For the last few days everything has been all about London Fashion Week. Even if you don’t keep up with it, you’ll see photos of people gathered at catwalks and events in the big city. LFW is a huge time for bloggers as we can see what the new trends and styles are going to be, as well as meeting up with our favourite pals to discuss all things clothes and shoes.
Do I partake in this? No. I never have, but I reeeeeally want to.
Welcome to my LFW dilemma.
I’ve been fashion blogging for nearly 2 years, and I’ve been interested in fashion/fashion week for about 4 or 5. I’ve always kept an eye on what happens during LFW, but usually to be honest I’m mostly interested in what people are wearing there and the street style. I’ve been invited to events probably for the last 3 LFW’s but I’m still yet to go, even though it would be SUCH an amazing experience for me.
You see, I can think of so many negative issues surrounding the week – the first being the cost. It costs so much to travel down to London, as well as pay for hotels. Even if I stayed with friends in London for free, I’d still have to pay for food and whatnot, and this gal really doesn’t have any spare funds. The other issue for me is the total inability to be social. I hate travelling far from home (anxiety), I hate meeting people I’ve never met before (anxiety) and I hate being in a place where I have no idea where I’m going (… anxiety). The whole ‘go away for a few days by yourself and meet new people and go to packed and busy events‘ just fills me with absolute horror. I would feel so freaked out not having a place to ‘run away’ to, and the last place I want to embarrass myself is in front of a load of famous fashionistas and models.
It’s such a dilemma for me because all I’ve seen for the last few days are fun events going on with my fave brands and my fave bloggers meeting up and hanging out together. I wish I could be part of the fashion blogger groups so that I could speak to like-minded clothes-obsessed people, but I’m just too scared. I almost feel jealous that I’m not included, is that wrong? #MAJORFOMO.
In terms of blogging, I feel like it’s holding me back massively. If I went to more of the brand events I could speak to them in person and discuss opportunities. If I met more bloggers I’d be able to find out more blogging tips and advice. I’d be able to take photos of shows and bring more content to my followers, which would hopefully give me a more widespread range and bring me more readers in the future. I feel like I’m failing my fashion blogger duties by not being part of LFW, but I still feel like it’s too much for me to attend.
This post is so ‘woe is me’ but really I just want to see if I’m the only one who feels this way, or if anyone has any advice. I have a fab support network of blogger friends (both fashion and not fashion) and it’s great to keep up with the blogging world through them, but is it really as good as meeting people in person?
SHOP MY LOOK
Jacket – Old but similar here
Bag – Missguided
Shoes – c/o 4th & Reckless
Necklace – Topshop
I’d love to know your thoughts on this! Do you think it’s imperative to go to LFW if you blog about fashion? Is it holding me back? Or is it okay to keep up with it on the sidelines and wait until I’m comfortable with money, and with London? Drop me a comment as always my loves!
** c/o shows items gifted to me by brands, but all items are picked out and styled by moi! **