Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fashion's Night Out

Tomorrow night (Thursday), free your calendars, grab your best girlfriends and be prepared to shop 'til you drop. Stores will be open late as it's Fashion's Night Out and I'm on board. Fashion's Night Out, sponsored by Vogue and CFDA, is the fashion world's spectacular response to get us shopping again to save the global economy. All around the world, the fashion sect is set to party all night long with coordinating shopping extravaganzas in the retail meccas of the world including my very own New York City, London, Italy, France, Brazil and Japan, among others. There's going to be a ton of celebrity appearances in NYC to help celebrate the evening including Justin Timberlake and his William Rast partner Trace Ayala, who are launching a pop-up store for their stunning clothing line at Saks Fifth Avenue (611 Fifth Avenue), Hugh Jackman and Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford will be at Jeffrey (449 W. 14th Street), and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen will be on the scene as bartenders at Barneys New York (600 Madison Avenue).

For a more complete listing of events, check out

All around the world, style will reign large. In Boston, my old stomping grounds, Luna Boston will be celebrating with beer and dim sum courtesy of Luna's own in-house stylist, Joe Farese. There you can play dress up with special guest super-cool designer Sam Mendoza and his gorgeous gowns along with some awesome shoes and bags. In Dallas, Neiman Marcus will join forces with the Dallas Film Society with a special screening of the movie Valentino: The Last Emperor at the North Park Center. Attendees have the opportunity to meet the director and producer Matt Tyrnauer as he signs copies of the movie. In Los Angeles, the designer Phillip Lim is re-imagining five signature pieces from his archives with today's fabrications and embellishments.

My always stylish friend and fellow blogger Kristin ( and I will be hitting up a few places including the always fabulous Rachel Roy (111 Spring Street) with singer Estelle as host and the Julie Haus fashion show (93 Mercer Street). We're also going to be checking out a couple of my all-time favorite designers including Elie Tahari (417 W. Broadway) and Rebecca Taylor (260 Mott Street).

Also, be sure to check out the season's hottest trends: anything plaid, one-shoulder dresses, leather pants and the power jacket.

Drop me a line if you go to anyplace amazing.

Stay fabulous!!!


  1. Great post, my friend. I didn't know much about it until I read your informative piece of news. The saddest part: I'm a New Yorker who works in fashion.



  2. Don't forget our connection to Wonder Woman, the once role model for us gals in our 40s, appearing live and in person at Talbots on Madison. Truly enjoying the posts!

  3. Have fun! Maybe I'll run into you downtown...

  4. Loving the over the knee boots. What are your thoughts on that style trend? Just hit ShoeBox the other day, while I was in town.

  5. Good question Marianne, especially since over-the-knee boots are such a huge trend this fall. These boots are definitely flirty and sexy and look great with short, but not too short, skirts and skinny jeans. However, the look is very difficult to pull off at any age unless you have long and slender legs. If you have your heart set on it, I say go for it. Keep it simple, without any embellishments, and try pairing them with leggings or tights.