Ah, technology - too often you come in as a white horse but damage us in ways we'd never expect. While I've been a long supporter of Pinterest I've recently noticed a problem with the social networking site. It's not an inherent issue with the concept itself, but rather with the way people are using it.
On Instagram I've come across lots of posts where people hashtag Pinterest as the source of their photos - often on images that could easily be mistaken as their own. The #inspiration and #pinterest tags are the only thing included to indicate it's not actually their feet in the photo or their view out the plane window. Is this OK? It's only made worse by the fact that often times the photos belong to bloggers that I know and they aren't getting credited. There are whole Instagram accounts that feature nothing but inspiration photos. Some of them have tens of thousands of followers and don't credit where a single photo comes from.
Fashion week is a killer, as you might know. It's an adrenaline fueled nut ride. When I was in London, I was in one of my favorite cities in the world, with some of my favorite people, eating amazing food (cough, McDonalds) in glorious locations (cough, my hotel bed at theFielding Hotel).
It's addictive though. There's beautiful clothes flowing everywhere you look, incredible people to meet and nights that go on far too late - even if it's just because your new ear piercing won't stop throbbing.
But fashion week has a darker side...
Fashion and drama go hand-in-hand. Personally I love a bit of drama. In life it adds unpredictability and at a catwalk show it creates an emotional response to the collection. A little flare and chaos helps to keep life interesting.
The Mary Katrantzou show had drama in abundance.
At the time that I headed to the show venue I was feeling rather fragile. Just beforehand I got mega lost. Luckily I had arranged a car service with the help of the Amex Insiders. So instead of me wandering around in circles someone came and picked me up and took me over to the show. Thank God, otherwise I never would have made it. Traffic was crazy and I was feeling panicked that I wouldn't make it on time. Drama drama. Thankfully my driver was a saint and zoomed across town taking all sorts of shortcuts.
Lately, I'm completely obsessed with planning for my house. I'm thinking flowers, big chairs, and marble counters. I'm quite into graphic lines mixed together with soft homely touches like big quilts and cozy fireplaces. I like bright colors mixed with neutrals and dark tones. Plus lots of crisp whites thrown in to make things feel fresh...
This is a selection of my favorite outfits that I've worn on the blog. From basics to crazy dresses - all topped off with a healthy dose of Converse and denim.
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Street style from London and Paris Fashion week by Jennifer Inglis.
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A selection of catwalk photography taken at London, Paris and Poland fashion week by Jennifer Inglis.
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Photos from backstage at London Fashion Week by Jennifer Inglis.
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