Our Favorite Moments From SIMPLY LA 2018!

 

SIMPLY LA: what a whirlwind! On Saturday, August 11th we descended upon The Americana at Brand in Glendale for a jam-packed day of panels, breakout sessions, brand activations, and content creation! 

Here's a recap of everything that went down. (Warning: reading this will give you a serious case of FOMO if you didn't make it to SIMPLY LA!)

Panels & Breakout Sessions

 Keynote speaker  Emeraude Toubia

Keynote speaker Emeraude Toubia

The SIMPLY LA Fashion & Beauty Conference Powered by Who What Wear kicked off bright and early with Emeraude Toubia's keynote conversation at 9AM. SIMPLY founder Sarah Boyd interviewed the Shadowhunters actress about breaking stereotypes as a Latina actress, her fashion & beauty evolution, and upcoming projects. 

Influencer Track

 FROM LEFT:  Jeannie Mai ,  Stephanie Shepherd ,  Rachel Levin ,  Lauren Elizabeth ,  Lo Bosworth , and  Sydne Summer  on the "Create Your Voice & Make An Impact" panel

FROM LEFT: Jeannie Mai, Stephanie Shepherd, Rachel Levin, Lauren Elizabeth, Lo Bosworth, and Sydne Summer on the "Create Your Voice & Make An Impact" panel

Aspiring and up-and-coming influencers were in for a treat with the Influencer Track panels & breakout sessions.

Sazan Hendrix, Alisha Marie, and Ale La Chula shared their advice on growing social media engagement with Sara Snyder of YouTube. Kristine Thompson and Sarah Parker dished on how to land deals as an influencer. An all-star panel of stylists that included The Only Agency's Law Roach, Maeve Reilly, Etienne Ortega, and Candice Lambert inspired the audience to launch their own styling careers. 


Digital Marketing Track

  Katie Rattray  leading the "Content That Sells" breakout session

Katie Rattray leading the "Content That Sells" breakout session

On the Digital Marketing Track, influencer managers and brands could delve into the technical side of digital marketing with advanced panels and breakout sessions.

Jim Mulhearn, Puno, Lindsay Fultz, and Kendra Bracken-Ferguson talked influencer marketing and analytics tools with Charell Star. Jessie Butner of Go Fish Digital took a deep dive into the mysterious world of SEO. Clique Media's Rachel Zeilic interviewed Ali Grant, Becca Tilley, Gigi Ouf, and Emily Hecht about how to successfully run an influencer campaign. The social media directors from Revolve, Ban.do, and BH Cosmetics shared their strategies for creating engaging brand social media content.

 Keynote speaker  Kat Graham  and  Who What Wear  editor  Kristen Nichols

Keynote speaker Kat Graham and Who What Wear editor Kristen Nichols

We concluded the day with a keynote conversation with actress and Foster Grant spokesmodel Kat Graham, who discussed fashion, social media, and celebrity with Who What Wear editor Kristen Nichols.


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Brand Experience

 Taking selfies with  Foster Grant  sunglasses

Taking selfies with Foster Grant sunglasses

 So many fun activities at the Brand Experience

So many fun activities at the Brand Experience

 Learning all about  Totalee !

Learning all about Totalee!

There was just as much fun to be had in the SIMPLY LA Brand Experience!

Attendees had the opportunity to check out the latest brands in fashion, beauty & lifestyle. Guests could receive hair touch ups and braids at the OGX activation, learn their negotiation style with LUNA Bar, enjoy mocktails and samples at Totalee, learn how to mix martinis with Grey Goose, browse collections from Who What Wear Collection, Endless Summer, and Bellevue, and so much more! 

All the brands at the Brand Experience: & Other Stories | Bellevue the Label | BH Cosmetics | Bless Box | Camp'd Out | Dear Rosé | Grey Goose | FHI HeatFoster Grant | Laduree | LUNA Bar | MiniLuxe | Mode-Relier | Ographr | OGX Beauty | Sugarfina | Totalee | Who What Wear Collection | Ziba Beauty

Gift Bags

  Stephanie Shepherd  with one of our SIMPLY LA gift bags

Stephanie Shepherd with one of our SIMPLY LA gift bags

 All the goodies in our SIMPLY LA gift bags!

All the goodies in our SIMPLY LA gift bags!

And of course, we can't forget about our famous SIMPLY gift bags. Each SIMPLY LA tote was filled with a variety of great beauty, fashion, and lifestyle products. 

Gift Bag Brands: 103 Collection | Aveeno | BH Cosmetics | Boo Boo Cover Up | Dermovia | DIFF Eyewear | Dove | Earth Science | Elcie Cosmetics | Ella+Mila | Eva NYC | FHI | Foster Grant | Garnier | Harvest Snaps | Hello Products | Invisibobble | Kind | Kitsch | KO Skin | Lenny & Larry's | Love Sun Body | LUNA Bar | Masqueology | Mellow Cosmetics | Morgan Taylor | NaturaBrasil | Nest Fragrances | Nivea | NYX | OGX | Organic To Green | Paul Mitchell | Peets | Purlisse | Secret | Purely Elizabeth | Swisse | Wen Hair & Body Care by Chaz Dean | Ziba Beauty


Snack Brands: Country Archer | Dang Chips | GimMe Seaweed Snacks | Kor Shots | Otter Pops | Nutter Puffs | Real Coconut | Sambazon | Starburst | Yum Earth Fruit Snacks


Special thanks to all of our incredible SIMPLY LA partners, including: Who What Wear | The Americana at Brand | Sweetgreen | Peet's Coffee | Sambazon | Purely Elizabeth | Living Spaces | Fringe Studio | Peroni | Hotel Figueroa | Socialyte | IFB | W.I.I.M. | IVY | AmbassadHer


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