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Why I Won’t Be Attending London Fashion Week

When I started blogging in 2012, Fashion and Style Police was purely a fashion blog, and I was super crazy about fashion. I still am crazy about fashion. It is one of my first loves, but I have other loves as well, and I have found a way to creatively write about them all, which works amazing well.

 

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Back then, fresh from London College of Style, all I was breathing was fashion. And the only blogs I was following then were mainly fashion blogs. I noticed many of these bloggers attended fashion week, so I was determined to attend one of the shows, especially the shows in London. But I never had the chance in the early days because I was a new fashion blogger. Which brand would want to waste an invite on a fashion blogger with no strong following? Well not many, if any at all. And I was not prepared to hang around the fashion show location (like many fashion bloggers do) just to get my photos taken. Not trying to shade those who do, but for me, it was all or nothing. So I got nothing but kept hoping for the day when I would get an invite from one of the fashion designer houses.

I have been blogging for over 3 years when I got my first invitation to New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and London Fashion Week (LFW), and guess what? I turned them both down.

 

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I turned down both invitations because I decided earlier on in my blogging career not to go out-of-pocket for nobody. That means I won’t attend events, including fashion shows just because I am invited. I will need my travel expenses (and accommodation if necessary) sorted at least before I can even consider attending any event.

Many brands/PRs find this difficult to understand and I am not sure why. The same way they won’t got o work for free is the same way I won’t work for free. It is the same way I won’t attend a fashion show and blog about it without my expenses and fees being paid.

Even if I was living in London or in New York, I would still turn the invitation down if my travel expenses were not sorted. I am a blogger not a magazine editor with a salary. I create my income, so every penny counts in my world.

I do hope I can attend one of the big 4 fashion shows – London, Milan, Paris and New York, but I won’t settle. I have gotten to a point in my life where I refuse to act a fool.

 

What are your thoughts on this?

 

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NYFW – Tommy Hilfiger AW 2015 Collection

The Tommy Hilfiger’s autumn/winter 2015 collection was all about football jerseys, varsity jackets, and print sweaters and skirts. The collection is in deep blue, burgundy and red shades. Tommy Hilfiger’s autumn/winter 2015 collection is a fresh and modern collection, and I am sure it will be a major hit this year.

I am and always will be a Tommy Hilfiger fan. I love his designs and I can see myself wearing every piece. Here are some of my favourite pieces from the collection. Have a look and tell me what you think.

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Instagram Picture Of The Week – Kylie Jenner For Kanye X Adidas

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Photo Caption – Kanye X Adidas. Thank u to Yé for believing in me

Everyone is talking about Kanye West + Adidas’s fashion show which took place yesterday at New York Fashion Week. Pictures are all over the web showing the funny looking pieces on the weird-looking models. They are looked like badly dressed zombies to me. I guess everyone is talking about because it has to do with the famous KimYe, and the fashion show was celebrity packed. The likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Jayz and all were all present.

I am not impressed with the collection and I don’t see myself wearing any of the pieces but this picture in particularly has been very popular on Instagram. Here we see Kylie Jenner getting ready to walk the runaway for Kanye West and Adidas collection, her big sister – Kim Kardashian West watching on, and Kanye West and Vogue US editor – Anna Wintour having a conversation behind.

I guess Kylie Jenner has not given up on the modelling career. I hope this opportunity given to her by Kanye West will open more modelling doors for her.

I will be featuring my favourite collections from New York fashion week, as well as London, Paris and Milan, so watch this space.

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