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Above: Me being interviewed for the Rebecca Taylor website!

When I think about the last week, the only way to describe it that makes any sense is to start at the beginning.  And the beginning of Fashion Week, for me, was Fashion’s Night Out.

Truth be told, I had trouble focusing on anything else on Friday afternoon — I couldn’t wait for the fun to begin!  There was so much going on in NYC that I’d made a full, jam-packed itinerary — a mix of events that sounded great, stores that had reached out to me to attend, and a few key items that I needed to buy over the course of the night (with quite a bit of overlap between those three categories).

And what a night.  We started off at Missoni, where I was so excited to meet Margherita Missoni in person and drool over their gorgeous clothes.  Then down Madison Avenue with a quick stop at Fred Leighton, where super-stylist Lori Goldstein was there to promote the line of jewelry she collaborated with them on.  Sadly enough, apparently Sarah Jessica Parker showed up just after we left!

Me with Margherita Missoni

Me with Lori Goldstein

Then, on to the next big stop on my itinerary: the fabulous and extraordinarily expensive Judith Lieber had promised to sell 100 handbags for $100 each at 7 pm on the dot, for charity, on Fashion’s Night Out.  We got there at 6:55 and the store was packed.  PACKED.  I did some quick counting, and my two friends and I were about at the hundred-person mark.  Which meant almost an hour of standing in line, with no guarantee that they wouldn’t run out of bags by the time we made it to the front.

But, we stayed.  The prospect of buying at $3,000 bag for $100 can coerce me to stand in line for quite a while.  And I ended up being happy we did, because while we were waiting, I experienced one of my favorite moments of the night.  Scroll down…

Yes, that is a real live fireman.  You see, as I twittered at the time, the fire alarm went off at least twice as the hundred-or-so people waited in line.  And you know I was serious about buying one of those bags because the repeated suggestion that there might be a fire in the store did nothing to deter me.

And then the alarm went off a third time.  Promptly followed by the arrival of an…

Entire.  Truck.  Of.  Firefighters. 

Complete with hoses and pickaxes and cutie pie fireman hats (yup, pretty sure that’s their technical name).  Once they’d successfully determined that the store was not, actually, on fire, they even posed for photos with some of the women waiting in line!

OMG.  Only in New York:

But this story has a happy ending, because we just barely made the cut to buy handbags.  We bought bags #97, #98 and #99 out of 100 — if we’d been a minute or two later, someone would have been going home empty handed.  My bag is white satin with crystal accents — not a color I’m likely to wear on a regular basis, so I’m thinking about having it dyed black.  Chad thinks I’m insane to modify a bag that’s so expensive, but I feel like anything that would make me get more use out of it is worthwhile!  The bag is below — let me know if you have any thoughts!

Our next stop was Prada where Dakota Fanning was looking gorgeous and very grown up and Grace Coddington was being chatted up by a flock of admirers.  We left to head downtown right before Anna Wintour herself apparently showed up — along with Serena Williams, straight from the U.S. Open.

Our last big stop was Rebecca Taylor, where I had set aside a dress earlier in the week that I wanted to wear to their fashion show later in the weekend!  While we were there, I gave an interview for their website, which was super fun and basically just involved me gushing about how pretty their dresses are… which wasn’t hard!  The rest of the night, we flitted from shop to shop, trying to avoid the craziest crowds and hit as many of my favorites as we could.  The clock struck eleven well before I was ready to call it a night, but it was going to be an early morning on Saturday for my first fashion show, so I headed home to bed.

To be continued!

Dakota Fanning at Prada

Me, trying on a gorgeous fur coat at Prada

Grace Coddington at Prada

Buddying up to one of the mannequins at Prada

Packed ground floor at Prada

Crazy crowds in Soho

All photos by Kristen.


Tags: celebs · new york fashion week · style

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 julie @ rosy + tart // Sep 20, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Ha! The Prada mannequin polaroid is way too fun. And you’re right… Dakota Fanning looks incredibly grown up!

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  • 3 Kristen // Sep 20, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I had such a fun night with you and Shakhi.  And I’m still in favor of dying the purse.

  • 4 emily // Sep 20, 2010 at 7:09 am

    YOU SAW GRACE!!!!!!!!!! and a picture with Margherita Missoni!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  How did I not know this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  AMAZING photos! SO wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your dress in the first photo…Rebecca Taylor !?!??!?!

  • 5 Katherine // Sep 20, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I might be with Chad on this one. But if you’re never going to use it otherwise, then I guess you should dye it black!

  • 6 Katy // Sep 20, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I have the same problem with my shoes from the wedding!  White satin is not the most versatile color, but they are Jimmy Choo!  Don’t want them to go to waste…

  • 7 Chiara // Sep 20, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Great post!!!! Love that white furr coat, it looks amazing!!
    Can’t wait to hear more about the weekend.

  • 8 Lawyer Loves Lunch // Sep 20, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Sounds like such a fabulous night!  I vote for keeping the bag white- it looks so beautiful and pristine with the crystals :)

  • 9 Rachel Upshaw // Sep 20, 2010 at 9:48 am

    The pic of you in the coat is stunning!

  • 10 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Sep 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Ah must have been so amazing! You take me with you next year? 😀

  • 11 Katy // Sep 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    You guys should ALL come next year — that’s the joy of Fashion’s Night Out, as many “plus ones” as I can bring along! :-)

  • 12 Closet Fashionista // Sep 20, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Sooo fun!! And those are some cute firefighters 😉

  • 13 Glam-Hatter // Sep 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    That bag is amazing!  Don’t dye it — you don’t know how it’ll turn out!

  • 14 Audrey // Sep 20, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Oh my gosh I am so jealous! I wanted to go to Fashion’s Night Out last year sooo badly. Lots of my friends went. Amazing photos!

  • 15 Carla // Sep 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I love the fur coat. This blog is really great. I’m looking forward for your next amazing blog. Thank you so much.

  • 16 emily // Sep 21, 2010 at 4:24 am

    I am so totally with Chad (what’s new).  Do not alter the Lieber!  I think it is totally wearable.  I’m not going to go through your closet on sugarlaws…but leave it as is, and work around it!

  • 17 izzie // Sep 22, 2010 at 6:44 am

    This is so cool.  I love reading posts like this!

  • 18 Brandon // Sep 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

    WOW! Man, I am seriously impressed. That night was soooo crazy! We made it to one — count them, ONE — event! What great sightings and exciting happenings during your FNO! LOVE that the prospect of the $3000 bag for $100 was enough to steel your determination in the face of possible catastrophe. Truly, you are a girl after my own heart! Thanks for commenting over at 20/30/40 — so glad to find you!
    Oh, and my vote is to leave the bag exactly as is. Much more interesting and different in ivory than in black satin. Live with it a while before you do anything you might regret later (I’ve got a sad sad story about a McQ raccoon tail scarf…)

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