The Goodwill Huntingg Thrifting Guide - Giveaway

Monday, January 30, 2012

Stacey, a thrift fashion blogger from Goodwill Huntingg (not the movie, but the blog!), a freelance fashion writer, and avid shopper of second hand threads, shares her thrift store fashion secrets in her magazine The Goodwill Huntingg Thrifting Guide which is available from MagCloud at $4.20 for a print copy, (currently 25% off production costs of full-priced publications)

You can see a preview of the current winter edition magazine by clicking on the image below

Stacey's winter guide gives her readers ideas for second hand garments to look out for to keep warm and fashionable on a budget during the colder months.

Slip dresses matched with knee high boots and big jackets are my personal favourites from her winter thrift fashion magazine...

Her guides are ideal for shoppers that may be new to thrift fashion shopping, providing tips and ideas of what to look out for in relation to current trends. However, seasoned thrifters may also enjoy her thrift fashion trends and ideas too.

You can click here to visit MagCloud and purchase your copy, alternatively, I have a print copy of her magazine to giveaway to one Recycled Fashion reader. All you have to do, is leave a comment below to be in for a chance of winning, and perhaps it would be nice to pop over to Stacey's blog to take a look at her thrift fashion outfits, and stop by her facebook page too!

I'll announce and contact the winner next Friday.




DIY Refashion Inspiration

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Refashion inspiration as seen on the net this past week...

A refashioned skirt barely recognisable, and so much better than its original shirt form..

C/o Hellabella on Refashion Co-op

Painted thrifted Oxford flats, love these..

c/o two butterflies on Refashion Co-op

Sophie's weekend DIY chalk bag

Have you found any inspiring refashion projects lately? If you have any of your own DIY projects to share, don't forget to link up to Recycled Fashion Finds!


Recycled Fashion Finds #31

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Friday! Have you been thrifting or making any fashion items lately? Would you like to participate in Recycled Fashion Finds this week? That would be swell!

As seen on last week's Recycled Fashion Finds

A DIY snowflake dress by Agy

Patti is brightening up her winter outfit with a splash of vibrant pink

Missy Cupcakes Napkin-turned-apron tutorial

Liz's gorgeous thrifted paisley shirt

With more Recycled Fashion Finds right here

To join in this week, submit your link below. Click here for the rules, and don't forget to grab yourself a Recycled Fashion Finds blog badge for your blog post or side bar. Thanks readers!

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Contestant on Project Recycled

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Robin has been working hard to host the first ever "Project Upcycled" over on TShirtDiaries which commences this coming Monday.

A contest for recycling and upcycling seamstresses to transform something old and mundane, into something much more wearable and unique.

There are seven contestants, competing for the first Project Recycled winning title, with challenges each week, and contestants eliminated dependant on votes by readers. As one of the contestants for Project Recycled, I have been very busy sewing 'new' upcycled creations.

Project Recycled

Pop over to TShirtDiaries in the coming weeks to check out all Project Recycled contestants' refashioned and upcycled projects. Projects will remain anonymous, until voting has commenced each week. I do hope you'll visit, and vote for your favourites!


Variety's First Melbourne Op Shop Ball

Last year Sydney's famous faces and fashionistas frocked up for Variety’s annual ‘Op Shop Ball’, and now it is Melbourne's turn to show off those op shop frocks for a charitable cause.

Op Shop Ball

Children's charity Variety, and the Children's Nutrition and Research Centre, will be hosting the first Melbourne Op Shop Ball supporting children with special needs, on Saturday 31st March at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

The event, supported by 3AW, will be presented by media personality Denis Walter, with live performance by Tim Campbell's Band, with the dress code strictly op shop purchases!

Tickets are available to buy here $150 which includes a three course meal, drinks and entertainment.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, Saturday 31st March, 7pm till late.

Some photographs from Sydney's op shop ball:

What a fun way to raise money for a great cause, and the perfect reason to go op shopping for a new frock!


An inteview with Ethical Fashion Bloggers

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I'm honoured to be interviewed for Ethical Fashion Bloggers, special thanks to Ceri for the feature.


DIY Tie Dye

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I love a bit of tie dye, don't you? One might associate tie dye with hippie's and travelers of the 60's and 70's, frequenting festivals in their multi coloured threads.

Image c/o hlthom4

With a subtle choice of colour however, tie dye may be considered more on the bohemian side than hippie, and as Sarah Michelle Gellar shows us at the recent 2012 Golden Globes, tie dye can be glamorous too.

Sarah Michelle Gellar at Golden Globes

image c/o LATimes

Fergie in tie dye jeans

image c/o 949styleguide

Would you care for a little tie dye yourself? You could purchase tie dye clothing retail...

Vintage Tie Dye Tee $74 from Free People

...but you'd be better off with a DIY tie dye experiment, using existing garments from your wardrobe or finding some thrifty clothing pieces to play with.

On my recent visit to the trash and treasure market, I picked up a lightweight cotton top for a $1, stained on the front, perfect for tie dye.

This is not my first dye attempt, and I still have Teal RIT dye left over.

I scrunched up my top into a ball, used t-shirt yarn* to hold in place

*t-shirt yarn is made from old t-shirts, I have a heap of it around the house and use it in replace of elastic bands, there is a how-to tutorial here

Dunk in boiled hot water and RIT dye, and leave for a few hours.

Rinse out till the water runs clear, and I left my top to dry in the hot sun

*lost my head today, my face wasn't agreeing with the camera ;)

What do you think readers, should tie dye be left in the 60's? Do you like or dislike subtle shades of tie dyed clothing as seen in recent years?


The Return of Bayside Brighton Melbourne Op Shop Tour

Friday, January 20, 2012

Good news op shoppers, the Bayside Brighton Melbourne Op Shop Tour is back!

On Saturday 10th March, I shall be leading another Bayside Brighton Melbourne Op Shop Tour, taking in seven of my favourite second hand treasure shops in Melbourne's South East suburbs over the course of the day, with a refuel lunch stop in between.

We will be visiting some fabulous op shops including in Sandringham, Hampton, and of course Brighton.

Outside our first op shop; All Souls Opportunity Shop Sandringham

For anyone that may have missed it, check out last years TV filming of Melbourne Op Shop Tours last week for Coxys Big Break (Travel Show) on Channel 7 featuring yours truly. You can view the segment here
Would you like to join me on Saturday 10th March? We will commence at 9.45am in Sandringham. You can book here. I hope you can make it!


Recycled Fashion Finds #30

Have you been thrifting or making any fashion items lately? Would you like to participate in Recycled Fashion Finds this week? That would be great!

As seen on last week's Recycled Fashion Finds

c/o Missys Homemaking Adventures, who made a cape, hat and bag out of one flat sheet she picked up for $1!

The Tux Skirt

c/o Sown Brooklyn, the TUX skirt!

Style N Season's vintage newspaper print skirt purchased in Milan, Italy

More Recycled Fashion Finds from last week here

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Strange Planet Animals

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Being a lover of wildlife, I saw thegoodmachinery art pieces over at The Cool Hunter and thought what a cool DIY recycled project this could be?

Look out for plastic toys in opportunity shops, flea markets, thrift stores, car boot sales etc, grab some paint from your local craft shop, and voila. Let your animalia imagination run wild..

cat a pois - the strange planet

the golden lion

zebra - the strange planet

rhino - the strange planet