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May 20, 2012

Blogging the Runway and a Giveway: Extreme Visibility!




Yes, Saturday evening I joined other bloggers of the San Antonio Fashion and Beauty Bloggers (SAFABB) for a very fun and unique event called Blogging the Runway.   SAFABB and the San Antonio Fashion Industry Alliance (SAFIA) desired to bring together bloggers, boutique owners, stylists, beauty experts and designers for a collaboration event which focused on spring and summer trends.
A 70-year-old bought this outfit...she has my respect!!  It's a romper!
The setting was perfect, Bismarck Art Studio, for an intimate yet artistic atmosphere.  We were given front row seats and immediate access to the models, boutique owners, and designers.  Bloggers were encouraged to touch the fabrics, feel the accessories, and ask questions on the spot. Calley Gonzalez, founder of SAFIA, said, “We need evenings like this, because we cannot do what we do unless the public notices.  The way the public notices is through bloggers and media.”


My favorite look was this jumpsuit from Langford Market, and
they way it was styled.

Both premiere boutiques at the event recognized women 40+ to be an important part of their clientele.  “We see more and more women over 40 desiring to look fabulous and they always find something at Langford Market SA to take them fashion forward,” said Victoria Salinas, store manager at the Shops of La Cantera location.



Carol Reyes, owner and designer at Carol Reyes Boutique, told me that I would be surprised at the trendy looks women in the sixties and seventies are purchasing from her.  Since becoming a blogger, I do not think I would be surprised...I have seen some fabulous 60+ women willing to attempt any trend.

It was a rare opportunity for bloggers to be given access and encouraged to speak with all participants. The electric energy in the room was as if we were all girlfriends discussing clothes and shoes.   I hope to see more of this.  One thing is for sure, San Antonio is rapidly becoming a fashion-forward major market!



Now, for another major headline….one of my favorite specialty retailers,eshakti, would like to give a garment of choice to one of my followers!!  That’s right…you get to pick anything from the current line at eshakti’s website.  You have to do just a little more to win because you get to pick ANY item from the site.  The contest runs from today until My 31…so enter NOW.  Here are the rules:
1.       Of course, you must be a follower of this blog!!
2.       Go to eshakti website and tell us which item you would select if you win. (Tomorrow I will show what I like!!)
3.       Like them on FACEBOOK and PINTEREST

If you tweet, facebook, or mention this on your own blog, I will throw an extra entry for each extra you do!!  I love their clothing because the fabrics are beautiful, the styles are fun, and they are measured to fit your body!!  Clothes that fit and flatter are the best!!

http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com/2012/05/monday-mingle-chambray-and-coral.html
After you enter, then please go visit the other bloggers of VISIBLE MONDAY and Monday Mingle...I always find something special.
http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com/2012/05/visible-monday-47-boots-return.html




San Antonio Bloggers hard at work!


Blogging the Runway upon returning home.  My jacket is a Travelers at Chicos
and my tote is a parent gift from Talbots!!  Once again I was the elder blogger, but
these younger ladies are so much fun and inspiring!
Happy Monday, everyone!!

39 comments:

  1. What a fun event! And why weren't you on the runway??

    I have followed you by email (been meaning to do that anyway) and I would choose the Gradient Peplum top. I may not wait for your giveaway to get it--too cute!

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  2. What fab fashions, Pam - so colorful and current. Thanks so much for sharing your report with Visible Monday!

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  3. I am glad to see that the retailers of San Antonio are welcoming bloggers with open arms.

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  4. Wow wish this event happened when I was in San Antonio last March ^_^. Love the outfits and you look chic!! ^_^

    Kim,USA

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  5. This is fantastic! I love how bloggers are recognized as being important in the industry!

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  6. Hi Pam
    That blue bag is so lovely! Looks like you had a great time. I'm on the lookout for events in Chicago!

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  7. I really liked all of the outfits - but wow, that brown pleated dress with the jeweled neckline really caught my attention! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. How fun! Thanks for sharing. I would love to attend something like that here.
    You look very fashionable in your ensamble as well!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  9. This sounds like a fun evening. Of all the looks, I like the brown accordion dress and the striped skirt. Are there other bloggers our age in SA?

