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Fashion's Night Out to rock Rye
Fashionistas, get ready! Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week returns to New York City on Thursday, and Fashion's Night Out, a one-night style extravaganza, will kick off the week-long event.
Looking to reinvigorate the spirit of shopping during an economic downturn, the concept for Fashion’s Night Out was conceived in 2009 by Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. With more than 4,500 events featured last year in the United States alone, plus a presence in 18 other countries, you don’t have to be in Manhattan to take part in the action. This year, Westchester County will be in on the fun, too.
Angela Guitard, the owner of the upscale boutique, Angela’s, is spearheading her own festivities, bringing “fashion, excitement and fun to the town of Rye” (24 Purchase St., Rye; 914-481-5894; www.angelasinrye.com). In addition to Angela’s, 20 other Rye stores and eateries will be participating.
Guitard, who says she lives by the slogan emblazoned on her boutique’s front window, "love what you wear," will run the event, which takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Guests will be treated to an abundance of goodies and experiences that no fashion-forward local will want to miss: mini makeovers will be provided by celebrity makeup artist Kimara Ahnert; cupcakes from 350º Classic Bakeshop and Champagne will be on hand; tickets to four of this season’s hottest Fashion Week shows — Rachel Zoe, Project Runway, Joy Cioci and Mara Hoffman — will be raffled off; and former NBA legend, Isaiah Thomas, will mix drinks as the guest bartender at Ruby’s Oyster Bar & Grill. In addition, there will be an opportunity to win coupons for up to 40 percent off items bought that night. A T-shirt and/or Fashion’s Night Out tote are included with every purchase.
According to the Fashion’s Night Out website (fashionsnightout.com), events will also take place in Scarsdale, Bronxville, White Plains, Mount Kisco, Yonkers and West Nyack. Check the site for participating stores and details.