I think I'm finally recovered from my trip to NYC last week for the Fashion Forward Conference. Okay realistically, I'm probably still at about 85%...however, I'll take it. Things have calmed down a bit to digest what I experienced....
I was invited to the conference by Nicole of Mom Trends (she's one of the founders), and was so thrilled to find out that it was completely focused toward mom style bloggers. It's so refreshing and beneficial to have a conference for such a unique niche of bloggers. I felt like it was a perfect fit and am SO glad I was able to go (thanks to Zulily).
Here are some shots I took while at the conference that I hope convey the true feel and vibe of it. You'll find my take-aways and new knowledge learned at the bottom of the post, so stick around 'till the end!
This was such a cool, bright, and crisp venue. All the sponsors had their spots set up, with whom I really enjoyed getting to talk to. Jodi from Stokke was one I instantly hit it off with...she was such a delight!
Countess LuAnn was on one of the panels about brand partnering...this is her being interviewed beforehand. It was interesting getting to talk with her for a bit....er, I mean...with her assistant, that is. Yep.
Rosie Pope was delightful. Besides the fact that I loved just listening to her talk, I couldn't take my eyes off her earrings...gorg! The "Pregnant In Heels" star is the kind of woman you sorta want to hate (I mean, who looks that great pregnant with her fourth child???), but she's truly super charming and is a spectacular business woman.
One of the conference sponsors, New Balance, had a little contest to match up celebrities with their New Balance kicks....guess who won?!? This girl did! I'll be sure to post the "prize" whenever I get it later this week!
If this face looks familiar, it's probably because it is...Phillip Bloch kind of a big deal in the stylist world. You remember Halle Berry's sheer embroidered Oscar dress when she won? Yeah, that was all him. He sat at my table and was a hoot....aaaand he kinda likes the mic. :)
The day was packed full of panels, style shows, and treats. So much fun in one day...and well put on!