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I already shared with you ladies that I was given the wonderful opportunity to attend Lucky FABB (Fashion and Beauty Blogger) Conference this year in Los Angeles. The event took place at the gorgeous Beverly Hills Hotel, and I have to say, the whole thing was so completely inspiring. It was a two day event, and to be honest, my favorite part was the breakout sessions from day 2- there was so much helpful information to be learned! (I’ll share everything about day 2 later this week!) Here is a recap of Day one.
We started the day off with a delicious breakfast, and I met up with some of my favorite blogging ladies. After making our way into the conference room, we had a warm welcome from Brandon Holley, the editor in chief of Lucky, then Kelly Osbourne of Fashion Police graced us with her presence for a few minutes. Something memorable that she said when referring to top trends lately was, “I’m ready for a summer of men’s suits.” I couldn’t agree more!
There were four panel discussions on Day 1: “Your, Voice Louder” was the first, with inspiring creative minds such as Hillary Kerr, and Eva Chen. It was meant to help each and every blogger get tips on how to find their niche in the internet world. My personal favorite was “The Business of Blogging” with the knowledgable and gracious Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere. This panel covered everything from banner ads, sponsored posts, campaigns, and affiliate links. A key takeaway from this panel for me was this:
-How to be successful as a blogger-
1. Find your vision
2. Stay authentic
3. Be passionate
Day one of Lucky FABB ended with a conversation with Drew Barrymore. At first I was very curious as to why she was a speaker at the conference, but when I learned that she’s releasing a cosmetic line called Flower Beauty, everything made sense again! Drew is so amazingly humble and down-to-earth in person. While I didn’t have the opportunity to meet her face-to-face, I just felt that she can be anyone’s best friend, instantly. Something memorable that she said during her interview when referring to her current career choices was, “Women can’t have it all… happiness is a choice.” I definitely agree, and she knows what she’s talking about as a recent mom and aspiring entrepreneur. Women wear many hats! 🙂
Lastly, Betsey Johnson made an appearance, and while her pieces are quite eclectic and quirky, I’ve never been a huge fan. Nonetheless, Betsey seemed very sweet, and eclectic herself, and I love seeing how a designer or artist’s personality directly affects their works of art! I could definitely tell she is authentic and true to herself!
One of the highlights of the conference for me was being able to hang out with my amazing blogger friends (now named Blogsquad) whom I adore dearly. I met each one before the conference, but I was able to introduce Dani, and Emily to my dear friend Brittany. We became super close, and have been “chat room” texting, as I call it, super frequently ever since about anything and everything! I am so unbelievably thankful for blogging and all of the opportunities it holds, but especially for the priceless friendships that I’ve gained from being a blogger!
Lastly, the fact that I was able to meet and chat with THE Beth Jones of B. Jones Style was such an honor! She’s so sweet in person, just as I imagined, and looked absolutely fabulous in her distressed denim dress!
I know this post is a little more lengthy than usual, but I really wanted you, as my reader, to feel like you were right there with me at Lucky FABB! It was an absolute blast. Curious where my outfit is from? You can click here to see all my outfit details from this post! Have an amazing week! Thank you so much for reading!