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One of the greatest things about living in New York is being able to attend amazing events on the fly. Of course, I had planned to attend Fashion’s Night Out with my roommate far in advance, but we were still so excited to attend.

As Rachel mentioned, Fashion’s Night Out is where many stores in New York stay open late, and is referred to as “a global celebration of fashion.” As my roommate and I made our way to Barneys on 61st and Madison, we too were celebrating. Glammed up for the night, I tottered in my heels down Madison as we passed stores like Oscar De La Renta (where we saw Sarah Jessica Parker), Roger Vivier (where we saw Leighton Meester), and J. Mendel (where we saw Joshua Bell). We peeked in the stores and perused their fabulous wares, from glittering dresses to shining handbags. It felt fabulous to be a part of such an important fashion event in New York even as little old me.

Swarms of people gathered in Barneys all decked out in their fiercest and finest. The store set up a number of events that evening, from karaoke with the Olsen Twins and Simon Doonan to book signings and makeup demonstrations and more. It was fun to get all fabulous for an evening and walk around, as if suddenly Madison Avenue was a glam street festival. I would definitely go back next year, but next time I might wear flats. I had to take my shoes off toward the end of the evening, but it was okay because the people in Chrome Hearts offered us champagne and chocolate. Now that’s fabulous.

Elyssa Goodman likes words and pictures a lot. She is a Style Consultant at Her Campus, was previously the publication's first Style Editor, and has been with the magazine since its inception in 2009. Elyssa graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied Professional Writing, Creative Writing, and Photography. As an undergraduate, she founded and was the editor-in-chief of The Cut, Carnegie Mellon's Music Magazine. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elyssa now lives and works in New York City as Miss Manhattan, a freelance writer, photographer, stylist and social media consultant. Her work has appeared in Vice, Marie Claire, New York Magazine, Glamour, The New Yorker, Artforum, Bust, Bullett, Time Out New York, Nerve.com, and many other publications across the globe. Elyssa is also the photographer of the book "Awkwafina's NYC," written by Nora "Awkwafina" Lum. She loves New York punk circa 1973, old-school photobooths, macaroni and cheese, and Marilyn Monroe. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @MissManhattanNY.
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