07 Sep Event Recap: Fashion’s Night Out Georgetown
by ATFDC Contributor Emily Cirillo
Last night Fashion Night Out hit Georgetown in high style. Stores along streets like M and Wisconsin Ave promoted the worldwide event and made its presence known in the District. It was so refreshing and exciting to walk down the streets and see such enthusiasm about designed fashion and many women had beautiful wardrobe choices, showing how fashion has become more important in the area. I attended two events and shopped in a few more stores but everything was a highlight.
The first event I attended was a shopping party at CUSP on M St. The store was packed with women so well dressed that that was a sight in itself. The clothes and accessories were still in the higher range but it didn’t stop women from trying on outfits and having fun. The store offered cupcakes from Sprinkles, refreshments, and even had a DJ spinning. The enthusiasm in the atmosphere is what made this such a fun event for me personally. It really made the Fashiontonian community shine.
The second event I attended was about five minutes away at the Gap on Wisconsin Ave. Stephany Greene, a DC stylist that has worked with designers like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ralph Lauren, was holding a book signing for her new book Stephany’s Style Secrets; 7 Steps to Live and Dress Your Best. Ms. Greene was friendly and kind enough to take pictures. As a Fashiontonian it was great to meet someone who has made a successful career out of it.
Besides the main events, there were many other stores holding sales and specials because of FNO. Stores like Steve Madden, Urban Outfiters, and Kate Spade didn’t throw any big parties but that still didn’t stop them from taking part in the festivities. The big sales and discounts brought in many eager customers, including myself. All the big fall essentials and trends were going off the shelves. After shopping in these stores, customers were treated to walk the red carpet on M St and take pictures for the paparazzi as they showed off their style.
In DC, we love fashion. We may not be as obvious of New York or LA but I think all the support that FNO received shows that DC is definitely moving up in the fashion community. A few more years of FNOs like this then we just might be up in the New York or LA ranks.
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Emily Cirillo was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She moved to Washington DC in August of 2010 when she began her studies at The George Washington University. She is currently a sophomore studying Political Communication and History. Besides writing for ATFDC, she writes for her college newspaper and is a sister of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. She hopes to pursue a career in journalism. Emily loves fashion and her favorite stores are Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, and Asos.com.