Fashionable Friday: Fashion’s Night Out Baltimore
Dozens of participating Fashion’s Night Out/Baltimore sites in a cross-section of neighborhoods, area shopping centers and malls are planning special in-store events to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out/Baltimore on Thursday evening, September 8, 2011 between 6:00p.m. and 9:00p.m. A sampling of novel activities to be enjoyed — Cupcake in Fells Point is featuring the Black Halo Trunk Show and cocktails. In historic Mt. Vernon, Especially Yours is presenting a fall preview and wine tasting, and Cult is hosting an in-store dance party. Kiss-and-Makeup in Hampden will be offering make-up demos.
The FNO Celebrity Bus Tour sponsored by The American Limousine Service is providing a chauffeured 30-seat custom limo bus for celebrity and V.I.P. Guests, profile figures and media sponsors to visit participating stores in selected neighborhoods and enjoy the festivities.
Forty of Baltimore’s emerging fashion designers, creative talents and industry establishments recently selected from nearly 80 applications submitted by the Baltimore Fashion Alliance, will participate in The Baltimore Fashion Alliance’s FNO Designer Showcase on the mezzanine level of the InterContinental/ Harbor Court Hotel from 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m. Baltimore’s Mad Hatters Fashionista Troupe and multiple genres of music are being featured.
Hole Sponsors are queuing up for Golf One Media’s BFA Charity Golf Tournament at Woodlands Golf Course scheduled to take place during the morning of Fashion’s Night Out. Activities include a golf clinic, and an awards luncheon including recognition for Best Dressed Golfer!
Fashion’s Night Out is being launched in Baltimore by The Baltimore Fashion Alliance (BFA). The BFA, a non-profit 501c3 organization was established in Maryland earlier last September by Stephanie Bradshaw, Christopher Schafer, and MyCity4Her Affiliate Ella Pritsker, to bring Baltimore fashion industry professionals and organizations together. The BFA’s goal for the inaugural of FNO/Baltimore is to showcase and support local design talent and area retail establishments.
This year, the global event is taking place in 17 countries and 100 cities worldwide. Each host city has selected a date between September 7th and 15th, 2011 to celebrate creativity, design talent and retail culture by offering a distinctive combination of shopping, entertainment, special events, extended store hours, celebrity involvement and novel attractions.