Fashion’s Night Out drew thousands of style seekers and lifestyle lovers alike in celebration and support of Boston’s fashion industry. From the Back Bay to the South End, the streets were bustling with shoppers and show-stoppers who visited an endless array of shops for sales, sips and savory samples.
My first stop was Newbury Street where I had my paws pampered with polish at MiniLuxe. After two coats of red (OPI’s Kennebunk-port), I was ready to rock the road. As a newcomer to Fashion’s Night Out, I was without a strategic plan in place which was odd considering that I’m a planner in every facet of my life.
I visited the beautiful people at Salon Acote, G20 Spa & Salon and Rue La La’s event at Nanette Lepore — all were fun and fabulous. National Jean Company was next on my list, but with the increasingly chaotic crowd on Newbury Street, I was eager to take shelter and some shows at Copley Place. I met friends at an event sponsored by Boston Common magazine where we mingled, indulged in the mixology and gushed over gorgeous garments from Neiman Marcus, Elie Tahari, Vince and Wolford. The most inspiring show of the evening was from the students at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Bravo, kids!
Looking back, I wish my event agenda had been more carefully planned out. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in good conversation (and intriguing people watching) at these events. And of course it’s impossible to be at two places at once. What you miss from one experience, you gain from another. There’s always next year and there’s always Boston Fashion Week.