The Forum Shops at Caesars Celebrates the First-Ever Festival of Fashion – Sept 6 & 7

Festival of Fashion
First-Ever Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars
Features Live and Interactive Fashion Presentations, In-Store Events, Roman Characters, Giveaways, Food, Drinks, and Fun
 
Seventy shops and restaurants at The Forum Shops participating in
first-annual fashion event Sept. 6-7
 
 

 

 The stage is set for a two-day celebration of style during the first-ever Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas on Sept. 6-7, 2013. Enjoy back-to-back days of live and interactive fashion presentations, roving Roman characters, beauty bars, photo opportunities, entertainment, food, drink, lounges, one-of-a-kind in-store events, limited edition products and more.

 

In addition to a variety of exciting in-store activities, the Festival of Fashion features special live fashion shows and interactive fashion presentations. On Friday, Sept. 6 between 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 7 between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. and again 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. be sure to stop by the Fortuna Terrace near the casino entrance to The Forum Shops for a rock and roll inspired fashion presentation with a live dj and models set on an oversized spinning record. Also at the Fountain of the Gods, experience the glamour of Hollywood and be a part of an exciting fashion shoot. Get your make up touched up by the experts with Dior Beauty and Sephora and get your photo taken by the “paparazzi.”

 

In addition, Festival of Fashion attendees can also register to win one of four, $500 Forum Shops Shopping Sprees during the two-day event. Register for the giveaway near the Atlantis Fountain in The Great Roman Hall anytime Friday or Saturday between 10 a.m. – midnight. Winners do not have to be present to win.

 

More than 70 chic boutiques, stores and restaurants within The Forum Shops are participating in this first-of-its-kind fashion celebration with exciting in-store events planned during the Festival of Fashion. From live music, DJ’s, refreshments, trunk and fashion shows, guest appearances, gifts with purchases, product demonstrations and more – there’s something for everybody at this year’s fashion celebration. Forum Shops retailers that are participating in the first-ever Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops include: Agent Provocateur, Alfred Dunhill, Anne Fontaine, Anthropologie, Baccarat, bebe, Bettie Page, Brighton Collectibles, Brooks Brothers, Caesars Essentials, Caesars Exclusivley, Casa Fuente, Chrome Hearts, Citta delle Luci, Coach, Coach Level 2, Coach Men’s, Custo Barcelona, Diane von Furstenberg, Dior Beauty, DKNY, Donald J Pliner, Elie Tahari, Exclusive Collections Gallery, Fendi, H&M, Hearts On Fire, Henri Bendel, Inglot Cosmetics, James Perse, Jimmy Choo, John Varvatos, Juicy Couture, Kids Kastle, Kiehl’s Since 1851, L.K. Bennett, Longchamp, M Missoni, MAC Cosmetics, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Martin Lawrence Galleries, Michael Kors, Montblanc, Pandora, Roman Times, Sandro, Scoop NYC, Sephora, Sergio Rossi, Shoooz at The Forum, Swarovski, Ted Baker London, The Walking Company, Thomas Pink, Tommy Bahama. Tommy Bahama the Shop for Women, True Religion, UGG Australia and Vilebrequin.

 

Many of the distinctive restaurants inside The Forum Shops are also getting in on the Festival of Fashion fun with special cocktail creations and promotions. Enjoy a Pink Sky Strawberry Lemonade at The Palm • Las Vegas and $1 Pineapple Fusion or Raspberry Volito shots at Sushi Roku. The newly-opened Carmine’s NYC Italian Family Restaurant, Il Mulino New York, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Max Brenner – Chocloate by the Bald Man, P.J. Clarke’s, Spago and Trevi Italian Restaurant will each present a fashionable signature cocktail to mark the stylish celebration.

 

Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops is proud to host a one-of-a-kind event in celebration of style and self-expression through fashion with an evening like no other. Don’t miss the Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops!

 

For additional information and updates about the first annual Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ForumShops. #FOF13

First-Ever Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars – Sept 6 & 7

Festival of Fashion
Celebrate Style at First-Ever Festival of Fashion at
The Forum Shops at Caesars
 
Two Day Experience featuring Fashion Activations, Models, Music,
In-Store Events, Special Restaurant Promotions and More..


Mark your calendars for Sept. 6-7, 2013 to celebrate the first-annual Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. Globally recognized as the premier luxury shopping destination in the world, The Forum Shops will bring fashion to life with the creation of a first-of-its kind shopping event and fashion experience. The Festival of Fashion is a two-day extravaganza filled with fashion, shopping and fun. The stage is set for back-to-back full days of live fashion presentations, pop up fashion shows, beauty bars, photo opportunities, entertainment, food, drink, lounges, one-of-a-kind in-store events, limited edition products and more.
 

