There’s nothing like receiving a dose of motivational guidance and Simply Stylist Fashion & Beauty Conference provides that and so much more. This foregoing Saturday I made my way to Park Central Hotel for the networking event, which kicked off with welcoming words from Founder Sarah Boyd.
During ten successful years in PR, Sarah witnessed first hand how cut throat and cold it could be for those starting or seeking growth in the fashion industry. Sarah made the decision to create her own boutique agency connecting tastemakers to brands. Growing and developing rapidly, Sarah’s drive to connect and provide opportunities to those trying to find their footing in the industries made Simply Stylist Conferences the core of the company.
Partnering this year with Marie Claire Magazine Simply Stylish Conference started the day off with a light networking brunch allowing all the attendees to mingle and meet each other including the speakers and brands of the day. After the brunch we made our way upstairs to the conference room, where Catt Sadler Of E News! hosted the event keeping us on our toes with her vibrant energy and witt. Actress Jamie Chung provided us with tips on how she balances her acting career and lifestyle blog What The Chung? , followed by speakers Dj/Founder of Beautified App/ Social Media maven Hanna Bronfman, and top bloggers Danielle Bernstein founder of WEWOREWHAT and JACEY DUPRIE of Damsel in Dior all giving candid insider tips on how to start your blog, and the importance to staying true to yourself. We heard from great insiders including Jessica Minkoff of Marie Claire, Peter Davis of Daily Front Row, Tanya Klich of Entrepreneur, Anna Jimenez of New Beauty, Jennifer Norman of derma e, Celebrity Stylist, Madison Guest and Celebrity Haircolorist Justin Anderson to and once Elle magazine creative director and now executive creative officer of Yahoo fashion Joe Zee. After the panelist we enjoyed drinks and sweets, attend their break out sessions and Brand Experience featuring Keaton Row, derma e, Priv, Bed Head, TMG, Katherine Cosmetics, Dittos, Rack it Up, Harper Hallam, Crossroads Trading co., Pulse Laser & Skincare Center, Spots NYC.
Simply Stylish was an inspiring and encouraging event that allowed me to receive priceless guidance, make long lasting connections, and has reminded me that giving up is not an option. The positive energy in the room followed me home and has motivated me to continue on my journey to making a mark on an industry that is know for it’s unfriendly moments and extending a hand to others on their own personal journey in the industry weather it’s beauty, editorial, blogging, or any other ventures they pursue. There is always opportunity for collaborations, promoting each other, and most of all supporting your peers along the way!
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