Client Happenings: Simply Stylist

On Saturday, July 26, Simply Stylist, returned to the dana hotel and spa in Chicago. This is one of my favorite events, so it was a joy to work with their team for the second year in a row. Founder Sarah Boyd established the conference to inspire those with a passion for all things fashion and beauty. It’s the perfect event for those interested in starting a blog, wanting to be a celebrity stylist and fashion enthusiasts in general.

The day started with a networking brunch at freestyle food + drink where Lauren Gores of Lauren’s Lyst delivered a great keynote speech. After the brunch, attendees headed up to Vertigo Sky Lounge for a two-hour panel session, featuring insight from top industry experts. Hosted by E! News Correspondent, Catt Sadler, the panel included Stephanie Mark (Co-founder of The Coveteur), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook), Annie Finch (Founder of Katherine Cosmetics) and Allie Cooke (CS Magazine).

Following the panel portion of the event, attendees had the opportunity to meet the panelists and enjoy a shopping event on the hotel’s 5th floor.

It’s so exciting to come together to get an inside look at the fashion and beauty industries. I always leave feeling incredibly inspired by both the attendees and speakers and I am already anticipating Simply Stylist 2015.

- Stephanie Reay, Senior Publicist