By Nadine Kam
Fall's rocker chic trend was on display during the CUSP Event at Neiman Marcus. — Nadine Kam photos
Neiman Marcus is hosting its CUSP event through Sept. 29, celebrating fall 2013's rocker chic trend. This year's national campaign was inspired by the style and independent spirit of musicians ZZ Ward, Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle and Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums to highlight the work of such contemporary designers as Vince, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Robert Rodriguez, and others.
At the Honolulu store, the event kicked off Sept. 26 with an evening of informal modeling, complimentary makeovers and touch-ups at the Tom Ford Beauty Bar, and the opportunity towina $250 CUSP gift card by voting for the favorite of three looks styled by local musician and fashion blogger Erin Smith, who also gave a mini acoustic performance Sept. 28.
Through the 29th, CUSP shoppers will receive an NM exclusive mesh chain necklace with a regular-priced contemporary purchase in CUSP of $300 or more. Also, get an instant $50 off any $500 purchase.
This is the gift-with-purchase necklace, also being modeled at top.
Some of the looks shown:
Chandra Lucariello of Southern Wine and Spirits was mixing up cocktails in the spirit of fall fashion. This is the Violet Hour, which was so delicious, with housemade blueberry syrup, Ketel One Citroen Vodka, lemon juice, crushed mint and club soda. She was also offering up a Hello Moto cocktail, with Patron Reposado, Elixir G ginger syrup, lime juice and jalapeño-salt foam, also yum if you preferred more spicy than sweet.
DJ Anit of Addiction nightclub.
Lesli Yano, left, and Pam Campbell in the little black dress she showed up in, and below, in the Robert Rodriguez ensemble she walked out with.
Susan Todani, left, with Joanne Pating. Below, Susan gets a touchup at the Tom Ford Beauty Bar.
Also shopping were Saori Goodman, left, and Yoko Susumu.
More looks for fall:
Shoppers could vote for their favorite of three looks styled by Erin Smith.