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September 9, 2013

FNO Sydney '13

Vogue Fashion's Night Out was on Thursday. I've been twice before and it's become something I look forward to, because there's such a fun atmosphere. If you don't know, it's kind of a promotional event the stores around Pitt St mall do once a year.



Some people will try to tell you that FNO is about fashion. It's not. It's about hitting up all the stores doing "refreshments". We started in Topshop.




I also love that promotional photobooths are a thing. Especially ones that give you printouts! (And fruit juice).


Then we made our way to Martin Place...


For ASOS! They were doing this thing where you embarassed yourself by "marrying" a piece of clothing (hard to explain), and they'd send it to you as a gift. This must have cost them a lot, but I suppose they're expecting to make that back.


Me with the vest I chose (I don't even wear sleeveless tops but I panicked, I'm bad at making decisions), and Wai Lam with her bag. I'm not sure if these pictures clarify the marrying concept at all (pictures from ASOS Australia).


Roasted nuts from outside this jewellery store I don't remember the name of but does awesome free food every year / fairy floss!



Jenny and YY came later and they wanted an ASOS giftbag too, so we went back to Martin Place and I took the chance to get a taco from a food truck. It was an awesome taco. Unfortunately I don't have the energy to chase food trucks around on regular days.


Selfie in a Dior window display after we walked around the store awkwardly pretending we could actually afford anything in there.


Hermes photobooth was fun... but they picked the worst photo of my face.


More photobooth photos...


In addition to the fashion and free stuff, FNO is an opportunity to pose with scantily clad Calvin Klein models / Essie sculpture.

I sort of regret not taking my DSLR! But then again I probably wouldn't have taken as many pictures as I did with it, the phone is so easy to whip in and out. Outfit details if anyone wanted to know: shirt from Seed, skirt from Glassons, boots from Dune and watch c/o of Daniel Wellington.

40 comments:

  1. This should be renamed MNO, Mad Night Out. They look loads different to the ones that happen over hear. The ASOS idea is nuts but so fun, the whole thing looks fun though. I've not been to one but I assumed they were for super fashion dudes, drinking wine and getting new facials. Maybe you guys do it differently. Are you Hermes weights?

    There's one happening in Manchester, which is about 60 miles from where I live. Maybe I go?

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    1. Haha yep, those are Hermes weights! Maybe check out the Manchester one if it's not too much of a bother to get to. I can't vouch for what the FNOs over there are like though!

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  2. Oh, you're sooo lucky! :D I love your photos :) And you look so cute!
    http://juliablonnik.blogspot.com

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  3. great photos and great time to you ,I think :**

    http://pukimatok.blogspot.com/

    :)

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  4. Why don't my country have this
    kind of events?! The photobooth thingy
    is fun, same with the freebies and
    taking pictures with pretty Calvin Klein
    models :P Ah man I want to own those
    ASOS tote bags really :c Xx

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  5. This looks like so much fun! Love the 'marrying' idea aha, I probably would have panicked too though haha, I'm going to try to find out if there is something like this near me now :Pxx

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  6. Oh my life the Calvin Klein men. *fans self*. This looks like such a fun night out and a great excuse to grab some freebies. Can't believe the ASOS one, the sounds amazing
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  7. this looks like so much fun, babe! your outfit and especially that skirt is wonderful. :)

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  8. You look fantastic and I am crazy jealous that you got to take photos with ah "scantily clad CK models" xD. I don't think I've ever been to a Vogue FNO, but it looks like so much fun (and so much fooddddd)!

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  9. Oh gosh, this just looks like so much fun! I wish I could check out your FNO. I'm definitely not complaining about the male models, haha.

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  10. Wow! How exciting :) I always look forward to events like these, too!
    Okay, my hormones and those delicious eye candy models haha :)

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  11. Oh wow, I've never been to Fashion's Night Out before but it looks like a lot of fun! Maybe I should start considering next year's for all that free food...

