NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: RewardStyle Rooftop Party at The Empire HotelMonday, September 22, 2014
If you aren't familiar with RewardStyle by now, then you've been living under a rock. RewardStyle is an affiliate program created by Dallas Fashion Blogger Amber Venz and her husband Baxter Box. The company's headquarters are based in Dallas (obviously), so they are fairly close to all of us bloggers here in Houston, but they have bloggers all over the world that participate in their program. They've even opened up a headquarters in London. RewardStyle (RS) allows bloggers to make money through affiliate links on their blogs and instagrams, based on % commission from purchases done by their readers. This has been a very rewarding program for both bloggers, their readers, and the brands that partake in RS. You can learn more about RewardStyle and the creators in this article recently posted in Texas Monthly. Last year, during New York Fashion Week, RewardStyle hosted a party at The Empire Hotel for all of their publishers that were in town Fashion Week. It was a huge success and they did it again this year! I attended the party on Saturday, September 6th in between fashion shows!
The event was held at the rooftop bar of The Empire Hotel. Sponsors of the party included InStyle Magazine, Piperlime, Kendra Scott, Bluefly, Zinke, Lou & Grey, TopShop, and of course Hotel Empire. Piperlime and Kendra Scott gifted us bloggers with presentes, from scarves to rings, and bracelets, while others like Lou & Grey were on the scene to network with the top publishers of RewardStyle. I ran into a few bloggers from Houston, and worked my way around the crowded party to meet new bloggers, say hello to those I've been following and network with the brands! I even paused to take a few photobooth shots before leaving to head to my next fashion show!
Bluefly.com brought a pop-up closet with them! Bloggers could pose with their favorite item from the closet and post a pic on instagram for a chance to win a Maison Valentino Handbag...I'm guessing since I haven't heard back from anyone that I did not win....boo! But my pic was really cute: