You’re Invited: Simply Stylist New York Fashion & Beauty Conference

Calling all fashion and beauty lovers! How would you like to spend the day with Jamie Chung, Joe Zee, Catt Sadler and many other fashion and beauty experts? Simply Stylist, a must-attend, tri-city Fashion and Beauty Conference is back in NYC and has teamed up with Marie Claire to put you together with the best tastemakers, celebrities and industry experts. The conference will be jam packed with great networking opportunities; where else can you get the chance to speak with and pick the brains of some of the fashion and beauty industry’s breakout stars, and of course, all while enjoying delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, wonderful gifts, and great music.

The day starts with a VIP Networking Brunch hosted by The Farley Project founder, Elissa Kravetz, and sponsored by derma e; a Fashion and Beauty Panel hosted by Catt Sadler of E! News and featuring guest speakers, Actress/Fashion Blogger Jamie Chung, Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style Joe Zee, and many more industry experts; attendees will enjoy a brief coffee break, complimentary makeup touchups and pampering during the Brand Experience hosted by Katherine Cosmetics, and . Event perks include a Live tweet-in Q & A and the chance to win a raffle prize valued at $1000 from Crossroads Trading and The Park Central Hotel

The conference takes place on October 25th, 2014 in New York from 11am – 7pm. See a rundown of the day’s event itinerary below. For more information and to learn more about the speakers and brands attending, click

11:00am – 12:30pm Networking Brunch (VIP Ticket Holders Only)
Whether you’re coming with a friend or on your own, Simply Stylist encourages you to grab a seat next to a stranger, put your networking skills to use and build a relationship that could potentially change your life forever! And of course a great gift bag.

1:00pm – 4:00pm Fashion & Beauty Panel (VIP and Fashion & Beauty Lovers Only)  Hear the great stories from 11 inspiring speakers in the fashion and beauty industry including Elenor Mak (Co-Founder of Keaton Row), Jennifer Norman (VP of Marketing for derma e), Marie Claire Editor, Madison Guest (Celebrity Stylist to Victoria Justice), Lilliana Vasquez, Hannah Bronfman (Co-founder of Beautified app), Justin Anderson (Celebrity Hairstylist), and Danielle Bernstein (founder and fashion blogger of We Wore What). Learn what it takes, how to succeed, the importance of networking, how to follow your dream, and a giftbag.

4:00pm – 7:00pm Brand Experience/Pampering/Breakout Sessions (All Ticket Holders) Time for cocktails and fun. DJ Jilly Hendrix spins as you enjoy cocktails, appetizers, shopping, pampering, contests and giveaways and 5 Breakout Sessions on various topics, from social media and blogging basics to brand collaborations. What more could you ask for?!

For anyone trying to break into fashion and/or beauty, interested in making great connections, and who wants to learn more about Simply Stylist, the network that bridges the gap between brands and celebrity trendsetters by promoting, collaborating and producing content for their websites, this is THE event to attend, so get your ticket now! Sponsors in attendance include Bed Head, Keaton Row, Harper Hallam, derma e, Katherine Cosmetics, Rack It Up, and Dittos

Once, Twice…….. Three Times a Guest – Part 3

The third and final event of the night was a viewing party for the premier of the show Stylista. If you’re not already familiar, Stylista is the new reality show with Elle Magazine which airs on the CW Network where hopefuls claw (oh yeah, the claws are already showing) for the position of Assisant to Anne Slowey, the Fashion News Director of Elle magazine.

The event was being held at Kiehls and there were flat screen TVs in each room in to watch the commercial-free DVD.

As I stated in the last post, I was at the Wollman Rink event, Marisol and Kim went directly to the Stylista event from Jo Malone, so I met them there. When I arrived, it was packed to the gills

Thankfully, I didn’t miss the viewing. There were some seats available to watch (on a first come, first serve basis), but we missed out

As you can see everyone got settled in to watch the show but first had to get some snacks. Available to satisfy the pleasure of your junk food cravings was a popcorn machine and lots, lots of candy and chocolates.

There was just so much candy it was practically being shoved into your bags. Anyway, time to watch the show

During the show, Kim left because she was exhausted (we have been to an obscene number of events this week) but Marisol and I wanted to watch the entire show. During the event, two amazing things happened to me. First, while watching the show, a man came to stand right behind me, I turned around and guess who it was…………Joe Zee, Creative Director of Elle Magazine. I asked him for a photo and he said yes (he was very nice). The second photo is of him and one of the cast members, William (the Brit by way of Boston that wore the crazy socks)

The second amazing thing that happened was just as the show was ending, I decided that I needed a photo of Anna Slowey (since I had one of Joe Zee), so off I go to find her and I do. I find her in this group about to have her photo taken (she’s the blond).

As I wait, the woman she is taking the photo with turns around and it’s none other than Rapper, Eve (where has she been?)

I’m not sure what she has to do with the show, she wasn’t in the first episode so I assume she will be in a later one, maybe even the finale. Anyway, soon after the show was done, we left. The giftbag was prety good, you got three full size Kiehls products and a 20% off coupon for H&M.