Whether you are looking to make your blog a business, create a business separate from your blog or just work more closely with other businesses …#CapFABBAcademy’s “Making it a Business” panel has you covered!
Join us and our expert panelists Tuesday, September 23, 2014 for a free educational event exclusively for CapFABB members (cocktials to follow).
Katherine Martinez Director of E-Commerce at NYLON Magazine
After graduating from University of Maryland, Katherine Martinez turned her senior year fashion blog into an online business by re-working vintage pieces and styling them on models and “it-girls”. Through collaborating with local D.C. bloggers and creatives, Katherine was able to build up a body of work and portfolio which she later used to land internships/ freelance work in New York. She is currently the Director of E-Commerce at NYLON Magazine.
Ana Buitrago, owner of Makeup by Ana B, is a DMV-based hair and makeup artist providing on-site services for weddings and other special occasions. She began her journey working as a retail makeup artist in 2010 for MAC Cosmetics, but after one year in the retail market, she started her own freelance company. She used blogging and the blogging community as one of her main marketing tools. Makeup by Ana B continues to experience growth and success each year and is expanding with the addition of more artists. Makeup by Ana B has also received recognition as WeddingWire’s Couples Choice and Bride’s Choice Award for three consecutive years (2012-2014).
I graduated with my BS in Kinesiology from the Univ. of Md, College Park in 2006 with plans to be a Physical Therapist. I then completely switched paths when I applied to FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) in Los Angeles and got accepted. I graduated with my second degree in 2007 and moved back to Maryland not long after that. I worked in retail management for a couple of years, but it wasn’t until the end of Summer in 2011 when I found myself between jobs. I had always wanted to learn how to sew and it was important that my grandmother be the one to teach me. I learned and about a week later opened my Etsy shop with just 3 clutches available. The 3 year anniversary of the start of my brand is less than a month away and I’ve now done over 100 different styles that have been shipped all over the world. Love,Cortnie is my full time job.
We have added new leadership to CapFABB and we are SO excited to introduce them to you in our Blogger Spotlight series! Meet Kellie… our Outreach Coordinator and new mommy! Congrats, Kellie! Blog Name: The Yuppie Files Blog URL: http://theyuppiefiles.com/ Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/theyuppiefiles Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/TheYuppieFiles … Continue reading →
Tell us a bit about your blog (and how long you have been blogging): TCB was born in 2010 when I wanted to keep my creative juices flowing even though I had entered the 9-5 world. I thought I could help a lot of women by sharing clothing and accessories that were under $100, because, let’s be honest, paying rent and eating is kind of important. The blog showcases trends, styles, how tos, and more all without breaking the budget.
How long have you been a CapFABB member and what is your favorite CapFABB memory? I’ve been a CapFabb member for more than a year. My favorite memory was meeting a fellow blogger in person that I had originally only known online. We shared our love of 9:30 Club dance parties. From then on, I knew I could find some fabulous women in this group.
If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? OR what advice are you looking for from other bloggers? Schedule your posts ahead of time! I block out a chunk of time on Sundays and just get to it. I also keep a list of topic ideas in my phone so I can easily add to them when I get inspiration. Looking at a blank compose screen is no fun. Set yourself up for success!
Tell us about yourself… I’m originally from Philadelphia and I went to GW and just stuck around after graduation. I work in the association world doing member engagement and social media-ness. When I’m not 9-5ing you can find me with my dog, Norman. He’s two years old and awesome.
Hidden talent or quirky factoid about yourself… I rode horses competitively for 16 years.
What is your favorite part about living in DC? The food! Oh man do I love this town. You can find delicious cheap food, fancy food, hangover food, brunch food, date night food, anywhere! I love to try new restaurants but I always go back to my favorites like Posto on 14th Street.
This has been a long time coming. As we continue to grow, we’ve realized that we need additional support in managing our group and new ideas from different members. Essentially, we need your help! While the process might be tricky, we feel that the best way to enlist that help and add to our leadership team is to hold an open nomination process. We don’t want to have an election, as we want to avoid “winners” and “losers” as much as possible. You are all important to us! However, it’s possible not everyone will be able to hold a leadership position, as there may be more people interested than we have roles for and we are looking for people to help with specific responsibilities (though there will be flexibilty). But we will do our best to make this a fair and transparent process, so please bear with us! If you have any specific concerns or questions, please email us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can address them.
Know of someone who would be great in one of the below leadership roles? Want to be a part of the CapFABB team yourself? Fill out the form with your suggestions! We look forward to growing our team!