Tuesday, July 13, 2010
YFF Blogger Conference day 2 in New York
Day 2 saw us head over to the photography studio of Plus Model Magazine for a fashion shoot for the August issue. As those of us in the second slot for hair and make-up walked in we were greeted with Gabi looking hot on the computer preview from her shoot. Got us all excited for what was in store for us.
Sakina getting her make-up done.
The fabulous hair and make-up room and the talented team.
Amazing jewellery from Fennimas to use in the shoot. I loved the feather pieces but they didn't go with what I brought in to wear.
Me modelling in the studio. Very very very awkward, I don't know how models do it. As soon as they put Lady Gaga on though I began to relax and get into it, dancing up a storm. Can't wait to show you the results from the shoot, especially so you can see me with curly hair, which was very different for me. I wore my Dirty Rich sheer + hands top, City Chic fringed skirt, We Love Colors leggings, Tsumori Chisato wedges, Elke Kramer bangle and my Drown Refraction necklace.
Next it was time for the City Chic dinner and drinks at Cafeteria and showing of the new collection.
Christina loved her goody bag.
As did Melinda and Sakina (who is rocking her ring from the bag) with Phil the CEO.
Getting ready to see the new collection.
Everyone waiting in anticipation.
Lucy, the designer, went through each piece one by one and this was by far my favourite. I'm a sucker for sheer and black at the moment.
My veggie burger, the only vegetarian option (again!), was terrible, but this peanut butter and chocolate dessert totally made up for it.
The girls enjoying the cake.
The rest of the night is a blur thanks to the open bar. We ended up at a rooftop pool party in the meatpacking district and then getting a limo back to our hotel, most of which I do not remember, hence no photos. I missed out on the last event with Macys - American Rag the next day thanks to a whopping hang over, and at that event the girls were given a $300 gift card each, oh boy how I regreted the night before when I heard that.
The YFF conference was such a fun weekend, it was so good to meet all the girls and to talk about fashion and plus size issues and to just hang out in fabulous New York. I can't wait for next time.
Thanks to all the sponsors for making the event happen: City Chic, Evans, Faith21, Simply Be, Macys - American Rag, Torrid, ModCloth, Boutique Larrieux, and We Love Colors.