“Excuse me. Sorry. Just trying to get by. Ow, my toe’s wet. Excusez-moi….” Last year’s Fashion’s Night Out was fun and all, but after repeating the preceding 5 phrases verbatim while fighting off the uptown scrum, I’ve resolved to take it easy this year. After all, Fashion’s Night Out is all about fun and scoring exclusives, free munchies, drinks, and that elusive picture with Kim Kardashian you can smugly upload to Twitter. Here’s our guide to maximize your ROF (return on fun) with minimal effort:
Ponytail bar, smokey eye station, DIY arm party bar and nail art from Rebecca Minkoff at Saks Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor at 611 Fifth Avenue.
One-upping her circus theme from last year, Stacey Bendet is planning an ’80s themed sleepover with chick flicks, braid bars, manicures, charm bracelet stations, tattoo bars, and palm readers at 80 West 40th Street.
The most iconic hairstyles to come out of Fashion Week (like last season’s side braid at Alexander Wang) come from the hands of Redken’s creative consultant, Guido Palau (just profiled in the NYTimes.) Redken stylists will be on hand at 565 Fifth Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets to give you the season’s trendiest hairstyles.
Come to Intermix at 812 Washington Street for makeup touchups from Benefit Beauty and music from The Knocks.
Kate Upton judges a karoake competition at Michael Kors, 667 Madison Avenue.
Kim Kardashian will be Lord & Taylor, 424 5th Avenue to promote her new fragrance, True Reflection.
Alessandra Ambrosio will be at Victoria’s Secret, 591 Broadway.
Cyndi Lauper. Manolo Blahnik, 31 West 54th Street.
All day long, stop by any Georgetown Cupcake location (you can find them here) for a free cupcake (any flavor.) My favorite is the Chocolate Peanut Butter, but they will also be offering a special Runway Red Velvet flavor in honor of the day.
Channel your inner Picasso against the print and quirky graphic experts (like Brad Goreski) at Kate Spade in a game of Pictionary. Indulge in milkshakes and grilled cheese from the Milk Truck at 454 Broome Street.