The 3rd annual Fashion's Night Out - Thursday, September 8, for those of you who've been hibernating - is still more than 48 hours away, yet somehow, inexplicably, I'm already EXHAUSTED. For weeks, my inbox, Twitter feed, and Facebook news feed have been crammed full of event invitations - some tempting, some not so. But either way, sorting through the madness is a wonderful sartorial problem to have. If you're still navigating the waters, here's my list of FNO musts:
What: SNL funnyman/my husband Seth Meyers will be pouring cocktails at Coach's menswear boutique, 595 Madison Avenue, at 7pm.
Why, Dina, Why: Seth Meyers? Straight-up Man Bucket List material, friends.
What: In addition to tunes by guest deejays that include my new pals Andrew Andrew, Bergdorf Goodman hosts their 2nd Annual Best in Show competition. Some of your fave designers AND their canine companions will take the catwalk, with MC Robert Verdi and guest judges Monique Lhuillier, Kelly Rutherford, Tabitha Simmons and Tinsley Mortimer.
Why, Dina, Why: ZOMG, puppy love!
What: For one evening only, NET-A-PORTER will open a pop-up graphic store where you can shop the season's hottest looks and win fabulous prizes from your mobile phone. Download the app in advance here.
Why, Dina, Why: Innovation gives me more of a lady boner than free cocktails, or celebrity appearances.
What: M·A·C celebrates FNO with a special three song set by Beth Ditto of The Gossip (8pm!), followed by style appraisals by The Bumbys from 8:30-10:00pm - both in their Soho store.
Why, Dina, Why: I live and die for the divine Beth Ditto, and this post should tell you all you need to know about my friends Gil and Jill Bumby.
What events are on your FNO itinerary, friends? If you've slacked off, no worries - there's still time to plan. Visit www.fashionsnightout.com or download the iPhone app for the full rundown on special events planned globally.