MAGIC 2014: Meeting @StyleGF !
Although I've gushed a lot about how much fun we had at WWDMAGIC, we also made time to attend other shows under the MAGIC umbrella. One in particular was a show called Project. Project is an area for more contemporary fashion, brands that showcase a plethora of lifestyle destination brands all under one roof. This was probably my third time going to Project and I have to say that this was the best experience I've had so far because of this particular experience: My friends and I are were walking through the show when we found an area that had tables and computer set up. We realized that it was an area for well-known fashion bloggers who were invited to the MAGIC event. As we walked by, one of my friends, Aaron, recognized one of his favorite bloggers there, StyleGirlfriend. Since we were a bit nervous at going up to her, one of my other friends, Xiara, approached her and told her how Aaron was a fan. To my surprise, she was so sweet and very receptive to us. "StyleGirlfriend", also known as Megan Collins, was gracious enough to sit and chat with us. She asked us about our future plans and gave us advice about the business, blogging, and how to deal with haters on the internet.
Okay, I'm going to be real for a second... I had a blog before and I enjoyed writing in it very much. But then a sense of fear just kind of stabbed me, and I was scared to really put myself out there. It was then that I stopped writing. Lately, I've had some of my friends try and encourage me to get back into blogging again. I went back and forth with the idea for so long. I guess for me, I think about the major I'm in and wonder what I'm really getting myself into for the future. I mean, I've heard horror stories about how cut throat the fashion industry is. To back up these claims, I've met some really rude people that made me feel inferior, who made me feel that I wouldn't succeed in the business at all. But after my friends and I talked to Megan, we felt so empowered and very inspired. The best advice she gave us was that when it comes to blogging, there are going to be people who receive you with open arms (or should I say, open eyes), and then there will be people who don't. However, those people shouldn't stop you from doing what you love. At the end of the day, you're doing what you love for YOU and your future. This advice can be carried over to different aspects of life as well. When it comes to your passions in life, don't let anyone ever make you feel like you're not good enough to succeed. No matter what, you have to stay confident in yourself so you can live to your fullest potential. Even though the encouragement from my friends helped me re-think not blogging, hearing Megan's advice was the final push I needed. It was then that I knew for sure that I needed to start blogging again, to start doing what I love again. I'm so glad I made that decision.
And of course, we asked to take pictures with Megan, and she happily agreed !
Also, if you haven't, check out her website: http://www.stylegirlfriend.com/ . Megan's blog caters to the male demographic who is looking for female perspectives on style, food, fitness, and travel. After meeting her, I definitely would take her advice into consideration.
We want to thank Megan for really inspiring us with her words of encouragement ! We adore you to no end, Style GF ! Stay, beautiful <3