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 Moxsie.com 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 Chictopia.com ❤ Erika Miller SEO Manager of Elle.com ❤ Julia Kung of Moxsie.com ❤ 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
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Nova Style • NYFW S/S 2010
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Danadition• IFB party+Marc Jacobs+Lady Gaga=one good Monday night!
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Fashion Pulse Daily • The Independent Fashion Bloggers Dress Up Soiree
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Fatlace • IFB’s Dress Up Soiree – NYC!
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Purple Bliss• IFB Dress Up Soiree!
She’s Gotta Have It • Cocktails, anyone?
Thumbelina Fashionista• IFB: When Bloggers Descend En Masse
what would krissie wear• IFB's dress up soiree: the recap
Wendy Brandes Jewelry Blog • New York Fashion Week Frock
La Petite Demoiselle • NYFW Professionally Crush Worthy: Kate Lanphea
Style & Beyond • IFB 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
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.