Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The People of High Point Market 2014

Everything is pretty at High Point, even the food...
I was able to feast on this delicious dish as I listened to Candace Olson dish on where she finds inspiration for her numerous product lines. She is very witty and very tall! It takes a confident woman to wear high heels when you're already 6' tall. You go girl!
Here I am feeling blurry and small. ha!

I took a business class from Designer, Tobi Fairley, with my friend Melissa. This was a jam-packed day with tons of information. My brain was whirling when she stopped talking we wrapped things up. Tobi is one smart, business-savvy person!
Tobi Fairley and Melissa Clark (In Chic Order)
I'm intrigued by how her brain actually works on both sides! She has her MBA, a degree in accounting, a degree in interior design and she's great at all of the above.

Next up, a panel discussion about how blogs and social media are transforming design.
Left to Right: Robert Leleux (editor-in-chief domino magazine); Suzanne & Lauren McGrath (McGrath II Blog); Jenny Komenda (Little Green Notebook); Paloma Contreras (La Dolce Vita); not pictured (Mark Sikes)

I was trilled to meet Jenny in person. Her blog is one of my absolute favorites and I'm continually amazed at her insane ability to DIY anything and everything. She offered a very down-to-earth, refreshing perspective on this crazy world of design we operate in.

What did I learn from all of the above? I stink at networking! I mean, the editor-in-chief of Domino Magazine is right in front of me and I can't think of one single thing I should discuss with him. Ummm, how about "I love you work, would you like to see some of mine?" ;)

I'm not a pushy person by nature (even though my husband would disagree) and I'd much rather meet someone in a relaxed setting rather than a "you're the star" setting. I've never been a fan of autographs so the fact that I walked away with these pictures is huge and proves how badly I needed blog content. But if you're a go-getter then there are endless opportunities to network with the bigwigs!


pam {simple details} said...

So glad you had a wonderful time! You have me itching to go, my friend with the biggest, beautiful smile!! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks amazing and you look gorgeous! i am not a go-getter like that.i would definitely introduce myself but then beyond that i don't like shmoozing. :)

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I don't know any of those other names you mentioned, but CANDICE OLSEN!!!! Boy howdy is that awesome. I don't know how you didn't go all fangirl on her :)

Julia Konya said...

I LOVE Candice Olson! I can't believe you got to meet her

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