Talk about a single day we have been anticipating for months! Last night the Anna Wintour and Mayor Bloomberg-endorsed night finally came upon us. And for the COCO girls, it wasn’t only just a night, it was a whole whooping day filled with fashion-filled fun, goodies, celebrity-spotting and fabulousness!
Umm . . . let’s see. If you were anywhere near Soho’s Prince street, West Broadway, 5th to Madison avenues, you would have spotted us stamping the New York concrete in our suede wedge platforms.
We started the day off super early with FNO activities, and scurried over to an invite-only breakfast at Nine West fifth avenue store hosted by the trusty brand’s Creative Director Fred Allard. We spotted some of our favorite bloggers, like beauty blogging extraordinaire Patrice from Afrobella and Wendy Lam by Nitrolicious.
The COCO girls were treated to fresh squeezed strawberry lemonade, a spread of morning pastries, and Nine West’s amazing Fall footwear collection. We walked away with our new shoe obsessions, Nine West’s “Sadock” black suede platforms and the Fall “it” shoe, the “Buren” high-heeled peep-toe bootie in black. Gotta love black/works with everything shoes!
So like the working girls we are, we headed back to the office to get some work done, only to hit the streets yet again for all of the night’s official activities. We ran over to watch the incredible Janelle Monae at the Ralph Lauren Soho store. Monae partnered with fashion Godfather Andre Leon Talley to give the swollen crowd a star-studded party to start the night off right.
We wanted to magically appear at Tracy Reese’s Meatpacking store to get our dance on for the brand’s official FNO dance-off, but fear of missing Estelle at the Swarovski’s uptown store sat in something fierce!
Fifth and Madison were a riot! A fashionably one. That’s where all the craziest of the night ensued and continued to the weeeee hours of the morning. Like C+C fave Solange on the 1s and 2s at the Roberto Cavalli store.
The line at Bergdoft Goodman was madness! The Louie Vuitton flagship was lit up with sexy waiters and eye-gawking goodies. The Gucci store was banging. Mary J. Blige’s Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN) hosted a swanky cocktail party where guest could take pictures on the step and repeat and channel their inner red carpet goddess.
Our filmic memories of Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was our pause for the cause at the iconic fifth avenue store. We ran inside, danced to “Night’s Over Egypt” and carefully curated several engagement rings apropos for our BFs to cop for that special moment. *hint*
Wooo! *wipes forehead* Are you still with us! It’s like post-11pm at this point. We concluded the night, trying desperately not to spot any more fashion faux pas by just walking the streets soaking in a dozen more reasons why we heart New York.
We must say, the real happenings on FNO 2010 was not inside some exclusive crystal glass clacking store (although that can be fun too), it was right in the heart of the streets. FNO is almost hard to truly plan and it’s what you make it. We survived it all looking forward to another year of NYC crrrrraaaaazzzzzzyyyyy!
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