Lucky FABB Series: Day 1 Recap

April 15, 2013


I already shared with you ladies that I was given the wonderful opportunity to attend Lucky FABB (Fashion and Beauty Blogger) Conference this year in Los Angeles. The event took place at the gorgeous Beverly Hills Hotel, and I have to say, the whole thing was so completely inspiring. It was a two day event, and to be honest, my favorite part was the breakout sessions from day 2- there was so much helpful information to be learned! (I'll share everything about day 2 later this week!) Here is a recap of Day one. 

We started the day off with a delicious breakfast, and I met up with some of my favorite blogging ladies. After making our way into the conference room, we had a warm welcome from Brandon Holley, the editor in chief of Lucky, then Kelly Osbourne of Fashion Police graced us with her presence for a few minutes. Something memorable that she said when referring to top trends lately was, "I'm ready for a summer of men's suits." I couldn't agree more!


There were four panel discussions on Day 1: "Your, Voice Louder" was the first, with inspiring creative minds such as Hillary Kerr, and Eva Chen. It was meant to help each and every blogger get tips on how to find their niche in the internet world. My personal favorite was "The Business of Blogging" with the knowledgable and gracious Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere. This panel covered everything from banner ads, sponsored posts, campaigns, and affiliate links. A key takeaway from this panel for me was this: 
-How to be successful as a blogger-
1. Find your vision
2. Stay authentic
3. Be passionate


Day one of Lucky FABB ended with a conversation with Drew Barrymore. At first I was very curious as to why she was a speaker at the conference, but when I learned that she's releasing a cosmetic line called Flower Beauty, everything made sense again! Drew is so amazingly humble and down-to-earth in person. While I didn't have the opportunity to meet her face-to-face, I just felt that she can be anyone's best friend, instantly. Something memorable that she said during her interview when referring to her current career choices was, "Women can't have it all… happiness is a choice." I definitely agree, and she knows what she's talking about as a recent mom and aspiring entrepreneur. Women wear many hats! :)

Lastly, Betsey Johnson made an appearance, and while her pieces are quite eclectic and quirky, I've never been a huge fan. Nonetheless, Betsey seemed very sweet, and eclectic herself, and I love seeing how a designer or artist's personality directly affects their works of art! I could definitely tell she is authentic and true to herself!



One of the highlights of the conference for me was being able to hang out with my amazing blogger friends (now named Blogsquad) whom I adore dearly. I met each one before the conference, but I was able to introduce Dani, and Emily to my dear friend Brittany. We became super close, and have been "chat room" texting, as I call it, super frequently ever since about anything and everything! I am so unbelievably thankful for blogging and all of the opportunities it holds, but especially for the priceless friendships that I've gained from being a blogger!


Lastly, the fact that I was able to meet and chat with THE Beth Jones of B. Jones Style was such an honor! She's so sweet in person, just as I imagined, and looked absolutely fabulous in her distressed denim dress!


I know this post is a little more lengthy than usual, but I really wanted you, as my reader, to feel like you were right there with me at Lucky FABB! It was an absolute blast. Curious where my outfit is from? You can click here to see all my outfit details from this post! Have an amazing week! Thank you so much for reading!

P.S. Word on the street is GFC is going away! Devastating news, but I don't want to lose you as a reader! You can follow me via Bloglovin' here!


21 comments:

  1. This looks so fun! What an amazing thing to be a part of.

    Nicole

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  2. Hi Elle - Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I tried to reply by email but you are a "no-reply blogger." Not sure if you are aware of that but you can add your email address in your blog settings.

    Anyways - this conference you went to looks great. I went to BlissDom in March and it was so much fun. Meeting bloggers in real life is such a great experience.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog!

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  3. This sounds like it was really an amazing event, I wish I could have been there!
    Thanks so much for following my blog now, I really like yours as well and follow back right now :-)!
    xx Katja

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  4. I so wish I could have gone. It looked so fabulous and what a great panel of speakers!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  5. Ahh this looked like a lot of fun! I saw a ton of pictures from instagram about the LuckyFABB event. SO wish I went!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  6. What an amazing experience!! I LOVE your style girl and sooo glad you could share all of the Lucky Series with us! Drew has always been my favorite actress so I am super jealous you got to see her!
    -Bridgette
    http://bridgettenicole.blogspot.com

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  7. I am so jealous that you got to go to Lucky FABB and have such an amazing time. You looked so cute! Also, what you said about making friendships through blogging is one of the reason why I started blogging.

    Sam
    http://savvycitychic.blogspot.com/

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  8. nice!

    p.s. I'm having a Bonlook sunglasses giveaway if you'd like to check it out!
    devorelebeaumonstre.com xx

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  9. So glad you had a great time! And looking fabulous all weekend is always a plus. ;)

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  10. It looks like you had such a great time! Definitely the best part of blogging is making friendships! I hope to attend the next one and meet more people!

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  11. love your blazer! what an amazing event Emily is a huge inspiration to me so cool that you could be there to hear her speak! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  12. O Lucky Fabb on my list of conferences to attend! And I'm in LOVE with Drew's look that day! Stopping by from What I Wore Wednesday

    xoxo
    Nikki & Val
    http://styletoenvy.com

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  13. That seems like SUCH an amazing event! I'm still pretty new to this whole blogging game so it's great that they have these types of events to inform and inspire! I found your blog via the linkup at Transatlantic Blonde, and I'm so glad I did! I'll definitely be following along!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  14. Sounds like a great time! Thanks for linking up please grab the badge/link and comment and you are good to go!

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

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  15. Oh I am so jealous you got to go!! i would have killed to attend.

    I am hosting a jewelry giveaway today...would love if you stopped by.

    Enter the Giveaway Here!

    xoxo
    Erin

    The Fashion Canvas
    www.thefashioncanvas.com

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  16. So lovely meeting you at Lucky FABB and be introduced to your blog. Hope to keep in touch! :)

    Sarah {RavingFashionista.com}

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  17. Hey sweetie! Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I'm just getting back from vaca, and finally had a chance to visit you. I absolutely love your blog, your style and everything about the atmosphere over here! I have to say, I'm honored to have you as a reader. I'm definitely following you right back, and I look forward to staying in touch!
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm new to your blog and absolutely love your blog and outfits!

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  19. I'm so bummed we didn't meet at LuckyFABB! You're adorable and I love your outfit! Maybe we can meet at the next conference :) Found you via the Style Elixir linkup! :)
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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