One of the great perks about being a blogger is being able to connect with people who share the same interests as you in addition to just being all around good people. This past weekend I attended one of the first of many blogger crawls hosted by Diana Warner and AmericasMart. You all already know about my obsession with AmericasMart and all of the happenings there, so my being there is of no surprise.
Typically, when I attend AmericasMart I am surrounded by buyers and vendors. I love this because it gives you insight on trends and how your favorite stores and boutiques interact with established and up and coming designers to renew their inventory. It is certainly a sight to be seen; the beauty of the chaos that make-up AmericasMart makes it all so worth going if you ever have the chance. So when AmericasMart decided to join forces with Diana Warner for their first of many blogger crawls I was super excited to be able to experience the Mart in a more intimate way! In addition to enjoying several showrooms full of great Fall ready fashions, we were able to do a little shopping while talking to designers/vendors about their inspiration and trend predictions. And right when we thought that everything was over, our last stop was at the Diana Warner showroom, where we enjoyed lunch, spoke to Diana about her collection, tried on some of Diana’s Fall collection, had a mini photo shoot, and took away a stocked goodie bag.
Check out some of the candid moments from the blogger crawl below!
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James
Group photo of “the bloggers” with Diana Warner at her showroom after having lunch and shopping.
Cool graffiti backdrop in Diana Warner’s showroom. Depending on how it is shot, you would think we were on the streets of NYC in front of a cool graffiti wall.
treasure jewels by Diana Warner.
Lunch! It was as amazing as it looks. The chips were BOMB!
Diana giving us the low down as we toured her wonderful showroom.
Quays at the Amy J. Hill showroom. These are some of the coolest and affordable shades that I’ve seen.
The Amy J. Hill showroom representatives pouring up mimosas and watching us go crazy grabbing our Quays.
Very cool Fall essentials at Courtland Park.
More Courtland Park Fall goodness.
Epic shot of the massiveness that is AmericasMart.
These loafers were my absolute fave Yosi Samra. How cool are these?
This skirt combo by Hutch gave me life! His whole line was amazeballs!
This Barcelona born line, Yerse, a definitely made me feel the essence of Spanish fashion. How cool are those ponchos?
More about AmericasMart
AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and as many as 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 10,300 temporary exhibiting companies. ICON HONORS, the home and gift industry’s most celebrated recognition program, is produced and staged annually by AmericasMart. Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than 7.2 million square feet of space. It’s a huge global stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories – all for the benefit of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and apparel arenas. For more information, please visit www.AmericasMart.com. Follow them @AmericasMartATL and @AtlantaApparel.
More about Diana Warner
Diana Warner is based in the Gramercy Park neighborhood in the heart of Manhattan and includes some of her own designs of jewelry in addition to a collection of accessories and clothing that is inspired by her southern roots. With input from her family, Diana wanted to create a comfortable, friendly, and positive shopping experience so that the shopper leaves with some on trend goodies, but also feeling great by the energy that the store holds. Diana’s jewelry has been seen on the red carpet, magazines, and some of your favorite TV shows. Diana’s goal for her brand, “As the DW brand grows, I aspire to inspire others through fashion, beyond the first glance of a sparkling crystal. I want to encourage men and women to see themselves as truly beautiful individuals and provide the world with a fashion brand that has a true heart, personality, and desire to give back; something refreshingly different from the previously unapproachable and exclusive world of fashion.” Find out more and shop Diana Warner at dianawarnerstudio.com. Follow them @dianawarner on twitter.