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.