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Fashion’s Night Out in SoHo fittingly fabulous
September 11, 2009, 1:28 pm
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I had an absolutely smashing Fashion’s Night Out, despite the fact that Sara and I were technically working until 10:30 pm or so, handing out flyers for Videofashion Daily, asking store managers to leave said flyers in their boutiques, and targeting anyone with a shopping bag and telling them to watch Videofashion Daily on NYC TV. Anna Wintour’s brainchild was a rip roaring success for me… and I can say that I definitely spent money I had not planned to spend, so I guess it was a success for some retailers, as well.

Award for boutique with the cutest giveaway goes to Anya Hindmarch, where eager ladies were served Pimm’s Cups with cucumbers and strawberries, told to pick out their favorite fall Anya purse, and line up for a photo op. Designer Anya was in the house, amicably chatting up customers in line, suggesting props, and commenting on the photos… ( though we didn’t even know it was her at the time!) She will choose a winner, who will get to keep the purse with which she was photographed. I chose the 3 pocket clutch in a lovely dove gray, as shown here, and picked a large, furry Russian style hat with ear flaps as my prop. It was fun to be a pretend model, and let’s be honest, everyone looks better in black & white photos!

Best celebrity sighting: Rihanna outside the Intermix store. Wearing a draped black hood, sunglasses, and looking fierce.

Deal of the evening at Jill Stuart: Party All the Time live DJ, Arizona tea and vodka cocktails, 50% all vintage. I bought a knockout black silk cocktail dress with deep sweetheart neckline and front draping for $150 marked down from $650 (77% off)! Sara got perfume.

Designer photo op of the night at 3.1 Phillip Lim: Champagne and photo-ops with the designer himself. Apparently, they did $30k in sales in the 1st 2 hrs of FNO. It helps when the world-famous designer is on hand to help customers… how can you say no to Phillip frickin’ Lim?

First stop of the night and greatest store discovery: Kisan Concept Store. I’d never seen this shop on Greene before, and I’m sorry for it! The shop is beautifully curated with a quirky French Japanese aesthetic with houseware, women’s and children’s clothing, stationary, jewelry, and random housewares and knickknacks. The staff is mostly French, and all of them supremely friendly. Served Mango Cointreau martinis and Sparkling Pear martinis, both delicious. If I were rich and could afford to spend $190 on a scarf, I would buy the Sonia Rykiel wool and feather scarf in a grayish taupe so I could feel beautiful and glamourous and rich every time I put it on.

Replay: deep fried veal meatballs, seasoned giant olives, firm Italian cheese, champagne
Penguin: live window models, beer
SPACE.NK apothecary: free makeovers and rose wine (I bought a Nars lipstick in Heat Wave here)
Y-3: Prosecco and margaritas, live DJ
Cotelac: wine, cheese, grapes, and crackers, fancy postcards, live music
Rag & Bone: Irish beers (Guinness & more), Irish band (fiddles + guitars), tables to sit at
MAC: pulled pork mini sliders, deep fried mac n’ cheese, chocolate truffles, Cokes in mini classic bottles, live DJ
Longchamp: white wine and champagne, live DJ
Chanel: free manis and bubblies, live DJ

Trend alert: girl DJs were rockin’ it everywhere!


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Incredibly jealous (in a good way) and happy for you at the same time! Sounds like such a fun & memorable evening! I’m living vicariously through you!

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