Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Fashion's Night Out, an annual initiative that takes place in 17 countries across the globe this year, began in 2009 as a way to encourage consumers to support the fashion industry during a tough economic climate. The September 8, 2011 Fashion's Night Out rocked catwalks worldwide, and had people lining up everywhere to see which retailers took the time to create fun, fashionable events this year! Over 1000 retailers participated in NYC alone, but they were not alone. Over 250 cities across the USA celebrated FNO's third glorious year!

From Mexico to Milan FNO reigned supreme because international expansion was this year's order of business. These countries were well represeted: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germay Greece, India, Italy, Japan ("All of Vogue’s top editors from around the globe gathered for this one!"), Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom ("We danced to Madonna at Christian Dior on New Bond Street"). All over the world shops featured refreshments, djs spinning music, fashion shows and more. And all was free to the public who sipped champagne as they perused some of the most wonderful designer's fall collecitons.

Oh my! If I'd have only known there was even a celebration in my neighborhood, I'd have been yelling road trip to my bestest doll buddy, and we'd have been in the middle of it!! Well, a girl can find mahvelous inspiration for future doll creations as well as pick up some things for herself - what's not to like about FNO??

And what's not to like about DFNO - Doll Fashion Night Out - CDS' version of FNO for the diminutive diva!?! NADA! Just plenty to enjoy - and you can still do it in your pajamas!

This marks our 2nd year, and fifteen shop owners have committed to "showing" in this year's event - and they will be featured. But others have been busy adding items also - so shop the whole mall - you do NOT want to miss out on any dolly delights!

The items below appear in our featured shops. They could be in their sales room, or they could be in their gallery or some place else - but as of 11/10/11 I viewed them in their shops.  From my collages, just for fun, can you guess who participated?

Main Street

Couture Court

Designer Drive

If not, it's of no consequence; this was just for fun. Hurry over to our Happening's site and all will be revealed. You'll preview the garments, be told where they are, and then you can strut all over the Mall and visit your fave shops or find some new ones you'll adore.

OR if you just cannot wait after seeing our fashion collages - go ahead and stroll over to CDS now. Whatever you do, just have fun, fashionistas. That is why we put on these events!!