monica 315081_2575781360610_1758196182_nThe Blog: Monica 

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Meet Monica Byrd: Wife, Mom, Creator of Fashionista Flea Market, HotMommaHaute Experience, The Haute Collection, Bump in the City, Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show featuring Bump the Runway.

Gorgeous smile and sparkling personality is one way of describing this New Orleans, Louisiana native. In the presence of this charming southern bell, you definitely feel that southern hospitality shines through. As an experienced fashion and style professional, Monica’s passion and experience in bringing fantastic venues and beautiful people together to create sophisticated and spectacular events. She has worked in various fashion-related events including shopping parties, style events, fashion forums and trunk shows.

Monica is also a contributing writer for the Washington Post, the Examiner and fashion trend reporter for various fashion and lifestyles magazines, fashion blogs and style newsletters. As well as contributing writer for, writer on, style writer for, writer for the Spa Week’s Hot Mom Squad; Monica works to develop stories and layouts, featuring new trends in both fashion and accessories. She is extremely passionate about her craft.

Monica Byrd Brands

Dedicated to chronicling experiences of how pregnant women can maintain their sense of style while toting a baby bump – Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show is an interactive lifestyle expo celebrating expecting moms, new moms and everyday moms featuring Bump the Runway and the Beauty and Bump Bar – nearly three years since its creation our past expos in cities from Washington, D.C.; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; New York City; and most recently the creator’s hometown, New Orleans, Louisiana and we will continue to embrace pregnant women from all cities and states! 

Fashionista Flea Market (FFM) is an outdoor open-air flea market bringing together fashionable women, bargain shoppers and fashionistas. With the success of FFM, we’ve started an FFM Affiliate Program for the new year where interested fashionistas can bring bargain shoppers together in 2015, build their own following and have an FFM business of their own in their city – from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Houston, Texas. The FFM season starts March through November yearly – and held twice a month on the same dates in various cities.

Additionally we have carved out signature  ‘Haute Experience’ events – to be held on Friday evenings – to connect fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers, vloggers and enthusiasts to network, to have open discussions and shared experiences.

During our New York City show held during NY Fashion Week, we presented “Bump in the City” The limited edition stationary premiered in NYC with the fabulous celebrity mom, Nicole Ari Parker. Continuing in the theme of celebrating the expectant mom, I created a line of stationary bearing a custom illustration of 3 fabulous pregginistas. These notecards make a wonderful personal touch for sending thank you’s or personal notes to friends and loved ones.

Monica offers style advice, tips to fashion moms, product and book reviews, lifestyle journey and exclusive access to signature events and more! Monica connects readers with established brands to show an everyday life approach by giving the brands’ consumers new ways to love and trust their brand. Monica helps brands penetrate the area’s fashion market through social platforms, media coverage online and style events.


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