HOW TO UTILISE FASHION EVENTS FOR NETWORKING

 

Fashion events bring out huge opportunities for fashion bloggers to broaden their network. Contrary to popular belief, fashion events are not only about dressing up and showing up. You are not just there to create content for your Instagram. After attending a few events, there are certain points I would like to highlight that I personally feel everyone needs to take note of.

  BE STYLISH, BE UNIQUE

This one is obvious.

You are likely to meet people from different backgrounds – the designers, photographers and organisers; but what makes you stand out most in the crowd is your outfit.

  • The outfit you wear describes your personality and the more unique your outfit, the more approachable you appear.
  • And mind you, by saying unique I do not intend you to wear a ridiculously quirky outfit to a Louis Vuitton show! (That, my dear friends, would be completely inappropriate). However, a quirky style statement might work for a Gucci event. Be wise with choosing the right outfit for the right event.
  • While attending an event, many would ask you about your look, so make sure you are in a state to deliver. Invest in your outfit.

             MAKE GREAT CONTENT

If you happen to be a fashion event virgin, take full advantage of the opportunity presented to you so as to create the best content and produce near-perfect pictures.

This can be your ticket to future fashion events.

  • YOUR OUTFIT CAN BE A GAMECHANGER. As I have already mentioned earlier, the more unique your outfit, the better. No points for guessing because as we are aware, fashion events are largely covered by the press, magazines, etc. Although getting spotted does not guarantee collaborations, but getting the press-attention can be your game-changer as a blogger.
  • PHOTOGRAPHERS  in an event are in search of new content too. Never ask to get photographed but if you happen to get snapped, be nice and don’t feel shy to ask them if they would be able to mail you the photographs. This is your baby-step to networking.
  • Try to gain inside ACCESS without appearing sneaky. You will not only  learn more about the models/designer/artistes but it will raise the weightage of the content for your blog.

 

      socialise!

       Socialise!!

       SOCIALISE!!!

This is the hardest thing to do, especially if you are an introvert like I am. But here I am, sharing with you a few simple tips on connecting with people in any event.

  • INTRODUCE yourself by your name (not your entire bio-data, though).

          Simply, your name.

          If the latter is interested in a conversation, they’ll ask.

  • NEVER ask anyone their profession or their handle. Also, NEVER assume their names to be their handles. BIG MISTAKE!
  • MAKE an effort to talk to people. You never know what’s down the road. At the same time, don’t be disheartened or take it personally if the person does not reciprocate.
  • Do FOLLOW UP with whoever you have talked to at the events you have attended to keep your  communication game strong.

I remember the first event I attended to be a total nightmare. I didn’t connect with anyone as I was conscious of all that could go wrong. In the process of harbouring self-doubt, I forgot to have some fun. Don’t be me.

LOL!

 

I would love to know if this helped and do share your experience of the events that you have already attended or will be attending.

THANK YOU for sticking around !

Most Instagrammable Cafes In Shillong

Sometimes,a cup of quality coffee just isn’t enough.So I have scoured and brought a few cafes in Shillong that might please the aesthetic eye,give you the perfect atmosphere to unwind and truly indulge in that sip of caffeine delight.
The tradition of cafe in shillong started few years back .Here are few to name,some of the most instagram worth cafes in shillong-

 

Dylan’s Cafe


If you didn’t get a good photo of your brunch then was it even Instagram-worthy?Well this cafe is a tribute to the famous legend ‘Bob Dylan’ and accessible WiFi that’ll let you share your experience.The Dylan’s cafe has been serving superb food convivial ambience,open mic,poetry,storytelling and fine arts.

The unique light fixtures and the balcony view add elegant touches to this gorgeous space.This cafe leaves  a remarkable impression to everyone especially to the travellers who travel to this land on a different purpose by their location,ambiance,cuisine and the warm-welcomed staff.

 
Address: Tripura Castle Rd, Dhankheti, Malki, Shillong, Meghalaya 793014

ML05 cafe

For one of the most Instagram-able brekkies in the city  make your way to ML05– a bright and bustling spot that’s known for its relaxed vibe as much as it is for its fascinating good coffee spot.

With innovative menu and dazing interior,this is a hidden gem in between pine trees  with the theme “Motorcycle “. It is the most convenient cafe for travellers as it lie on the way to cherrapunji and the name Ml05 is derived after a vehicle number plate where Ml stands for  Meghalaya & 05- stands for the East Khasi hills district vehicle code.





Address-Ah 1 | Before Eastern Air Command, Shillong 793005, India


Living Roof cafe

As the name suggests,the cafe is located in the rooftop.The location contributes to its ambiance.You can go here for a chilled out evening,which might take an exciting turn because of the beautiful sunset view from the roof top.Their wooden floor & table will have you feeling like you’re eating your brunch in the dreamiest of Instagram filters.
This cafe offers a quality space be it a music gathering, semi-formal meeting or throwing a mammoth birthday party.It is the only cafe which provide a homestay.Also how can one forget the pool game here which automatically turns you into a cuiest.

Address- Anders 153, Bomfyle Road, Laitumkhrah. | Near Shillong College, Shillong 793003,

 

Mellowmood Cafe

Don’t let the exterior fool you — once you open the door to cafe  you’ll be greeted by all  kinds of Wall Art & Graffiti.It is a favorite hangout spot for Shillongites especially for high school & college kids.
It may be tiny but Mellowmood gets a lot of love from locals.In other words it is the HOT SPOT for locals.This cafe contributes much to the society be it showcasing the young talent or promoting local artist.The cafe is is painted in  VIBGYOR colors.Evening here are spend by  gather around a small table for an intimate coffee and catch-up sessions.The environment here makes any stranger  feels family too.
If I had to described this cafe in one sentence,it would be as ‘HOMELY DOPE’.

Address: Upland Rd, Nongkynrih, Laitumkhrah, Shillong, Meghalaya 793003

 

Open Up Cafe

It is a bold statement,I know,but I’m pretty sure there has never been a more Instagram-worthy meal than the equally vibrant and delicious Rice Noodles with Pork Ribs ( In case you are a pork lover like me ) however they also have  many options for vegans too.
This cafe is minimalist, retro and not so fancy however its very peaceful and you just want to relaxed here after a hectic day. Ah well ! don’t be surprised if you see the comic-books spread & stick over the rooftop interior,they just help us reminiscence our childhood.
You need to add this cafe  in your must-eat list immediately if you are looking for something within a budget with quality ingredients.
Address- Mawlai Mawroh,Shillong, 793008
Thankyou for reading !