fashion’s night out is such a crazy, whirlwind experience. this is my second one (last year catie and i went to barneys and saw alexander wang dj on the co-op floor) and with so many great things happening all over the city, i decided to check out the fno site and make a game plan. on mine? the j.crew store on prince street to see jenna lyons and head of women’s design marissa webb. then hit the coach flagship on 57th and madison for the duffle project, hosted by some of my favorite bloggers.
the coach classics collection; the scene; kelly, leandra, emily, and natalie show off their duffle bags
after taking the subway down to soho and waiting in line, i learned that jenna lyons had to cancel. le sigh. so i had a sparkling cocktail, checked out some of the merchandise, then headed back uptown to coach. one of the first people i spotted when i walked in was kelly framel of the glamourai. i was wearing one of her necklaces (previously seen here), which made her so excited. i was lucky enough to get a photo with her (shot by her partner in crime jeremy james, who also took a photo for her facebook page), plus talk to two of my other faves, leandra of the man repeller (we wore matching leopard shoes), and emily of into the gloss (we chatted about blog design).
the breslin had a booth with some tasty food, kate mulleavy and spike jonze, my rodarte t-shirt
after that, i went down to the ace hotel, where they were doing a carnaval, complete with games, good food, and tents from designers like band of outsiders and rodarte. i spied kate mulleavy and spike jonze in the crowd and jeffrey steingarten doing wine tastings. it was an amazing end to the evening, and my time in new york, as i headed back to san francisco early friday morning. check out more photos from the night and the week on my facebook page.