These are the top 10 stores to check out during New York’s Fashion Night Out.
On September 8, close to 1,000 shops citywide will keep their doors open until 11pm to offer one-night-only shopping incentives, exclusive products, in-store designer and celebrity appearances—and a raucous good time. Here’s the best of what they have planned. Free. Locations throughout the city; visit fashionsnightout.com for more info.
Though all three locations of this fashion-forward chainlet will be hawking Rachel Comey–archive print silk shift dresses ($150) and tote bags ($30) created exclusively for FNO, we’re making a beeline to the Williamsburg location. There, local artist J. Penry will sketch portraits and play records for the opening of his exhibit of bird drawings. The trio of shops will give away tote bags emblazoned with one of Penry’s images and the Park Slope and Cobble Hill outposts will serve prosecco and cookies. Still, that pales in comparison with the snacks from the Morris Grilled Cheese Truck and Tito’s Vodka specialty cocktails only available in Billyburg. Park Slope, Cobble Hill: 6–9pm • Williamsburg: 6–11pm •shopbird.com
This boutique collaborated with footwear brand Osborn to allow each of the designers it represents—Soulland, H Fredriksson, Mary Meyer, Study NY and Chromat—to create a limited-edition shoe especially for FNO. The store is also throwing a Guatemalan-themed bash, complete with Illegal Mezcal cocktails and live performances.(internationalplayground.com). 7–10pm.
Take a basic outfit to the next level with eye-catching baubles from a.v. max and Deepa Gurnani’s bejeweled headbands. Both are being offered at a 10 percent discount at this ultragirly chain’s new Soho location, which will serve drinks all night long. (winknyc.com). 6–11pm.
Owner-designer Chuck Guarino will discount his leather-and-denim-heavy fall collection up to 40 percent and give away his edgy hand-screen-printed totes and tees. A DJ and free drinks will officially make it a badass party. (thecast.com). 7–10pm.
Lomography Gallery Store
If you’ve ever been curious about what goes on behind the scenes at a clothing label, you’ll love checking out “From Start to Finish: The Analogue Process of Fashion.” Local designers— Rebecca Turbow, Samantha Pleet and Janet Kim of Graey and Hayden-Harnett—were provided with various Lomography cameras and films to document their design process. Each designer will also present three to four of her pieces.(lomography.com). 7–10pm.
JF & Son
To kick off its latest artist collaboration with Amy Yao, this textile-obsessed brand will be hosting a live performance by Yao, and unveil the 13-piece capsule collection of clothing and accessories. The first 150 guests will also walk away with an Amy Yao–designed tote bag containing a poster and a limited-edition Amy Yao x JF & Son lookbook.(jfandson.com). 6–9pm.
We adore this worldly boutique, which sources its trendy wares from more than two dozen countries. To showcase the fruits of her globe-trotting, owner Erica Kiang is hosting a sample sale, offering up to 75 percent off of hard-to-find women’s clothing brands, such as Aussie labels myPetsQuare and sQ the Label, and Denmark line Nümph. Gratis champagne while you shop makes the deals even sweeter. (babelfair.com). 5–9pm.
Get a peek at owner Jessica Caulfield’s clothing line, which is debuting on FNO and will be exclusive to the tastemaking boutique. You can also nosh on Mediterranean snacks from Pera Turkish Tacos truck while you sway to the live beats of Wylie, a five-piece indie-rock band from Charleston, South Carolina. (jessiejamesonline.com). 7–11pm.
Support young designers (and your girls!) at this upscale lingerie store, which is hosting a trunk show featuring the latest collections from emerging labels Kriss Soonik, La Fée Verte and Bazsarorózsa. In addition to the select wares offered at a 20 percent discount, there will be a DJ spinning, custom cocktails from the Dinner Belle and a giveaway of $500 worth of underthings from the featured designers. (journelle.com). 8–11pm.
This charming boutique is known for its backyard garden and killer selection of dresses—a mix of vintage pieces, house-label frocks and designs from contemporary brands like Amanda Uprichard and Yumi Kim—and both remain a draw for FNO, when everything in the store will be 15 percent off. Show up early to snag a glass of gratis pink prosecco for sipping alfresco. (darlingnyc.com). 7–10pm.
