Boston has never been known for it’s high-style or runway fashion. We are no Manhattan, LA, Paris, Milan or London. We are known for waspy and preppy not so much edgy and trendy. We are certainly not the first city you think of when you think of fashion.
But, my stylish friends, that is all changing. As a city girl, I am always poking into local boutiques to check out the latest threads on the rack. I live in the North End, known for cannolis and raviolis, not so much for fashion. When I moved to the North End 11 years ago, there was one boutique on Hanover where you could buy cool jeans or a going-out top. One. Now, the North End is a shoppers delight. Interwoven streets give style lovers lots to choose from. Everything from that perfect party dress at Twilight, to the perfect jeans at Injeanius, to the perfect accessories at Lit…and the list goes on.
And now, Boston is home to Fashion’s Night Out – the one night every year where fashionistas from around the world get together to celebrate the latest trends and what’s next in high style. What’s so cool about this year is that it is Boston’s first “official” FNO. We’ve had loosely organized events in past years but nothing as hot as what you’ll find at this year’s FNO. Many thanks to my friend and fashionista, Michelle McCormack, for her insatiable passion for Fashion’s Night Out and elevating Boston as a style hub for the world to see. Michelle worked with Rue LaLa, The Ames Hotel, Mayor Menino and many other influencers here in Boston to make this year’s FNO the real-deal. Here’s what you need to know…oh, and all of this is totally FREE.
Date: Thursday – September 8, 2011
Time: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Location: Boston City-wide (Copley Place, Shops at the Prudential, Newbury Street,
Downtown Crossing, South End, Charles Street, North End, and the neighborhoods)
PARTY: Rue La La and the Ames Hotel will host parties on two separate stages, from 6pm-11pm at Quixote Movie Studio (184 Everett Street, Allston). Details:
- stoli open bar all night
- sushi rolled by haru all night
- china glaze stations set up giving manicures
- the ames woodward bar experience
- rue la la mitchell gold living room on stage w/photo booths and models, fashion show
- paparazzi, celebs, the Mayor, me
- best part, and in the true spirit of FNO totally free, all inclusive and open to the public!