Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Reckless Daughter does FNO-LA and then some

First order of business, I want to thank every last one of you who made it out to my Dime Store Dollies show Monday. We had a ball and I will post photos later this week!

Now...Lets travel back in time... more specifically, to last Thursday aka Fashion's Night Out which just so happened to coincide with "the Brit"s Album Release Show at the Troubadour!  I'd never done FNO before so I thought I'd give it a whirl since I couldn't be in NY for fashion week this time 'round.
Busy bunnies that night.  I met up with Beth Jean on Melrose in West Hollywood because we knew there were a few things happening in that area... plus, I love Marc Jacobs so any excuse to visit those stores is ok by me.
We started off with a bang (and a cute little can of Sophia) at BookMarc -- which I had not yet been to.  It is essentially an art/fashion bookstore that also sells a bunch of MJ accessories. We hung around there for a while, scoured the books and met a few people. We then mozied on over to the Diane Von Furstenburg boutique because we were told they had all sorts of fun things happening including a very special photobooth...
Which made these little flip-books!  They recorded 15 seconds or so of photos and then printed out for you bookstyle! (these Instagram photos don't really do it justice but, trust me, it is super cute). Next to the booth was a table full of DVF accessories you could throw on.  I really wanted that black & white scarf I'm wearing in the book because it reminded me of a Tim Burton movie.
People there were so lovely.  These two darlings who were kind enough to let me snap their photo! (thanks ladies!)
After store hopping a bit it came time to switch locations.  So we headed to Opening Ceremony to see what was going on there. 
We drank a little more wine (feeling good at this point) and I tried on some adorable polka-dot Repetto flats. Alas... they did not have my size which was probably for the best (for my bank account). We had one last stop before dinner/"the Brit's" show...the Stella McCartney boutique!
 Things were sort of winding down by the time we got there but the Stella girls (Kelly & Kendra) we super sweet plus they entertained us! I even got them to do their best "fashion blogger poses" for me...
in a word: amazing...
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BethJean bought perfume while I drooled over velvet smoking jackets and lace dresses that probably cost more than my rent.  We then moved to the Little Door (where we ate dinner) but because I was so hungry by that point the camera was the last thing on my mind. Once we were done it was time to head to The Troubadour! to watch "the Hopelessly Devoted" (the Brit's side-project).
boys in the band...
 showtime...
 They had a great crowd. Everyone was dancing. Including my gal pals Kristin & Britt...
After the show we got to hangout backstage which was a bit of a thrill for me because the Troubadour has such history and I've seen so many great bands there.
By the end of the evening I was a sweaty wrinkled mess!!

9 comments:

meg, reckless daughter said...

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thedailyfashionista said...

Fun times!!!  I was in NY during FNO but decided to opt of going there.  I'm kind of regretting it now:/
Oh and that is the coolest little flip book of photos!!

Frannie Pantz said...

Looks like so much fun!  Glad you had a good time.  Can't wait to see pics from your store!  I love your blouse with those black shorts.  So chic!

Kailey said...

Gorgeous post! That flipbook is just too cute ^^

meg, reckless daughter said...

@Kailey thanks! I know - such an ingenious idea!

Giulia said...

Wow, what a busy and wonderful day! I love your look by the way :) that blouse is so cute!

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Grace said...

FNO was so good this year.  I wish I had made it to Opening Ceremony though.

Love Grace.

Beth Jean said...

Such a fun night! Great documentation..why I do say!

Idee Geniale said...

Your FNO sounds a lot more fun than the one's I've experienced in NYC. Honestly, you can't get in anywhere and you have to wait in major long lines just to catch a glimpse of what's going on indoors. That's pretty much why this year we decided to stay in Brooklyn. 

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