Fashion's Night Out Sept. 2011: Best of Beauty Events

From all over the globe, the after hours fashion extravaganza is back! Fashion’s Night Out is just around the bend and with so many events taking place, how will you decide where to go?! Luckily, we’ve done all the work for you. Here are some ideas for the best of beauty events (new this year is the added feature of shopping online at selected e-tailers if you cannot make it on September 8th):

NARS Silver Odyssey

NARS’ Limited Edition “Silver Odyssey” created specially for FNO


Head over to Barney’s from 6-8 pm for complimentary limited edition prints by Lesley Schiff exclusively for RODIN Olio Lusso with purchase of entire ensemble of RODIN products.

Both Bloomingdale’s locations will have plenty to do and you can head over to their UES location from 6pm-8pm. At the Clinique Counter, meet Milly designer Michelle Smith and get a Milly Cosmetics bag filled with some fall must haves with any purchase of $ 25.00 or more while supplies last.

Bergdorf Goodman: 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Beauty Level- Oscar de la Renta as he signs his limited edition “Face of Fashion” fall palette by Le Metier de Beaute.

8-9 pm, 3rd Floor: Designer Jason Wu will be signing his limited edition FNO doll , exclusive to Bergdorf Goodman.

Saks Fifth Avenue: 5th Floor: Braid Bar with Rebecca Minkoff trimmings plus celebrate the launch of Polyvore’s Dee Clutch. 8-9 pm- Ne-Yo launches his exclusive hat collection, Francis Ellargo, and be the first to have it signed by Ne-Yo.

A limited edition FNO Red will be introduced from Color Club in its Mobile Color Bar. You will see why Nail Polish is the new ice cream when you see the color bar! Located at 13th Street and 9thAvenue, you’ll be able to see the newly launched nail polish brand.

Essie Teen Vogue Block Party -6-10 pm- Bleecker Street and West 11th Street- Teen Vogue will take over Essie for a FNO block party with free manicures with celebrity manicurist Elle Gerstein on site serving up the hottest nail looks.


Bloomingdales, Soho: 6-11 pm- Amika will create a FNO exclusive style station to receive complimentary hair makeovers and have the opportunity to instantly document your personal transformation to Facebook or Twitter.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Stores (59 Horatio Street in NYC/West Hollywood and Dallas): 6 pm-11pm-The salon will be transformed for one night only into a vintage hair pair parlor. Over the top wig creations will grace the store windows and guests are invited to add to their coiffures with the help of stylists from Frederic Fekkai. There will also be an eyelash bar stocked with custom Christian Louboutin lash creations from MAKE UP FOR EVER. Two limited edition FNO styles will also make their debut!

CHANEL Stores (Madison/Spring/57th): 6-11 pm: CHANEL’s Nail Color Collection will be introducing its new trio of colors inspired by denim. It was created exclusively for FNO by Chanel’s Creative Director of Makeup, Peter Philips. Fans will be able to get complimentary mini-manicures.

Malandrino Store ( 655 Hudson Street): 6 pm – 11pm- Stop by to get your FREE CND Shellac Manicure that will last you through Fashion Week…and beyond! Or Check Out the CND Shellac Van:

3 pm- 11pm- Soho Location, 9 am – 5 pm on 9/9 and 9/10 in Columbus Circle Location.

Sephora Times Square: 6-11 pm- ghd stylists will recreate the iconic looks Katy Perry rocked in her campaign for ghd’s Era’s Limited Edition Collection. To celebrate their 10th Anniversary, ghd will also be giving away lots of surprise loot.

Sephora 97 Fifth Avenue Location: 6-11 pm- Get Snapped by Smashbox giving beauty lovers the chance to recreate an authentic Smashbox Studios shoot. Fans are invited to prep with their favorite Smashbox beauty essentials then step into the spotlight in front of Smashbox Cosmetics co-founder and top celebrity photographer Davis factor!

At the Gansevoort Plaza, Maybelline will be doing complimentary mini makeovers in honor of Great Lash’s 40th Birthday and guests will receive a free tube of the product while supplies last. The first 300 guests will also receive a limited edition Great Lash T-Shirt designed by Patricia Field. From 8-11 pm, DJ Chelsea Leyland will perform a live music set.

Join Redken from 4-8PM at The Redken Gallerie, 565 Fifth Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets for Redken and Pureology products, if they spend: $20 they receive a free full-size sample of our new All Soft Argan-6 oil, in salons in October. If they spend $40, they receive the product and get invited upstairs for a complimentary hairstyle and for food, refreshments, and fun! Redken will also be raffling off 6 bags full of $250 of Redken products during the evening!


