Fashion’s Night Out is officially upon us this week! I’m so excited to have the opportunity to experience FNO in the place of its conception, New York City. There are scads of events happening around Manhattan and while I’m not quite sure which ones I’ll be found at yet, I know I’ll have a fantastic experience. For those of you who won’t be in this fabulous concrete jungle for the evening, I thought I’d spotlight some of the FNO-related happenings going on around the country. How will you do FNO?
The Steve Madden store on Peachtree Road will play host to We Own This Town From the Knee Down
(how much do I love that title?), an FNO party complete with DJ, promotions and a free gift with any purchase over $100. I’m such a big Steve Madden fan so this would definitely be on the top of my to-do list. The festivities run from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Useful links: Steve Madden on Facebook, Steve Madden on Twitter, FNO Atlanta on Facebook
Stop into BCBGMAXAZRIA on Boylston Street for a glass of champagne while you shop, and get a free .25 oz bottle of the new fragrance with any regularly-priced purchase. You can also enter for a chance to win a $2,500 wardrobe and fragrance! Also running from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, it’s the perfect way to wind up an FNO excursion in Boston. Betsey Johnson on Newbury Street will also be offering champagne – and cupcakes! – and Charles David at The Shops at Prudential Center (Boylston Street) will be unveiling for one night only their FNO Collection featuring five vegan Charles by Charles David boot styles. There are also cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to be had at Elie Tahari (Huntington Ave) as they unveil their new online magazine, ETC.
Useful links: FNO Boston on Facebook, FNO Boston on Twitter, FNOBoston.com.
Perhaps the biggest event in Chicago on FNO is the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival. Michigan Avenue will be alight with stores hosting parties and fun activities. Georg Jensen will be hosting a cocktail party in celebration of the new Fusion Pave Collection; you can also enter for a chance to win the Fusion 18kt Gold Friendship Bracelet. Brad Goreski (previously of The Rachel Zoe Project) will be on the scene as co-host for 900′s Night Out, including a beauty bazaar, fashion show, VIP lounge, DJ, photobooths, giveaways and, of course, a few cocktails!
Useful links: The Magnificent Mile on Facebook, TheMagnificentMileShoppingFestival.com.
The fabulous Forty Five Ten will be hosting A Stylish Night at Forty Five Ten. Cameron Silver and Christos Garkino, upcoming stars of a new Bravo series centered around their renowned shop Decades, will also be present at Forty Five Ten as they present their new pop-up shop. Sip cocktails and jam to a live DJ as Sara Beltran of Dezso also unveils her latest collection. The event will be happening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Useful links: Forty Five Ten on Facebook, Dezso, Decades.
The Malibu Country Mart will be hosting a swanky series of events with celebrity stylist Taylor Jacobson (also previously of the Rachel Zoe Project). Taylor will be on hand to host a fall fashion show with a special Q&A session afterward. The show, highlighting Taylor’s favorite trends for the season, will feature looks from fabulous Malibu Country Mart retailers – John Varvatos, Planet Blue and Madison, among others. Taylor will share her styling tips and chat with shoppers as the evening progresses. You can also catch a vintage photo booth at John Varvatos, an Isabella Fiore trunk show at Encore, a styling challenge at Madison, champagne at Oliver Peoples and 20% off at Juicy Couture with a sample of one of my favorite fragrances, Viva la Juicy. Events at the Malibu Country Mart run from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Useful links: MalibuCountryMart.com, Malibu Country Mart on Facebook, Malibu Country Mart on Twitter.
Kristine Michael on Red Road will be hosting a party from 4:00pm to 10:00pm complete with music, an exclusive Olivier Theyskens trunk show and the launch of Olivier Theyskens’ first fall collection for Theory; plus, you can get a Vince “favorite tank” with any Vince purchase of $100 or more and a manicure set with any Joie purchase. Macy’s Aventura on Biscayne Boulevard will also be hosting a bunch of events including a Vince Camuto shopping party, FNO red carpet photo op, a fashion show and Sunglass Hut’s Sweet Treats and Beats.
Useful links: Kristine Michael Apparel on Facebook, Fashion’s Night Out Macy’s.
Hurry in to Nordstrom at The Grove on Fashion’s Night Out for a chance to see Lauren Conrad as she launches her new collection, paper crown. Her designs capture the classic whimsy and up-to-date sophistication of her own style; she’s certainly on my list of inspirations for her attention to detail, dedication to quality and the importance she attributes to wardrobe staples. The new collection will be a menagerie of romantic designs and chic, menswear-inspired pieces, from maxis to tailored basics. The event will be happening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
Useful links: PaperCrown.com, Paper Crown on Facebook, Paper Crown on Twitter.
Macy’s on 5th Avenue will be holding a fashion challenge from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with the one and only Mondo Guerra from Project Runway’s eighth season! You can also pamper yourself from 6:00pm to 11:00pm with mini-makeovers, treatments and gift-with-purchase specials throughout the Macy’s cosmetics department. Nordstrom (Southwest Broadway) will also be celebrating from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with desserts, refreshments, contests, makeovers, perks, and the chance to shop the exclusive Fashion’s Night Out merchandise collection.
Useful links: Fashion’s Night Out Macy’s, Mondo Guerra on Facebook
If I skipped your city, just head over to FashionsNightOut.com and see what exciting things are in store for your fabulous FNO! Be sure to tweet me on Fashion’s Night Out, September 8th, and tell me what fashion-forward happenings you’ll be attending wherever you are. Have fun celebrating everything fashion!