My love affair with blogging started back in 2008 when I launched my first site, Seattle Boutique Blogspot. I have fond memories of staying up late into the night to publish posts about local boutiques and emerging designers. Back then this info could only be found on a handful of websites and I was thrilled to have a platform to help showcase all the cool things happening in the city.
My blog was originally designed as a shopping resource to help readers discover new boutiques in their own backyard and encourage them to shop local. I spent hours writing shopping guides organized by neighborhood and spent weekends investigating new shops around town. It was through the blogging scene that I first came to meet some of my favorite like-minded lifestyle bloggers in the city including Jess Estrada of FreshJess.com, Cassandra LaValle of Coco Kelley, Andrea Wingert of Skinny Purse, and Alix Rose of AlixRose.com. We would gather on the fringe of fashion events and talk about life, our day jobs, and of course, the fashion items we were currently coveting.
Fast-forward nearly a decade and the style blogging scene in Seattle is now home to an amazingly diverse community of voices who are developing new niches and creating content that is keeping readers coming back for more. I am so proud to be part of this fashion blogging family and love any opportunity to bring the group together, meet new faces, and discuss the breakneck speed of blogging today. The Style Summit is an extension of that effort, designed to get people offline to meet in real life and talk about the things that matter. "How do you connect with brands you want to work with?" "How do you ask for money?" "Who takes your pictures?" "How do you grow your social media accounts?" These are the conversations happening at fashion events anyway, so who not bring style bloggers together for formal conversations featuring in-the-know brands and bloggers?
#1- We just announced entrepreneur Alan Gertner as the Keynote speaker. He's been featured by Fast Company, The Globe & Mail, The Huffington Post, and Trend Hunter, plus he's got an inspirational message to spread about finding the work you're meant to do and embracing the journey along the way.
#2- The Style Summit is the best place to connect with other style bloggers in the city who will help you grow your blog and get involved in the Seattle style scene.
#3- SO MUCH has changed in the blogging world since we did this event last year and our featured speakers are ready and willing to share coveted insight from their brands that can help you stay competitive in a crowded marketplace.
#4- You'll be inspired by our featured style bloggers who have leveraged their blogging experience to launch businesses. We are thrilled to be hosting Moorea Seal for the second year in a row. She's been featured by Forbes, Oprah magazine, Entrepreneur, The National Retail Federation, and countless fashion magazines. This year she'll celebrate the third anniversary of her brick-and-mortar store in Belltown and she's gearing up to share her top strategies for brand growth and development.
#5- Because the Style Summit is a day to call our own. The top agenda is to connect, collaborate and come together as a community. It's going to be an epic day. Don't miss out on your chance to be part of the action!
// The Details //
100+ style bloggers. Incredible panelists. Thoughtful discussions. One-day-only.
What: Gossip & Glamour Style Summit, exclusively for fashion and lifestyle bloggers in Seattle
When: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Where: Thompson Seattle
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets: Available via Eventbrite click here for more info.