Fashion Blogging: The Vancouver Blogger Meetup Nov 2011
Have you ever wondered what it is like to attend glamorous events and blog about fashion? What are the kinds of things fashion bloggers cover? What are the questions nobody likes to ask in fashion blogging? Do men ever get written about and if so, where are those male fashion bloggers? What about fashion after 40? Can we still be fashionable after kids? Where can one find budget clothes and is it all about the Louis Vuitton? And the obvious questions that we might want to discuss: how to deal with product reviews, bad PR pitches, etc.? We all know we get those in fashion too.
All of these are questions that often came to my mind, and now I actually get to ask four Vancouver fashion bloggers in a panel that we are organizing for the November 2011 Vancouver Blogger Meetup. Meet the four panelists that you will get a chance to talk to on Wednesday November 9th, 2011. Doors open at 6:30pm, panel starts at 7:00pm, we normally wrap things around 8:30pm and I’m game for post-Meetup drinks somewhere near by. The event is graciously hosted at The Network Hub (thanks for the sponsorship) downtown campus at 422 Richards Street, 3rd Floor.
The last few meetups I’ve sponsored the food, so how about this time people bring something to share with the group. We have done a similar thing. I’ll provide a couple of platters of nibbles too, and some non-alcoholic drinks. One thing – you may want to get dressed up for the evening. I’m inviting along ALL (or at least, as many as I know) of Vancouver’s fashion bloggers so you may want to play along.
Below the bios of our four panelists, whom I gratefully acknowledge and thank for their time.
Olivia Lovenmark (Style Struck)
Olivia Lovenmark is a 23 year old entrepreneur and lover of a hand-written note, having recently launched a stationery collection entitled LOVE + MARK’D. She has authored her style blog StyleStruck.ca since early 2009 and has recently been included as a contributor to The Huffington Post Canada. Paris and New York are her most prized travel destinations but Olivia prides herself on calling Vancouver home, along with her little cat, Marie.
Erin Gee (Haus of Hybrid)
5 need to knows about Erin:
1) She’s a fashion blogger who would prefer to wear sweatpants if they were socially acceptable (No, they’re not).
2) She preferred Max over Sean on Breaker High and obviously that was a mistake (Sorry Ryan Gosling!).
3) She used to follow Kim Kardashian on Twitter (and Lauren Conrad).
4) She believes that there is no such thing as bad publicity, unless it involves Lindsay Lohan (Can anyone look at Ungaro with a straight face?).
5) She loves a good car-aoke session.
(solo, of course).
Tracey Rossignol (Fashion Forward 40)
Tracey Rossignol is a marketing consultant and former 1980s fashionista trying to re-discover her personal style in her 40s. Thankfully the big hair, matching scrunchy socks and hip belts are gone. But where do we go from here? Tracey’s personal style blog Fashion Forward 40 documents her mis-adventures in fashion after 40. She hopes one day she will have the answer on how to balance her love of fashion with motherhood, respect for the environment and gravity.
Liv Hung (A Beautiful Life)
Liv Hung is the creator of the lifestyle blog A Beautiful Life, which chronicles her love for the simple pleasures. She has been her own stylist since the age of 2 and has spent countless hours lost in her mother’s closet playing dress-up. Liv was a connection planner in the real-life Mad Men agency of Wasserman + Partners for over 5 years before going freelance as a digital consultant. As a digital strategist with over 7 years of marketing experience, she helped many clients navigate the changing digital landscape, including: Vancity, ICBC, WorkSafeBC, and The Community Against Preventable Injuries. Her work has been featured in the technology magazine Backbone and recognized by the Lotus Awards, the Applied Arts Interactive, and the Digital Marketing Awards. As a consultant, Liv provides her clients with strategic digital and media planning. You can find Liv teaching Social Media Bootcamp at SFU Continuing Studies, and campaigning to save sharks as a Communications Advisor with Shark Truth. She is an apprentice jewelry designer in her family’s gemstone business, and she is working on a custom collection to launch in 2012. Liv’s personal style is as diverse as her upbringing, which spans 3 countries (Hong Kong, Thailand, Canada). A self-styled chameleon as comfortable in Herve Leger as she is in her O’Neil wetsuit, her closets incorporates everything from African flea market treasures to Holt Renfrew hauls. A surfer, equestrian, world traveler, and food enthusiast, Liv started A Beautiful Life to release her creativity and to connect with others who share a similar appreciation for life. She shares her life with her some-time photographer husband and a four-legged Rhodesian Ridgeback baby, Nala.
SEE YOU ON NOVEMBER 9TH AT 6:30PM, FOLKS!
- The November 2011 Vancouver Blogger Meetup: Fashion Blogging
- The February 2011 Vancouver Blogger Meetup summary/recap
- Two years as the organizer of the Vancouver Blogger Meetup
- Greening fashion in the Vancouver Fashion Week
- Liveblogging Vancouver Blogger Meetup