Wednesday, September 8, 2010

FNO: Last minute ideas for specific types of brides.

While there are tons of lists for Fashion’s Night Out, I think this is really targeted for the fashion forward bride.
I love American Express.  They are the only card that I trust and especially during Fashion Week.  However did you know, if you give…you will also get? What do I mean?  Who doesn’t love getting $100 back after spending $500 at their favorite shop? That’s exactly what you can do at hot spots
Tory Burch, Theory, DVF, Domenico Vacca, Helmut Lang, or
Intermix anytime now, through Fashion’s Night Out.  Enroll your American Express card at starting today!  Any American Express card qualifies, but additional terms and conditions apply, so click here to learn more! A list of participating store locations can be found at
This is so great especially since you know you’ll spend at least that much during FNO.
For the bride that loves the style and taste of Tim Gunn:
In honor of Tim Gunn's newly released book "Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work," is giving away 18 signed copies, one for each of the essential "Make it work!" moments we must all follow!
Tim's book is filled with 18 tried-and-true principles, plus the scoop on fashion's greatest divas, behind-the-scenes glimpses of "Project Runway's" biggest drama queens and never-before-revealed insights into Tim's private life.
To enter, simply leave a comment here - - with your favorite Tim Gunn moment and you will be eligible to win!

For my Jewish brides:
L’Shanah Tovah. I know that if you are thinking about Fashion Week smack in the middle of the Holidays, how can you take part.  Well, it may not be perfect, but it’s an option.
Chabad of West 60’s, is offering High Holiday services to anyone in the Lincoln Center area.  Rumor has it; rabbi taking up the feel of fashion and the move to Lincoln center (re-birth/renew) and incorporating it in his sermon.  Like I said, it may not be a perfect solution, but there is one.  Who knows, maybe you’ll see DVF, Zac Posen and others attending services.
Chabad of the West 60’s – 145 West 67th Street
Do you want to get a taste of Fashion Week today? In celebration of September Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out, a Pop-Up environment in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal in New York City is being created.  The Hall will be transformed into “Fashion Central”, an interactive environment where you can experience the excitement of fashion week without an invitation!  Brands like Conair,, Amrita Singh and Silhouette Eyewear will be promoting their latest products and features and offering exciting promotional opportunities. Receive complimentary makeovers and beauty touch ups, mingle with VIP guests making special appearances including; America’s Next Top Model’s Nole` Marin.  Get your fashion party started Wednesday Sept 8th.  I stopped by yesterday and it was fun!!
Grand Central Terminal – Entrance on 42nd at Pershing Square.  Wed 9/8-Fri 8:30am-7:00pm; 9/10 8:30am-10:00pm
Pregnant Bride to be:
Can't get enough of supermodel Heidi Klum on Project Runway? Come meet her at Destination Maternity on FNO and get a peek at her new maternity line!
Destination Maternity - 28 East 57th Street
For the green/eco-friendly bride:
AuH2O is all about eco-friendly designs, creating one-of-a-kind pieces out of recycled clothing and materials. Join them for a fashion show with models, music, champagne, and treats.
AuH2o - 84 East 7th Street
For the Philanthropic bride:
Go from New York Chic to Hollywood Glam! Olivia Palermo will be on hand to style guests in gorgeous gowns from Marchesa and jewelry by House of Lavande. To complete your look, get your tresses tamed by Frederic Fekkai. Proceeds from each $75 appointment will be donated to the New York City AIDS Fund in The New York Community Trust. 
Henri Bendel - 712 5th Avenue
For the economical but fashion-forward bride:
Payless ShoeSource on Lexington has a treat for you! All four Payless guest designers: Christian Siriano, Lela Rose, Patricia Field, and Isabel Toledo, will be there to host an FNO bash. The designers will be available for a meet-and-greet and photo opp from 8-10 p.m.!
Payless Shoes - 716 Lexington Avenue
For the bride that MUST see Naomi Campbell (maybe she’ll give you a quick lesson on waking in those Christian Siriano five-inch heels. Oh, and give to a great cause!!):
Naomi Campbell's silver anniversary and she will be celebrating Fashion's Night Out by signing limited edition Naomi t-shirts at Dolce & Gabbana from 6:30-9:45 pm. Proceeds will support Fashion for Relief, a charity founded by Ms. Campbell to raise funds in the fashion world in times and places in need.
Dolce & Gabbana - 825 Madison Avenue
For the bride that wants ballet slippers (read: truly comfy shoes) for her bridesmaids:
On FNO ONLY, step over to Chanel 15 E. 57th street tore, and be the first to color customize your own Ballerinas with NYC Ballet's Kathryn Morgan and Robert Fairchild!
Chanel - 15 E. 57th street
For the bride that is in love with Maybelline:
Maybelline New York,13th Street and 9th Avenue. Be among the first 50 to arrive and receive a limited edition Maybelline makeup bag by fashion designer Michael Angel. Get made- over by a top Maybelline artist and “strut your stuff”down a catwalk for a chance to win a year’s supply of Maybelline makeup. Spokesmodels Emily DiDonato, Jessica White & Lisalla Montenegro will be on hand to judge this “Sensational Strut.” Spokesmodel Charlotte Kemp Muhl & Sean Lennon will perform a DJ set from 8PM-10PM.
Maybelline - 13th Street and 9th Avenue
If you are midtown:
Get the scoop and tips on Fall Beauty & Fashion Trends & preview what will be hot for Spring 2011 from top fashion & beauty editors & representatives.  Receive personalized makeup consultations and touch ups with Maybelline New York Makeup Artists, who will be showcasing top fashion & runway beauty trends! Receive complimentary Maybelline New York products and CVS/pharmacy coupons, plus exclusive giveaways & a complimentary Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Hot Spots Map. For More Info:
Maybelline New York & CVS/pharmacy Beauty & Fashion Retreat! 1701 Broadway, New York City (next to the Ed Sullivan Theater)
How about the bride that love Brooklyn:
Williamsburg seems to be your best bet for fun fashions and great bargains.
Just hop off the “L” train to Metropolitan Avenue and head to 9th street for fun and bohemian styles.  Or, take the “G” train to Greenpoint ,which always hops and has some cutting edge designers and styles.
Post FNO:
Coinciding with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Maybelline and CVS will offer a beauty and fashion retreat with weeklong public access to makeup artists and beauty industry experts. From Saturday, September 11 through Thursday, September 16, you can visit the Maybelline pop-up shop at 1701 Broadway, next to the Ed Sullivan Theater from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Choose from a slew of activities, including personalized makeup consultations and meet and greets with beauty pros and stylists like Charlotte Willer, Elle and Blair Fowler and Phillip Bloch. Editors from Elle Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Teen Vogue and New York Magazine will be on hand to give presentations on the latest trends.
 I think this (along with all the hundreds of lists in the local paper) will give you some additional places to consider for tomorrow night.  OH, if there is a Fashion Forward Groom…I’ll have details for you tomorrow. There will be some great places for your consideration, with great fashions and smooth liquid libations.
Don’t forget to plan well, be safe and have fun!!


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