Where will you be on Thursday evening?
If all goes according to plan, I”ll be back in the QC (after a super-speedy trip to New York for the second Lucky Magazine Fashion and Beauty Blogger conference) just in time for Charlotte’s Fashion’s Night Out festivities.
Fashion’s Night Out is an unprecedented global initiative created in 2009 in a partnership between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy, and put the fun back in shopping.
The local event, sponsored by Hendrick Motors of Charlotte-Mercedez Benz and Effie Loukas, will feature more than 20 of the Charlotte area’s best boutiques on the catwalk.
From 6-10p on Sept. 8, fashion will take over the streets of the chic Metropolitan development in Charlotte. More than 20 boutiques, as well as the very best hair and makeup professionals in town, will create an unprecedented runway experience while raising money for the Zero Cancer-Great Prostate Cancer Challenge-Charlotte 2011.
Among the businesses participating:
Bevello + Fringe Salon
Chezelle + JonRic Salon and Spa
Cigi Guzman + Planet 21 Salon
Consign by Design + Le Petit Spa Charlotte
Coplon’s + VarjiandVarji Salon and Spa
Coral + Modern Salon and Spa
Fresh + Fuze Salon
Her Therapy + Dolce Lusso Salon and Day Spa
Joey Hewell, designer of J.Studio + J.Studio + Joy Randall w/ Flawless Makeup Art
J.T.Posh + Paragon Salon
KK Bloom + Salon Vivace + Adrian Howe w/ Beauty Sophisticate Makeup Artistry
Lavendar + Shine Salon* + Jeffre Scott Apothecary*
Lotus + Carmen! Carmen! Salon and Spa
Monarch + M2 Salon + Dustin Knoblauch for M2
Monkees of Lake Norman* + Perfect 5th
O1NE + Volume Salon + Stanley Owings w/ iMpact Color Cosmetics
Our Place + Modern Salon and Spa
Petal + Re Salon and MedSpa
The Pink Hanger + Salon8
Revolution + Re Salon and MedSpa
Revolve + M2 Salon + Dustin Knoblauch for M2
Scout and Molly’s + Carmen! Carmen! Salon and Spa
Sloan + VarjiandVarji Salon and Spa
VivianB + Janice Smalls w/ Changing Faces Makeup Artistry
Tickets are $25-$400 and are on sale now at www.bandtastic.com.
* clients of my PR firm, Rachel Sutherland Communications