Fashion’s Night Out Toronto, September 6, 2012 : THE GAME PLAN
Homies and gentlecats, this Thursday, September 6, the legendary late-night shopping event that is Fashion’s Night Out hits our fair city – finally – and we here at laurenoutloud.com (read: Me and my iPhone and some magic beans) are READY FOR IT.
Almost. I still have no idea what to wear.
Created by American Vogue, the CFDA, N.Y and Company, and the City of New York in 2009, FNO‘s original purpose was to bolster NYC’s economy (or something?)
It has since expanded into a wildy-attended global shopping event with major star power behind it.
In this video alone: Posh Spice, Michael Kors, Olivia Wilde, Ursher, Coco Rocha, Taylor Swift, Some Glee guy and… wait for it… Beeeeeiiiberrrr!
I really wish that thumbnail was Justin Bieber. It’s not even necessary for me to hide my attraction to him anymore because Justin Bieber is 18 and Justin Bieber is a sexy young man.
Ugh. Nevermind. That still feels way creepy.
I’m on the #FNO_Toronto social media committee for this year, which basically means that I’ll be out and about Instagramming up a storm that night when I’m not preoccupied with taking photos of myself trying things on and emptying my wallet…
Most events are taking place in Queen West and Yorkville between the hours of 6 and 11. Follow FNO_Toronto on Twitter for breaking additions / changes / hot goss.
02 Days 04 Hours 18 Minutes to #FNO_Toronto!
— @FNO_Toronto (@FNO_Toronto) September 4, 2012
Below are my MUST HITS for the evening, based on quality of retailers, people involved, venue and some other indeterminable things. A full event listing is available here. Tons of great ones to hit — good luck and (fashion)god speed, my friends!
The TFI / Fashion Cares Shopping Soirée
Shops at Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Road, Oval Square, Lower Level, TorontoThe Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), TNT and Fashion Cares invite you to shop men’s and women’s accessories and apparel – spend $200+ and get a special Fashion Cares 25th anniversary retrospective book. Spend $500+ and be eligible to win two VIP Gala tickets to Fashion Cares on Sept 9th featuring Elton John (a value of $3000), PLUS two VVIP passes to the after party and two all-access event passes! 10% of event sales will benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation and the AIDS Committee of Toronto. 6:00pm to 11:00pm. *FNO Collection Available In-Store.
THE BAZAAR by RAC BoutiqueThe Burroughes Building, 6th Floor 639 Queen Street West (at Queen & Bathurst) The Bazaar will bring together a wide array of Toronto retailers including: Gotstyle, Lab Consignment, Drake General Store, Psalms:911, Vocado, Elle Hardware, Woodlawn, Rescue Vintage, Robber, Philistine, Canon Blanc, Magic Pony, Chloe Comme Parris, Life of Manek, Foe & Dear, Love of Mine, Fischer Street, Muskox, OnlyOne Gallery, 69 Vintage, Travis Taddeo, Fashionably Yours and The Cashmere Shop. Goods will include everything from jewellery to shoes to a wide array of clothing.
The Rooftop Above THE BAZAAR,
The Burroughes Building, Top Floor 639 Queen Street West
After shopping at THE BAZAAR, make your way to the top of The Burroughes Building to enjoy more cocktails and enjoy a screening of the fashion film Dressed. Presented by Maybelline New York, the film focuses around the journey of clothing designer Nary Manivong and his dreams of showing his collection at New York Fashion Week. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m.
355 Adelaide Street West, Ground Level Floor 639 Queen Street West
Debuting its exclusive Smythe for eLUXE blazer, eLUXE will host guests with a trunk show from Rebekah Price, branded sweets from Megan Wappel designs and six giveaways. Photostar will be onsite snapping all guests.
Aveda CanadaCivello Queen 269 Queen Street West Aveda rituals, complimentary fringe trims, music, refreshments and shopping. Connect with us over social media to win cool prizes, and experience the magic of our new Invati line with a complimentary scalp consultation and revitalizing treatment. We’re turning Cumberland into a runway with this year’s hottest looks from New York fashion week. Get glammed up for your night on the town with our brand new fall make up collection and try out one of our looks from the runway.
H&M13-15 Bloor Street West, 218 Yonge Street (Toronto Eaton Centre), 3401 Dufferin Street (Yorkdale)
Stop by H&M as they officially launch their retro-inspired fall campaign starringLana Del Rey. Get a sneak peek at the Fall 2012 collection and enjoy food and drinks while you browse. Shoppers will be treated to special deals all night long, with more surprises and details to be announced. The event runs from 6-11p.m.
Holt Renfrew50 Bloor Street West
Holt Renfrew is ringing in its 175th birthday with its “Hot in the City” street party, which will take place between 7 to 10 p.m.
Intermix130 Bloor Street WestShop the latest designer collections from Intermix while being treated to the latest in beauty trends from Ilia Beauty. Food and cocktails will also be served, while a DJ spins the latest hits. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. MORE FNO TORONTO LISTINGS?
Follow me on Twitter @laurenonizzle to see where I’ll be during the night. I’d love to meet up for a “hey!” as always.