Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Simply Stylist NYC 2015 - The W Hotel New York - October 25, 2015

This year Simply Stylist returns to New York City with their anticipate "Do What You Love" fashion and beauty conference at the W Hotel on October 25, 2015.  Over 150 fashion beauty bloggers gathered to learn, network, and get inspired  by a full day of panels and breakout sessions presented by top celebrities and influencers in the fashion & beauty blogging world.  

Olivia Culpo and Catt Saddler discussing fashion trends and beauty secrets at the 2015 Simply Stylist event in New York City on Sunday. 
This year's pesenters included hotsd Catt Sadler of E! News, and an all star lineup of experts including Olivia Culpo, June Ambrose, as well as top bloggers like Tiarra Monet, Cara Santana, and Brandi Cyrus (yes, that's Miley Cyrus's sister).  

Beauty and fashion industry who participated this year include Amy Nadine, founder of the Beauty Department, celebrity stylist Madison Guest, style expert Lilliana Vasquez, founder of Bloglovin Dan Carlberg, model and beauty activist Ashley Graham, and founder of the V Files Julie Anna Quay.

Sponsors of this year's Simply Stylist included Dove, Laneige, Ortholite, ShopStyle Collective, indie design marketplace Minted, home design and decor site Dot & Bo, Kevita, and Library of Flowers.  Guests had a chance to mingle and try products from this years sponsors as macaron desserts and detox cocktail drinks flowed freely!

E! News’ Catt Sadler looked stunning in all black at Simply Stylist NYC at the W Hotel 
Olivia Culpo looked chic in all white at the 2015 Simply Stylist NYC wearing a beautiful outfit by Maiyet
Founded in 2012 by Sarah Boyd, Simply Stylist events brings together trendsetting taste-makers and industry experts together to network, educate, inspire, and explore.  Events are held throughout the year in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Savor the Success Rock The World NYC Conference - The Roosevelt Hotel - October 3, 2015

This year, Savor the Success has organized another inspiring Rock the World 2015 conference for women entrepreneurs and leaders in New York City at the historic Roosevelt Hotel.  Over 400 women attended this year to learned from women who have built well known companies, such as Alexandra Wilkis-Wilson of Gilt and Glamsquad, Katrina Markoff of Vosges Chocolates, Melissa Ben-Ishay of Baked by Melissa. 
Founders of Gilt, Vosges Chocolate, and Baked By Melissa shared their experience of starting and growing their businesses
This conference was not just a series of presentations.  Attendees also had a chance to participate in small breakout sessions on key topics that are vital to wellness and success.  Catherine Cassidy of UStyled presented a workshop on creating an effective wardrobe, and business coach Vanessa Shaw led a frank discussion on the pitfalls and problems of money and success.  Other workshop presenters included Jillian Wright of Indie Beauty Expo, Kelly Hadous of Win the Room, and Carolyn Herfurth of The BizTruth.
This event, a celebration of women entrepreneurs featured a curated marketplace of women owned businesses.  Products featured in this years marketplace included all natural beauty products, social media services, career/business coaching, and many services that cater to the needs of the busy female entrepreneur.
The staff of GlamSquad gathers for a photo-op
Beautiful jewelry by E. Shaw Jewels in the curated marketplace, where attendees had the opportunity to support other women-owned businesses
“When I began my own beauty skincare brand, Om Aroma & Co. and Savor Spa, I didn’t know how to find resources that were out there to help women succeed in business so I created Savor the Success — the support organization I was looking for,” says Angela Jia Kim, the founder of the conference. “I felt that I had to do it alone, and when I realized that there was so many women out there like me, I wanted to gather them under one roof for one day to inspire and educate. The goal is to help each other to dream, do, and savor the success.”
Savor the Success founder Angela Jia Kim moderates a discussion with the founders of Gilt, Baked by Melissa and Vosges Chocolate
Proceeds from this year's conference benefits She’s the First, an organization that supports girls’ education in low-income countries.
The We Rock the World 2015 conference is an experience in self-improvement. You'll learn and be inspired to refresh the quality of your work, wellness, and perspective for a more generous, confident, and fulfilling life. Stay tuned (and don't miss) for next year's event!