TOP ROW: W Entrance | Celeb stylists Emily Current + Meritt Elliott with stylist Cher Coulter & moderator Hillary Kerr of Who What Wear | Moi w/ new friends; Andrea Quintero of dreaquintero.com & stylist Shanette Renea of shanetterenea.com | MIDDLE ROW: DIY blogger Erica Domesek of psimadethis.com | the stunning W Lobby | waiting to hear keynote speaker L’wren Scott | BOTTOM ROW: outdoor lunch + panelist session | panelist schedule + bios |a chic fellow attendee, I loved her leather skirt and aubergine suede booties! ♥
Costume Designer for ABC’s Scandal, Lyn Paolo, being interviewed by Fashionista.com’s Co-Editor in Chief Lauren Indvik
Last Friday I attended an all day conference in LA @ the beautiful W Hotel in Hollywood. The conference was put on by fashion news site Fashionista.com, and featured a full day of industry panelists sharing their stories and insight on the fashion industry. The topics covered included styling, wardrobe/costume design and blogging. It was a great opportunity to network and spend time with other industry professionals. A lot of the information shared was relatively basic, but I loved the fact that they offered 10 minute mentoring sessions with professionals in the field of your choice. I had a mentoring session with Liza Deyrmenjian, the creator of Fashion Business Accelerator 360. FBA360.com is an online community of industry experts that helps fashion businesses get the tools they need to take their businesses to the next level. They provide online classes and workshops in LA and NYC. I love her business concept and the short 4 week online courses they offer can be great refreshers or stepping stones. The highlight of the event for me, was keynote speaker, Lyn Paolo, costume designer for some of my favorite shows, such as Scandal (she is responsible for Olivia Pope’s impeccable wardrobe), Shameless, ER and the West Wing to name a few. I loved Lyn’s energy and forthrightness . . . And who can deny her eye! I drool over Ms. Pope’s wardrobe choices weekly!!
Happy Tuesday guys, so happy it’s a short week!!!