The organizers of Magic City Fashion Week are as much about community as they are couture.

Magic City Fashion Week is set for October 24 – 28, but creators Daniel Grier and Derek Matthews (the designers behind Splashed by DKG) are already busy adding magic to the Magic City through a series of smaller events leading up to the big week. Grier and Matthews see Magic City Fashion Week as an opportunity to not only cultivate, connect, and showcase Birmingham’s designers, beauty industry professionals, photographers, videographers, and models but also Birmingham bloggers.

Last month they hosted their first Bloggers Night Out, a networking event meant to help connect local bloggers with one another. On Monday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the rooftop bar at Redmont Hotel, MCFW organizers will host another Bloggers Night Out event. Here are three reasons you need to RSVP for this event right here, right now.

  1. You’ll get to ask me questions about my blogging journey.

I’m excited to announce that I will be one of the speakers at the next Bloggers Night Out event. These intimate events are designed to foster candid conversation. I’m ready to share everything about my blog boss babe life — the good, the bad, and the ugly.

  1. You’ll get to meet Curtrice Williams.

The other speaker at this month’s Bloggers Night Out is Curtrice Williams, an author and motivational speaker dedicated to using the written and spoken word to empower women. Through her book, This Isn’t It: Reviving the Woman Within and even her social media channels, Curtrice conveys a message of self-discovery, self-love, and self-healing, a message that surely seems to resonate with others considering she has an Instagram following of over 100,000 people!  In addition to chatting with her about her writing, you should probably also ask how she grew her Instagram following.

  1. You’ll get to meet fellow Birmingham-based bloggers.

Stop seeing other women who blog as competition and start seeing them as your community. Come out to this event, meet other bloggers, and brainstorm ways you all can work together. Maybe you can meet up once a month to take photos of one another for future blog posts. Perhaps you can organize and host an event together. Maybe you can find an accountability partner to help you be more consistent with your blog.

As blogger Vic Styles said at last month’s Bloggers Night Out: “Teamwork makes the dream work. It’s not just a saying. It’s the truth.”

Bloggers Night Out is a free event. RSVP here.

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