Fashion’s Night Out

The inbox is bursting as events keep popping up. I have taken to Facebook to asking for help in covering the events or creating clones. My only payment for this help at the moment is cookies. Any takers?! 🙂

Check out the events coming up below, and let me know where you’ll be!

Norma Kamali

Check out the rest of the events happening after work hours. Almost all stores are open as late as you never thought they would be. Take advantage!

Nine West
Laura Geller Lulu Guiness
Brooklyn Style
Assouline
Sephora
Fashion Central
Fashion Central
Coach
Victoria's Secret
ASOS and Teen Vogue
Lord and Taylor
Piperlime
Where will you be?

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Fashion’s Night Out Televised

Fashion Night Out is soon to come, and the show at Lincoln Center is about to begin. Here’s the video so you can check out the live feed straight from MOJ!

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Where Will You be September 10, 2010?

Fashion’s Night Out in 2009 was a blast. As I ran from one event to the other (see me scurrying around here), the party mood was not lost on any store. Each store had shoppers fancier and happier than the last, everyone enjoying life in the name of fashion, so who wouldn’t want an encore?


Fashion’s Night Out 2010 PSA from Fashion’s Night Out on Vimeo.

Visit the website to make your plans for FNO. This year, after the success of yesteryear, many more stores are jumping on the wagon, and in plenty more locations. The websites says “from Brooklyn to Brazil to Boston” – loving that my ‘hood is named first!

When you visit the site (www.fashionsnightout.com), you’ll be able to see events based on categories, from freebies to discounts, and more. Another plus? You can set up your itinerary and see it mapped out.

I’m hoping my night will be a bit less hectic than last year, but that’s becoming more and more impossible as I hear about new events.

Have any events you want covered? Which ones are you going to in your hometown?

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FNO is back!

PhotobucketIt’s back y’all! Following the initial transformation of a city to a party town for the sake of fashion, Fashion’s Night Out has been well loved, well remembered, and inspired other events as well. You can check out my coverage from plenty of those events here! But no one knew it would be back, and sure enough, FNO is promising to make as big a bang in 2010.

After high demand, Fashion’s Night Out is officially returning next year! Mark your calendars for September 9, 2010 and get ready to shop! You can sign up for updates at www.fashionsnightout.com and can follow us on Twitter (@FNONYC) for all the latest details.

Check out more info about FNO below, as well as a short video about models representing the night from last year.

About Fashion’s Night Out:

Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. On September 9, 2010, Fashion’s Night Out will return to New York City to put the fun back in shopping, with designer appearances, live windows, celebrity guests, and other special events. On the same night around the world, and led by twelve international Vogue editions (London, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Athens, Taipei, Tokyo, Beijing, Sao Paolo and New Delhi), each country will tailor its Fashion’s Night Out celebration to appeal to its city’s unique retail environment.

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/35188425001?isVid=1&publisherID=17216871001

Are you excited for this one?!


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Fashion’s Night Out – The Neverending Story (pic heavy)

PhotobucketDon’t look at me with such contempt lol, I have to finish this or else I’ll feel bad about not covering everything I set out to.

This post is going to be much more specific. And with much more pictures. Remember to click ‘read more’ to check out all the pictures. I started this feature so that the blog wouldn’t go on in length forever and people who are just checking out the blog could scan through articles and choose which ones they want to read. Plus, this way I can have much more material on the main page. Let me know if you like it!

There are several brands and stores that get my utmost respect and loyalty. This is through ups and downs, mishaps and elation… these brands/stores could knock me upside the head and I wouldn’t hesitate to forgive them and shop summore!

Want to know who they are? I’m in love with Betsey Johnson, Henri Bendel, Juicy Couture, PurpleLab, and Stila This fab five could do me no wrong.

Granted there are other brands to whom my loyalty is neverending as well (ahem Zoya & ChinaGlaze etc.) but these are the ones that did fab things on Fashion’s Night Out & landed in my memory card.

Like the photo to the right? It was the Fashion’s Night Out Batman symbol up on a building side in the Meatpacking District. I thought it was so cute & appropriate.

First stop – while I was on Fifth Ave in the upper 50’s I had to hit up Henri Bendel. They’re always the number one spot to catch all the new brands and products. They give little designers a big voice, and they have a creative team behind the Bendel logo as well. Check out the pics below:

PhotobucketAs if I couldn’t live without makeup for a day, I was greeted with MAC at the entrance. The brush display was pristine and I was trying to concoct a burglary, but I couldn’t.

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They also had the Style Black Collection which debuts in the US on 9/24 – the day after my birthday!

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Now Henri Bendel is always thinking of something cool. Their slogan at the moment is “I’d rather be naked than…” to promote accessories. All the designers in the building finished the sentence as well. For example, Personally, I’d rather be naked than wear fussy accessories.

Their mannequins for the day were super fab. They were all made out of different materials, like watches and gloves (get it? It goes with the theme!). You can click on the images to see ’em bigger.

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Out of gloves!

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I got to meet some designers and saw some really good accessories.

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That’s Paige Gamble with her accessories – she has some fab handbags y’all. That brown one caught my heart. See that piano? It has the Bendel girl on it. I figure if I lose some chubb, I might just look like her! lol

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I’m in love with the Bendel colors and stripes. I even had to stop and photograph Miss Sandra here because her outfit was fab-tastic.

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Next stop was Juicy Couture! If y’all don’t believe me when I say I love Juicy.. check out some of my stash:

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I also love strawberries – thus the mass of strawberry charms.

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Juicy Couture perfume

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charm bracelets galore!
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the mannequin fits the new Bird collection perfectly

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the staff was a swingin’ success with their getups 🙂

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see that crazy crowd?

One of the founders of Juicy Couture was in the store (it’s the P&G ladies), and there were plenty celebs at hand as well. The store in Soho didn’t do so bad either, turning into a swanky night spot with security checking id’s at the door!

Next stop – Betsey Johnson. I love the brand and Stila was there to do makeovers!

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live models, fancy staff getups, hurr dids

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Stila makeup pros at work!

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Did I mention I loved the designs?
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MOJ, Betsey J, & Stila in one picture!

I know this post is getting pretty long, but here’s the kicker. Last stop – Scoop to meet the Purple Lab mavens, and get some shopping done.

PhotobucketFirst, I entered the regular Scoop store insted of Scoop Street and got to enjoy the photobooth courtesy of Hudson jeans! I was there by myself so I had my camera to keep me company 🙂

Scoop for all the stores had great outfit layouts and inspirations, as well as fab DJ’s and drink centers. We all seem to shop a bit better with some alcohol in the system was the lesson of the day.

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As soon as I found out that my beloved Purple Lab was a store over, I had to scoo(p)t. 🙂

I was met with some of the Purple Lab gals, Veronica the Burlesque beauty, and a bird’s eye view of a rockin’ DJ who just happened to be wearing purple.

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Then of course, ya gotta check out the Purple Lab display and all the Huge Lips, Skinny Hips glosses.

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PhotobucketWhich one on my huge lips? Love Your Thighs, because I most certainly do!

As I left, I had to decline a lychee martini, because well… check the line.

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That’s all folks! Check back here as I start the New York Fashion Week coverage!

Fashion’s Night Out – The Plaza Beauty

Photobucket As promised, I have all the great deets for you. I can’t let y’all know all the tidbits from New York Fashion Week until I complete my FNO coverage, and so I’m running around my computer her trying to upload the pics as fast as my computer will let me. The desire is there people, the technology is lagging. 🙂

As some of you may have seen from my tweets on Twitter, I was very impressed with the displays in the shows and just how the whole city looked like it was having a party. I went to so many stores that my feet were starting to sing a soprano by day’s end. As noted earlier, I hit up The Plaza first. (That’s a pic of a lucky lady getting her hurrr did at The Plaza btw).

I have a nifty new cam that took millions of pics for the event. Let’s face it – Fashion’s Night Out speaks louder with the images than with the words. So click ‘read more’ and get to viewing the good stuff! 🙂
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I’d love to have a beauty consultation here… seems regal – si?


The Plaza Beauty had all sorts of fun going on. I saw Smashbox, Becca, & the Warren-Tricomi haircare products, and was introduced to Kimiko skincare among others. There was a fab presentation of a hairstyle, and an exhibit serving as an homage to the Wizard of Oz and the ruby red shoes!

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While waiting for the elevator, I noticed that they had outfits planned out as inspirations behind glass. Wouldn’t you love to have your clothes displayed like so?

