I just want to make one thing clear: The Queen of Hearts will not be bought.
I've been approached and assisted various designers by sharing some of their pieces with my readers not for personal gain but because I genuinely adored the items. I would never allow my blog to be used to "regurgitate press releases," that's boring. The Queen of Hearts does not play Pinocchio to some house Geppetto. And sure, I'm "wide-eyed and obsessed" about fashion just as much as the next fashion blogger but that doesn't mean I'm going to hold my tongue if I don't agree with a house's direction or a collection that looks like it was assembled by a duo from Launch My Line. And if my criticisms prevent me from being invited back in the future, then so be it. I must be true to myself because that is what people come here for, the real me. If you're looking for a puppet with pretty photographs, a winning smile and a seemingly perfect life of nothing to do but wear designer clothes and stay hungry -- feel free to press the back button because that girl does not exist here. I will have fun and I will share it with my readers as honestly as I can. Whether or not that lands me in the front row or standing in the gallows next week doesn't matter to me. I will be the same girl regardless.