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Tokyo Fashion's Night Out 2012

11:05 PM


To begin: pancakes with Greek yoghurt

FNO was aaaaaages ago, but better late than never! And Vogue Fashion's Night Out Tokyo 2012 was exceptionally good fun. It was my third year in a row attending the fashion/freebie extravaganza and definitely the best one yet. I suppose everyone's FNO is different because there are countless parties and events to visit, to a certain extent you just have to hope that you pick the right one. The first year I attended I was only developing an interest in fashion and didn't know Tokyo that well. The second year was post-quake and a duller, more sombre affair. I know Tokyo (and the word) were trying to be respectful, but I had travelled down from Sendai to escape all that for a while. And for the free drinks... 



Token shot of Omotesando Hills

As usual the night kicked off in Omotesando Hills with a star studded ceremony and fashion show. I decided I had seen enough in previous years so skipped it. There's only so much time I can spend looking at the top of Tominaga Ai's or Verbal's head. I arrived later, just in time to ogle JUNO (JYJ Junsu's brother) taking part in a photo shoot. He's soooo tall and dreamy! Then I scavenged all of the shops for free food and drinks.  


Freebie: mini cake selection


JUNO's photo shoot


Most popular photo op of the night: bunny girls outside Laforet Harajuku

After wandering through some side-streets trying to find flashing rings that a lot of people seemed to have (finally found them at the Runway Channel pop-up store) we ended up at Laforet. It's probably my favourite place to shop and that night was no exception. It's always more fun to try on clothes after a couple of drinks but I was wary of regretting it the next day. So I stuck to accessories, including some I had been after for a few months (see below). Also, if you spent over X amount of money, you could get some tokens to use in the bunny girls gacha machine outside!


Tokens for the gacha (lucky dip) machine


Instagram collage of Marella's event

Other than Laforet, my pick of the night was Marella. We hadn't made an advance booking so we had to queue for about 10 minutes. Then we had a "photo shoot" with a model and Marella's new pink leopard print range. You could model with one item and the longest wait was for the (beautiful) trench coat. It would have clashed awfully with my dress though, so we went for the bag and stole and therefore could skip the line. Then we had champagne as we waited for the picture to be developed. I could get used to the model life! As for shopping and freebies, here is the haul!


Carolina Glaser

(Top) Gold metal ribbon hair tie, by Joelle Gagnard (Left, Right) I bought the white one and got the black one as a novelty, by Carolina Glaser


Carolina Glaser

White and sparkly beige socks 


Scramble Market

Choker by World is Mine


Scramble Market

Silver lock wristband by F.E.A.R.


Etude House

Wrist corsage (free for entering the shop)


Runway Channel Pop-Up Store Swag Bag

Brochure and coupons


Runway Channel Pop-Up Store Swag Bag

Face masks by Mercury Duo




Runway Channel Pop-Up Store Swag Bag

Tote bag and glow-in-the-dark wrist band




Runway Channel Pop-Up Store Swag Bag

Stickers, badges, flashing rings



Tommy Hilfiger

Rosette brooch (free for entering the shop)



Marella

Photoshoot souvenir


Laforet

Flashing rings from the bunny girls gacha machine



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10 comments

  1. wow! *O* i wish i could go to tokyo fashion night out! it looks so fun, and those little coin token things to use in the gachapon machine are so cool to me for some reason.

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    1. Yeah the gachapon was so much fun! You also did so many amazing things on your trip to Japan, I'm sure many more events like this are in store for you!

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  2. they give you so many! hahah it must be fun : )

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    1. Yes, so many wonderful items. I was so lucky!

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  3. Tokyo FNO looks like a ton of fun!!

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    1. It was great! And it was great to see everyone else enjoying themselves!

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  4. nice haul i love the choker and nice outfit ^^

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    1. Thank you! I love the 90s style of the choker!

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  5. Oh wow there are some awesome freebies that you managed to pick up - as well as some of the things you ended up buying! Looks like such a fun night.

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    1. It was great! Maybe you can attend some year!

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