Sunday, September 16, 2012

My 1st Fashion's Night Out

My inspiration for this look came from a few September issues I leafed through this year. For this Fall look, I wanted to incorporate metallics, bling, & darker jewel tones. Last (+last) Thursday, I rushed over to FNO right after work, so I just threw on a navy blue dress w/ an inlaid jewel collar + black swirly detailing down the front, paired with brown marbled heels, my Fendi Zucca (in which I could fit my dslr in, woo!), & a touch of gold jewelry to bring the look together. Oh, and I took the best shopping date a girl could have (& definitely who I inherited my shopaholic genes from), ma mère!
Yup. You heard right. Although originally, Fashion's Night Out started in 2009 in NY, I did not hear about any events going on in the West Coast until recently and since it always falls on a Thursday night,  I didn't have a chance to go until this time around. Also, it didn't help that the one I was planning on attending last year was suddenly canceled due to a major power outage affecting some parts of Orange County all the way to the border of Mexico. 'Twas a sad, sad day for fashion-lovers in Socal. So needless to say, I was thrilled that I could *finally* attend, and chose to RSVP for the events held at Neiman Marcus. I definitely made the right choice. There were complimentary Deborah Lippmann manicures, champagne and cocktails, caricatures, FIDM showcases, a Christian Louboutin trunk show, flipbook-making, hibachi sashimi, caviar, and other classy snacks, dancers, and of course, a Fall Trends fashion show. I was a little worried there wouldn't be enough for me to do from 6-9pm in only one store, but there wasn't a dull moment! Oh, and did I mention all the guests entered on a red carpet? We fancy.

***pictures from the fashion show will be included in a separate post so it won't be too photo-heavy***

Here's the Fall Trend forecast according to NM:
Mixed Greens//Men's jackets//Digital prints from London//Smoking slipper, an update to the classic ballet flat//Statement handbag//Leather leg, instead of hosiery//Fall fades, i.e. a bright red lip and light eye makeup//Broche//Navy is the new neutral//Women's wear "borrowed from the boys"

Miu Miu Bejeweled heel pumps, $990..a work of art! 
Bubbly + Handmade Coffee ice cream bar
Decorate-it-yourself cupcake station!
A talented FIDM student
A caricature of my mother (right) & I (left).
This depiction confirmed one of my worst fears: my lips really do occupy 1/3 of my face! 0_0'
Christian Louboutin Decorapump Strass platforms, $3895...another work of art!
I met Gentleman Norman!
Although it's hard for me to imagine myself in anything other than skirts, tees, shorts, and tanks at the moment since it was over 100 degrees the last two days, I am so anxious for fall wear!

Did you attend FNO? Which trends are you excited to try this Fall?!

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20 notes:

Always Maylee said...

You are looking so adorable and gorgeous in that dress! Of course I am already your follower on GFC! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Always Maylee said...

Following you on instagram! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

ViLan Aram said...

Sounds like you had a great time at FNO! I work for NM and we hosted one as well but it wasn't as good as the one you attended, jealous! Thank you for the really sweet comment on my blog, of course I'd love to follow each other, following you via GFC and Bloglovin', keep in touch sweetie!


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Anouka said...

What an amazing event! The food looks delicious!

LUXESSED

Haruhiism said...

looks like you had an awesome time. hehe... norman is super cute >D
following ya!

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Elsha Bodily said...

I'd never heard of FNO until this year, looks like you had a blast! Will definitely need to mark this on my calendar for next year

Karola said...

You look gorgeous and thank you for sharing these fabulous pictures with us!

xoxo
Karola
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anurbanexplorer said...

awesome post! looks like you had so much fun!! =)


XOXOJOANNIE
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Annie L said...

This looks like so much fun. Love your dress and accessories.
Great blog, following!
xo Annie
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TheTinyHeart said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time at FNO! I love the jewels on the top of your dress :)

I want to win the neon necklace! I'm following now with GFC.

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TheTinyHeart said...

Also following on Bloglovin for another entry.

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Andy After Flats said...

Fabulous! This looks so much fun! I'm so jealous!

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s said...

you look so gorgeous, and it looks like you had an amazing time!!! love your outfit from head to toe. xO!
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Izzy said...

yumm the desserts look scrumptious and the bejewelled heels are so pretty! <3 you look lovely as well, especially loving the jewel embellishments on your dress!

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Clara Turbay said...

Nice look. love it.

Clara Turbay said...

Super cute, love it.

Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing post!!
Would you like to follow each other?! :)

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xoxo

Stephanie Lin said...

I'm glad you enjoyed FNO! I didn't realize that they did it on the west coast as well!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

I wish there's FNO in here too! x

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