First and foremost we must thank each and every person who attended the first #CapFABBAcademy! With over 60 bloggers in attendance (and many more following along with our live tweet) ready to learn from our brilliant panelists at CityCenterDC‘s fabulous raw … Continue reading
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).
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).
*“Making it a Business” is the first panel of the #CapFABBAcademy Series*
In only three short years, the Capital Area Fashion and Beauty Bloggers (CapFABB) has become the largest blogger network in the DC area! To celebrate this momentous occasion, CapFABB partnered with jewelry company Capwell+Co for an amazing anniversary blogger bash at Dirty Martini Lounge in Dupont.
We dined on tasty small bites, wine, and cocktails, but the real winner of the evening was being treated to some luxe arm charm courtesy of Capwell+Co. CapFABBers absolutely flipped for the bracelet bar where guests were welcomed to choose from a wide array of Capwell’s amazing baubles.
Take a look at the night’s highlights!
Tonight’s the night! CapFABB’s third anniversary party is tonight and we’re so excited to see everyone who’ll be attending. And since the event’s being held in partnership with jewelry site Capwell + Co, we thought it’d be oh so fitting to chat with the site’s brand development manager, Jessica Sturdy of Bows and Sequins. Take it away, Jessica!
How did Capwell start out? Give us the abbreviated history.
Capwell + Co’s parent company, Kenilworth Creations, has been designing and manufacturing private label jewelry for over 30 years! Capwell + Co began as a passion project for our team of designers. Instead of solely designing for other customers, Capwell was where they could design jewelry without worrying about price points, buyers, and the like.
How has Capwell evolved since its beginnings?
While a lot has stayed constant since the beginning, a lot has happened in the last year and a half! We now have a showroom in New York City, we had our first brick & mortar pop-up store during this past holiday season, we launched our first charity collaboration in January, and the list goes on.
What does Capwell look for when considering potential collaborations with bloggers?
We look for girls with a fabulous sense of style who also have a very engaged audience. A clean site and great photography is definitely a plus, too!
What’s the five-year plan for the brand?
Our major focus right now is working on partnerships and collaborations, as well as expanding our distribution.
Necklace or earrings?
Not to pick favorites, but we love a good statement necklace!
What’s your current favorite piece from the collection?
Can’t get enough of this ring! Plus, all of the proceeds go to charity.
What jewelry trends are you looking forward to for spring?
We’re loving white, lucite, and pastels!
Oh, and in case you were wondering, we couldn’t resist sharing a few of our favorite Capwell + Co pieces — what are your favorites?
- Mixed Plated Snake Chain Stranded Necklace
– Purple Graduated Stone Statement Necklace
– Emerald Stone Cluster Stud Earrings
– Metalized Post Top Statement Earrings
– Green Opal and Crystal Cuff Bracelet
– Gold Geometric Rings
CapFABB — the brainchild of the lovely Lacey of A Lacey Perspective and Liz of So Much to Smile About — is celebrating its third anniversary this month and we want to see all of your lovely faces out on the town for our fabulous third anniversary bash! Deets:
You’re invited to
CapFABB 3rd Anniversary Bash
Capwell + Co
Tuesday, February 18th
6:30 – 8:30 pm
1223 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Join CapFABB and Capwell + Co to celebrate CapFABB’s 3rd anniversary. Celebrate with drinks, light bites, a sparkly DIY jewelry bar, and more. Learn more about this sparkly jewelry brand and mingle with your fellow CapFABB members!
Capwell + Co. Background:
Capwell & Co. was born of the belief that jewelry should be an accessible luxury. Because we have been designing, crafting, and manufacturing jewelry for over three decades, we’re able to ensure the quality and affordability of our pieces. Our designers, inspired just as much by cutting-edge trends as timeless style, channel both sophistication and playfulness into collections that celebrate our customer’s individuality and spontaneous style.
Please RSVP by clicking here. Note, due to the venue capacity the first 100 CapFABB members to respond will secure an invite. We will be contacting you to let you know if you have secured an invite.
To ensure there is enough space for active members, we kindly insist that you do not bring outside guests — CapFABB members only.
We look forward to seeing you there!
CapFABB & Capwell + Co