Well, it's finally that time again - NY Fashion Week - squeal!! Unfortch, I'm squealing from home this season with baby C. in tow (in my belly, that is), but I am still excited, nevertheless, and can't wait to see what all of the designers have in store for us come spring (when I can actually squeeze into that mini again!)!
Most of my reporting will be done via afar - however - I have been lucky enough to secure a couple of too-fab "co-bloggers" (aka I Heart Heels Fashion Week Correspondents - that just has a ring to it, I like it!) to cover several of the actual runway shows of which I had to hand over the invites this past week. Check out their own blogs ahead of time, Fab Over Forty and Ferohhhsh.
Tomorrow night is the kick-off - Fashion's Night Out - and I've received e-mail after e-mail of so many super-cool events, I thought I would post my own "go-to" guide. So, here it is, for your fashion-viewing pleasure. And lucky you if you're in the city and going to any - purchase some heels for me, will ya? -xoxo
Fashion's Night Out "Go-To" Guide
SpaceNK Glam Slam: Cocktails, treats, skincare, oh my! Come get eyelash applications, foundation techniques and skin consultations. And don't miss that goodie bag, while supplies last. Soho Greene St., 99 Greene St. (b/w Prince and Spring) and Columbus Ave., 217 Columbus Ave. (b/w 69th and 70th)
Chantecaille: Get prepped and polished with mini-facials, hand massages and color samples. You could even win a Flip camera! Show up at Barney's @660 Madison Ave. or Bergdorf's @754 5th Ave.
Yoana Baraschi @ Saks: Meet the NY-based (celeb fav) contemporary designer and get style tips! 6-8 p.m. @611 Fifth Ave. in the evening department on Four. Free tee with purchase!
Martin + Osa Pop-up Store: Stop by the airstream on 5th Ave. (b/w 58th and 59th) and get a lush new cashmere for just $79.
Cole Haan U.S. Open Viewing Party: View Maria Sharapova's new chic accessories line (tennis-style!) with tasty treats from Dylan's Candy Bar (yum!). 6-11 p.m. @ Cole Haan, 677 Madison Ave.
Lucky Brand: Music, art and denim! Listen to DJ Mike Smith (535 Broadway) and DJ 24 Court (38 Greene St.) while you get a custom denim fitting, and enter for a chance to win a custom screen-printed tee and/or tote. Snacks and drinks. Door open until 11 p.m.!
Designer Cook-off with Top Chef Padma Lakshmi: The most fashionable chef in town judges along with designers Cynthia Rowley, Lela Rose, Peter Som and more. 6 p.m. @BG Restaurant (7th Fl) at Bergdorf's. View her jewelry collection while you're there!
Samantha Thavasa with Tinsley Mortimer: Drink champagne and enjoy 20-percent off your fab handbag purchase as you mingle with Tinsley. Enter for a chance to win a 30-percent off discount card and a personalized photo with Tins. 6-9 p.m. @Samantha Thavasa, 965 Madison Ave.
Sean John: Bring in your used Sean John duds and trade them for a special offer! You'll also be entered to win a $2500 wardrobe and makeover from the Sean John team. The used clothing will be donated to the NY AIDS Fund. Party with "Diddy" who'll make an appearance, and sip on Ciroc Vodka cocktails while the DJ spins.
Gilt Groupe: Squeal over the exclusive pre-sale (sign up at giltgroupe.com) on commemorative T-shirts to benefit the September 11 memorial and museum, with 40-percent of proceeds going to Fashion’s Night Out.
Rachel Roy Pop-Up Store: Check out the new Rachel by Rachel Roy collection, hosted by Estelle and Veuve Clicquot. @6-11 p.m. 111 Spring St. (b/w Greene and Mercer)
Nine West, plus Third Eye Blind: Bring your gently-used kicks - the first 99 will get a $50 gift card! Everyone gets 15-percent off their purchase (check out the latest Vintage America collection!). Enjoy a rare acoustic performance by Stephan Jenkins and bandmate Tony Fredianelli, plus Miranda Lee Richards. @6-10 p.m. Nine West, 675 Fifth Ave. (at 53rd). Sponsored by Lucky Magazine and Soles4Soles.
NARS Makeovers: Artists recreate the 80s-style looks as seen on the Marc Jacobs runway. Begins at 6 p.m. @Saks Fifth Ave.
L.A.M.B./Harajuku: Meet designer Gwen Stefani! Plus, get her autograph. You must be one of the first 30 people to purchase $150 of one of her lines. @7 p.m., Bloomingdale's (59th St.), balcony off main floor. Ready, set, shop!!
Erin Fetherston: Shopping, champagne (Henriot!) and 10-percent off all your purchases. @7-9 p.m., Nikki Laura, 4 Prince St. (b/w Bowery and Elizabeth)