City Pulse

By Yasmin Jorge

We’re feeling exhilarated and festive – Fashion Week in our stylish city is a few days away! We know our lovely readers are licking their painted puckers in anticipation of seeing designer masterpieces on the runways, but let’s get this party started early. Here’s our round-up of Fashion’s Night Out events and promos galore to choose from this Thursday, September 6th. Enjoy in beautiful company, sip some bubbly, get glammed, be inspired and shop, then off to the shows…

Alexandra Taylor Collections & F4D
The designer is offering a limited edition FNO scarf sold at Fashion 4 Development’s FNO events. Assouline Publications and F4D will host their first event celebrating Fashion Books 4 Development, which includes Africa is in Style, at the Assouline Store at the Plaza Hotel (768 5th Avenue – Mezzanine). F4D will also host a FNO event at its showroom, X-tige (37 West 57th Street, 11th floor.) Taylor will produce only 100 FNO scarfs, retailing for $55. http://www.alexandrataylor.net and http://www.fashion-4-development.com

Fekkai Mademoiselle
5:00PM – 8:00PM Frederic Fekkai Fifth Avenue @ Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor, NYC
Frederic Fekkai presents “Fekkai Mademoiselle,” a beauty soiree with two packages:
1. Mademoiselle Package includes a choice of a NY signature blow-out, St. Barths’s Sexy Beach Waves or the perfectly undone chignon along with a makeup application and Ciate’s Caviar Manicure ($75).
2. Petite Mademoiselle includes a customized Nail Rock Designer Nail Wrap Application ($25). Book an appointment: 212.753.9500.

Joy Gryson
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Joy Gryson, 106 Franklin Street, NYC
The designer is opening her first flagship store in TriBeCa, which carries all her collections. Come celebrate with homemade pie and spiked lemonade from neighborhood fave Bubby’s, and manicures in Fall’s hot colors by Sweet Lily.

LaLicious/Ivana Helsinki
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Ivana Helsinki Soho Flagship, 251 Elizabeth Street, NYC
Visit the cool Soho boutique for pampering by LaLicious spa therapists who will provide hand massages with the Sugar Kiss Body Butter in two on-site spa stations. You’ll end up taking home the entire experience with the Limited Edition LaLicious Sugar Kiss Super Scrub, with packaging designed by Ivana Helsinki.

The first 50 shoppers to purchase full price Ivana Helskini and Seychelles merchandise (including the LaLicious Limited Edition Sugar Kiss Super Scrub) will receive a free LaLicious Sugar Kiss Body Butter, a $25 value. Seychelles, the in-store shoe boutique at Ivana Helsinki, will also be giving out a surprise gift to ALL shoppers. Complimentary refreshments, courtesy of Coco Café.

Lord & Taylor
6:00PM – 11:00PM
Lord & Taylor, 424 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Kristi Yamaguchi and Project Runway stars Chris March, Mondo Guerra, Gordana Gehlhausen, and Seth Aaron Henderson make personal appearances at the department store’s FNO event. Project Runway designers also celebrate show’s 10th anniversary.

Matt Bernson
6:00PM – 11:00PM
MB Boutique, 20 Harrison Street, NYC
Enjoy a fab night filled with treats and trends – endless complimentary cocktails from Given Liqueur, pampering with free signature NailEZEE fashion manicures, and stylin’ braid bar by Joico. Chat with industry insiders, a fashion editor, and of course designer Matt Bernson for top secret tips. Gifts and goodies will be flowing for the first 100 guests and shoppers receive gifts with purchases.

Maybelline
Start your FW celebration with Maybelline NY Mobile Color Studio, which will make stops at Times Square (10:30AM – 11:30AM @ Broadway and 41st – 42nd Streets) and Union Square (3:00PM – 6:00PM @ Union Square West between 14th – 15th Streets). You’ll also get to meet brand spokesmodels, receive free mini-makeovers and manicures, and enjoy sneak peeks of new limited edition cosmetics.

MAC Cosmetics
7:00PM – 10:00PM
506 Broadway, NYC
Azealia Banks performs at beauty label’s Vogue’s FNO event. Music by DJ Cosmo.

Make Up For Ever
6:00PM – 9:00PM
555 Broadway, NYC; 8 East 12th Street, NYC
Visit a boutique to design a custom eye shadow palette, selecting four fave shades from more than 125 colors, and also pick your fave palette case. Make Up For Ever collaborated with M&J Trimming, the fashion industry’s “go to” for crafting and accessories to create four limited edition palette cases adorned with eye-catching decorations. Build your own Make Up For Ever Limited Edition FNO Palette for $59.00. Macaroons and champagne served all evening.

Mally Roncal
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue, NYC
The celeb makeup artist will be talking makeup, fashion, and more. Consumers who make a purchase of $75 or more will receive a gift with purchase – a Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara in Black and an Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner.

Macy’s
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Macy’s Herald Square, Impulse on 2, 151 West 34th Street, NYC
Scott Disick, Caprice Willard, Britt Robertson, and Michael Kors make personal appearances as the department store celebrates FNO. Kors also hosts fashion trivia quiz to launch the shoe floor.

Rebecca Taylor
6:00PM – 10:00PM
34 Gansevoort Street, NYC
The designer is hosting a shopping party complete with wine, yummy cupcakes, and a DJ spinning for the night at her Meatpacking district location. Enjoy discounts on flirty girlie attire on purchases over $250.

Saks Fifth Avenue
6:00PM – 11PM
Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Amar’e Stoudemire, Tom Pecheux, and Oscar de la Renta attend in-store FNO event.

Talbots
6:00PM
525 Madison Avenue, NYC
Shop Talbots new fall line plus get a sneak peek at Jane Iredale’s newest beauty products.

Vera Wang
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Vera Wang, 158 Mercer Street, NYC
Vera Wang & Eric Daman, fashion designer and Emmy Award-winning costume designer, co-host FNO event.

Victoria’s Secret
6:00PM – 11:00PM
591-593 Broadway, NYC
Alessandra Ambrosio, lingerie brand’s angel, makes appearance at Vogue’s FNO event.

Originally published September 2012
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