Yesterday I attended the IFB Conference at Milk Studios in NY. There were so many wonderful, and interesting bloggers that were thrilled to be at the conference. They were excited by what they were doing, inspired by the different panel topics and starstruck by the professional blogger panelists. While practical topics about driving traffic, monetizing, affiliate marketing and connecting with readers were discussed. The resounding sentiment from everyone there was they started to explore this brave new digital world because it was topic that interested them (fashion) and blogging became something they loved doing, period. Hearing this and being surrounded by bloggers new and old yesterday reaffirmed why I am doing this and helped me reassess what I want this blog to be.
This time around I decided to create a photo journal from my day to give you a peak inside the conference and the sights of the surrounding city. Enjoy! If you were at the conference I would love to hear your thoughts, and if you wrote about it leave your link.
|A little early so I stopped in Starbucks and sat by the window sipping green tea. People watching to my hearts content.|
|When I arrived there was already a whole lot of people there and excitement was in the air. I scanned the room and found a few friends I met at the last IFB conference.|
|Color, color everywhere. If I had to sum up one major fashion theme that people were sporting,it would have to be rainbow brights! From shoes, to tops, to bags oh my it was electric.|
|To borrow from Ms. Medine for a moment, I had a definite arm party going on. Glancing over the panelists creds and schedule for the day. I sported the bright color trend on my nails.|
|Leopard print and top knots abound! A couple of stylish gals in front of me.|
|Lunch break, I went across the street to Chelsea Market with the awesome Jessica (Bows & Sequins), Katie (Today I Want), Lindsay (Black & Blonde) and Stephanie (Kitschy). After scarfing down some food, so hungry. I went to explore a bit and discovered this journal in a little stationary shop. Honestly I am horrible at journal keeping, but I am a sucker for anything Jane Austen. No, I didn't buy it, practical me won out.|
|J Brand had a little boutique set up at the conference where they were showcasing their new RTW collection. Attendees were asked to style a unique look using pieces from the collection for a chance to win J Brand prizes (more on that later).|
|I finally decide to move up to the front to get a shot of Panel 4, "How to Make Your Blog Irresistible". From left to right Ann Colville Somma (Holier Than Now), Nicolette Mason (Nicolette Mason), Grace Atwood (Bauble Bar/ Stripes & Sequins) Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook), Ande Torres (Style Scrapbook), Connie Wang (Refinery 29), Erica Domesek (P.S. I Made This).|
Petite Therapy), Christa ( Fresh Squeezed Fashion), Dana (what-the-frock) and Stephanie (Kitschy).
For more photos, video and tweets check out the coverage from livestream:
If you are a blogger who wrote about or photographed the conference please leave your link in the comments.