Tuesday, 19 March 2013

VINTAGE REVIVED

Do you share my sentiment about stacking things away that become dated because the shape is out of "season", yet you cannot discard it perhaps because it is a good piece of clothing? I tend to gravitate towards buying pieces that are going to last longer than just one season, and try to invest in more timeless items, especially if it is made of good quality fabric and keeps it's shape, no matter how many times you send it to the dry cleaners. I have also discovered that putting it in the tumble dryer on low heat with laundry softener sheets, revives clothes without spending exorbitant amounts of money on dry cleaning. I would not do this with an expensive piece though, but for ordinary pieces worn once, it gives an instant lift. The jacket worn below is made of a soft mock suede, and was purchased a considerable while ago at Queenspark. I revived if from the "archives" and gave it a lift by turning the collar up, almost like a Nero collar, and giving it a good old steam cleaning, worn with Orange, the colour of my mood today, vibrant, zesty and energetic! Hope it rubs off on you all! The messy bun was in the spirit of being casual today. The bun holder can be bought from Accessorise, I used the large bun for this messy hairdo. You simply make a pony tail, slip the bun over the ponytail, distribute the hair equally, and voila! Tip- do not look in the mirror when you style your bun to get this effect!
 

Jacket - Queenspark (old)
Baggy Chinos - H & M (old)
Top - Wallis
Shoes - Studio W at Woolworths
Silver neck piece - Siem Reap Market, Cambodia
Sunglasses -  Ray Ban
Bag - Mango (old)