As the country’s biggest fashion houses from Calvin Klein to Christian Siriano opened their doors to stylish celebs and socialites during New York City and L.A.’s annual Fashion Night Out events Thursday, the West Hartford Center had a Fall fashion celebration all their own.
Taking a cue from the big city, businesses of The Center and Blue Back Square gathered to form their first Fashion Night Out event to showcase upcoming trends offered by local shops, and Connecticut fashionistas grabbed their chicest clutches and sassiest stilettos for the occasion.
Several locations offered fashion and trunk shows in preparation for a new season of style, first I stopped by Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs, where they offered hors d’oeuvres from Treva and were serving up “fashiontinis” before the show started.
And live mannequins sported looks inside the windows
Donning sparkles, colored denim and bold patterns, the models took to the streets as passers-by couldn’t help but be wrangled into the fashionable festivities. Hair and makeup was done by nearby salon, The Hair Color Company.
How were these looks chosen? Owner of Lyn Evans discusses the upcoming trends for Fall 2012, from leather to colored denim, these are the pieces you should work into your wardrobe.
I then crossed the street for the Kimberly Boutique show, passing by their red carpet complete with photographer to make each visitor feel like a VIP.
Kimberly Boutique owner discussed how the idea came about, and the fashion scene in West Hartford
Any night I get to talk about shoes, enjoy a specialty drink and get to know my fellow West Hartfordites is a good one, Fashion Night Out brought out a stylish side of the center I sometimes forget to see.
Take that, Big Apple!
To view more pictures of the looks featured in the fashion shows and shots of local fashion fans, visit my full gallery from the event.
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