Fashion’s Night Out recently celebrated its fourth fabulous year like only it can…. in STYLE! From Manhattan to Milan, Atlanta to Australia, and everywhere “in the seams”, this annual after hours fashion bash/shopping extravaganza commences a worldwide celebration of all things fashion. And with over 500 cities nationwide and 19 countries worldwide participating, FNO was literally taking place everywhere.
So, in celebration of this fabulous occasion me and 20 of my fellow fashionistas, aka the Blog Fab Fashionistas (BFF’s), converged on Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza for a night filled with excitement, fun, plenty of shopping, and of course fashion. Our night of “diva debauchery” began at Neiman Marcus in Lenox Square where we mixed and mingled with other FNO event goers while enjoying lite bites and delish wine. We apologized in advance to our credit cards moments before taking advantage of the store’s FNO discounts for the night. (smile)
The next stop on our FNO/BFF Mall Crawl was Sak’s Fifth Avenue across the way at Phipps Plaza. At Sak’s we pampered our nails with the latest from Dior’s Fall color collection. We were also given the most relaxing hand treatments this side of heaven compliments of Product Specialist and absolute sweetheart, Virginia Crowe of Bvlgari. Huge hugs to Virginia! Those hand treatments were amazing and much needed since we’d been toting quite a few shopping bags and our hands were in dire need of a massage.
Next we strolled into Jeffrey Atlanta where we kicked things into high gear…literally! To celebrate the FNO experience, Jeffrey Atlanta transformed their showroom into a fabulous 70’s disco party! We had an absolute blast! In fact, we had so much fun “getting down” with the Jeffery dancers that several snap shots of the fun made the Fashion’s Night Out website photo gallery that night. Yay! Jeffery has an amazing collection of to-die-for shoes and I was teetering on life support the entire night. (smile)
So, after being resuscitated in Jeffery’s shoe department, it was time to head down to one of my fave stores, Lilly Pulitzer. Now I must say that Lilly Pulitzer is the quintessential fashionistas’ playground. With its fabulous collection of colorful girly goodies no fashionista would be able to resists Lilly’s charm. So we did what any fashion maven would do …we shopped! Between purchases we sipped a bit of champagne while being treated to delicious handmade popsicles courtesy of King of Pops. What an experience; popsicles, champagne and shopping. Too fab!!!
Next, we made our way down to Belk for a red carpet extravaganza unlike any other. There’s nothing I love more than a red carpet stroll and this was truly one for the books. We posed for the paparazzi, strutted down the runway, made custom cookies (true story), and shopped till we literally dropped. A few weeks prior I had a chance to preview Belk’s Fall collection during a VIP showcase and I saw the most gorg blouse my eyes had ever seen. (be still my heart!) That night I made a promise to myself that I would return and purchase that blouse one day. Well I’m happy to say the blouse and I were reunited at the checkout counter a short while later. (smile)
Alas, it was time for our night of diva debauchery to conclude, so we closed out the evening over delish dishes at Twist. The food was amazing! I personally recommend the Tempura Fried Shrimp with Pineapple Ponzu Sauce. OMG!!! Oh, and the Shrimp Dumplings with Thai Curry were part of my “take home for later” parting dish. 😉 I must say that the ambiance at Twist was the perfect backdrop to a fun night out with the BFF’s. I can’t think of a better way to end such a fabulous night of fun and fashion than with great food and fabulous friends.
What an amazing night! We had soooo much fun at FNO 2012! Kisses to all the retailers at both Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza for being such gracious hosts and for showing the world how Atlanta celebrates Fashion’s Night Out! Eat you’re heart out Milan!!! (smile)
So, how did you celebrate Fashion’s Night Out in your city? What are some of your FNO experiences?
Check out more pics from Fashion’s Night Out at Lenox Square & Phipps Plaza with the BFF’s: