My trip to LA has been full of adventures so far…one of them was being able to hit up the Blogger Bazaar- which invited guests to shop the closets of some of LA’s top fashion bloggers. The bloggers that participated were Shea Marie of Peace, Love Shea; Aimee Song of Song of Style; Wendy Nguyen of Wendy’s Lookbook; Natalie Alcala of Racked LA; Julie Sariñana of Sincerely Jules; Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon and Chriselle Lim of Chriselle Factor. There were also a few local brands that had pop-up booths there, including: Lovers + Friends; Kova & T; Love, Zooey and Clare Vivier. The blogger bazaar was held in an open warehouse/design space owned by Westin Mitchell Group and boasted an abundance of designer and name brand clothing and accessories. I got there a couple hours into the bazaar, but I didn’t even get in for probably another hour because of the long line of fans waiting to get in and trying to find parking…in DTLA… Everyone was required to pay a $1 entrance fee, which 100% of that went to charity. Fifty percent of the sales the girls made went to Dress for Success- who’s mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Besides shopping, NCLA was on hand to provide free manis and there was a bar stocked with Pabst Blue Ribbon and other fun concoctions, while Guelaguetza provided light bites. I enjoyed meeting the Julie, Wendy, Aimee and Liz and miss Natalie- it was great seeing you again! I scored a beautiful Gypsy Junkies lace maxi dress from Liz, which I’m so excited to wear during warmer weather. I also had fun checking out the Lovers + Friends, Kova & T and Love, Zooey booths. Thank you ladies for having a fun event while I was in town. It was great meeting you all!
I had the amazing opportunity to do the DIY Lounge during the “Style-A-Thon” event, presented by 365 Hangers and was held in the little courtyard at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood.. We made headbands using elastic, wire, feathers and pipe cleaners. The event featured several vendors including Mr. Kate, run by blogger, jewelry designer and “jane-of-all-trades”-Kate Albrecht. Her jewelry consists of fun and quirky metal rings (the mustache being the most popular), ear cuffs, necklaces and bracelets. Check out Mr. Kate.com. Dama Handbags graced us with their presence during the event. Dama provides stylish and trendy handbags from a variety of eco-friendly designers and are Vegan Certified. To shop this Los Angeles-based brand, check out Dama Handbags.com. 365 Hangers- the popular ecommerce shop that caters to high-end designers at affordable prices, was also on hand to sell their goods during the event. They also put on a small fashion show showcasing cute clothing just in time for Spring. The show was styled by local LA bloggers: Ari of La Catrina de la Moda, Shauna of Penny Chic, Michelle of Broke Girl’s Guide, Monique of Curves and Chaos. I ended up buying the purple tribal (esque) print Patterson J. Kincaid maxi dress that Ari had on. It looked amazing on her and when I tried it on. It even had a subtle (very subtle) high-low hem which also helped seal the deal. After the show, I was able to continue checking out the vendors and sponsors: Shop Belina Jewelry (loved the starfish cuff and “Lizzie” neon bracelet. Definitely check them out of festive and stylin’ jewelry for your next function or at the office. The other vendors and sponsors include: Nicolita Swimwear, Chipkos, Jewelmint, One Sole Shoes, NCLA, Pop Chips, Argo Tea, DRY Soda, The Candy Chef and Pure Ice. Thank you to the DJs that kept the party groovin throughout the day- HM Soundsystem and media partner- FIDOO. I would love to thank Sasha, Ferial and the rest of the 365 Hangers team for the wonderful day!