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04 September 2012 / By Nikia Jefferson

Gearing Up for Fashion’s Night Out at Macy’s (Sneak Peek Included)


The countdown to Fashion’s Night Out has officially begun!

In preparation for FNO at Macy’s State Street, I headed to the store to pull looks for the fashion presentation. I had an amazing time selecting the wardrobe for the models. And as I ran around the store like a madwoman, attempting to find the specific items I wanted (translation: needed), I developed a newfound respect for stylists. Creating multiple head-to-toe looks for a fashion presentation is NO JOKE!

The overall focus is on Fall trends. However, I made a conscious effort to select items that were both “of the moment” yet versatile and timeless. Now that means you have to come out on Thursday to let me know if I accomplished my goal!

Here’s a peek at some of the items I chose.

Clearly, I am obsessed with colors and prints.

I look forward to seeing what my fellow bloggers, Shae and Hallie, picked for their looks. We all have different aesthetics, which will make for an interesting presentation of varying styles. Plus, with Nzimiro Oputa hosting, it will be a guaranteed fun time.

If you are attending the 6PM presentation (and I hope you will), be sure to stop by my Fashion Closet  afterwards, in the Impulse Department on the 3rd Floor, around 7PM to chat about the show, fashion, or anything your heart desires. The closet will also allow you to get an up close look at everything I selected for the show as well as a few other key items in the store that I am currently loving. And just for stopping by, you’ll receive a special Fashion’s Night Out gift, exclusive from Macy’s. Pretty good deal, right?

Now for the burning question: Will I be seeing you on Thursday??!

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24 August 2012 / By Nikia Jefferson

Join ME for Fashion’s Night Out at Macy’s State Street


Mark your calendars, friends! Thursday, September 6, is Fashion’s Night Out and yours truly will be co-hosting a fashion presentation at Macy’s on State Street with fellow bloggers Hallie of and Shae of!

The fashion presentation will kick off at 6PM on the 3rd floor (Impulse Department) with a runway show styled by us and hosted by Detroit-native and Fashion Star audience favorite, Nzimiro Oputa. Afterwards, we’ll each have our own style “closet” setup for guests to chat with us about anything from styling the Fall trends to amping up your wardrobe this upcoming season.

The designers from the Chicago Fashion Incubator program will also be hosting a trunk show on the 1st floor that evening. That makes Macy’s State Street the ideal Fashion’s Night Out location for browsing both big name brands and local goods.

So, join me for a night filled with fashion, engaging conversation and, of course, a bit of shopping. I look forward to seeing you there!


There are more exciting details to come. Stay tuned…




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14 September 2011 / By Nikia Jefferson

NYFW Chronicles: A Crazy, Lazy Fashion’s Night Out at Macy’s

When I realized that I would be in New York for this year’s Fashion’s Night Out, I eagerly mapped out every location that I would visit for what is now considered the biggest shopping celebration in the world.

Being overly ambitious and eager, I generated this map on the Fashion’s Night Out website to help me determine my course of action.

I included every store from Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue to Manolo Blahnik and Coach. How I figured I could get to so many locations in a 3 – 4 hour time span is beyond me.

After all the strategic planning, the night began and ended at Macy’s. This is due to the fact that A) it was the closest destination to my hotel, B) there was a boatload of celebrity and designer appearances and C) by the end of the night, my feet were aching and all I wanted to do was change into my flats and explore Times Square.

Here’s what went down…

Raijean of arrived at my hotel and indicated that she heard Rachel Roy was already at Macy’s making her appearance. We agreed that we would ditch the idea of visiting the Target for Missoni popup shop first and instead headed straight to Macy’s.

We arrived at Macy’s and stumbled upon a crowd of people surrounding models who were wearing INC gear and snapping photos of all the onlookers. The DJ was pumping out upbeat vibes that had models and consumers dancing throughout the store.

I spotted this stylish chap in the aisle.

Don’t you just love his Kente cloth bowtie and cummerbund? I would later find out that his name is Sureme and he works for Alvin Ailey.


Rachel Roy and Amar’e Stoudemire were in the building to promote their newly launched collaboration collection. There was no opportunity to chat with either of them but I was able to snap a couple of photos.

After explaining to someone, “No. I don’t mean Rachel RAY. It’s Rachel ROY, the designer whose name is on all the signs in this section we’re standing in”, I realized that the frenzy may have been more for Amar’e than Rachel.

I did get a chance to check out the collection which appears to be targeted to Juniors. Here’s my favorite look from the night.


I’m a fan of Claire Sulmers’ blog Fashion Bomb Daily and was excited when I met her briefly at the IFB Conference.  We ran into each other again at Macy’s, near the Rachel Roy department.

After chatting for a bit, she asked to photograph me and Raijean.  To our surprise, the photo shown below ended up on her website the following morning. SCORE! (click HERE for the entire article)


We headed upstairs to catch a  glimpse of Kelly Rowland. The line for fans waiting to meet her was beginning to extend the length of the store.  With no intention of standing in line, I decided that I would be happy with just a photo. But after waiting a few minutes (at that point Kelly was already an hour late) AND receiving word that Anna Dello Russo was on the 2nd Floor, I bolted.


Japanese Vogue fashion director Anna Dello Russo was at Macy’s along with model Karolina Kurkova promoting the Fall/Winter I.N.C. collection for which she is guest editor. Due to the chaos, no one could get close to the fashion icon. But I managed to photograph both Anna and Karolina enjoying the evening’s festivities, which also included a surprise appearance by Grammy award winning Hip Hop Violinist, Miri Ben Ari. Being that close to the woman whose style I greatly admire and whose closet I highly covet, was certainly the highlight of the night!

My crazy, lazy Fashion’s Night Out at Macy’s was a memorable experience. New York sure knows how to throw a shopping party!

Thinking, “THIS should be big enough to fit Anna in.”

So how was your Fashion’s Night Out? Did you find any great deals or meet any amazing celebrities or designers? Do tell!

Special thanks to hubby for tagging along and playing the part of paparazzi. I am grateful for his sacrifice, especially since I’m sure the Fashion’s Night Out mania has left him scarred for life.

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