Fashionable Life: Top Picks For FNO 2011

by Editorial

Style mavens in the Washington metro area, along with over 100 cities and 17 countries, are set to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out.
By Brittany Britto

Photography by Tim Coburn, Style James Cornwell & Elaine Mensah, Hair & Makeup James Cornwell and Eric Locastro, PR at Partners, Shoot Assistants Megan Buerger, Allison Ghegan, Christopher Gregory, Mateo Johnson, Angelica Lorisme, Alison McLaughlin, Photographed on location at the Shops at Wisconsin Place

Tonight DC, along with over 100 cities and 17 countries, celebrates Fashion’s Night Out (FNO). Come out on the town and celebrate with other fellow fashionistas as they indulge and converge in a night of fashion in the District. Don’t know where to go? Here are the top hot spots for a great FNO:

Georgetown, DC

When: 6:00-11:00 PM
Where: Georgetown, DC. Be on the lookout for the FNO Georgetown Hot Air Balloon hovering above the neighborhood, indicating that you are in the right place to start your fashion experience!
What: Washington Post’s DC Scout “Scout Book” will be distributed throughout the night and will serve as your guide to Georgetown’s fashion playground. Shop at participating stores and boutiques, which will offer exclusive  deals on designer clothing. Get a free ride through Georgetown in a pedicab when you show a receipt from any store participating in FNO. Plus, be sure to check out the Flash Mob at 7 PM on M St. and Wisconsin Ave!

Thirsty from all the shopping? Quench your craving at Smartwater hydration spots throughout Georgetown from Ilo Salon to PNC Bank. Or take a break and rest those chic feet of yours in the BYT Lounge at Dean DeLuca from 6:00 to 11:00 PM on 3267 M Street, NW. Here you can stop for a drink, as the host Brightest Young Things provides a wine tasting and a lesson in arts and crafts with accessory making.

The “Get Hitched in Georgetown” competition will provide more entertainment as 50 couples compete for their dream wedding. Be there at 8:30 PM on 1611 Wisconsin Avenue to watch these couples sweat it out as they seek the grand prize – a designer wedding gown, a custom made cake, and a wedding reception in Georgetown.

Don’t leave without documenting your experience at the FotoDC FNO Fotobooth where guests can take snapshots and see them projected on the PNC bank building. Seeing your chic look on the big screen is a perfect way to top off the night!
Why: Flash mobs, shopping, and sweepstakes in DC’s official Fashion Night Out post. Need we say more?

Tysons Galleria

When: 6:00-10:00 PM
Where: 2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102-4605
What: Tysons Galleria hosts four hours of fun centered around fashion and style. During this free event, guests can shop and take advantage of exclusive offers, giveaways, and entertainment. Slipping your feet into the new  B By Brian Atwood collection shoes is just one of the perks. Afterwords,  capture your shopping experience in the B by Brian Atwood Photobooth. Take your pictures home or even tag yourself on Facebook to commemorate the evening!

Before you leave with a stylish henna tattoo from Lebanese Taverna, take a break and listen the jazz ensemble playing in the Center Court from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Attendees will even get an exclusive sneak peek at the new Lady Dior handbag by Christian Dior.

Feeling like a charitable fashionista? Join March of Dimes and other sponsors in their range of events in Saks Fifth Avenue from 4:00-7:00 PM in Tyson’s Galleria. Celebrity host Tonya Lewis Lee, former Top Chef contestants including Tamesha Warren, Timothy Dean, and vegan chef Levita Mondie, will give a gourmet cooking demonstration. You can also transform yourself with a makeover and healthy fitness tips from former trainer for Oprah Winfrey’s Live Your Best Life Laurent Amzallag and chiropractor Dr. Jen Faber.
Why: Guests will not only enjoy a night of fun and shopping but will be shopping with a cause! 10% of sales and proceeds from silent auction at the event go to March of Dimes.


When: 6:00-10:00 PM
Where: Tysons Corner Center, 80705 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
What: Nordstrom knows how to host a fabulous FNO! Enjoy a fashion show showcasing the latest fall trends. While you’re at it, grab some FNO merchandise to remember your fashionable experience. You can even spice up an old pair of TOMS, or bring a new pair, and have them personalized with an airbrushing by a local artist.
Why: Who doesn’t love to shop and win? Not one but six sweepstakes for $500 shopping sprees will be given away and up to 40% of sales go to New York City Aids Fund in the Community Trust.

Becky’s Fund @ Muleh

When: 6:00-10 PM
Where: Muleh, 5 Thomas Circle, NW, 4th Floor, Washington DC 20005
What: Champagne and mouthwatering hor d’oeurves will be served while guests shop for some of the hottest designer clothes of Fall 2011, including Phillip Lim, Mulberry, and Vivienne Westwood just to name a few.
Why: Shop until you drop while supporting a great cause. A portion of sales will serve as proceeds to support Becky’s Fund, which help victims of domestic violence. Guest shoppers will also receive a gift card worth 15% of their purchase for their next shopping session at Muleh.

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