fashion’s night out

Fashion’s Night Out @Saks – Part 1

Fashion’s Night Out is that special night when the stars, models, fashionistas, designers, and bloggers all across the country come out for fun and fashion.  I hope you were able to partake in this event wherever you are because yours truly had a great time attending hers at Saks at the Polaris Mall in Columbus, Ohio.  FNO, in its fourth year, is like a coming out party for falls fashion trends.  I love parties and Saks here definitely knows how to throw a bash, but let me back it up for a moment.   FNO is not just about what will be hot for the new season it is also about contributing to worthy causes.  In the case of this Saks, a portion of the nights proceeds went to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio (OCAO).

Saks really put out the food and entertainment for the night.  There were two DJ’s playing music  along with the charming young men from Brio Tuscan Grille passing out glasses of wine that complimented the nibbles being served throughout the store by local restaurants California Pizza Kitchen, Cantina Laredo, Eddie Merlot’s, Brio and Hilton Polaris.  Another bit of entertainment was the living statue guy of Joy Unspeakable.  I must say the man is very talented and truly fascinated (and scared) some of the shoppers that were in attendance.  He was good!

        You just never knew where he would appear and what he would be doing.

The night began with the hostess,  local news person and former Miss Ohio, Monica Day, who was wearing a Saks ensemble from designer Aidan Mattox.  She thanked everyone for attending; reminding all that a portion of the nights proceeds would be going to the OCAO.  Chris Gillespie, the OCAO President & CEO was introduced then and gave a brief talk about their organization.  As with other charaties who have a color to represent their mission, the OCAO’s color was teal which was shown on their bracelets and by some of the clothing worn by the models.

Monica and Chris Gillespie

Skirt by Pauw

The fall season must haves included the trends of mixed mediums, embellishments, jewel tones, the color burgundy/bordeaux, and leather.  I’m really loving the leather trend.  Layering was also shown with scarves and furs along with the menswear for women look; elegance was definitely on parade.

All in all it was a great night and Saks, you held a fantastic Fashion’s Night Out.  Now let’s look at the fashions shall we?

Styles from the Designer & Wear Now departments.

9/15 SFA   BCBG   Peplum top by Tahari

I want this Tory Burch bag!

Up next, styles from the Men’s and Women’s Contemporary collections.  See you there!

FNO – Fashion’s Night Out

Tonight is the big night! I will be at my local Saks taking in all of the nights events…..and photographing the entire thing.  The store at the Polaris Shopping Mall is set to have wine and sodas, snackies from six different local restaurants (Brio is my friend!), a living statue guy (this ought to be interesting), raffles, fashion shows of male and female fall must haves, beauty and fragrance trend talk, and a DJ pumping tunes.  Part of tonight’s proceeds goes to the Ohio Ovarian Cancer Alliance as part of Saks Gives.

I hope to try and get in a few tweets tonight live but considering my – ahem – speed at texting, well, we shall see.  But remember, I will be busy shooting photos which I will share a sneak peek with you tomorrow until I get the full post up and running shortly thereafter.  It’s going to be a great time and will be even better once I figure out what in the world am I going to wear!  Now what shall a stylish photographer wear to FNO?  The only thing I am sure about wearing tonight is a pair of to die for Valentino motorcycle boots (picture tomorrow).  Time to go shop my closet.  Oh! And if you get the chance, go out and participate in FNO wherever you are.

Cya tomorrow.

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