Start the spring with style


Spring brings plenty of color, pattern and texture. Shown is an appliquŽd jacket by Moschino.

In spring, thoughts turn to a closet abloom in pretty pastels. Neiman Marcus has a jump on the season with several events lined up this month during "Snapshot: The Fashion Event."

Models will be showing the season's trends in photographic vignettes changing every 15 minutes from 1 to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow. The new collections also present a reason to party, and NM will host a happy-hour event with informal modeling from 5 to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow.

More events:

» Laura Mercier Spring 2005 Preview: Laura Mercier launches its "Water Colors" collection for spring, with shades reminiscent of a Monet painting. Check out her paint box of green, blue, violet and eggplant, through Monday. To make an appointment and learn how to apply these exciting new shades, call 948-7377.

» David Yurman Styling Event: Meet with Ryan Mayo, an expert on the designer's jewelry, to learn how to mix and match and layer Yurman's pieces tomorrow and Saturday in Designer Jewelry, Level One.

» Guerlain: Meet national makeup artist Marcus Monson for an individual consultation on how to apply color, tomorrow and Saturday in Cosmetics, Level One. Call 948-7358 for an appointment.

» Eskander: Brand expert Tracy Bouse will show shoppers how to layer, mix and create a new personal look with pieces from Eskander's spring 2005 collection, tomorrow and Saturday in Fine Apparel, Level Two.

» Trish McEvoy makeup lessons: Update your look for day and evening with spring's lively colors, Tuesday through Feb. 25 in Cosmetics. Call 948-7377 to make an appointment.

» Dr. N.V. Perricone master class: Become knowledgeable in the renowned dermatologist's skin-care regimen through this class with a specialist from 10:30 to noon or 2:30 to 4 p.m. next Thursday and Feb. 25 in Cosmetics. Call 948-7358 for more information.

» Armani Collezioni: View the latest from both the women's and men's Collezioni Spring 2005 collection next Thursday through Feb. 26. For women (Fine Apparel, Level Two), the new season brings wide pants and short fun jackets in white and blue tones. Men (Sportswear, Level Three) will find wearable separates in soft blues and grays.

» Snapshot: Manolo Blahnik: Sexy stilettos catapulted Manolo Blahnik shoes to the top of every woman's wish list, but he's equally skilled with flats, to be shown Feb. 25 and 26 in the Shoe Salon, Level One.

» RéVive: RéVive's super-light formulas promise to serve and protect skin. Learn to save face at a RéVive Facial Clinic, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Cosmetics. Call 948-7358 for an appointment.

Cole Haan opens


Cole Haan opened its doors with a 9 a.m. blessing last Thursday for its new store in the Mall Level, Diamond Head Wing of Ala Moana Center.

Cole Haan crafts its footwear, accessories and outerwear with luxurious materials such as hand-burnished calfskin, plush cashmere suede, crocodile and farm-raised alligator.

And you'll be steping lively in G series shoes combining the worlds of sport and fashion. G Series footwear uses exclusive Nike Air technologies, designed to improve the performance of star athletes, to provide the same kind of easy comfort in everyday wear.

Check out spring's mules, thongs, mocs and espadrilles. The wedge pictured is $325.

For more information, call 941-1270.

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