For those who missed it, Fashion’s Night Out was a blast. What's Fashion's Night Out, you ask? Only one of the greatest nights for fashionistas and makeup lovers like myself. Celebrating its third year in action, FNO rocked Manhattan with after-hours shopping and events at nearly every designer store you could dream of. From autograph sessions with designer Patricia Field at Maybelline New York Color Studio to free hairstyle touch-ups at Redken…I think it’s safe to say we all had a great time. Here were my favorite moments.
Leave it to Kiehl’s to throw a rockin’ party. The wine was flowing, popcorn and pretzels were abundant, and the karaoke tunes knocked my socks off. I never imagined a moment of being serenaded to Backstreet Boys jams while scouring the latest skincare products (hello flawless face!)—which by the way, smell and feel phenomenal—but low and behold, it happened. Did I get my butt on stage? You bet I did. Mariah Carey would’ve been impressed.
Essie Polish Bar
The ladies really lined up for this one, and why shouldn’t they? I don’t know a single gal who would turn down a free mani! Upon arrival—which, mind you, was before the event was even scheduled to start—the line was at least 100 people deep. Needless to say, I skipped the spa service. But I did get a glimpse of some swanky polish (and don’t worry, I bought it all later). Now I just need to conquer the skills of giving a mani like the pros!
Lancome Instantly-Hot Makeover
There’s something about a makeover that just feels so right—especially after trekking the streets of Manhattan when it’s humid and misty. The ladies of Lancome introduced me to a stunning new look, Femme Fatale, and I have to admit: I’m hooked. Sexy, edgy, and fairly easy to replicate—at least the professional makeup artists made it feel that way!—this is a look I’m taking out on the town.