Christian Louboutin Celebrates VOGUE’s Fashion’s Night Out By Hosting An Exclusive Soirée And Revealing Three Limited Edition Styles…
[The Bumbys on the scene to type up a “fair and honest appraisal of your appearance.” Both Gill and Jill were very generous with the compliments.]
Fashion’s Night Out, affectionately nicknamed FNO, is an internationally highly anticipated fashion event. Fashion lovers flock to their nearest fashion capitals in hopes of great fashion finds, fabulous cocktails and an all around smashing soirée.
[My friend Jessica’s appraisal. Spot on Jill!]
This year’s FNO Los Angeles was the best to date. With so many great events scattered across this expansive city of ours, it was difficult to narrow down the location much less the events. It was only when I received my invitation to the quite exclusive Christian Louboutin FNO celebration that the choice became crystal clear- the place to be was Robertson.
[My very own appraisal written by the impossibly sweet Gill Bumby.]
My friend Jessica and I began our evening by joining an ensemble of fashion pioneers for pre-FNO cocktails and Belgian fries at the Windows Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel and Spa. In a moment of foolishness or inspired genius, (I haven’t really made up my mind yet, perhaps you can settle the argument for me?) we decided to walk from the magnificent Four Seasons to the Christian Louboutin Robertson boutique. I say foolishness because of the height of our heels, five inches plus respectively, and yet inspired because had we chosen not to walk, I don’t think we would’ve truly seen and felt the buzzing fashion-savvy crowd and atmosphere or had the opportunity to run into and or say hello to such wonderful love bugs such Casey Ashby, the Robertson Michael Kors store manager.
[DJ Daisy O’Dell spinning hot tracks bound in a leather and chiffon jumpsuit and rocking the limited edition Highness sky-high platforms.]
Incidentally, Casey is relocating to NYC. Be sure to stop by next week and shop with him at the NYC Rockefeller location. Its also here that I’d like to insert that while braving the distance from the Four Seasons to the Louboutin boutique, I drew strength from the notion that my Mum, sisters and girlfriends in London, Paris, Warsaw and Geneva walk the same distances if not further in equally high heels and on exceedingly rough terrains such as cobble stone… and possibly in the rain and snow. So I’d like to thank those trailblazers for leading by example.
[The Highness velvet platform peep toe embroidered by hand.]
[The men’s Henri velvet loafer embroidered by hand.]
[The Cris velvet iPad case embroidered by hand.]
We arrived fashionably late of course while the party was in full swing. Jessica, a columnist for Inside Hockey, and yes it does seem like all my best friends are indeed writers, channeled Mila Kunis' bad girl Black Swan character in a cutout leather and chiffon asymmetrical black dress and Betsey Johnson lace booties. Meanwhile, I explored the goth chic fall trend with bold merlot-colored lips and amethyst and emerald tones.
[MARTINI Sparkling Rosé.]
To support VOGUE’s Fashion’s Night Out, Christian Louboutin held festivities in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, guests were treated to the bubbles of MARTINI sparkling rosé, the talents of stunning beauty and electro pop DJ Daisy O’Dell and the fresh perspective of The Bumbys while shopping to their heart’s content and their bank account’s dismay.
In addition, three exclusive, limited edition styles were revealed; a killer platform for the ladies, an elegant slipper for the gentlemen and an iPad case, all three tied together by exquisite dragon embroidery by Jean-Philippe Lesage.
[The Robertson boutique at night captured in all its glory.]
Fashion darlings were out in force and eager to shop and be “Louboutin Certified.” Literally, I might add. In probably the busiest corner of the boutique, the staff was tatting their guests with Louboutin designs or the man of the hour, Christian Louboutin’s signature.
At the close of the event, Jessica and I made our way (via taxi thank you very much) to the FNO after party being held The Standard West Hollywood, where we were merrily reunited with our new and dapper friend Pablo. The Standard, despite its sometimes awful crowd, is still one of my favorite contemporary hotels in Los Angeles and provided the perfect ending to our fashionably fabulous evening. Stay tuned for more photographs. Xoxo
Event images taken by Donato Sardella.