Japan models Aoi Miura, left, and Hitomi Sawano
Be a Japan model
You could become Japan's next top model by heading to the LesPros Girls Audition taking place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Ala Moana Hotel.
The first 100 to apply will receive gifts including beauty products, tote bags and the best-selling products from Japan.
Applicants must be females between the ages of 13 and 22, born between Oct. 14, 1985, and Oct. 10, 1995. Visit www.lespros.co.jp/hawaii for more information and to download an official entry form. - Star-Bulletin
Easy transitions at FFF
"Transitions" is the theme for September's First Fashion Friday event at Aloha Tower Marketplace, starting at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Center Atrium.
Admistion is free to hear Honolulu fashion experts show you quick, easy ways to change your look from day to evening, from casual to diva-licious, or transforming one outfit into several. Attendees will also learn makeup tips from celebrity makeup artist Wendy Robin, creator of Studio W of Honolulu and Stargirl Cosmetics.
Many Aloha Tower Marketplace merchants will be having special events, sales, trunk shows, gift with purchase. There will also be free goodie bags from CMC Medi-Spa and prize giveaways for the first guests. For details, go to www.alohatower.com.
Validated self and valet parking options are available. For more information, call 566-2337.
Beauty for fall
Neiman Marcus continues to offer previews of the fall season with the following events:
» Armani Collezioni: View the collection through Sept. 6, with informal modeling taking place from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. In Designer Sportswear, Level Two.
» Manolo Blahnik trunk show: View a special collection of shoes including boots, booties, the Sedarby (d'Orsay open toe pump) and Hangisi (blue pump with ornament, pictured) as seen in the recent "Sex and the City" movie. During store hours through Sept. 7. In the Shoe Salon, Level One.
» Tory Burch event: Visit the Tory Burch lounge in Contemporary Sportswear and enjoy informal modeling from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday Those purchasing Tory Burch merchandise in Contemporary Sportswear, Shoe Salon and Designer Handbags will be treated to a favor from Dylan's Candy Bar, New York's hottest new candy store created by Dylan Lauren, daughter of designer Ralph Lauren.
» The Beauty Event: Take a look at the newest colors for fall, enjoy makeovers by makeup artists and learn the latest in skincare treatments during store hours through Sept. 14. Purchase $100 or more in Cosmetics or Fragrances and receive an NM Exclusive crocodile-embossed tote in raspberry, purple or black, with samples from Kate Sommerville, Laura Mercier, Dior, Prada, and more.