Last night was my first night at this year’s Columbia Style Week, but it was night two of the week’s worth of events. The fashion panel and celebrity fashion show was packed to the brim! I got to see my friends and fellow stylists Josh Ratliff and Brian Maynor speak on the fashion panel. Speaking of the fashion panel. I recommend going to next year’s fashion panel if you would like some advice on how to get into the fashion industry. All of the panelist gave amazing advice that anyone could use in any industry, if you were able to hear it over the screaming from the random drunk girl in the front.
Then I saw my friend and fellow blogger Teowonna Clifton from That Teowonna, She rocked it out in a cute toffee sequin dress that showed off her toned legs and decolletage. The beautiful dress also had a scarf to match. I would have had footage for you guys, but I was sitting upstairs and the angle would have made you throw up. That’s not fashionable at all.
Notes to make next year’s event better. You know I gotta put my two cents in. Please put on your event information( date, time, place) on the website. Several people, myself included, went to the Sheraton Hotel because we thought that was where the event was being held. Next time drop the twitter feed backdrop. It was distracting. Also use the two host you had for the fashion show as moderators. One could stand on each side of the panel and hand off a mic.
Also use two mics for a panel of that size or cut down the panel size to 3 or 4 people. Last but not least, have the event at a restaurant or event space with a great AC unit. I have been to Social Bar several times. The air only blows out for at least 2 inches from the vents and ducts. That means that the cool air never even has a chance to make it across the room. People were hot and sweaty. This is South Carolina. We are experiencing a deep, dirty South summer. We need air.
But all in all the event was packed, informative, and people seemed to be having a blast! I can’t wait for tonight’s event.