Hey guys! Sorry for the late post but I was finally able to publish this! So lets just get right into it shall we? If you do not follow April, a.k.a. COOLIRPA on social media, then you should go check her out before you read this. Links are down below:
So now that you have checked her out, what do you think? Super talented right??? I was so impressed with her work when I found her on YouTube. I am a big D.I.Y.er and want to make dapper outfits for my boyfriend and I for the Dapper Day this fall at the Disneyland Resort. She is a big inspiration for me and I am so glad I follow her.
Well April hit 1 million subscribers on YouTube and she put on an event for all her followers here in my hometown of Temecula, California. I was joyous because let me tell you…NOTHING goes on down here. Literally nothing. So when she announced that she was doing an event here I was ecstatic! To live so close to a YouTuber is pretty cool.
She threw her event at the Promenade Mall in the center of Temecula on June 17, 2017. She had amazing sponsors who were there giving away free stuff, food, henna tattoos, etc…Unfortunately it was extremely hot with barely any wind and shade. But either way it was so much fun. She started her event with a fashion show featuring the fashion club at her high school’s prom dress designs followed by her favorite transformations on her YouTube and 3 special transformations specific to her event.
After her fashion show, the D.I.Y. stations opened up instructed by the fashion club from her high school. There was a Build Your Own Jewelry station, a Learn How to Draw Your Designs station, and a Distress Denim station.
But what was great about this event is that April got her followers to get involved. This was no “Watch the fashion show, get a picture with her, then leave” kind of event. April obtained sponsors that truly blew the event away. There was a photobooth there with a pink carpet.
There was also a henna tattoo artist, a t-shirt company who prints out your designs, a Mediterranean grill and a juice bar.
The Benefit girls from Macys were also there to touch up any makeup that was being defeated by the heat.
April gave away goodie bags for the first 200 RSVP’d people who signed in with her booth. They also gave you a ticket for giveaways that she was having at the event. She gave away 2 dress forms and a sewing machine. She even had her own geofilter for snapchat! Sadly I did not save it 😦
The goodie bags consisted of a Limited Edition planner from Passion Planner (on sale on their website), a freehand inkbox set from Inkbox, a snowglobe, stickers, coupons to SewingMachinePlus.com, some tools needed for sewing and deals at Regis Salon. I am pretty excited for the inkbox set that I am trying it out right now! I will keep you guys posted on how that is going.
If you want to see what others posted, search #coolirpax1mil on Instagram and Twitter!
I just want to thank April for throwing this event for her followers. I am blessed to have been able to go. It was truly amazing! Congrats on 1 million subscribers April and congrats on your inspiration that has touched all of your followers. I cannot wait to see what in next in store or you. Keep it up girl!
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