Monthly Archives: September 2011

My First FNO

So, I’m pretty proud to report that I’m no longer an FNO virgin. Yve and I decided it was no longer OK for us to miss out on one of fashion’s biggest nights and headed out to the next best place to celebrate if you’re outside of New York City – Merrick Park in Coral Gables.

We braved the crowds and made our way through throngs of shoppers to enjoy parties at Nordstrom, Diane Von FurstenbergBetsey Johnson, and Neiman Marcus. The energy was great, the crowds were fun, the stores had fantastic displays, and I picked up a couple of great items along the way (see blurry pics below). I really hope to make this an annual tradition with the girls.

Did any of you celebrate FNO? Post pics of your favorite part of the evening. I’d love to see how everyone else enjoyed it!

Fashion’s Night Out 2011

It’s that time of year again – the retail world can rejoice as fashion lovers worldwide gather in their respective cities to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out, an evening dedicated to supporting the retail industry in all its couture-ious glory. What was once an evening reserved only for those lucky enough to live in New York City has now expanded into a global outpouring of love and support for designers on every continent. You can now also plan your own fabulous night out with their online itinerary feature. And if you absolutely must miss all the glamour in person, you can still catch a bit of the action online. Check out their internet retail guide for details. As usual, the exclusive Fashion’s Night Out Collection will be available in stores and online with 40% of the proceeds benefiting the New York City AIDS Fund in the New York Community Trust. Finally, you can keep up with the latest on FNO via Twitter or Facebook. Thursday can’t come soon enough. Happy shopping!

Rent The Runway

I just spent more time than I’d care to admit browsing through hundreds of dresses on Rent The Runway, a site best described as Netflix for fashion. If you’re on a budget and as addicted to clothes as 90% of the female population, keep them in mind as an option for special occasions. This basically solves the “I-have-nothing-to-wear-because-I-only-like-to-wear-things-once” dilemma. Not that I’d know, or anything…

Pricing depends on the item you rent but the rule of thumb is 90% off retail pricing for high-end fashion items that are guaranteed intact and perfectly dry cleaned with free return shipping and a complimentary second size just in case. Seriously – someone invite me somewhere. I can’t wait to try them out!