Fashion Week 2012 is just around the corner, and what better way than to kick-off the week-long event in New York City than by attending Fashion’s Night Out (September 6th), which is pretty much like what the Opening Ceremony is to the Olympics! The day may be hectic with a bunch of events from different designers, makeup artists and department stores all happening at once, but, BeautyStat has got you covered! Read on to find out the best events to attend celebrating the most hyped about cosmetic, hair and skincare products.
Lord & Taylor
Head on over to Lord & Taylor to have a fun-filled night of celebrity and designer meet-ups, along with previews of hot new collections:
Kim Kardashian will meet customers and sign her True Reflection fragrance bottle, with any qualifying purchase of the fragrance gift set ($123.00). Meet both past and present Project Runway designers to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary season, including Chris March, Nick Verreos, Uli Herzner, Mondo Guerra, Korto Momolu, Bert Keeter, Jay McCarroll, Gordana Gelhausen and Seth Aaron Henderson.
Jill Zarin will host a preview of her newly launched jewelry collection and customers will have the opportunity to meet Zarin and receive an autographed photo. Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist, will sign complimentary tote bags from her Tsu.Ya activewear line.
Max Azria and Lubov Azria, Chairman/CEO and Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIA, will take photos with customers, and Joyce Azria, Creative Director of BCBGeneration, will assist customers in creating their own affirmation bracelet, complimentary with any BCBGeneration purchase. Find out more on what Lord & Taylor has to offer this Fashion’s Night Out at www.lordandtaylor.com/fashionsnightout.
Frederic Fekkai is offering a Mademoiselle Package that includes a choice of a New York signature blow-out, St. Barths’s Sexy Beach Waves or the perfectly undone chignon along with a makeup application and Ciate’s Caviar Manicure ($75.00). The Petite Mademoiselle Package includes a customized Nail Rock Designer Nail Wrap Application ($25). You can attend this event from 5 pm – 8 pm at Frederic Fekkai Fifth Avenue at Henri Bendel. To schedule an appointment please call 212-753-9500.
Sephora has two exciting events going on the same day! But, if you manage to step into any Sephora location you’ll get to have a major beauty experience all day long! Makeovers, music, refreshments and free gifts from brands such as Bobbi Brown, Kate Somerville, DKNY and more! Good luck just picking one:
Meet the Marchesa Designers at Sephora on 5th Avenue, 597 Fifth Ave. starting at 7:30 pm.
You’ll be able to see the new MARCHESA PARFUM D’EXTASE fragrance, see the stunning Marchesa gowns previously worn on the red-carpet and have your picture taken on the red carpet in a life-size Marchesa dress cutout!
Party with Clarins “It” Girls at Sephora on Union Square, 45 East 17th St. starting at 7 pm. Celebrate the launch of the Clarins IT Kit, a must-have travel-friendly assortment of skincare for anyone on-the-go with the Clarins daughters themselves! Clients will get their kits signed and picture taken with the lovely Claire, Prisca, Jenna and Virginie.
Fashion’s Night Out with M·A·C in the 212 — you can’t miss it. In celebration of her limited edition lipstick (pictured above) with M·A·C, catch an exclusive performance by Azealia Banks at M·A·C’s Fashion’s Night Out event at 7 pm – 10 pm (with the performance at 7:45 pm) at M·A·C Cosmetics – Soho, 506 Broadway between Spring and Broome. In case you can’t attend, the performance will be airing on M·A·C‘s Facebook page on September 7th for a one-time only viewing at 1 pm EST.
Finnish designer Ivana Helsinki invites you inside her Soho Flagship at 251 Elizabeth Street, NYC from 6 pm – 9 pm for a complimentary hand massage, courtesy of natural bath and body line, LaLicious. LaLicious spa therapists will be performing luxurious hand massages with the Sugar Kiss Body Butter in two on-site spa stations. Take home the entire experience with the Limited Edition LaLicious Sugar Kiss Super Scrub, with packaging designed by Ivana Helsinki. The first 50 shoppers to purchase full price Ivana Helskini and Seychelles merchandise on Fashion’s Night Out (including the LaLicious Limited Edition Sugar Kiss Super Scrub) will receive a free LaLicious Sugar Kiss Body Butter, a $25.00 value. Seychelles, the in-store shoe boutique at Ivana Helsinki, will also be giving out a surprise gift to ALL shoppers with complimentary refreshments, courtesy of Coco Café.
