I will not be attending SF Fashion Week

…with a press pass.

I just tried to apply for a press pass with San Francisco Fashion Week, and was declined. I don’t know the policy for bloggers regarding Fashion Week in other cities… but I guess I missed the fine print…

SFFW does not issue passes to bloggers.

The question I guess at hand is:
At what point can you define yourself as a ‘member of the press’?

IMG, the company that runs New York Fashion week issued 40 Press Passes to Bloggers last October. So in New York, a blogs are ‘press’.

Blogs are important, they are more likely give media attention to upcoming designers, artists, photographers, stylists, etc. I know I have here at The Coveted. I may not have a degree in fashion, or journalism, nor have I served as an assistant to some established member of the fashion industry.

I do work very hard at delivering daily fashion tidbits to the bloggosphere, and I love it. The online community of fashion bloggers have been absolutely wonderful, and I personally am proud to be part of this movement.

I don’t know about SF Fashion Week. Maybe I can pay the money and promote The Coveted, and see fashion shows… But I feel a little strange about promoting it, especially San Francisco Fashion Week, come on… It’s strange to think that a city so closely linked to Silicon Valley, who heavily depends on the technology, and internet industries, would be so short sighted in seeing the impact blogs have on the fashion world.

Anyway, I may change my mind. I may go. But now, I’m not so sure.

Apologies for the rant, but I felt that it was important to talk about this.

jennineI will not be attending SF Fashion Week