MR PORTER Meetup in Dallas, TX
It’s always a great gesture to be invited to an InstaMeet meetup, especially when it’s from one of your friends, favorite brands or biggest inspirations. What exactly is an Insta-meetup? To summarize an Insta-meetup is where influencers come together at a location (bar, cafe, or event space), take photos and then upload them to Instagram. But the main focus is everyone coming together and being able to network and grow your name and brand.
Putting together an Insta-meetup can be easy, first, comes a theme or topic. What would the event theme or topic be? After selecting your topic for the event next are location, date and time. Choosing your location can be a bit challenging with venue scheduling and budget. After locking down the location, date and time is the fun part, you have the power to dictate how the event goes. What would you like your guest to do? What type of fun things can you put together for you guest attending your event and will you be hiring a DJ or creating a cool playlist that goes with the event? Who will you be inviting to your event? All great questions to ask before or while putting your event together.
One day I checked my email and received a message from MR PORTER. MR PORTER is an award-winning global retail destination for men’s style, where they combine the best international menswear with editorial content and one of my biggest inspirations in men’s fashion. The email I received from MR PORTER was an invitation to their Insta-Meetup in Dallas,TX that I couldn’t refuse. My next question was “WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?”
Arriving at Atwater Alley in Dallas, TX, I was greeted by a security guard who checked ID’s and then greeted by Marketing Associate Isabelle who gave me the run down for the event. MR PORTER planned a complimentary whiskey tasting and also provided signature cocktails by Atwater Alley’s lead mixologist who made a mean old fashion. Along with light bites and a personalized gift bag, the night was amazing. Guest in attendance were all influencers in photography, blogging, creative directors, models, or something artistic. As I said earlier in the post, networking was key to build relationships or nurture a friendship.
Photos were taken by Nixn.