For years now, I’ve been following Fashion Blogger extraordinaire, Claire Sulmers from FashionBombDaily and this year I’ve gotten the chance to meet her in person! I finally had the opportunity to attend her annual Cocktails x Claire event, hosted by non other than Claire Sulmers, herself and Miss Diddy LA.
This year they had two parts to the event: The day portion included a panel with guests speakers and a delicious brunch from Chef Jeff catering; and the evening portion, involved a wide selection of fabulous vendors, great music, and, all in all, pure chicness!
(From Left to Right: Jamé Jackson, Alicia Quarles, KittyCash, Claire Sulmers, Ty Hunter, Angela Yee, Yandy Smith, & Miss Diddy LA | Photographer: Marta McAdams)
I only attended the daytime event for the celebrity panel discussion, which covered guests speakers like Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist: Ty Hunter, Radio Personality: Angela Yee, Entrepreneur & Reality star: Yandy Smith, and Entertainment Journalist: Alicia Quarles, just to name a few! This year’s discussion focused primarily on “Breaking into Entertainment.” Every panelist shared inspiring words of wisdom to the ambitious crowd that was soaking up all their realness & constructive advice like a sponge (I definitely took notes, lol)
(Photographer: Marta McAdams)
(Fashion Blogger, Claire Sulmers & I)
(Celebrity stylist: Ty Hunter and I. I have to snag me a TyLite soon, lol)
(Visual Artist & very good friend of mine, Melissa (@artbymelissask1) slayed like always)
Everyone who attended Cocktails x Claire shared the same purpose – to be great! Whether they were just starting off their business, already living out their dream, or just there to figure it all out, we all came together with the mentality to be better than we were yesterday. When starting out in any field that you’re interested in, (fashion, art, music, photography,etc) it’s imperative to surround yourself with like-minded people. Being in that environment will not only motivate you to push through but it will give you the confidence to take risks and set realistic challenges for yourself.
(This is my outfit for the event : TOP: Zara | PANTS: Boutique )
Can’t wait until the next event!
“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even if you don’t see it in yourself.”
-BeYou. BeTrue. Be ART