FNO itself is taking place on Thursday, September 6th, with events occurring from 6 PM to 11 PM all over the city. Two of the hottest areas to hit are Queen Street West and Yorkville.
QUEEN STREET WEST
Join Maybelline New York (@MAYBELLINECAN) and The F-List (@THEFLIST) on the rooftop of the Burroughes Building (639 Queen Street West) for an evening screening of DRESSED, a biographical film of a designer who overcame homelessness and a difficult upbringing and showed a collection at New York Fashion Week. If there's one thing I do know, it's that Maybelline throws a wicked soiree! There'll be complimentary cocktails(!!!) courtesy of Martini and hors d'oeuvres by Taste Culinary. Stay up to date on Twitter by tracking the hashtag #DressedAtDark. Doors open at 6 PM, the film premiers at 9 PM!
While you're in the Burroughes Building, stop by THE BAZAAR with Rac Boutique (@RACBOUTIQUE), along with several other retail tastemakers in the city, such as LAB Consignment (Lauren always has amazing hard-to-find pieces! I've been a fan since she sold me a pair of Marc Jacobs jeans for dirt cheap in my frosh year), Drake General Store, Vocado, Chloe Comme Parris (hot off World Mastercard Fashion Week), 69 Vintage, and countless others! If you're in the market for a one-of-a-kind piece that'll take you from season to season, kitschy knick-knacks, or maybe even a vintage cult bag, this is definitely a one-stop-shop that you should hit up!
If hair is more your thing, head down to Civello (@CIVELLOSALON) at 269 Queen Street West (my former salon of choice!) for some food and bevvies, complimentary bang trims, Aveda treatments, and a bit of shopping! This event goes all evening long, so you can pop in and still have time to party hop.
One of my favourite aestheticians in the city, Fuzz Wax Bar (@FUZZWAXBAR), located at 701 Queen Street West, is also throwing a bash! There'll be complimentary champagne (need I say more?!) while you shop, a free brow wax with the purchase of any of their products, and a trunk show by Stella And Dot!
In the mood for a full-out Girl's Night Out? Pencil in a trip to the Mastercard Stylcity Lounge in Hazelton Lanes (87 Avenue Road). The event will feature complimentary styling and make-up applications to prep for your mini photoshoot! Mix and mingle with the hottest Toronto stylist, enjoy some cocktails and hors d'oeuvres (all complimentary, natch), and visit the lovely ladies of The Peacock Parade (@PEACOCKPARADE) for an exclusive sale featuring some FNO merch!
The Toronto Fashion Incubator (@TORONTOFASHION), TNT, and Fashion Cares will be hosting a fete at the same venue featuring men and women's apparel and accessories on sale, as well as a chance to win tickets to this year's Fashion Cares benefit on September 9th!
Where would Toronto fashion be without Holt's? Stop by the Holt Renfrew (@HOLTRENFREW) flagship on 50 Bloor Street West for the chicest block party Toronto has ever seen. The party, in celebration of the luxe department store's 175th anniversary, will take place from 7 to 10 PM. Pop into the store for a fashion show featuring hologram models, their pop-up shop debut, extended shopping hours (store closes at 11 PM), and to take a peek at their magenta anniversary collection!
There are also several retail events (including a fashion show and some prizes) at The Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Center for all you mall-rats! ;)
Want to prepare ahead of time for the event? The Peacock Parade currently has Toronto Fashion's Night merch on sale here! Be sure to sign up!
(All info obtained via the Fashion's Night Out website. No images are my own. Click through the photos for original publications.)