It’s the equivalent of fashion week for the thrifty inclined! Welcome to National Op Shop Week my friends. My parents taught me from a very young age the merit of second hand style. I spent the majority of my childhood hunting around antique stores, exploring op shops and vintage markets. When I started my fashion hound journey 5 years ago [Truly out of necessity because it was all I could afford] people would say… ‘Eco what!’…but now finally eco style is becoming sexy! It is my passion and purpose to spread a message of…

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    Noir et Blanc…Black and White…its everlasting wonder will never cease. The stark contrast is style personified and the simplest of routes to chic. Icons from Katherine Hepburn to Keith Richards are privy to its power and Karl Lagerfeld wears nothing but. What this mere style mortal knows however is that you don’t need a millionaire budget to create this bold impact. My entire outfit hails from op shop and vintage haute The necklace I made with my own two hands – it’s 4 second hand pieces upcycled into one knockout statement…inspired of course…

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Perfect

July 29th, 2015

Perfect for pairing with sneakers, just as perfect with a slinky stilletto…a soft drapey trench is an ideal addition to your wardrobe staples. This light weight hybrid caught my eye not only because of its unusual smoky green/grey tone but because its the kind of piece not uncommon on a resort collection catwalk. I love the way it falls and it has this fabulous feel about it. Belt it in, push the sleeves up, layer, let it skim your skin…a piece like this is perfect instant chic. Try it casually like I have or how…

Runway to Reality

July 8th, 2015

  Four thousand dollars for a poncho, ten thousand for a military jacket or a painted trench coat, that’s a lot of benjamins! While I love beautiful things, even if I had that kind of money I would strongly question my decision to spend such an amount, honestly I’d rather book a flight to my beloved NYC and do it in style! I learnt many years ago, when thrift was all I could afford, the merits of second hand swag. I’m fortunate to have a platform with Ch9 Mornings where I can share my eco…

Roll with the ponchos

June 30th, 2015

As I write this, I am literally wrapped up like an armidillo and conducting a close personal relationship with my oil heater. I love the cold weather but PS it’s really chilly at the moment and while I can layer like its a sport sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. For such moments my friends may I suggest you roll with the ponchos…it’s like wearing a blanket, totally the best thing in my opinion. I fancy mine up with clashing textures and a feature belt to highlight the waist, I adore the navajo feel of this one…