IFBCON Day 1 – done and done. While I definitely have suggestions for making future IFBCON events run more smoothly, yesterday turned out to be quite informative and fun. We were treated to chatting with this great panel of people involved in the fashion industry and social and print media.
From Left to Right:
Christine Ng, ShopStyle @ShopStyle
Carla Dunham, Saks Fifth Avenue @Saks
Karen Robinovitz, Digital Brand Architects @therealDBA
Andrea Lavinthal, People.com @AndiLavs
Scott Lipps, One Management @ScottLipps
YM Ousley, Signature9 @Signature9
Mary Alice Stephenson, Fashion & Beauty Expert @MaryAliceStyle
Andrea Derricks, L2 Think Tank @L2ThinkTank
While all the panelists were good, the standout for me was YM Ousley of Signature9 (holding the mic in the picture above). She is so well informed on the business of blogging and shared dozens of ways to build your brand. I’m so thankful I got to see her in this panel and a break out session later in the day.
I was also introduced to Julep nail polish and got a complimentary manicure! I’m in love with this navy polish (I forgot to grab the name so I’ll update that once I get back to the con today.)
Finally, we learned about this kick ass application called Stipple, which in a nutshell, enables you to copyright your pictures as they make their way across the Internet. Leveraging an image processing and recognizing technology, Stipple can track your photos on the Internet even if someone grabs a screenshot! Genius, no? Beyond that, it has some extraordinary features which I hope to incorporate in the blog soon. Stay tuned for that! Watch the video below to learn more about it: