LOCAL FASH After 18 years in business, Old Market boutique Retro Rocket is officially closing its doors. All non-consignment goods are on sale for $10, so head down, fill a shopping bag and say thanks to Buf Reynolds for all her hard work supporting local artists and designers over the years. Friends of Retro Rocket are also welcome to stop by on April 22 for a closing party before the shop’s last day, April 30.  The Omaha Craft Mafia is holding a spring sale on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will be held at the CAMP Co-working space in the Mastercraft Building located at 1111 N. 13th St. Hosted by Megan Hunt (Princess Lasertron), the sale will feature everything from fascinators to recycled jewelry. Speaking of Princess Lasertron, the Omaha-based artist is a featured designer in Jenny Doh’s latest book, Signature Styles . The book profiles 20 creative women while showcasing everything from their workspaces to offering step-by-step design instructions. Signature Styles is available for pre-order on Amazon.com and officially launches on May 1.  NATIONAL FASH Heading to New York on May 2 could be worth the trip, if just for the window displays at Barneys Madison Avenue. The high-end retailer is putting heiress and style icon Daphne Guinness behind glass, literally, so that the public can watch her get ready for the 2011 Met Ball. Select pieces of Guinness’ own clothing collection will also be on display, including items from the late Isabella Blow’s wardrobe. GLOBAL FASH French fashion house Balmain is expected to name a new creative director next week to replace Christophe Decarnin, who left suddenly just prior to fashion week in March. Rumor has it that Melanie Ward, the stylist who helped put together the fall 2011 collection in less than three weeks before the March show, may be the top contender to replace Decarnin. On the Christian Dior front, nothing much has changed, other than the entire fashion industry’s realization that the fashion house is taking their sweet time when it comes to announcing John Galliano’s replacement. Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik is a stylist, costumier, wife and freelance writer based in Omaha, Nebraska. Her style blog can be found at fashflood.com

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