Ok. First of all, what an awesome event!!!! Like I always somewhat look at DC as a fashionable place thanks to my fashionable friends but there are actually others out there grinding in the fashion world. I met some amazing people. I also got some snapshots of some of my favorite outfits I saw at the event.
I kind of wish I got to take more pictures but such is life! This event was put together by DC Fabb which is The DC Fashion and Beauty Bloggers network. This group was founded by Liz Fassbender
(http://somuchtosmileabout.com/) and Lacey Maffettone (http://alaceyperspective.com/) as a way for DC area fashion and beauty bloggers to connect, collaborate and organize events in the DC area.
Enjoy the pictures taken at Violet Boutique!!!!
and ME!!!! =)
|Mika and I playing around in the mirror
|Katie, she just looked FAB!
It has been a while and from the pictures you are about to see, my schedule has been busy with getting myself together for my friend’s wedding.
Here are the final fitting pictures for the wedding dress::::
The Wedding Day!!!!!!
So on this day, I thought my camera would last me and it definitely failed me after we left my friend’s house in the limo. I luckily had my cell phone which I took as many pictures as I could with it.
Here are pictures from the WEDDING DAY:::::
SOOOO I went to two different birthday parties last week and I wanted to do a post from the festivities.
First birthday outing was Jamica’s 25th…WOOT WOOT!!!!
The next Birthday outing for my friends that are Twin’s: Nzinga and Niambi
From the lyrics of Nicki Minaj, “I came up in it a little bit self centered
but did I kill a Queen, Alexander McQueen’s got a wrist on glow” which makes me just ponder why most don’t know who Alexander McQueen is. So many rappers have referenced this amazing designer.
Well anyway just wanted to give a little tid bit before I dabble into my adventurous Friday. I was supposed to escape to NYC early Friday but due to a late night Thursday, that didn’t quite happen. I regrouped and got myself together and headed out and ended up catching the 12:15pm bus which was way later than I planned. The buses air went out about 45 mins away from NY but as soon as we got to NY, we were in standstill traffic, it was crazy and it was torture.
When I finally got there, my phone was dead and I had to make rational decisions because I didn’t know if my friend had not come to meet me or not, but he was there and everything went as planned. We headed to the MET museum where the line was wrapped around the beautiful fountain. We waited here for about 20 minutes and when we entered the museum, it was somewhat calm chaos. We didn’t know where to get our tickets to get into the exhibit so we finally discovered that and we headed to the line where it said a 2 hour wait! O_O!!!! But I had to see this exhibit, it was a must!
So we talked the entire time about whatever which made time go by without paying it major attention, after about an hour and a half, there is another sign that says an hour wait and I am like no way!!! So this line actually goes way faster than expected and before we know it, we are inside the exhibit!!!!
I mean I wish I could describe to you everything I saw but there is no way. The room you first enter are his most basic pieces with suiting jackets with exaggerated lapels, or 50 bottoms. I mean his detailing was out of this world! The next room you enter is dark and gothic like with leather and black feather dresses and then there is a case that I snuck a picture of with a gold feathered dress that is to die for! From here you enter the room of his pieces that were standouts in various shows. They have video playing of various shows and their is this robotic sound playing that sounds like they are saying numbers. The one that stood out the most the video of two machines looking as if they were about to attack this frightened model that had on a white puff dress (this description sucks but can’t think of another way to describe it) and she is spinning in the middle of the machines and they start spraying her as if she is a canvas with two different spray paint colors. It was pretty dope and creepy and theatrical. From here my mind blurs….it was sooooo much to see in there….like wow! I hope some of my descriptions take you on my journey.
Here are some pictures:::::
I was on the New York Time Out website and they were spotting some trendy people in line that were waiting to see the McQueen exhibit. It was only one out of the bunch that really stood out to me.
Check out her pic::::::
Michael Kors (3103 M St. NW) will be adding another highly acclaimed national designer to the Georgetown fashion mix, when it opens up on M Street tomorrow. The new Michael Kors store will showcase the designer’s MICHAEL Michael Kors lifestyle line including handbags, shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear apparel.
(Via Georgetown Bidness)