Friday, September 7, 2012

Fashion's Night Out 2012: Alexis Bittar

Hi chickadees!

I thought you might like to hear about how I spent my Fashion's Night Out this year. This was personally my first year actually roaming about though FNO has been going on for a few years now. I had planned to go last year circumstances being what they were, I did not. Anyway, I wasn't really excited by many of the offerings this year except for one...karaoke at Alexis Bittar.

I haven't talked about Alexis Bittar on this blog very much but I haunt the website quite a lot. His designs give me tons of ideas for DIY projects I'm probably never going to get around to and I love his aesthetic. Fluid, organic shapes, a mix of semi-precious gems and jewelry minerals, and inspiration from nature. It is so my style. I just kind of wish the prices were a little lower and the pieces weren't so big. I have nothing against big jewelry, but I can't wear it. Especially heavy earrings.

I set out for the night around 7pm. I brought an umbrella, convinced it was going to rain, but I really should have brought a bottle of water instead what with the heat. Long story short, I was in line for quite a while, occasionally snapping my sneak-attack pictures of partygoers until I chatted with Bridget Everett who was running the event and moved to the head of the line. I did a vaguely squeaky, dehydrated and belty rendition of "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by the incomparable Dusty Springfield. Not to sound like an American Idol contestant, but I was having an off day. I really should have brought that bottle of water to save people the anguish. But regardless, as promised, at the end I got a $50 giftcard which I am going to put towards getting a pair of earrings very soon. I'll show you them in a later post if you're interested.

UPDATE: Here is a quick post with the earrings I purchased.

If you didn't want to brave the crush of people inside, you could watch the karaoke performances through the window.

Bridget Everett rocking a great dress and some amazing Alexis Bittar jewelry. Behind her is the guy who ran the karaoke machine.

I definitely recommend stopping by the store. I've been in a few times before. They have beautiful displays.

A lovely girl I met at the event who did a killer rendition of Empire State of Mind. I was amazed at how good almost all of the performers were. Lyndsay designs her own jewlery, including that striking necklace. You can find her work at her etsy shop.


  1. So you were basically paid to sing? That's awesome! You're a pop star now! haha, your night sounds like a success! Staying in one spot is definitely the way to go!

    1. LOL. Yeah, I guess you could say that. I actually wandered around a bit on my way back home but it was still a pretty casual night. I don't think I could ever go all around the city like some people do.