Spark Sessions Fashion & Beauty Blogger Conference RecapTwo weeks ago, fashionably dressed ladies and gentlemen braved the cold weather and snow, and traveled to District 28, on the south side of Leslieville in Toronto, to attend the second annual Spark Sessions Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference.
Spark Sessions is a two day event organized by the fabulous blogger ladies Melissa Anwar (Chic Darling), Anjali Handa (beyondthedrop.com), Nicole Wilson (Dainty Girl), Elaine Atkins (Toronto Beauty Reviews), Melissa Grosser (The Domestic Peach), Anum Khan (Summerxskin), Jenny Jovanovic (Crazy, Style, Love), and Deanne Castro (My Fash Avenue). It's the only conference in Canada that is put on by bloggers for bloggers, which makes it quite unique. I enjoyed the first Spark Sessions Conference so I was really looking forward to this year's event.
|Listening to Panel talk about building Relationships with PR Professionals|
|Step It Up Panel: Iva Grbesic (Falling In Style), Rema Gouyez (The Burgundy Book), Natalie Ho (My Little Secrets)|
|Opening Keynote Speaker: Andrew Sardone (Globe Style)|
|Closing Keynote Speaker Cheryl Hickey (Entertainment Tonight Canada) and Melanie.Ps|
|Sponsor Fair: Micronail Table|
|Sponsor Fair: Benefit Canada Table|
|Sponsor Fair: Pure + Simple Table|
A 'speed-dating' time was set up to meet with PR companies and brands. Although the appointment spots filled up within minutes a week before, I was able to secure a time with a few companies. I also had the opportunity to network through out the entire weekend. My only complaint would be to have more time to network!!!! I also miss the after party that was planned during the first Spark Sessions. It was a great time to talk, meet, and unwind with fellow bloggers.
|Spark Sessions Founder Marissa Anwar (Chic Darling) and Melanie.Ps|
|Melanie.Ps Posing at Spark Sessions|
I thoroughly enjoyed attending Spark Sessions. I left on Sunday feeling inspired and with so many ideas that sparked from the weekend! It was great to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and learn more blogging tips! I have already started implementing some things I learned and I have several exciting plans for the future of The Purple Scarf, so stay tuned!
Did you attend Spark Sessions? What was your favourite part?
P.s!: The Swag Bag I was given at the end of the conference was HUGE, filled with many beauty products. Stay tuned for future Beauty Posts! Plans are already being made for next years conference, so if you didn't get a chance to attend this year, sign up for updates about next years Spark Sessions.