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12 The Jibsheet October 13, 2009 FEATURES Fabulously Fashionable The first Neiman Marcus on the West Coast is full of luxury shopping, vallet parking and restaurants; it opened the weekend of September 12 as the newest addition to Downtown Bellevue's growing development. Luxury styles for a pretty penny Armani,Valentino, Juicy Couture and Tory but is worth every penny since it's by Alina Faustman FEATURES EDITOR There are 42 Neiman Marcus stores located all throughout the United States. From the fashion capitol of the world, to here, in the city of Seattle. Neiman Marcus has already concurred New York, Hawaii, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, Nevada and most recently, it is making its mark on another city-- Bellevue, Washington. Neiman Marcus may just be a name to that you don't recognize, but for those who are fashion-forward, you know what it means. The high- end retailer has just opened its first store in the Pacific Northwest. Part Bravern, shopping Noman showcases Bellevue Burch. These are top of the line clothes and cost a pretty penny. Its critics have also referred to Neiman Marcus as "Needless Markups" because everything is so expensive. The extravagant lifestyle of N e i m a n Marcus shoppers is an art style in itself. Let's put together a party dress and cute heels. A gorgeous dress from the Issa London collection comes in a black of The a luxury - complex, Marcus something has seen before. The location of this department store is surrounded by various well-known designer collections. Standing alongside Louis Vuitton, DNA 2050 Salvatore Ferragamo, and the famous Jimmy Choo, Neiman Marcus sets a new level. It can be compared to Barneys in New York, Lord and Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue. All of these department stores are big names in the fashion industry. These stores all have one thing in common: they carry high- end fashion  designers and provide upscale shopping for the privileged. "Focusing more on Neiman Marcus, Bellevue is the company's 41st full line store. Which means it carries everything from makeup to leather jackets, platform shoes to ties. Basically, if you're willing to spend the money, you can bet that Neiman Marcus has it. The list of couture designers goes on forever. Their selection is extensive. They have Dolce & Gabana, Gucci, Giorgio kimono style. This simple yet beautiful dress has a plunging V-neck, long sleeves and goes for the small price of 510 dollars. Of course, the outfit wouldn't be complete without shoes and a purse. The Bouquet Platform heel cost 1,025 dollars, Christian Louboutin. The heel is decorated in a black floral lace over light pink satin. They are a work of art and truly creative. Now, the handbag selection; a red leather number will add a great accent. Described as the "Jagger Zipper Tote" from the Kooba collection, this leather masterpiece goes for 595 dollars. The outfit is complete--all for the grand total of 2,130 dollars. Definitely affordable right? Just to add a small splurge item, they have brown Prada leather riding boots for 1,300 These boots are not meant for horseback riding at all. .... Moving onto men's fashion, there are some great deal breakers. A plain white V-neck T-shirt with skulls on either shoulder, from the King Baby Studio (KBS) line, cost 75 dollars, which really isn't too bad. A leather jacket, also from KBS, with sterling silver details is yours for 2,990 dollars. A beautiful plaid tie that looks like an old couch is from Issaia Paisley and is just 225 dollars. Neiman Marcus offers a spectacular collection of high-end merchandise. As the website says, "The new store is ushering in the fall with beautiful additions to your wardrobe." Let's hope that the people of the Pacific Northwest can enjoy the luxuries that the department store has to offer. t FEATURES@THEJIBSHEET.COM i::" ::i!  I would first like to introduce myself as Alina: the goddess of gossip and fashion. In this day and age fashion styles are Features Editor changing every second. One day it's cool to wear army pants and flip-flops--oh wait, was that only cool in the movie "Mean Girls." The next day low-rise jeans and belly tops are hitting the streets. Think of this advice as your personal styling and profiling fix of the latest and hottest trends. Despite the recession, designers pulled out all the stops for fashion this fall. From hot-pink tight dresses to rave-ready leggings and iridescent skirts, there are a lot of tempting styles to discuss. I want to narrow it down to the cool new trends that don't require a manual guide or personality change to wear. A big thing this fall is "neon day- glow clothing," as designer Michael Kors said. I know what your thinking, "gross neon bright colors can not be in." Well, they are actually the latest rage on all major runways. Do not wear neon head to toe, just find that one piece that will accent your ensemble, You can pair a bright orange coat with jeans and a white T-shirt. If you wear too many neon colors you will look like a crazy Barbie. Embrace the bright colors and stand out, but always wear it with a neutral color. Color is always good--never wear all black. Strong prominent shoulders are back, though this style might take some getting used to. I, for one, most definitely can't pull it off. Slim stilettos are the big craze this fall, as well as layers. Always layer pieces and you will never be cold or unfashionable again. Prints are huge this season, everything from floral to leopard. As always plaid, tweed and hounds tooth are a must for the autumn fashion essentials. These three items are big fashion statements. First, the eighties revival is on the rise. The statement scarf is a staple, followed by the must-have denim. Last but not least, collectable T-shirts and the famous military jacket. For men who want to know a little about style, I have something special for you. According to http://wwwanen., the males have three specific categories. First classification is called "The Wanderer," which is everything from jeans and T-shirt, to khaki army pants and warm sweaters. This specific group is dawned upon as fashion wilderness. It's outdoorsy and keeps colors neutral and earthy. The next category is "Protection Racket," which is pretty explanatory. Everything from a warm bulletproof type jacket to spiked and studded dress shoes. It is still sporty but has enough class to impress your boss. The last trendy group is called "Man Up." This is your elegant, business and black-tie wear. These suits showcase a new type of masculinity. The clothes may be classy but the mind set is anything but retro. Here are some things that should be in a man's closet for this fall: pin-stripped pants, a cardigan, stripe shirt, a blazer or sports jacket, and the classic pair. of jeans. I hope these tips for navigating fall fashion has helped both the females and males. If you were already trend savvy, then it was a good read, and for those who learned a little bit, take it with pure love and desire to fix the problem areas. Until next time, keep styling and profiling. FEATURES@THEJIBSHEET.COM