Welcome to New York Fashion Week
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Get ready. It’s here. And for us mere mortals who can’t score tickets to the shows in the Lincoln Center tents, new fashion columnist Krista Lewis gives you the lowdown on the one night of the week that is completely open to the public: Fashion’s Night Out. Still don’t think that’s enough? Check out blogger Leandra Medine—Famous as the Man Repeller—and her advice to getting through the week.
Fashion’s Night Out, the night where all of the stores stay open late and we party with the industry big whigs has graduated from the New York Fashion Week kick off event that Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, started four short years ago. It originated as a way to boost sales in the recession, but now there are so many events just in New York City hitting all of them, let alone the ones that you want, is pretty much impossible. I’ve been following @FNOnyc on twitter, where the wonderful folks organizing everything share different events that will be happening not only in New York, but all over the world. Be sure to follow them for to the second updates. Needless to say, I’ve been flabbergasted by the amount of events and people involved. I guess that’s the power of the Ms. Wintour.
So here’s a list of my Top 5 FNO events, and if you see me, say hi, I love making fashionable new friends. Also, check out my column, Uptown/Downtown, in tomorrow’s Spectator!
5. Alexa Chung at Moschino: Craving a DJ set by a fabulous It Girl and British fashion Icon? Head over to Moschino on West 14th, where the theme of the evening is Goldilocks and the Three Bears, for a chance to dance the night away and grab a limited edition Moschino bear iPhone case. They’ll be “just right.”
4. Saks Fifth Avenue: Saks is outdoing themselves yet again with appearances by Oscar de la Renta, a Crayola crayon artist, Minx nails by Suno, a “smokey eye station” and a “ponytail bar”, a chance to meet Darren Criss of Glee, and the prize of a signed copy of Vogue’s September issue. This is a one stop shop for FNO, so be warned, you won’t want go anywhere else.
3. Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel: This year the featured country is Korea, so the hotel lobby will be transformed into a Noraebang, a Korean karaoke party, starting at 8pm. Celebs like Solange Knowles, will be hosting while owners Carol Lim and Humberto Leon will be signing copies of their 10 Year Book. Grab a free commemorative tote bag or a limited edition print from the likes of Terry Richardson, Terence Koh, Marcel Dzama, Marc Hundly, and Andrew Kuo. Later in the night personal items from the closets of OC designer favorites such as Rodarte, Olympia Le-Tan, and Proenza Schouler will be available for only $10. Something the college kids can afford.
2. Balenciaga: Grace Coddington, the famous creative director of American Vogue, is debuting her line of pumpkin colored (just like her hair), scarves and bags with her own sketches of her cat, Pumpkin, on them. If you have the cash to drop on one of these, grab one while you can; there’s no way they’ll last very long.
1. Azealia Banks at M.A.C: So my taste in music may not be the most “main stream”, but I’m pretty sure everyone loves Azealia Banks. She’s sassy, brash, isn’t afraid to bring feminism into rap, and can say things faster than you could imagine saying them yourself. She’s performing for free at the M.A.C. store in SoHo, so make sure to get there early to get a space; she’s set to go on sometime around 7:45 p.m.. While you’re there, you might as well grab one of her new limited-edition lipsticks too.
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