Photography: Suzanne Dang
If it's your first time to attend a fashion event as a blogger, this article is for you. As someone who has attended many fashion events and fashion shows in the past, I find it difficult to not pack too much in all honesty. You find that not many people come to fashion events and shows with big bags, especally if it's a fashion show - it'll most likely be at a bar or a club too. If it's a fashion show we're talking, you'll find the girls and ladies will wear small clutches or small handbags. If it's at a fashion high tea for example, you might find yourself dressing with the similar type bags like talked in the previous part of this paragraph. It can be easy to overpack (like me!) but I have broken down the vital and essential things you need as a blogger:
1. A SLR Camera
I highly recommend bringing a camera, especially a SLR cause you would want to blog about the fashion event with high quality and high res photos if possible. Sometimes an Iphone or other smart phones with high megapixels can cut it out as well. I mainly bring my Iphone 6 to fashion events these past months as my SLR lens are broken (still saving up for a new one - wish me luck!)
2. Business Cards
You will most likely meet like-minded and/or passionate people at the fashion event. Why not do some shameless self promoting? I always bring a stack of business cards in my bag (maybe too many!) and ended up giving them most or all away on the day or night of the fashion event. The business card helps you show professionalism and a bit of seriousness towards your brand/business.
3. A Portable Charger
In terms of fashion shows, I find that some or most of the shows I have been to makes you wait a while until the show starts. As a blogger, I find myself on the phone more than paying attention to my surroundings to the fashion show (shows how social I am!) - so why not bring a portable charger to charge some power into that phone? You don't want your phone to die while you taking photos of the runway show, if you're specifically using the phone for that.
4. A Positive Attitude
Not all fashion events will meet your expectations - I tell you that. I find I can be quick to judge with specifically for fashion shows and some events. Like how the setup is like, how the models makeup and hair is done, and if there' s EFTPOS available if there's a bar at the event. So don't be like me and quick to judge, but stay positive too. Have a positive personality towards those new people you meet in the fashion industry as well cause like I said in my previous post; you never know if you end up collaborating with them!