When I arrived at the party, I was the first guest there. They weren't quite ready to let us in yet, so thankfully, 2 other early birds joined me in the hall. Curvy model & fashion writer Olga Gonzalez-Ramos & fellow blogger Georgette Niles were kind enough to chat with me and pose for a couple of pictures. Finally, we were able to enter the fabulous oasis that Sonsi had created for us. First off, we grabbed our printed name badges and a TDF swag bag and started circulating.
|@grownandcurvywo , @olgaplusmodel & me #sonsibeYOUtiful|
|Peaking inside #sonsibeYOUtiful Pop Up Party|
|FAB bag of swag courtesy of Sonsi|
|Palm Beach Jewelry|
My next stop was at the Catherine's booth. Catherine's actually started as a small store in Memphis and has grown to 400+ stores nationwide. They specialize in clothes from sizes 16-34/0-5x. With that broad range, they are able to accommodate a variety of women. I was fortunate enough to meet the buyer, Aretha Blake and have the most inspiring and moving conversation with Designer/Product Development Manager Marcella Chambers. These women are doing big things and it's so inspiring to see their work unfold.
|FAB Caftan by Catherine's|
|Me & Buyer, Aretha from Catherine's|
Next was date with SWAK (Sealed With A Kiss). I was able to chat with Director of Marketing and Creative Development, Sarah Sapora and preview the fall collection. Guys, SWAK is AMAZING. While there, I scored "The Perfect Leggings" and the effortlessly chic "Felicity Poncho Top". This outfit was literally a lifesaver. Of course, being the diva I am, I totally by-passed comfort on this trip and went for cute. I actually put these pieces to the test later that day (full review coming soon).
|Sarah from SWAK|
|New Looks from SWAK|
|Nikka Shae working the camera|
|The FAB Jessica Kane & moi|
|Twin Fashion Bloggers Jeka & Jeke of La Maison Deux|
|Nikka Shae winning big!|
|Me & Ms. Gwen Devoe|
The party was absolutely amazing. I have never felt more in my element than being surrounded by great brands and other fabulous fashion bloggers. It was a day that was both fun and educational and hopefully the beginning of some life-long friendships! For more information about any of the brands listed above, visit www.sonsi.com. Stay tuned for the runway fashions from FFFWeek!
|Me, Vice President of Fashion & Home Eric Kreller & Asst. Account Executive Rebecca Masterbone of Lippe Taylor Brand Communications Firm|
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