MAGIC TRADE-SHOW: DAY 2-3
Wrapping up my stay in Vegas, the second night was the night of events! My fellow bloggers and I were invited to the VIGOSS USA booth to preview their S/S 2013 collection and hang around for a late afternoon cocktail reception. We then had the priviledge of attending an AllSaints Preview party at The Cosmo Hotel, which was graciously catered by the ultra trendy restaurant STK… I was lucky enough to get the full cuisine experience where I later met up with my friends and colleagues from VIGOSS to have dinner at STK. Appetizers, on appetizers on appetizers anyone? Probably the best and cutest entrees I have had!
The third and final day was made up of panels, visiting with brands and roaming around the show to see and meet with brands for the last time of the season. I participated in another social media panel discussing the pros and cons of various platforms and which are more advantageous in certain circumstances for certain brands (like the lovelies at the cute and colorful Gypsy Junkies booth!). I then found myself lingering towards FN Platform (Hi my name is Rachel and I’m addicted to shoes) and did one last go-around of the show - as you can see above.
The last afternoon was spent reminiscing on our Vegas adventures and (excitedly) talking about our next endeavors and overall hopes for the future. You were good to me Vegas, you were good.
MAGIC OUTFIT DIARY: DAY 1
A closer look at what I wore on the first official day of covering MAGIC. I found this little number (and by that I mean ze dress) at the Buffalo Exchange in Albuquerque along with dozens of other treasures throughout my southwest adventure. I felt inclined to use the belt in a new way. Maybe it was my inner DIY girl coming out, but I opted to tie it around my beloved Panama hat, in hopes that it would fulfill my craving to look sharp and feel chic. I’ve developed a deep affinity towards matching separates whether it be blazers and skirts or pajama pants and tops, I definitely see myself leaning towards heavy prints and classically cut clothing come fall. And now that I think about it, coupling this with my leather Austin Tote (c/o of my contacts at MAGIC!), autumnal tones were really present in this look. I guess this was my way of sporting my fall desires… in the desert. Who knew?
MAGIC TRADE-SHOW DAYS 1-2
1. The view from the room I stayed in at the LVH Hotel 2. The infamous hotel and casino Circus Circus 3. A view of Mandalay Bay home to PROJECT, Poole and Slate Trade-shows 4. Posing at PROJECT wearing Costa Blanca, ZARA and FOSSIL 5. A peak at my good friend Olivia Lopez’s capsule collection for Blaque Market 6. Peace signs on my first day of the show wearing my favorite J.Crew Panama hat 7. Actress and footwear designer Yeardley Smith (she played the voice of Lisa Simpson y’all!!) posing with my friend and amazing NYC-based footwear designer Coye Nokes! 8. Amazing S/S 2013 shoes coming from SCHUTZ Shoes! 9. Women’s footwear designer Matt Bernson posing in his booth!
The first two days in Vegas were a whirlwind! PROJECT started a day earlier then MAGIC allowing us to explore what was in store at Mandalay bay which paid host to shows including PROJECT and Poole. As noted above we checked out my friend Olivia’s capsule collection and soon after headed over to the LVCC for orientation and a night out… Of course we couldn’t miss the chance to check out Circus, Circus.
The first day of officially covering the show(s), was invigorating! I spent the majority of my day at FN Platform which is solely meant to showcase the it shoes of the next season. I participated in an editor’s tour having the opportunity speak with certain emerging and established footwear designers including Matt Bernson and SCHUTZ shoes which was later followed by a social media discussion at the Influencer’s Lounge. We wrapped up the day with a designer roundtable discussion with the bubbly Yeardley Smith of Marchez Vous and poised Coye Nokes of her eponymous brand.
Stay tuned for more coverage on my last day of WWDMAGIC and of course what I wore…
After attending my second season at MAGIC, I’m convinced of the fact that the progression of talent seems to undeniably increase with each passing season. The hustle and bustle atmosphere was enough to further heighten the excitement. In fact, I even said to both my friends and fellow bloggers Olivia and Bethany, “I bet you anything they make the convention center white and gleaming so we feel like we’ve died and gone to (fashion) heaven!”
Coupling the three day’s events with some seriously hip soirees at some of Vegas’ best restaurants and hotels, and hanging with a group of talented individuals, mixed with old and new friends was the perfect way to end my summer… Thank you to all of those at MAGIC for letting me return to represent New York City and expect more detailed coverage and outfit updates, in my coming posts!
August and September… Tis the season to be jolly for us fashion folk as tradeshows and fashion weeks are upon us. I’m happily returning to Las Vegas based tradeshow WWDMAGIC, as a participant in their blogger program. I will be representing both of my blogs (The Style Line included) and to my knowledge, I am the only digital media influencer hailing from New York City! (Yes I do feel the pressure). Last season I joined forces with my fellow bloggers and Teen Vogue one of the an official bloggers and panelists, participating in technology and trend-based discussions held at the TV blogger lounge and FN Platform. I must say that being regarded as such an influencer at my age made the experience all the more humbling and I can’t thank all those who involved enough for allowing me to graciously return. I’m sure there are many amazing memories waiting to be had but to get more of a visual sense of my previous experience click HERE to see my photo diary from February. Also, be sure to stay tuned for more updates on my Vegas trip and get ready for some huge (and by huge I mean supremely image heavy) posts on my stay in New Mexico! But for now, see yah in Vegas y’all!
Q&A with author and inspiration Charlotte Smith on her beautifully written and illustrated book Dreaming of Chanel
Thanks again Charlotte! xo