There’s something about Vogue that makes your ears immediately perk up and pay attention.
At least, that’s what happened to me when I saw the invitation come into my mailbox, along with a little squeal of excitement. Once a year, Vogue partners up with a slew of Regent and Oxford Street shops & department stores to host a late night of fashion celebration, music, quite a few cocktails and fun after dark. I finally got to meet the lovely and hilarious Amanda from Rhyme and Ribbons who had also received an invite and we battled the after-work Tube crowds to see what it was all about.
To tell you the truth, not being fashion bloggers, we wandered around a bit aimlessly. But that was half the fun and I loved never knowing what we were going on find around the next corner…
…there was body painting by MAC at Selfridges (featuring two hilarious models who were dancing to “Sexy and I Know It” as we walked by…the perfect attitude when you are practically naked in the middle of a department store for 5 hours), music from The Fireflies at Superdry, show-stealing Scottish terriers from Radley and BBC1 celebrity DJ Jameela Jamil at House of Frasier (who I loved for her soundtrack that sent me back to my high school mixer days – above). We got to sample coconut cocktails from Mahiki (which this newly London expat learned is the club for young English royals. No, there were no Harry sightings. But seriously, coconut rum with mint and ginger beer…try it.)
But my favorite part (and this is where you see that – despite my love for Vogue – I am not a fashion blogger) may have been when we snuck up to the empty Selfridges housewares floor to stage a mini photo shoot for Amanda and her awesome Not So British Bake Off series. Read it – its amazing.
Amanda, you make for an excellent Fashion-Night-Out-partner-in-crime. And thank you Vogue, for a fun night out.