Fashion’s Night Out: Fergie at the Grove


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‘Fergie! Fergie!’ cries a young boy in a fringed leather jacket clutching an iPhone in one hand and a Fergie CD in the other as he runs toward the escalator where she has appeared. Dressed in a short, tight, sky-blue dress, Fergie hugs the boy and poses for a photo. About 200 people have gathered at Nordstrom at the Grove, where the Black Eyed Peas singer signs autographs for shoppers who buy from her newest shoe collection.

She sits at a black lacquered table surrounded by shelves that display chunky suede and leather boots in pearl grey, caramel and black as well as suede stilettos with dainty crisscross patterns over the toe. Fergie is wearing a pair of the stilettos, and one onlooker remarks, ‘Yeah, but did she actually design them herself?’


Meanwhile, Fergie sits like a queen, greeting her subjects as she squeezes the hands of each person she meets. The fans represent a variety of ages and cultural backgrounds.

Bodyguards at her side keep order but everyone is pretty relaxed.

One employee opines, ‘She should have come in on a string and lit herself on fire or something.’

In the background, the party atmosphere that was inaugurated earlier with the appearance of TOMS Shoe creator Blake Mycoskie is still in the air. In the background the DJ plays Sheila E.’s ‘The Glamorous Life.’

-- Daina Beth Solomon