A few weeks ago, I was invited to BossNotes, an influential fashion and leadership summit, at Westfield Garden State Plaza. The event kicked off with a VIP reception where I had the chance to connect with other bloggers and talk to a group of FIT graduating seniors about their ensembles that were on display for Neiman Marcus. Each one of these students had different inspirations for their designs but some themes included space, time, intrigue with details, and the current state of our society. I enjoyed chatting with them and could see that they’re very passionate about the creative process. The showcase gave these students great exposure, and will hopefully lead to more opportunities for them in the upcoming future.
I then had the fantastic opportunity to listen in on panel that was moderated by Hillary Kerr from Who What Wear featuring influential bloggers Arielle Charnas from Something Navy, Danielle Bernstein from We Wore What, and Natalie Suarez from Natalie Off Duty. They talked about how they first got into blogging, and each of their stories was very different and intriguing. Arielle started her blog to get back at an ex-boyfriend, but loved blogging so much that she turned it into a serious career. Danielle started off as a street style photographer and would document outfit inspirations on her blog, but again it became so much more. Natalie started off as a model (and continues to be one) and would chronicle her adventures in fashion- the blog expanded to other areas as well.
I was really inspired by the insights that these ladies shared and by the advice they offered to the audience. They’ve all achieved success before the age of 30. I love that they’re fearless, aggressive yet approachable, passionate, and creative. They answered a number of questions both from the audience and their followers on social media. I had the awesome opportunity to meet and briefly chat with all 3 of them. What a motivational event with intelligent, inspirational women!