The Top Moments From SIMPLY NYC!
New York, we love you! Last Saturday we hit up the Big Apple for a SIMPLY takeover during New York Fashion Week, bringing our signature conference straight into the heart of Manhattan. We're just coming down from the exhilaration of bringing together bloggers, entrepreneurs, social media stars, and fashionistas for another successful SIMPLY conference and want to share all of the awesome moments with you! So whether you weren't able to make it to Root Studios or just want to relive #SIMPLYNYC, we've got you covered.
Keep scrolling to hear more about the day's highlights:
Bethany Mota's Keynote Conversation
We kicked off the conference with our first keynote conversation with YouTube star Bethany Mota, who discussed her start on the video platform, the process of writing her book Make Your Mind Up, and her advice for finding success in the digital age.
Following the keynote, lucky fans got to meet Bethany and receive signed copies of her new book.
Panels + Breakout Sessions
After Bethany's keynote, it was nonstop panels and breakout sessions! Topics included learning how to build a business straight from all-star entrepreneurs like Rodial founder Maria Hatzistefanis and BaubleBar co-founder Daniella Yacobovsky, hearing what it takes to monetize your influence from Socialyte president Beca Alexander, and gaining insight on social media marketing strategies from brands like Maybelline and American Eagle Outfitters.
Weren't able to make it out to SIMPLY NYC? Be sure to follow SIMPLY on YouTube so you can be the first to know when panels and breakout sessions are uploaded.
All throughout the day, attendees could check out the coolest brands in fashion and beauty downstairs in our Brand Experience area. Guests could receive hair touch ups at the OGX Beauty booth, peruse the newest styles from Marc Fisher LTD, and pose for pics at the WEN Hair & Body Care swing set.
Vanessa Hudgens' Keynote Conversation
For our VIP ticket holders, we wrapped up the day with a thoughtful conversation with our second keynote speaker, Vanessa Hudgens. NYLON editor-in-chief Gabrielle Korn talked with Vanessa about her illustrious career, her current style inspirations, and how she interacts with fans.
We received so much great advice from Vanessa, and it was the perfect way to end a wonderful day full of amazing insights.
No SIMPLY conference is complete without an amazing gift bag, and the SIMPLY NYC totes were weighted down in so many great beauty, fashion, and lifestyle products.
GIFT BAG BRANDS: Alterna Haircare | Bio Republic | Brock Beauty | Cle Cosmetics | Creme Shop | Diety America | Dermache Labs | Dynamo | Essie | FabFitFun | Flash Tat | Flont Jewelry | Freeman Beauty | Garnier | Glo Skin Beauty | Go Smile | Harper Wilde | JustFab | Kodiak Cakes | Lenny & Larry's | Little Words Project | Speck Cases | Morganna's Alchemy | NOTE Cosmetics | Nubian Heritage | Nyakio | OGX Beauty | Olivia Care | Orlando Pita Play | Perfect Hair Skin Nail Vitamins | Purlisse | Real Her Cosmetics | Republic Nail | Rodial | Royal Brush | Shea Moisture | Shelley Kyle | SubApollo | Be A Bombshell Cosmetics | Wild Honey Apoothecary | The Body Shop
SNACK BRANDS: Purely Elizabeth | CLIF Bar | LUNA Bar | This Bar Saves Lives | Lenny & Larry's | Late July | Redd Bar | Arizona Tea | Bantam Bagels | That's It Fruit | Zico Water | Justin's | Pasta Snacks | Carlo's Bakery | Cookie Pop | Icelandic Glacial | Strongbow | Beso Del Sol Sangria
Special thanks to all of our amazing SIMPLY NYC partners: NYLON, Love is Louder, Bloglovin, Fohr Card, IFB, Three Day Rule, Two of a Kind Rentals, JustFab & ShoeDazzle, Root Studios, The Redbury, PhotoSesh, and Simbi Bracelets.