DC Fashion Night Out (FNO)

Ok so Fashion Night Out started out super rainy but the evening definitely went on. Our first stop was Brightest Young Things tent.

We created bouquets and made hair pieces out of fresh flowers as they had a DJ going in! And they served St-Germain which is now my absolute favorite! We stayed here for a while and chilled and then we were off! We stopped at Intermix first which is where I formally met @ralph_alston and he was great! Amazing store and the sushi was great!

Ralph at Intermix


Our next stop was Nectar Bar but not before we made a stop at the Hitched tent which is where there were mini Sprinkles cupcakes and a name that I can’t put my finger on of cake which was very interesting. I am now a Sprinkles fan, I have to go and visit them soon!

We made our way up the long hill on Connecticut Ave to see a store front with live models in their window. We took a few pictures and then finally made it to Nectar Bar which was so worth it! We tried the Oxygen machine which was great and then got a manicure with an amazing bright green color. We snagged a gift bag also from Nectar Bar which was cool.

Through the world of twitter, we found out that free was at Betsey Johnson so we rushed down to see her and were able to get picture with her. She was super sweet and her fro was inspiring me to wear my fro out a little more often. 
I lastly ended at Diesel which is where we pretty much sat down and chilled. I snapped a few pictures of the trendy ones around me.

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According to Time Out New York

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 SlopeCobble Hill: 6–9pm • Williamsburg: 6–11pm •shopbird.com
International Playground
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.
The Cast
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.
Babel Fair
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.
Jessie James
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.
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