FNO Goes to Washington

Where to strut your stuff

fashion night out!

This Thursday score schwag, enter raffles, ogle models, and hunt for bargains with cocktail in hand. Attendance is a no-brainer, but which location — Georgetown or Alexandria — is your perfect fit? Browse a few standout events to decide.

FNO Georgetown has no fewer than four red carpets to access 100 restaurants, shops, and salons.

What: Barbour Georgetown
Tip a Pimm’s cup and preview items from the fall/winter 2012 collection. Feel a need for tweed? Enter the raffle to win a classic waxed jacket.
When: 6-11 p.m.
Where: 3221 M St. NW (202-298-6032).

What: Darrell Dean Antiques & Decorative Arts
Why: Tableaux vivants; models dressed in vintage Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake couture drape themselves in interiors inspired by ’80s Japanese fashions.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: 1524 Wisconsin Ave. NW (202-333-6330).

What: Ipsa and Nectar Skin Bar
Partners in shine highlight hair and beauty with Oribe dry blowouts and quick polish changes, plus a lipstick bar with tubes by Kevyn Aucoin, Becca, and Paul & Joe.
When: Ipsa, 6-11 p.m.; Nectar, 6-9 p.m. 
Where: Ipsa, 1629 Wisconsin Ave. NW; Nectar, 1633 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

What: Sassanova
Browse recent arrivals (Alcee blouses, Butter flats, Dolce Vita knits), then have a glass of wine and sketch your fantasy shoe. The winner, to be selected on Facebook, gets a pair worth $200.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW (202-471-4400).

What: Urban Chic
Easel Hair Studio styles beach waves on anyone who makes a donation to Habitat for Humanity. Score 20 percent off at a Rebecca Minkoff trunk show and sweets from Georgetown Cupcake. Spend more than $250 and artist Inslee Haynes will sketch you.
When: 6-11 p.m.
Where: 1626 Wisconsin Ave. NW (202-338-5398).

FNO Alexandria unites 87 businesses in Old Town and Del Ray for a night of family-friendly shopping and sipping.

What: Bellacara
Why: Free makeovers and discounts on beauty essentials. Preview Butter London’s earth-tone fall polishes.
When: 6-11 p.m.
Where: 1000 King St. (703-299-9652).

What: The Dog Park
Why: Canine models show off jackets and collars for late summer and winter. Enjoy light refreshments (whether you have two legs or four).
When: 6-10 p.m.
Where: 705 King St. (703-888-2818).

What: Hooray for Books
Why: Fashion-inspired arts and crafts activities punctuated by Posh Pajama story time (7:15-7:45 p.m.) aimed at guests ages 3-6. Bedtime is fashionably late.
When: 5-10 p.m.
Where: 1555 King St. (703-548-4092).

What: The Shoe Hive
Why: Have cocktails in the courtyard before trying on Aquatalia wedges, Bettye Muller heels, and Sam Edelman slippers. Meet local jewelers Maritoka Palmer and Christine Stanton of Toka + Chris.
When: 6-10 p.m.
Where: 127 S. Fairfax St. (703-548-7105).

Photo: Tony Brown / Courtesy of Imijinations 

The Dog Park
705 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
1629 Wisconsin Ave NW
bt Q St & Reservoir Rd
Washington, DC 20007
1524 Wisconsin Ave NW
bt P & Q Sts
Washington, DC 20007
3221 M St NW
@ Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20007
1633 Wisconsin Ave NW
bt Reservoir Rd & Q St
Washington, DC 20007
1555 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
1000 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
1641 Wisconsin Ave NW
bt Reservoir Rd & Q St
Washington, DC 20007
1626 Wisconsin Ave NW
bt Q St & Reservoir Rd
Washington, DC 20007
127 S Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314