Coutorture Cocktails is our little rundown of what fashion parties and events you might want to drop in on during the week. We encourage comments on goings' on in other cities, or, you can just read on for the fun of it. You may not go out every night of the week but drop it in your planner because you might be in the neighborhood and fancy a glass of bubbly. Okay, let's get down to business...



Monday: Tying the knot? Er, interested in this bazaar spectacle called The American Dream? Well, today there's a giant wedding trade show happening over at Gotham Hall. It's called The Wedding Salon and we're guessing there will be free champagne and cake. Hey, we know a thing or two about priorities. It's on until eight so you can head over after work unless you're busy cooking supper for your man.


Tuesday: Happy eco-fashion day! Eco-friendly brand Ryann is holding a trunk show at swank health club, Clay, including the Spring 08 RTW styles and the basics that Clay normally carries. Goody bags will include health food and samples from Sonya Dakar Beauty.


Wednesday: Design Cares is putting on A Night Of Thousand Lights with benefits going to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Marchesa will be featured in a runway show and wine tasting, silent auctions, dancing, and food will be plentiful. The event will be held for the second year at Roseland Ballroom, tickets around $200.



Thursday: It feels like Dolce Vita is in constant sample sale stasis, or maybe it's just that theirs has such visible results (indeed, the next day you will see many a stacked sandal or python gladiator) that it feels like it's never ending. Welp, Thursday marks another round of mark downs. In case you aren't familiar with their Ludlow stations, 149 Ludlow street is the main shop where you'll find the current collection and their boutique offerings, two doors down is, like, their mini-shop which is meant to stock cheaper, younger styles in both clothing and shoes (as if the brand were too mature?), and then across the street is their showroom where they hold the beloved sample sales. Just knock on the sketchy metal door, it's number 156.


Friday: If you're gearing up for a personal makeover before Summer hits, check out this tutorial at Saks Fifth Avenue. Rick Dicecca, an Estee Lauder National Makeup Artist will be talking complexion and makeup tricks from 10-6. There's no better way to spend a lunch break, especially when you ate your lunch at 1030 because you were, um, starving.