If you follow me on Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter, then you know that over this past weekend I was invited to attend the Her Campus College Fashion Week event in Boston. I wasn’t a member of Her Campus while I was in college, but they always remained in my periphery until recently. I was featured in an article about body confidence on their website, and a few months after that they invited me to join their influencer network and I accepted. All I can say is that I’m so flattered and excited that I get a chance to work with the Her Campus team.
College Fashion Week itself was exciting for a few reasons. The first was that they gave me the VIP treatment and it was ridiculous (more on that below). The second was that it was my first event where I was technically working as a blogger, so that felt pretty awesome.
Along with the candy bar, cupcake table, complimentary wine, and free samples galore, some of the sponsors for the event set up stations with various activities. European Wax Center, for example, had a table where you could get your makeup done for free.
After some mingling, the shows started. There were four of them altogether and each one had a different theme and was put on by an emerging designer or clothing company, with assistance from Vince Camuto and Rebecca Minkoff in the shoe and bag departments, along with Fitbit and Bertha Watches for accessories, Drybar for hair, and a little help from StyleWatch magazine and Perfumania. All the models were real college girls and the whole thing really was a celebration of diversity, individuality, and new talent, which was great to be a part of. I think my favorite emerging designer was Bow & Drape; they had a lot of fun embellishments that were perfect for a “girl’s night out” (the theme of the show they were featured in). Other designers included Frill Clothing, Ali and Ariel, Foray, and My Social Canvas.
And then there were the gift bags. OH, there were gift bags. Goodies included nail polish from Essie, a Lacoste perfume from Perfumania, a free blowout and dry shampoo from Drybar, a makeup case from Rebecca Minkoff, a Fitbit (!!!), and a bunch of other snacks, trinkets, coupons, and a surprising number of pairs of tights.
Overall, I’d say the experience was a great one. What do you guys think? Are you interested in attending College Fashion Week? If you are, then let me know in the comments and check out the schedule for upcoming shows here!
*This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. All thoughts and opinions are my own.