Being a part of the BlogHer ’13 Fashion Show last Saturday was truly a “life list” kind of event. Its not something I ever expected to be a part of, and I can’t even begin to tell you how fun and empowering it was to step WAY out of my comfort zone with a group of truly exceptional women and OWN OUR BEAUTY.
I love how BlogHer Co-Founder Elisa Camahort spoke of the event: “I like to describe the Fashion Show ‘like a visual Voices of the Year, only set to pumping music and in hot shoes.’ Our goal is to walk (really WALK) the talk about owning our beauty, each and every one of us.”
To me that truly sums it up. There is so much beauty in our diversity, inside and out. And I was so proud to get to know and rock the runway with this stunning and hilarious group of bloggers. (Photo credit: BlogHer.com and Danielle Tsi Photography from The BlogHer ’13 Fashion Show brought to you by Ulta.)
- Ashley, Ashley Nicole Catherine
- Cristi Comes, Motherhood Unadorned
- Elaine Griffin
- Grace Hwang Lynch, Hapa Mama and BlogHer section editor
- Kailynn, Ginger Sass
- Isra Hashmi, The Frugalette
- Jillee, One Good Thing
- Kareisha Questel, BlogHer’s Event Sales Planner Extraordinaire
- Katherine Stone, Postpartum Progress
- Lianne Farbes, The Makeup Girl
- Lizz Porter, Am I a Funny Girl
- Luvvie Ajayi, Awesomely Luvvie
- Meseidy Rivera, The Noshery
- Natasha Nicholes, Houseful of Nicholes
- Patrice Yursik, Afrobella
- Vikki Reich, Up Popped a Fox
We started the adventure with fittings with Darlene Gillard Jones and her crew of stylists, who worked with Ulta and Gift Bar to curate the show. I tried on about 6 different outfits and multiple accessories and shoes, and photos were taken of each look. After all of the fittings were complete, Darlene and her team reviewed the photos and began to select the best looks for a cohesive collection. For me, they chose two amazing looks.
The day of the event, we headed back stage to learn our walking order and practice walking the runway in our killer high heels.
Then on to the Ulta Beauty room for make-up and hair styling. It takes some time to get Runway ready. 😉
Once ready, we headed up to the ballroom and waited anxiously for the show to begin. The nerves were flying, and we were READY. Our goal was to have FUN, and boy did we ever! We OWNED IT.
(Photo credit: Geek Til You Drop)
My BlogHer ’13 Fashion Show Look #1
The Lake Forest Shop Lafayette 148 Black and white plaid tweed skirt
Black tank blouse
Banana Republic Royal Blue jacket
Lori’s Shoes Steve Madden Black and White ankle strap shoe
Black net tights
Joanna Laura Gold and black gradation necklace
Black pyramid earrings
My BlogHer Fashion Show Look #2
Black Krizia body con dress
Lori’s Shoes Calvin Klein Silver Sandals
Gold chain necklace
It was truly an awesome experience. I highly recommend it if you get the chance to be a part of the Fashion Show at BlogHer ’14! I know I’ll be in the audience cheering you on.