Wednesday, September 12, 2012

IFB Conference Fall 2012

The IFB Conference and my week vacay in New York City seems like centuries ago, even though it was just last week. So much happened in a mere six days, and I'm still digesting it now that I'm back in E-town. 

I jetsetted over to NYC with fellow Edmonton blogger and friend, Vickie of Adventures in Fashion. We spent two days at the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference listening to some of our favourite fashion bloggers talk about their successes, challenges and some pretty philosophical concepts all related to the world of fashion blogging. It's much more complicated than you think people.

Panels topics included: The Business of Blogging, Bringing Bravery Back to Blogging, Journalism vs. Blogging and The New Entrepreneur. Some of the world's top bloggers spoke including The Glamourai, I SPY DIY, Glitter Guide, Style & Pepper and writers from Teen Vogue, Matchbook Magazine and more. Even Canadian model Coco Rocha and Iman stopped by as keynote speakers!

The conference came at a perfect time for me, as I've been pondering the next step for Dress Me Dearly over the last few months. The world of outfit posts and telling people what they need to buy has got old really fast for me. Over the next few months I'll be working on some special projects and can't wait to reveal a DMD content makeover that will bring you much closer to the insides of Alberta's fashion scene.

10 comments

  1. yay!!! Excited for your new direction! Also I love this diary & write up! So cute and fun! Wish I was there with you fine ladies :)
    <3 Kastles

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  2. Glad you had such a fun time!
    I'll look forward to seeing the new direction the blog takes. Best of luck girl!

    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  3. looks amazing! would have loved to be there for the i spy diy part!

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  4. Sounds like such an amazing trip! And I am also excited to see what is coming next for Dress Me Dearly!

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  5. Awesome coverage bud, I love how you put this all together! And I always chuckle at your analogy of IFBcon being like church for bloggers ;) Can't wait to see the new direction DMD takes! xx

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  6. Ooooh...can't wait to see what you have in store for us Janis!

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  7. It looks like you had tons of fun! I am super jealous! I'm excited to see where your blog will take you!

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

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  8. What an amazing trip that must of been, I would really like to get to an IFB conference one of these days. I'm excited to read more about this future content you've hinted at!

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  9. Oh my goodness, how amazing you two Edmonton girls went! You guys look fab- looks like such a wicked creative environment. Soooo cool. =)

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  10. Wow that looks like such a blast; what a lucky girl!

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