Hayley Constantine

Hayley has been blogging since before most people knew what a blog was! She started Bonjour, Blogger! in May 2013 as a way to share her knowledge and experiences - if you ever have a question, get in touch!

  • allie

    I think this is a great idea! Bloggers are being more accepted as ‘press’, which is well deserved as most bloggers work hard to report fashion week as many magazine journalists do.

    Hope I can go next year!

    September 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm Reply
  • Nadia

    I remember going to fashion week as ‘press’ through my blog and the year they changed the pass to say ‘blogger’, i found myself getting treated differently as though all bloggers are just out there for free stuff. I think this will help bring back the respect for bloggers from brands.

    I also find that they have made some serious cut backs (like how there used to be champagne everywhere and now you’ll be lucky to get a glass) over the years so this could also be a cost saving measure for the BFC.

    September 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm Reply
  • SJP

    I think this is a hugely positive move. I said as much on Disney Roller Girl’s post about the topic, but I think it’s important that if it’s the choice between accrediting a blogger who posts OOTDs 360 days of the year or a blogger who focuses on fashion news, commentary and celebrates local/national designers then it should go to the latter every time.

    September 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm Reply
  • Hayley

    (I know I wrote this post, but I wanted to keep my opinion separate to the post!)

    Personally, I think these changes are a great idea. As SJP says, the bloggers who really should be at LFW are the ones who talk about British designers. Two years ago, I went to LFW for the first time (with accreditation), and while I found it interesting to see the showrooms, I didn’t really get any blog posts out of it because it just wasn’t that relevant to my audience. It was lovely to see so many bloggers I love in one place, but there was just no reason for me as a blogger to be at a trade event.

    September 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm Reply

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