New York Fashion Week kicks off this week, but you don't need to be in New York City to take part in some of fun fashion events. Here are a list of upcoming Atlanta events, that should not be missed!
Fashion's Night Out; Thursday, September 6th
This is the 4th Anniversary of FNO (Fashion's Night Out) started by Vogue editor Anna Wintour to help celebrate retail shopping. This is one of my favorite nights of the year where retailers create unique shopping experiences for their customers. Last year, I went to Jeffrey, saw ballroom dancers while sipping champagne and trying on shoes. (Okay, I was also buying shoes...)
There are so many great local Fashion's Night Out events happening in the Atlanta area. Please check them out for the full list of participating stores. Also, while you're out, check out the FNO merchandise. Forty percent of proceeds raised from sales will go to the New York City AIDS Fund in the New York Community Trust.
Shop for Success; Friday, October 5th & Saturday, October 6th
Shop for Success is a fundraiser to benefit Dress for Success Atlanta and will be held at Atlantic Station, 261 19th Street, Atlanta, 30363
The event kicks off with a private VIP shopping party on Friday, October 5 from 7:00 – 10:30 pm. Emme, the iconic American Supermodel, television personality, author, and global advocate for positive image, will headline the 2012 benefit event "Shop for Success" raising funds to support Dress for Success Atlanta. Joining Emme, is Atlanta's own Fox 5 News anchor, Lisa Rayam, and Kelly Smith Beaty, Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for Dress for Success Worldwide will serve as Mistress of Ceremony
Atlanta designers and fashion boutiques will showcase their fall/winter lines and offer exclusive deals. Guests can also stop by the “Style for Success Boutique,” a luxury pop-up shop featuring high-end fashion and accessories from Atlanta’s top designers and stores up to 90% off. The evening includes a celebrity red carpet for photo opportunities, spirits from Little Black Dress Vodka and Sinless Cocktails, cuisine from Atlanta’s premiere chefs and the musical entertainment of DJ Blak Magic. Complimentary valet parking is provided for all attendees.
Shop for Success will also boast a “Pick-a-Purse” silent auction, unique raffle with multiple offerings, and special grand prize drawings valued at over $2,000. Shop for Success VIP party tickets are $100 per person. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.
On Saturday, October 6, the shopping event continues with Atlanta-based style experts from Style for Hire, a national network of the personal stylists handpicked by company co-founder, Stacy London from “TLC’s What Not To Wear”. Style for Hire Stylists will be on hand to offer free, personalized style tips, wardrobe advice and offer tricks to help you translate the hottest Fall trends. Open to the public and free to attend from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, guests can meet the designers in person, enjoy discounts on fall fashion must-haves and shop the Style for Success Boutique for unique finds.
An Evening with Stacy London: The Truth About Style; Tuesday, October 9th
The host of "TLC's What Not To Wear" is coming to Atlanta for a cocktail reception, talk and book signing. London has a new book coming out talking about her insecurites, transformations, and the healing power of personal style.
The event will be held at the Atlanta History Center, and here's ticket information.
Looking forward to seeing you all out and about at these events!!
Jenny Applegate: Stylist for Style for Hire, a company co-founded by Stacy London of TLC's "What Not To Wear." I'm a graduate of Parsons, The New School for Design with knowledge in merchandising, textiles, fashion history, and design. Volunteer for Dress for Success Atlanta. You can find more about me here. or on Twitter @SFH_GAJenny