April 25, 2011

The Sartorialist and More!

Today I attended Scott Schuman's (The Sartorialist) Lecture at SCAD Atlanta. I had taken my daughter along. It was a very informative and, truly good lecture. He spoke of how and why he started (2005). His main points of focus, for blogging, were:
  • Learn to learn
  • Self aware
  • Find the romance
  • Media is cheap
  • Dialog not monolog
  • Brand yourself
It's with this information he explained that you should continue to learn and research often; especially in what you like, and are willing to do, or what you're currently doing. That could be in art, photography or personal blogging.

He discussed 'street style' blogs as opposed to company ones like Style.com and CNN.com. There was a part where he said personable blogs are more honest; they give the editor's point of view. He also explained the difference between 'street style' blogs, personal blogs, and those blogs who 'steal' content and photos from the Internet. According to Scott, 'the most interesting blogs are personalized'; made into something consistent.

The rest of the lecture was discussing the trick of advertising. He emphasized that brands like to advertise on blogs that represent core values; brands like honesty and it's that honesty that they look at and say they want to invest in. It's like they want to know that they are talking to a real person. The trick is finding a brand that will sponsor your artistic expression. He also stated that bloggers must realize that they are working for the brand and not vice versa.

The last part of the lecture was Q&A. Very good questions asked...like, 'how do you get a person you don't know to take a picture?' Scott said you just ask them. Be bold. You're going to get a lot of  'no thank you' answers. But keep pursuing because you will get a yes eventually. He said that he had a good day in Harlem yesterday. A good day was 4 photos of 4 different individuals.

All in all, it was a really good lecture. I enjoyed it and so did my daughter.

More pics from the lecture...

My daughter and Scott Schuman

This part of my post is for anyone who plans on visiting Atlanta soon, or who lives in Atlanta (and surrounding areas). There are many events coming up. Here are some...

Night of Spectacles, an eyewear fashion event
Saturday, April 30 @ 7:00pm
At Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta
Event Website

Peace, Love and Pure 2011 Fashion Show
Sunday, May 1 @ 2:00pm
The Buckhead Theatre
Event Website

Stuart Weitzman Fall 2011 Trunk Show
Friday, April 29 @ 10:00am - 9:00pm
Perimeter Mall

Glamorous Styles Fashion Show -Spring 2011
Sunday, May 1 @ 4:00pm
Holiday Inn Select
Event Website

Thursday, April 28 @ 11:00am
Hilderbrand Court Shopping Center in Roswell
Event phone (404) 843-9600

Kontrol Magazine 2nd Year Anniversary & Grand Opening Of Encore Restaurant
Saturday, April 30 8:00pm - midnight
Red Carpet 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Event Website

Seven 12 Magazine Launch Party - Hosted by 100 Entertainment, LLC
Friday, May 13 @ 8:00pm
The Loft at Castleberry Hill
Event Website

Georgia Bridal Show
Sunday, June 26 @ 12:00pm
Gwinnett Center
Event Website

ANA M Clothing Launch Fashion Show to benefit Women on the Move
Saturday, May 7 @ 7:30pm
Bauder College

Atlanta International Fashion Week
July 19-24
The Biltmore Hotel
For More Info:


That's all for now! Until tomorrow!


  1. Now why didn't you get a picture? haha

  2. There were so many people surrounding him and in line...it was crazy!!! I just told my daughter to go & I had taken her pic.

  3. How cool! I would love to see him speak! And your daughter is beautiful! She looks like she could be a model!

  4. Wow, with all of those events listed, you make me want to move!

    Love your lavender dress!

  5. Great post Corie!! I am def going to some of these fashion shows you listed and the Magazine launch party.. How fun!! Did you list these on Fashionable Atlanta too?

  6. Thanks for stopping my blog! Wanted to return the favor and so happy to see this post. I love his work and always find it inspiring to listen to other bloggers advice! xo B

  7. how wonderful! i adore scott's blog; it was the first one i started following.
    thanks for sharing your experience. your daughter is lovely.

  8. Great information/tips Corie. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to your updates on the other events.


  9. Corie, thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog.
    This is great information! Very nice photo of your daughter...so cute:-) Love your blog.

  10. Thanks for sharing all the information you learned in your lecture. Your daughter is beautiful, does she model?

    Fashion Nostalgia

  11. Thanks for the comments again! You are the best group of bloggers ever!

    @Jerrica - thanks...she does model but is not signed with agency yet.

  12. That is very cool! Love the tips he gave and your daughter is so beautiful!

  13. This is great information. I love your outfit as well.


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