Okay, so most of my Fashion Folio regular readers are already on the up and up with what’s going on tonight. For the rest of you, it’s Fashion’s Night Out, or most commonly referred to as FNO!!! This fanciful Thursday to launch New York Fashion Week has been going on in New York for about three years now, and I had the privilege of seeing the mayhem go down first hand last September, as blogged about here. Since then, retailers and cities across the U.S. have been joining in on the fun, and this year, I am happy to say that Denver finally caught the fashion fever that comes with FNO! It’s not too late to find a fete! So put on your best party clothes and get to hoppin’ and shoppin’ the town! Here’s a run down of my best picks for Denver FNO for easy mapping purposes! Oh, and the best part is, if you attend one or all of these festivities, you have a chance at winning a stunning gold charm necklace by Maya Brenner from the boutique Goldyn in LoHi, and yes, Vanessa Barcus of Goldyn is hosting a party tonight as well, and I’ll be there! The necklace is worth $145, and all you have to do is go to an FNO event tonight, in any city, to any store, boutique, shop or wherever FNO trouble is going down. Snap a pic of the best street style fashion scenery there and comment here with your photo and your experience of FNO. One, VERY lucky winner will be chosen this week, so get your rear in gear and grab your cam. Time is a tickin’ most parties are starting tonight at 6 pm!!! Do you need any more reasons to go out tonight? Free drinks, snacks, giveaways…
Park Meadows Mall, Centennial, Colorado off County Line and I-25
The entire mall is participating in the Fashion’s Night Out. The first 200 party goers to show up to Guest Services get a goody bag! There will be a style contest judged by Georgie Benjou, the Fashion Editor of 303 Magazine, style closets to shop through set up throughout the mall, giveaways at stores and more! For a full list of events and info click here. I’ll most likely be posted up in or around Nordstrom, my ol’ stompin’ ground!
Second & Last Stop for Me:
Goldyn Clothing Boutique, 2040 W. 30th Ave. Denver, CO 80211
This is truly going to be the best fashion fodder to take in, as the shop always attracts the most cutting edge fashionistas in town.
“Stop by Goldyn for the latest fall arrivals from Helmut Lang, Vince, J Brand, Current/Elliott, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, See by Chloe and more. Preview what’s in store from Goldyn for The Sweet Life fashion show, benefiting the Volunteers of America Brandon Center; receive 20% off your purchases at Goldyn that evening when you buy an exclusive discounted ticket to The Sweet Life fashion show. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and cupcakes by Happy Cakes! Giveaways, including custom wrap bracelets, tote bags and more.” You can always count on Vanessa to have the best DJ in town spinning jams.
Other Notable Stops:
If you’re in Boulder, head to Common Era Boutique! Colorado Fashion Week will be kicking off with this event on the north side. If you’re in the Washington Park hood, head to South Gaylord Street, an adorable little mock Soho area where most all boutiques and retailers will be participating in the FNO entertainment tonight! This would be a great little stop. If you’re in the Denver Technology Center hood, better known as DTC, head to one of the BEST boutiques in town, A.Line, for a Helmut Lang Fall 2011 Trunk Show kick off party, completed by apps, wine and prosecco courtesy of Pizza Republica! Neiman Marcus in the Cherry Creek Mall might also be a pit stop along the way for me where there will be a “Fall Trends Fashion Presentation” at 6:45 pm. Also, can’t wait to see who turns out for this part, “challenge guest celebrities to a Ping Pong Match as we salute The Diplomats Ball to benefit The Institute of international Education.” Neiman’s are also doing complimentary beauty event make-overs, and serving sweets by Lola’s Sugar Rush, sips and snacks by Epicurian, Popchips & Pinkberry, and if that isn’t enough, or maybe too much, just find a chair and people watch while listening to music by Mirage Entertainment!
Big THANKS to Vanessa Barcus at Goldyn for donating this beautiful piece for a giveaway. 🙂