Come see me at #IFBCon and Blogger Brilliance!

I want to start this post with a big THANK YOU to you, my readers and supporters.

Without you, G&G wouldn’t be what it is today, and I wouldn’t have been invited to participate in two fashion blogging events this September. To think that I’d be asked to share my thoughts at three conferences this year—well, it’s more than I ever imagined when I started this blog a hundred years ago in 2006.

Since then, we’ve grown together, learned together, comforted each other, celebrated milestones, and held hands virtually, you and me. So thank you. In a moment of cheesiness, but with sincerity, to coin a Bette Midler song, you are the wind beneath my wings (aside from my mama, of course). It’s because of you that I have made it this far. It’s because I so enjoy our conversations, that, like you, I spend countless hours on photos, posts, graphics, tweets, etc.—all outside of my full-time job, and full-time life. You keep me inspired, curious, and driven to better understand this medium and technology. Again, thank you so very much.

OK. Now, the deets, just in case you haven’t heard…

IFB Con | New York | September 7

Please join me at what’s going to be the BEST #IFBCon so far. It’s stunning how much blogging and the conference has grown, even since February. And uh , hello—Elle Creative Director Joe Zee is the keynote speaker. That’s worth the price of the ticket alone!

IFB Conference September 2011Register for IFBCon >>

I’ve been invited to participate in the first panel of the day, and I am so honored and psyched! The deets on my panel:

Bloggers Tool Kit | 9-10:30 am ET

Learn how to promote yourself through social media and find out which metrics work best for bloggers. Are Twitter and Facebook really all that effective? Find out.

Moderator: Christen Rochon, Divas & Dorks • Panelists: Leandra Medine, Man Repeller • Vahni Georgoulakos, Grit and Glamour • Sammy Davis, Sammy Davis Vintage • Erica Chan Coffman and Lauren Kolodny, Honestly WTF, Alisa Gould Simon of

Even if you can’t attend the conference, it will be livestreamed—check back here on the 7th for details. The conference is not usually rebroadcast in its entirety, so be sure to get it on your calendar and catch as much of it live as you can.

See the full conference schedule >>

Blogger Brilliance | Tampa | September 17

I’ll have just enough time to fly home and overpack my luggage again before heading to Tampa to participate as a panelist at the Blogger Brilliance conference. And another man in fashion that I love will be there too: the affable, fabulous Tim Gunn. (Wonder if he’ll remember me?)

Blogger Brilliance in Tampa, FloridaRegister for Blogger Brilliance >>

I love that this conference has two tracks—fashion and foodie—two of my favorite things in the world. How to choose?! Maybe I’ll sneak back and forth between the two. Oh, and champers and cupcakes from 2 to 4pm? I’m so there! If you’re in the southeastern U.S. and can’t make New York, I hope you’ll try to pop over to Tampa. Or like Ms. Pretty Shiny Sparkly and me, do both!

See the full conference schedule >>

Brands and partners: If you are interested in sponsoring me or partnering with me in some capacity for either of these events, please forward your proposal to

Again, to all of you who read, follow, comment, and tweet, thank you. If you are able to attend either of these events, please come find me. Let’s meet, take photos, and marvel at the wondrous thing that brought us together: BLOGGING!


  1. Girl, I saw that you were on the panel for Blogger Brilliance and I had to goI got my ticket and me and my blogger girls are road trippin it up to see you in Tampa!! Is Tim Gunn going to be there for real???!! AHHH!! So excited to go and meet you in person!! You are such a rock star and I can’t wait to thank you personally for all of your advice, outfit inspirations, kind words, and awesome support! 🙂

    I won’t be able to make it to NYC though (next year for sure!!) but I am off work that day so I will be in my office watching it via Livestream with a notepad ready to go! Everyone knows not to call me that day! 🙂

  2. Vahni, I’m so happy for you dear!!! I wish I could attend either of these conferences to see you do your thing, but I had to choose between IFB and a much needed new computer (computer won). I hope to see you at IFB next year though!!

