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Kristin Booker • April 23, 2013

And Now For a Stylish Giveaway: Come Shopping With FSB at Opening Ceremony!

Opening Ceremony Fall 2013 Collection presentation. Image courtesy of Opening Ceremony.

Opening Ceremony Fall 2013 Collection presentation. Image courtesy of Opening Ceremony.

Ah, I know, it’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway, right?!? Well, I wanted to make sure that it was a GOOD giveaway for you (nothing but the best, right?) and this one landed in my inbox while I was headed out on vacation, so let’s get to the goods, shall we?

If you’re familiar with the cult favorite shopping destination Opening Ceremony, you’ll know exactly why this is such a great giveaway and so much fun. It’s where I get a lot of my Pieces that Pop (aka fantastic fashion-forward items that make your female friends green with envy, your gay friends cheer and your boyfriend say “WTF?!?”) that just make my heart sing along with some wardrobe essentials for which I save and save and save (like my budding collection of T by Alexander Wang t-shirts, which is growing at an exponential rate.

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Fall 2013 Collection. Image courtesy of Opening Ceremony.

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Fall 2013 Collection. Image courtesy of Opening Ceremony.

There’s a lot of buzz building around Opening Ceremony’s signature collection (they’ve done their own collection previously, along with a special collection with Chloe Sevigny) and they’re throwing a little VIP shopping party this week. I have been given the opportunity to host two readers for a spectacular evening of shopping.

TWO winners, selected at random, will accompany my editor, Jenn, this Thursday evening, April 25th, 2013, from 7-9 pm at a swanky shopping soiree at the Opening Ceremony store in Soho and will receive a $50 AMEX gift card each to go toward their spending that evening. I would definitely say that this will be a fun evening and a) who turns down a free $50 to shop at b) a badass collection launch party?

Side note: you must live in the New York City area to claim this prize. Again, you need to be local to win.

Leave a comment below and tell me what you’d do with your $50 if you win and I will announce the winners (again, there will be two of you) on Thursday at 12 pm ET.

