Friday, September 4, 2009

Updates: Fashion's Night Out Itinerary!

The time is fast approaching! I can't believe it's September already. Where did the summer go? It's early September and you know what that means - Fashion Week is coming whoo!! It's actually next week and I can't wait. I was chosen to volunteer for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week so I can't wait to see what's in store underneath the tents.

Not only am I bubbling with excitement about Fashion Week, but I cannot WAIT for Fashion's Night Out on September 10th. It will be epic. I'm inviting all my friends to come out for all the great events, free giveaways performances and T-shirt signings. Should be fun. -->As promised, here's a list of my tentative activities that night. In no way, shape or form am I going to be able to cover all these spots but I can dream right? Here are my top picks for places I plan to hit up on Fashion's Night Out:
Midtown Stops

Where: 611 Fifth Avenue (between Forty-ninth and fiftieth Streets), New York, NY 10022

What: Saks plans to transform its New York Flagship into the evening’s hottest spot, complete with a red carpet and stations leading the way to the store’s entrances on Fifth Avenue. Many of Saks’s celebrated designers will also be making personal appearances. Customers can look forward to over 1,000 cosmetic giveaways.

Who: Donna Karan will inaugurate her new in-store shop at 5 p.m. as a kick-off to the evening. Carolina Hererra, Elie Tahari, Giuseppe Zanotti, Peter Som and others will be making appearances.

Where: 660 Madison Avenue (between Sixtieth Street and Sixty-first Street)
New York, NY 10065

What: Barneys New York at Madison and Sixty-first will be transformed into a street fair of designer personal appearances and creative events. In addition to the personal appearances, Barneys will stage a roster of happenings including: Vogue editor Tonne Goodman will curate a fashion green market; Gianluca Isaia will offer Neapolitan delicacies, Loomstate will customize T-shirts, an Ernst Benz watch trunk show and there’s more! See Complete schedule at Barneys.com

Who: Customers will have the opportunity to shop and mingle with Narciso Rodriguez, Lisa Perry, Alexander Wang, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and many more.
What: Zac Posen paints one-of-a-kind creations in the Fifth Avenue windows. 5:30-6:30. Celebrity Cookoff feat. Cynthia Rowley, Edward Bess, Gilles Mendel, Lela Rose, Naeem Khan and Peter Som from 6-7PM. Alexander Wang presents his t-shirts benefitting the September 11 Memorial. 6-7 PM. Guest bartenders Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen mix up the season's tastiest libations. 7-8PM. . AndrĂ© Leon Talley hosts a life-sized version of the new game Fashion Rules!™, with teams led by Donna Karan, Linda Fargo and Robert Verdi. 8-9PM. Much more!

Designers including Manolo Blahnik, Narciso Rodriguez, Victoria Beckham, and many others will stop by to sign Fashion's Night Out t-shirts. Music by D.Js Andrew Andrew, Johnny Dynell and Jon Jon Battle.

754 Fifth Avenue (at Fifty-eighth Street), New York, NY 10019
Where: 2003-2005 Broadway (at Sixty-ninth Street) New York, NY 10023
What: BCBGMAXAZRIA will partner with The Daily to recreate the Runway show at the flagship boutique on Fifth Avenue at 40th just hours after the 2010 Runway collection is shown at Bryant Park. For the first time ever, guests will be able to purchase an exclusive, limited edition look straight from the show and will have a chance to meet Lubov and Max Azria.

Where: 716 Madison Avenue (between East Sixty-third Street and East Sixty-fourth Street), New York, NY 10065

What: Come and experience a Vogue photo shoot at the Jimmy Choo Madison Avenue store: A special behind-the-scenes look at a fashion shoot styled by Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo founder and president, with a Vogue editor, who will style and accessorize your fall wardrobe.
Downtown Stops

Where: 38-40 Little West Twelfth Street (between Washington Street and Ninth Avenue), New York, NY, 10014
What: Tory Burch is hosting a neighborhood block party at her boutique in the Meatpacking District to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out. Deejay Cassidy will be spinning, La Esquina will be barbequing, and the Street Peeper will be snapping pictures of all the guests! A limited-edition camouflage tote bag will be given to every customer who makes a purchase that night.

Where: 35 Howard Street (at Crosby Street) New York, NY 10013
What: Festive block party featuring food, music, and special edition merchandise. Gathering inspiration from nearby open air vendors on Canal Street, Opening Ceremony will transform its Howard St. store front into a friendly neighborhood sidewalk shop. Designers (Rodarte, Alexander Wang, and Proenza Schouler) will offer goods made exclusively for Fashion's Night Out, sold out of the back of custom cars tailored to each designer's aesthetic.

THAT'S ALL FOR NOW! There are TONS of other events going on, especially outside of Manhattan. Some cool boutiques in WIllamsburg, Brooklyn are hosting block parties and events, and the acclaimed Anna Wintour is supposed to make an appearance to sign FNO tees at Queens Center Mall. For more info, visit the Fashion's Night Out website. You cna also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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