The second annual Fashion’s Night Out is just about here and all fashion loving fans couldn’t be more excited. The history behind FNO it began as a global initiative with participating major cities like NYC, Los Angeles, Milan, and Paris to bring back consumer confidence and rejoice in shopping and fashion in such an economic lull. The evening includes thousands of participating stores and designers from all over the world. In true Texan form, bigger is better and of course Dallasites wouldn’t have it any other way. Below are a list of the top picks for tomorrow night’s festivities and remember “Shop, for something good.”
The top picks for September 10, 2010:
Highland Park Village:
If you’ve been vying a new pair of red soles, then join the Schlegel sisters over champagne and hors d’oeuvres at the Christian Louboutin store for their soft opening and a preview of the upcoming spring collection. Their private fabulous fete goes from 6-8pm, but will be opened to the masses after 8pm. Step back into the Roaring Twenties over at Escada, where their dapperly dressed servers will be passing out refreshing mint juleps in Escada branded flasks. Every girl loves a little bit of Chanel, so drop by their boutique for some manicure pampering with their exclusive FNO polish colors, Les Khakis de Chanel, thanks to the Frederick Fekkai technicians. Stop over at Ralph Lauren to meet hosts Heather Wasburne, Elisa Summers, and Tracy Achor Hayes to discuss new season trends over drinks. Get picture happy over at Anne Fontaine for a chance to win a $1,800 wardrobe in their FNO most fashionable contest. Freshen up your Fall face with a Bobbi Brown makeover at Leggiadro while sipping pink champagne. Party the night away at SCOOP NYC, Anthropologie, Genetic Denim’s in-store soirees with live music and stylists. Haleigh’s Bespoke is having their soft opening celebration in their newly remodeled storefront with some Italian flair. Sip on some limoncello and nosh mozzarella with good friends while perusing new items from Attolini, D’avenza, Tardini and their own Hadleighs brand.
Drop into the Crescent Court store to support local designer, Abi Ferrin, who will be presenting a trunk show of her latest collection. Meet and greet with fashion photographers Richard Krall and Anthony Chiang over some sips and snacks and try your luck by entering into the raffle. Watch the Red Valentino and 3.1 Phillip Lim fashion shows all while DJ Wade Hampton spins a soundtrack for the evening.
Forty Five Ten:
For all the modelizers, sip on Fashion Punch served by the Kim Dawson Agency models, flash those pearly whites at the photo booth, and pick up a limited-edition Herrf Christiansen scarf.
Want to get rewarded for shopping? Shoppers who spend $1,000 or more at participating stores get a gift bag along with $100 in NorthPark Gold. Check in at Neiman Marcus for a bevy of fashion filled events, starting with a judging of “So You Think You Can Style?” where Dallas celebrity judges, Jacquelin Sewell, Jason Sheeler, and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman will determine the fate of the next superstar stylist. Check out new collections from Gucci, Jack Black, Etro, and Tahari after posing for the SMILEcam booth and dancing to the tunes of DJs Jennifer Miller and Paul Paredes. The infamous beauty event also begins on this evening, so spend $100+ on beauty and fragrances to receive a tote filled with surprises and samples. If shopping isn’t your thing, the Dallas Film Society will be screening The Devil Wears Prada at the AMC 15 theaters. Gorge on adorable Vogue and Ted cupcakes over at Ted Baker’s cocktail party. Stop by Madewell for the debut of their collaboration with UK’s fashion sweetheart, Alexa Chung. If you’re in search of the official FNO tee, grab one at Gucci and 40% of the proceeds will benefit the NYC AIDS Fund or stop by Henri Bendel for the blinged out milited-edition Swarovski version. For those mad about Michael Buble, then rush over to Nordstrom for chances to win a signed worn suit from the sultry singer, an one-year subscription to Vogue, and a $2,500 shopping spree. Heidi Dillion and The Fashionistas invite you to come by Barneys New York for an evening filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; a percentage of the evening’s sales will go to support The Fashionistas foundation.
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