Lord have mercy. I don’t know how people do it during fashion weeks. Planes, trains, taxis, outfits, walking, walking, walking, photos, tweets, posts, links—AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I haven’t even done the half of it, but two conferences in two different cities a week apart has been quite the adventure.
I am spent and grateful, however, to have just returned from a wonderful first-time conference in Tampa, Florida: Blogger Brilliance, which was organized by the sweet and effortlessly classy Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls. The conference was an intimate gathering that enabled fellow panelists and me to discuss topics in blogging directly with conference attendees. Kristin made it easy—she was an excellent moderator who asked meaningful, open-ended questions that encouraged wonderful conversation.
Image via kirstinmarie.com.
I’d give you all the deets here, but my bloggy twin, Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly, did a superb write-up, so please jump over and read her Blogger Brilliance post. Seems our stars are definitely intertwined, and I am loving it. In her post, she wrote:
Now that we’ve moderated panels together in New York, been panelists together this month in New York and now again in Tampa, we are officially BFFs. And, as I told Vahni that day, we are clearly a package deal.
In fact, we are now taking bookings for PrettyGritShinyGlamourSparkly appearances. Look out, world!
Heart you, V!
Heart you too, Kristina! PrettyGritShinyGlamourSparkly it is. Let me tell y’all that Kristina is the modern day Alpha Female. There’s nothing she can’t do. And all that talent, chutzpah, professionalism, and creativity is wrapped up in the most delightful, vivacious, shiny, intelligent, and completely sparkly package. If you’re not following her, like everywhere, you need to do it, stat.
Thank you Kristina for shooting all the fantastic photos included here You’ve got skillz, woman, what can I say?!
*WVW = What V Wore
Jacket: Ann Taylor • Tank: Express • Pants: BCBGMAXAZRIA (similar) • Bag: Portfolio Clutch, courtesy of Camille Zarsky
Heels: Boutique 9 • Watch: Michael Kors • Ring: YSL • Bracelets: Tory Burch
Kristina is a dedicated photog, and she was a trouper about shooting outfit photos since I refused to bring my DSLR with me. She’ll shoot and shoot until everyone’s happy. Since it’s just me, my camera, and tripod when I shoot my WVW photos, I always feel so shy and like a total dork posing for outfit shots with anyone else around. I bailed while she was still shooting…see, I told you I’m a dork! Since you sent them to me, K, I had to use them.
Lots of conference attendees have created posts with lovely shots and narratives. I want everyone to be able to read and see your perspectives, so please link them up below! Dree, Sasha, MJ, Kirstin, Veronica, Holly, Natalia, Kara, Alyson—and all the rest of you who stopped by for a chat—it was so lovely to connect with all of you in person. Until next time!