Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fashion's Night Out

Last Thursday, the city gave off one final light and laughter filled bloom as the summer season drew to a close. The businesses of downtown came together and each presented their fiercest and finest for the fourth annual Portsmouth's Fashion's Night Out! From Flower Kiosk to Puttin' on the Glitz and Club Boutique/City Shoes to the double-threat neighbors of Concetta's Closet and Hazel, so many businesses stepped out and represented, flocks of lovely models pounding the pavement from five to eight and the runway at the Hilton Garden Inn from nine to ten. There were custom cocktails, fabulous music, a tap-snap booth for the delighted passerby and, of course, no shortage of fabulous outfits.

Sorry, the only pieces in my outfit that are for sale are the gorgeous bracelet ($75) and over-sized locket ($110), made in Paris. Still, someone had to bring the Pickwick's black and white stripe!

These crinolines are such a fail-safe knockout that we featured them twice. I call this gorgeous petite duo "Sister Light, Sister Dark". Adelaide, the graveyard lovely on the left, is wearing a Vollers corset ($110 at Lady Pickwick's), made in America crinoline ($64 at Lady Pickwick's), Fortuneteller lipstick ($24 at Lady Pickwick's) and a handmade gravestone t-shirt made by Kittery artist Andy Ritzo, with a shading of a stone from Portsmouth's famed Point of Graves. The darling Ariel to her right is channeling a young Carrie Bradshaw with her youthful Jean Queen lip ($20 at Lady Pickwick's), pink crinoline, chambray shirt, and multicolor white boned fan.

Gigi brought the street style sweetness in a kimono inspired dress (currently 30% off at Lady), kitty-cat wedge heels which you may remember from THIS blog post, a Brigitte Bardot approved silk hairband ($28 at Lady), and lacey peach earrings ($18 at Lady).

 We had so much fun mingling with all of the beautiful models from other shops, such graceful and sweet ladies, and lairds in the case of Celtic's Crossing tartan swathed congregation!

Flower Kiosk's gorgeous handmade "living" dresses
Lady Luck Burlesque representing for Puttin' on the Glitz
Bonny lairds
Rick Dumont Photography (Shop Portsmouth facebook)

From the Concetta's Closet facebook page

A big thank you to all of the participating stores and fabulous photographers, to Shop Portsmouth and the Chamber and to every sweet face that jumped in to join our parade of chic! Happy Autumn- I'm glad we've greeted it in style. If you'd like to read further, Seacoast Online did a great article covering the event!

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