Every time I’m asked “Who are you most inspired by in the fashion industry,” my reply is always “Claire Sulmers.” For those who may not know, she is the founder and Editor-in-chief of Fashion Bomb Daily which is one of the MOST influential style blogs in the world. Her success results from her incredible work ethic and the passion she has for fashion.
FBD launched in August 2006, reaching over 2 million people! The fashion blog promotes diversity, provides exceptional tips on beauty and style as well as keeps us up to date with who wore what and even who wore it better. As a style blogger, I’m very proud to say that I always refer to Fashion Bomb Daily. I call it my fashion bible because it keeps me informed of what’s trending whether it be runway or street wear. The team works diligently around the clock to keep us in the loop of what’s going on in fashion.
Claire is a woman who is always on the go. We catch her on red carpets one minute and hosting fashion networking events the next. One of my FAVORITE events is Convos with Claire.
You are sure to walk into a room full of passionate people who are eager to connect. I’ve grown so much from attending these events and the need for me to keep striving is confirmed every single time. Meeting and chatting with people like Ty Hunter, Misa Hylton, Duckie Confetti and so many others who have great involvement in the industry is so encouraging. It’s a blessing to listen and learn about the different paths they each took to get to where they are today. These are people that we look up to and even wish for that one on one time for advice. Claire is to be commended for opening the door to such opportunity for myself and so many others. She enforces the importance of facing your fears, growing from your mistakes and accepting the challenge to just go for it. Whatever your it may be, make a plan and execute that plan.
Claire and I at her shopping event this past Wednesday, April 3rd, at Alice and Olivia in Soho
Claire wore a vibrant flared Alice and Olivia suit and I wore SHACI’s Faux shearling and fur denim jacket with Fashionnova’s distressed high waist jeans and a white body suit.
As a woman who has so much passion for writing, styling and fashion overall, I like to remain inspired at all times. I keep up with designers, stylists and other bloggers, Fashion Bomb Daily being # 1 on my list. The site is a go-to for all fashion lovers. Knowing the story behind FBD motivates me even more. This past year, Claire faced the adversity of the site being taken down. But you know what they say: For every setback, God has a major comeback. The way Claire gracefully handled this situation showed me that if you really want something in life, you must keep your faith strong and fight for it despite any circumstance. Fight for your it.
This Queen’s tremendous success in building a multicultural online magazine and an invincible team could never go unnoticed. Every encounter I have with Claire is heart felt and I walk away with reassurance to keep pursuing my dreams. Looking forward to her next event!