Tuesday, August 17, 2010

LLadies Fashion Scoop: Spolight on Bloomingdales for FNO

In 1973, Bloomingdale's capitalized on young and trendy following by embroidering the name "Bloomie's" on the ladies’ panties as part of their intimate apparel launch. Today, Bloomingdales is still the hot spot trendsetters and tastemakers to fill up their “Brown Bags.” On FNO, they are all about the personal appearances. If you are crunched for time and need some one-stop-shopping and designer hobnobbing, then you can’t go wrong at good ‘ol Bloomies.

If you are an Uptown Girl…Head to the 59th Street location:

Let’s hear it for the boys! Join GQ magazine and HBO’s new series Boardwalk Empire for the Men's Suiting Event: Bloomingdale’s and HBO will recreate Boardwalk Empire’s 1920’s Atlantic City theme at the 59th Street store. The live action windows along 3rd Avenue will emulate Atlantic City’s 1920s boardwalk with elaborate sets from the show and special appearances by the actors in the HBO series. Inside the store on the lower level, will be a casino, courtesy of Harrah’s from Atlantic City. Boardwalk Empire’s actors will also make appearances in the casino that night. (Floor/Lower Level from 6 – 8pm)

Get in on the action at the Ping Pong game! Designer Fred Perry sponsors a private room at SPiN and will recreate the room at Bloomingdale’s for a table tennis tournament among designers, celebrities, and fashion journalists. Confirmed table tennis players: Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos, Spurr and Tommy Fazio, Eunice Lee, Unis designer, Byron Pert and Dexter Pert, WANT designers, Derek Buse, Greg Lawrence, James Gunther, and Luis Fernandez, Number Lab designers, Adam Rappaport, GQ Style Editor, George McCracken, Pierre-Henri Mattout, Doug Burkman and Ben Burkman, Kevin Harter, VP Bloomingdale’s, and more. (Lower Level from 7 – 9pm)

Smile for the Polaroid Wall – Designer Eunice Lee of Unis will snap polaroids of customers that evening and place them on Polaroid Fashion Walls.

Hungry? Shipley & Halmos will arrive at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street in an ice cream truck and will sell ice cream treats that night with proceeds going toward their charity.

Are you a Downtown Doll? Head to Bloomingdale’s – SoHo

You’re never to young for fashion! Children’s Museum of the Arts leads a fashion-guided workshop in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out. Stop by and decorate a fabric tote bags* to take home using a variety of embellishment techniques including embroidery, appliqué, and trim application. 3-6pm. Y.E.S. Contemporary Sportswear

SUITS AND CIGARS WITH URBANDADDY: Smoking jackets welcome! Hand-rolled cigars, great music and suits-this is a Wall Street man’s dream. Give your guy a break and let him embrace his inner Mad Men persona. In the market for a suit? Get a bonus gift with purchase. 6-8:30pm. The Men’s Store on Lower Level

CONCERT ALERT! Exclusive live performance from indie star, Lana Mir performs songs from her self-titled debut album. 7pm. The Men’s Store on Lower Level

LIPSY LONDON Calling! One of the UK’s hottest high street fashion labels, Lipsy, has officially arrived in Soho. Inspired by the latest runway trends, Lipsy’s show-stopping range of party dresses, pretty daywear, embellished vests and branded signature tracksuits, already has a huge celebrity following. Stop by the Lipsy Shop and let us style you in a Lipsy look that's effortless-cool. Enjoy treats and DJ beats. Receive a gift* with your Lipsy purchase. 6-11pm. Y.E.S. Contemporary Sportswear on Fifth Floor

If you are a roamer…find a designer and even a tango lesson as you explore the stores:

AT 59TH STREET: Meet Michael Kors; Lela Rose,; David Yurman; Karaoke with designer Kay Unger, Decorating with Tadashi; Tango lessons with Lancome spokesmodels Elettra and Arlenis; Robert Godley, designer for Psycho Bunny; John Varvatos; Too Boot’s designer, Adam Derrick; Iron Chef Morimoto; Thayer Coggin designers- Risom Culler, Stanley J. Friedman Guy Hall are creating signature drinks: "The Fritz", " The Frank", " The Nicolo"; Elie Tahari and more.

AT SOHO STORE: Meet Cynthia Steffe; Jennifer Stock Designs Trunk Show; Zara Terez; Patricia Underwood, Hat Designer

**For more FNO fun go to www.fashionsnightout.com.

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