Your FNO Plans, Right This Way

Leandra Medine | September 2, 2011

In partnership with Saks and Rebecca Minkoff.

This morning when I woke up and looked at my calendar, I thought it was August 2nd until common sense reared its ugly head and I realized August 2 doesn’t come twice in the span of a month which led to believe that it may in fact be September 2. Just kill me, it’s better. Kidding, I’m not that type of “wake me up when September ends” enthusiast. I quite like this month, actually. What I don’t like is cold weather but since we haven’t had too drastic a taste of that just yet, I’ll go on saluting September in all its beginning glory. This all in turn got me thinking about the fact that Fashion Week is really right around the corner. This though was interrupted by aching feet which in turn lead me to remind myself not to wear my Alexander Wang cape shoes on particularly long Fashion Week days. I changed my mind quickly thereafter though, you know what they say: repelling beauty is pain. So that’s just a little bit about the train of thought that will lead up to what this post’s title will suggest: your FNO plans, which are at their core, my FNO plans. Don’t you really feel like we are one person now? I just let you inside my brain.

So let’s map out the night. Fashion’s Night Out starts on Thursday night, September 8th and here’s a detailed outline of our life night together looks like:

From 6 to 7PM we’re at Saks Fifth Avenue (49th and Fifth) with Rebecca Minkoff.

There, we will braid each others hair like we’re at sleepaway camp but with leather strips, which we sort of are at, but with leather strips, and celebrate the new Polyvore x Rebecca Minkoff Dee clutch which you will learn more about next week, but until then, here’s a baby peek:

So, that will be buttloads of fun but just the beginning, we will then head toward the Coach boutique where in cahoots with serious style stars like Hanneli Mustaparta, Kelly Framel from The Glamourai, Natalie Joos and Emily Weiss of Into the Gloss we will celebrate Coach’s genius ’70s revival. 

skirt: Isabel Marant, blouse: Charles Henry, hounds tooth vest: Balenciaga
…Man, I love flailing my head back and forth! Photo by Aram Bedrossian.
After we sip cocktails and salute the Seventies for an hour from 7 to 8, we will head down…town to the Meat Packing District where not only will we bump heads with my Siamese ass buddies, Danielle and Jodie of DANNIJO who will be selling product out of a truck like shady black market folk, but will also continue to celebrate the trench coat collaboration between Gryphon and me at Scoop NYC.
So, if you missed out on the coat on Shopbop earlier this week (I know, I know, I can’t believe that shit sold out either!) you can swing on by and invest in your very own back party while I’m at Scoop, from 8:30 to 9:30.
And finally, we end the night at one of my very favorite Soho indie boutiques, Realm on Greene Street between Prince and Spring where I will be co-hosting alongside blogger favorite Susie Bubble, and rad DJs extraordinaire May Kwok and Chelsea Leyland. We’ll kick it back Ruschmeyer style just one last time for the season.
I’ll be there form 9:30 through the end of the night. Oh yeah champagne! (Family Guy ref, are you with me?) It’s going to be a rad-ass night, so rest up this long weekend, the storm it is a’comin.
  • blue roses

    my plans for repelling have been thwarted: business trip to chicago, call of professional duty. capes and arm parties not welcome. am i sending out resumes, you bet your lady boner.

    looks like a total blast, have fun!

  • Fashion Me Wild – Style Team

    That's an exciting week coming ahead. Such a funky vest in your picture!

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  • Anonymous

    jeez, home girl that is a lot in one night. very exciting! have fun and congrats 🙂

  • Kat

    Wish I could be there! Will have to make do with London…

  • Polly

    Ah so jealous, wish I could be there so much! Love the black and white vest!

  • Heroine Chic

    The detail on this map is magnanimous darling but it makes us far away folks tres sad. It' '99. Have a blast! Would be there if life permitted!

  • loubehr

    Very very VERY nice !!!!!!!!!

    I wish I could make it !!!!

    Soon I'll be back in NYC and I'll go to all your party !!!! 🙂

    Great outfit 🙂 as usual !!!!!

  • Xoxo ☺

    Congrats girl! You are gonna have fun!! Xo

  • Patricia Paramo

    wow busy lady…i saw a girl with mustache the other day and i thought of you..not because you have a mustache but bc i knew you would say: man repeller status…

  • Melissa

    man I wish I was in NYC for FNO!!

  • Hillary

    Yeah, I wish that's what I was doing!

  • gabrielle

    girl, you have a busy night. youre so hot right now.


  • Megan Abigail Chandler

    While I'll be at FNO Charleston style … I'll be thinking of the NYCers and hoping that I'll make FNO NYC next year!

  • Danielle Celeste Couture

    White Lace and Jumbo Houndstooth are a major man-repeller. Congrats!

    Love from Oregon,


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  • Elspeth

    I'm especially siked for the hair brading bar! What a genius idea.

  • Anonymous

    Umm, anyone else notice that the top FNO promo says FRIDAY, September 8th instead of THURSDAY? Might want to get on that, kiddos…

  • thefashionguitar

    I seriously wish I could be there… so cool! Enjoy big time!

    XO Charlotte

  • Molliee

    I will be at the one in 90210:) I wish I could be at the NY one!

  • Not Just A Pretty Dress

    Sounds like a super plan! Again, I cannot believe that Belgium – the country of the Antwerp Six – is not celebrating with any repelling events…

  • MissLauraHueto

    Ooooh, how I wish I was in NYC for this year's FNO!! I got to go last year, but this time I'm in Paris… which ought to be fun as well. Enjoy every minute of it for me, okay? 😉

  • Carolina Sundell

    I wish I was going o NY for FNO, I hope you choose the right events and have a blast. It will be insane 😉

  • The Fancy Teacup

    Sounds like you are going to have fun-filled and packed FNO! Wish I could be there to partake in the festivities!

    ♥, Jamie

  • TF

    that vest is sick!

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  • DNA (designers+artists)

    These all looks like fun, how does one choose? I do want that Minkoff clutch though…

  • Julie

    Hi Leandra!
    I'll be at FABB *and* the Realm party, so I hope we get to meet at one of them. Congrats on your FABB nomination! xo

  • Petey

    Hope you have a jet pack to zoom from location to location! It took us over an hour just to get from the West Village to Soho last year! Maybe we'll see you in the Meatpacking District – staying local this year!

  • Cinthya allsanher

    en mexico por primnera vez celebraremo0os el fashion night out y me encanta ver como ese dia mucho0os paises y muchas personas nos uniremos por la moda

  • Martin Redford

    If only,,,

  • Carmo

    you're going to have so much fun 🙂 i hope my FNO night in Lisbon will be as cool as yours

  • Modest Mob

    Repelling is pain with those cape shoes. But they're so. damn. perfect.

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  • Erica

    Such a funky vest in your picture!
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  • Sarah

    I'm envious of your fashion-event itinerary! Also, I love your bag. Who's the designer?

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  • Sophia

    oh my goodness this made me like a kid in a candy shop—i'm so ridiculously excited !!
    I just moved to new york a couple weeks ago for college and I can't believe fashion night outs almost here! hope i get to see you!



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  • BB de la Branche

    I don't speak so well in english, but I'm gonna try ! I follow you for a long time now and I'm always impressed by your style, your sense of wearing clothes with such great ideas… Amazing ! You really know how to rock it and put it on with elegance and style (not always true for a lot of people)

    Anyway, thanks a lot for so much inspirations !!!

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    great picture.
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