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Fashion’s Night Out 2012 

Designers, stylists, fashion editors, and bloggers gear up and wish they had multiple clones, for Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, September 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., as they take to the stores for the fourth installment of the iconic event. Below are a few events, but for a complete listing of scheduled events visit: www.Fashionsnightout.com.  

 

Village of Merrick Park celebrates 10 years of fashion and unveils their September fashion series with the kick off of FNO. In preparation of Ocean Drive Magazine’s hosted fashion show, famed Sex and the City celebrity stylist Danny Santiago will arrive on September 4 to pull fall’s HOTTEST new trends hitting the runways. Notable FNO events include Neiman Marcus’ fall trend fashion show hosted by Shireen Sandoval of DECO DRIVE, Elemis Spa offering beauty complimentary services, and FNO Red Carpet After Party at SAWA Restaurant & Lounge along with multiple store specials. Extending the renowned Fashion’s Night Out, Village of Merrick Park will debut the first-ever “Fashion’s Weekend Out,” a weekend of collection parties and shopping incentives from September 7 through the 8 with charity partner, Fashionably Conscious. 

 

Fashion’s Night Out hits Fort Lauderdale with an official event at Lilac And Lilies Boutique that promises not just designer deals, celebrity appearances, informal modeling, official FNO merchandise and other entertainment but a “Fashion Face-Off” celebrating the launch of a new interactive fashion blog called Ali VS. Ali Claire. In this unique blog concept that mixes fierce fashion competition with a quirky sense of humor, Ali Claire Marino (daughter of former Miami Dolphin Dan Marino) competes against Ali Kostoff in online style wars that puts the power in the hands of the people and the public votes to determine which stylist tackles the trends best. During the event, guests can experience the blog live and vote on their favorite outfits being modeled from Lilac And Lilies Boutique’s designer arrivals of fall and holiday collections as styled by Ali and Ali Claire.Guests can mix, mingle and have their pictures snapped with local celebrities as they enjoy 15% off in-store, non-sale merchandise, contests, prizes, passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a Lilac And Lilies Boutique swag bag upon departure. The official DJ of the Miami Dolphins, Mike Marino (aka DJ1Tre), will preside over the turntables as guests shop-‘til-they-drop during this once-a-year, social soiree.To RSVP, call 954.530.309 or email Kelli@LilacAndLilies.com. 

 

Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour and Vault Magazine host a night of fabulous fashion. Guests will be treated to cocktails and bites by Barton G. and a fashion showing of the latest trends for the season styled by fashion guru Danny Santiago.  The show will be MCd by Huffington Post blogger and “Queen of the Night” Tara Solomon, with a personal appearance by luxury handbag designer Nancy Gonzalez.

 

Chloé Boutique Bal Harbour is hosting an exclusive in-store shopping event during this year’s Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, September from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the brand’s new iconic handbag, Alice. Inspired by the 1970s, the two-tone handbag comes in soft, supple fine materials including python and rawhide. Practical and elegant, the Alice is available in pastel tones (sunrise, husky white) or warmer, more autumnal colors (hot chocolate, fir green, and black) – ideal for the upcoming season. Sizes come in medium or large. Now available at the Chloé Bal Harbour Boutique. Official FNO t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. Champagne will be served and music by DJ Johnny The Boy.  

Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland will also be hosting a Fashion’s Night Out event, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy complimentary make-overs, light bites, and delicious cupcakes as you shop for a great cause. 10% of all the event sales will benefit Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade and  Dress for Success Miami.

  

Bon Apetite: Celebrating the Life of Julia Child! 

Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami is marking the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth by presenting a series of exciting events on Saturday, September 15, commemorating the “Lady of the Ladle’s” commitment to gastronomy, education and philanthropy including appearances from celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein, celebrated author Nancy Verde Barr, and chef extraordinaire Norman Van Aken.  Net proceeds will benefit the Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami Legacy Awards, which gives professional experiences to young women studying Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Gastronomic Journalism and Food Agriculture. To purchase tickets, contact Claire Tomlin at 305.775.2165 or online at www.lesdamesmiami.org.

  

Gilt-y Pleasures

Gilt City Miami is hosting their legendary warehouse sale on Saturday, September 15, at the Miami Iron Side. To absolve yourself of the Gilt within, purchase your tickets quickly by visiting: www.giltcity.com/miami/warehousesalemia.

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