After the most amazing time at Lincoln Center for the Arise Show (post coming soon), we stopped by Aissata‘s to refresh, change, drink some champagne, and of course dance around before another fun time out. Fashion’s Night Out- a night to be bold and daring to walk around the crazy streets and shops of NYC did not disappoint. Since our plans changed for the night, it was all impromptu for us, and Aissata styled me with her very own clothes. She designed the tie-dyed outfit, but I wore the bottom and she wore the top. She wanted to go for an afro-rock look– the idea of matching African textures and colors to other styles is one of her favorite things to do.
Fashion’s Night Out started at the Renaissance Hotel in Midtown East where Harlem Fashion Row occupied two entire floors. Different designers set up shop in different suites and rooms on the floors, and we were able to walk through, talk with them individually and purchase some items. I made sure to stop by Stacy Armand’s pop-up shop and bought a fabulous necklace. Stacy is a Haitian-American jewelry designer I met years ago at a photo-shoot. She is also a stylist, and her work is amazing! Stay tuned for an interview featuring her.
Harlem Fashion Row was the best part of the night, but we decided to head down to Soho because we are butterflies and we need to hop from flower to flower in order to feel satisfied. To put it simply, going to Soho was a horrible idea. The streets were packed like sardines– it took five minutes to get from one side of the street to the other. It was hard to people watch because everyone was just so close together. Most of the stores we went to ran out of the stuff that makes FNO cool, like the free wine. After just an hour of so, we were done with Soho, and decided to go to Harlem where things are always right. Of course, we ended up at Ginny’s Supper Club, and were able to meet and see some really cool people. Many people I spoke to live downtown. It’s nice to see downtowners travel all the way uptown for a change!
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