This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make smilingrid possible!
Is there anything more exciting than fashion weeks? I love seeing all the crazy instagram posts and wrap up compilations... but they've always seemed so very removed to me, you know what I mean? Luckily, there is an event coming up right here in beautiful Boston that is way more my style- College Fashion Week! This marks the 5th year that my much loved Her Campus has put on CFW, happening this year on Saturday, September 24th from 6PM to 9PM at Space 59 in the Revere Hotel. If you'd care to join me (and the crazy amazing sponsors!) tickets can be purchased here- You very seriously do not want to miss this amazing night of fashion!
So, let's talk sponsors for a second, yeah? Because I am so proud of and amazed by HC for this Saturday's event!
I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am that Rebecca Minkoff and Vince Camuto are being featured- can you say fashion crushes? I drool over their websites on an (almost) embarrassingly regular schedule. Rebecca Minkoff has the most gorgeous range of apparel, bags, shoes, jewelry, and (my roommate's favorite) athleisure while Vince Camuto makes my favorite comfy-but-gorgggg pairs of shoes (they also make jaw-dropping heels, but I haven't been brave enough to do more than strut around the store in them!).
My inner beauty blogger is absolutely squeeeeee-ing in delight over hairstyling genius Drybar, smooth criminals European Wax Center, and America’s Largest Fragrance Retailer Perfumania as sponsors. Drybar has won so many awards and received crazy recognition for doing what they do better than anyone else- hey, remember when they were named one of the top “100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010” by Entrepreneur magazine AND then New York Magazine’s Boom Brands of 2013? Because I do! European Wax Center makes even the most skittish customers (that would be me) feel totally at home in a waxing salon. Perfumania specializes in bringing genuine designer fragrances, bath and body, cosmetics, skin care products to over 330 discount retail stores in the US and Puerto Rico- helping people feel beautiful all over.
What collegeiette doesn't want to update her underwear drawer? If I could afford to give mine an overhaul every other week, I totally would... so, basically I am pumped about Hanes and Maidenform sponsoring CFW!
Do we have any techies in the readership? Because hooooooly moly Fitbit is sponsoring CFW with their brand new Fitbit Flex 2 which sounds mind-bogglingly amazing. It's 30% smaller than previous releases AND can pop into place to be worn as a waterproof wristband, bracelet, or as the pendant in a necklace! Basically, it fits even more seamlessly into our lives so that we can lead healthier ones through data, inspiration, and guidance. Plus, if you decide to wear it as a bracelet, you can stack the Fitbit Flex 2 with a beautiful Bertha Watch! They have so many amazing lines (like Signature, Charmed, Classic, and Crystal!) so that there is definitely a design for everyone to love.
Seeing as I'm coming to CFW straight from work, I am fall-to-my-knees grateful that KIND Nutrition Bars have joined the list of sponsors! They are pretty much the perfect refueling snack for the collegiette on the go, packed with healthy ingredients and deliciousness.
As has been proven by past HC conferences and events, amazing things happen when StyleWatch (and sister brand InStyle), Essie, and HC join forces. I am (as you can probably tell at this point!) SO excited to see how all of these amazing sponsors put on an even more incredible night in Boston!
Other than Boston, Her Campus puts on College Fashion Week in New York (10/1), Chicago (10/15), and Los Angeles (10/22). Each night lasts about 3 hours, with four fashion shows and chances for fashion-obsessed collegiettes to come together and celebrate our own sense of fashion and each other's! In between shows, we'll also be able to network, mingle, and interact with all of the partners in the sponsor activation lounge. This year, HC is featuring the talents of female fashion entrepreneurs and designers like My Social Canvas, Foray, Ali & Ariel, Frill Clothing, and Bow & Drape.
TLDR; CFW, 9/24 6-9PM, Space 59 @ Revere Hotel, tickets here!
I hope to see you there! If you can't make it, definitely be sure to follow along on social media @smilingrid everywhere!