Vegas baby! Style Nation 2011

16 Mar
Style Nation 2011
Two days of fun!

I spent last weekend in Las Vegas for a style blogger meet-up with eight other ladies, including Beverly of Style Underdog, Stephanie of The Loudmouth and Yvonne of Fashion Recon. It was fabulous fun! I hopped on a plane right after work. Things looked up immediately as I made friends and chatted with my plane neighbor the entire flight. I had won a limo ride to the Flamingo, too, which my newfound friend and I shared. This girl got to travel in style.

Yvonne and Fabienne at Margaritaville for Style Nation 2011
Yvonne and I at Margaritaville

I was the last one to arrive and join the girls at Margaritaville. Yvonne spotted me first, we immediately recognized each other! She had brought me a special gift, a skirt she made me as a thank you gift for helping her with her blog header. This incredibly hot woman has the biggest heart.

Style bloggers all dressed up to go out in Vegas
Yvonne, Stephanie, me and Bryn

I was introduced to the rest of the crew: Stephanie, who’s just as beautiful and delightful in person, her equally adorable friend, Bryn, the incredibly witty glamazon, Beverly and her wonderful friends, Cynthia, Melissa and Stephanie, and Yvonne’s sweetest friend, Sissie. I’ll admit right now that I got caught up in the excitement and did not take nearly enough photos. An outfit change later, we were given the VIP treatment at Marquee by Bryn’s friend, Troy.

Style bloggers having lunch in Vegas at Mon Ami Gabi
Stephanie, Melissa, Beverly, me, Cynthia, Yvonne and Sissie

The next day we reconvened for lunch at Mon Ami Gabi. Thankfully, I do have a single photo of most us together. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for sitting outside and people watching.

H&M in Las Vegas
H&M in Las Vegas

Afterwards, we strolled and shopped, stopping in to experience the new flagship H&M at Caesar’s Forum shops. After a short rest, we separated into smaller groups and got dinner. Some of us hit Voodoo Lounge for a spell before joining others at Jet for the rest of the night. I even got to run into my new plane friend again, we had a great time!

It was so much fun to experience these blog personalities in real life. The women were beautiful, witty, adorable, glamorous, fun and intelligent. Everyone had their own distinct style. We enjoyed a fair amount of camaraderie. The weekend ended much too soon but this girl eventually had to get her sleep!

Mad props to all those who participated in making this happen, including the wonderful Vahni, which is how I found out about this event in the first place. Thank you Beverly, Yvonne and Tairalyn, who couldn’t attend due to being pregnant.

Our swag sponsors really came through, too. Thanks to: Westover JewelryYou Be CheekyBentley’s TeasJoe FreshWe Love Colors, and Darling Digits.

Following are a few additional photos I took that captured Vegas through my eyes.

Glittery shoe
The shoe
Looking up into the chandelier
Chandelier Bar
Sequined pants
Bev’s sequins
Sitting at Caesar's Forum
The view from the plane above the clouds
Flying high

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    March 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I adore that last collection of photos, Fabienne. I took many of people and not enough of the scenery! Did you get to spend your Sunday perusing the city like you wanted? :)

    And, one more thing… HAHAHAHA @ that photo of us at Mon Ami! I’m totally holding a huge chunk of bread. LOVE IT!

    Okay, that wasn’t the last thing. Is it rude if I invite myself up to visit you sometime? I wanna see the house in the clouds in person. And you are wonderful.
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  2. Terri

    March 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Bev in sequins! Did something happen in Vegas that she’s trying to keep a secret now that’s she left Style Nation?

    Looks like you all had loads of fun.
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      We did have loads of fun. I really hope more people join next year, how fun would that be to meet each other?

  3. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    March 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    That looks so much fun. I think I need to move to the US so I can come to this type of event.
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      At least come for a holiday and work the next Style Nation in!


    March 17, 2011 at 1:44 am

    I would have loved to eet you all, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Much love
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  5. Collette Osuna

    March 17, 2011 at 2:42 am

    FABULOUS pics..looks like so much fun..I cant even believe that Bev decided to not blog anymore…..she will be missed…..:(
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  6. Anna

    March 17, 2011 at 2:51 am

    beautiful pictures! I hope I’ll visit Vegas someday…I think about is like a biiig Disneyland!! :)
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      It is! A Disneyland for adults, that is:)

  7. Ofelia

    March 17, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Fabienne, it looks like you ladies have a wonderful time!!!
    I’m so impressed with your photography skills!!
    The pictures are lively and perfectly set!!!!!!!
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  8. Ofelia

    March 17, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Fabienne, you ladies look wonderful and it appear you all got along and have a great time!
    I’m so impressed with your photography skills!!
    The pictures are lively and perfectly set!!!!!!!
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you darlin’. I wish I had more time to devote to photography, I do love it so.

  9. Fashnlvr

    March 17, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Yay! What a great post and thank you for your kind words!! I have to laugh at that first picture of us! I look like I have a sunburn!! Beautiful pictures you took! Love the ones of the Chandelier Bar in the Cosmopolitan! It was great to meet you and I hope you enjoy styling that skirt!
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  10. Jodi

    March 17, 2011 at 6:03 am

    How fun!!! that must have rocked!! Maybe I can go next time??? I have only been to Vegas 1 x and it was aweful because I got a really bad cold.. oh I was a mess for all the wrong reasons (not all drunked up .. hah hah).

    you look awesome sexy lady!! xoxo Jodi
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      You should totally plan on it next year. It would be awesome to meet in person!

  11. Arash Mazinani

    March 17, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I commented on the other girls that were on the style event and mentioned how jealous I was of the meet up. I really wish there were more like this in the UK. I’ve also always wanted to visit Vegas.

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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      Sounds like you might have to take a trip abroad. And just think, you + a bunch of women, it would be a ridiculously good time!

  12. brett

    March 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous weekend
    How fun to meet those we talk to everyday in person
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  13. mariel

    March 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    that H&M is a dream! how stunning
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  14. Cloud of Secrets

    March 18, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Thanks for sharing some glimpses of the meetup! Oh, I would be so intimidated by a meetup with most fashion bloggers. Like I told Vahni once, I’d be planning my outfits for a month, and I’d have to spend a while in a salon before heading to the meetup! How cool that you got to meet Stephanie, and I love your Vegas imagery.
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 22, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      Lol! I totally went back and forth on outfits. Then I ended up wearing things differently anyway. You know, it was Vegas. After all, anything goes!

  15. Bella Q

    March 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Ah what a good time this looks! It seems especially poignant now that I know Beverly the Style Underdog is no longer blogging. Really wished I could have made it.
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 22, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      Next time I’m driving to Sac and kidnapping you!

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