As already was announced, I was going to make a new post onLatvian Style and Fashion Awards 2009 (LSFW09), dress code policy and some inner drama.
Baltic Fashion Federation (c)
1st March was one big hectic day for me - our twitter was reflecting it, so some is aware of my glamming up drama. Baltic Fashion Federation (BFF) has selected me as a member of jury for LSFW09, which was a huge responsibility not only in matter of selecting candidates, but also in terms of appearance. For those who are curious about voting procedure, as promised, this post is meant to explain some points:
The jury members are chosen byBFF, these are people, who are related to Latvian fashion scene, and this year's list is published. That make 19 members in total. Among that people mostly are fashion media people.Stuff`n`Stylewas the only blog. Some of you may argue thatAgnese Kleinais a blogger too, but let me remind you, thatMs Kleinawas announced as a editor of magazine Klubs' internet version. Then the voting takes place consisting of two phases - in the 1st phase members of jury are provided with a list nomination and nominated people, e.g. in nomination "the best fashion debut" are listed 6 brands. The members of jury has to give points to every listed person from 1 to 6, where's 1 is the best. When voting lists are submitted toBFF, they count points. The 2nd phases is a short list, which is based on the 1st phase's results. In the short list any nomination has 3 nominees. Jury has to give point from 1 to 3. That's it - the voting is completed.
The results are announced at official ceremony, which this year took place on 1st March. The procedure is similar any other awards. People were arguing about long list, like there's wast't this and that person. Well, what can i say - NOBODY has prohibited to suggest anyone. If you feel like a Mr X and Ms Y should be considered as a most stylish singers, go ahead and send an email to BFF.Maija Mēlbarde, fashion PR person commented lately, thatUna Meistare, the travell and fashion journalist, has actually suggested storePērleas a best fashion debute, but apparently it was already too late. It is also possible to suggest even a nomination, for example, "the most stylish Dj" or "the most stylish Athlete". The question is: do we have any? (Feel free to comment, we'd really love to know your opinion, regardless the language).
Also I`d like to emphasize, that it is NOT BFFchoice of who's the most stylish actor, singer, TV person etc. Eventually it's responsibility of members of the jury. This year these people were: