Sometimes in the world of tiny user icons and 140 word thoughts we forget that social media is about making connections with real, live people. All too often we only focus on networking and lose sight that what we are doing is forging relationships, no matter if that person lives down the street or half way across the globe. A few weeks ago Leslie and I co-hosted the very first Southern Fashion Bloggers’ event, which was an exciting start to our new venture.
The ground breaking ceremony so to speak took place at the Windsor Court on February 13th. We invited a select group of fashion bloggers from the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas to attend this intimate gathering. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than convening over delectable tea, sandwiches, pastries, and desserts all while chatting about our endeavors and of course fashion.
With the advent of three New Orleans fashion weeks and the Texas Style Council in March it is more obvious than ever that the South is positively starving for more fashion forward gatherings. The Southern Fashion Bloggers are trying our best to bring together like minded ladies (and a few of you gentleman!) to spur a sense of community and a few friendships along the way.
In addition to the gift bag items mentioned in our giveaway a few lucky ladies won a $30 gift card to Swap Boutique, a prize package from Armoire, a $30 gift card to Branch Out Shop, and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses from St. Charles Vision. Our photographer was also the lucky receipient of a $40 gift card to Buffalo Exchange. We are already planning many more events, but don’t worry we’ll give everyone a break until after Mardi Gras. Want to participate in the next one? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Row, L-R: @chanelcraves, @xmeekiex, @sontcole, @andieaton, @beautyunmade, @slowsouthstyle, @missmalaprop
Bottom Row, L-R: @sexymeetsclassy, @karleehilman, @1aurenalexis, @dorothywins, @odelmavintage
Big thanks goes out to Sam Gregory Photography, Nicole Album for the fashion illustratations, and of course the Windsor Court Hotel for hosting our event and providing each lady a glass of champagne to toast to new friendships. To see all of the pictures taken go to the Southern Fashion Bloggers’ Facebook page.