Sweater: Zara // Shorts: Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s // Shoes: Givenchy // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Python MAC Clutch // Necklace: Nicole Miller // Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelets: Target, H&M, Vintage // Rings: YSL, CC Skye
Apologies for the lack of posts over the last week, but I took a little vacation (finally!). After having the time of my life in the Hamptons for Labor Day Weekend, I headed into Manhattan for the Lucky Magazine FABB conference, where I got to mingle with other fashion and beauty bloggers, listen to a great line-up of panel speakers, and have some fun at the brand lounges.
The overarching theme across all of the speakers was to “be authentic.” It’s really refreshing to hear that, considering how crowded the space is now. That said, here are some of my favorite quotes of the day:
- “Pay attention when a door opens. Take the opportunities.” -Diane von Furstenberg
- “To be an entrepreneur is more natural for a woman than being in a big corporate world. You can run your own show.” -Diane von Furstenberg
- “The most important relationship you have is with yourself.” – Diane von Furstenberg
- “Choose a career that you are passionate about. Passion is key for anything you do. Without it, you won’t be successful.” -Rachel Roy
- “Always learn from your mistakes. If you don’t make mistakes, you are not taking enough risks. Just don’t make the same mistake twice.” -Essie Weingarten of Essie Cosmetics
- “If you’re not up until 2am and your social life isn’t falling apart, then you won’t have a successful blog.” -Scott Galloway, Founder of L2
- “This isn’t a conference. This is about entrepreneurs with really cute shoes.” -Scott Galloway, Founder of L2
- “Be original. That’s the most important thing. Take time to sit down and write your essay on what it is about you, then own it. That’s who you are forever.” -Leslie Blodgett, Executive Chairman of Bare Escentuals
- “Believe in your idea. Live it. Breathe it. Go for it. It’s not going to fall into your lap.” -Erin Kleinberg, Co-Founder of The Coveteur
Sketch of myself done by the talented Lauren of myclosetinsketches.com at the Philip Simon booth.