Happy New York Fashion Week, Style Solutions readers!
One of my favorite weeks of the year has arrived, and to kick off the first day of shows is the fourth annual Fashion’s Night Out. Prepare your heels for shop ’til you drop mode, because the list of participating stores in this haute worldwide shindig goes on and on with over 500 cities in 19 countries.
But NYC runs FNO best with stores staying open late, incredible celebrity personal appearances, shopping extravaganzas, and food du jour that brings so much hype to the city– even the Empire State Building is participating by lighting up FNO State of Mind style.
Follow my guide for a fun, fashionable, yummy and celeb-spotting evening.
Celebrities: Meet Kate Upton (6-11pm) at Michael Kors, 667 Maduson Avenue UES style, Kim Kardashian (6-11pm) at Lord & Taylor, 424 5th Avenue to promote her new fragrance, True Reflection-if the crow’d a bit too much, head upstairs to chat fashion with “Project Runway” alums, who will be celebrating the reality series’ 10th year-, Oscar de la Renta, Darren Kris and Vanessa Carlton (6-10pm) at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 5th Avenue for a fragrance launch, Glee cutie spotting, and great tunes, DVF, Solange Knowles and Allison Williams at DVF Meatpacking, 874 Washington Street for complimentary makeovers provided by MAC, a meet-up with the legendary dress maker, and more, and last but not least Cyndi Lauper (7:30-11pm)at Manolo Blahnik, 31 West 54th street for some girly fun Sex and the City style.
Beauty events: Meet Teen Vogue‘s Eva Chen (6pm) along with Clinique’s Global Education Manager Kelly Summers at Bloomingdales, 100 Third Avenue, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa at Sephora (7:30pm), 597 FIfth Avenue for their new scent Marchesa Parfum D’extase, Rebecca Minkoff at Saks for a ponytail bar, smokey eye station, nail art haven, and make your own “arm party”, Suno designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty for free custom print manicures wild print style from Minx Nails while having hairstylist Edward Tricomi (my hair salon!) trim your hair and getting a temporary tattoo from Rihanna’s ink expert. Lastly, this one’s so good that you need tickets! Gucci Westman (6pm), Revlon’s Global Artistic Director and wife of Rag & Bone’s David Neville will be giving personal consultations along with manicures by celebrity manicurist Jin Soon at 40 Bethune Street.
Food: Blackberry gelato pops at Jo Malone 946 Madison Avenue, 6pm, Georgetown Cupcakes and the Teaologist at Molton Brown 128 Spring Street, 6pm, Saint Ambreous at Brunello Cucinelli Gossip Girl style 683 Madison Avenue, 6pm, and a fish and chips truck at Ted Baker 585 Fifth Avenue, 6pm.
By the way, make sure to grab a FNO t-shirt! You can also order them online here.