Sophie Blake Launch Party
The now-local jewelry designer (she just moved from New York) kicks off her first area event with a launch party and trunk show at Mazza Gallerie bauble boutique Tabandeh, where her art deco-inspired designs will be available for purchase. The party is hosted by a slew of bloggers including Cheralee Lyle of Miss Lyle Style, Sara Azani of High Fashion 4 Less, and Haya Tetroashvili of Good Good Gorgeous, plus several others. Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Tabandeh, 5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW.
Red Engine & Heather Hawkins Trunk Shows
Two trunk shows featuring LA-based designers happen in Old Town this week: Starting Thursday, check out the earthy-glam jewelry styles of designer Heather Hawkins and receive 20 percent off your buy; then on Friday, try on the variety of jean styles from denim line Red Engine at Zoe Boutique. Heather Hawkins trunk show: Thursday through Sunday, the Shoe Hive, 127 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Red Engine pop-up shop: Friday 9 to 5, Zoe Boutique, 130 S. Union St., Alexandria.
Junior League of Washington’s Holiday Shops
The 55th annual holiday marketplace fundraiser kicks off downtown this week, and this year’s vendor list includes such local companies as Fornash, Pear Tree Cottage, and Queen Bee jewelry, alongside national brands. But before the event opens to the public, the organization hosts a shopping preview party that will feature a demonstration and pop-up shop coordinated by Urban Chic. Holiday Shops market: Friday through Sunday. Preview party: Thursday 6 to 8:30. Both at Sphinx Club, 1315 K St., NW. $40 online.
Red Sprinkle Pop-Up Beauty Lounge
For the second year, the local consulting firm Red Sprinkle hosts a pop-up beauty night to benefit their after-school program Fashion Camp. This year the group teams up with Neiman Marcus to offer luxe beauty fun such as a Christian Dior polish bar, Elle Bella lash bar, and holiday make-up tips from blogger Lianne Farbes of the Makeup Girl, plus goodies from Chanel, YSL Beauty, and Sisley. There will be Cointreau cocktails and sweets from Hello Cupcake, too. Thursday 6 to 8 PM. Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW. $15 at Eventbrite.
Sarar’s Grand Opening
The semi-custom suiting store, which opened in the summer, celebrates its new shop with a party offering light snacks, cocktails, and 40 percent discounts, plus a chance at a free custom suit. Thursday 6 to 9. 1746 L St., NW. RSVP to email@example.com.
Nars’s Uzo at Nordstrom
To help launch Nars’s holiday collaboration with fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, the makeup brand’s lead international artist (and François Nars’s right-hand gal) Uzo will appear at the Nordstrom in Bethesda to demonstrate the season’s glamorous, high-impact looks during one-on-one consultations. Saturday 11 to 6. Nordstrom Montgomery Mall, 7111 Democracy Blvd. Book an appointment by calling 301-365-4111, ext. 1054.
M.M. LaFleur Trunk Show
New York-based line M.M. Lafleur pops up at the Jefferson this weekend for a trunk show and preview of the 14-piece workwear collection, which is designed by Zac Posen’s former head designer Miyako Nakamura. The brand’s founder and CEO, Sarah LaFleur, will be in attendance. Saturday noon to 6 and Sunday 11 to 2. The Jefferson, 200 16th St., NW. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.