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Evening of style

caines | 9/13/2012, 5:30 a.m.

Fashion Night Out

It is a single night in the year that summons all fashion lovers to the nearest participating stores. Sponsored by Vogue and The Beacon Council, Fashion Night Out [FNO] proves to be a successful night of mingling and shopping for those who choose to take advantage. Over 65 retailers participate every year making Fashion Night Out the largest shopping event of the year.

Own the night

Macys located in the Aventura mall hosted a fashion show, which featured the co-star of The Style Networks Empire Girls, and former host of BETs 106th and Park, Julissa Bermudez. Additional hosts for the evening included supermodel Niki Taylor and Real Housewives of New York, LuAnn de Lesseps. Despite having an impressive on-air resume, Bermudez admitted, in an interview with The Miami Times, that she was still pretty nervous and excited about hosting the show. I think if you ever get to a point where you are not nervous before doing something like this, you should be worried, Bermudez said. You always want that excitement. Aventura Mall served as a participant of Fashion Night Out. Retailers supplied drinks, free food and gift bags to Miami shoppers. With so many stores and location to choose from an executive board member of the Beacon Council offered simple advice to any shoppers who may have felt overwhelmed. I think the best way to experience FNO-Miami is to pick a spot you rarely frequent, to discover something new and refreshing, said Vice President of international economic development programs for The Beacon Council. Fall into style The night of fashion made a few things clear about the color palate of choice for the Fall season, its all about the warm but still vibrant colors. The must-have colors include: eggplant, burnt orange, royal blue, deep teal and primrose yellow to name a few. By Julia Samuelsjsamuels@miamitimesonline.com