When I started blogging, I didn't think that I'd be influencing people by my thoughts and opinions. I started blogging with the purpose of letting my voice be heard. All I knew was that I wanted to write and express myself online. And somehow that journey has led me here as a fashion/beauty/events/teaching blogger. When I applied to Blogapalooza, I really wanted to get in. I have been blogging for some time and have been quite grateful with the opportunities that has come by my way. But I knew that if I get in Blogapalooza, I would be diving in to a whole new world of opportunities. Thus the Blogapalooza event is indeed a boon for bloggers out there.
"Blogapalooza hopes to bring these influencers to help them get their fix of the newest, latest, trendiest and coolest products / services / thingamajigs out in the market today."
And boy did they DELIVER on their promise. So I'm really grateful that I got in. Many thanks to Vince Golangco and Team When in Manila for making all of this possible! I learned so much and met new people during the event.
|Daily Fashionista and Brew of the Day|
Back to the event - The First Blogapalooza Event was held at FULLY BOOKED at The Fort. Not only is it one of the most wonderful places of the world (kaisensei is a bookworm.. haha!) but they also have STARBUCKS on one of their floors. Its like a 3 - in - 1 treat -- Books, Starbucks, AND Blogapalooza. That's one slice of heaven right there. Unfortunately, I couldn't let myself wander around the store nor sip some much needed java at Starbucks coz I had an event to attend. So off we trotted to the 5th floor.
|I'm number 67. Taken by my cel cam.|
|I'm a PROUD MEMBER of the Blogapalooza community!|
|You can also see Daily Fashionista's url here. I think they posted everything in alphabetical order.|
|Photo credit: SHOPGIRL JEN|
And here's the venue while the place wasn't still jam packed. Haha. Once the event started, I barely could the stage coz everyone was standing or trying the best to take photos of the stage. It was really exciting and awesome to finally meet everyone whom I only read online. So check out some of Blogapalooza's Influential Bloggers!
|My seatmates! Jen and Gel and yes, thats Mar at the side.|
|Jen, Gel, Earth, Me, and Mar|
Photo credit: Mar from Notyourordinarybeautyqueen.blogspot.com
Photo credit: gelleesh.com
|Jen, Daily Fashionista, Earth, Gel, and Me|
|Gel, Kai, Jen, and Charles|
|with ANA the FASHIONISTA COMMUTER!|
(thanks for the grab dear! At parang ang sweet naman natin dito.. hehe!)
|Me and Daily Fashionista.. AND YES, thats the CHANEL WHITE BAG!|
Haha.. I wanted to try it on but I was a bit scared that I might mar it.
Kaya naki kunwari bitbit lang ako. haha!
|with Gel trying the POLECATS pose. hihi.|
Obviously I had lots of fun meeting up with the dears. Then I got too engrossed listening to the wonderful sponsors of blogapalooza. I will be posting that in a separate post.
I'm excited to post all about this. Definitely you will read more of them from me! in the meantime, I leave you with this first installment of my blogapalooza experience. And for my OOTD:
|Black Trench - Thrifted|
Silver Gray Top - Thrifted
Black Skirt - Forever 21
Shoes - care of MANELS
See you at the next Blogapalooza!