 

In addition, Festival of Fashion attendees can also register to win one of four, $500 Forum Shops Shopping Sprees during the two-day event. Register for the giveaway near the Atlantis Fountain in The Great Roman Hall anytime Friday or Saturday between 10 a.m. – midnight. Even better, winners do not have to be present to win.
 

 

A number of stores within The Forum Shops have exciting in-store events planned during the Festival of Fashion. From live music, DJ’s, refreshments, trunk and fashion shows, guest appearances, gifts with purchases, product demonstrations and more – there’s something for everybody at this year’s fashion celebration. A sampling of stores that are participating in the first-ever Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops include: Anne Fontaine, Anthropologie, Baccarat, Bettie Page, Brighton Collectibles, Brooks Brothers, Caesars Essentials, Caesars Exclusivley, Chrome Hearts, Citta delle Luci, Custo Barcelona, Dior Beauty, DKNY, Donald J Pliner, Diane von Furstenberg, Elie Tahari, Exclusive Collections Gallery, Hearts On Fire, James Perse, Juicy Couture, Kids Kastle, L.K. Bennett, Longchamp, Montblanc, Pandora, Sandro, Sephora, Shoooz, Swarovski, Ted Baker London and Tommy Bahama.

 

 
Many of the distinctive restaurants inside The Forum Shops are also getting in on the Festival of Fashion fun with special cocktail creations and promotions. Enjoy a Pink Sky Strawberry Lemonade at The Palm Las Vegas and $1 Pineapple Fusion or Raspberry Volito shots at Sushi Roku. The newly-opened Carmine’s NYC Italian Family Restaurant, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Spago and Trevi Italian Restaurant will each present a fashionable signature cocktail to mark the stylish celebration.
 

 

Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops is proud to host a one-of-a-kind event in celebration of style and self-expression through fashion with an evening like no other. Don’t miss the Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops!
 

 

For additional information and updates about the first annual Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ForumShops. #FOF13
 

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!

 

Pink Things, Art, Butterflies and More This Month at The Forum Shops

 

 

FORUM FABULOUS
FASHION BRIEFS AND FORUM FIRSTS…
October 2011
 
 
THE FORUM SHOPS THINKS PINK THIS MONTH: October is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  With one out of every eight women destined to be stricken with breast cancer at some point in their lives, it has become increasingly important to bring attention and raise money for the cause. This year, to help raise even more important funds, The Forum Shops is offering its exclusive Simon Pink Ribbon Gift Card for purchase. For every gift card purchased, one dollar is automatically donated to Komen for the Cure. 
 
Additionally, retailers throughout The Forum Shops are offering a variety of special products from crystal paper weights to polo shirts to silver cufflinks – each aimed to support programs and organizations that promote early detection, education and research funding for breast cancer.  Visit Couture Collections during the month of October and receive a Rosenthal Crystal heart-shaped pink paper weight* as a gift with purchase of $150 or more. Shanghai Tang is offering a limited edition “Pink Ribbon” polo shirt featuring embroidery of the Chinese character for power and the number “1”. The pink ribbon, a universal symbol for breast cancer awareness, is elegantly incorporated into the word “Pink”. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this special edition polo shirt will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation in Singapore in support of their mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Join The Walking Company in the fight against breast cancer as the retailer presents a collection of products including several exclusive items from many of the most recognized and sought after brands such as UGG Australia, Dansko, Ecco and Abeo. Five percent of each purchase will be donated in support of City of Hope.  Tory Burch has designed a limited edition fuchsia pink patent Eddie Ballet Flat. Tory Burch is donating 15% of this purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® up to a maximum donation of $15,000.  Thomas Pink continues its mission to save lives with its special Silver Ribbon Cufflinks. Thomas Pink is contributing 15% of the retail price* of each pair of Silver Ribbon Cufflinks sold to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. For the 8th year, the Southern Nevada Brighton Collectibles stores are partnering with Nevada Cancer Institute for their Power of Pink Promotion. This year’s Brighton Collectibles bracelet is truly dazzling featuring a dangling heart charm studded with Swarovski crystals in pink hues. With every bracelet sold, $10 will benefit Nevada Cancer Institute. In addition, Brighton will also have 3 Limited Edition Leather pieces- in pink of course- specially designed to help fight for the cure.
 
