I am a sucker for anything that combines fashion and learning! I can’t get enough of the conferences, classes and seminars, I always leave with new friends and a notebook full of new ideas. So naturally when I heard of the Simply Stylist seminar at the W Hotel in Hollywood (which in itself is a fabulous enough reason to go) I knew it was an event not to be missed.
Black and yellow was the theme of the day for me. I always choose to wear a dress that stands out when I attend these events. People tend to remember me easier and… hey, standing out in a sea of fashionable people is quite hard to do! My outfit is featured on the Simply Stylist website, if you are feeling kind, you can vote here.
Lunch was… lite? It’s Hollywood, I should have expected it. Yummy, indeed but I’m so not a salad girl! Networking with new people is always one of my favorite parts of these events. At lunch I met lovely fellow stylists, bloggers, and even a few fellow School of Style grads! Check out their fabulous blogs:
Jamie Gaul: comedian/fashion blogger at vogueandvodka.com
Erica Paonessa: fashion blogger at styleminx.com
Elizabeth Keene: stylist/fashion blogger at akeenesenseofstyle.com
Molly Drago: Stylist at mollydragostyle.blogspot.com
Emily Moiseve: Stylist at EmilyMoiseve.com
I met up with friend and fellow Personal Styling 101 grad, Courtney Jacobs and she snapped the above picture of me in front of the hotel.
Fancy fancy… the red carpet leading to the seminar
With Jamie Krell and Catt Sadler, such sweet and inspirational ladies
The panel was moderated by Catt and included (from left to right):
LA Editor of Refinery29 and former Vogue staffer
Style expert for E! and Style network
Founders of Naven fashion worn by stars such as Katy Perry, and Emmy Rossum
Celebrity stylist to Katie Holmes who she also collaborates with for their line Holmes & Yang
- Shea Marie
Fashion blogger for CheyenneMeetsChanel
Although the entire panel had some great words of wisdom, here are my favorite pieces of advice that I took home with me that day!
I’m disheveled and I own it - Brenna
Do your job better than anyone else no matter what it is - Brenna
Take a picture, it’s so much more honest than a mirror - Brenna
Have a centered life outside of work - Jeanne
Be as positive and as happy as possible, always laugh. Keep going and it will pay off. - Jeanne
Do an idiot check (3rd check) - Jeanne
Being bitter gives you wrinkles - Jeanne
90% of successful people is because of hard work not raw talent - Jeanne
Always be a first rate version of yourself - Catt
I picked up this amazing product after the seminar, Glam Glow Mud. Can you see the difference in my hands? The one on the left is so much smoother and brighter… I was sold on the spot! This stuff is the real deal!