HOUSTON FASHION & BEAUTY BLOGGER MEETUP

Monday, January 16, 2012

From Left to Right: Kourtney (Cheap, Chic, & Curvy), Vernetta (Women Are Gamechangers), Nikiage (NW Style Co), Kendra (Kendra's Beauty Corner), Shasie (Live Life in Style), Lauren (The Mod Social), LeRenda (Beauty by LeRenda), Imani Talib (Faithseekers Red Carpet), Valerie (Val Verde Style), Reiko (God's Favorite Shoes), Shanda (The Naturalista Glam)
What a stylish group of ladies! These were the bloggers in attendance at our first Houston Fashion & Beauty Bloggers Meetup! For awhile I thought I was the only blogger in here in Houston, but that thinking changed during Houston Fashion Week 2011.  Attending the shows at Fashion Houston, I met numerous bloggers in the area. I continued to meet more and more after HFW '11 at other fashion/beauty events, on twitter & facebook, and suddenly I realized Houston has a blogging force to be reckoned with...The only problem was none of us knew the others existed! Hence my idea to organize meetups to get us together and network with each other. 


So it was a good idea to get us all together, but how to go about it? So I sent out a group email to all of the contacts I had made to see if they would be interested in meeting up. At our first attempt to meetup in December, the weather was bad, and we had a poor turnout, but the idea to use meetup.com to organize meetups came up and I decided to use that platform to keep our meetups going.  It's free to join meetup.com,  but if you want to create a group, you have to pay. I decided that it was worth it to create this group, since there was no group like it yet on there.  To date we have 27 members in the group!! :-) Link to our meetup.com group below:



We met at my apartment clubhouse and I provided light snacks! We had a great time. 11 of us met-up and discussed everything from blogging platforms, to branding.  We had such great discussions that we didn't make it past #3 on our agenda! :-)






I am super excited for this group! The girls were super nice, and very into the idea of more meetups and networking. Expect big things from this group! Look out Fashion World, Houston Bloggers Taking Over! :-)
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Luv,

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12 comments

  1. Wow, everybody look stunning, good luck with the group doll!! I love meet up groups I just need attend more events lol!!

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    1. It's a super great tool! I'm glad someone on LinkedIn told me about it! Thanks for the well wishes!

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  2. What a great group! I love the idea of connecting more with bloggers from your area.

    Also I wanted to say, that your new blog-layout is wonderful!

    Love,
    Kristina

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    1. Thanks Kristina! Yea I love it!!!! It was time for a change!

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  3. First off----- the blog is looking great!

    Second---- this looks like such an amazingly put together event! Well done!!!! I am jealous that I am not in Houston!

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    1. Alexis - Thanks girlie! I'm so glad you're able to comment on my blog again! Yay!! Aww well you are welcome to come visit anytime!

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  4. That's an awesome idea and congrats on this new group doll. Everyone looks so pretty. So jealous I don't live in Houston.! :((


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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    1. Aww Thanks girlie! I wish you lived here too! We'd have so much fun!

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  5. Thank you again for inviting me. You are right...all of these bloggers were in my backyard!

    Great job at the idea and for hosting the meeting!

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    1. Thank you Reiko!! I know it's amazing how many of us there are, but no one knew! Haha

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  6. Thank you so much for coordinating everything Shasie, its greatly appreciated! I had a great time meeting all of the lovely ladies at the Meetup.

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    1. You are so very welcome! And thanks so much for supporting my initiative!! I really appreciate the support!

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