The lips, just like the eye area, require special care to maintain youth and beauty, especially in winter, when the fine skin loses so much moisture. Natura Bisse has developed NB Ceutical Lip Recovery Balm, the newest addition to its NB Ceutical Collection, a hypoallergenic line designed for sensitive skin. Lip Recovery Balm ($65) contains an exclusive formula of botanicals to nourish and renew the lips. But what is most exceptional about it is the texture — neither waxy nor greasy nor wet. The creamy substance melts into the lips instantly, soothing and plumping and creating an ideal base for lip color. Available at NeimanMarcus.com and Neiman Marcus stores.
1.5 oz Woodford Reserve
0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
0.5 oz Dry Vermouth
Dash Orange Bitters
Shake over ice, strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with 3 sweet Vermouth-soaked cherries. Cheers!
Stephanie Anne has long been a designer, but with the recent launch of her jewelry collection, her medium is gemstones and gold rather than fabric and furniture. Anne’s stunning statement pieces are inspired by her passion for international architecture and art. The collection includes bold and bright pendants, cocktail rings, cuffs and chain necklaces. The pieces are dipped in gold, rendering them lighter and more accessible than solid gold.
Joseph Altuzarra stopped by our San Francisco store shortly before he took the year’s most prestigious fashion prize for an emerging designer, the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund. Altuzarra, who launched his namesake collection in 2008 at only age 24, showcased his undeniable talent to West Coast fashion aficionados at an intimate sit-down brunch. Altuzarra presented his Fall collection, with its feminine take on Nineties grunge and then revealed a sleek sophisticated side with pieces from his inaugural Resort collection.
Shop Altuzarra at select Neiman Marcus stores.
Being an InCircle member really has its perks. Having the hook-up on free shipping, gift wrapping, valet parking, alterations, dining, fur storage, monogramming and shoe repair are just a sample of the in-store VIP benefits that come with being included in Neiman Marcus’ circle of insiders. As a member at level three and above, your elevated service even comes complete with your very own complimentary, on-call concierge. If you are looking for a Sundance Film Festival all-access pass or the invite to an exclusive Academy Awards after-party, InCircle’s Ticket Concierge has the connections to get your name on the list. Say you are planning a girl’s shopping trip to Paris or a romantic getaway to the Maldives? InCircle’s Travel Concierge can take care of your entire itinerary from booking flights, hotel and dinner reservations to scheduling the destination’s must-see entertainment and most-fascinating excursions.
But what separates Neiman Marcus’ secret helper service is its Fashion Concierge. The service can work as your fashion detective to investigate what an actor wore in a particular movie scene, track down a dress featured on a front cover, or reserve a runway look before it hits Neiman Marcus stores.
There is no easier way to crank up a holiday get-together than to serve a punch. Your guests think you went all out, because they’re having an interesting cocktail, when in fact you simply dumped everything into a bowl and voilá. However, the recipe below is for a party of one.
Christmas Margarita Punch:
1.5 oz Herradura Blanco Tequila
.5 oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Lime Juice
Shake over ice, pour into a Bordeaux wine glass and garnish with a lime. Cheers!
Marchesa’s elegant eveningwear, inspired by vintage and Asian influences, makes a stunning statement on-and-off the red carpet. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are the duo behind Marchesa’s signature details – striking silhouettes, draped dresses and detailed embroidery. Chapman and Craig reveal which Resort dresses they will don to fete the holidays this season.
Tastemaker, provocateur, film director and designer Tom Ford recently added beauty products to his repertoire. Since he already designed couture, men’s wear, accessories and fragrance, makeup and skincare were the clear next step in the creating the ultimate Tom Ford experience. The Tom Ford face focuses on radiant, sexy skin, a flawless complexion, and sensuous, glamorous color.
Dallas-based makeup artist Russ Brouse demonstrated how to bring Mr. Ford’s vision to life, even on a daily basis.
As the buyer of men’s furnishings for NM stores, you see every neck tie, pocket square and bow tie on the market. What did you personally purchase for fall?
The Gitman Brothers charcoal cashmere necktie.
What made this item a must-have for you?
It’s crisp and smart and still very rich and luxurious. It’s new and different, but very easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. It’s the most understated and refined way to stand out. It’s something you don’t have in your closet, but goes with every shirt, suit and jacket you already own. It also looks great against bold checked dress shirts, which continue to be a huge trend.
A Judith Leiber is more than just a clutch, it’s a meticulous work of art—so much so, that minaudières from Leiber’s sparkling menageries are part of permanent design collections at The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Smithsonian. This holiday season the brand opens its treasure chest to reveal a new batch of crystal collectibles to carry your lipstick and other gala-going and red carpet-walking necessities.