The Style Bloggers of Color Conference Recap

Style Bloggers of Color Conference

If you have ever had the pleasure of attending a conference, then you will relate to my elation. If you have never had the chance to go, please note my elation as I elaborate about my happiness over this past weekend for the inaugural Style Bloggers of Color Conference.

Style Bloggers of Color Conference 2012

Claire from The Fashion Bomb and Mattie from Mattieologie and SBOC Founder

Created by Mattie of @Mattieologie, the #SBOC was a weekend full of empowering, uplifting, and inspiring conversations, presentations, and keynotes that I was so humbled to be a part of! Seriously!

Held at INK Art Studios, the SBOC consisted of a weekend of fashion, festivities, and fierce ladies (and gents) coming together in the only blogger conference geared towards fashion and style bloggers of color! (There are others who target color or fashion, but not the two specifically!)

I landed Friday evening to the Hotel Indigo- a boutique hotel in the heart of Atlanta across from the Fox Theater.  This place had such charm!

Style Bloggers of Color Conference 2012

On Saturday morning, I opened my day speaking on the panel, If Content is King, then Consistency is Queen!  Moderated by Monroe Steele @fashionsteelenyc of Fashion Steele NYC, joining me on the panel was Beauty Contributor, @KimmyGotSoul, and Tiffani (@theatlgo2girl) from! We shared our tips about writing and the writer’s block one can get, and everything in between for content!

Style Bloggers of Color Conference 2012

The day continued with panels about monetizing your blog, working with brands, and social media tools!  The overall vibe of this event was an uplifting one, which left me inspired, motivated, and excited to see what and how this conference will grow- BECAUSE IT WILL!

Style Bloggers of Color Conference 2012

Myleik of Curl Box

Later this evening, after eating, a group of us bloggers with the company of Myleik from sat down at the bar for a much unexpectedly needed breakout session.  THIS was the magic- getting together, talking about our challenges, successes, men, and everything else in between really allowed for a perfect ending to a fabulously filled day!

Style Bloggers of Color Conference 2012

Claire and I at the SBOC

Sunday was the Blogger Lunch and Award Ceremony with keynote speaker and friend, Claire (@thefashionbomb )from the FashionBombDaily! We hugged like its been years, I seriously adore her… but her keynote was to the point and perfect. Leaving the bloggers with 3 sound pieces of advice:

  1. Take Risks
  2. Fame and Glory come after the Grunt Work
  3. Do it for the LOVE not the MONEY

Style Bloggers of Color Conference 2012


Style Bloggers of Color Conference 2012


Style Bloggers of Color Conference 2012

After her note, Mattie spoke and thanked us and I did a quick outfit change for the airport! We took pictures, said our goodbyes, and parted ways!  I cannot wait for next year’s as I am sure it is ALREADY a success!

Thank you Mattie for inviting me to speak and enjoy what Atlanta has to offer!  I will be back!



Marie Denee
I am the owner of the Curvy Fashionista, sharing the latest trends and designers in plus size fashion, beauty, and accessories to keep you Curvy.Confident.Chic.! I am goofy, silly, playful, and a handful... but it is all in the name of fashion!
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  1. Sincerely Syreeta says

    I LOVE your site! I see why you won, lol! I missed this event due to being in Chicago [DAMN!] but I got the chance to meet you and cover the runway showcase and industry awards ceremony! You made an appearance on my blog as well:

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