Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!
This month, I am using my Internet Geek Tuesday blog posts to share my BlogHer 13 conference recaps. Just in case you didn’t know BlogHer is the Web’s largest community, conference, and leading guide to the hottest news and trends among women in social media. It is also one of my favorite online communities and conferences!
Today’s blog post features my reflections on the second annual BlogHer Fashion Show (one of my favorite conference events). The theme was “Half Woman. Half Amazing.” I think it should have been “Amazing Women Owning Their Beauty” because the women who walked the runway gave the audience the gift of seeing what happens when a group of sixteen sassy, soulful, and stunning stars shine their beauty from the inside out as they strut what the universe gave them in fabulous clothing and make up.
They reminded me of actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn’s beauty wisdom: “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.” Check out some of their photos below.
Disclaimer: All photos are from BlogHer.com.
Aren’t these women owing their beauty? To learn more about them, see the list below.
- Ashley, Ashley Nicole Catherine
- Cristi Comes, Motherhood Unadorned
- Elaine Griffin
- Grace Hwang Lynch, Hapa Mama and BlogHer section editor
- Kailynn, Ginger Sass
- Isra Hashmi, The Frugalette
- Jillee, One Good Thing
- Kareisha Questel, BlogHer’s Event Sales Planner Extraordinaire
- Katherine Stone, Postpartum Progress
- Lianne Farbes, The Makeup Girl
- Lizz Porter, Am I a Funny Girl
- Luvvie Ajayi, Awesomely Luvvie
- Meseidy Rivera, The Noshery
- Natasha Nicholes, Houseful of Nicholes
- Patrice Yursik, Afrobella
- Vikki Reich, Up Popped a Fox
My greatest takeaway from the fashion show is that all women have the power and right to define and express what beautiful means to them. And that’s exactly what I did after the show when I asked my dear digital brother Tyrone Farley, founder of TrueFashionistaNow.com to style me. With one small touch of moving my hair to one side, I got a new summer look that truly reflected how I felt: simply beautiful and grateful for a wonderful BlogHer conference experience!
PS: Check out TrueFashionistaNow.com’s blog post featuring some of BlogHer 13’s best fashion conference moments.