    Have an amazing weekend!

  3. I love that picture of you and Tim Gunn! You photograph so well Vahni, I don’t think you could ever take a bad picture. I have pictures on the brain, just got my new driver’s license in the mail. Hmm. Well, there’s always next time when I’m even older! Delightful.

  4. I wish I could be there! I’m going to do my best to catch as much of it as I can! Can’t wait to hear all about it too! So excited for you and all your accomplishments. You’ll do great!

  5. That is amazing..and deserve all the success have a fabulous and thought provoking blog. I enjoy reading:)
    Hoping to make it to SOMETHING in NYC …but I am wrapped up in fall events and involved in a few fashion week projects in Philadelphia (they have their own fashion week now that is amazing) BUT I would love love love to see you in action…maybe I can make it work.
    Thanks for all the details and congrats again.


  6. Yessssssssssss, V! You better speak at two conferences next month – so deserved and necessary! You inspire us bloggers, give us great advice and literally you’re like my big blogger sister 🙂 I’m sad to say that I”ll be at the other conference that day, but I really hope I see you at Blogger Night Out or that we cross paths somehow…

    So excited for you 🙂 Congrats, again!!


  7. You inspired us by your well written informative topics. You deserve all the success have a fabulous and thought provoking blog. I enjoy your nice posting.

    1. 50% is pretty good! Thanks again for inviting me to participate in Tampa. Honored and really looking forward to spending more time with you and the bloggers attending that conference. Yay!

  8. Best of luck at both of the events, I know you’ll be amazing! Someday I hope to get to one, it would be so awesome! Until then I am going to have to be content with live stream! 🙂

  9. Can you see me doing my happy dance?

    I am SO excited and happy for you – no one deserves this more than you. Everyone attending these conferences is in for a treat because 1)you know your stuff like no other and 2)it’s YOU and you ROCK. So happy I get to be there for 1 of them Congrats doll!

  10. Congratulations on being a panelists for two conferences. NYC and Tampa. I’ll be attending the IFB Conference so hopefully I’ll get to see your panel.

  11. A big CONGRATS V! I’m very happy for you, and also sad that I will miss you… I’d love to meet you one day and with a stellar panel/lineup like this… OMG!

    Thanks for always being the ever-inspiring YOU! xo

  12. I cannot think of a better person to speak at these conferences…you definitely know your ish girlie!! You continue to inspire everyday and it’s only gonna get better from here….congrats V! xo

  13. UGH….If I could, I SO would make it out!! Alas, I will have to witness your amazingness via live-feed or later. But I seriously couldn’t be happier for you and your accomplishments!!! They are WELL deserved, and you work your tush off to bring the right balance of brilliance, style, and beauty with a pinch of fierceness into the blogging community. So in saying all that… could they NOT pick you to represent!!!

    Can’t wait to see ya + thank YOU for supporting us too 🙂


  14. I am so bummed I will not longer be attending Blogger Brilliance, one of the highlights that I was looking forward to was finally meeting you in person. Thank you for keeping me inspired and sharing your wealth of knowledge with us so freely.


  15. Congratulations V!

    You deserve all the accolades, I would love to meet you one day but I will not be able to go to any conferences this year. Big bummer! I will have to see you via online.

  16. Hooray for public speaking! 😉

    I’m really looking forward to Blogger Brilliance in Tampa (I’m a local…woo!): I’ll be on the fashion track, since I couldn’t possibly miss the chance to breathe the same air as Tim Gunn…I love him. Annnd I’m really looking forward to hearing you speak; you have some awesome knowledge to share…I can’t wait! Hopefully we’ll get the chance to meet in person at some point!

  17. Darlings, thank you all so much for your words of support and kindness. I appreciate each and every one of you, and am elated to have the opportunity to interact with so many of you in person over the next few weeks!

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