Feeling nervous when attending a fashion event or blogger event alone? ME TOO! Though others may think that fashion bloggers do look so confident in the photos on Instagram, I am one of them who feels nervous when I go to the event every time. However, practice makes perfection, from the awkwardness to a better state of mind, here is how to not feel awkward at the fashion event, based on my experience.
START A CONVERSATION WITH OTHERS
To start a conversation with others is not easy, especially when we know no one! However, the best solution I've done so far is to 'compliment' them. Basically, I just approach other bloggers by saying how much I like their outfits, or styles. It is not a fake approaching because we will be able to find people with good styles, or they may wear something we are looking for. People love to hear good words about themselves, and so do I. No one wants to start a conversation with the words like 'gosh, your jacket looks horrible' right? Good and positive words always start a great conversation. I feel like the conversation can run smoothly when we both talk about the same topic such as interest, fashion, or blogging. After opening the conversation with others, just ask them what their blogs are, or what do they do for a living. It may sound difficult, but it can be as simple as it can be. Eventually, we will be able to get more connections with the people we meet at the events.
Keep smiling is not only showing the 'friendly' personality, but also attracting others. When people smile at me, I feel like I want talk to them more.
HAVING NO ONE TO TALK TO? JUST KEEP TAKING PHOTOS
Don't know what to do when everyone seems to know each other? Just act busy! Whenever, I have no one to talk to, I keep taking photos. Instead of standing around the corner by oneself, why not acting as if we have got something to do? It is a great moment, when we can take a closer look at the new collection, or the decoration of the venue. At least, we are not wasting the time!