Fashion’s Night Out a Deux

It’s that time of year again. The air is beginning to get a little fresher, the sky darkens a wee bit earlier and New York City has a muted, yet very nearly audible buzz in the air. It’s September and that means back to school for the kids, summer rentals coming to a close, and the September issues hit the stands, each bursting with all the latest and greatest looks for Fall.

On the fashion front, this is when I start to have a mini-anxiety attack. Nothing grand, mind. Just a dull, yet persistent stream of though, consisting of how the looks du jour may affect my current wardrobe. What will make the cut, what won’t? I’ve come to acknowledge that there will always be some kind of shortfall. But unlike in years past, I actually addressed the aforementioned angst riddled situation earlier this year and did a pretty brutal purge of said wardrobe. It did feel good, but left some deep and significant holes in my fall attire. And while I am not one to hit the streets to shop (being a working Mom / beauty professional / business woman, I have little time for that) I knew something had to be done, and FAST. Personally, I like to troll sites like Net a Porter or Gilt where I know I can go 24/7 and fine great fashion and for the later, great prices too. Suits my schedule and no footwork required!

Now, I am fully aware that my personal shopping habits may not be the status quo, so for those who actually enjoy the process, Anna Wintour and Vogue Magazine, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and our very own mayor, Mike Bloomberg, are hosting the second annual Fashion’s Night Out. On September 10th, the whole city will be a shopping playground, with events and venues created just for this special evening of consumer bliss. The event was created to encourage people to shop locally and help the financial collective cause. I personally, think it’s a great reason for the city to celebrate being what it is—A fantastic haven of unique shops, designers and people. If there ever were an impetus to get out there and hit the streets this is it, and being the Beauty Sleuth that I am, you know I love anything that has a beauty connection and there are plenty of things during FNO, for the girl who loves a bit of pampering. Even for a self professed internet shopper like myself, there will be a plethora of reasons to get out there on September 10th, namely to celebrate being in such a vibrant city, and of course to find some goodies to fill those holes in my wardrobe!
Fashion’s Night Out 2010 ::The Show
Fashion’s Night Out 2010 :: Preen
Fashion’s Night Out 2010 :: Bigelow Apothecary
Fashion’s Night Out 2010 :: Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Fashion’s Night Out 2010 :: PHILIP PELUSI :: Tela Design Studio
Fashion’s Night out 2010 :: Mizu Salon :: Colette Malouf
Fashion’s Night Out 2010 :: Korres
Fashion’s Night Out 2010 :: Rita Hazan Salon :: Intermix Columbus
Fashion’s Night Out :: Sephora :: Tarina Tarantino

****************************************TBS UPDATE*************************************
ASOS & Teen Vogue host a Fashion’s Night Out block party in the West Village
Shenae Grimes (90210 actress) to host with a special live performance by singer V V Brown
Fashion Runway Show featuring ASOS fall 2010 men’s and women’s looks at 7PM
DJ set by Andrew Bevan starting at 6PM; Giveaways; DIY projects; Treats; special limited edition Henry Holland for ASOS FNO t-shirt dress for sale for $35 at the event and on
Perry St (between Bleecker St and West 4th St), NYC – /

· INTERMIX & JBrand celebrate FNO with a British Invasion
Byrdie Bell and Daisy Lowe will co-host the event and JBrand will unveil a special collection with a collaboration from across the pond.
INTERMIX Soho Boutique, 98 Prince St, NYC –

INTERMIX on the West Coast will have Brit band Deluka on hand for an in-store performance (7-10PM)
110 N. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

· kate spade new york
Tim Gunn will be signing copies of his new book “Gunn’s Golden Rules” as well as judging a window design competition with Deborah Lloyd, Co-President and Creative Director of kate spade new york (7-11PM)
454 Broome Street, NYC –

In-store shopping events with complimentary cocktails and 10% off all night’s purchases at the NYC, DC and LA boutique locations: 387 West Broadway, NYC flagship will partner with Rimmel London and offer makeovers
1254 Wisconsin Ave NW, DC will be hosted by 3 top men’s bloggers and offer styling sessions
145 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles will host a cocktail party shopping event –

Pro surfer Kassia Meador will host an in-store event with raffle to win a night at Surf Lodge in Montauk. There will be a complimentary DIY arts & crafts station to customize new skate decks from Roxy’s fall collection.
Roxy & Quiksilver Soho flagship, 519 Broadway, NYC –

· Temperley London
Official Temperley London/ALICE by Temperley bike will be cycling through town at all the major FNO locations beginning in Midtown down through the Meatpacking District, West Village, ending at their Soho boutique (453 Broome St, 2nd Fl at Mercer), NYC
*If you see the bike, take a picture and tweet it to @who_is_alice to win a shopping discount at the store. There will also be a grab bag with special prizes ranging from discounts off of purchases to free ALICE by Temperley scarves to a shopping spree at the boutique /

· Simon Spurr, men’s designer, will be making a special appearance at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue, NYC signing his exclusive BG FNO t-shirt from 8-9PM. Simon will also be stopping by Saks Fifth Avenue and the Bloomingdales flagship, 59th St & Lexington Ave during the evening –

· Monique Lhuillier, women’s designer, will judge the Bergdorf Goodman dog fashion show at 7PM, 754 Fifth Avenue, NYC –

· Botkier – In-store cocktail party hosted by handbag and shoe designer Monica Botkier (special gift with purchase). Boutique is located at 246 Mott Street, NYC –

FNO :: Jounelle


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