Fashion’s Night Out: A Truly Glamorous Night
One girl’s adventures on the night New York City celebrated all that is fashionable during Fashion’s Night Out
Last night, I tried to explain to my boyfriend how momentous Fashion’s Night Out was going to be for me. “Imagine all of your favorite baseball and football players from the major leagues and the NFL at the local bar, and you were invited to drink, eat and talk plays with them, all for free.”
I don’t think he fully understood what I was saying, but it didn’t matter. I had been talking about this night for weeks, and so had the rest of the New York fashion world. Fashion’s Night Out was an idea that Anna Wintour, the Cruella de Vil of fashion and the Editor in Chief of Vogue, had conjured up as a way to get people interested in shopping again so we could stimulate the economy and break free from this cruddy recession.
Anna’s idea was inspired by a yearly event in France called Paris’ Nuit Blanche, when every museum in the city stays open late for people to immerse themselves in art and culture for one night. Thus, Fashion’s Night Out would be New York City’s way of celebrating its second-largest industry by keeping 700 stores open till 11 p.m. and inviting celebrities, designers and the common shopper to indulge in free champagne, free samples, one-of-a-kind events and, of course, shopping. In other words, last night was the fashion world’s night to come out and play, and everyone certainly dressed for the occasion, including me.
Here are some of the fabulous moments from my frolicking around the city last night that will give you a glimpse into just how glamorous Fashion’s Night Out was:
6 p.m.: This is when stores got raring to go and FNO officially started. My first stop was Sephora on Fifth Avenue for a fake tattoo by Temptu, the company that specializes in temporary tattoos and airbrush makeup (ever notice any fake tattoos on actors on the big screen? It’s probably a Temptu tattoo). Sephora was offering tattoo applications as well as airbrush makeovers all for free. A sweet DJ was pumping loud music throughout the store, and sexy models were posing live in the store’s front windows.