Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cynthia's Can't Miss Events for Fashion's Night Out

There are about a bajillion parties, shows and events happening on September 8 for Fashion's Night Out. I have had so many readers ask me what I will be doing, that I am letting you in on my "can't miss" plans for the night.  Realistically, I can't make it everywhere, so I have decided bounce between Highland Park Village, Tootsies and NorthPark Center.  If you want to catch up with me, here is my road map for the evening in order of appearance:

Thursday, September 8th, 6-10pm

Courtney Kerr
Is kicking off the evening with a Happy Hour from 5-7 PM.  Most Eligible Dallas star Courtney Kerr will be their hostess with the mostess serving up fashion tips, champagne and appetizers courtesy of Cibus.

Neiman Marcus 
Level One
Enjoy complimentary mini facials & hand-massages from Jack Black, Premium Scotch tasting & hand-rolled cigars by City Cigars, while enjoying tunes by Petty Theft, 7:30 - 9:30.  

Level Two 
Hip beats by DJ Jennifer Miller and Paul Paredes.  With a Hanky Panky purchase of $50, custom embellish your very own wardrobe of Hanky Panky thongs!  After designing your custom set of undies, learn the secret to eliminating cellulite! Join the founders of the Honey Belle Body Buffer and see the magic for yourself.  “Strike a pose” at The Photo Booth 

Level Three 
Runway Presentation (7 PM) Join a few of Dallas’ most fashionable bloggers as they style the runway: Amber Venz of VENZedits.com, Krystal Schlegel of KrystalSchlegel.com, Bradley Agather and Alison Gross of LuellaJune.com.  NARS presents the Fall Face. See it live during the Runway Presentation, and experience the color for yourself, including two NM NorthPark exclusives items – nail lacquer and eye liner- yours for purchase that night only. Red wine tastings by Chateau Bonnet.

Yes, there will be cocktails... but the big draw here is that the divine Ms. Erykah Badu will be spinning under her pseudonym DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown.  


Guests will have the opportunity to shop the latest collections and enter for a chance to win one of Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti bags, which is being touted by editors everywhere as the ‘it’ accessory for Fall.
Elie Tahari 
Will be hosting a nationwide Fashion’s Night Out event called “a social affair” which will be celebrating fashion’s night out as well as the new Elie Tahari website and online magazine ETC.  Customers can come in for a drink, a bite and a special gift (no purchase required).

Visit H&M and enter to win a gift card valued at $200! Entries from participating locations will be entered to win the Grand Prize of an all-expense paid trip to NYC to attend an exclusive pre-launch shopping event celebrating Versace for H&M.”  Shop our amazing Fall collection while a DJ spins the hottest tunes!


When asked what their plans were for the night, Tootsie's Alison Volk said, "Think live models in revolving fabulous frocks. .... guest designers David Peck and Jill Reno .... dance floor... disco ball. .... DJ .... vodka cocktails .... whisky cocktails ..... yummy tables of food and... WAIT FOR IT............ we have Tara Harper and Drew Ginsberg hosting!  BAM!


Lisa Petty
Join hostesses Lisa Petty and Abby Gregory from DFWStyleDaily.com, stylist Stephanie Quadri, and NBC DFW's Annie Potasznik to celebrate Fashion's Night Out with Scoop and Birchbox.

There will be Prosecco, mini cupcakes, music, and of course great fashion!  Any purchases of $150 or more will get you get a free gift from Birchbox with amazing makeup samples, and a $25 Scoop gift card.

Be the first to get your hands on the newest CHANEL Nail Colour Collection created exclusively for Fashion's Night Out by Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup. Stop by for a complimentary mini-manicure featuring these exclusive hues.

Cole Haan 
Enter to win a new pair of Cole Haan shoes every month for an entire year!
Daffodile Brodee

Christian Louboutin 
Two limited edition FNO styles will make their debut - The whimsical and artfully embellished Daffodile Brodee platform pump, and her sophisticated sister, the Sweety Charity Brodee cross body bag, are exclusive only to Christian Louboutin boutiques.

The Louboutin boutique will be transformed into a charming, vintage hair parlor. Over-the-top, fantastical wig creations will grace the store windows with a nod and a wink towards the artful glamour of decades past. Inside,  guests are invited to add a very special touch of Louboutin chic to their evening coiffures, with the help of the talented stylists from Frederic Fekkai.

Also on hand for those in search of an extra dash of glamour, Louboutin's Fabulous Pieces will host an eyelash bar stocked with our very own custom Christian Louboutin lash creations from the incredible MAKE UP FOR EVER. Delicious cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE ® VODKA, great music, and delectable sweet and savory treats will keep the party going into the night. 

invites you to “Experience the 5 Senses at DVF!”  They will offer food, music, a special teaser for DVF fragrance; DVF Home, and a custom photo booth/flipbook takeaway.

Jan Strimple
Jan Strimple will be producing two runway shows at HPV.  Both shows will take place at the Douglas/Mockingbird entrance near Marquee Grill & Bar. 

7 PM show will feature Fall fashions from:
Escada • Stella McCartney • Jimmy Choo • Beretta Gallery • Hadleigh's Bespoke • Pockets Menswear • Leggiadro • Carolina Herrera 

9 PM show will feature Fall fashions from:
Diane Von Furstenberg • Vince • Billy Reid • Anne Fontaine • Trina Turk • Tory Burch

To see a complete list of events and special offerings happening at HPV, click here.


After traipsing about town in pursuit of all things FNO, Gilt City members are invited to the Foundation Room at the House of Blues to celebrate their new fall wardrobe additions with an exclusive Gilt City Fashion’s Night Out After-Party, co-hosted by local designer Abi Ferrin and FD Luxe magazine. 

What’s on the run-of-show for this can’t-miss fĂȘte? A fashion presentation, with DJs Jennifer Miller and Paul Parades providing the hippest soundtrack; late-night snacks (this party rocks on ’til midnight), plus a well-stocked swag bag curated by Gilt City, Ferrin and FD

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

PS: Have you voted for me today as Dallas' Most Influential Lifestyle Blogger? I hope you will!!  You can vote once a day, every day, until September 9. I would so much appreciate your support!