Sick of hearing about Fashion’s Night Out? If so, you’re going to be suffering for the next month–and not just here, but all over the world. We have for you another round up of new details–the last one you’ll get from us before Monday’s big reveal on Nyc.gov (which won’t include events outside of New York, by the way).
Bryanboy is judging a contest at Bergdorf Goodman alongside Trish McEvoy, Catherine Malandrino and Hamish Bowles. Called “Face-Off!” the contest is to find the “Next Great Makeup Artist.” If you’re an aspiring makeup artist, you have until August 24 to enter and five finalists will be chosen to bring their makeup look to life on a model before the fashionable judges on FNO. The prize? Lunch with Trish McEvoy, a $1,000 gift card and a selection of Trish’s products. Not bad. Click here for all the deets.
In addition to their rumored appearance at Barneys for The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will be heading to the West Village to appear at an Elizabeth & James pop up shop. It will include an exclusive presale of Resort ’10 sunglasses and will be co-hosted by FabSugar.
Online shopping destination Piperlime will also be hosting a pop up and Rachel Zoe is involved. FNO will serve as the launch event for the store, which will last until October 3. Zoe will be on hand to give style advice and pose for pictures along with the cast of Project Runway.
Odin will be hosting an FNO event for the boys at their SoHo menswear boutique. They’ve partnered with amazing men’s footwear brand Florsheim by Duckie Brown and Brooklyn-based band The Drums will bring their Joy Division meets The Zombies sound to Odin’s hip clientele.
Mulberry will be hosting events at both their Bleecker Street and Madison Avenue boutiques and creative director Emma Hill will make appearance at both. There will be face-painting, masks and jumbo glitter leopards to take pictures with. There will also be an in-store DJ (Alexa Chung, perhaps?) and chances to win Mulberry goodies like the new Mini Margaret bag or two tickets to their NYFW show at Soho House.
Realm boutique’s SoHo flagship opens its doors with a “fabulous celebration of all things French.” It’s an opportunity for guests to preview the chic new boutique. Alexis Mabille, whose collection is being carried exclusively in New York by Realm, will be signing t-shirts at the event, which will also boast a live DJ, champagne, pastries, and an Eiffel Tower-shaped cake!
For our So Cal – based readers, more details have emerged regarding LA’s Fashion’s Night Out:
They now have their own Fashion’s Night Out Tee, replete with a downtown skyline and palm trees. It was designed by a FIDM student and proceeds will go to the California Fashion Foundation, which will fund scholarships for fashion students. Hmm. Other details:
-There will be red carpet arrivals at 4pm at the Beverly Center and “remarks from the mayor” at 5pm.
-There will be a “Denim Rocks” fashion show, also at Beverly Center
-Events will also take place in the following shopping areas: Melrose, Robertson, West 3rd, Abbot Kinney in Venice, Los Feliz and the Cooper Design Building
-There will be a Ferris wheel in the 200 block of North Rodeo Drive
-There will be a “post-retail fashion celebration” open to shoppers who can produce a minimum of $25 of receipts upon entry. It will be held at a club called Industry from 10:30pm until 2am and include a fashion presentation.
Milan’s Fashion’s Night Out is being pulled together by Italian Vogue editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani. The Fashion Quad will serve as a headquarters for the shopping celebration. We don’t have a lot of details, although one blog has reported that fuel-efficient car brand Fiat is partnering with Vogue on a bike helmet design contest, giving Fashion’s Night Out an
eco-friendly spin. Perhaps this will appease the reporter at yesterday’s FNO press conference who wanted Bloomberg to comment on the fashion industry’s ecological irresponsibility.
Downtown Portland will be the hub of their Fashion’s Night Out and events include a public fashion show in Director Park and an after party in the Nines Hotel. Nordstrom, Macy’s, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Kate Spade and Betsey Johnson will also be holding events.
The Bravern in Bellevue will host a slew of store events throughout the weekend of September 10 as well as fashion shows and live music. Seattleites will also be able to view a live broadcast from NYC by Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing.
Be sure check back on Monday for our official top ten list of the FNO events we’re most looking forward to!