Fashion's Night Out

The insanity that was Fashion's Night Out in 2009 has grown to insane proportions this year (literally!) I can't even tell you how many emails I have received telling me about different events throughout New York tomorrow night. There was enough going on last year that I was completely overwhelmed, and I think I just ended up going out for dinner with friends (yes, I was in NYC last year, this year I'll be here at home, enjoying how cozy my house is and being a sleepy pregnant lady).

What exactly is FNO? It was started as a way to encourage us to spend money basically. They wanted to help get consumers out to the stores and help boost the economy (really), and while the "official" FNO events aren't sales, they do have some pretty amazing perks from rubbing elbows with celebs and the fashion elite (I caught a glimpse of my favorite Michael Kors last year!), to having an Olson twin as your bartender. And you can bet that there will be some deals to snatch up, at both the FNO event locations and all the surrounding stores.

If you're overwhelmed by everything that is going on, there are a few resources to help you out. My favorite is the New York Post's Interactive Map, which is especially amazing for those of us that aren't New Yorkers and get easily confused by which part of Bleeker Street has a particular Marc Jacob's store. The official Fashion's Night Out website also has a great "search" feature if you're interested in something in particular.

Read on to see which events caught my eye...

The Redken Gallerie on 5th Avenue will be opening up the store to Fashion Night Out shoppers from 6:00-10:00pm and will be offering 20% off of all items. The first 100 shoppers will receive a FREE gift bag including one full-size velvet gelatine 07 blow dry gel and a travel size wax blast 10 high impact finishing spray-wax!
• The Redken Gallerie Store
565 5th Ave (between 46th and 47th Sts)
New York, NY 10017
Friday, September 10

At Betsey Johnson’s Soho Redken will be offering free hair touchups from the Fashion Week team of Redken/Cutler salon, first 100 shoppers will receive a Betsey Johnson gift bag including Redken’s Color Extend Shine Enrich serum!
• Betsey Johnson Soho
138 Wooster St.
NY, NY 10012
Friday, September 10

Kiehl's will be hosting a "Karaoke Karnival" at it's flagship store. They'll be featuring celebs like Jordin Sparks every hour, and if you ride your motorcycle they will not only give you free parking, but you'll get a gift as well!
Kiehl's Flagship
109 Third Avenue (at 13th Street)

Sephora likely has my favorite mix of events, and they'll be taking place across the city at all 15 of their stores!

Sephora 5th Avenue
Lancome's Michelle Phan at 6 PM
Model with Josie Maran, Meet Kat Von D at 9 PM
Magic hour with Tarina Tarantino, 9:30 PM
Meet Dr. Gross, founder of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare.
Sephora 5th Avenue
597 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10017

Sephora Broadway
Join YSL for the worldwide pre-launch of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture, the chic new lipstick collection featuring the glamorous red shade N°20 Rouge Flamme, created especially for Sephora. Listen to celebrity DJ Alexandra Richards spin tunes, sip champagne and snack on sweets while you get your makeup done by a Yves Saint Laurent makeup artist. Then, enter to win one of three stunning pairs of YSL Tribute Too Red suede shoes (a $795 value).
Sephora Broadway
1500 Broadway
New York NY 10036

Sephora 5th Avenue Cross-Streets
(I love Michelle Phan, this is the one I'd spend all night at!)
Michelle Phan, YouTube sensation and Lancôme video makeup artist, will make beauty history at the Fifth Avenue Sephora store as she creates the first ever makeup tutorial live from a retailer window. Watch as Michelle creates her video at 7:00 p.m. during her first public appearance. From 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Michelle and a special guest will answer your beauty questions.
Sephora 5th Avenue Cross-Streets
597 5th Avenue Cross-Streets
New York NY 10017

Korres will be hosting "Detox Bubbles, Cupcakes & More" featuring detoxifying cocktails, cupcakes and makeovers! You can get a makeover at the event (To book a complimentary makeover, call: Korres Store 212-219-0683 or, or just get some makeup tips. All those attending will get a bag of Korres samples to try out at home!
Korres SoHo
110 Wooster Street (between Prince & Spring)

C.O. Bigelow

Makeup artist Jane Iredale will be giving consultations, and a manicurist from Barielle will be giving quick polish changes and a skincare specialist with Rilastil will have samples of the latest eye cream. Additionally, Soap & Paper will be giving away a free shea butter soap with any purchase in the store!
C.O. Bigelow Apothecary Store
414 6th Avenue, NYC
6-10 pm

The Shops at the Plaza
In the Plaza Beauty Shop you'll be able to get a free mini-facial, hand treatment or makeup touchup! In addition, you can visit the designs from the CFDA Incubator Project or get your picture taken in the photo booth.
One West 58th Street New York, NY 10019

Over at Bloomingdale's on Lexington you'll be able to visit Michael Kors in the Handbags area (!!! Michael Kors!!!), visit Lancome's models who will teach you how to tango, and Alexa Ray Joel will perform.

Over at Rag & Bone on Mercer St you can join Revlon for burgers, ping pong and a visit with our gorgeous Brand Ambassador Halle Berry and Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman!!! Those who donate $50 to Halle's Jenesse Center Foundation will get the mini-makeover, photo and the Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Fashion's Night Pout, which is described as "the most die-for nude shade that only Gucci Westman could think up!" and it won't be available in stores! Definitely stop by just for the lipstick!

Maybelline will create their own "hot spot" in the Meatpacking District (at 9th Avenue and 13th Street),w here you'll be able to get a free mini-makeover, participate in a “Sensational Strut” contest, for a chance to win a year’s supply of Maybelline New York makeup and other prizes. The first 50 guests will get a free makeup bag by Michael Angel (who will be there) filled with Maybelline products and celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch will be present signing his new book as well!

Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon
The Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in the Meat Packing District is doing something really cool. They are offering free 15 minute consultations with their top stylists. While they won't cut and color your hair (that would be much too time consuming) you can ask them anything about your look, whether that is cut or color or for styling tips. I've always wondered what a top stylist would tell me to do differently, this is your chance!
Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon
825 Washington at Little West 12th
6-11 PM

1 comment

  1. I live on the other side of the country, so the coolest thing we have available is going to a party where you can watch live video of the real stuff happening in NYC. Well, the real coolest thing is that you can get a complimentary brow wax or nail polish application at Elizabeth Arden.


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