|above image from Jackie at Made with Love|
For me this season, one of the highlights of London Fashion Week was getting to see some fellow bloggers again, and meeting more for the first time. I managed to get off the waitlist and onto the ticketed list for the IFB & Swarovski event, which was pretty much a bloggers' conference, but not as formal as that phrase implies.
Lots of canapes and glasses of champagne were served as ever, set in the beautiful Swarovski Crystal Lounge just behind Oxford Street, and so many bloggers in one place. I met Winnie from Diamond Canopy beforehand so we both wouldn't have to make that awful entrance to an event on our own, and honestly, we have so much in common, it's crazy. Thanks Winnie for being such lovely company!
I had my Dalmatian nails style snapped many times, my outfit a few more times, and had a few photographs taken with the beautiful Vicki (want her glasses and hair so much) and Lily. The IFB talk was honestly one of the highlights of my day, it was great to hear about blogging from the "professional" perspective, and gain some more insight into aspects that are usually kept under wraps within the blogging community.
I was so excited to see Susie from Style Bubble and Shini from Park & Cube talk about their experience in blogging too, as they are two of my all-time favourites. One of the main things discussed was the idea that the opportunities bloggers get from blogging is a privilege and not a right, something I couldn't agree more about. You can read more about the event here, and follow the hashtags on Twitter for what was said on the day.
Spent the rest of the day, on-and-off, in-between shows and clashing schedules, with a plethora of bloggers that I've "followed" for ages, which was so lovely. We were all tired, confused (huge change in the reception of bloggers at LFW this season) and in a bit of a daze; I can't even remember what I wittered on about to various people, I'm sure I embarassed myself on more than one occasion!
Just going to go ahead and say you should be following the likes of Winnie, Lily, Vicki, Jazz, Jen, Gem, Kristabel, Carrie, Lucy, Hayley, Sarah and Amy, they are all bloody lovely to chat to and gossip with (we were at Jen and Vicki's hotel room til 11pm!) and are hilariously funny too. Amy's voice - get well soon! - and Kristabel's impressions are a stand-out for me too! Gem documented some of our get-together in a vlog as well, so be sure to have a watch of that, it makes for an amusing 10 minutes!