Last week I combined my two worlds (blogging + Banana) when we hosted our first Memphis Blogger Meetup at our Saddle Creek location. Unless you’ve been under a rock the last 5 years, you’ve noticed that blogging (particularly in fashion + lifestyle) has exploded, and their creator’s powerful influence is now being taken much more seriously than before. I’m always blabbing about blogging and new bloggers/trends that I’ve noticed, so when it came time for us as a whole to think about events we’d like to host on a localized level in our district, I suggested a blogger meetup.
Living in a city where the fashion community is small but growing, I thought this would be a great opportunity for us to help nurture that growth by providing a stylish meeting ground, while also introducing those bloggers to the new Fall/Holiday arrivals that we’d just gotten in. Bloggers could mix and mingle to talk about all things fashion + life, while also playing dress up in fun new clothes!
Catherine (She Scrapes the Sky); the Artist clutch was an instant favorite. 🙂
The clutch is cute, but the Ashbury tote is what everyone is obsessed about. (It’s not online yet, so check with your local BR.)
Our hashtag sign (it’s important to have this posted somewhere during an event so that attendees know what to include in case they take pictures and want to share.)
Tara (Dilletante Collection) + Sophorn (Memphis Flyer/Style Session + No Rococo). Tara is a doll to play dress up with. She had pulled a few things to try on herself (like this fringed crepe top), but then I just started handing her stuff to see how it fit, lol.
Sophorn was looking for pieces for her Halloween costume (slightly modern Yoko Ono). She didn’t leave w/the flare denim, but the ruffle-front blouse made the cut).
We also coordinated a Nashville Blogger Meetup at our Cool Springs Galleria store during the same time and they had a nice turnout as well!
It was a fun night for both stores, so thank you to all of the bloggers that were able to come! We didn’t get a chance to snap pictures of everyone that came, but here’s a link to all of their blogs:
Sophorn: www.memphisflyer.com/blogs/StyleSessions + www.norococo.blogspot.com/
Check them out when you have a chance. If you want to keep up with what we’re doing (events, new arrivals, plus stylish ways to style our product), follow me + my team on Instagram at @BestInClassStyle!