Guests who shop the L’Occitane flagship boutique at 170 5th Avenue in New York’s Flatiron District from 6 pm – 11 pm will be treated to custom cocktails created by trendy Chelsea speakeasy Bathtub Gin. The drinks will be infused with luxurious Provençal ingredients, such as lavender, orange blossom and jasmine, designed to transport the crème de la crème of New York City’s fashion elite to Provence, the birthplace of L’Occitane.
The legendary Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck will further enhance shoppers’ sensorial experience, offering complimentary ice cream scoops of flavors that evoke the iconic lavender fields and fruit trees of the south of France. Be pampered with hand massages and receive exclusive special offers on L’Occitane’s lush products. Customers will also receive a complimentary L’Occitane Maptote filled with L’Occitane favorites like Bonne Mere Soaps, Almond Shower Gel and Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel with any $65.00 purchase.
Henri Bendel/Mally Roncal
Meet celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal at Henri Bendel (712 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10019) from 7 pm-8 pm. Mally Roncal will be talking makeup, fashion, and more! Consumers who make a purchase of $75.00 or more will receive a gift with purchase – a Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara in Black and an Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner!
Join makeup artist Bobbi Brown and Leandra Medine, founder of The Man Repeller, one of today’s most influential and fashion-forward sartorial blogs, for Fashion’s Night Out at the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Pop-Up Shop in Grand Central Terminal from 7pm – 8pm. Bobbi Brown will be on hand greeting customers and talking makeup with Leandra, who is best known for her bold, trendsetting styles. Learn how to build and inspire confidence as Leandra dishes fashion and beauty advice, while showing off her favorite Bobbi Brown colors of the season. Bobbi’s Beauty Team makeup artists will be on hand providing complimentary makeup applications, instantly brightening your look for a night out on the town. Kick off your Fashion Week with an exclusive preview of Bobbi Brown Red Carpet Creamy Matte Lip Color ($24.00; otherwise available October 2012).
Vapour Organic Beauty
Vapour Organic Beauty is an independent beauty brand based in Taos, New Mexico committed to creating healthy beauty products and maintaining environmental accountability. The First Annual Green Beauty Event is a Twitter chat in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, co-hosted and moderated by the founders of No More Dirty Looks, the ultimate clean beauty experts, and La Bella Figura, an organic beauty brand made from whole plant botanicals. Vapour Organic Beauty, and over 20 additional natural and organic beauty brands, are confirmed to participate. As a special incentive for participants, Vapour will be offering free shipping on all domestic orders placed through www.vapourbeauty.com between 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm EST with the special code FNOship. Follow @VapourBeauty and use the hashtag #GreenBeautyonFNO
Redken is excited to host its Fashion’s Night Out event at the Redken Gallerie and Exchange (565 5th Avenue). Would you like a complimentary blow-out or dry-style into one of Fall/Winter 2012’s hottest trends before your night begins? Redken invite you to the event at 4 pm to receive a complimentary blow-out or dry-style by Redken artists while enjoying light food & refreshments to get ready for the night! Visit Redken.com/FNO for more information! Invite your friends and readers to the event on Redken’s Facebook page!
The Limited Edition Dior Grand Bal False Lashes ($28.00) in Gold Crystals, set to launch nationwide in November, will preview for one night only at the Dior boutique on 57th Street in honor of Fashion’s Night Out. In addition, Dior celebrity makeup artist Ricky Wilson will make a special appearance at the boutique from 7 pm to 10 pm to offer application tips and share his expertise with Dior customers.
Start your fashion carousing with the Maybelline New York Mobile Color Studio, which will be making stops in Time Square (10:30 am to 1:30 pm at Broadway & 41 & 42nd Streets) and Union Square (3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Union Square West between 14th and 15th Streets). Meet Maybelline New York spokesmodels Jessica White and Lisalla Montenegro; receive mini-makeovers and manicures by top Maybelline New York artists, AND enjoy a world premiere sneak peek at Maybelline New York’s New Fashion Print Stickers by Color Show and The Sequin Line by Color Show.
The fun continues at the Maybelline New York Fashion’s Night Out Party starting at 6:00 pm to 11 pm in the heart of the Meatpacking District at 14th Street and 9th Ave. Get a sneak preview of the newest launch, The Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara by Volum’ Express; get a chance to meet Kara Laricks, the winner of NBC‘s Fashion Star; the first 100 guests to arrive and walk the cat walk with the help of Maybelline New York‘s spokesmodels will receive a limited edition t-shirt designed by Kara Laricks for Maybelline New York AND a sample of The Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara by Volum’ Express. Spokesmodels including Erin Wasson, Charlotte Free and Shu Pei Qin will be on-hand to walk the cat walk and answer any fashion or beauty questions.
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