Just in from multiple outlets around the webosphere, the age of Fashion’s Night Out has come to an end. For now, anyway. The worldwide shopping initiative, backed by Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and NYC & Co., is “going on hiatus” this year, according to fashionsnightout.com, but will be held in select international cities. Sounds like budgeting is the problem, and though I can’t really imagine the evening’s events brought in cashflow to stores or designers–shopping in champagne-fueled mobs is hard–it seemed to be a smashing success in terms of local participation from fashion fans and local stores alike. Check out photos from last year’s FNO parties at Highland Park Village and NorthPark Center.
So, here’s my next question: Will stores rally and host a local version of this fall fashion festival?
Galleria Dallas’ annual Beauty Live event kicks off this Friday. The weekend event highlights current beauty trends, national makeup artists, makeovers, giveaways, and a handful of beauty panels so you can take home tips and tricks.
I can’t help but put a little extra promotion into Saturday morning’s Beauty Live Expert Panel at 11 am. Not because I’m on it–okay, because I’m on it–but also because it’s going to be a blast to sit down and talk beauty products with my fellow panelists: Holly Quartaro, Pat Smith, Cynthia Smoot, Steve Kemble, LeeAnne Locken and Joanna Hathcock. A $20 ticket (buy it here) will get you a reserved seat at the panel of your choice, plus a gift card. It may sound a little steep, but actually it all goes to a $20 gift card that you get to turn around and spend after picking up some great beauty advise and product suggestions. It’s a winning situation.
If you’re not interested in our Beauty Live Expert Panel, with a heavy heart, I’ll understand. There’s plenty to choose from, including the VIP kick-off affair, Pink’d, hosted by Pat Smith and benefiting her charity, Treasure You. Jump for a full lineup of festivities.
L.bartlett has completely moved on. Gone are sale sections of black garments and heavy textures. Taken over are racks full of airy fabrics in every color of the rainbow. And the shoes in their newly named L.barlett Shoes section, well they’re ready for warmer weather, too.