Thank you for making the Dress Up Soirée special…


The first two Dress Up Soirées last season in New York and London were great, intimate, refreshing, a new turn in fashion…but nothing, and I do mean NOTHING could have prepared me for the turn out and spirit that came with this season's Dress Up Soiree and Evolving Influence panel discussion (I tried to do an intro, but I cried in front of everyone). This time around having amazing sponsors like Microsoft and allowed us to put forth a great event, and with the help of Jordana this would not be possible to accomplish, and the panelists….


Helen Zhu CEO of ❤ Erika Miller SEO Manager of ❤ Julia Kung of ❤ Debbie Anderson of Microsoft ❤ Tricia Royal of Wardrobe Remix ❤ Wendy Brandes of Wendy Brandes Jewelery and Christian Francis Roth ❤ Jessica Schroeder of What I Wore ❤ Geri Hirsch of Because I’m Addicted ❤Crosby Noricks of PR Couture ❤ Carolyn Hsu of Daily Obsession ❤ Susie Lau of Style Bubble

As people started to show up for the panel Evolving Influence, it really honed in the need for us to meet in person, that the volume of our community is growing, and with that we're also creating a culture of professionalism. Unfortunately, I didn't foresee this need, and we really could have gone on for a much longer time, but the venue was more of a party space, and we also needed to socialize with each other! So next time we'll take this into consideration, and create something even more useful to the community!


For the record, I'd like to address some blips that happened, like some people under 21 were turned away… I'm very sorry that slipped my mind, I thought that since Broadway East is a restaruant, so it didn't occur to me also, the days when I got carded are wayyyyy behind me, so I'm very sorry. Secondly, someone mentioned that there were no men on the panel. We asked a few guys, they couldn't make it. If you're a man, and would like to be considered for the panel, please make yourself known to me, and take part in the community.

All in all, if there ever needed to be proof that we are a powerful community, then this was the night. Meeting everyone in person, feeling the energy and warmth in the air really spoke volumes about where fashion blogging is heading… and it's only going up.




I know happened a week and a half ago..but we had so many photos to share, and there is so much more in the Dress Up Photo Album! and there were so many people who posted about their experience, I'd like to give a nod to everyone who posted about the Dress Up Soirée….

A video by Kathrin from Two for Fashion

Punky Style IFB Dress Up Soiree
Jes’ Makeup for EveryoneIFB event on Monday Sept 14th
The Greyest GhostComing Soon: More Fashion Week
Style Symmetry • IFB Dress UP Soiree
Nubia Nonsense • IFB Event
Liz GoffFWNY Event: IFB Dress Up Soiree
Highsnobette • Independent Fashion Bloggers Dress up Party!!
NYCLookoutMo Fashion Events and Then Some
Trendology.comEvent: IFB Dress Up Soirée
cmykaboomNew York Fashion Week Review: IFB Dress Up Soireé – 09.14.09
Cigarettes and High HeelsMarlboro On: NYC Mutherfudgerrrrrr
Nova StyleNYFW S/S 2010
Paris and PascualIFB Dress Up Soiree
tforiaIFB Dress Up Soiree NYFW
the adventures of yoshiIFB’s Dress Up Soiree…
Corvus NoirIFB Dress Up Soiree
DanaditionIFB party+Marc Jacobs+Lady Gaga=one good Monday night!
Dream SequinsIFB Dress Up Party!
Fashion Pulse DailyThe Independent Fashion Bloggers Dress Up Soiree
Fashion Rockssusie bubble in ny
Fatlace IFB’s Dress Up Soiree – NYC!
Gilding the FrillyIFB Dress Up Soiree: The Event
heartyIFB Dress Up Soiree!
Idee GenialeNightime: IFB Dress-up Soiree
My Style PillRecap: IFB Dress Up Soiree
Periodic Elements of StyleNYFW iPhone Photo Drop – Day Four
Purple BlissIFB Dress Up Soiree!
She’s Gotta Have ItCocktails, anyone?
Thumbelina FashionistaIFB: When Bloggers Descend En Masse
what would krissie wearIFB's dress up soiree: the recap
Wendy Brandes Jewelry BlogNew York Fashion Week Frock
La Petite Demoiselle • NYFW Professionally Crush Worthy: Kate Lanphea
Style & BeyondIFB Dress Up Soiree at NYFW

The Smashing Blog • Designer Toolbox: Emerging Fashion, NYC Fashion Week
Two for Fashion • Fashion Blogger Panel Diskussion Inhalt ist Alles
39th and Broadway • NY Fashion Week Round Up
#FASHTAGS • Independent Fashion Bloggers' Dress Up Soireé, September 14.
Haute off the press • Independent Fashion Bloggers Dress Up Soiree
Blogher : New York Fashion Week IFB & Evolving Influence
Keiko Lynn : IFB Dress Up Soiree
Market Publique: More Fashion Week Fun at the IFB Dress Up Soiree

Special thanks to… Moxsie, Benefit Cosmetics, Equinox, Cosabella, Note to Self, 80%20 Winona of Daddy Likey, and ideeli for helping out with the goody bags!

And last but not least…what did Jordana and I wear? I wore a combination of Market Publique Vintage, Topshop and Also… Jordana wore a Jesica Milton dress and Jeffrey Campell boots.

Thank you Dustin Fenstermacher for taking all these great photos! For the complete album, please click here.
If you attended the party, please check out our contest!

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28 Responses

  1. WendyB

    That’s an awesome picture of you and Jordana — I was trying to take one at the same time in the same pose and it was not working for me. Alas! I am not a fabulous photographer. Thanks again for all your work on the event.
    .-= WendyB´s last blog ..eBay Pick of the Day =-.

  2. Eyeliah

    Thanks for including my link, so glad it got this much coverage!! And I saw that photo of you and Jordana in the album, it’s killer. 🙂 Hopefully I will be there in person at a future event.
    .-= Eyeliah´s last blog ..Etsy Wishes =-.

  3. Ela

    Oh I wish I could’ve been there, what a fabulous night! I’m glad so many posted about it, at least I feel like I was *somewhat* there.

    Jennine any plans to host one in Toronto in the future?
    .-= Ela´s last blog ..Talking in Circles =-.

  4. Glendy

    Hey guys thanks for putting up this awesome event, I attended and left after the panel discussion ended. I did speak to very few people, I spoke to Gilda of Queen Gilda and said hi to Wendy Brandes but I doubt she remembers me, she was being hoarded by other 5 people lol. I didn’t take any pictures of me at the event but I did take pics of the event (e.g. looking down the stairs) so can I send a pic of me in my IFB outfit I took at home?
    I also wanted to give a small suggestion, the place was extremely packed and hot when I got there at 8:45 and I had the unfortunate luck of making a wrong turn and walking through the projects :/ not cool at all. As I walked inside the hallway was filled with people, some girls on the first floor were pissed off because they were being told be quiet. I asked what was going on and they told me the panel was still going on upstairs. I tried to go up the stairs and it was almost impossible but I managed to get there. I think I would love to see IFB being held in a bigger and more spacious place next year. The panel was ending and I decided to go downstairs to introduce myself to more people, I saw the same group of girls downstairs talking and I introduced myself and my blog, I asked them what were their blogs and they looked at me like I was speaking in another language and only introduced themselves by their first name (guess they weren’t bloggers). I decided to call it a night after an exhausting day from work, I was very happy to see the turn-out at the event, it sucks I didn’t get to say hi to all the people I wanted to, but hey there’s always next year 😉
    .-= Glendy´s last blog ..Top 5 – Most Disappointing New York Fashion Week Shows =-.