EUROPEAN STYLE IS IN STORE AT PAL ZILERI: Italian menswear fashion house Pal Zileri is set to open inside The Forum Shops mid-October. Specializing in high-quality suits with a modern, sharp and sophisticated look and feel, Pal Zileri is located on the way to the Atlantis Fountain Show and Aquarium. The renowned design house, Pal Zileri effectively creates balance between modern and traditional and epitomizes classic elegance in menswear. From the high-quality fabrics to the impressive handicrafts that have been improved overtime by generations of talented tailors, Pal Zileri continues to dominate the classic menswear sector.
 
MARC JACOBS EXTENDS HIS MIDAS TOUCH: American fashion designer Marc Jacobs has the undeniable ability to make things people want. Previously named among Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, Jacobs extends his reach beyond the category of fashion with the recent  launch of his 300-page, self-published book “The Men and Women of Marc Jacobs” featuring the photographs of Brian Bowen Smith. The photo essay book is a culmination of a multi-year project that features photographs of more than 150 employees of the Marc Jacobs family – the people behind the work. The book is available in Las Vegas at Marc Jacobs inside The Forum Shops.
 
LUCK AND HAPPINESS TAKE FLIGHT WITH THE BACCARAT BUTTERFLY: Long associated with notions of luck and whimsy, butterflies have a seemingly magical way of bringing happiness. Baccarat has captured this fanciful feeling with its new colorful crystal butterflies collection. A beautiful gift for any occasion, the butterflies come in a variety of colorful hues. Baccarat has also introduced a special-edition Lucky Butterfly in frosted tourmaline. This numbered edition of only 250 sells for $200 and is available by special order.
 
THE ART EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN RAISED IN LAS VEGAS: They say everything is bigger in Las Vegas, and the team from Martin Lawrence Galleries took that statement literally by building and opening what just may be the biggest art gallery in the United States in the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars. From Rembrant to Picasso to Warhol, Martin Lawrence Galleries brings pop art, modern art and the masters to the Forum Shops at Caesars. With more than 26,000 square feet of gallery, exhibition and event space, the new Martin Lawrence Galleries, located near the Atlantis Fountain Show and Aquarium is a masterpiece unto itself.  It has soaring 80 foot ceilings, a 20-foot tall neon “ART” sign and huge “guillotine” walls that can be raised and lowered to feature special exhibitions. An enormous projection wall and booming sound system enhances the energy of the gallery. Both the physical space and the amazing art will be sure to awe and inspire. In addition to the main gallery area, there will soon be a spectacular exhibition/event space which will become home to Las Vegas’ premiere art events, one-of-a-kind art exhibitions and distinctive pairings of fashion, food and entertainment with the exciting world of art. 
 
FORUM FASHION FORWARD TIP: Big, bright bold colors, studs and stones are the stars of the fall season. From handbags to shoes and watches, The Forum Shops has the perfect pick to make a statement this autumn. It’s all about the gemstone at Fendi. Their Crazy Carates Collection featuring a revolutionary ladies timepiece – a rolling mechanism technology that changes the gemstones with a simple turn of the crown – comes in coordinating crocodile leather bands this fall. At Ted Baker London it’s metal appliqué all the way.  This year, their hammered gold metal Anisse clutch bag is red hot for fall.  This season, the team at Christian Louboutin has taken their red theme to a new level.  For the fall must-have item, they revealed the new signature Daffy Suede Royal Red platform pump with 6 inch heels – red from top to bottom. For the guys, high-tops never looked so good. Mixing comfort with style, Salvatore Ferragamo puts a colorful twist on an undeniable classic.  Made from luxurious calf leather and easily dressed up or down, you will not want to be without these kicks this fall.

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).

Searching for Vegas’ Best New Designer and More From The Forum Shops

 

FORUM FABULOUS
FASHION BRIEFS AND FORUM FIRSTS…
August 2011

 

THE FORUM SHOPS SEARCHES FOR LAS VEGAS’ BEST NEW DESIGNER: This year, The Forum Shops at Caesars promises to make Fashion’s Night Out special for one lucky aspiring fashion designer from Southern Nevada.  In conjunction with the yearly event taking place on September 8, 2011, The Forum Shops at Caesars is currently searching to discover what could become tomorrow’s next big fashion icon.  Partnering with The Art Institute of Las Vegas, interested designers from Southern Nevada can apply exclusively at The Forum Shops Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ForumShops

 

The application allows for budding designers to share their story, as well as upload a video and/or photos which they can use to vie for the top spot. Whether designing couture or denim, sportswear or retro-tees, all designers are encouraged to apply (rules and criteria will be available on application).

Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops at Caesars, is participating in this year’s global celebration of shopping with Fashion’s Night Out festivities on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.  The stage is set for a night full of excitement, amazing fashion shows, one-of-a-kind in store events, product demonstrations, parties, giveaways, food, Las Vegas celebrities and entertainers – all at Las Vegas’ premiere retail destination, The Forum Shops.

The winner, along with select runners-up will be featured in an exciting fashion show and have their work highlighted inside the world-renowned shopping destination (which is home to the most famous brands in the world). The top designer will receive a $500 shopping spree to The Forum Shop at Caesars. The Forum Shops will also provide The Art Institute of Las Vegas with a $2,000 scholarship which will be dedicated to assist an aspiring designer.

 

FASCINATE, SEDUCE AND CHARM WITH JEWELRY FROM BACCART: Originally founded in the town of Baccarat in eastern France, the premiere retailer is world-renowned for fine crystal of incredible luxury and elegance. No exception, the new Fleurs de Psydelic rings for Dawn, Day and Night. This trio of colorful pleasers epitomizes grace and beauty.

 

JOHN VARVATOS TO SERVE AS CELEBRITY MENTOR ON NBC’S NEW REALITY COMPETITION SERIES “FASHION STAR”: Renowned American menswear designer John Varvatos is set to serve as a celebrity mentor on the highly-anticipated new reality competition series “Fashion Star.” The new NBC competition series will search for the next big brand in fashion. Varvatos joins newly-announced mentor; actress, author Nicole Richie, previously announced celebrity mentor Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson. The series is designed not only to groom and discover America’s next popular brand, but through an exciting new format twist, it will allow viewers at home to buy the winning designs each week.  The show will target real-time consumer feedback and interactivity and will span all categories of fashion from suits and dresses to lingerie, denim, bathing suits, accessories and more. One of the most well-known menswear fashion designers in the country, Varvatos will bring his trendsetting design skills and expertise to the contestants each week on NBC.

 
P.J. CLARKE’S, THE PALM, SPAGO LAS VEGAS, JOE’S SEAFOOD, PRIME STEAK AND STONE CRAB AND MAX BRENNER – CHOCOLATE BY THE BALD MAN SET TO PARTICIPATE IN LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK: A number of restaurants inside The Forum Shops at Caesars are taking part in the 5th annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week. Expanded for the first time to span a two-week period from August 29 through September 11, Restaurant Week provides locals and tourists the unique opportunity to dine at many of the city’s best restaurants at affordable prix fixe prices while helping to support Three Square Food Bank – Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Enjoy a multi-course meal at The Palm, P.J. Clarke’s, Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab and Spago Las Vegas while helping to fight hunger in the community.
 

NIKE “KICKS OFF” NEW CONCEPT STORE INSIDE THE FORUM SHOPS: A parade of drummers, cheerleaders and nearly 200 local youth were on hand recently to join Nike for a Blitz The Strip grand reopening event. The procession kicked off on the famous Strip and made its way through the premiere retail destination before arriving at the new Nike store concept inside The Forum Shops at Caesars. The freshly revamped 30,000 square foot location offers the largest multi-category brand experience in the U.S. with innovative consumer experiences, market tailored product offerings, community resources and the introduction of team customization services. The store is only the fifth of its kind to open in the U.S.  For the grand opening celebration, consumers also participated in the Redzone 360 Experience featuring NIKEiD, which provided the opportunity to star in a signature sport animation.  After designing their own unique shoe on NIKEiD, consumers got the chance to style up like a pro and try out Nike footwear for their own personal touchdown highlight video shot in 360 degrees on a turf set up outside the store entrance. 

 

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI: Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti’s hometown is famous for its great shoe manufacturing tradition. It’s no wonder the now world-renowned designer is heralded for his elegant footwear creations with sleek and innovative designs that are masterfully crafted. Zanotti’s early passion for music and his instinctive knack for art and fashion continue to be reflected in his distinctive shoe designs. With an eye on the past and on quality manufacturing tradition and an eye on the future with fashion trend-setting, Zanotti’s creations remain true to his original inspiration of art, music and fashion and can be found inside his new expanded location inside The Forum Shops at Caesars near the Festival Fountain.

