Mattie Mixer: Bold, Beautiful & Blogging


DRESS: ZARA | BOOTIES: Rachel Roy | EARRINGS: Mattieologie x Miss B Fab | RING: YSL

While I was in New York for NYFW, I held my first mixer during fashion week. To celebrate diversity in style blogging, I put together Bold, Beautiful & Blogging: A Style Bloggers of Color NYFW Mixer. Hosting an event anywhere can be hectic and overwhelming, but that was especially the case being in Atlanta while planning a mixer for NYC. There are so many mixers (especially for bloggers) during that time of year so it was important to me that I planned something worthwhile. I had the chance to attend the IFB conference the day before and as I suspected, there were so many style bloggers from all over the country diverse in their own way. It was also a fantastic way to network with other bloggers that aren’t from my neck of the woods so I was excited to meet new people and make fresh connections.

After a strenuous search, I found a fantastic venue. The mixer was held at Pranna Restaurant in the Lower East Side which turned out to be perfect. By the time I filled up all the gift bags and got dressed, I was about 30 minutes late (in typical Mattie fashion). However, everyone was so gracious and patient and seemed to be having a great time when I arrived.

I was so excited to meet folks who I’ve followed on Twitter for so long, Mattieologie readers and bloggers from NYC and other parts of the country. I was so excited to meet folks like Chasity of Jones Magazine and Joy Adaeze of JoyLovesFashion.com & ESSENCE.com. The amazing Jane of Jane Carter Solution was also in attendance and graciously sponsored products and bags. Other sponsors included Make Up For Ever, Sproos, L’bel Cosmetics and Violent Lips.


It was a whirlwind of a week, but I just wanted to thank everyone that came out to Bold, Beautiful & Blogging. Thank you, thank you & THANK YOU. A huge thanks to L&L Style Photography for capturing the evening.

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13 Responses to Mattie Mixer: Bold, Beautiful & Blogging

  1. Great photos! Had a great time, thanks for hosting such a great event :)

  2. Congrats on a successful mixer, Mattie! I’m sure it was a lot of fun!

  3. Congrats Mattie on a wonderful event! I’m so jelly I wasn’t in NYC but next time!

  4. You look so fabulous! Love the dress. :)

  5. You look gorge! You had some beautiful people at your event! Congrats lady!

  6. Great photos! Looks like it was a nice event and everyone was giving their own personal style which makes it even better! You looked amazing…hair, makeup and that dress! The back with the lace is hot Mattie!

  7. Great photos… I see I didn’t succeed in hiding from the camera. Ha Ha, but its alright. It was a great event. I am still in touch with the bloggers I connected with and one of the bloggers knew people I knew here in Connecticut (small world). I hope you will be doing this again in September.

  8. Thanks, everyone! I had a blast :) Fingers crossed I’ll be able to host another one in September.

  9. Hi Mattie:

    Thank you so much for a wonderful mixer. The bloggers that I met there, stayed in touch and we even got to go to a few NYFW shows together.

    I hope this becomes a tradition and continues for Style bloggers of Color everywhere.

    http://ICFashionChic.tumblr.com

  10. beautiful photos, sounds like a great event!

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