Calling all fashion bloggers and fans! Fashion’s biggest and boldest conference is coming back for its 7th season. This time, Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) is going all-out, debuting a new, two-day event that will highlight the boldest of topics to educate you, the blogger and reader, on tools and tips to make you a better blogging professional.
Within #IFBCON’s two-day schedule, there will be one special keynote featuring Founder & CEO of IMAN Cosmetics, Iman Abdulmajid, six panels, breakout sessions where attendees will receive hands-on training in writing, blogging, marketing PLUS two Q+A sessions with industry leaders.
1. Future of Fashion
2. Business of Blogging
3. How to Make Friends and Win Readers
4. The New Entrepreneur
5. Journalism vs. Blogging
6. Bringing Bravery Back to Blogging
I FINALLY got back to NYC after a million delays at the airport (this weather is schizo). And that means I’m a teeny bit backed up with my posts and the guide I was planning on pulling together for you all. That said, IT’S OFFICIALLY FASHION WEEK! First off, just wanted to give you the head’s up and good news that I’ll be covering a lot of insidery happenings this week (backstage, Fashion’s Night Out, and other NYFW-related events) for Tyra Banks’ website, typeF.com! My first intro post just went live (check it out here!).
TypeF.com's Fashion Week page
You can totally stalk my FW musings over there as I’ll be updating it pretty regularly. Second: Fashion’s Night Out. A lot of you had asked me for a FNO guide because, yes, it’s hella overwhelming. I’ll try my best – since I have to be backstage in about 6 hours, here’s some quick pointers:
- Essie (Bleecker Street & West 11th Street New York NY 10012) will be joining Teen Vogue for a block party that’ll be taking over Bleecker Street at 11th Street. Free manicures and essie’s celebrity manicurist, Elle Gerstein, will give you the lowdown on her celeb clients favorite nail looks.
Backstage at Halston, models were sporting a Essie’s deep red wine classic, “Bordeaux” by Essie.
Essie Bordeaux backstage at Halston
Close up of the deep red
Alisha Botero, National Training Director for Nails at Red Door Spas, told me a little about the color while diligently manicuring model Austria an hour before showtime
Alisha Botero of Red Door Spas backstage at Halston
“Since the makeup is very light and fresh, the nails should be a bit dramatic with something like this wine-inspired red.” Botero says she predicts darker reds to be especially rampant this Fall and into the winter, but with a color like this, I think any occasion is the “right” occasion — rain or shine. A classic dark red was totally appropriate for Halston’s straightforward and clean-cut styles that I saw later at the presentation (more on this to come!).
Model Austria showing off her bordeaux nails at Halston
The makeup and hair were kept simple, while the models flash just a touch of red on their nails
Just wanted to direct those of you who were interested to the videos I uploaded of Imran Amed’s interview with Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough a few days ago! Yes, there are nine videos, but they’re short…