The one where I win an award

Yes, it’s true, folks, I have won something!


Well, OK, actually it’s my blog, The Fashion Police, which has won something, but seeing as I’ve never won anything else in my life before (Disclosure: I once won bacon and eggs in a school raffle. I was 12 at the time.) I’m feeling pretty pleased.

The Fashion Police was the winner in the fashion category of the Glam Network Awards 2009. It’s an award that’s voted for by blog readers, and, as I say, it’s the first thing the site has ever won, so I was super-excited when I checked my email yesterday and discovered we’d won. Especially given that, moments earlier, I’d received a comment from someone letting me know I’m a “jackass” because I don’t like these:


Yes, it’s true, I don’t like them. And I know it’s a controversial thing to say, but I? Totally wouldn’t wear those. If this be the test of jackassery, then I stand fairly accused. Isn’t it inspiring, though, to know that even the kind of jackass who wouldn’t drape cigarette butts from her ears (!) can go on to be successful, and, indeed, to live a normal life? I think so.  Also, if you’ve ever wanted to know who IS a jackass in life, and who ISN’T one, you now have this handy test: the jackasses are the ones who DON’T have used cigarettes hanging from them. Got it? Good.

(Just to be clear, I’m being facetious above. I actually don’t give a rats jackasses ass about these kind of comments – I just think they’re funny.)

So anyway, yes, The Fashion Police! I don’t know if anyone here reads it, but if you do, and you voted for it, a huge thank you: that little button is better than bacon and eggs any day*.

(*Bacon and eggs ARE pretty tasty, though. Hmmm, I’m hungry.)


  • Kate says:

    When I first started reading, I thought the (hideous) cigarette butts were your prize from the Glam Network Awards. I think the button is much more fitting. Congratulations! x

  • Congratulations! You totally deserve it, if only for the ridiculous comments you have to wade through. You put so much work into that blog, and it shows! I bet you're feeling good about quitting your last blogging gig, eh?

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  • Erik (Sorrento) says:

    Yeah! While fashion isn't exactly my genre of interest (typical straight dude), given your quality writing, I know the award is beyond well-deserved.

    • Amber says:

      But… but … if you don't read fashion blogs, you won't know how to avoid being a jackass! This is the kind of information you can only get from the internet, you know :)

      Thanks, I'm really pleased to have won!

  • Kristabella says:

    Congrats! That's awesome!

    And no, I wouldn't wear those. Why would anyone want to?

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  • Lauren says:

    Well done! You deserve it! (the prize that is, not the jackass label!)

    p.s how do you win Bacon and eggs? We only even won book vouchers at school!

    • Amber says:

      The bacon and eggs were a prize in a raffle, of all things. It was the most dissapointing prize ever – I remember my ticket number being called out, and walking proudly up to collect my prize… only to return with bacon and eggs. It was some kind of event that my school was holding, if I remember rightly: I honestly can't think of a good reason why that would be deemed a decent prize, though!

      • Kate says:

        So it was a packet of bacon & a carton of eggs? For some reason I was picturing it as a plate of fried eggs & bacon. Either way, it sucks as a prize!

        I remember winning a packet of cooking chocolate in the tombola at school once. I ate the entire bar right there in the playing field. Nice.

        • Amber says:

          Oh yeah, a packet of bacon (maybe even two, I'm not sure now!) and a carton of eggs! I think if they'd been fried I'd probably have been more appreciative! Giggling at the cooking chocolate – I'd have eaten it in one go too!

  • Mhairi says:


    Congratulations on the win, that is fantastic news.

    You deserve it, you work mega hours – and we all know cause we are always interupting when we come round.

    Well done again.


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  • Sunehra says:

    Congratulations and ew, those earrings are disgusting!

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  • Steph says:

    Congratulations! The Fashion Police is one of the highlights of my day (yes, I voted :D) and you deserved to win for working so tirelessly to bring these fashion criminals to justice. And most importantly, for facilitating my 'drool over pretty dresses' hobby.

  • Veronika says:

    congrats! I voted for you (and last year too:))

    check out my blog if you have the time:))

    <abbr>Veronika´s last blog post..Men's fashion..</abbr>

  • Hayley says:

    I'd have to agree with you and say that those earrings are absolutely hideous. And congrats on the award! I know you work really hard on the site, and so deserve it.

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  • Louise says:

    Yay a prize!! I love prizes (jury is still out on the eggs and bacon) Well done, congrats, keep up the good work etc etc :)

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    • Amber says:

      Thanks! As for the eggs, I think I can appreciate them a little more now as an adult than I did as a kid. As a kid I was probably really hoping for a My Little Pony or something!

  • Lindsay says:

    you are funny. you deserve it! .

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