NEW YORK — Bloglovin‘, a platform for viewing blogs in fashion and beauty, celebrated New York Fashion Week by honoring the winners of the 2016 Bloglovin’ Awards at an event held this week.
The party, held on September 12th at the iconic Industria Superstudio in New York City, brought together over 250 top fashionable influencers of the leading digital fashion platforms including Chiara Ferragni, Jamie Chung, Chriselle Lim, Louise Roe and Gala Gonzales. Hosted by actress, model, and Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, the awards honored the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle winners alongside DJ Chelsea Leyland. Following the show, model Daniela Braga introduced guest performing artist, Ryan Leslie.
Bloglovin’ & H&M partnered for the second year to support the next generation of bloggers through their global search for H&M’s Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year. Over 3,500 bloggers worldwide participated for the chance to become the winner of this year’s program, which educates aspiring bloggers on best practices for distinguishing themselves within the influential space. This year’s finalists were A Fashion Nerd, Survivor On Stilettos, Street Style Teller, Stuff She Likes and winner Maristella Gonzalez of A Constellation.
“H&M’s Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of The Year program is instrumental in identifying, fostering, and supporting the growth of the next generations of fashion and style shapers,” says Marybeth Schmitt, head of communications at H&M. “Maristella exemplifies the inspiration and innovation that we know drives the future of the fashion and blogging industry.”
“The awards are one of the many ways that Bloglovin’ continues to celebrate the growth of the blogging industry,” said Giordano Contestabile, CEO of Bloglovin’. “Through this event, we’re able to bring key members of the industry together and recognize the innovative and exciting work that they are doing. Their creativity and drive is ultimately the reason why blogging continues to flourish in the way it has.”
Bloglovin’s community and aspiring fashionistas cast their votes across 23 categories to determine this year’s winners, including: