One of the biggest shindigs in Dallas is upon the horizon! Dallas Fashion’s Night Out struts in right after Labor Day, and the excitement has already begun. Fashion Night Out is an unprecedented global initiative created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy during the recession, and put the fun back in shopping!
Oh, and by the way…..Happy Birthday! Fashion’s Night Out turns 4 years old, and you’re cordially invited to join editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers on September 6, 2012, as they flood stores across the DFW for fashion’s most iconic extravaganza, so plan accordingly.
Here are a few addresses to tap into your GPS so you won’t be too fashionably late, missing the opportunity to strike a few poses…but not too much, remember to display your model behavior!
Pre-Party | 4 – 7 p.m. | Kick off your Fashion’s Night Out at Elements. Cocktails by Urban Taco, bubbles, sweets, Jean Philippe makeovers with purchase, and must-have swag bags featuring edgy jewelry from Erica Weiner. Don’t worry about parking – Audi will provide valet. Info: Elements, 4400 Lovers Lane Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 987-0837
Strut to The Shak | 4 – 7 p.m. | Makeup artists will be on hand to get you primped, and jewelry designers Amanda Sterett and Stephanie Curtis make personal appearances. Info: Stanley Korshak – 500 Crescent Court Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 871-3600
Galleria Girls | 5 – 9 p.m. | Watch the styles walk the longest runway in North Texas. Pink Memo helps present high-end trends, and Fashion Group International hosts a Shopper Lounge. Get there early for beauty samples from Sephora and mini-makeovers ’round the ice rink. Info: Galleria Mall, 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240 (972) 702-7100
The In Crowd Will Be Out | 6 – 9 p.m. | Head to Tootsies to view micro boutiques curated by local style bloggers. After enjoying cocktails, the Photosmadic Photobooth and color consults, put your fave heel forward for a best-dressed contest. Info: Tootsie’s, 8300 Preston Center Plaza Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 696-9993
The Art of Fashion at Neiman’s NorthPark | 6 – 10 p.m. | Explore three levels of FNO, including a smoking lounge in the men’s department, cocktails at the Beauty Bar and a Manolo Blahnik trunk show. Get sketched by a fashion artist, and don’t miss their runway show in the mall’s North Court at 7 p.m. Info: Neiman Marcus, 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 363-8311
Highland Park Village | 6 – 10 p.m. | The entire center will be buzzing with two live fashion shows produced by FDLuxe and Dallas’s famed fashionista Jan Strimple featuring Stella McCartney, Billy Ried, Hadleighs, Trina Turk, Tory Burch and more. Info: Highland Park Village, 18 Highland Park Village Dallas, TX 75205 (214) 780-0469
Boots & Bubbles at Pinto Ranch | 6 – 9 p.m. Sponsored Event | Cowgirls can celebrate the biggest night in fashion in true Texas style. Sip bubbles and enter to win bespoke boots. The boutique is featured in the NorthCourt runway show at 8 p.m. Info: Northpark Center, 8687 N. Central Expwy Dallas (214) 217-6200
Fashion Group International Dallas has also partnered with the savvy folks at You+Dallas and created a Smartphone app designed exclusively for the celebration of FNO in Dallas, called—You+Style. Watch videos that feature FGI Dallas spokeswoman Rhonda Sargent Chambers as she asks you to answer fashion questions. Join the stylish conversation, and share your comments about FNO and local events. You can download the app at YouPlusMedia. You+Style will also be out and about during the fun-filled evening taking video coverage of FNO event across the city. Start the conversation!
So even if your heels are less Manolo and more Very Low, you can join in the fun all over DFW at your favorite shopping destinations — plan accordingly, it’s going to be a busy evening!