About a month ago, I decided that I wanted to start a fashion blog to serve as a creative outlet for myself. One of the first things I did was to join a fashion blogging community called IFB to learn how to get started. I noticed that they had a conference coming up in September (IFBCON) so thought I’d sign up. I had no idea that is was going to be such an amazing experience!
My goals for the conference weren’t just to learn how to be a better blogger, but also to meet others and make new friends. I was really excited about becoming part of a community and meeting others with similar interests. With that in mind, my conference experience really started the night before at dinner with several other bloggers – Laura of Laura Lily, Aminta of Clothes & Fashion, and Stella of J’adore-Fashion. Since Aminta was from New York, she took us to one of her favorite restaurants, Scarlatto. I had a wonderful pumpkin ravioli and we all shared a great bottle of wine.
Then it was off to Times Square for an impromptu fashion shoot. Below is Aminta grabbing a picture of Laura.
All-in-all it was a great night, and it was nice to have friends to sit with at the conference. I regret that I did not get a photo of Stella, but you can see her choices on her blog J’adore-Fashion.
The next day started with a 30 minute wait outside. This actually worked out well as it gave me an opportunity to meet some of the other lovely ladies at the conference. I was thrilled to be able to meet Katie Petix, one of the voices of Blog-Trends and editor of Today I Want. She actually has the only picture (that I know of) of my outfit from day 1.
I was also very suprised to meet another blogger from Milwaukee who was right behind me. Bree of Bree Rose Design is actually a designer as well as a blogger.
I did not get nearly enough pictures! Part of my transition of fashion participant to fashion blogger is to remember to document what is happening with my camera so I can provide a better experience for all of you. I did, however, get a couple of good shots.
Below is Niani of The Fierce Fantasy.
Next is Laura of Laura Lily
Laura’s Valentino shoes were a huge hit at the conference. Gorgeous!
Aminta of Clothes & Fashion is below. She had some great statement necklaces!
Caitlin – Marketing and Business Manager of Snapette, a great new app for sharing and navigating boutiques and brands. I’m starting to play with it so look for a review post in the future.