by Kara Nelson
The Dillards store at Lakeside Mall (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-1075) is celebrating its newly completed renovation and grand re-opening this week with a variety of events and special guests. Peter Nygård, fashion designer and founder of womens apparel company NYGÅRD International will make a personal appearance at the Lakeside store at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. He will also visit other local Dillards stores on Friday, Oct. 10, stopping at the Esplanade Mall (1401 Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-6050) at noon, and at the Oakwood Mall (197 West Bank Expwy., Gretna, 362-4800) at 3 p.m.
Also on Friday, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Shalini Vadhera celebrity makeup artist and author of Passport To Beauty will be sharing makeup tips and insider tricks at the Lakeside store to celebrate the Dillards debut of her cosmetics line, Global Goddess Beauty. For every Global Goddess purchase of $75 or more, customers will receive a signed copy of Shalini Vadheras Passport To Beauty book.