Los Angeles Fashion’s Night Out

As the second annual global initiative of Fashion's Night Out turned monumental, I was more than eager to spend my Friday night in Los Angeles. Nothing compares to the mob festivities happening in New York, but I thought LA would make a good second best.

My first stop was the Moroccan Bazaar that Opening Ceremony hosted in their parking lot. I must say that this choice was a no-brainer, since my obsession with anything related to Humberto Leon and Carol Lim is astronomical. I really admire both of their business senses as well as their eye for beauty. The eclectic bazaar did not disappoint. Persian rugs were the gathering area of the bazaar, and little shops were lined along the sides. Everything from spiritual rocks to vintage cowboy gear was sold by individual vendors. A psychic sat in her little corner hunting out her prey. The simulation of a bazaar felt fairly accurate, but done with proper OC flair. Here are some of the photos I took at the bazaar:

The highlight of the evening was definitely the 3.1 Phillip Lim party hosted by the lovelies over at Refinery 29. I have to admit this party was the deciding factor to make a trip down to LA. As Angelinos in their six inch heels waited outside for burgers and drinks, inside was where celebrity sightings, such as Rachel Bilson and Teen Vogue's Lisa Love, were abundant. I even got to chat with Refinery 29's Los Angeles Editor who was gracious enough to welcome me to the party. Racks seemed a bit scarce, which is a great sign for the full-frontal fashion initiative. Here are some of the photos I took at the party:

John Kim and a friend. All photos by the author.

And as I quickly passed by the famed Ferris wheel on Rodeo Drive, I thought to myself what a great opportunity a night like this is. Fashion's Night Out is not just a night to enjoy the nightlife, but it really brings a fashion community together, regardless of what part of the world you're in. Boosting the economy has never been so exhilarating.

John Kim

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