Whew. Oh my goodness, I am literally just coming up for air after a whirlwind trip to New York for the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference, which was superb, as those of you who caught the livestream saw. Sorry to be so tardy with this post. I am utterly exhausted.
‘Twas the Night Before #IFBCon
After narrowly avoiding a half-mile long queue for taxis at LaGuardia (ugh, welcome to New York in the rain), I swooped into my Chelsea-based hotel just in time to change and scoop up lovely roomie Anika before heading off to tres luxe Mandarin Oriental hotel. And let the record show that my other roomie was supposed to have been B of Beautifully Invisible who fell ill and was unable to attend, and I’m still devastated I didn’t get to meet her. We so missed you, B! But good to know you are better.
I tweeted a confession before heading to New York: I would not take my DSLR because I found that last time, it was too cumbersome, and I never took a single photo. All photos included here have been borrowed, or taken via iPhone 4, which for a blogger, is (almost) all you need if you want to tweet and Instagram photos on the fly, and explains this crazy hodgepodge of image formats. I do think a point-and-shoot will be part of my future arsenal. There are times you need a flash and higher resolution without the backbreaking bulk of a DSLR.
Here are shots of the little soirée I had with IFB before the conference, followed by shots from the conference itself. Forgive me if I don’t post a proper narrative with all of this. I’m seriously still exhausted and so behind on blog updates.
Me with Lee Oliveira at MOBar in Mandarin Oriental.
IFB Conference at Milk Studios
After a few hours of sleep, I rose bright and early to head to Milk Studios for #IFBCon, where I was a panelist on the first panel of the day: Bloggers Toolkit. It was such an honor to be invited to participate, and even as an attendee, I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and meeting so many bloggers in person. Thanks to all of you who came by to say hello and meet me in person. It was such a treat!
With Anika at IFB Con, waiting for everything to get started.
Image by Casee Marie of The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower.
On the panel. Promise I’m not bored. Image via Vintage Vandalism.
Can I just say that Jasmin of Vintage Vandalism (above) is the hottest pint-sized pinup I’ve ever seen in real life?
Dang. Girl is all curves and all dame. Werk. Image via Vintage Vandalism.
With the lovely Jill of Everything Just So. It was a pleasure meeting you, babe! Photo via Everything Just So.
With fab Aussie Carly of Smaggle, whom I met for two seconds, but already totally adore as a fellow broad and blogger.
Photo via smaggle.com.
My iPad2 with wireless keyboard. Worked so well…I highly recommend!
Another shot of my new Gucci kicks, the Alexa boot from fall/winter 2011. So. In. Love.
Lee Oliveira snapping streetstyle shots (in this case, shoes) between conference breaks.
Keynote speaker Joe Zee, Creative Director of Elle magazine, being interviewed by Tina Craig of Bag Snob.
He was such a fantastic keynote speaker, and he gets bloggers. I appreciate that!
I have more posts/photos/videos from the conference and New York coming soon, so check back this week, lovelies!