I wanted to share my experience about this wonderful event Cosmo Magazine put on at their Headquarters in NYC. This was their second time hosting their incredible event. Last year there were two thousand women who attended Fun Fearless Life. After looking at feedback about last year's event, Cosmo's team decided to make this year much more personal. I made the double amount of connections with editors this year than last year. Here are some photos about my favorite speakers of the panel. Please and enjoy, and hopefully you can attend next year with me!
I want to give a shout out to the incredible Joanna Coles. She is the Editor in Chief of Cosmo Magazine but she is so laid back that you think she is your new BFF. If you ever see her out, don't be afraid to say hi to her, Joanna is the coolest lady I know who runs one of the largest fashion magazines in the world.
Also, I want to give a shout out to the wonderful Elisa Benson. She is the Social Media Director of Cosmo, Seventeen, and Red Book Mag. She befriended me last year and this year we got to hangout before the event. She is amazing and I wish I had her job. :D
Chelsea Handler is the most honest and hilarious person you will ever meet. Here are some quotes she said:
"I want people to be ballsy. I want people to take chances."
"I never wanted to get married because I never wanted to rely on a guy."
"Your girlfriends are the people you lean on the most"- on why squad matters
She was so inspirational to all of us. I feel like part of me has some Chelsea Handler inside my heart.
Fifth Harmony spoke about life lessons: Kindness. Face Fears. Speak Up for Yourself. They have their moms travel with them because they help them block out the haters who call them "ugly" and "fat".
"It's really important to speak up but in a respectful way."
"Believe in yourself & know wholeheartedly who you are as a person, don't look for verification."
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK! Enough Said.
Adam makes you sprint in heels for thirty seconds once he jumps on stage! Meet Cosmo's fitness trainer. He motivated me to get this blog done right away. Adam is always super pumped and ready to go. P.s. there is a video of me on social media 'trying to sprint" haha!
This dapper man is Cosmo's Get The Guy writer. You just need to ignore his pretty looks and British accent to listen to his important advice. Most of us asked him to marry us, obviously it didn't happen. He basically said: boys are scared at first, don't be afraid to say hi first. Also "don't invest in a guy based on how much you like them, invest in a guy based on how much he invests in you."
Christian is a Fashion Designer & a judge on Project Runway Junior. It was his birthday and Special Projects Director Laura Brounstein brought out a cake for him. Happy Birthday!
Stacy London talked about it's okay to power down. Sometimes we all need to get off social media for a few days and lock away from the world. It's about understanding that "social media and real life are two different things." This brings me back to "Instagram models aren't real' article with Elite Daily. It is okay to show the worst side of you. You don't need to take 100 selfies to get the perfect image, when we are all perfect in our own unique way. P.s. I miss What Not To Wear.
Ivanka Trump talked about failure, social media, and why she's proud of her dad. I loved hearing her speak about being your own boss. She will work at home so she can be with her kids. She will only go to the office for meetings.
Lastly, Rachel Platten ended the conference singing her hit "Fight Song". She also talked about how it took her 10 years to finally get a hit single, and that age doesn't matter in this industry when you finally make it big.