|I'm giving so much face in this picture lol|
|H&M peplum lace top & necklace, ASOS trousers, Express earrings, Michael Kors watch, Nine West pumps|
This past Thursday I celebrated with my friend Shawna in NYC for Fashion's Night Out. For those of us who don't know what FNO is, it is a global initiative (started in NYC 2009) sponsored by Vogue and CFDA. Since its start, Fashion's Night Out has expanded to cities all over the country, and is now worldwide. It's a way to kick off NYC's Fashion Week, as well as encouraging us to buy as much designer fall collections as we can afford... But let me tell you, it felt like the whole city was partying that night!
Shawna shutting it down in a Joie top, DVF high waisted slacks, Gucci watch, and Saks Fifth Avenue Black Label platforms. We couldn't walk a block w/o someone complimenting her on her fabulosity!
Now that we got the outfits out of the way, I shall continue!
We were coming from Central Park West in Harlem, where we had our mini photoshoot, and heading straight to the Meatpacking District for DVF!
On our way, we stopped by the QVC set up, got some free goodies, and spotted Issac Mizrahi doing an interview.
We also popped in Hugo Boss, but it was extremely overcrowded, and I didn't have the patience. However, we managed to snap a pic before leaving of course!
Once we arrived at DVF, this was the line- at least 4 people wide, and wrapped around the whole entire building. BUMMER!
As we were peeping out the front of the line, I bumped into Emijaa Jaaemil, whose blog I follow (vice versa). It's always great to finally meet bloggers in person (lovely to meet you)! There was no way we were getting in the end of the line, and I was a little disappointed since DVF was the only place I truly wanted to go to... (Here comes the crazy story).
As we're just kind of hanging in line (that we basically skipped), about 50 feet from the door (with NO signs of getting in), Shawna spots a friend of hers, says hello, and about a minute later we're all inside of DVF! Total wait time: Five minutes (please reference pic above of to see the line).
It was so perfect, one of those "Only in New York" moments I suppose!
Gotta love those male models.. I wonder how much he got paid for passing out hours d' oeuvres?
Once we were inside, we had to wait a few minutes to get to the other side, its fantastic 4-flight staircase awaiting us. When we get to the other side, who do I run into, but my good friend Katrina!
We actually tried making plans to meet up, but we kind of fell off finalizing anything, and it happened anyway! #meanttobe <3
Here's a video I captured of Diane in all her fabulousness. She's funny, captivating, and is apparently a democrat! She also immediately noticed that Shawna was rocking her own (DVF) pants. And y'all already know Solange is my girl! She is my style icon, and so beautiful! She was dj-ing some great tunes too! Peep the vid below:
After DVF, we met up with my our friends Katherine and Fred and grabbed dinner at an Italian spot in Soho. It was great to see them, and peep Katherine's sleek all black, but very textual look! She's rocking a Zara top, pants from TJ Maxx, Nine West boots, and Marc Jacobs necklace. Get it!
This week on instagram (you can follow me @krisbliss), I also feed the photos daily to my FB page here:
It was a blast! I got to see my friends, hang in the city, and I always love the energy and indulge in great conversation when I'm there! I spotted a lot of great neck candy, and it was fun being snapped by street style photogs! That night there was like no cell phone service in the city! Did anyone who went experience that? Next year I am definitely wearing more comfortable shoes- I don't know why I thought I could last in 5 inch heels all night lol! How are you all keeping up with NYFW? I can't wait to watch all the runway shows online!
Have a great week!