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Fashion’s Night Out 2011 with CND and Essie

By on September 9, 2011
in CND, NY Fashion Week S/S 12
fashions-night-out-2011-cnd Last night I was out and about in NYC for the 3rd annual Vogue Fashion’s Night Out and the city was a giant ball of crazy. Available cabs were like spotting a unicorn. The subways were packed with tired but happy shoppers. And the heat and extreme humidity beat everyone down physically. Let’s not even talk about how my feet are feeling.

The thing is, all of that doesn’t matter because the energy of the city, the excitement of being out in the crowds, the visual overload makes it all worthwhile. Fashion’s Night Out is just plain fun. I spent my night down in Soho and Meatpacking checking out CND’s two Shellac outings and reminding myself why I avoid the celebrity fueled events. One word: Kardashians.

My first stop was the CND Shellac Mobile Mani truck that was parked outside the 3.1 Phillip Lim boutique in Soho. The mobile Shellac salon is so cool. They brought in big comfy chairs and the full Shellac color range to Shellac Attack the women of NYC.



Doesn’t it look like a real pro salon? Oh and check out the QR codes on the back of CND’s Education Ambassadors. Scanning the code will bring you to a list of CND Certified Shellac Salons in NYC. Visit for details. If you would like to visit the CND Mobile Mani truck, follow @CNDWorld on Twitter to find out where they will be the rest of the week.


On my way to Meatpacking, I happened to wander by the DASH store, owned by the Kardashian sisters. The throngs of people hoping to catch a glimpse of the girls was overwhelming. They actually did drive-by while I was walking to the subway and the screams were deafening.


Down the street, Chanel Soho had line winding around the block just to get in the store. Which isn’t surprising. It was just as bad last year when I went. I know you all are dying to see the Les Jeans de Chanel colors but unfortunately I wasn’t able to get my hands on them prior to FNO due to Hurricane Irene delaying the shipment. I will have swatches up soon but in the meantime, check out Beauty Look Book.


A quick subway ride landed me in the Malandrino boutique on Hudson where CND set up Shellac stations for shoppers.


CND’s Jan Arnold is rocking some incredible lace tipped nails that I have to get a shot of for you.


Just when I thought I couldn’t walk anymore, I headed down the street to Teen Vogue’s Block Party to see my friend, Celebrity Manicurist Elle, who collaborated with Teen Vogue Beauty Director Eva Chen to create some fun nail art options for Essie. Of course, being a perfectionist, Elle wasn’t happy with her work and didn’t want me to photograph my manicure. Despite the fact that her table kept moving, thanks to shaky flooring, I’m proud to rock this look featuring Essie Mint Candy Apple, Mink Muffs and Pretty Edgy.


How did you spend Fashion’s Night Out? Did you go to any local events in your town? Did you buy any LE FNO products or clothing?

Disclosure: All Lacquered Up’s coverage of CND at Fashion’s Night Out and New York Fashion Week is sponsored by CND. All opinions are my own. For more info, view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Lizzy says:

    Went to Talbots and was hooked up with a Sally Hansen gift bag (complete with my favorite Salon Effects strips, Kitty Kitty!!!!).

    Then off to Chanel at 57th Street, where I succumbed to the siren song of the Denims…I’m rocking Blue Rebel today.

    BUT…perhaps I’ll swing by Columbus Circle today and hope for a Shellacing (I can always do my toes in BR – but a free Shellac mani in NYC? Yes, please!!)


  2. Jo says:

    Thanks for the link to the Chanel les jeans swatches. I can’t wait to see yours. I am loving all three colors but can’t decide if it’s worth getting all three. Coco Blue doesn’t feel very fall to me, but I have a feeling I will be wishing I had gotten it come next spring. Oops didn’t mean to hijack the CND/Essie thread talking about Chanel, lol. I do like your Essie mani, I like how she added interest without being over the top.

  3. Cho says:

    Second word for avoiding celeb events: Pharrell. That crowd nearly trampled over the entire tent setup for the Benefit event on West Broadway.

    Being that I work in lower Manhattan, I of course ran for the Chanel boutique as soon as I got out of work. Got there just in time to have my way blocked by cops cordoning off a section of Spring Street in preparation for the Kardashian appearance. Bleh.

    I was originally going to only buy Blue Rebel and Blue Boy out of the Les Jeans collection, but then I saw that Coco Blue was shimmery… and now I have all three. Sad day for my credit card bill, but they’re gorgeous!

  4. Cryssi says:

    Looks like it was a blast even without the other CND event! I’ll actually be in NYC next month, and my friends and I are devoting a day to seeing the sights and polish shopping. Do you have any tips on places to go for that? :)

  5. Fingers says:

    I wanted to buy the new Chanel blues but they raised the prices to $29! And I just can’t do it although they are pretty!

  6. Kelly says:

    Hey, I was watching some coverage of FNO on QVC. I saw Heidi Klum, Sarah Jessica Parking and another designer rocking some kind of grey/metal color (it didn’t seem like a putty color, definately metal) on her nails. LOVE IT! If you find out what colors were big last night in the metals swatch, let us know!

  7. Kelly says:

    I wonder if we can tweet Heidi to ask her?

  8. beachgal says:

    They rolled the carpets up here in my tiny town at 5 as per normal. Just the grocery store still open. I think if you asked anyone about FNO and explained NYC they would have thought it had something to do with getting folks into a better mood over the 9-11 anniversary coming up which clear across the nation many are very nervous about.

    I am sure everyone who was in NY or other places that celebrated had fun, fun!

  9. Chris says:

    It’s quite shameful, but I live in the West Village and I didn’t go out for FNO! I feel so silly! But like you said, the streets were packed and I could not deal with the Kardashian fans.

  10. How fun! I picked up the Nails Inc FNO shade at Sephora and then headed over to the Meatpacking District, sorry I missed the CND but I did stop by the Teen Vogue/Essie block party! REALLY glad I stayed away from Soho :) Hope you had a fun night!

  11. Katie says:

    Omg! That’s my mobile mani bus with my chairs!! They rewrapped it after my tour and painted the inside! Even the same throw pillows!! WOW, I guess I should be totally flattered but its exactly the same thing!! Oh my! :/

  12. Anja says:

    Hi, would have loved to be there in this night!!!!Just received my les jeans nail polish limited edition today. A friend of mine bought it at the fashion night!!!Love them, hughs Anja