IFB Con 2013!
It’s that time of year again folks. New York Fashion Week is in full effect and it just wouldn’t feel the same without the IFB Conference. I haven’t been to an IFB conference in a year and it was good to be back and connect with bloggers like myself all the while learning from the panelists about new and innovative ways to blog and reach the masses. This time was no different from the last. I put on a fresh new and awesome vintage inspire outfit, I met many of my readers, met many awesome bloggers, enjoyed the sponsor booths, and left with new-found knowledge that left me inspired. It was so good to see my girl Jess from FreshJess, Kristine of BeautyNYC/Glossybox, Ariana of Mode Marteau, and some of the awesome Blogger Collective members. I also met some really sweet bloggers like Alix Rose, Ann Vauderhelm of Tongue and Cheeky, Aminta of Clothes & Fashion, Sarah of Story girl Sarah, and more. I particularly loved the honesty of Lisa (Lulu Frost) and the story behind her brand. Her decision to trust her intuition motivated me to keep following mine even if I am sometimes faced with doubt. I also loved the raw and uncut opinion of Jake Gallagher of GQ Eye & Esquire who stated that a lot of blogger material is starting to look the same and that we need to think of new and innovative/creative ways to talk about brands. It was refreshing to know that some people do want substance and content that is actually engaging as opposed to a picture of an outfit you never really wore and one sentence that states every high-end label that is so “in” right now. Substance is what blogging was before it became a circus or popularity contest, it was a way for REAL people to post REAL opinions on anything and everything. I agree whole heartedly with Jake as someone who’s blog is written straight from the heart. My blog is my baby, an insight to my life and my opinions and completely unbiased. I don’t recycle material or write false opinions on the things I write about and I love to be personal with my readers. All of the panelists taught me something but these two especially. I had a wonderful time and can’t wait to do it again in September. See my IFB adventure and what I wore inside! I am getting to know my new Canon T3i so here goes nothing! This is what I wore to the IFB Con. I was inspired by the atomic and galactic prints of the golden age so I decided to have fun with this ensemble. The dress is by Trashy Diva from Enz, my sweater is from H&M, my shoes are by Dolce & Gabbana, and my hat box and glasses are vintage.I am totally crazyyyy about this outfit.
I even got to sport my Crave Yard atomic brooch!I love that my TD dress has giant pockets! Get-a-load of that print!Love these simple candy apple Dolce & Gabbana pumps! So happy I got to see my girl Ariana! It felt like forever! Loved that I got to connect with so many sweet bloggers like this lovely lady here. Jess, me, and Alix! Such awesome girls and I am so glad I spent my IFB with them! Galactic fashion!Blogazons ❤ Bloggers galore!Lisa of Lulu Frost ❤My IFB gals.Lisa of Lulu Frost again! She was so sweet!
Special thanks to talented photographer Driely Carter for this photo and my outfit shots! She captured the real colors of my outfit!The Alex and Ani booth.Gems for days!
Our photo booth sessions lmao!lol Locas!Tyson Beckford was getting lots of love from the lady bloggers. lol More panelists like Aimee of Song of Style talking about the essential revenue stream for bloggers.The Monster Headphones booth. I love these crystal headphones by Monster. Such great styles! Love the color of these!This is Sarah of Story Girl Sarah, doesn’t she look lovely in this vintage ensemble?! Fekkai booth. Get yo hair did GORLS.Katia of Birchbox talks about how the business came about. I LOVED the Bare Mineral’s booth and the BM girls were so incredibly sweet and informative about their great products. I happen to love my Bare Minerals foundation powder because it doesn’t make me break out so I had to try the other great products showcased here like their new eye shadows and lipsticks! Love all of these blush pallets! So happy I got to take one home! Bare Minerals also has mascara in really pretty shades and I can’t wait to try them! Look at these COLORS!So many pretty shades to choose from! The Mail Chimp booth was also really cute and had bloggers bedazzling and customizing t-shirts. Look at the adorable Mail Chimp hats!Love!They also printed out our photos that we posted on twitter of our IFB experience!
This is Ann of Tongue and Cheeky and I fell in love with her galactic girl tattoo! So cute!Alix talking to the founder and creator of IFB, miss Jennine Jacobs of The Coveted. She looked so gorge! Without her, so many of us bloggers would not have an outlet to learn about the business of blogging.That is all folks! Until next September!
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