 

FORUM FASHION FORWARD TIP: The peak of the summer heat and sun can wreak beauty havoc. Luckily, The Forum Shops has the solution for beating the heat during the final dog days of summer. Keep your eyes fashionably protected from the sun’s rays and glare with the Morgenthal Frederics collection at Davante. Available in a variety of styles, the unique eyewear collection provides a stylish safeguard for your eyes. For moist, kissable lips – Fresh is the destination for you. Keep your lips puckered and protected with Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment with SPF 15. Maintain a luminous, ultra-natural tan without the harm of the sun’s rays with Dior Bronze self-tanning line at Dior Beauty. Keep your skin moisturized with an easy one-step finish specially suited for the season, Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 is a light, tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 and other skin nourishing ingredients from MAC Cosmetics. Capture the scents of summer with the Peace, Love and Juicy summer set from Juicy Couture complete with Eau de Parfum spray, shower gel and body lotion.

 

The Forum Shops Fashion Briefs – June 2011

FORUM FABULOUS
FASHION BRIEFS AND FORUM FIRSTS…
June 2011

DAD DESERVES THE BEST FOR FATHER’S DAY: What better way to show Dad you care than with a special gift from one of the many distinguished retailers at The Forum Shops? For the technology-savvy Dad, Longchamp offers an iPad case or laptop case in either cognac or black. Wine aficionados will surely love any one of the three different styles of Tip Top Bottle Stoppers from Baccarat. Thomas Pink has an amazing array of shirts, ties and accessories including eye-catching socks that are sure to turn heads. For the sporty Dad with a casually-stylish sense of fashion, Lacoste has the perfect outfit with lightweight trousers, a variety of woven shirts and fashionable matte leather belts. Or, help Dad start his day off the gentlemanly way with Tommy Bahama Vintage Paradise Shave Cream. This Father’s Day, show him that time is of the essence; Tourneau has numerous men’s watches that go with anything. Spice up Dad’s closet with trendy men’s fashions from Stash Clothing where you’ll find the latest styles from Rock Revival, Wet Cement, Affliction and many more.

M·A·C COSMETICS’ SURF’S UP: Grab your board and head to the shore! Or just head to MAC to kick off summer with M·A·C’s new Surf, Baby! Collection. To introduce the summer line, the widely-popular cosmetics giant is hosting an elaborate two-day event featuring music, makeovers and more on June 3rd and June 4th from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The lure of an endless summer starts at M·A·C with a colour and bronzing collection for beach bums and surf chicks. Stop by the surf shack during the kick-off event where surfer dudes show you how to stencil on surfboards, a “T” or anything you bring up. Bikini beach babes will strut their Surf, Baby! glow and DJs will be spinning the sounds of summer. Hang Ten! Guests can leave looking “beach ready” from M·A·C artists providing complimentary makeovers highlighting the M·A·C Surf, Baby! Collection.

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – JOHN VARVATOS: Music has long-inspired world-renowned menswear designer John Varvatos. How could it not? He grew up in Detroit – the music melting pot of America – where Motown, rock & roll, blues, jazz, and punk melded together in unforgettable period of music history. At an early age John was exposed to defining musicians including The Who, Led Zeppelin, Detroit’s own MC5, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, and The Stooges. The creative spirit, electricity and edginess intrinsic in the personal style of these rock ‘n’ roll icons inspired John at an early age, and influenced the evolution of his eclectic sensibility. This season, the design icon continues his inspired men’s fashions with a true rock ‘n’ roll flair. The collection reflects the quality and attention to detail inherent in old world tailoring, while creating luxurious, comfortable clothing for a modern lifestyle. For Spring 2011, Varvatos fittingly chose musician Dave Matthews, lead vocalist and guitar player of the leading touring act of this millennium – the Dave Matthews Band, to feature in the ad campaign in support of the season’s collection.

MEET SPORTS LEGENDS AT FIELD OF DREAMS: NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus is set to appear at Field of Dreams, the ultimate sports and memorabilia store. Catch the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and former Chicago Bear linebacker this month: June 2-5; 16-19; 23-26 and 30th.

FORUM FASHION FORWARD TIP: This month, make sure the men and boys in your life are beach and pool ready with fashionable and functional swimwear. For the finest in casual luxury, Vilebrequin gives new meaning to the term “like father, like son” with custom swimwear. Specializing in father-son matching swim trunks, Vilebrequin has the perfect beach and swimwear to keep the men and boys looking cool in the summer heat. For an Island-inspired look, there’s a variety of styles at Tommy Bahama – our pick, the Pineapple Hustle swim trunk by Tommy Bahama Relax. Sporty swimwear in plaid, stripes and colorful patterns for men and for boys can be found at H&M at The Forum Shops. For casual and classic All-American men’s swim wear, Abercrombie & Fitch has a variety of looks.