“Haute Summer Nights” Beauty & Fashion Happy Hours

The next three Thursday evenings this month will be fully dedicated to us women with the launch of “Haute Summer Nights” – female-focused happy hours featuring beauty and fashion items and experts to transform us from “Head-to-Toe” while giving back to other women in need.


Benefiting Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Haute Summer Nights kicks off next Thursday, July 9 and continues every Thursday through July 23 on the Biltmore Fashion Park Center Lawn. These “haute” nights, starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m., will cater to our every need as they focus on women’s necessities: shopping, fashion, beauty, food and fun.

Attendees will learn the summer’s latest trends during special style presentations from local fashion and beauty experts, while enjoying beauty bars, cocktails, appetizers and pampering treatments, including:

  • chair massages
  • polish changes from Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
  • fragrance and skin consultations from L’Occitane en Provence
  • beauty touchups from Macy’s
  • style consultations from Saks Fifth Avenue 

The “Head-to-Toe” theme will allow for each unique night to spotlight certain Valley experts in fashion or beauty. Check out what’s in store for each fun-filled evening:

July 9 – “Head” – Summer Beauty with Diane Aiello
Diane Aiello, Fashion & Beauty Editor/Stylist for Arizona Foothills Magazine, whose work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Allure, Elle, People and Lucky Magazines, will be on-hand July 9 for helpful beauty secrets and tips. Diana Aiello has styled numerous celebrities, including: Brooke Burke, Vanessa Minnillo, Antonio Banderas and Nick Lachey–just to name a few. Diane’s runway credits include Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrara and many more. Don’t miss this amazing chance to see her work first-hand!

July 16- “Body” – Summer Fashions with Diane Aiello, Margaret Merritt and Joelle Hadley

Margaret Merritt’s history in the local fashion scene is more than impressive. After starting her career in Dallas, Margaret landed glamorous local jobs including: the Fashion PR Director for Saks Fifth Avenue and the legendary Robert Black Agency, as well as serving as a freelance stylist with Neiman Marcus, traveling with Ken Downing, NM’s current Director of Style. Now, as President of The Agency AZ, Margaret and her team manage the careers of over 200 runway, fashion, male, plus-size, petite and mature models and a select group of actors in the Valley.

Joelle Hadley is founder and president of The Culture CoachesTM: A Phoenix-based boutique management-consulting firm with expertise in business culture, work environments and corporate learning. The Culture Coaches’ mission is Creating Positive and Productive Work environments.

July 23- “Toe” – Summer Shoes with Amy Videan and Saks Fifth Avenue

Amy Videan has been in the fashion business for over 25 years. As the director of the Fifth Avenue Club for the last 12 years, she has styled and worked with many of our finest community members. Her taste is impeccable and her eye for style and the fashion forward is unmistakable.

Discounts & Gifts
The first 150 attendees to RSVP will receive special shopping surprise packages filled with exclusive discounts and gifts.

Tickets are $20 per person per event or $50 for all three events. Click here to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. For more information, please call 602.955.1963.

Haute Summer Nights
Thursdays- July 9, July 16, July 23
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Biltmore Fashion Park Center Lawn

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