Hello everyone and a big thank you for all the lovely comments on my return post after my little break. It really is the connections we share with like minded souls that makes blogging so special.
This week I have had some fun taking part in a style challenge on Instagram. The challenge was partly organised by Lupe Castro , a digital creator with the most amazing vintage collection , who is based in the Canary Islands. We connected on Instagram over problems with red hair colour last year.
This style challenge was different to many as it was using sustainable fashion – be it vintage, in your wardrobe, secondhand or borrowed, picked up in a swap or sustainability sourced.
The challenge goes for three days , each with a different theme . I thought why not have some fun with this and get my creative juices flowing.
Day 1 was Rythm Nation Vibration – Janet Jackson. To be honest I new nothing about this until I viewed the online video. ( I must live under a rock I believe this was very popular). She used a strong monochrome military look to add weight to the message in the lyrics.
This was my version – a recycled Harry Who jacket , Moyuru skirt, leather fingerless gloves, old Paco Herrero boots , vintage black wool cap , sunnies and earrings.
Day two – Labeless High Fashion – a nod to ” Gucci Fest” , a seven day long film festival from November 2020 with a seven part collaboration with Gucci and director Gus Van Sant.
Each day came with notes and for this one it was – Although Satorial style is structured and unemotional when a woman puts in her feminine it becomes an extremely powerful look.
Not sure if that’s what I achieved but I had fun with this one.
I don’t own a suit as such so my Rundholz jacket and Moyuru pants were my substitute paired with a white shirt and tie borrowed from John. I added my new white boots that I bought recently in Melbourne. The boots are from Prestonzly , made and designed in Melbourne and I class them as sustainable as I will be loving and wearing them forever.
The accessories for the look included (in the first photo) a recycled snakeskin look clutch , red leather gloves from my collection , dangly ear rings, my green , black and white reading glasses and this vintage black top hat. I had been on the hunt for a vintage top hat that actually fitted me for ages so you can imagine my joy when this one appeared at Red Fox Vintage early this year.
Day Three – Supper Glam – Classic Old Hollywood Style with luxurious fabrics like silk and satin in form fitting gowns . I am not one to own let alone wear slinky gowns so I made this my own.
My version of Hollywood glam – Joseph Ribkof sequin top and Sarah Paccini skirt ( my outfit for my son’s wedding in 2016) topped with a vintage ostrich feather jacket.
I added a fancy sparkly necklace ( a recycle find last year) , lace black gloves , suede boots and a little cocktail by Tasmanian milliner , Susan McArthur .
I had a lot of fun putting these looks together and it really has made me more aware of the endless combinations existing in my wardrobe.
As a postscript to last weeks post I was contacted during the week through Instagram by Susan McArthur (who made the hat above) that she had owned the mustard jacket and told me it was originally a coat that she made into a jacket . I was really chuffed to know its origins.
Joing Gail for Wow on Wednesday, Jacqui at Mummabystylish and Nancy for Fancy Friday.