It’s pretty much a dead cert that most fashion related events will take place in London. It’s as if anywhere above the M25 doesn’t exist (I was guilty of such thoughts before I came to University) and automatically becomes The North, far away and not worthy of a visit by PRs. It’s also tricky to get invited to things in a city you consider home before realising that you’re not currently there and would need to book a return train ticket that seemingly increases in price every hour. Luckily the tide is turning; I was most surprised to see that there would be a blogging masterclass in Topshop Nottingham (my old place of work) featuring Susie Bubble and Stevie Mackenzie Smith. They’re both blogging heavyweights who I have been ‘following’ (sounds creepy I know) for quite some time and I wanted to find out how they’ve dealt with being the pioneers for this new form of media. Quite happily, I abandoned my knitting and made my way to the shop sharpish, breaking my 7 week Topshop avoidance in the process and was pleased to see a crowd forming in the middle of the store. I’d originally found out about the event on Twitter, but I know that not everyone is as addicted as me, so it was interesting to see how far the news had spread. In the spirit of Blog Life vs Real Life, I also brought some friends with me in the hopes that they could understand my Internet obsession a little more.
I’d be interested to know your thoughts on the workshop (there’s another great post about the evening here) and what recent reflections you might have been having about fashion blogging. It was certainly an insightful evening, which definitely made me think about the direction I want to take with this blog once my degree is over. Hopefully I’ll be back in London before there’s another similar event within the M25, but it’d be great if they could take this to even more cities around the country with a variety of different bloggers. I really love how everyone can take an individual approach but still contribute and become a vital part of this new way of experiencing fashion.