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  10. I lOVE the 'Digialis" dress! too cool!
    Enter me,please and I will blog about it tomorrow!
    off to Like now!
    hugs and happy Monday!
    Reva

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  11. lovely event, I like all the outfits. A wonderful collection of fabulous colors, textures and style. Sounds like fun to meet other bloggers too. Btw I like the "butterfly Kisses frock"! And I liked eshakti on FB and Pinterrest too. Thanks for the giveaway Pam!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  12. What fun that must have been. I've always loved the excitement of runway productions. It's always great to see the clothes "in motion" so one can imagine their possibilities.

    Thank you, once again, for your terrific reporting skills.

    xo,
    Tish

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  13. Pam great fashions and art!! Love it, went to eshakti site and adore the 50's color block sundress, so cute!

    Thought you would enjoy...Interview with Leslie of Segreto Finishes and her fabulous Book Giveaway!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  14. Pam I am a devoted Follower of your site! I Followed eshatki on Facebook and Twitter as well!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  15. You are such a professional and stilish blogger, my dear Pam.
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  16. Wow that sounds so fun!! and you sound like a professional runway reporter/blogger, I love it!! I have never gone to an event like this, would be totally fun!! and thanks for your words of wisdom about my professional attire conundrum :) xoxo J

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  17. Fierce & Fabulous After 50 (fierceandfabulousafter50.com) loves your passion in helping women over 50 to live a purposeful and passionate life. Our mission is to Inspire 50+ Women to Reclaim Their Fierce, Fabulous, Smart and Sexy Life!

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  18. Great post Pam, glad you got to attend this event! XO, Jill

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  19. I wish we could have events like this over here, I would love to go! The pictures are great, and I love the colours of your own outfit!

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  20. we're following this blog via GFC.

    ~Abby and Johanna Kautt

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  21. This is what we'd love to win: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0023679/Pleated-chambray-dress

    ~Abby and Johanna

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  22. Oh, I love this. I especially love that gorgeous blue bag. Looking very smart! Happy Visible Monday!

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  23. we already like them on FACEBOOK and PINTEREST, under the name Abby Kautt

    ~Abby and Johanna

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  24. looks like a very fun event
    maybe next time they will use some of those 40+ women as runway models
    loved most all the clothes you featured
    brett

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  25. Forgive me for being totally distracted by the ART behind the models done by Diane Mazur! http://www.bismarckartgallery.com/diane-mazur-2/ I'd love to see it used as prints on some tunicy things! Such joyous work.

    For eshakti, I love this shawl: Herringbone melange wrap
    STYLE # CL0022779

    So hard to decide, right?
    I've done all the required Liking and Following
    Count me in, fellow Visible

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  26. I got stuck on the eShakti dresses, liking all of them so much it was difficult to choose one for your drawing. I know what website I'll be cruising tonight with my iPad in bed.

    The indigo chambray dress has everything I love in a dress: blue denim, a bow tie, and a full skirt: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0022939/Indigo-chambray-dress

    You look fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing the terrific pictures. If you were the oldest blogger there, then you showed them all how to look terrific at any age. Your hair looks great!

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  27. Your photo - glamorous! Sounds like you had a great time at this event, representing women over 40. The first photo sings to me.

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  28. I found you at www.Bonbonrosegirls.com and thought I would stop by your blog and say hello! pippa
    www.shopwithpippa.com

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  29. My daughter was one of the models at the event. She LOVED wearing the beautiful fashions and is begging me to take her shopping at all the boutiques.
    Too bad eShaki wasn't there. I love their white eyelet dress!

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  30. Wow! I'd do the florigelium dress, or the gaslight denim chambray dress.....or maybe the Blues swing skirt....and WOW! I do love that ebb and flow black skirt!!! So those are my picks! Hugs! ~Serene

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  31. Hi Pam! You know I follow you, so I'll enter the fray. I would choose the Birds in Paradise dress, the Floral Garden Tee, or the Wood Handle Seagrass Straw Tote in green. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. great giveaway! thanks! I love eShakti! I follow your blog and I did the FB and Pinterest for them. I like several things! Hummingbird dress, swan dress......

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  33. Love the paisley cotton print dress!

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  34. Love the clothes and the fact that they can be customized!

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  35. I love the hummingbird dress!! I followed you blog (Hannah Shirley) and I followed and liked them on both sites! Thanks for the giveaway! Ps. My email is hannahshirley88 at gmail

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  36. I did all of the above requirements . I love the bow tie dress. That's so cool that they'll customize anything.

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  37. Follow, like and follow!
    Color trim poplin dress
    giveawayjunkie at gmail

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  38. https://twitter.com/giveawayjunkie/status/208271581858906113

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