Tyson Beckford Drops by Alex and Ani Booth at IFBCON

Some of our digital team is at the Internet Fashion Bloggers Conference (#IFBCON) in New York City today and tomorrow talking social, strategy, blogging and all things interactive. As one of the sponsors, we have partnered with the fabulous social photo booth company, The Bosco, at our booth — complete with props and plenty of (+) positive energy. Fabulous fans, industry icons and the one-and-only Tyson Beckford were among the many who stopped by to say hello and share their love for Alex and Ani.

All in all, I would say that day one (over in a couple of hours), was a huge success. Panel discussions included …

Business in the First Year of Blogging
Moderator: Hilary Rushford, Dean Street Society @HilaryRushford
David Weinrot, Beso @Beso
Tina Craig, Bag Snob @BagSnob
Pippa Lord, Sous Style @SousStyle
Amy Levin, College Fashionista @CFashionista
Zanita Morgan, Zanita @ZanitaZanita

Elevating Influence: Content, Tools and Techniques that Drive Social Media Success
Moderator: Grace Atwood, Stripes & Sequins
Dina Fierro, HL Group @eye4style
Felicia Walker Benson, ThisThatBeauty @ThisThatBeauty
Christine Olsen, CFDA @CFDA
Matt Edelman, Glossi, @Glossi
Brian Difeo, Mobile Media Lab, @bridif

Catching Their Eye: What Do Brands Want from Bloggers brought to Bollare
Moderator: Meg Biram, @megbiram
Alle Fister, Principal at Bollare @allefister
Laura Ellner, On the Racks @OntheRacks
Julia Engel, Gal Meets Glam, @GalMeetsGlam
Ara Katz, Beachmint

Affiliate Marketing: The Essential Revenue Stream for Bloggers
Moderator: Justin Livingston, Scout Sixteen @JustinLiv
Scott Allan, Rakuten Linkshare @LinkshareBlog
Aimee Song, Song of Style @AimeeSong
Claire Sulmers, Fashion Bomb Daily @TheFashionBomb
Kristin Ess, The Beauty Department @Kristin_Ess/ @TBDOfficial
Joe Adolph, Nordstrom @JoeAdolph

Keeping it Fresh: The Secrets to Blogging Longevity
Moderator: Karen Blanchard, Where Did You Get That, @KarenBritChic
Stephanie Horbaczewski, StyleHaul, @StyleHaulYT
Susie Lau, Style Bubble @StyleBubble
Jeannine Morris, Beauty Sweet Spot @BeautySweetSpot
Leandra Medine, the Man Repeller @ManRepeller
Andrea Lavinthal, People Style Watch @stylewatchmag
Geri Hirsch & Erin Falconer LEAFtv

The Evolution of Our Industry: What Does the Future Hold?
Moderator: Rachel Seville, Pizza Rulez @rsevillet
Andrea Derricks, L2 Think Tank, @L2_ThinkTank
Dan Meehan, PadSquad @PadSquadMedia
Jake Gallagher, GQ Eye & Esquire.com, @Wax_Wane
Liz Cherkasova, Late Afternoon @LateAfternoon
Reesa Lake, Digital Brand Architects
Mattias Swenson, BlogLovin, @BlogLovin

This post was written by Jessica Woodbury