I started this blog a year ago on September 11, 2011.
It all started with my friends. They mentioned that I should create a blog because it was something that they could see me doing. That fact is true. On my personal Facebook page, I usually post pictures of my outfit of the day, clothing items or shoes that I bought or want to buy.
The only blogger I knew back then was MaddyLoves - her blog focuses mainly on beauty and make up. She said I should go for it as well. With that, I started There's Something About Kerri.
I'm glad I created this blog. Within one year of blogging, I had the opportunity to do so many different things that I would have not been able to do if I was not a blogger. I've grown so much from my old posts. I got the courage to show my face for outfit photos, improved on lighting issues, took better photos that represent me better, learned how to deal with haters, and so much more. This was my first post ever here.
My highlights within the year:
* Meeting other Fashion and Beauty Bloggers *
I almost met Shop With Jenna one time but I was intimidated to go up to her at the time. I've got to know some bloggers better like: Initialed, oh so vonnie, EmicablyYours, alison*elle, Macnunu, Perle Ivoire and more.
* Being Recognized In Public *
This rarely happens because I'm no where close in popularity level as some other Vancouver Fashion Bloggers...but it's nice when it does happen.
The most interesting experience was when I was yelling at this women at the bus stop (Back story: She needed money to get on the bus so I was kind enough to give her a bus faresaver. Then she proceeded to beg for more money from other people at the bus stop. Clearly she had no intention to take the bus so I called her out on it and yelled at her in Cantonese). Then a sweet girl comes up to me and asks if I'm "There's Something About Kerri". I hesitated and said yes because felt embarrassed of my first impression I made upon her lol. Turns out she was another blogger as well, Love Lainey.
If I didn't talk to Love Lainey that day. She wouldn't have told me Holt Renfrew's new stock of YSL rings. Then I wouldn't have been able to purchase my YSL special addition arty ring in Love Pink here.
* Wearing Complimentary Clothes and Testing Complimentary Make Up *
OASAP sent me their popular crochet shorts in black and beige. I wore them frequently in the summer. I loved them. They made the typical "tank top, shorts and flip flops" summer outfit NOT look so frumpy and casual. Read more here and here.
I tested then reviewed numerous brands of make up and beauty products that I got from gift bags. My favorite items to test were from: Stila, Schick, Vasanti, Marcelle, Deborah Lippmann, and more beauty products
* Going to Store Grand Openings *
The events at Kiehl's were always the best! At these events, we had the chance to test out their quality beauty products. The managers gave presentations to educate us about the history of Kiehls and their company's impact with the environment. We also had individual consulting time with the sales consultants and their recommendations were tailored to our specific beauty needs. There was also fun photo booths and delicious catered appetizers at these events as well. Read more about it here and here.
* Viewing Trunk Shows and Product Launches *
At the Jason Matlo trunk show at Fine Finds in Yaletown. Read more here.
Stila's Vibrant in Vancouver make up palette. Read more about it here.
- Watching Fashion Shows
Can you spot me? (photo from Vancouver Fashion Week Facebook page)
I was invited to go to VFW to watch the runway shows for Fall/Winter 2012 and Spring/Summer 2012. I was lucky enough to meet and greet the producer, the producer's assistant, meet a social media star Sandra Chung, and sit front row for a few of the shows. One of the nights, some of the ladies from The Real Housewives of Vancouver were at the show as well.
The runway for VFW F/W 2012
I also got on The Best Dressed List!! I mixed delicate lace with faux leather.
Vancouver Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2013 starts September 19th - 23rd, 2012. VFW features local and international designers from around the world. The show takes place at The Chinese Cultural Center. You can purchase tickets at the TicketMaster website.
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In closing, I am blessed with all the connections and friends that I made from being a fashion blogger. I will be starting me giveaway soon once I get my item(s) sorted out.
Thank you for the followers who take time out of their day to read my blog.
I know that I have been inconsistent with updates but some of you still care enough to follow and I'm very appreciative of that.