Well it seems a mile off but its time to start the countdown to the Annual FashionWorked Awards. Which will as ever be a glittering event with red carpets, limos, wall to wall Krug and caviar, or we might say screw it and have another picnic in Hyde Park enjoying the sun during the first weekend in June.
I thought it would be lovely to tell you who this years panel will be, why they were picked, this years categories, and the timetable for all the related shenanigans.
So her are who will be deciding the most lauded awards in global fashion. (previous years winners can be found here)
The 2105 FW Awards Panel Are . . . .
Me : Professional Winger Of Things – Well of course I’ll be on it, I’ll be taking time off from the tour to do it. (I will get the lie about being Harry Styles to become a proper rumour)
Olivia : Fashion Journalist – Olivia is not only a fantastic journalist covering many of Europe’s biggest fashion weeks, she is also a huge vintage fan, and has a great eye for an outfit
Lorna : PR Manager at Ghost London – Lorna has worked across the fashion spectrum with backgrounds in styling, publishing and PR.
Maddy : Former Q&Eats Guest – Maddy represents our voice of the street, neither industry employee or commentator. She is the consumer on the panel.
Sarah : Original Judge – The only person aside from me to have been involved with every FW Awards. The person who counts the votes.
Vicky : Journalist & Fashion Writer – Vicky represents the wider spectrum of fashion writing and modern media having chalked up appearances on C4 News & BBC Radio amongst many others.
Angie : Food & Lifestyle Blogger – Angie writes the incredibly successful SilverSpoon London blog, a real go to for anyone looking for awesome eats, she is also a finalist in last years FW Best Blog Award.
Jade : Fashion Writer & Blogger – Jade returns for the second year as a judge, having covered the fashion weeks and been writing so many great articles, also owns my fave bobble hat this season.
April : Blogger & YouTuber – April runs HelloApril a fantastic blog/Youtube channel, mixing fashion, lifestyle, and beauty in one of the best sites out there on the information superhighway. (This has nowt to do with threatening me with a slice of ham last year)
Kelly : Blogger, PR & Writer – Kelly blogs at KellyFlatEleven and has a foot in both sides of the blogger/brand line. Recently moved to London, Kelly brings a fresh set of eyes to reviewing British fashion.
So what will they be voting on?
Well as ever there are some they can and a couple they can’t, the ones the panel vote on are . . .
BEST HIGH STREET SHOP
WORST HIGH STREET SHOP
STYLE ICON OF THE YEAR
BEST AWARDS DRESS
WORST AWARDS DRESS
As usual I will be picking the winners myself on . . .
BEST INDEPENDENT DESIGNER
GUEST BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
FRIEND OF THE BLOG
And in addition I’m hoping to announce something related to Best Blog very soon.
So just to round off, whats the time table for all this
1st Of April – Voting Forms Sent Out
1st of May – Voting Closes
6th/7th (TBC) June – Awards Picnic & Winners announced