21.9.11

LFW | Strange Beginnings

Psynopsis LFW SS12 Employee
After spoiling us with blogger lounges, free coffee and litres and litres of vitamin water this season the run-of-the-mill blogger has become persona non grata at Somerset House and to get your press pass you now have to perform a Google striptease showing proof of followers and traffic and how much of a general heavy-weight in the blogging world you are (which immediately made me feel like turning on my heel and walking out crying tears of rejection)… but then I was deemed 'good enough' and the press pass was handed over. well, double-phew.

While I was still marvelling at these weird new security measures (which are totally unreal since absolutely anyone can walk through the back entrance anyway, but without press pass you can not enter the exhibition) I looked up and realised the employee's SS12 dress code was hospital. Clean and friendly, especially with the sign: 'Here to help'…

Still, come ooon... nothing beats a black leather skirt and a blazer with razor sharp shoulders when it comes to work wear. Nearly stopped breathing when I saw her walk out of the Savoy.
Psynopsis Streetstyle London Black Leather Skirt Black Blazer

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24 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

What?! They actually judge you that way? I can't believe blogging has become so competitive and commercialized. Makes me weary- also considering I would have run away also it makes me more than a little intimidated.

Love that look on her. She is gorgeous!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

"A google striptease?" - Good heavens! So sorry you had to endure all this, sweetie. xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

Nah, it wasn't that bad :) It seems a lot of people are now just creating a blog URL to apply as press... Still, I can't see the problem. Shouldn't it be 'the more the merrier'? Plus, you always need a seperate invitation for the shows anyway.

sacramento said...

Some look, wow.
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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Ugh that would annoy me to no end. Of course you're good enough! You're fantastic!!! Love these looks especially the last one. That jacket is incredible :) xoxo

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

your amazing

Kavery said...

OMG - has blogging got to that now? The lady in black is such a sharp dresser

Clare said...

Love these looks. But yes, blogging is getting crazy. Did you see my post about the Bloggers Wardrobe?? I was part of the competition and finished in third, but in the end I wasn't selected -- mostly because my blog wasn't "quality" enough for their standards. So I finished in third, but LOST!! It just reminded me that I need to blog for me and not anyone else.

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Remind me to bring a lab coat to London if I ever want to slip into the shows. I can't believe you had to prove your blog-worthiness. Great shots, though, and glad you got your pass.

Kazuko said...

how could you ever have doubts, Sabine? :) oh, and i love that woman in her adorable black leather skirt and her perfect-perfect booties? envy!

PinkBow said...

Pleased you felt better to brave it. But I can only imagine things will get worse as fashion blogging becomes more & more saturated?

Vix said...

When I won tickets last year I found the staff on the ticket booth incredibly rude. How odd, you'd think the more publicity LFW got the better for everyone.
What a cool, clean look helped by her being so beautiful. x

Zarna said...

i love the second look - clean, chic, simple!

Fabrizia said...

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MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-wow, what a debacle to get your pass!! Love this photo of this young Miss too, very stylish and chic indeed xxx

ediot said...

oh my. it was strange this season. that's also the reason for why i only attended one day. but it was absolutely lovely meeting you.
Hoping for a better blogger-atmosphere next season. either way i'll be there much more.. this time i was only in London between fri night-tue morning..
definitely going for the whole week next year. hope you'll join me. ;)
xx

Leia said...

She looks fab!

Leia

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She looks great!

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northwest is best said...

Ha, I think I would fail a google striptease... glad you made the grade!

polka dot said...

You know, it didn't even occur to me: I was seeing white lab coats everywhere, and it never even entered my head to question who was wearing them, or why! I guess I just assumed I'd gone insane.

I wonder how many times at the press pass desk they heard the words 'Don't you know who I am?'

And you're right: there IS no security. Anyone can have the best time without any pass, blogger or otherwise. It's all so silly. And I'm so glad you made the trip, Sabine, you really brightened up my fashion week experience. And guess what: I've got myself a dose of Somersetitis!

Veshoevius said...

I missed the whole thing this year and I'm pretty sure I would fail the google striptease too - the idea is putting me off going to the next one already. I love the lady in black!

Nnenna said...

Booo- so sorry that it was such a hassle for you to get in to the exhibit! I love that outfit you snapped- so sharp!

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Fashionistable said...

As a blogger our press pass is no longer worth the paper it is printed on. Well done London. Great shots Sabine. Xxxx

**OnYxStA** said...

Love her look and quit honestly, I guess I've always thought thats the race for the press pass and never applied, on fear of rejection.

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