American Express Legal Terms for Contest 

Official Rules for American Express
Opening Ceremony Blogger Giveaway
No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. A Purchase will not Increase Your Chances of
1. Eligibility: The American Express Opening Ceremony Blogger Giveaway (the
“Sweepstakes”) is open only to individuals who (a) are legal residents of the fifty (50)
United States and District of Columbia (b) are at least 21 years of age and (c) have a
Twitter account. Employees of American Express Travel Related Services Company,
Inc. (“Sponsor”) or other companies associated with the Sweepstakes (including any
advertising and promotion agencies), and their respective parent companies, affiliates
and subsidiaries as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and
children) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are
not eligible to enter. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable laws and regulations
and is void where prohibited.
2. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by American Express Travel Related
Services Company, Inc., 200 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10285 (“Sponsor”) and
administered by Fashion Style Beauty (“Partner”). Twitter is not affiliated with this
3. Agreement to Official Rules: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant indicates his/her
full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) these Official Rules and (b)
Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning the prize is contingent upon
fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
4. Entry Period: The Sweepstakes will take place on April 22nd
, 2013 beginning at 12:00
PM. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ending at April 25th, 2013 at 12:00 PM ET (“Sweepstakes
Period”). Sponsor and/or Partner’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the
5. How to Enter: If you don’t already follow Partner on Twitter and American Express on
Twitter, visit Partner’s Twitter Page and click on the
icon to follow Partner and visit and click on the icon to
follow American Express. Once you have signed up to follow Partner and American
Express, to enter, read the official Sweepstakes tweet (containing official hashtag
#amexmakemyday) posted during the Sweepstakes Period and respond accordingly.
Entrant must satisfy the requirements and/or any questions contained within the official
Sweepstakes tweet and follow the response instructions. The entrant must then reply to
@fashionstbeauty via their personal and/or chosen twitter account to enter. Sponsor and
Partner reserve the right to require and/or request additional personal information to
validate eligibility of any and all applicants. Limit one (1) entry per person/Twitter account
for the Sweepstakes Period. Entries in excess of the stated limitation will be void. If you
complete the entry process via your wireless phone, your wireless service provider may
charge you for additional data usage. Please consult your wireless service provider for
more information. Sponsor and Partner are not responsible for any charges wireless
service provider may charge entrant. All terms and conditions of apply.
Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account or required
information upon entry. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated
number of entries by using multiple/different Twitter accounts, identities, registrations, or FKKS: 481691.v2 15892.100 2
logins, or through any other methods, may void all of that entrant’s entries and that
entrant may be disqualified. The use of any automated system to enter or subvert the
entry process the Sweepstakes is prohibited and may result in disqualification.
6. Winner Selection: Following the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period, Partner will
randomly select two (2) potential winners from among all eligible entries received for the
entire Sweepstakes. Partner reserves the right to decline any entry deemed incomplete
or ineligible during the entry process. The odds of winning depend on the number of
eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes.
7. Notification and Requirements of Potential Winners: Potential winners will be
announced within 24 hours of the drawing. An individual is not deemed the winner
unless and until he/she has complied with these Official Rules regardless of whether
he/she has been announced as the winner on Twitter or in any other forum. The Partner
will send each potential winner a message from @fashionstbeauty to the potential
winner’s Twitter account used to enter the Sweepstakes with instructions on how to
claim the prize. Chosen winners will be eligible to bring one (1) guest Upon entry and/or
fulfillment, Sponsor will contact a potential winner via Twitter, but may also contact the
potential winner via telephone or electronic email (if information is provided by or
requested from entrant) in order to confirm the receipt and acceptance of the prize. In
order to receive a message from Sponsor, Entrant must (a) be following
@fashionstbeauty and @americanexpress and (b) have his or her account settings set
to “unprotected” and/or “public.” If a potential winner does not respond and comply with
the instructions in the message within one (1) day after Sponsor sent the message or is
not in compliance with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit the prize and Sponsor may
select an alternate potential winner in his/her place in a random drawing of all eligible
entries received, if time permits. Except where prohibited, each potential winner may be
required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the
“Affidavit/Release”). If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release
within the required time period, an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place in a
random drawing of all remaining eligible entries received. By participating, each winner,
except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor, the Partner and their
respective designees to announce his/her name on Twitter as the winner and to use
his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize
information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further
compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, in any manner,
worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.
8. Prizes and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) (2): Each winner will receive number
two (2) tickets (one (1) for winner and one (1) for guest) to the Opening Ceremony
Shopping and Styling Experience, scheduled to take place at Opening Ceremony – 33 &
35 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013 on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 from 7:00-9:00
PM ET (ARV: $350). Transportation to/from NYC or event is not provided as part of
prize. Exact details will be provided to winner at time of prize notification. Tickets are
subject to terms and conditions set forth therein. Winner must have valid ID in order to
confirm and reserve tickets. Winner must be present to receive tickets from Sponsor
representative 30 minutes prior to event start time at disclosed address. Winner and
guest must comply with all venue rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in
forfeiture of prize. Winner and Guest must each be at least 21 years of age and will be
required to present valid identification at event per Sponsor and/or Organizer request. If,
for whatever reason, the event is cancelled or postponed, Sponsor and Partner will have FKKS: 481691.v2 15892.100 3
no further obligation to winner. Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prize if, in its
sole discretion, it does not receive any eligible entries. Winners are responsible for all
federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any costs and expenses associated with
prize acceptance use not specified herein as being provided, including without limitation,
travel and accommodations. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee,
either express or implied. Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as
awarded. Winner may not request cash or other substitution; however, the Sponsor
reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of comparable or greater value,
in its sole discretion. All prize details will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
9. General Conditions: Sponsor and Partner reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to
suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes in the event that the operation, security,
or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, including, but not limited to
by fraud, virus, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem. If
terminated, Sponsor and Partner may, at their discretion, award the prizes at random
from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.
Sponsor and Partner reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual
it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to
be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive
manner and void all associated entries. Any attempt by any person to undermine the
legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and,
should such an attempt be made, Sponsor and Partner reserve the right to seek
damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the
fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor and/or Partner to enforce any term of
these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a
dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account,
the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be
the entrant and must comply with these rules. Authorized account subscriber is the
natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider
(ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail
10. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant
agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Partner, Twitter, and their respective
parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies and each of
their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released
Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising, in whole or in part,
directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of a prize.
Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen,
delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Tweets or messages; or for lost,
interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or
other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer,
satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled,
scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software
malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether
human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise
relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or
difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes,
the processing of Tweets, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakesrelated materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or
inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any FKKS: 481691.v2 15892.100 4
equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released
Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s
computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading
materials from or use of the website. Entrant agrees that in any cause of action, the
Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the
Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees or
other legal costs. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including,
but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
11. Disputes: This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of
the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Entrants
hereby agree that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action, or controversies
(“Claims”) arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes or these Official Rules
shall be resolved, upon the election by entrant or Sponsor, by arbitration pursuant to this
provision and the code of procedures of either the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation
Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) or the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as selected by
the entrant. In addition to JAMS or AAA, Claims may be referred to any other arbitration
organization that is mutually agreed upon in writing by entrant and Sponsor, or to an
arbitration organization or arbitrator(s) appointed pursuant to Section 5 of the Federal
Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. Sections 1-16, provided that any such arbitration organization
and arbitrator(s) will enforce the terms of the restrictions on arbitration provision set forth
to resolve Claims is limited to Claims between Sponsor and entrant alone, and the
arbitrator’s authority to make awards is limited to awards to Sponsor and entrant alone.
Furthermore, claims brought by either party against the other may not be joined or
consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against any third party, unless
agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any
preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named
party to the arbitration. Notwithstanding any other provision in these Official Rules and
without waiving either party’s right to appeal such decision, should any portion of this
provision be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entire provision (other than this
sentence) shall not apply.
12. Winners List: For the names of the winners (available after April 26th
, 2013), send a
self-addressed stamped envelope to: American Express Opening Ceremony Giveaway;
200 Vesey St. New York, NY 10285, for receipt no later than April 30th
, 2013.



2 Responses to And Now For a Stylish Giveaway: Come Shopping With FSB at Opening Ceremony!

  1. Sarah says:

    What would I do with a $50 AMEX? Assuming 16 Handles is too irrelevant and strays too far left field from the topic at hand, I would without question use this gem to justify purchasing a kick ass dress that shall forever remain a staple among my wardrobe.

  2. Maia A says:

    Love opening ceremony!

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