No, I’m not talking about the film, though it was one of Demi’s best. After re-reading the debate below I thought it would be best to disclose my personal and professional affiliations.
Some of you may have wondered about the following comment on #199 Why so much media coverage of Fashion Week? from Murray Bevan:
“Showroom 22 has decided to assist Isaac with his promotion, as we have with a lot of small fashion-based companies in New Zealand, because we believe he has talent and that blogs like his will help bolster the depth of the fashion industry here in NZ. We feel it’s important to back the little guys as much as we do some of the bigger labels we represent.”
As well as being my flat mate (I live with Murray and his girlfriend Anna), Murray Bevan’s PR company Showroom 22 (which represents Karen Walker among other labels) assists Isaac Likes with media relations here in New Zealand.
I mentioned in a comment on #202 NZ Fashion Journalism Part 2… The Debate Continues that I write full time for a magazine. The magazine is Urbis, an architecture and design publication owned and operated by AGM Publishing.
What I haven’t mentioned anywhere but should disclose here is that I have a professional tie to the New Zealand clothing company Working Style – I write a small amount of promotional material for them. My 27 August post #149 Working Style was, however, written and published before I had any personal commercial tie to them whatsoever.
I also used to do some PR writing for Stolen Girlfriends Club but stopped doing so several months ago. In reply to Natalie Smith’s comment on #202 NZ Fashion Journalism Part 2… The Debate Continues:
“And, possibly irrelevant but I am curious – Isaac why did you not review the Stolen Girlfriends Club show?”
My choice to not review the Stolen Girlfriends Club Fashion Week show had nothing to do with that previous professional tie. I didn’t review several other major shows during the week, (Zambesi being one of them) because I simply didn’t have sufficient time and/or energy. After coming home from the Stolen Girlfriends Club after party I had to choose between writing about Trelise Cooper or SGC. I chose Trelise Cooper.