Fashion’s Night Out 2011 – NYC Style

by katyrose on September 14, 2011

This was my first Fashion’s Night Out and let me tell you it was everything I expected it to be and more! It was hard to figure out where to begin. There were events planned all over the city. 5th Avenue, Midtown, SoHo and the Meat Packing District were all planning parties and attracting crowds. Since I was staying on the upper East Side I figured I’d walk through 5th Ave and down to Midtown, exploring as I went along. Perhaps stopping along the way. That afternoon as I strolled through I watched the store windows being created, and live models sporting clothing in the storefronts. I walked in awe past the line for Target’s Missoni-collection pop-up store – no lie it wrapped a whole city block!

And from there I ended up outside Macy’s. Perfectly, but accidentally timed, I caught Ms. J, from America’s Next Top Model, Tommy Hilfiger and Mayor Bloomberg outside Macy’s. Unsure what to do after these red-carpet entrances I began moving through to a new store front, just as Joss Stone started performing in Herald Square. She sang three songs, with the last one being flash mobbed by Hilfiger models in his latest collection. So cool!

Since I was outside Macy’s I figured I might as well go in and check out the scene. I caught a glimpse of Bobbi Brown explaining her products to a camera crew – so cool. There were also a number of live models wearing the latest fall fashions. It was so fun to see this creative and unique way of showcasing the looks on real people while still making them a kind-of permanent fashion fixture in the store.

After Macy’s a quick caffeine break I jumped the 6 down to SoHo and got off into what can only be described as insanity. There were people everywhere. Each store attempted to outdo another with their fixings, treats, free food, displays, whatever… For instance Kate Spade had karaoke on a stage, with a mini dance floor in front, perfect for visitors to dance and sing along. The streets overflowed with people. The police couldn’t contain the masses of bodies flowing through the cars paths. Just maneuvering the sidewalk was a work of art. Whoa!

Next year I need a better plan of attack for where I will go, when and with whom. But for the first time it was an amazing, exciting and overwhelming experience.

To be honest I had a totally different outfit in mind for this night. But in the end, I opted for an old favorite – this maxi dress – and my trusty wedge heels. An arm party of bracelets including this adorable customized charm bracelet from UniqueNecks was the perfect set of accessories to finish off the look. The bracelet is so delicate and yet bold and fun. I love it and imagine wearing it to so many other functions and with a multitude of outfits. Angi, the designer, can work miracles with beads and some wire.

Tip: Sometimes the old classics are just as great, if not better, than a new outfit.

Dress: Express
Cami: Express
Jacket: Forever21
Shoes: DSW
Charm Bracelet: c/o UniqueNecks
Watch: Francesca’s Collections

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lissy September 14, 2011 at 6:52 am

Look’s like Manhattan’s Fashion Night Out was an overwhelmingly fun night! I love how walking the city streets you can encounter so much on any old night but especially one like this.
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Pam @over50feeling40 September 14, 2011 at 7:33 am

Wow…sounds like it was incredible. You look like one of the models!! I opted for simple and comfortable shoes and so glad I did because San Antonio’s FNO kept me moving. Hope you were able to catch the three posts I did on the night…it was fabulous!
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Rachel Tatem September 14, 2011 at 8:08 am

Love your shoes!

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MJ September 14, 2011 at 10:35 am

How fun!! Want to know something crazy?? My dad works in that Macy’s and he was working on Fashion Night Out (he’s the really talkative guy at the information desk LOL)! He called me to tell me he spoke to Bobbi Brown and Rachel Roy. I was too jealous! Looks like a ton of fun and my plans to be in NYC next year are already in the works! :)
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Dancing Branflake September 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Wow! You got some great shots! I wish our FNO was as cool as this one. Glad you had such a blast- I’d love to go with you as my guide.
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Alex Elizabeth September 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Macy’s looks like it was awesome! I’ve always wanted to go to for FNO but heard it is insane crowded there… although so was SoHo!

Also, the first photo is very cool. It looks like you’re wearing a crown of bokeh from the lights in the tree across the street!
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Terri September 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I’d say you covered a lot of territory for this being your first FNO. You make it sound every bit as thrilling as I imagine it.
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Inez September 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Love your maxi dress. Sweet arm candy
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