There is something to be said about community over competition in blogging. Don’t get me wrong, I swam competitively for 10+yrs and I consider myself a competitive person in many ways (and BTW I completely disagree with participation trophy’s- let them work for it). What I mean by that is, to help others and build a supportive community. You never know, you may inspire someone to do something great, someone may give you the encouragement you need, or both.
When I had the opportunity to host my very first official Val Around Town event (that I could organize from start to finish) I immediately knew I wanted to invite some of my fellow bloggers to participate in a Blogger Holiday Fashion Show. After all, I love to style fashion shows and network with this community!
Everybody blogs for different reasons, for me it’s because I love the art, history, and creation of fashion. Fashion shows get me excited about life- seriously. When styling this show, I wanted to create looks that I liked but that also fit the bloggers style. The show consisted of 8 models showcasing 24 different looks from Dillard’s- a casual look, a cocktail look, and a formal look.
The evening started with a cocktail shopping hour consisting of lite bites provided by La Madeleine, cocktails by Circulo Tequila, and I invited some of my favorite vendors to set up mini shops. The night continued with a three-part fashion show and ended with Christmas music and an opportunity for the bloggers to share a little bit about themselves. We ended the night with some fabulous giveaways and a Holiday Wish for everyone.
Overall, the night was magical for me, I loved seeing everything in action. I was overwhelmed by the support from the community, the bloggers, the vendors, and my loved ones. The bloggers rocked the runway and looked stunning! This was the first Annual Blogger Holiday Fashion Show and Shopping Party and I plan to make it a tradition.
THANK YOU to everyone involved: My Co-Host- Amanda from Positively Beautiful Life, Dillard’s for sponsoring the clothing, Our Blogger Models, Laura for working registration, La Madeleine for providing the food, Circulo Tequila for providing the drinks, Intero and Johana for letting us use their gorgeous venue, Exposure 8 Creatives for Photography, BVSpa and Original Wear for our swag bag items, Shop Vendors – Tutu Cute by Jacqueline Smooke, Esbe Designs, Burdlife, O Bags, Poet & Joy, and Original Wear Travels Abroad, and finally all of our giveaway sponsors- Kendra Scott, Thinking Girls Boutique, Eddie V’s, Taco Gear, Sambuca, and Burdlife.
Check out these other Fabulous Blogger Models:
Amanda – Positively Beautiful Life
Brittany – Truth or Flares
Martha – A Lifetime of Bliss
Melissa – Resplendently Living
Roccibel – Volpicella Roccibel
Sarah – Gracefully Sassy
Wendy – Hey Wendy Vanessa
Katie Maxwell, Managing Broker – our Intero Model