A few weeks back I visited Gorgeous Gerties Vintage Emporium in Dorking, Surrey and fell instantly in love. This place is a treasure chest of shabby chic, antique and crafty gems all served up with a slice of tea and cake. In fact, the best way I can describe it is like a real life … More What’s inside Gorgeous Gerties Vintage Emporium?
I cannot think of a better time to rock some pre-loved fashion than a festival. The outfits are wilder, the colours are bolder and glitter is a staple. However, throw in some mud, booze and those toilets and it becomes a very bad idea to spend a fortune on your outfits. The solution? Second-hand! From … More Second-hand style: Festival
The best way to wear vintage and pre-loved clothing is to style key pieces with new separates or modern accessories. However, if you’re still feeling unsure as to what works with what, investing in a vintage denim jacket can be a great place to start. The trusty denim jacket is one of those wardrobe essentials … More Second-hand style: 7 ways with a denim jacket
Okay so I admit, whilst I have always admired beautiful pieces of embroidery, creating my own by hand has never really appealed to me. Maybe it’s because of the sheer amount of time it takes or possibly because most of the embroidery I saw growing up was in the old people’s home I used to … More Freehand embroidery at the Midnight Atelier
Remember a little while ago when I blogged about a patchwork quilting course I had attended at The Makery? Well lo and behold my review was actually published in this month’s Homemaker magazine!
Hands up if on Friday you took a selfie wearing your clothes inside out and posted it across social media with the hastag #whomademyclothes? If so, you are one of the millions of people who just like me, got involved in this year’s Fashion Revolution campaign. I asked Pull & Bear who made my favourite … More #whomademyclothes – did you get an answer?
On 24 April 2013, 1133 people died in the Rana Plaza catastrophe in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A further 2500 were injured. They were killed while working for familiar fashion brands in one of the many ‘accidents’ that plague the garment industry. Two years on and the demand for fast fashion continues to grow, with whole collections … More Fashion Revolution #Haulternative