June 11th, 2012
Claire's Life, Fashion News, Style Diary
Claire’s Life: The 2012 Style Bloggers of Color Conference
By Claire

Happy Monday!
This past weekend, I attended the very 1st Style Bloggers of Color Conference down in Atlanta, Georgia:

I was honored to be the Conference’s keynote speaker, and tell all the fellow bloggers in the room a little about my story, and lessons I’ve learned since launching the Fashion Bomb in August 2006.

I was super nervous, but I think it went well! And the icing on the cake was that I won the Social Media and Style Blogger of the Year Awards!

It was such a pleasure to see and share my story with former Bombshells and current friends including my girl Marie Denee aka the Curvy Fashionista:

Jean Claude and Sai of the blog Because I am Fabulous.

Mattie of the blog Mattieologie.com, who organized everything down to the most minute detail.

And many, many more!

As for my outfit, I decided to play a bit with colorblocking in a pink and blue snake print dress by Sandro, accented by lace up blue Jimmy Choo Gladys sandals:

I continued with colors with an American Apparel oversized clutch in yellow, purple YSL lipstick, and gold cuffs by Aqua:

It was a great day, and I’m so honored! Style Blogger of the Year? Yay!

What do you think?
Many many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Fashion Bomb’s success in the past and present, including Jihan, Faith, Ashley, and Zillz! Thanks to Mattie and to all my fellow style bloggers for your support. You’re the bomb.

*If you’re interested, vintage boutique owner FlyWon taped my speech on her Iphone! Check it out here:

What do you think?
Photos by Marlene Lillian.

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45 Responses to “Claire’s Life: The 2012 Style Bloggers of Color Conference”

  1. Liz says:

    Claire, you’re such an inspiration! Keep you the great work!

  2. Liz says:

    *keep up the great work

  3. Kitty B. says:

    Congrats Claire! As an apriring blogger myself, I must say your story gives me so hope! especially knowing that you created the Fashion Bomb at the age I am now (i was beginning to feel i was a little old)….Congrats again on everything and I hope you celebrated the right way….love the colorblocking! You just gave me an idea for a dress i have in my closet :)

  4. Congrats on your awards, Claire! You deserve it! The conference looks like it was a great time. Fab outfit!

  5. WIsh I could have gone!!! But your post took me there, love it!

  6. Bajan Candy says:

    Nice!!! Good job Claire. It looked like such a fun time, perhaps next year.

  7. girlyGirl says:

    you look AMAZING! #LoveIt

  8. Indigo says:

    Congrats Claire! You look great! I love the lip lip…

  9. TMaryMack says:

    Congratulations Claire! You deserve every bit of it…… SN: in the future when you’re giving the breakdown of your looks, can you also include the deets on your nails? Please and thank you :) #fabulous

  10. yusufswifee says:

    i love this look….just enough…everything is perfect.

  11. Mrs Windy city says:

    I’ve been with you since blogspot days! So proud of all your accomplishments and how you have always been nice when I emailed you etc. The evolution of your blog, style and your life is very inspirational as well as a great example to all!

    Keep it up.

    PS – Ummmm send me those shoes!

  12. Cee says:

    Hurray for Claire!!!

  13. Faith says:

    Yay Claire, congrats! Those shoes…….hot!

  14. Dobe says:

    Nice! Congrats… you deserve it :)

  15. Dea Win says:

    It was so nice meeting you at the event. You are such an inspiration.

  16. Kay says:

    Congrats Claire ;-)

  17. Martinique_Fr says:

    Félicitations, Claire! You look great… Love the shoes.

  18. Dom says:

    Congratulations! Love the shoes!

  19. TheCreative says:

    Congratulations Claire!!!! You are such an inspiration, youve definitely been an inspiration of mine. Keep it up!

    btw, love your entire look!

  20. Dion says:

    Yay Claire!!

  21. amal says:

    Claire what’s the name of the lipstick you have on?

  22. dyshaun says:

    Congrats Claire! You deserve it, Honey!

    And that outift is hawt. I think you are accomplishing your “accessories challenge” smashningly well.

  23. soon2Bmrs says:

    Congrats Claire!! I’m very happy for you & you deserve everything and then some!! xoxo

  24. Mads says:

    You’re such an inspiration to all bloggers, writers and creative types. And you’re totally endearing in that video!

  25. Amanda says:

    Hi Claire,

    Congrats on your award and accomplishments. Hopefully, I will be able to make it next year.

  26. Sai Sankoh says:

    It’s always a pleasure seeing you claire, you looked amazing as usual! Thanks for the feature as well. xoxo.

  27. metoo247 says:

    loved the video. you did a great job. you are truly an inspiration to me.

  28. Yvette 617 says:

    Great Speech! Very inspirational :) Go Claire!

  29. Yakini says:

    Oh Claire, what an honor & a well-deserved one. Congrats to you, beautiful!!! I cant wait to check out the video!!!

  30. binks says:

    Congrats Claire you deserve it. I love seeing my fellow black women on their grind and succeeding! And yessss to those shoes.

  31. Shanon says:

    Claire your story is very inspirational, you are a beautiful person.

  32. Izhause says:

    Congrats to you and you look Fabulous!

  33. marguerite says:

    1. you look REALLY pretty. love the entire look!

    2. you are more interesting than you think you are. I’m glad you were keynote speaker. that experience forced you to open up and tell your story to your readers. so you majored in french and afro-american studies at Harvard. Interesting.

  34. BG says:

    Congratulations Claire! You deserve it!

  35. Uknow says:

    Work it, mama! You look gorge!

  36. Joanne_ says:

    Congratulations Claire! may you have continued success!

  37. Brytne says:

    Congratulations Claire. You Deserve It and love the outfit.

  38. FashionOne says:

    Congratulations Claire! I love the shoes…Hot!

  39. lu says:

    work it Claire ! Congrats

  40. Ra says:

    Your speech was very inspirational to me! I am so not a blogger but after the conference….who knows! As you stated “Take Risk”!

  41. It was great meeting you! XO

  42. Congratulations!! I soooooo wanted to be there. I’m just getting started – literally and hate that I missed all the great info!! Continued success!


  43. Congratz Claire & Fashion Bomb!

  44. You are a true inspiration to many fashion bloggers like myself. You are a woman a passion and it shows in every detail of your work! Keep on making BIG strides and I will always be supporting and reading FashionBombDaily!


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