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The Ultimate Girl's Night Out

I love Fashion’s Night Out – both the idea of it, and the reality of the fun evening. Fashion’s Night Out to me represents industry and commerce coming together in a creative, fun way to encourage consumers to go out and shop. In effect, it is the “economic recovery plan” proposed by the fashion industry to deal with the Great Recession. The first Fashion's Night Out, which took place in September 2009 in New York, was the brain child of Vogue and the CFDA. By 2010 the event was global, held in Australia, Brazil, China, London, Paris, Berlin, Greece, India, Milan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.

Beyond global, Fashion's Night Out is also local, and here in D.C., the pioneer of this event is the Georgetown Business Improvement District. Since 2010, the Georgetown BID has been encouraging Georgetown businesses to create a fabulous evening to highlight fashion in all of its interpretations. This year, we at Alchimie Forever are particularly excited to present Fashion’s Night Out, The Ultimate Girl’s Night Out. On Thursday September 6th, 6 pm to 10 pm, in the Alchimie Forever showroom at 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, we will feature:

- Fashion, courtesy of Butler & Claypool and my BBF Holly Thomas (also of Refinery 29)

- Shoes and accessories, courtesy of Simply Soles and my BFF Kassie Rempel of Kassie’s Closet

- Eyebrow shaping and waxing courtesy of Karma and my BFF Erwin Gomez, to whom I have entrusted my eyebrows for 10+ years

- And of course beauty, courtesy of Alchimie Forever and yours truly.

Because three BFFs are not enough, BFF Kelly Collis of Fresh 94.7 and CityShopGirl will be joining us the entire evening, to chat, laugh, and hand out giveaways ranging from Alchimie Forever products to gift certificates for Karma, to accessories and clothing, on the hour every hour. Come early, stay late, and enjoy refreshments ranging from bubbly to vitaminwater and smartwater. If you need a bite to eat, head over to Clyde’s, who not only will be providing some munchies for the event, but has promised a free cocktail to anyone visiting the Alchimie Forever showroom. I love Thursday nights in general, but this Thursday night will be particularly amazing! See you there!