A Night of Fashion- FNO 2011


September marks the beginning of fashion’s new year,  as this week will unveil new looks for Spring and Summer 2012.  And one of the most exciting parts of September Fashion Week is Fashion Night Out!


Fashion Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession.  This year’s 3rd annual Fashion Night Out will be even hauter, bigger and better than in years past.   Starting from 5-11PM, retailers in more than 100 cities across the country will join New York City in celebration by tempting shoppers with celebrity and designer appearances, special products, and musical performances. Thousands will be expected to brave the streets  to shop their beloved fashion haunts and to discover new favorites. The Fashion Night Out site has a complete list open to the public.  


Here is my list of Must-Go-To events:


Bergdorf Goodman

The entire department store will be a huge party,  with special events on each floor. Beauty Level: Meet Oscar de la Renta as he signs his limited-edition “Face of Fashion” fall kaleidoscope palette by Le Métier de Beauté, exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.  Meet author Eila Mell as she signs copies of the new book “New York Fashion Week.”   Third Floor Designers and their canine companions hit the catwalk with host James Aguiar and guest judges Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Santiago Gonzalez, Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier and The BagSnob’s Tina Craig. Designers: Alexandra Vidal, Badgley Mischka, Bibhu Mohapatra, Cushnie & Ochs, Jocelyn Gordon, John Barrett, Joseph Altuzarra, Aurance Dacade, Lela Rose, Nicholas Varney, Pamella Roland, Reem Acra and Wes Gordon.


Lord & Taylor

6:00pm to 9:00pm– Meet singer/actress Solange Knowles
6:00pm to 11:00pm
– Music, Art and Fashion by New York’s own Laurance Rassin
6:00pm to 7:00pm– Meet Misook Doolittle
6:00pm to 7:30pm– Meet designer Vince Camuto
6:00pm to 8:00pm– 7 Ways To Wear It with Lloyd Boston!
6:00pm to 8:00pm– Meet Heather Thomson
6:00pm to 9:00pm– New York Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders Swimsuit calendars and dance
6:00pm to 7:00pm– Meet Candy Pratts Price, Creative Director of Vogue.com
6:00pm to 9:00pm– “Wear This, Not That” with Suze Yalof Schwartz
6:30pm to 7:30pm– Meet Ivanka Trump
6:30pm to 7:30pm– Meet Edward Wilkerson
6:30pm to 8:30pm– Rock and Roll with Sam Edelman and Libby Edelman
8:00pm to 9:30pm– Meet designer Tadashi Shoji


​Macy’s Herald Square

5:30pm to 6:30pm– Personal Appearance by Tommy Hilfiger
6:00pm to 7:00pm–  Gucci Guilty Dance Party with Samantha Ronson
6:00pm to 7:00pm– Monet “Meet the Designer” Event
6:00pm to 7:00pm– Coco Rocha Personal Appearance
6:00pm to 8:00pm– Rachel Roy and Amar’e Stoudemire Personal Appearance
6:00pm to 7:00pm–  Darek Warburton Personal Appearance
6:00pm to 8:00pm– Live Jazz Band Performance
6:00pm to 7:00pm– Sandra Lee Cookbook Signing
6:30pm to 7:30pm– Personal Appearance by celeb makeup artist Bobbi Brown
6:30pm to 8:30pm– Sean John Event with Special Appearance by P. Diddy
6:30pm to 8:30pm– Shoe Diva Event with Miss J
6:30pm to 7:00pm– Charles Fazzino Appearance for Heyes Luggage
6:30pm to 7:30pm– The Ultimate Dinner Party with Marc Forgione
7:00pm to 8:00pm– Anna Dello Russo and Karolina Kurkova Personal Appearance
7:00pm to 8:00pm– Kelly Rowland Personal Appearance
7:00pm to 8:00pm– Live Musical Performance with Joss Stone
8:00pm to 9:00pm– “Pretty Little Liars” star, Shay Mitchell


Henri Bendel

Shoppers will be able to get a head start on prepping for their evening, beginning at 3 p.m., with crystallized beauty makeovers by Frédéric Fekkai. Services include manicures and hair styling, all infused with the sparkle of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. ​ Jewelry Designer and style arbiter Jade Jagger will be at Bendel’s Flagship on 5th Avenue to celebrate the launch of her eponymous jewelry collection.


The Plaza Beauty 

In honor of the 3rd annual Fashion’s Night Out, The Plaza Beauty will host an exclusive night of gorgeous giveaways, amazing offers and complimentary pampering.


Shopbop Lounge – 9th Avenue & 13th Street

Visit stylist Louise Roe at the Shopbop Lounge in the Meatpacking district at 9th Ave/13th where she will be interviewing Shopbop designers, and stylists: 6-7pm: Vogue Editor Meredith Melling Burke with photographer Phil Oh of Street Peeper 8-10pm: Jean-Michel Cazabat, Aimee Cho of Gryphon, Cushnie et Ochs, Jen Kao, Jenni Kayne, Pamela Love, Kimberly Ovitz, Charlotte Ronson, Rachel Roy, Soludos, Tribune Standard, Anndra Neen, and singer Alex Young.


​​Maybelline New York 

Makeup artists will provide free mini-makeovers! In honor of Great Lash Mascara’s 40th birthday, guests will receive a free tube. Maybelline spokesmodels will be on-hand to sign the tubes! The first 300 guests will receive a limited edition Great Lash t-shirt designed by Patricia Field of Sex and the City! 


Tiffany & Co. 

Experience the glamour of the 1970s at Tiffany & Co., celebrating the launch of a chic new jewelry collection inspired by the artistry of the Tiffany archives. Take the elevators upstairs for glittery gold temporary tattoos and a special live musical performance by Leighton Meester at 8pm.


Ann Taylor

Join Natasha Bedingfield and Ann Taylor to celebrate women of style and substance during Fashion’s Night Out. This amazing event will be held at the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship.

Lisa Perry Boutique  

Celebrate 60’s style with Lisa Perry and the cast of the upcoming ABC television show PANAM for shopping and cocktails! Hello Christina Ricci!



Rolando Santana Showroom

Swing by for a cocktail, discounts and mingling with industry professionals and fashionistas alike. Enter for a chance to win his signature Trenchcoat and spend some one on one time with the designer himself. Event will begin at 7pm.


Inglot Cosmetics at Chelsea Market

Get glamorized at INGLOT Cosmetics for Fashion’s Night Out. Enjoy mocktails and light hors d’oeuvres, while an INGLOT makeup artist gives you a mini red carpet makeover!


​Mission x Target Pop-up Shop

Doors open at 6pm. Missoni for Target pop-up will open for three days at Bryant Park starting on Fashion’s Night Out, September 8. Angela Missoni and Margherita Maccapani Missoni will greet guests when the doors open and the first 20 guests to spend over $100 will have the chance to take a family-style portrait with the Missonis – a fun, quirky take on the classic prom photo experience.


So enjoy the kick-off to New York Fashion Week and Shop Happy! More events to post-  Stay tuned! What does YOUR FNO map look like? 


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As a New York City-based registered nurse with backgrounds in pharmacology, medical research, medical spa aesthetics, and cosmetic dermatology, Cristal became interested in the ways people go about achieving beauty. When she's not working full-time at Cornell Medical Center or performing aesthetic treatments at a midtown NYC medical spa, she daylights as a beauty writer, and has a penchant for scoring sample sale treasures, bellydancing, playing dress-up, and of course, chatting about beauty goodies.

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