TUESDAY 7/24 Join Elena V Designs and Momentum for a limited edition fitness collection runway show. The evening will feature special dance performances by contemporary mambo dancers and Bernardo de la Vega. Copacabana, 268 W. 47th St. at 8th Ave.; RSVP to email@example.com; Tickets $10 online, $15 at the door; 7pm.
WEDNESDAY 7/25 Meet Shiseido’s celebrity and expert makeup artist, Dawn Hilarczyk. Learn how to create a distinct and natural look. Bloomingdales, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St.; Call 212-705-2890 to reserve your appointment; 11am–7pm.
THURSDAY 7/26 Find your perfect Dior scents with an interactive perfume consultation. Take home samples of your favorite fragrances and enjoy a custom Dior lip color application. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Sephora, 130 W. 34th St. bt. 7th Ave. and Broadway; (212-629-9135); 9am–9pm.
Network and feast in style at the BusyBites Food and Fashion evening. Meet restaurant and fashion entrepreneurs over catering from Kumquat Cupcakes and Greensquare Tavern. Wix Lounge, 10 W. 18th St., 2nd fl.; (646-862-0833); RSVP in advance; 6–9.
ONGOING Through 7/29 Sculpt beautiful brows at the Clarins Skin Spa with the Rejuvination Treatment. Appointment features a mini-facial, expert brow wax and finishing touch make-up application for $50. Receive a special Clarins Skin Spa gift with any Clarins purchase over $125, while supplies last. Bloomingdales, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St.; Call 212-705-2891 to reserve your appointment; M–Sa 10am–8:30pm, Su 11am–7pm.
Through 8/19 Discover the similarities between two famous Italian designers and admire some of their most iconic ensembles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ’s “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibit. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St. (212-879-5500); T–Th (9:30–5:15), F-Sa (9:30–8:45), Su (9:30–5:15).
Through 9/30 See the inspiration that led to Yayoi Kusama’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton. The artist presents her career-long retrospective, spanning sixty years of work, at the Whitney. Whitney Museum of Art, 945 Madison Ave. nr. 75th St.; (212-570-3600); W-Th (11–6), F (1–9), Sa-Su (11–6).
Through 11/10 Get inspired by highlights from the Collection of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The two-part showcase includes a selection of masterpieces from over 50,000 garments and accessories since the 1950s. The Museum at FIT, 227 W. 27th St. at Seventh Ave.; (212-217-4558); Tu–F 12–8, Sa 10am–5pm.
Are you nervous when you are sent to represent your company at an event? Do you feel anxious when having to spark conversation? You are not alone. Most people have a hard time speaking with people that they do not know. However, public speaking and communication is key when you are looking to advance in a company. Here are a few tips to help you overcome your shyness. Before you know, you will become a communication pro!
1. Smile and be friendly.
2. Be positive. People are drawn to positive people.
3. Use a variety of topics to talk about. It shows that you are well rounded.
4. Be open minded to other people’s point of view.
5. Use your sense of humor. This is an excellent way to start a great conversation. Use good judgement.
6. Show interest when others are speaking.
7. Be willing to learn
8. Be yourself and have fun
7/5Try M.A.C.’s Mineralize Charged Water products for summer. Meet with a M.A.C. makeup artist to create a radiant new summer look for yourself.Bloomingdale’s Soho, 504 Broadway nr.. Broome St.; (212-729-5900); 10–9.THURSDAY–SUNDAY
7/5–7/8Celebrate the opening of the Rebecca Minkoff Summer Pop-Up Shop in Montauk. Shop beachwear and more for the rest of the summer! Solé East Resort, 90 Second House Rd., Montauk; (631-668-2105); Th–Sa (noon–8), Su (noon–6).SATURDAY
7/7Browse summer swimwear styles at the Nanette Lepore designer trunk show.Everything But Water will host presentations of styles and an afternoon of cocktails. Everything But Water, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY; (631-324-5693); 4–6.