I’m not sure how many of you are also stuck at home waiting out Isaac but I can’t help seeking a distraction from the storm. Most of South Florida has been fortunate enough to still have power so far, so I’ve taken to planning for my New York trip.
For the first time, I’ll be in NYC for Fashion’s Night Out and I’m pretty eager to see how events compare in the city that started it all. Scheduled to take place Thursday, September 6th, FNO will kick off Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, which runs through the 13th and will feature collections for Spring 2013.
If you won’t be in New York for FNO, there will still be events taking place in over 500 cities all around the country, so click here to check out what’s happening in your area and online. Also, as in previous years, the official FNO Collection will be sold in stores and online with forty percent of proceeds from sales going to the New York City AIDS Fund in the New York Community Trust. This year’s official tote, designed by Brahmin, is already available for purchase on their site.
Above: Brahmin Fashion’s Night Out 2012 Official Tote. Below: Fashion’s Night Out 2012 Official T-Shirt.
I hope to see some of you in New York for all these fun fashion events. Let me know if you’ll be around. I’d love to know what everyone is planning. And if you’re riding out the storm, stay safe and dry. Here’s to hoping Isaac is kind and swift.
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 Furstenberg, Betsey 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!
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!