The night where all of Lisbon comes alive to celebrate Fashion. September 11th was Vogue Fashion’s Night Out and after so many years not being able to make it, this year I was finally there!
Vogue Fashion’s Night Out takes place in 18 other cities around the world, with the purpose of creating a public’s interest in beauty and fashion by bringing to these cities fun, music and great discounts in all participating stores.
Chiado, Av. da Liberdade, Príncipe Real, Rua Castilho and downtown Lisbon’s stores join themselves in this special major event.
My friends and I chose Av. da Liberdade’s luxury stores where we experienced a few surprises, with live DJ acts and free cocktails,well forget about the free cocktails because they were all gone by the time we arrived. Yes,that place was insanely crowded!
Other places like Rua Castilho had make-up workshops and the exhibitions of new collections for fall/winter. In Chiado, at Ana Salazar and Swarovski,where were held beauty sessions and offer beauty products.
I had the opportunity to visit the amazing new H&M store in downtown Lisbon (Baixa). That place is huge or maybe it’s just the mirrors, go see for yourself.
When it comes to organisation, let’s say some stores should’ve make a bigger effort. It was impossible to move or even breathe inside Michael Kors! On the other hand, Carolina Herrera adopted the simple method of closing its doors the moment the store had the ideal number of clients and re opening again once those previous clients left.
But the party wasn’t only inside the shops, which were open from 7pm to 11pm. More entertainment was held from street artists to museum events.
Here is the list of a few shops participating in VFNO 2014:
Avenida da Liberdade: Adolfo Dominguez, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Calzedonia, Gant, Intimissi, Loewe, Longchamp, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Michael Kors, Montblanc, Purificacion Garcia, Timberland, etc.
Rua Castilho: Lanido, Coccinelle, Max&Co, Stockshop Stivali, Stefanel, etc.
Príncipe Real: Embaixada, Peacock, Alexandra Moura, etc.
Chiado: Accessorize, Ana Salazar, Benetton, Bershka, Blanco, Diesel, Eureka, Kiko, Hilfiger Denim, Levi’s,Marc Jacobs, Nespresso, Pull&Bear, etc.
Baixa: Camper, Foreva, Fred Perry, H&M, Stradivarius, Seaside, Merrel, etc.
If you feel like visiting other Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, here’s a list of 2014 dates from around the world:
16 September – Paris
18 September – Madrid
27 September – Taipei
18 October – Osaka
For more information on Fashion’s Night Out Lisbon, visit the Vogue FNO Lisbon website.
This outfit was put together by my friend Andreia,I think she’ll be my stylist from now on.
|Melissa De Sousa Nunes|
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