6-11 pm- MARC by Marc Jacobs Ice Cream Truck will be parked outside of Bloomingdale’s Soho and will give out one ice cream treat per one regular priced purchase while supplies last.

Independent Fashion Pop Up Shop hosted by the New York Post, Ricardo Ralph Lopez, Farasha Boutique & will be located at the Opia Restaurant & Lounge at 130 East 57th Street (Lexington Avenue). It will feature a beauty bar by Kroma makeup & Kiss Nails, Don Q Rums passed cocktails, new season exclusives and a gift bag will be given to the first 100 shoppers. This event is benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Sephora Union Square Location: 7-9 pm-Receive complimentary Smile Evaluations (normally $ 275.00) with Oral Care Expert Jonathan B. Levine, DMD and receive a FREE GLO Brilliant Whitening Mouthpiece with your GLO Brilliant Purchase.

Sephora 34th Street/Broadway Location: 6-11 pm- TEMPTU will have celebrity makeup artist Joey Maalouf (Rachel Zoe’s go to) on hand to help beauty fans get “Paparazzi Proofed” TEMPTU will have its own photo booth on hand for a complimentary printed photo. As an added treat, you can enter the TEMPTU raffle for your chance to win one of the five TEMPTU Starter Sets valued at $ 225.00.


6-11 pm, 3rd Floor Bloomingdale’s Soho: Design your custom thongs or boy-shorts with complimentary rhinestones from Hanky Panky, one per customer.


Bergdorf Goodman: 9-10 pm- Up and coming Indie Pop Singer Audrianna Cole plays to a live crowd


Saks Fifth Avenue: 5-7 pm- Meet Estee Lauder’s Creative Makeup Director, Tom Pecheux. 6-8 pm.

Sephora Times Square Location: 6-7 pm- Meet Kate Walsh actress and Founder of Boyfriend fragrance. This location will feature complimentary red lipstick applications from Sephora beauty experts while sipping champagne and mingling with the creator of BOYFRIEND.

Sephora 597 5th Avenue Location: 6-10 pm-ESCADA will celebrate the launch of their newest fragrance “Especially Escada” and shoppers are invited to complimentary sweet treats as well as being given a raffle prize ticket entering them into a chance win Sephora or Especially Escada exclusive prize packages.

Sephora 555 Broadway Location: 6 -11 pm- MAKE UP FOREVER is giving NY fashionistas the chance to create their own custom lashes at their first ever “Lash Lounge.” For those in need of a little inspiration, a FNO inspired lash will be available for $ 50. You will be able to add bows, feathers, beads and more. Artists will be on hand giving lessons on how you can apply them at home or wear them out right there and then.

Looking to spot some celebrities? Head on over to Big Drop NYC located at 174 Spring Street from 6:30 -9:30 pm to attend the launch of NICHOLAI by Nicky Hilton. Be personally styled by the celeb designer herself with pieces from Nicholai and looks by big drop. Sip on cocktails and refreshing drinks from Vitamin water while listening to the sounds of Jordan Postrel.

DOLCE& GABANNA– 825 Madison Avenue from 6 to 11 pm- be a part of the launch of the new Dolce & Gabanna Passion Duo Fusion Lipstick by surrounding yourself by Surprise Hosts and Event Committee Duos such as Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosch, Thierry Henry and Tyson Beckford,L.A. Reid and Erica Reid among others. Personalized Dolce & Gabanna T-shirts featuring your Passion Duo portrait taken by Roxanne Lowit will be sold exclusively at this event. Proceeds from this evening will benefit “Pencils of Promise.”

NARS Cosmetics located at 413 Bleecker Street will have the Creative Director and Founder, Francois Nars, from 7 -9 pm to introduce two exclusive products created in honor of FNO, Silver Odyssey.


If you are up for a Cruise On The Hudson, join SCENTERPRISES LTD. and shop on board and create your own custom perfume from 8:30 to 10:30 pm on JEWEL YACHT departing from the New York Sky Ports Marina located at East 23rd Street/FDR Drive. Tickets are $ 45.00 and can be purchased exclusively at . Bring a donation for Goodwill ® and receive $10 off the ticket price!

General hours for the evening are from 6-11 pm but some FNO participants will be hosting events earlier in the day so be sure to check in with your favorite brands for more details. For more information go to or download the FNO Guide app to your iPhone or Droid for free.

Compiled by Nicole Gordon Levine