This past Tuesday I had the pleasure to attend the Lucky Fashion and Beauty Blogger (FABB) Conference. The lovely ladies of Lucky made sure that I was able to attend! (Thanks Again!) It was an early rise for me and my beloved Christine. We cabbed over in the frigid weather and were at the conference bright an early enough to enjoy breakfast there. It turned into an instant hug fest as I met girls that I have been waiting a long time to squeeze!! Taylor of Sterling Style was one of these ladies. We have been talking for so long and my face just lit up when I saw her! Or course it turned into a mini photo fest sitting on this odd shaped swing. HOW freaking cute is she??? LOVE this girl SO much.
Of course I got to see the lovely Jessica of What I Wore who was head to toe in bright and fun colors. I love seeing this girl because we are always laughing and dancing and having a BALL! Glad to have her in NYC this week :)) I also finally got to meet darling Texan Kristina from Pretty Shiny Sparkly. She was just as sweet and gorgeous in person! So down to earth and cute to boot. I was loving her hat!
And then there was Beth. Beth of B.Jones Style is definitely one of my style icons. I gave her a giant hug and we chatted about all things Carrie Bradshaw. We are definitely Carrie Bradshaw Soul Sisters. (Just saying. HAHA) I also ended up giving her a little belt tying tutorial. HA! Sharing all things fun and fashionable. She was incredibly warm and so fun to talk to! I wish I was able to stay in NYC longer to hang out with all these amazing woman.
The conference itself was very professional and well put together. Everything flowed so smoothly. Brandon Holley, the Editor of Lucky Magazine, did a great job moderating alot of the panels. She was bubbly, and so passionate about this event and being able to connect with bloggers. Brandon, we felt the love. Below left is Brandon kicking things off and to the right is petite little Tory Burch all smiles after her panel. She said that she loves twitter because of it’s “direct market feedback.” She talked about feeling strongly about supporting woman in business. She also stressed us to have a unique focused point of view when it came to blogging. This was a big underlying theme throughout the day.
Joan Rivers spoke around lunchtime and was incredibly insightful and inspiring. She had some great words of wisdom for us. She talked alot about the struggles she went through in her career and what is was like to step out and work for herself. “It’s very scary. But take a chance. You regret what you didn’t do.” And she is so right! Her panel was filled with laughter, crying, and of course some choice language (oh Joan ;)). She encouraged us to plow full steam ahead but to remember while going through this blogging business to, “never shut the door, always leave it a little open.”
Another noteworthy speaker was the stunning Jenna Lyons. In a room full of fashion and beauty bloggers, it was like The Beatles just walked in. All our jaws dropped at her eloquent speech as she talked about being inspired by visual art and walking the Moma to get ideas. She stressed that both talent and communication is a key to success. She also stressed that her success was not attributed to just her, but was a product of collaboration of her talented team. Just goes to show, surround yourself with the people you love and respect. Christine and I waiting in line to get a photo with her! I of course asked her where her glasses were from since I am blind as a bat and wear contacts/glasses and she thought they were Philip Lim. OH so chic.
Hope that I was able to give you guys a glimpse into the conference! Stay tuned for Part 2 with more fun photos from the day and a full outfit breakdown.
Photos 1+2 are courtesy of the Lucky Fabb Conference / Photo 4 courtesy of Jessica
Andrea k (blonde bedhead) - I loved reading this! I loved the photos of you and Taylor and I’m glad you got a hugfest! ehhehe! You both look absolutely amazing. I so wish I could have been there!
Shen Dove Style - It was a great conference, you summed it up really well and your photos are great!
Miyan - wow- looks so fun. happy you could share this experience on your blog. looks like you met so many other great bloggers 🙂
Kate - That first photo of you is so gorgeous! I spotted you in the audience watching the FABB conference on livestream – your little head & hand popped up to take a photo at one point, I believe! Typing that just made me feel like a total creeper. Ahem. Also lovelovelove that 2nd photo of you & Taylor – BEAUTIFUL!
eat.sleep.wear. - HAHAHAH i love that!!!! thank u girl :)) xo, Kim
Christina of Profresh Style - Great run-down girl! Sounds like it was amazing, and so glad we got to meet at the cocktail hour! You are a doll and so amazing in person. I can’t tell you how happy I am that you were so happy to see me b/c it was VICE VERSA! You’re a sweetheart<3
Steffy - ah, i wish i could have been there! you are lucky you live so close to nyc! amazing photographs, as usual. your hair color is so perfect, is it natural?<3
Samara - I SO need a belt-tying tutorial from you and JenLovesKev. Is there any chance that you’d be willing to post a step-by-step or a video?
Also — who makes the belt you’re wearing here? I’ve been looking for a similar one. It looks great over your black vest/leopard print dress combo!
eat.sleep.wear. - The belt is from Zara. I hope to make a video tutorial soon! xo, Kim
joAnn - LOOOVE these pics! looks like such a fun time…can’t wait to hear more about it!
joAnn @ http://idratherbeshopping.wordpress.com
veronika - ooooh, so pretty! i love these pictures, i’m glad you had a good time.
thebohemienne - What a fun event–I love reading all these FW posts from you lucky gals!
bjonestyle - Thanks for the really sweet things you wrote about me.. so flattered and will definitely show off your belt trick giving you all the credit! So fun seeing you.. and see you again soon.. I hope.
Oden @mmmlingerie - Hello…
it looks like a fun event, but where is the whisky!
nicole - so fun and sassy outfit!
Kristina - Dear Kim: You are the bomb. That is all.
Okay okay okay well you know how when two people meet and it’s like BFF at first sight? It was sooooo great meeting face to face (finally!) and I wish you could have been at IFB – did you manage to catch the livestream? Did you see how nervous I was?? I hope it didn’t show on camera. lol. Anyway, you are so lovely, so sweet, and I’m so glad to call you my friend (officially)!
♥ Kristina, Pretty Shiny Sparkly
eat.sleep.wear. - DITTO to everything you said. seriously. xoxoxoxo Kim
classiq - Looks like it was a great conference!
Karen - Looks like you had an amazing time!! It would be so great to be in the same room wiht all of those bloggers!
modanista junkie - Wish I were able to make it! Looks like you ladies had a blast, and love the first photo. You look amazing!
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