… and what I do now
A few weeks ago I run into an Instagram Post by Elle UK that was refereeing to Burberrys past fashion show, which was all up in the gossip due to Christopher Baily's rainbow dominated designs that he dedicated to LGBTQ+.
For some that work like me in the fashion industry, it is no news that not only the clothes matter during a fashion presentation but also the setting, and moreover the choice of models.
Fashion houses spend a big load of money for some of the girls and boys on the runway and the most important parts play the opening and closing of each show since that’s the part that gets the most attention and sticks longer in the viewers' mind.
Elle UK posted on Instagram a picture of Cara Delevinge saying that she opened the show. I simply commented that this was incorrect. Adwoa Aboah opened the Burberry show and Cara Delevinge closed it. (See post attached pictures)
In the end, I did not receive a “thank you DM” or anything, which is usually common on Instagram as far as I experienced. So that got me wind up and I was maybe a little aggressive however I used that to show them how frustrating it is for upcoming independent fashion journalists to see sloppy work from the leading fashion magazines. Because sure enough Elle UK is not alone in this.
I got many positive feedbacks later based on that Insta story, why I put it into my highlights in the end (@jazz_brown instagram.com/jazz_brown)
As I mentioned there it was only an example of how frustrating it is to see similar minor mistakes all the time. Just a few days after that Elle UK situation I saw GRAZIA GER post in there Instastory that Prada had the coolest invitation to the fashion shows, but they meant Gucci (as you see in my Insta post 14:3:18).
Don’t get me wrong I am full of mistakes and all this would not be a deal if there would not be a bigger picture behind it which I gratefully will explain in one of my next blog posts.
End of the story,
Elle UK had deleted my comment, corrected their mistake after I pointed them to it, and blocked me. I used my JazzBrowns_diary profile to ask them why, but they simply ignored. I think this is not professional and a simple "thank you" would not have hurt, no?