Since Fashion’s Night Out apparently doesn’t result in any shopping (everyone just pushes through mobs to take Twitpics of Rachel Zoe and get sloppy drunk in a bunch of fancy stores around a bunch of price upon request clothes) FNO has released a batch of tees and totes you can buy beforehand.
Given my experience last year at FNO last year, it might not be a bad idea…After trolling a few stores with my co-workers, getting tipsy on empty stomachs at the Kate Spade store, the Piperlime pop-up store, and Alexa Chung for Madewell’s debut, we went our separate ways.
Once everyone was out of sight, I conveniently took a Humpty-Dumpty level fall, in my crippling heels (see the f$%kers here) , where I landed chin-first on Soho’s evil cobblestone, hobbled, in the heels I could barely walk in, to the nearest corner, and stood, for an hour, not even exaggerating, jockeying for an unoccupied cab. When one finally did come, a super-jerk came out of nowhere, and tried to steal it right from under my (bloody) chin. PS: I’m not British. It was real, true blood. I had to fight for it–by gesturing towards my Lady Gaga-esque shoes and showing him the blood on my hands. This is why Gaga has body guards. I get it now.
So, yeah. You might want to buy one of these handy FNO totes or tees now so you have a built-in souvenir to look at afterwards, since you probably won’t get close enough to Karl Lagerfeld to actually get his autograph. If you do buy one, do yourself a favor and stash a pair of Mary-Kate & Ashley approved TOMS in your bag for afterwards. Go forth and conquer. If you need me, I’ll be home in my pajamas.
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