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  12. What the hell!! It looked insane - wish I went :( Every you go, and every year, I am super duper jealous. Glad you had a good time! x

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  13. Wow how fun!!! And they had cotton candy too? LOVE IT! You are a lucky lady ;)

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  14. looks super fun! and that marriage concept is different! :)

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  15. Wow it looks like a lot of fun! I love all the photobooth photos. :) I can't believe asos were giving away clothes. o:

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  16. The photos look amazing for phone photos my goodness, I wouldn't have noticed if you didn't mention it wow, my phone is absolute crud haha. That event looks super epic, and that's great that it was free, Vogue is usually too stingy and exclusive to make their events free (i'm not bitter I promise haha)

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    1. Hahaha I would definitely not get invited to exclusive Vogue events! I think the cost is mostly shouldered by the stores which are promoting, they just do it all at the same time under the Vogue brand.

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  17. Woot the event looks so fun with the photobooth, freebies, and the atmosphere itself! Anyway, loving the styling you do on the Hermes photobooth, your outfit looks so lovely! And I somehow agree with the phone camera part, it's a lot easier shooting with iPhone most of the time.

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    1. I can't really take credit for the scarf styling, that one was thanks to the sales assistant :)

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  18. I've always wanted to go to FNO and now that I'm living in New York, I seriously can't wait for it! All of the free goodies are so wonderful!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. Fashion week in NYC would be simultaneously amazing and intimidating, I would think!

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  19. These pictures are so fun :) looks like a great event! And I'm really liking your outfit :)

    Hope you're having a great week!

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  20. love love your outfit here, it's per-fect! I love your vision of fashion night out as happy series of food and drink :D wish they'd do something similar here, looks really fun and laid back! x

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  21. Oh I'm so jealous, looks like a great night out x

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  22. Looks like you had so much fun! Free food + fun photobooth pics = awesome!

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  23. This event sounds great and I'm liking the sounds of all these freebies. You're right about the refreshments haha, I used to go to art exhbitions with the main objective being eat as much of the free nibbles as possible! You sound like me with the 'I panicked!' I'd do that too with all eyes on me etc...

    I actually thought these were taken on a dslr until I saw your phone in the photograph. I haven't updated my phone since 2009 as all I use it for is to phone and text, I definitely need to get with the times!

    Thanks for your comment too, really glad you like the progress shots, I have a ton on my pc so I'll find a way of putting them on the blog haha.

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  24. Looks like you had an awesome time! Beautiful pictures!

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  25. Seems like there was a little bit for everyone at this event ;) It looks so much fun and exciting!

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  26. It looks so cool. I especially like that not-really-awkward-but-slightly-weird-but-so-cool picture where you just casually pose with those Calvin Klein models. It's fantastic!!

    The night out looks amazing, I'm so jealous at all that free food really. Hahaha! We don't have night like this over in Amsterdam, where lots of stores participate. But we totally should have them :p

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  27. looks awesome :)

    xx
    bianca
    www.worryaboutitlater.com

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  28. oh my god WHY did i not know about this! look at all the free food and drinks and funny photobooth things and getting something free from ASOS! i definitely have to go next year, haha.

    little henry lee

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  29. Looks like you've had an amazing time!
    This is a really great post :)

    Kendra
    xx

    Blog: Stolen Inspiration
    Instagram: KendraAlexandra
    Facebook: StolenInspiration

    Ohhh by the way we have a great giveaway on at the moment!

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  30. Loving your blog! You got a new reader! :)
    The roasted nuts look so good, love them!
    Btw, I live in Sydney too! It may sound totally weird, but maybe if you would like we could meet up. I am originally from Germany & arrived here 3 weeks ago.
    (Haha I would understand if not :D)

    Keep blogging like this!
    Cheers!

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  31. Oh this looks like fun! I wish Brisbane had more stuff like this.

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  32. They have this in lots of cities. I've never been, but really should! Unfortunately, in the UK they have moved it from London to Manchester -_- You look so cute!

    Love,
    When You Dream Big xx

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  33. Your pictures look so fun! I'd love to go to a FNO in a major city.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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