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Fashion’s Night Out is happening this Thursday, September 6, 2012!

FNO was created by Vogue/CFDA in 2009 to jumpstart the economy during the recession. Due to its #major success, the global effort is seeing its fourth year. Better yet – LA has been a participating city the past three years.

The event is fashion on steroids: celebrities, models, designers and fashionistas… Go out and support some of your favorite boutiques and designers. Seriously, grab your friends and celebrate fashion in LA!

For more information, visit FNO LA’s official site; Hollywood Today also had a roundup of what’s happening around LA this Thursday.

Below are from FNO events past to get you in the shopping mood. Enjoy!

FNO LA 2011

Perez Hilton at FNO LA

Fashion's Night Out shirts

SJP at Fashion's Night Out NYC

FNO LA at the Beverly Center / Perez Hilton at FNO LA / Shoppers (image by Mimi Ritzen Crawford) / SJP at Oscar de la Renta’s event (via)

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Gisele for FNO Brazil

Marc Jacobs and Dakota Fanning for FNO

FNO storefront (photo by Evan Sung) / FNO West Hollywood (via) / FNO LA at Coach (via) / Gisele in an ad for FNO Brazil / Marc Jacobs and Dakota Fanning (photo by Mimi Ritzen Crawford)

FNO West Hollywood 2011

FNO West Hollywood 2011

FNO West Hollywood 2011

FNO West Hollywood 2011

FNO West Hollywood 2011 (via)

My 48 Hr. Emmy Awards Insanity (+ the fashion!)

Were you one of 12 million that tuned in for the Primetime Emmy Awards last Sunday night? I attended and let me tell you what a #crazy whirlwind it was!

After selecting my Emmys gown at Matthew Williamson during a recent trip to #NYC in the meat packing district, I changed my mind the next day and returned the dress right before I had to fly out to Orlando Florida for the So You Think You Can Dance Tour. While prepping my designs for the tour, I snuck away to the Neiman Marcus and quickly bought myself an A.B.S dress and a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes. Being away from home and not in my fashion element, my last minute purchases weren’t settling right with me so I changed my mind literally the night before the show. I pulled a vintage gown from my closet and took it to my seamstress. She made it fit perfectly by 2pm the day of the show and I was in it the minute she finished. I got my hair and makeup done while the dress was being altered, I and before I knew it I was in a limo on my way to the Emmys!

A peek at last Sunday…

What do you think of my look? I am wearing my vintage dress from American Vintage, David Yurman diamond ring, and Velvet Angel shoes.

Soyon An for the Emmy Awards 2011

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Some photos I snapped near the entrance:

2011 Emmy Awards at the Nokia in Los Angeles Soyon An

2011 Emmy Awards at the Nokia in Los Angeles Soyon An

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Here I am with a couple of very funny guys, @JimmyFallon and Andy Cohen:

Soyon An at 2011 Emmy Awards with Jimmy Fallow and Andy Cohen

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And a snap after a dance performance in the swirl:

2011 Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia in LA Soyon An

So You Think You Can Dance lost to The Amazing Race, but we all still got a drink after the show. There’s always next year!

The red carpet…

And now on to the #amazing fashion. Celebrities weren’t the only stars on the red carpet; red, blue and black gowns rocked the show. Below are some of the fashion highlights.

Who was your favorite?

2011 Red Carpet at the Emmys celebrity fashion

Cat Deeley in a shimmering Monique Lhuillier gown, Heidi Klum in Christian Siriano and Julianne Hough wearing Carolina Herrera.

2011 Emmys Red Carpet celebrity fashion

Sofia Vergara in a curve-hugging Vera Wang gown, Lea Michele in Marchesa and Nina Dobrevin in Donna Karan.

2011 Emmys red carpet and celebrity fashion

Dianna Agron in an electric blue Roksanda Ilincic gown, Heather Morris in LA-based Masai Payan and Emily Blunt in an Elie Saab confection.

celebrity fashion on the red carpet at the 2011 emmy awards

Kristen Wiig in an ombre Zac Posen gown, Julie Bowen wearing Oscar de la Renta and Gwyneth Paltrow in a midriff-baring Emilio Pucci number.

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“21 Nite Stand” with Prince

In early April Prince announced his “21 Nite Stand“ LA concert series at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. I recently went and it was #incredible!

The 53 year-old singer, songwriter, musician and actor rocked like it was 1999. This man worked the stage like no other in his platform shoes, slinky bellbottoms and disco fabric tops. His jacket in the first # was HOT! Christina Milian was in the audience and she came up to dance with Prince during his first set. Another night Gwen Stefani performed with him, and I even heard Marc Anthony was planning a guest appearance.


Prince concert live from the Forum in LA

Prince performed hits like “Purple Rain” (video below!) and “Little Red Corvette” and ended the evening with four encores. FOUR! The crowd went wild for him, so how could he not satisfy? Plus, I hear it is common in a Prince concert for him to do even 5 or 6 encores! The best part was that I got $200 tickets for only $25. This is a #secret I’m sharing with only my readers so shhhhhh… the night of the show promoters release tickets of guests that didn’t show up, so keep this in mind when you go to the ticket window. Those tickets end up being the best seats in the house for the best deal. You’re taking a chance, but MAN! It’s worth it!!

One of his classics, “Purple Rain”:

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Prince plays “Kiss” to awesome lighting:

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Prince plays the guitar while confetti falls:

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In honor of the musical genius, some facts:

  • Prince’s full name is Prince Rogers Nelson. His jazz musician father, John Nelson, named him after his group the Prince Rogers Trio.
  • Prince’s career began in the late ’70s. He released his first album For You in 1978.
  • His single, “1999″ was released in 1982 and was huge with the MTV audience. Other hits such as “When Doves Cry,” “Kiss” and “Let’s Go Crazy” reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list. By  the mid-’80s his career had bloomed.
  • Prince has been nominated for countless awards and has won many.
  • He’s produced songs for Sheena Easton, The Bangles, and Chaka Khan.

Prince and Beyonce perform at the 2004 Grammys

Prince performs at the 2007 Super Bowl Top: Prince’s Purple Rain days in the mid-’80s; Prince performs w/ Beyonce at the 2004 Grammys; Prince performs at the 2007 Super Bowl in Miami.

And it’s no secret that he’s musically talented; he plays the guitar (so sexy on it!!), bass guitar (amazing player!!), piano, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion, saxophone and harmonica. Every night at the Forum, he plays a different set, so you never know what you’re going to get. When I went he was mainly on his bass and guitar. He’s Prince, he can do whatever he wants!!

With his ongoing success there’s no stopping him. I can’t wait to see what Prince comes up with next!