A few weeks ago, whilst Emilia and I were exploring the many isles of our favourite upcycled emporium – Reverse Garbage Queensland – we were asked by Kelly (their gift shop co-ordinator) if we’d like to participate as models in an upcoming fashion show, featuring the work of sustainable and ethical fashion designers…
On Saturday night we took part in the total whirlwhind adventure that is a fashion show, and we had a damn good time! I brought along my Fuji and snapped as many behind the scenes shots as I could manage (between wardrobe changes). Click below for full photos!
It takes a lot for me to splurge on a bunch of amazing fashion pieces. I think it’s engrained deep in my head what the true consequences of purchasing and bringing things into my house/wardrobe/life are, especially since, to this day I am still dragging an overstuffed rack from market to market, selling the clothes I no longer want or wear.
That rack takes up significant space in the tiny one bedroom apartment I share with my fiancé, and having to look at it/bump into it on a daily bases has really forced the point across. I don’t NEED more things. However, if I happen to find something special, I’ve made a pact with myself to boot out a few things I no longer want (add ’em to there rack, donate them or post them for sale online) before allowing myself to make the purchase.
Having done a quick wardrobe re-jig to restore my fashion karma I am now happy to share with you the four amazing items I purchased yesterday from Swop in West End (if you haven’t been to visit them yet, I HIGHLY recommend it). The total came to $115, more than I usually spend, however considering how most of the pieces can be mixed and matched I’m pretty thrilled! Big shout out to Jamie for getting up early and being the ultimate instagram husband.
Woo hoo! I’m losing my mind with excitement today, after rushing to my closest news agency to get my paws on the latest issue of Peppermint Magazine – featuring a story about The Un-Material Girl! I wasn’t expecting a full page (Page 86 for those playing at home) and I’m super thrilled with the write up. The more exposure this project gets, the bigger the impact.
I would like to introduce you all to episode 4 – featuring local Brisbanite and ethical fashion designer extraordinaire Alice Nightingale! Alice and I share a cup of tea + chats about what ethical and sustainable fashion looks like in her world…
Want to know more about The Craft Coven and maybe join in for some super fun events Alice organises? Click HERE for more information – you won’t be disappointed.
Pop the Champagne, get the tattoo gun out, buy yourself a cheese burger – I don’t really mind how you celebrate it, but the point is it’s time to throw confetti and get it all up in your hair…. The Un-Material Girl is alive, well and about to change the way you dress and shop forever. Continue Reading