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February 19, 2012

Las Vegas Photo Diary

As a first time attendee and blogger at WWDMAGIC, I didn't know what to expect as far as how many vendors would allow me to take photos.  Having worked at a trade show as an exhibitor in the past, I knew that photography was prohibited and widely discouraged.  Fast forward to 2012, and with the predominance of smart phones, tablets, and apps such as Instagram, times are changing rapidly.

Fortunately, I was able to document a lot of my experiences.  My strategy was to inquire before taking photos if I was in a booth, and the reaction was generally positive. I did learn that the indie vendors and designers at Project and POOLTRADESHOW were much more likely to allow photography than the larger vendors at WWDMAGIC. Naturally, bloggers are far outnumbered by buyers, but the daily blogger panels hosted by Teen Vogue, WWD, and FNPlatform made me feel right at home.  Here are a few notable images from my short trip to Las Vegas, and for more photos, have a look at Part 1 and Part 2 of the store windows on my other fashion blog, as well as my 2012/2013 fashion trend preview.

Highway

Hwy 15

Blq Mkt

neon color inspiration via Blq Mkt

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Caesars Palace

cupcakes

cupcakes that I managed to resist

WWDMAGIC Teen Vogue blogger panel, Olivia Lopez, Marie Denee

Teen Vogue "Art of the Start" blogger panel

Fashion Snoops, sourcing at MAGIC, 2013 fashion trend

Fashion Snoops booth with S/S 2013 trend prediction

Many Belles Down clothing

 the spring 2012 line by Many Belles Down

Luxor hotel Las Vegas

Luxor Hotel

Motel graphic print T-shirt

my favorite graphic piece from Motel's spring line

Souldier fringe handbags

Souldier handbags

Luxor hotel lounge Las Vegas

lounge at the Luxor

YA Los Angeles dresses

YA Los Angeles printed dresses

Project Show shopping cart display

shopping cart display at Project

MAGIC mural painting

trade show mural in progress

New York, New York hotel Las Vegas

New York, New York

California desert, Hwy 15

California desert

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