Year before last, I was in New York for the very first Fashion’s Night Out, the largest, most stylish shopping event on earth. I missed FNO and Fashion Week completely last year. So I am really excited and gearing up to kick off the Spring 2012 Fashion Week season this Thursday, September 8, 2011 at FNO DC-Georgetown from 6-11pm.
HAUTE LIST OF FNO-DC EVENTS
The Fashionable Life /Hillyer Art Space /6-9pm http://thefashionablelife.eventbrite.com/
Annie Creamcheese / 3279 M Street, NW. All day, events begin at 6 pm. Check out Annie Creamcheese’s special FNO sale, dancers, models and music.
All Saints / 3235 M Street, NW. 6 – 11 pm. Enjoy music, makeovers and styling, food, and refreshments.
Kiehl’s / 3110 M Street, NW. 6-11 pm ‘Kiehl’s Karnival’ Join us for a carnival themed night of festivities at Kiehl’s Georgetown, featuring DJ Sterofaith, signature cocktails by X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, games, prizes, raffles, samples and shopping discounts galore!
Wink / 3109 M Street, NW. 6 – 9 pm Receive a gift with purchase and stop in to see the latest for fall from DVF, Vince, J Brand, Wren, Myne and Tucker.
Cusp /3030 M Street, NW. 6 – 10 pm Groove to the tunes of DJ Leo and enjoy Sprinkles Cupcakes! From 8 – 10 pm, partake in our glam photo shoot with photographer Walter Grio of Shoot for Change, and get your FNO pic available later online. Gift with purchase.
Betsey Johnson / 3029 M Street, NW. 6 – 11 pm Come celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with your favorite Betsey gals! Join us for a Candyland party featuring sweets by National Confectioner’s Association, cocktails by Potomac Wine and Spirits, live models and a chance to win your very own Betsey tote!! Be there!
Hu’s Shoes / 3005 M Street, NW and Hu’s Wear / 2906 M Street, NW. 6 – 11 pm. Join us as we embark upon a new fashion season! In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, for one night only, our spring/summer 2011 collection will be 80% off at Hu’s Wear and Hu’s Shoes. Guests will also receive a rare opportunity to explore vintage pieces from the treasure trove that is the Hu’s Wear and Hu’s Shoes archive! Please join us to shop the sale, preview the fall collections and immerse yourself in DC fashion!
Modern /3287 M Street, NW. Starting at 10pm, True School’s “DC Fashion’s Night Out” party featuring DJ Cuzzin B., DJ Face, & DJ MarcNfinit. Come by for drinks, great music, and good times. Free to get in.
Madewell / 1237 Wisconsin Ave, NW. Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at Madewell! Snack, sip, and score a limited-edition, dotted denim tote (with purchase of $150 or more; while suppliles last). Shop a hand-picked selection of vintage finds from our favorite local spots – Pretty People Vintage and Treasury. For more details and to RSVP, head over to our Facebook page.
The Phoenix /1514 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. 5-8pm, Join us for a trunk show with Hobo International featuring a large selection of Hobo bags available for purchase as well as samples from their fall collection that will be available for advanced ordering. ***Hosted by DCFABBER, Lara Ramos of The Glossarie ***
TARI / 1525 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. 6 – 12 am, TARI and Art Soiree invite you to join us as we bring the elegance and glam of Italia to FNO! Stop by for a taste of Roma and Milano. Drink Lambrusco, nibble on prosciutto and mozzarella and listen to Sanremo. Showcasing fashions by Gucci, Zegna, Valentino and more as well as the new 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. Later in the evenint, meet ProjectBeltway.com’s Rachel Cothran, part of our FNO Host Committee, as she helps you shop for vintage designer fashion!
for BEAUTY BUFFS
IPSA for Hair / 1629 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. 6 – 10 pm Oribe blow-outs, drinks, appetizers and product discounts.
Nectar Skin Bar / 1633 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. 7 – 10 pm Garden beauty party. Refreshments, skin consultations and mini-treatments; mega-prize drawings and fabulous gifts! Also visit us at our touch up bar at the BYT Lounge at Dean & DeLuca.
Isabelle’s OKYO / 2903 M Street, NW. 6 – 11 pm, “ISABELLE”S OKYO Red Carpet Event” Introducing Didier’s new fall and winter collection, 20% off products and refreshments.
O Salon / 3212 O Street, NW. 7 :30 pm. Come and celebrate O Salon’s new home with a fashion show starting at 7:30 and receive free makeup touch-ups from from L’Oreal Professional.
Roche Salon / 3000 K Steet, NW. 4pm “Cocktailing Party,” learn how to create the perfect cocktail of Sebastian products to develop your unique FNO style. Complimentary champagne and $30 styling.
for the GENTLEMEN coming along
Hugh & Crye / 3212 O Street, #5, NW. 6 – 11 pm, “Cocktails, Collars and Cuffs.” Hugh and Crye will host an evening for the gentleman who dresses up without occasion, for the love of a look as crisp as the cocktail he sips. Join us for a gift with purchase, music and refreshments at our new location.
Lost Boys / 1033 31st Street, NW. 6 – 11 pm Going Out Lost Boys Style: The Lost Art of the Pre-Game – Lost Boys transforms into an old fashioned haberdashery for the gents on FNO! Enjoy Traditional Straight Razor Shaves, Old Fashioned Shoe Shines, Limited Edition Fashion Collection Debut, and a Barber Shop Quartet. From 6 – 9 pm, partake in Chivas Scotch classes featuring Master Blender, Craig Vaught.
The Complete list of participating stores and schedule of shopping events (there’s also a Dining event list) can be found here.