Fashion’s Night Out 2011: Meeting IMAN

Fashion’s Night Out, commonly nicknamed as FNO, brought stylistas/os and their fashionable friends alike to the streets on NYC this past Thursday. As expected, the Manhattan blocks were consumed by heels, bow ties, and smiles, as people shopped their favorite brands and caught sight of their favorite celebs and socialites.
My friends and I started out at Bergdorf Goodman, where they had something fab going on at each level of the exquisite store. As we entered, we were greeted by Lady Bunny! Fab right?

Moving along, we browsed and “window” shopped as we added items to our wishlist of things we needed after our college budgetnista ways no longer grace our titles. We decided to head to the beauty level and look who we saw! Oscar de la Renta meeting and greeting FNO goers…

After leaving Bergdorfs, we sauntered through the crowd as it all moved in unison in a very……very….slow pace! We planned on going to so many events, but as those who have experienced FNO know, the time somehow gets away so quickly! We then decided to head to the Lanvin boutique, where another one of my biggest dreams would come true!
To give you a little background, I am in admiration of Super MOGUL, Iman. Not only was she a driving force in the evolution of fashion, but she has done and still does so much humanitarian work for charities that help people in need. I began chatting with Iman about a year ago via Twitter, and I loved the fact that she sincerely appreciated and wanted to connect with her supporters. We have never been able to meet, and so when I found out that she would be hosting FNO at Lanvin, I HAD to be there!!! As my friends and I walked to the posh boutique, I became so nervous as I tried to figure out the first thing I’d say in greeting Iman.
We finally arrived at Lanvin, and about 1 minute later, I turn around and see this GODDESS walk through the door. Ok, seriously…I am NOT exaggerating people…she is really like gorgeous…I stopped mid sentence when she walked in! My friends and I just stared in awe and as she came in, and probably because we were staring, she turned her attention to us. Without saying a word, she walked over and hugged all of us and thanked us for coming. When it was my turn, she hugged me and I said in my most geeky voice”Hi, I’m TyrasLilSis from Twitter!”…hahaha…she screamed in excitement, and I soon joined her as we were both happy to FINALLY meet! Next thing I know, I see my favorite beauty guys Sam Fine and Oscar James, along with Stylist Emil Wilbekin enter and the camera flashes started! Sam took an AWESOME shot of Iman and I after meeting for the first time…
Iman and I meeting for the 1st time at Lanvin FNO
After 3 more hugs and “OMG I can’t believe we finally met”‘s, Iman went to greet other guests and I decided to sign up for the dance competition that Iman, Dwayne Wade, Joe Zee, and Sheryl Murakami were judging that night. Now, I am NOT at all the person who gets the party started by being the 1st one on the dance floor, so signing up was a shock in itself! As the judges moved to the stage and prepared for dance competition, my friend and I conversed about how we just had a feeling we were going to get chosen. Only 5 teams would get a chance to compete, and after two groups went and 3 were called who were no shows, guess who got called? WE DID! The crowd roared as we ran up on stage and Iman gave me a high five as I ran past her to get into position. We danced on the Kinect game, so all we had to do was follow the moves, but you know we had to add some EXTRA! We gave it our all, and the judges and crowd alike LOVED us! (The next day, we found this pic on!!!!!!! How awesome?!)
Dancing with a smile at Lanvin FNO! (photo by Kevin Tachman)
As they tallied the scores, I looked over at Iman and she winked at me as to say “yall got it!”, I got so excited at the possibility of winning 1st place, and rest assured, we did!!! We won a HUMONGOUS trophy that we couldn’t possibly carry on the bus, a Lanvin tote with a book containing the history of Lanvin, and their newest fragrance. Happy would be an understatement to describe this moment, and in the midst of this whole experience I glanced at Sam and he said words to me that totally summed it all up, “see…dreams do come true”…*tear*. We had to capture the moment of our win, with the FAB judges in tow!
From left: Iman, Erinn(my friend, dance partner!), Dwayne Wade, Me, Joe Zee, and Sheryl Murakami
..and just for laughs…
Sheryl and Dwayne showing us some dance moves!
After the dance party, I mixed and mingled and snapped a quick pic with two of my favorite people, Sam and Oscar who are in the business of keeping us beautiful!
I also got to meet one of my other beauty favs, Damone Roberts!..also known as the brow king, who I thought I took a pic with/of…but didn’t…womp. He is absolutely gorgeous and has hair to die for! I also caught up with model Flaviana Matata! After meeting/chatting on Twitter, we finally got to meet in person as well!
Before parting, I posed for 1 last pic with my Fairy Fashion Godmomma..FAB!
Ok, wait…do y’all see Damone Roberts in the background with his beautiful hair??! YES!
I had such a beautiful night and felt so much love from every angle, everyone was so happy to celebrate fashion and it was evident in the energy in the room. I will NEVER forget this experience, and neither will my Facebook friends since my profile pic will probably never change again! haha
What a night…
What did you all do for FNO?? Tell me!!


  1. RevealingBeaute September 13, 2011 / 2:29 PM

    Great post mama! Looks like you had a wonderful (and very unforgettable)night. Smooches!!!

  2. T.Davis September 14, 2011 / 12:58 AM

    You looked great! I see you def enjoyed yourself!!!!

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