9.12.2012

New York, New York Part II : IFB Conference


*You can catch part I of New York here, and what I wore here.

It would be impossible to cram all of the highlights of the IFB Conference in one post, so I hope you enjoy the few that I am sharing today:) Blogging is a funny thing. Its a world that is hard to explain to your neighbor, your friends, and even your family. It has its own lingo, its own fashion trends, and effects your own lifestyle. This was a day geared for bloggers to encourage, inspire, and gather our blogger worlds under one roof. I actually don't consider myself a fashion blogger.

These girls had some really cool stories to share and practical advice (which I find most helpful).

I have to mention some of the entrepreneurs I had the pleasure of meeting throughout the day who turned out to be completely genuine, authentic, and sweet as ever. You only hope bloggers and creatives you love are as wonderful in person as you imagine. Well good news friends.... these women totally are: Jennine JacobKatie RodgersKatie Armour, Bri EmeryKendi SheenCori RobinsonJessie ArtigueAmy Anderson, Mackenzie HoranHilary Rushford...to name a few!

Creative genius Bri Emery was as down to earth and personal as they come. She obviously has a gift to inspire others, hence why her brain child Blogshop (crash course for photoshop) is taking the blogosphere by storm! If you haven't had the chance to check it out, you can see their current tour here. Good news for Atlanta friends...she is heading our way!  

Side note - It really struck me that Bare Escentuals founder Leslie Blodgett came out to be with all of the attendees and just hang out. She was such a breath of fresh air. That alone, made me want to be a loyal customer for life.

In between panel talks, you could browse and interact with fun-tastic booths such as Mailchimp's photobooth and DIY tee station, Creative manis with Julep Nails, and Foundation matching at Bare Escentuals bar. Such a fun set up!

And of course, what's a Fashion Blogger's Conference without highlighting some winners?...

(Fashion bloggers who know how to throw a mean top knot: 

I couldn't help but spot some seriously awesome stripes courtesy of Hilary Rushford and blogger who didn't have a biz card! (Let me know if you recognize:))


I left the day feeling very blessed to connect with so many rockstars.

So thankful to Gabe for pushing me to go, and who took the day off of work to stay with the babes - what would I do without that boy? Hope you all get the chance to attend one day!
Love, Anna


23 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your trip with us, what an awesome conference to attend. Glad you had a good time!

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  2. Looks like you had an awesome time! I'm still really sad that I can't put my hair in a top knot :(

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  3. This looks like an awesome time and judging by the topics, sounds like it would have been great for bloggers in general. Thanks for sharing and introducing me/us to so many new fashion blogs!

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  4. I'm so so so glad we got to meet in person, finally! Love this little re-cap and all your great pictures. I always go to these conferences swearing I'm going to take more pictures and I always forget once I get lost talking to everyone!


    Christin - Oh girl, anyone can do it. It's called a 'hair donut' and I'll teach you the ways of fooling the world into thinking you spent time on your hair. This lesson also includes a sub section called 'dry shampoo for like 4 days in a row'.

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  5. i must attend next year!! must must must!! :D

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  6. It looks like such a fun group of women! I wanna go next year! Also... Those top knots are awesome. Total blogger style :)

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  7. Sounds like you had such a great time, thanks so much for the information about it!

    xx Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  8. so cool that you went!!! what an amazing experience :) and so, so jealous that you met bri!!! XO brynn

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  9. I can only imagine how amazing it was to attend this conference!!!!

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  10. I love that you and Bri have identical hair do's! :) Looks like this was an awesome experience.

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  11. what an awesome trip! i totally get what you mean about blogging being its own little world :) i'm tempted to come your way for blogshop - are you going? i kno you are already a pro tho!

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  12. so cool that you go to go there...you are looking gorgeous :)

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  13. So fun to see these snaps - you looked FAB!

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  14. Thanks for sharing! I absolutely love your sense of style!

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  15. Great shots! Looks like such a fun experience! Definitely need to make it out next year!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  16. Looks like it was a really great conference - love all those top knots! what skill!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  17. Would love to attend one of these days Anna...so glad you got to go and glad Gabe gave you the push. Sometimes that is what we need to get motivated. (And to make the time).

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  18. Great pictures, dear! So glad you got to attend :)

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  19. ooooh what a fun time!

    great re-cap...thanks for sharing!!

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  20. This is SO AWESOME!! I would love to meet Bri! And of course YOU, in person. :) So glad you went, and that your sweet husband pushed you to do it.

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  21. Indeed it was a great experience and an eventful gathering to see such great bloggers and learn such great information! It was a pleasure meeting and speaking to you! All the best and thank you for the feature!

    www.TheStyleClimber.com

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  22. You look gorgeous and it must have been so fun! I'd love to be back in NYC in time for this some day!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  23. Oh it was so fabulous to finally meet you in person sweet girl! And thank you so much for snapping some pics of me! Can't wait to post those & our Photobooth shenanigans soon ... ;)

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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