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Warren-Tricomi haircare products (I snagged some samples to giveaway!)

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the droolworthy Smashbox stash


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my introduction to Kimiko


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the Becca stash
There were designs up for the red shoes by designers like Botkier, Betsey Johnson, Sergio Rossie, etc. I actually was surprised because I couldn’t find the Louboutin design – but maybe I missed it?

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Can you tell which shoe is by which designer?
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Fashion’s Night Out – Recap

After anticipating the day, when yesterday night came into fruition, it was like the whole city was in a party. I honestly have to tell you, the closest I have seen so many people in such a big city party simultaneously is for Halloween. Otherwise, we seem to be a serious bunch.

I have so many pictures to show you and things to tell you, but that will have to wait until later tonight. The upload process of photos is taking way too long and the start of NY Fashion Week is beckoning me. That then, also tells you that I’ll have even more good things to share!

To give you a quick view into the future posts:
-the displays for FNO09 were phenomenal. I was so taken aback by the creativity of all my favorite, and a bunch of new to me brands
-the streets were alive! I even have a picture of the subway being completely empty, and a very opposite busy store
-there were several partnerships of brands that worked out amazingly well! Just wait till you see who.

Click ‘read more’ to see what my NOTD is for the first day of NYFW for me!


I can’t ever explain thoroughly, how much in love with Zoya I am, but here is another profession of my love:

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Harley

This is the softest gray shimmer that I have seen. It reminds me of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, when they chose the slogan for the jewelry line to be “Frost Yourself.” This is such a … frost… color.

Don’t forget to invest in a Zoya or two – or a hundred before October, that’s when their nifty $6 goes up to meet with Mr. Economy & Mrs. Inflation to be $7. You can get the color Harley here. It’s also offered as part of the Twist! sampler with my other fave, Malia.

As the rules apply with the giveaway – this is a polish that’s now added to the list of prizes.


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Fashion’s Night Out

I briefly posted about Fashion’s Night Out a bit earlier as an introduction, but I figure I’ll share a couple of the events I’m excited to go to.

The first spot I’ll be checking out is The Plaza Beauty.

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Click ‘read more’ for info and details!

Expert makeup artists from Smashbox and Becca will be on site for makeup consultations and touch-ups, giving visitors the opportunity to preview the season’s must-have fall looks. Representatives from Sjal and Comfort Zone will be on hand to provide mini facials, hand massages and treatments using their legendary formulas.

In addition, renowned stylists Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi will be presenting hair demonstrations to showcase fall’s key trends. Finally, visitors will have the chance to experience all the decadent indulgence The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi has to offer through special, deluxe samples courtesy of Lisa Hoffman Skincare, Tocca, Revitalash, Luzern Skincare, Kai, Santa Maria Novella, MLAB and Sponge Skincare.

If there’s a Fashion’s Night Out near you, where are you going?



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New York New York

Don’t hate me all you non-NY’ers… there are plenty events all around and abroad that don’t happen in my lovely Big Apple that I get sad about – but being that I don’t want to turn into a complainer blog, I continue with the events that I can go to :). There… better?

This event, though occuring in NYC, is also happening abroad. In the likes of the UK, India, Italy, Russia, Japan, etc.

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Some info about the event from the site:

In a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion, U.S. and international editions of Vogue are coordinating evening extravaganzas in their respective world fashion capitals.

In the United States, American Vogue has joined with NYC & Company, the City of New York, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to enliven again the consumer spirit that churns the economy and boosts the local industry of America’s fashion capital, New York City. Next only to finance, fashion is the second-largest sector of industry in New York City—the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10 billion in total wages. At City Hall’s May 20 press conference to announce Fashion’s Night Out, Vera Wang said, “To put it bluntly, if people don’t shop, people lose their jobs.”

The first evening of New York Fashion Week, Fashion’s Night Out will encompass festivities galore— from inventive window displays to model and celebrity appearances. Champagne may flow; hors d’oeuvres may be passed. Rumors of musical performances, downtown barbecues, shoe capsules, limited-edition rings, and sweepstakes abound. Apparently there will be makeovers, brow bars, and haircut stations at sundry spots, too.

I’ll be posting about this event up until it comes up and then a bit more after, so be patient with me y’all.

Let me know if the event is happening anywhere near you, and if you plan on checking it out!


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