This was my first Fashions Night Out and it was AMAZING. I had never seen the streets of New York so bustling and crowded. I started off the night by attending the Lisa Perry fashion show at her store. It was a really cute mother-daughter show with kid-friendly appetizers including mini circular PB&J sandwhiches, popcorn, pop chips (very common during 2010 fashion week), mini salmon sandwhiches, mini cucumber sandwiches, and cocktails for the grownups. The mother and daughter duo's came out in coordinating outfits filled with bright colors and accessories. The last mother model to come out was none other that Kelly Rutherford (Lily Vanderwoodson on Gossip Girl). After the show i bough a really cute yellow plastic ring.
After the show we walked around the Upper East Side Neighborhood going into stores such as Samantha Thavasu. I was sad to see that Louboutin was closed and not hosting any special event. After realizing not much was happening in that neighborhood we took a taxi down to Barneys. Right when we walked inside we were handed a pamphlet that described the events that were going on on each floor. Unfortunately we had come too early to see Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen host a Karaoke contest, however there were still many other things going on. We made frienship bracelets while listening to Bob Marley's daughter and looked at all the handcrafted Alexander Wang dolls all while nibbling on Pop Chips and drinking Vitamin Zero water.
Realizing Barney's was a little more crowded that comfort, we made our way our of the store and started heading towards 5th Avenue. The first store we walked into was Todd's. Being greated with champagne in every store was definitely an excitement of the evening. While walking around with a glass of champagne, cute boys with trays came around with gourmet little finger food. My favorite finger food included veggie spring rolls, mini trout cakes on crackers, crostinis with melted mozzerella and tomatoes, and mini fish nuggets with tartar sauce. Tiffany's was serving a yummy popsicle dipped in white chocolate (there was even a line to get them!). Tonight was definitely a night more about good food and drinks than shopping to me (although I did purchase a nice Gucci bag)!! I was so sad when the night came to an end, I was literally trying to have stores stay open for me. Although i don't really think my feet could have lasted any longer in my heels. My lace Alice & Olivia dress did hold up very comfortable however. On the way back to the hotel I picked up a Falafel plate and to top it off I finished the rest of my Fashions Night Out cupcake from Crumbs Bakery. A perfect way to end a perfect night :)