoff, Salvatore Ferragamo, Scoop NYC, Shoooz at The Forum, Sony Style, Tod’s, Tommy Bahama, Tourneau, Tumi and  UGG Australia.
 
In addition to the shopping festivities, many of The Forum Shops restaurants including BOA Steakhouse, Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, P.J. Clarke’s, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab, Planet Hollywood, Spago, The Palm Las Vegas, Trevi Italian Restaurant  and Sushi Roku, are participating by presenting palette-pleasing Fashion’s Night Out menu items, signature drinks, special offers and activities.
 
For an ongoing, updated comprehensive listing of all Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops activities visit Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops forumshopsfno.com or on facebook.com/ForumShops and follow on twitter.com/the_forum_shops.
 
 
ABOUT THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS
The Forum Shops at Caesars opened 283,000 square feet in May 1992 to immediate success.  An August 1997 expansion to 500,000 square feet continued the momentum.  The third phase of The Forum Shops’ growth was a three-level expansion extending from the existing retail, dining and entertainment icon to the famed Las Vegas Strip adding 175,000 square feet, with completion October 2004.  A grand pedestrian plaza entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard further validates The Forum Shops as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world.  The Forum Shops is recognized for its unique combination of top retail, dining, entertainment, excellent location and exciting ambiance featuring 150 specialty shops and 15 restaurants.  Additional information may be accessed at forumshops.com.
 
ABOUT FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence and boost the industry¹s economy.  In the United States, the program is collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York.  On Sept. 10, 2010, Fashion¹s Night Out will return to New York City and launch in cities nationwide to put the fun back in shopping, with designer appearances, live windows, celebrity guests and other special events.  Around the world and led by fifteen international Vogue editions (Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey), each country will celebrate Fashion’s Night Out on one night between Sept. 7 and Sept. 16, 2010. Fashion¹s Night Out will be the subject of a one-hour special on CBS on Sept. 14, 2010.  For more information visit fashionsnightout.com, powered by QVC, or join us on Facebook and Twitter ( twitter.com/fnonyc).