Stylin': Justin LeBlanc previews new collection at CAM

08/27/2014 1:28 PM

08/28/2014 4:33 AM

“Project Runway” alum and N.C. State professor Justin LeBlanc will offer a sneak peek at his spring/summer 2015 collection at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at CAM Raleigh.

The collection, titled “Inaudible,” revisits the theme of LeBlanc’s 2012 thesis show at the Art Institute of Chicago. The collection reflects an idea of sound being secondary to sight and touch, referencing LeBlanc’s hearing loss.

Tickets for the show are $25, $15 for students and members, and are available at the door and at

Ribbon cutting

Raleigh leather goods designer Lisa Stewart celebrates the opening of her new store and workshop with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. During the event, attendees can tour the shop, enjoy refreshments and enter to win a $100 gift certificate. The new location of Lisa Stewart Designs is at 323 Blake St., Raleigh.

Gather party

Gather, the multipurpose space that serves as an artist’s studio, retail shop, coffee shop and classroom space, celebrates its one-year anniversary from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Opened by Michelle Smith, founder of the Rock and Shop Market, the downtown Cary space serves as a studio for Smith and other local artists, and sells clothing, jewelry, home goods and more by local makers.

During the celebration, attendees can get a 20 percent discount on purchases in the shop, plus free chair massages. Local food trucks also will be on hand. For details, visit

Sidewalk sale

Northgate Mall in Durham marks the end of the season with the Last Days of Summer Sidewalk Sale, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Shoppers can score deals on summer clothing, accessories and more during the event. For more info, visit

Sephora classes

For those who struggle with achieving the perfect smoky eye, or any other cosmetic technique, Sephora is now offering beauty classes in its Triangle-area stores. Typically held on weekends, the classes offer private group instruction on topics such as foundation application, contouring and applying false lashes. Class sizes are limited and are free to Beauty Insiders (the store’s free frequent buyer program). For more information and a class schedule, visit

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