Monday, September 13, 2010

Fashion's Night Out: Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills

I am actually surprised I haven't seen more posts today from some of my favorite fashion bloggers about last Friday's big event, Fashion's Night Out.  The event was started by Vogue editor-in-chief and fashion guru, Anna Wintour, last year.  It was fashion's own economic stimulus plan that began in NY and has now become a global shopping event in its second year.  I was asked by Mingle Media TV to cover an event thrown by Girls in Tech LA at Saks Fifth Avenue on the big night.  While I was excited to participate, I couldn't begin to imagine how much fun I was about to have.

The 5th floor of Saks was rocking with a DJ spinning tunes, cosmos waiting for the VIP guests, and a tableful of cupcakes waiting to be devoured.  Girls in Tech LA is a terrific group of women who educate, support, and promote women in the tech industry and they sure know how to throw a party.  With a 15% off coupon at Saks tucked into each of the swag bags, we all jumped at the chance to help out a great cause:  Dress for Success.  Saks was donating 5% of the evening's proceeds to the charity that donates professional attire and career support to women who are re-entering the workplace after unemployment.  Other fun distractions included a photo booth and the Alice + Olivia Fall 2010 collection that was sitting just outside of the VIP room.  Here are a few photos from the evening, video interviews to follow later this week:
Delicious cupcakes from Frosted Cupcakery.
With Cooper Harris on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of Kevin Hahn.
With Stephanie Thorpe and our $200,000 jewels.  Thanks , Saks for letting us indulge for a moment. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Thorpe.
It's tough being a guy at a shopping event.  Mingle Media TV producer, JD Piche, stuck with purses, cameras, and iPhones.
Fun in the photo booth with Cooper and JD, all thanks to Photo Booth Mania.
Yep, I bought a dress. Armed with my 15% off coupon, I found this on sale DVF dress for under $200.  Score!

Did any of you attend Fashion's Night Out?  I want to hear about your experience in the comments section below. 


  1. This is awesome - videos coming soon... love that new dress!! Love how @Misadventurer was being so helpful... hint for the ladies, this holiday shopping season, he's available to go with you.

  2. Hi Kris,

    I went to Fashion's Night Out at Abbot Kinney. It was so much fun and full of great fashion. As a huge Ann Demeulemeester fan, I was thrilled to see the collection shown. I also enjoyed the fun vibe. It was certainly an amazing evening for all of us Fashionistas.


  3. @MMTV: JD is always helpful and he likes the ladies' company!

    @Alison: Ooo, I bet Abbot Kinney was a blast. I didn't know they were doing anything. Awesome! I want more FNO during the year. :)

  4. as always, i live through you!!! and i LOVE that dress.

  5. Hey Elle, when I visit my mom in the ATL, I will find something fabulous for us to do. Deal?


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