It’s almost that time of year again! On September 8, celebrate Fashion’s Night Out, the annual global event that aims to restore consumer confidence and promote… well… ah… shopping. And when you’re not busy stimulating the economy, you’re apart of one big rocking party! Stores have teamed up with Vogue, CFDA, NYC & Company and the City of New York to bring you NYC’s biggest and most exciting shopping event. The only downfall is you can’t do it all and the crowds be roaring (while the drinks keep pouring). Although the list of what to do in NYC is never ending, here are some highlights you may want to part take in.
Who: MIU MIU
Where: 57th Street store in New York City
The Happening: “Miu Miu Muses Night”. This special competition will reflect the Miu Miu girl’s inner Muse by inviting her to channel her own interpretation of the 1940’s infused Autumn/Winter fashion show, and will be held simultaneously in both its Milan and New York stores. The attendees of the night will be photographed during the evening and the most inspiring one will be rewarded with an amazing surprise. Hosts Shala Monroque and bloggers, Tavi Gevinson, Jane and Judy Aldridge and young socialites Harry and Peter Brant will welcome guests to the. In the occasion of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, a preview of the new capsule collection will be presented and will be available exclusively in select Miu Miu boutiques in Milan, New York, Los Angeles and London
Where: Clinique Counter @ 59th Street Bloomingdales: From 5-8pm
The Happening: Milly designer, Michelle Smith will be making a special appearance and share her expert fashion tips. While you’re there grab the new Milly for Clinique Gift – a limited edition cosmetics bag filled with Clinique’s beauty essentials (receive it complimentary with your $25 Clinique purchase). Guests will also have the opportunity to play in the Clinique Photo Booth.
Who: Nicole Miller
Where: Soho boutique, located at 77 Greene Street, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
The Happening: Model/DJ Harley Viera Newton djing and Fuji Films and Absolute Vodka sponsoring this special event! Limited edition Nicole Miller totes can be purchased throughout the night. 15% of the proceeds will go to the Indego Africa Organization.
Where: The Glambulance at 52nd and 5th Avenue from 4:30 to 6
The Happening: BAND-AID® Brand and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley are joining forces to fix your fashion emergencies and celebrate the mass retail launch of BAND-AID® Brand by Cynthia Rowley Adhesive Bandages. A travelling “Glambulance” will hit the streets during New York City Fashion Week, offering solutions to all your style woes. This repurposed ambulance will be fully equipped with a hair stylist, seamstress, make-up artist Mickey Williams, and fashionable First-Aid supplies.
Who: Kiehl’s Since 1851
Where: Kiehl’s Flagship store, 109 Third Avenue at 13th Street, from 6:30pm – 11pm
The Happening: Aj McLean hosts/performs at Kiehl’s Fashion’s Night Out Karaoke Karnival.
Who: TEMPTU and Joey Maalouf
Where: Sephora Herald Square (34th St. between 7th Ave. & Broadway) 6:00 – 11:00 PM (Joey’s appearance from 7:00 – 10:00 PM)
The Happening: TEMPTU invites you to step into the spotlight and get “Paparazzi Proofed” with celebrity makeup artist, Joey Maalouf (Rachel Zoe’s go-to). Learn makeup tips and tricks from Joey and TEMPTU XXX, Cory Bishop, as they transform your face into a radiant and flawless complexion. Flaunt your gorgeous face by stepping into the TEMPTU photo-booth for a complimentary printed photo. As an added treat, enter the TEMPTU raffle for your chance to win one of five TEMPTU Starter Sets (a $225 value).
Who: Christian Louboutin
Where: Christian Louboutin Boutiques inNew York, Los Angeles, and Dallas
The Happening: Christian Louboutin invites guests to toast FNO 2011 at Louboutin’s Fabulous Pieces, a one-night-only “salon within a shop” spectacular in three cities across the United States: New York (Meatpacking), Los Angeles (West Hollywood) and Dallas. The jewel box boutiques will be transformed into charming, vintage hair parlors. Over-the-top, fantastical wig creations will grace the store windows with a nod and a wink towards the artful glamour of decades past. Inside, our guests are invited to add a very special touch of Louboutin chic to their evening coiffures, with the help of the talented stylists from Frederic Fekkai. For those in search of an extra dash of glamour, Louboutin’s Fabulous Pieces will host an eyelash bar stocked with our very own custom Christian Louboutin lash creations from the incredible MAKE UP FOR EVER. Artist will be on-hand to apply the exclusive faux lashes for a most fashionable night out. Two limited edition FNO styles will also make their debut in our participating boutiques – the whimsical and artfully embellished Daffodile Brodee platform pump, and her sophisticated sister, the Sweety Charity
Who: Alice + Olivia
Where: 755 Madison Ave and Third Avenue at 59th Street from 6-8
The Happening: Sebastian hair and A+O Carnival hosted by ‘ringmaster’ Stacey Benet There will be fanfare of quirky amusements, Sno-cones and sweets, Sebastian stylists will be on hand at both the Bryant Park and Madison Ave boutiques to help guests reinvent their look with pre-colored extensions. What better way to mix up your style for the night than a pop of pink? With Sebastian fearless style partnered with Alice + Olivia whimsy this fun-filled night is sure to incite infinite styling possibilities and tons of surprises.
Where: Malandrino Store (655 Hudson Street): 6pm – 11pm
The Happening: Get a FREE CND Shellac manicure that will last through Fashion Week (and beyond) =
- CND Shellac Van:
- 3pm – 11pm on 9/8 (Soho)
- 9am – 5pm on 9/9 and 9/10 (Columbus Circle)
- Tweet to your followers – @CNDWorld #ShellacMobileManiNYC
Where: 423 West 14th Street (@ 9th and Washington Streets) from 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Happening DANNIJO is keeping Fashion’s Night Out happy, lighthearted and cool with their very own DANNIJO Ice Cream Truck. Parked outside DANNIJO’s Meatpacking District showroom, the designers will be inside the truck selling jewelry, iPhone, iPad cases, exclusive items and giving out free ice cream to anyone who makes a DANNIJO purchase. Swing by for sweet deals and sweet snacks.
Where: 660 Madison Avenue at 60th from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and 61st streets)
The Happening: Meet Tavi, Daphne Guiness, Alexander Wang, Simon Doonan, Alexa Hampton, and many more stars of fashion and style. With amazing prizes and giveaways from The Row, Proenza Schouler and other great designers, this is one event you can’t miss. Plus, feel good while you shop—All day September 8, Barneys is donating 10% of the proceeds of their Madison Avenue store and from Barneys.com to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
See you on the streets!