So yes, this was the first time that I was able to host an event, let alone, a red carpet event. I was scrambling through my closet to find the perfect outfit and I had absolutely no luck. It was the day before Thanksgiving and malls in Atlanta were already starting their Black Friday sales. Luckily for me, I was able to find time to visit the mall and found the perfect dress in Topshop and only for 30 bucks. I definitely could not beat that.
Trying on over 10 pairs of open-toe heels, I turned to my boots and knew those were the one.
Being up previously the night before, I was preparing myself by drowning myself with YouTube videos of red carpet host questions and “what NOT to do”. I honestly had absolutely no idea of what to expect.
With over 20 vendors, I was able to quickly chat with them on the wonderful products that was being sold. The best part of it all was that many of them are black owned businesses. From handmade clothes, to handmade skin/hair/body products and even witnessing a chef chop up natural ingredients to make vegan philly cheese steaks, it was a great turnout.
Even though, every event has its downfalls, check out my top 5 things that I loved most about this event:
- The vendors were all so nice and humble. I know many of you are thinking “well, duh”, but no. Constantly being thanked was not an expectation of mine. Check out this vendors bomb sequin jacket below!
2. With everyone having their different talent, I was pretty excited to meet a designer that caters to full-size clients. I hear ALL the time about the lack of fashion pieces that are affordable to that niche. They certainly look very comfy to wear as well. You can check out her line, which is named Lady Nicci: Online Full Size Fashion Boutique.
3. Never have I ever knew that a vegan philly cheese steak exists. Let me tell you! When I tried this, I absolutely could not taste the difference. It’s pretty filling as well.
4. You are going to make mistakes (at least one). But dust off your shoulders and try again. But in the midst of that #Murrswag (name of the collection) was super dope! Check her out!
5. I would not have been able to do this without the wonderful group of “Atlanta Fashion Bloggers”. For me, its not where you start, its where you finish. Every opportunity, small or big, will prepare you to perfect your craft. Surrounded around people that understand the hard work that goes into blogging is what I admire the most.
The best part of it all for me, was being able to quickly interview the entrepreneur Traci Steele. Not only was she so down-to-earth, but also relatable. Being an entrepreneur is truly hard, but if you want it bad enough, you’ll do what you have to do to get there.
So who knows? Practice makes perfect and you will never know what you love to do without trying it first! This was my first time, but certainly not my last.
Check out my video below 🙂
Red Carpet Hosting Event