Friday, October 28, 2011
Click here for last week's submissions
I also want to acknowledge Threadsquare and Not Dead Yet Style for awarding me a tell me about yourself, and versatile blogger award, you are both amazing, and I thank you ♥
DIY Tie-Dye Wrap Blouse
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Based on a vintage advert for "wrapped cloth" in the LIFE Archives, Whitney created her own DIY wrap blouse from her grandmothers old skirt..
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Second-hand sequin love.....
Vintage 80s Sequined Short Sleeve Top with Callas Flowers
Vintage 70s Sequined Black Sleeveless Tunic Top
Vintage 80s glam BEADED SEQUIN SILK Chevron striped Scala top xs-s
Early 1920's art deco beaded handbag
A Sustainable Wedding
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The couple were married in the heritage listed NSW town of Braidwood last month. Sarah wore a spectacular dress made of second hand doilies created by Canberra based textile artist Chris McIntosh, and her husband, Liam, wore a suit from the local op shop in Quenbeyan.
Sarah's Bridesmaid wore a dress she purchased from eBay
And they pedaled away to their accommodation after the reception, in two bikes salvaged and refurbished from the tip.
Sarah and Liam were recently interviewed for Woman's Day magazine for their sustainable wedding (article appearing soon)
Way to go!
Variety Op Shop Ball
Monday, October 24, 2011
Frock Up for Variety’s Annual ‘Op Shop Ball’
Over two-hundred celebrities, drag queens and socialites converge on Sky Venue (top of Sydney Tower) for the hottest fundraiser of the year - Variety’s ninth annual ‘Op Shop Ball’.
Far from your average charity benefit, revellers donned their most fashionable charity shop finds, striking a pose on the red carpet to raise funds for sick, disadvantaged and special needs children.
Hosted by TV and radio presenter, Lizzy Lovette, and other well-known faces donning their pre-loved, over 250 party-goers joined in the celebrations, raising over $20,000 for a worthwhile cause.
The best part of the night, apart from complimentary cocktails, canapes DJ's and musicians to entertain? The evening was all about having fun and getting dressed up in your most glamorous op shop outfit, with the crown of Mr & Miss Op Shop awarded on the night.
What a fun night, and a great cause! Here are some photographs of the night that have been sent my way:
Did any Recycled Fashion readers attend the Variety Op Shop Ball? I'd love to hear from you. (and see your outfit!)
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Pillowcase Top #2
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Pillowcase #2 has been waiting for a summertime creation, I bought it for 50c in my local op shop during the winter. To complete my top, I managed to find elastic and lace from the same op shop as the original pillowcase purchase. $2.
A handmade pillowcase, there are no labels, and the edges were not finished. I'm not entirely convinced it was ever used as a pillowcase, but certainly had the shape of one.
Hat as seen here
Lace shoulder bow
Sweaters for Penguins
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Skeinz, a yarn store in New Zealand, put a call out to knitters worldwide on 11 October, to knit sweaters for penguins affected by the New Zealand Oil Spill
"As you may be aware the oil spill & potential disastrous effects to wildlife & environment off the coast of Tauranga is frightening. A small number of little blue penguins have already been caught in the oil spilled to date with growing fears that more will be effected. Skeinz has been asked to help with the penguin relief by knitting small Penguin PJ’s to help protect the birds & prevent them from preening their feather & ingesting the toxic oil."
Quote from The Yarn Kitchen; Skeinz blog
|The TV3 Cameraman c/o Skeinz blog The Yarn Kitchen|
and soon after "we do have critical mass of jumpers"!
A heartwarming story, related to such a tragic event.
A recap of last week's submissions.
by adjusting the bust and adding doilies - so pretty
Style N Season's skirt
A beautiful peasant skirt: old, cut short from ankle-length
Glamorous Without The Guilt's fantastic winter boots