15 September 2009

Exclusive: Top Shop's Fashion Night Out!

A very blurry pic of Top Shop's exterior on FNO.

Top Shop's fab greeter's at the door.

The one Fashion's Night Out event I was supposed to cover fell through, so I wasn't really expecting to attend anything else. I was a bit on the fence as far as FNO went, the concept was nice, but people honestly don't have money to fling around due to cutbacks and job loss. (Still I suppose it was nice to get some freebies from shops that have been charging over-inflated prices for years when we could afford to shop.) Then at the last minute and with my magic pixie working overtime on my behalf (you know who you are!) I got word that I would be able to attend Top Shop's FNO, and had full clearance to take photos and wander as I pleased! This was definitely more my style and budget, and I was really looking forward to attending!

As you entered Top Shop, there were makeup artists from Sephora doing free makeovers.

DJ Lissie Trullie was spinning killer tunes from the first floor mezzanine.

However, first stop for me was shopping business which when it comes to me and Top Shop generally means up to the top floor shoe salon. Lo and behold the shoes I'd been lusting after, had missed out on online, and had my husband checking for at least three times a week, were in stock! The Ashish Zebra wedges to be precise! They had just arrived the day before, and I was luckily able to find my size.

Anthony Archer and Samantha Tonge holding my gorgeous hot new Ashish Zebra Wedges!

The fabulous service by Anthony and Samantha couldn't be topped. These guys know their shoes, Anthony even remembered the name of the shoes I was wearing that I purchased when they first opened way back in the spring! I will definitely be calling on them in the future to get my shoe fixes -- one of the best things about Top Shop shoes is that no matter the height, I find them to be the most comfortable around!

Next stop the second floor "Vogue's Edit Shop" to see the Vogue editors do their thing, discussing key Top Shop trends for A/W.

Vogue Editors, Top Shop Senior Style Advisor. (Note Christopher Kane dress to the right.)

Behind the editors was a display of key trends including... a Christopher Kane crocodile dress. I happen to be of the mind that these animal prints are going to be somewhat of an iconic Christopher Kane look owing to the previous (much more expensive, I might add) incarnations, and wouldn't be surprised if this is not the last of them (actually I do hope it isn't, I love them!) I was thrilled to see it in person, a week previous to the launch.

Close-up of Christopher Kane Crocodile dress and Grommet handbag. Looks like the croc is eating the handbag!

There were also free cookies from Eleni (and they were so incredibly delicious -- this being said from a woman who goes for savoury over sweet any day), and free Fiji water passed out by the lovelies pictured above.

This was also where you could pick up your Fashion's Night Out Tee. 40% of the retail proceeds went to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Something many of you many not realize is that Top Shop's Style Advisor service is free, and well worth it if you are looking to add some key pieces to your wardrobe. Make an appointment by asking in store on the 3rd floor, or going to topshop.com/styleadvisor

The Vogue Editors Car and Driver parked outside.

Senior Style Advisor (on left) and Top Shop PR (on right)

On the third floor the gals from Dermologica were doing free "face mapping" and handing out samples of Dermologica's skin care line.

In all, although I was covering the event I still had a great time! Thank so much to my magic pixie who made this happen, as well as the gracious Top Shop PR department!



  1. Woooo for FNO! Couldn't be there, sadly even though was being paid to cover it by Modelinia. Sad times.

  2. Oh bummer! Well perhaps they'll do another!

  3. Thanks for a great write-up. LOVE LOVE the wedges lucky you! and the Christopher Kane dress is Fab!!! Now that will be on my wish list!

  4. You're welcome! The wedges are SO fab, I LOVE them! My dress should be here any day... I can't wait! XXX S.


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