Velvet cupcakes, oodles of vintage clothes, and a handful of Singapore's top fashion bloggers shining light on the ways of the industry: is there any better way to spend a warm Saturday afternoon? For a fashion blogger like me, a day like that is hard to pass on. At a quaint cafe on Arab Street, Artistry, bloggers and fashion-lovers alike gathered together to shop, eat, and (most importantly) discuss the business of blogging in Singapore. The event was hosted by Vivien of Fashfix.While we may not have a clan of fashion bloggers large enough to hold an event like the IFBCON, Singapore's fashion bloggers are incredibly influential in many respective fields. Through their coverage of the sunny city's fashion events and moments, bloggers gain an immense fan-following. The bloggers presenting at the Tea & Flea were Lenne, Rachel, Renee, Pei, and Dottie. I also met many other fashion bloggers, and we indulged in the luxuries of shopping the bloggers' wardrobes and picked up on valuable blogging knowledge along the way. Scroll through for some pictures of the little gathering + bits and pieces of what was discussed during the blogging seminars.
Posing with Masturah of Fashion the Foster (left) and Vivien of Fashfix (center).
Outfit: Aeropostle lace top, Zara peplum skirt, vintage bag, and Charles & Keith wedges
A photograph of all the young bloggers in Singapore who attended the event | Erin Jung of Beauty with Erin and I smiling with our free Elle Singapore issues
Besides all the fun photograph opportunities, (check out the adorable Cloudstaprint pictures above) the afternoon was memorable for the tips the world-famous fashion bloggers provided for their readers and aspiring fashion bloggers. The discussion consisted of a panel of bloggers and a moderater, focusing the talk around advertising, layout and design, fame and more. Among all the many wonderful, informative words from the seminar on the impact of fashion blogging, here are the advice and quotes that really resonated with me.
- "A lot of opportunities have come from blogging and I am really grateful for that," says Renee.
- "Fashion is not just about dressing up, its more than that," Rachel Bambi explains. Could not have said it better myself!
- Be true to yourself when advertising or monetizing your blog.
- Blog about what you truly enjoy – when readers notice your passion for fashion, they will connect to you as a blogger.
A round of applause to all the lovely bloggers and fashion industry insiders who organized + contributed to the event!