Arizona Conference Sure to Cause a Blogging Frenzy

It’s not hard to notice the world blogosphere has blown up and it seems everyone and their mom has the blogging fever (Bieber has nothing on us). The fashion industry specifically has given these talented bloggers a platform to score free goodies, front row seats, business opportunities and more! Phoenix Fashion Week is proud to say we have been supportive of these bloggers from day one, whether it was ensuring them great seats at our shows and helping them secure interviews for their blog or just simply giving them the recognition they deserve through features on our own fashion blog or a spot at our first-ever Log-In Lounge last year at fashion week! In case you were wondering, we will be bringing it back again this year, bigger and better than ever, so get excited!

We attended a new blog launch party a few months back for Phoenix Style Collective, curated by talented local bloggers, including Courtney of Phoenix is Haute, Chelsea of Tea Talk, Katherine of A Bit of Sparkle Farkle, Kara of Sunshine Cupcakes and Josh of the GROW Op. We were super impressed not only with the turnout, but the expertise and talent of each individual blogger, whether it was fashion, food or just being themselves! With so many amazing blogging events popping up around the country, whether it’s Lucky FABB or the IFB Conference, they saw it is time for Arizona too to take our blogging community to a whole new level and are hosting the FIRST EVER Arizona Blogger Conference! “The Arizona Blogger Conference will be similar to the other events happening around the country and their prospective fashion weeks in the way that they will have networking opportunities and keynote speakers geared towards building your brand. Our event will be different because we are soley featuring talent from here in our state, building on the PSC’s goal of helping to lift up Arizona to the fashion platform,” Courtney said.

Held at the hipster chic Saguaro Hotel (top hotel by Conde Naste Traveler!), bloggers from all over the state will flock to this event tomorrow, sporting their best thrifted pieces or outfit of the day styles, along with a topknot and killer camera to boot! Beginning at 5pm, attendees should expect to munch on delicious appetizers and drinks from the hotel restaurants, all while shopping local jewelry vendors, trying out the Madewell styling station and learning all things blogging from some fabulous local presenters! The Saguaro Hotel’s Community Liason, Celine Hacche, felt the location was a natural fit for the blogging conference and fashionable crowd. “The hotel is a celebration of the Southwest, it’s vibrant, energetic, inclusive and stylish, all the things that the blogging community is. This was a great opportunity to bring together local, creative people in a hip, thoughtful environment. The property is so colorful and picturesque it provides the perfect backdrop for all those outfit photos and we also have some amazing restaurants by Iron Chef Jose Garces, so we knew the food bloggers would enjoy sampling our tasty treats! ” Hacche said.

As always, the PHXFW Media Team will be out mingling with all the fabulous bloggers and snapping shots for our street style feature, so bring your fierce fashions!

For a complete listing of the stations, vendors, presenters and all other event info, visit their website!

Seeing as this event is currently sold out and tickets sold at the door will not include a swag bag, we wanted to hook up one lucky reader! Post a comment below with your favorite local blog and you could win a PSC/ABC 12 goodie bag sponsored by Madewell, Karen Kane, Hempz lotion, Yes To Carrots and more! (over $75 value!) 

Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”

  1. I am also a huge fan of Meow & Meow by Amy King ( She is seriously amazing!

  2. My favorite blog is by the fabulous Amy King-!

    • Melissa Dunlap
    • April 27th, 2012

    My favorite local blog is she is a personable blogger with a large readership.

    • Congrats Melissa! You have won the blogger goodie bag! Please plan on picking it up this evening at the Blogger Conference at the Saguaro Hotel! Thanks!

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