Fashion’s Night Out at Gucci, 5th Avenue

I ♥ Gucci.

I know, this is a shocking revelation, right?! Right.

OK, we all know I love Gucci the brand, Gucci the philosophy, Gucci the lifestyle. So when this little invitation arrived in my inbox, there was no doubt in my mind where I’d be for Fashion’s Night Out…

The house of Gucci made it a double celebration—an east coast debut of the Fiat 500 by Gucci, and the 500 by Gucci collection—plus a fabulous shopping event where they ply you with champagne while tempting you with two stories of double-G deliciousness. A highly dangerous and indulgent combination, for sure.

I popped by the event with Lee and Anika, and I have to tell you that we had a blast. The Fiat was adorbs. I need this car. Seriously, a GUCCI CAR?! I love it. The only customization I would request is a double-G icon in the grill. Can you imagine?

After perusing the 500 and the bottom floor, we headed up to the second floor to check out the women’s, men’s, and children’s ready-to-wear collections. I had a blast trying on some of the most delectable pieces of the fall/winter 2011 collection. Lee indulged me…actually, he styled me for the first photo, and took several shots with his iPhone. Should he ever tire of streetstyle photography, he’s got a future in styling.

I’m wearing a top and culottes from Club Monaco (fall 2011); Gucci fur scarf and wide-brimmed hat; and the belt and Alexa platform boots are my own, by Gucci.

In this photo, I’ve thrown a fur jacket over my outfit. Not sure which one it is, but I can tell you this: the photo doesn’t do it justice. It was incredible in person. Gleaming black and totally gorgeous. Couldn’t leave it on too long for fear of drooling on it.

Eventually I toddled over to the children’s section and fell hopelessly in love with this little fur coat with signature green/red/green stripe belt complete with a double-G logo buckle. It could be the cutest thing I have ever laid eyes on. I can just imagine it on the mini-me I’ll probably never have. Sigh.

All photos above by Lee Oliveira.

After taking in the womenswear and children’s sections, we stopped for a respite (and champers) in the shoe salon, where I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Can you blame me? I’m sipping champagne amidst Gucci stilettos and boots, with Lee and Jamie from Sydney, and Anika from Oslo, on 5th Avenue in New York. When will that ever happen again?! I

With Lee and Anika. Don’t you love Lee’s tie? And apparently none of us are immune to Gucci shoe lust…

And then a perfect ending to a perfect night. Dinner with my beloved friends from Australia, Norway and Italy…and a Kir Royale. Mmmm.

Thanks to Gucci for the invitation, and an even bigger thank you to Lee, Anika, C, and J for making that night magical and memorable. I wish we could get together all the time. Next on my shopping list: A Lear jet.


  1. My second attempt at commenting the first one didn’t go through.

    I’m glad to see i’m not the only on obsessed with Gucci, DC was literally under water this year for FNO and I’m kind of upset that I didn’t make it out. Everybody else that i know braved the storms and went out and had a great time. I love all the stuff you took pictures in, and I just love furs, I know it’s wrong, but I LOVE them!!! I’m glad to see Anika come to NY. I would have loved to have met you all in NY. I think Next time, no excuse I am going to NY next year. I’m stalking all the blogs on anything related to this and last week in NY.

  2. That looks like it was such a fun event! It’s really nice that you’re able to meet and get to know other bloggers. Lee does have a future in styling, I like what he added to your already chic outfit 🙂

  3. Aaah! You are wearing one of my favorite outfits from the Gucci collection! You are working it! So glad you guys had such a good time.

    Can’t wait to see you on Saturday! 🙂

  4. You guys are the most stylish on the planet!! I LOVE that photo of you & the fur, it’s so Vahni…. Gucci heaven ..
    Adore the photos dear. Have a great day, I’m entirely looking forward to IFB, & FNO next year. -xx

  5. Look at you Miss Fancy Pants…or perhaps I should say “Fancy Boots”! Sounds like a fabulous evening, and I definitely agree that Lee has an eye for styling!

  6. I LOVE that picture of you, Lee and Anika together. What a fun bunch you all are. As for Lee’s gift of stylising- yes, you look amazing, and totally Vahni. Gucci and you make perfect sense. I love the classic, luxurious quality of the collections, and I can easily see many of the items fitting perfectly in your wardrobe. xo. -Bella Q

  7. Ah, love it! What a fun night, so great to see you all together. That fur scarf looks amazing. I’d love to see the sleeves of that black fur coat up close too!

  8. I’m so happy for you getting to go! Thank you for sharing it with us. Probably the closest I’ll ever get to such an occasion. 😀 Go V! (And hunky Lee and amazing Anika)

  9. I had to write about the Gucci 500 a while back and fell head over heels in love with it. Gucci do some amazing pieces and I’m particularly loving all the fur they have to offer.

  10. You all look like you had such a great time. I love all the furs and your nails are beyond beautifull… though I think I’ve told you that, multiple times already. Gucci is a timeless brand, you’ve made me fall even more in love with it after those fur photos.

  11. You look beautiful! LOVE those culottes …they are AWESOME!
    I have been really enjoying everyones FNO coverage….all my blogger buddies have done different and unique things..and it has been fun traveling along with them.
    Thanks for a sneak peak into Gucci….those furs are meant to be yours…you are such a Gucci Girl! I love it!

  12. That fur scarf with the little hangy hangy tassels … I am in love. It is so parisian vintage chic. Please tell me it costs about $20 buckeroos so I can bring it home and love it forever and ever.

  13. What a fantastic post! I loved seeing the 3 of you together! Gucci is so “you” as you surely know. Love Lee going gaga for the shoes. That seems so like him!! Anika – I would love to meet her face-to-face one day. What a sweetheart!
    Thanks for sharing this fashionable and fun time with those of us who were unable to make NYC!

  14. I see that Gucci has lots of preparations this brings me chills! This is what Fashion Night out brings me yearly. I’m longing for someone whose going to wear men stripe suits on the Night Out. I’ll be opting for the blogs that are going to write about it!

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