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Getting Gorgeous New York City 2010 Brings Fashion, Style & Beauty To BlogHer

Vera Sweeney, Nadia Carriere and Audrey McClelland

When two fashionable women such as Vera Sweeney and Audrey McCelland put on an event, what else is there to expect put pure fabulousness? From the location, to the guests to the sponsors, everything was stylish, fun and as light and bubbly as a glass of champagne.

Twelve amazing fashion and beauty sponsors came out to give advice, tips and samples (by samples I mean full-size products) to 350 BlogHer attendees!

Skechers Shape-Ups started the day off by giving out trainers to some of the attendees who decided to take part in the morning Skechers walk. These shoes shape and tone while providing an additional workout thanks to their cool technology.

Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi stopped by to help the attendees figure out their size with the new Miraclebody Jeans. These jeans literally make you look 10 lbs lighter and I don’t know how they do it, but the fit is perfect. They feel as though they are custom-made. Amazing!

I met the oh so talented fashion designers Liz Lange and her sister Erica Wagman. These two women have put together a smart and informative website, Shopafrolic where you can find fresh, new and stylish fashion picks.

Lia Sophia showed off pieces of their Fall 2010 jewellery line and gave each Blogger the choice between 4 of their beautiful pieces. I’m hooked and hope to find a rep in my are, this jewelery is gorgeous!

Hanes introduced their new ComfortFlex Fit Bra that provides a comfortable and flexible fit, without the wire. As there are no cup sizes to worry about, you have the choice of three: Small, Medium and Large – easy peasy.

Tide has come up with a brilliant product that I could have used during my travels to NYC (you won’t catch me anywhere without it now). Swash eliminates the need for an iron or fabric freshener for moms who are forever on the run or out of time (note: all mothers). The Tide Team gave a demonstration on how easy it is to use their product. You simply spray, give your clothes a little pat over, pull slightly and the wrinkles disappear. Amazing!

Remington really got it right with their three booths. While introducing everyone to the new Remington Pearl line, celebrity stylist Richard Marin and a team of stylists gave the attendees of the event a pampering session of hair styling using their new line of hair products. The Wet-to-dry flat iron is a must-have!

E.L.F Cosmetics had professional make-up artists providing free makeovers to the ladies and proved that beauty and makeup doesn’t have to break the bank. Their prices are incredible, which is surprising considering the quality of the products.

Other sponsors included celebrity hair stylist Sarah Potempa, Powermat, Kodak, Kmart Design and more.

I asked Vera and Audrey a couple of questions in regards to the event:

CM: Where did the idea for Getting Gorgeous come from?

Getting Gorgeous was born during the Disney Blogging Conference earlier this year. Audrey and I sat together by chance and REALLY hit it off. Next thing you know we were blood promising to work together forever. It took about 6 months to put the event together and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

CM: What made you both decide to partner up on this event?

I think we decided to join forces once we saw that we were so like minded. It also doesn’t hurt that we instantly bonded on a personal level as well.

CM: Will this be an ongoing event? Are you coming to BlogHer 2011 in San Diego?

Yes, this is absolutely going to be an ongoing event. We have 2 conferences firmed up and are currently working on a third. Our HOPE is that we can do 4 or 5 a year on a larger scale and then do several intimate gatherings in NYC for local bloggers.

For more information on Getting Gorgeous or to sign up for their next event please be sure to visit their website!

Photo Credit: Moosh In Indy, Eric Thomas, Mishelle Lane and Nadia Carriere

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