Last weekend, Mattie of Mattieologie and founder of Atlanta Style Bloggers held her first annual Mattiepalooza + Style Bloggers of Color Conference at INK! Art Gallery in the Castleberry Hill District of Atlanta. I had the honor to attend (my whole attendance is a long story) the weekend long event. The whole purpose of Style Bloggers of Color is to connect bloggers of color to industry insiders and to celebrate the presence of wonderful bloggers of color across the country.
Friday night kicked off all events with a fashion show highlighting local designers and of course, local Atlanta Style Bloggers. Eboni of Fashionista Next Door rocked some cute 'fits down the runway, but she wore an orange polka dot high-low dress that had all my fellow fashionistas (and myself!) whispering about how cute it was. Sole Society provided the shoes for the models, and I couldn't help but lust over a few pair that I saw hit the runway. The night ended with Kristen of Lily Kai Vintage taking center stage on the catwalk, and then mixing and mingling with all the fashionable ladies in attendance!
|Be Everywhere, PGRDreses, Me, thechicestgeek, Mattie, LilyKai|
Saturday was an all day experience with four panels focusing on important topics bloggers should focus on. The morning started with teaching bloggers that content is king and consistency is queen, then we spoke about social media and how to use it enhance your presence in the bloggersphere, with the last panel talking to us how to reach out to brands. I learned many tips to use as I move forward as a blogger.
Pictured above are some of the panelists, Divas and Dorks, Charles Wade spoke to us via Google hangout on Google+, and Be Everywhere. So much information and knowledge was given...I was so appreciative to be in the building!
Saturday night was Curls Night Out! sponsored by Beautiful Textures; vendors set up tables, with everything from jewelry to custom shoes were available for perusing and purchasing. The DJ was on point so I took the opportunity to cut a rug. I couldn't help but move once I walked into the room. I was also excited about the chances of winning a year's worth of Sole Society shoes (that would make any shoe lover dance), but I didn't win the grand prize.
Sunday was a beautiful luncheon to bring the conference to a close with Claire of FashionBomb as the keynote speaker. I have to say it was wonderful to be with my fellow bloggers and learn such valuable information. More on my outfits from the Style Bloggers of Color weekend coming soon! Consider this a sneak peak! ;)