Annie Vazquez guest blogs on fashion for Cultist. Visit her blog at TheFashionPoet.com.
Fashion's Night Out is baccccck, and this time it's bigger and better in the 305. The third annual global shopping event takes place tomorrow, uniting legions of shopping addicts and fashion fiends. Of course, FNO in the Big Apple where it was originally founded will host celebrity attended parties and the sales will be off-the-chain.
And, oye, in Miami we have everything from Pitbull's record producer spinning at Neiman Marcus in Bal Harbour to a Betsey Johnson fashion show in Kendall's Dadeland Mall, bro. Plus, Sex and the City stylist Danny Santiago will host a runway show at Aventura Mall, joining Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin.
Here's your official 305 Cultist FNO guide to score some sales, get crunked on comp booze and party like a fashion star. It's all for free. So yeah, you cheap asses can join in the fashion festivities too.
19501 Biscayne Boulevard,(305) 935-1110, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Sex and the City stylist Danny Santiago hosts Decades of Passion
for Fashion runway show and exhibit at the mall's center court at 7 p.m.
Make a dash over to Macy's before to meet Real Housewives of New York
star Jill Zarin.
The reality star will be presenting fall
trends, including looks from INC International Concepts, Vince Camuto,
Sunglass Hut, and other select designers. Her fashion show commences at
6:30 p.m. on the second level of the department store. The first 100
shoppers who spend $50 or more at Macy's will have the opportunity to
meet Zarin and receive an autographed picture with her. There's also
plenty of sales and discounts at Bloomingdale's, Anthropologie, Charles
David, AX Armani Exchange, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Cole Haan, Zingara Swimwear
Guess, Herve Leger by Max Azria, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Ted Baker, and
Bal Harbour Shops' Neiman Marcus
9700 Collins Avenue; (305)866-0311; 6:30 p.m. (fashion show starts at 7:30 p.m.)
Tara Solomon will emcee the event, which features a fall trends
fashion show, a Glee-like chorus, and Pitbull's record producer DJ Affect
will spin. The loot includes a free lipstick from the
Bordeaux Beauty Bar and complimentary hand massages at the Blackberry
Relief Station. If you wanna chow down and get your buzz on, this is the
spot to be as a sips and snacks will be courtesy of Herradura Tequila,
Korbel California Champagne, Il Mulino New York at Acqualina Resort
& Spa on the Beach, Texas de Brazil, and Divine Delicacies.
Village of Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue; (305) 529-0200, 6 p.m.
Here you'll find tunes by DJ Ess & Emm, complimentary cocktails as well as
signature Perrier waters. Ocean Drive Magazine and Neiman Marcus
present a runway show. Plus, the glossy will also have a pop-up shop. Ping pong fanatics can get their inner nerd on by playing a round or
two inside the department store.
For some free pampering, shimmy on over
to Elemis Day Spa where hair and skin treatments will be offered.
Bibliophiles can enjoy a book signing with designer Silvia Tcherassi at
her boutique as well as 20 percent off select merchandise there. Don't
forget to do a good deed and bring a gently worn handbag and a check to
help raise funds for Dress For Success Miami women's program.
Grand Central's City Style Collective Pop Up Shop
697 North Miami Ave.;(305-389-1545); 6 to 11 p.m.
Celebrity guests include Real Housewives star Adriana De Moura
and Latin celebrities Pepe Calderin and Carolina Lizarazo. The pop-up
shop will feature over 30 vendors as well as a beauty bar where guests
can get their hair styled by Blo Blowdry Salon as well as their nails
and make up done complimentary. Shop clothing designers like Alex
Hamdan, boutiques such as My Best Friend's Closet and accessories
creators like Bohemian Designs. Vintage lovers can also stock up on
goodies from Furor Moda and Chiquitas Eclectic. Plus tunes by Rob Di
Nero and DJ Kaos.
8888 SW 136 Street; (305) 255-4571; 6 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy fashion and cosmetics demonstrations by M.A.C and Estee
Lauder and booze and bites by Blue Martini and Macy's Taste Bar while
shopping the sales. Stores like BCBG will have items marked down from 40
up to 60 percent off. Apricot Lane will offer 20 percent off the entire
store while Bloomingdales has an informal fashion show featuring label
Lipsy London. The first 100 attendees get swag bags. Finish off the
evening with some skin treatment at therapeutic oxygen bar, Dream Bar,
which is brimming with over a dozen soothing aromas including
peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus, and lavender.
7535 N.Kendall Drive; (305) 666-6226; 6 to 8 p.m.
Miss Miami USA Melissa Ramirez will MC the Kendall shopping event
in the mall's Center Court. Find a fashion show featuring White House
Black Market, Cache, Ann Taylor, and Betsey Johnson. Plus, hair and make
up skin demonstrations, discounts, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres inside
the center court.
Dadeland's Saks Fifth Avenue
7535 N.Kendall Drive;(305) 666-6226; 6 to 8 p.m.
Jennifer Valoppi will be signing copies of her book Certain Cure
while handbag lovers can design their own bag in a Fendi bag workshop.
Those in need of some R&R can indulge in complimentary makeovers,
mini massages by The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental and watch a Vhernier
trunkshow. On board will also be an AOL interactive iPad Kiosk with
Stylist, cocktails by SX Liquours and bites by The Capital Grille.
Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Humane
Society of Greater Miami and Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship
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3400 N. Miami Ave;(786) 558-8027; 6 to 9 p.m.
Discounts on selected merchandise up to 50 percent off. Find labels like Ramona La Rue, Bianca Coletti and Kai Lani.