It doesn't matter if it's been like three weeks, I'm still so hyped up about the idea of FNO! My only gripe....I wish it lasted a whole weekend. It should be FWO, you know?!
We decided to start at the Beverly Center where we saw the opening speeches/ceremony. That's our Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and will.i.am and Angelica Houston and other celebs; followed by a fashion show collaboration of bebe, Guess, Bloomies, Rag and Bone, F21 and many others. Total blast! Wish we got more pics:)
Didn't spend much time at the mall because we wanted to hit Melrose, however we did end up, kinda unexpectedly, at f21 for a really long time (ANGELIQUE'S EDIT: WE WERE THERE FOR SO LONG BECAUSE OF MEGAN!!!). They had stylists on hand for free to dress you up. So when this cute girl approached Angelique and Me, I totally went for it....but didn't take any pics. Here's the thing - I had a really fun time being dressed up. She first asked me what my style is or what I was looking for and I told her it didn't matter, that I wanted her to pick things for me that she would like to see me wear. So to have someone style you completely without personal style input is so fresh! You end up with things you would have never picked up. I think everyone should try it! Just go to a store with a friend (that you trust) and have them pick whole outfits....Good times!
So f21 Damage: bought just about everything she put me in....including a blush pink leather jacket! She's so pretty that leather jacket!
FROM THERE we headed over to Melrose where it was no less than a Hollywood block party. Most every store was participating with DJ's and finger foods, drinks...loads! We ended up at Betsey Johnson where it was most definitely the cutest party around. So glamorous.
Pictured below is me and my official FNO Tee, Liques just lookin' cute, Ronnie (Liques mom) trying some sexy shoes, which she did purchase, the DJ, and Brandi (Liques' sister-in-law) enjoying the champagne. Oh! AND they had a little photo op area complete with backdrop and props! We took full advantage!
THEN....we went to another shop and I don't remember what the shop was...omg-what is it?...oh well, (ANGELIQUE'S EDIT: BCBG I THINK..) and Ronnie bought a gorgeous dress for her high school reunion. Yay! She's such a hottie!
NEXT - we decided to do a little self-torture and went to the Alexander McQueen store. Drooled over sunglasses, fondled leopard fur jackets, fantasized about all the shoes. We did manage to capture a shot of Angelique with a bit of heaven on her face.
Below is summary of Liques' accessories. She'll have to detail the necklaces - oh, wait, the chains are borrowed from me (ANGELIQUE'S EDIT: EXCEPT THE "OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE" ONE, THAT'S GRANDMA'S TOO) - the leopard boots, DIY by her! and the drawstring purse, vintage from about 50 years ago found in Grandma's closet. Gems in there! Note the crown on the top
We ended the evening at XIV, a bar/night club/restaurant thingy on Sunset. It was supposed to be an FNO after-party, but I don't think so. We had fun anyway with a few drinks, amazing appetizers, and photoshoot!
Snapshots of the outfits:
-f21 lace top, chain necklaces, and leather skirt (god bless f21)
-DIY leopard booties
-ASOS floral romper
-Cathy Jean shoes
-DSW leopard purse
And here we are being cute as hell
I'll end with this:
(work it out baby!)
Afterword: This was the kickoff to Angelique's birthday weekend so more to follow!