Inspired Soles Art Show and Auction

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{Lauren Kleck: Mercury’s Lost Slipper}

Stilletos, art and an auction to benefit Artlink Phoenix. There is nothing to not love about the Inspired Soles Art Show and Auction taking place this Friday, April 5 at the 6th Avenue Gallery. The First Friday event includes a live and silent auction on gorgeous high heel stilletos that have been transformed and re-imagined by local artists, celebrities and designers. Live music, refreshments and a meet and greet with the artists behind the stylish soles are also on the agenda for the evening.

A portion of proceeds from the event benefits Artlink Phoenix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote a thriving arts community in central Phoenix. And in case you aren’t able to make it to Friday’s exciting auction, the stilletos will be on display throughout the month of April. Here is a sneak peek at what some of the artists have come up with!

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{Jessenia Lopez: La Sirena} inspired soles art auction artlink phoenix

{Stormy Olsen:Foot Candy}

Vice Mayor Bill Gates and family_The Sole of Phoenix (2) {Vice Mayor Bill Gates & Family: The Sole of Phoenix}

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{Casey D. Smith: With a Cherry on Top}

These works of art don’t come in pairs but if you’re really jonesing to wear one of these original works out, a special request can be made.

6th Avenue Gallery, 650 N. 6th Avenue (basement level) in downtown Phoenix

  • First Friday Debut, April 5, 2013
    • Public Showing – 6 to 10 p.m.
    • Silent Auction – ends at 8:30 p.m.
    • Live Auction begins at 8:30 p.m.

For more information, visit


Beauty 2013 at Neiman Marcus

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{via Glitter Guide}

This Saturday afternoon, I’ll be hosting the Spring Color “Face Off” competition at Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale Fashion Square! There are loads of fun events planned for the weekend, including plenty of opportunities for makeovers and to meet and greet some special guests. I’ll be judging the “Face Off” event, where select makeup counters will be giving a new spring makeover look to participants; I’ll be there at 1pm to judge the best spring “face” and host the festivities! It should be a pretty fun day and I hope you can all stop by and say hi!

neiman marcus beauty face off hosted by stylesizzle

Friday will be another great day of beauty-filled events, including a visit by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director or Women’s Accessories, Ana Maria Pimentel. She’ll be hosting a fashion presentation at 11 a.m. and chatting all about spring shoe trends, handbags and jewelry. To RSVP, email

Hope to see you both Friday and Saturday at Neiman Marcus Scottsdale!

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Simon Doonan Book Signing at Barney’s New York

Bust out your very best YSLs ladies, Simon Doonan is coming to Scottsdale Fashion Square’s Barney’s to sign his new book, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat.

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With Simon Doonan @Arizona Biltmore

I had the pleasure of meeting Simon a few year’s back when he was in town promoting his last book, Eccentric Glamour. He is really such a character; if you have a chance be sure to stop in and say hi! You can RSVP for the event at 602.337.6000.

Barney’s New York, Scottsdale Fashion Square

January 14, 2pm-4pm

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Fun Fridays! Josh Groban, shopping and more


We may be well into August, but it’s been scorching hot this weekend! Cool off with these fun events around town, courtesy of FabulousArizona.


Comedian Bruce Bruce will be performing at Stand Up Live Comedy Theater at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix August 19-21, 2011.


Josh Groban’s “Straight To You” World Tour 2011 is coming to US Airways Center in Downtown Phoenix on Friday, August 19 at 8:00 p.m.


7 For All Mankind will host an event at the Scottsdale Fashion Square store on Saturday, August 20 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. celebrating the launch of their new jet-set inspired Aviator collection.


8/20 The Most VYTal Event of the Season 2011
The Most VYTal Event of the Season 2011, the Valley Youth Theatre’s 12th annual gala fundraiser, will take place Saturday, August 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix.


8/20 ‘Take a Shot at Cancer’ Charity Event at Mastro’s City Hall 
“Take a Shot at Cancer” charity event will be held on Saturday, August 20 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse in Scottsdale.


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