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Tokyo Fashion Night Out 2013

This year, Tokyo’s FNO event was somewhat quiet. In the light of New York FNO being put on hiatus, Tokyo’s was still big and exciting but also a little less glamorous. Plus, most of the people I wished to meet were out of town for NY fashion week.
As last year, I could start the evening only around 7PM so instead of checking all the stores between Omotesando and Harajuku like I usually do, I stayed in only one area, south of Prada store.

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It was the first time I wore a dress and heels to the event. I usually cover a lot of area by foot so dressing up is good for photos but never for the experience. ^0^ Ever since Comptoir de cotonniers was purchased by Fast retailing – Japanese company that also owns Uniqlo, I cannot get enough of it. I want to own every single piece from their new winter collection and I bought a lot during summer sale as well. The linen dress I was wearing was very simple but I love the color.

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I got my eye on Kate Spade sparkly clutches. The red one looked really good with the dress. I recently bought a very cute Kate Spade silver bow bracelet on Shopbop and was shocked to see that the price at the Tokyo store was almost the same. When did that start happening?

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My favorite Theory (also bought by Fast retailing) was closed for renovations but they did have a very nice live performance on the first floor of their flagship store.

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At 9PM, it is hard to come by free drinks as most of the stores are already out but you can always rely on Roberto Cavalli that has what it seems like a bottomless reserve of champagne and chocolate. That’s where you are most likely to run into familiar faces. ^-^

Olia, Dasha and I ran into Eleonora

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Then, Jun and his gorgeous boyfriend

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then Sergey, all good and drunk

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then Meg, beautiful as always

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and finally Elizabeth who quit her job at Roberto Cavalli and moved from fashion world into the world of music.

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We spent most of the evening at a roof party on the top of Kate Spade and Red Valentino. Free drinks and nice music on the roof overlooking Prada shop in full compensated my inability to see other events (due to high heels and lack of time ^-^).

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At the end of the evening, I did walk to Harajuku to have a quick dinner with Sergey and get on the train back home so I got to see a bit of what was happening in my less frequently visited area.

Gucci was the most crowded store of the evening

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Coach seemed to have an amazing collection this year. I really loved the shoes.

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Max&Co did their usual photo booth session but it was still too crowded to participate.

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Tokyu plaza that was opened this year on Harajuku crossing had a whole bunch of events. The main attraction were naked macho guys on red carpet as photo props for the night. ^-^ There were also a dozen of drag queens in front, available for photo session as well.

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I couldn’t cover the whole event this year but I feel lucky I could participate at all. With the new baby, my life has changed completely but as it turns out every once in a while I still get opportunities to enjoy things I feel passionate about. ^-^

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