For those of you who may not know Fashion’s Night Out is a global initiative, sponsored by Vogue and the CFDA. The first event began in 2009 to encourage consumers to shop and support the fashion industry during the tough economic climate. This year I decided to attend the events being thrown by 3 fabulous stores in Ft. Lauderdale. Lala Couture, Lilac and Lilies and Neiman Marcus all threw huge extravaganzas to support the the cause. My first stop was to see the adorable and chic Molly Carey, owner of LaLa Couture. She had drinks flowing courtesy of American Social, a DJ, the wonderful Kristin Potenti of KP Photography snapping pics of all the girls in the latest fashion trends and racks of amazing new fall must haves. I have to say I was honored and even had a tear that she name a top after Sauci;) (See pic below)
Next stop was to check out the fashion show at Neiman Marcus and boy do they know how to put on an exquisite show. I wanted it ALL!!!! My obsession of leather was fulfilled everything from jackets, pants, shorts and leather trimmed shirts oh and I can not leave out the fur, Oh My! The guest of the evening was Dancing With the Stars ,Karina Smirnoff, who was stunning in an Herve Leger and sky high nude pumps.
When I pulled up to Lilac and Lilies around 9pm owner Michelle Dimarco had the crowd wanting more! She hosted the official FNO party and all bloggers, stylists, and fashionistas were on hand. There was an interactive fashion face off between, Ali Claire Marino (daughter of former Miami Dolphin Dan Marino) and Ali Kostoff. During the event, guests experienced the blog live and were able to 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.
I have to say that the night was a huge success and I’m already looking forward to next year’s parties and who knows maybe Sauci will be attending FNO in NYC, LA, San Fran, Paris? The possibilities are endless;)
Left: Nicole Carner, owner of Just Air, PR guru Susan Penrod, Molly Carey, Caitlin Perrone
Pic by KP Photography
Molly from LaLa showing off the Sauci Top..I LOVE it!
Rick Mijares owner of American Social on Las Olas
Pic by KP Photography
Dancing With the Stars Karina Smirnoff wearing Herve Leger at Neiman Marcus Ft. Lauderdale
Left: Michelle Dimarco, Ali Claire, Dan Marino and Ali Kostoff