Happy First Day of Fashion Week!
Yesterday I had the sincere pleasure of participating on a panel for the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference:

I, along with Mickey Boardman of Paper Magazine, Mary HK Choi of MTV Style, Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style, Joyce Chang of People Style Watch, and Christian Remrod of Fashion Networks waxed on about the evolving face of online media, our favorite promotional tools, and how we ‘humanize’ our respective brands.

A few takeaways (for me) : as a blogger it’s important to interface with readers. Get out from behind the computer, interact, share instances of your life, and talk to people. To whit, I met so many Fashion Bomb readers and former Fashion Bombshells in the audience, and had a blast chatting with them in person:

With Bombshell Taye from LA

Chopping it up with fab Ashley from New York

Kicking it with Fashion Bomb Beauty correspondent and blogger Danielle of The Style and Beauty Doctor

With Miss G Chic from Philly

I also had a lovely time hearing the stories of and meeting my fellow panelists:

Mickey Boardman of Paper Magazine

Ann Colville Soma of holierthannow.com

Me blabbing to Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style

It was simply a delight to be included and to share a bit of my journey with the 300 fellow bloggers and blog enthusiasts in the room:
If you were there or watched it on livestream, I hope you enjoyed. In case you missed it, I’m sure IFB will have a copy of the event on their website, www.heartifb.com.

For the occasion, I chose to pull on a vintage houndstooth Azzedine Alaia dress (fun fact, Rihanna wore a two piece version of the same dress back in 2009 to the Z100 Jingle Ball. I really didn’t realize Rih and I were vintage Alaia houndstooth twins until I googled ‘Rihanna and Houndstooth’ later that night. I’m dressing like Rihanna without even meaning to!). At any rate, I accessorized with a pair of Miu Miu oxfords, Lia Sophia silver earrings, and my bling bangles by Jessie Adore:

The weather is kind of a joke, so I threw on a vintage trench to combat the rains and blustery winds:

I’m off to the tents for my first show of fashion week, Nicholas K. I recently bought an Ipad (but don’t know how to use it yet–ha), so will do my best to update with all the news and insights from the tents throughout the day.


Photos by Marta McAdams. See more of her work at www.ms-takes.com.
See a few more pix from the event here:

Thanks to Jennine Jacob and Nubia Mejia of www.covetedmedia.com for extending the invitation!