Unveiling the September 2012 IFBCON Roster



We know you are eagerly awaiting updates for the upcoming IFB Conference. 

We decided to end the torture and give you all the details on this conference which promises to be the biggest, boldest conference in town. Our speakers are some of the savviest, strongest bloggers in the community, with so much talent and inspiration to share.

If the last six seasons are any indication of the conference's success, it's a safe to assume that tickets to this conference will be sold out. From Joe Zee, Aliza Licht, Leandra Medine, BryanBoy, Erica Domesek, Jenni Radosevich, Emily Schuman, Tom & Lorenzo, Nicolette Mason, the IFB Conference has continually brought the finest speakers and online personalities to the community, showing off digital media's strong, vibrant voices.

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To get your tickets, head to the Eventbrite page and buy either:

Regular One-Day Pass: $125

Regular Two-Day Pass: $185

Corporate/Non-IFB Member Tickets: $600


Speaker Roster:

Keynote Address: Iman

Founder and CEO of IMAN Cosmetics, Skincare and Fragrances, a beauty company that created the first cosmetics and skincare collection designed for all women with skin of color, Iman has revolutionized the way women with skin of color think about beauty.

Interviewed By: Peter Davis, Founder and Editor in Chief of SCENE magazine

Peter Davis was born and raised in Manhattan. After graduating from Bennington College, he started a monthly column for Paper magazine where he had been a high school intern. He then published articles on style, celebrities and art in The New York Times, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Daily Beast, Details and many other publications. He Was Editor at Large at Paper, then the Features Director of Fashion Week Daily (now known as Front Row Daily) before becoming the Editor in Chief of Avenue. Last March, with Observer Media (The New York Observer), Davis launched his own magazine, SCENE – a local Vanity Fair, for lack of a better description.

Keynote Address: Derek Blasberg

Derek Blasberg is a fashion writer, fashion editor, guest blogger, and New York Times best-selling author. After graduating with honors from NYU in Dramatic Literature and Journalism, Blasberg began his first job as an assistant at Vogue Magazine, and is currently Editor-at-Large of Harper’s Bazaar, where he profiles the likes of Lady Gaga, Tom Ford, and Daphne Guinness. He is also the editor of VMAN and a senior editor at V, the men’s and women’s publications from the arts collective Visionaire.

Interviewed By: Coco Rocha, model

As a young girl growing up in Vancouver, Coco Rocha never expected to become one of modeling’s biggest and most ubiquitous stars. After being spotted by a modeling scout at an Irish dancing competition, Rocha was introduced to world-renowned photographer Steven Meisel. Shortly after, Coco appeared on the March 2006 cover of Vogue Italia. This was the beginning of Rocha’s meteoric rise into fashion.

Panel 1: The Future of Fashion, Moderated by Lauren Drell from Mashable

YM Ousley, Founder Signature9
Mary Alice Stephenson, World renowned beauty and fashion expert and stylist
Carla Dunham, Senior Director of Social Media at Saks Fifth Avenue
Andrea Lavinthal, Style Director, PEOPLE.com
Christine Ng, ShopStyle
Scott Lipps, CEO of One Management
Karen Robinovitz, Founder of Digital Brand Architects
Andrea Derricks, Associate, Research & Advisory at L2 ThinkTank

Panel 2: The Business Behind Blogging, Moderated by Lindsey Calla of Saucy Glossie

Jessie Artigue, stylist and blogger behind Style & Pepper
Alicia Lund, blogger behind Cheetah is the New Black
Carol Han, Partner at CA Creative
Krystal Bick, blogger behind This Time Tomorrow
Lalena Luba, Vice President of Public Relations at BCBG MAX AZRIA Group
Erin Hiemstra, entrepreneur and blogger behind Apartment34

Panel 3: How to Make Friends & Influence Readers, Moderated by Sade Strehlke from Icon Concierge

Kate Arends, blogger behind Wit & Delight
Samantha Lim, Editor-in-Chief at Fashion Indie
Nicole Warne, blogger behind Gary Pepper
Sydney Liann, blogger behind The Daybook
Carolyn Hsu, editor at The Daily Obsession
Elise Yetton, blogger behind Pennyweight

Panel 4: The New Entrepreneur brought to you by Linkshare

Scott Allan, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Rakuten LinkShare
Katie Armour, Matchbook magazine
Taylor Sterling, Founder of Glitter Guide
Katie Rogers, illustrator and entrepreneur behind PaperFashion
Michelle Madhok, blogger behind Shefinds
Kendi Skeen, blogger behind Kendi Everyday
Eddie Newton, street-style photographer Mr. Newton

Panel 5: Journalism vs. Blogging moderated by Susan Cernek from Glamour

Kim France, founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Lucky Magazine & blogger behind Girls of a Certain Age
Kelly Framel, Stylist & blogger behind The Glamourai
Eva Chen, Beauty Editor for Teen Vogue
Kerry Folan, Editor at Racked
Lily Mandelbaum and Elisa Goodkind, bloggers behind StyleLikeU
Wendy Brandes, former journalist and jewelry-maker at Wendy Brandes Jewelry
Meaghan Mahoney Dusil, blogger behind Purseblog

Panel 6: Bringing Bravery Back to Blogging, Moderated by Nicolette Mason, Marie Claire writer and blogger

Gabi Gregg, blogger behind Gabi Fresh
Charlotte Cowles, Senior Editor at NY Magazine's The Cut
Bri Emery, graphic designer and blogger behind DesignLoveFest
Karley Sciortino,  blogger behind Slutever
Nate Erickson, Social Media Editor at GQ


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In addition, HelloStyle, YouTube's biggest fashion sensation, will be at the conference and will be airing special videos with our featured panelists in the weeks leading up to the conference. Talk about exciting, right?!

From video-blogging how-tos to the upcoming fall trends, HelloStyle is the video destination for the fashion blogging community.





With an emphasis on blogger engagement and development, the IFB Conference continues to be the ultimate event where bloggers  can come together under one roof and learn how to better their editorial, understand growing trends, develop savvy business skills and interact with their peers and brands in a truly organic, meaningful way. We want to offer you the materials and tools that will help you invest in your blog and future. You won't find celebrities here because guess what? At this conference, the blogger is the main attraction.


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To get you all excited about this conference and give you all the blogging scoop on how to be bigger, better and bolder in the 31 days leading up to our big day. Monetization, networking, pitching, advertising, content development. We're going bananas here, guys and we know you will love it. Also, stay tuned for upcoming interviews and exclusive video chats with our conference gang.

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20 Responses

  1. Corleen

    I just bought my ticket and this will be my first trip to New York. Any recommendations on where to stay?

    • Sahra

      Many people who come for NYFW stay at the SoHo Grand or TriBeCa Grand, but if you’re on a budget try air b&b online!!

  2. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    I’m dying to blog full time so my question for the panelists is – How did you make your blog a Must Read and get the recognition & collaborations that allowed you to make blogging & blog-related activities your full-time job? What are your suggestions & recommendations for newbies to the blogging game?

  3. Katherine Tabinowski

    I am beyond excited to attend my first conference! Can’t wait to hear what these talented panelists have to say and make new blogger friends 🙂

  4. Christine

    I wanted to check out what exciting panelists will be there….the blog Slutever seems like adult material. What will she be portraying at the conference????

  5. Jessica Otero

    Hi Fashion Bloggers!

    I am planning on going to IFB conference as well!!! Is anyone going to any fashion shows?! Follow me on twitter @modaotero xoxo Jessica