I met a dress last week. She looked (yes, a lady, no doubt) very sweet, a little sophisticated and not a bit old.
Well actually, she was. The lady is 30 years old.
I met her at a homesale from Fabulous Fair Fashion last week, when I snooped in the 2nd- hand department. There she was : 30 years old, the only one of her kind, so single and ready to mingle! What can I say?
With my crib in the eighties.. I feel there’s a connection. I now wear her with love, a naughty apple and vintage kitten heels that I’ve bought at DOEK pop-up.
Well now, I have good news for all you fair ladies out there.. the dress..well I hold on to that one for a while but the apple..hmm not so sure, I think I let another fashionista steal that thunder 😉
You can win the apple-necklace from All things we like, if you
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I learned from ‘Repair if you Care’ (this site) that there’s a difference between the technical durability of a product and the economical feasibility. “Repair if you Care” focusses mostly on the repair of electronical equipment but they also provide information about other products like clothing.
The time that clothing “lives inside your closet” is approximately 1 to 4 years.
The time that clothing “actually lives” is a lot longer; certainly if you’re into slow fashion. How clothes are made is an important factor that contributes to the durability but also how they are taking care of. To prove this, I styled an outfit with slow fashion as a first and a second owner, a fast fashion item I treated well and some ethical goodies that are made from sustainable materials or that have served for a good cause.
2nd Hand : Melon shirt & Silk Scarf La Perla
Slow fashion : Satin Black trousers from Patrizia Pepe (5 years old)
Fast fashion that I treated well : Zebra Shirt H&M (6 years old)
When I was shopping in Brussels at my favorite high-end-2nd-hand-store Isabelle Bajart, I saw this melon colored silk scarf. It felt so soft and light and I had to give this beauty a 2nd life. Well now she’s living it partly inside my closet, but luckily, mostly out of it 🙂
I don’t know how old you are, dear scarf, and I don’t know your story. I can only promise you a new one.
At Maryshoppings, we're starting a busy summer full of new excited stuff, I'll give you a peek.
In June, I had to embrace a new collaboration. A fine webshop from Amsterdam with a conscious fair heart was in need of a blogster with the same (styling) view on the world..et voila : A united fair team was born!
Every week, I’m writing a Dutch fair piece for this lovely shop.
A couple of weeks later, another collaboration became clear : Pernilla from the Swedish Fashionblog Ecosphere asked me about what I taught was a fair outfit..once again you can view my choice in the picture underneath. Want to read why? Readthis article.
In the meanwhile, sales has started on the webshop!
I have to deal with a weird sales-customer lately, he buys sunglasses but seems to think it is a scarf *confused*
With a new fashion season coming up, Maryshoppings’webshop is in happy expectation of some fine new labels. Meet the handmade jewelry- and accessory goodies from MIMZ and the wooden treasures of WEWOOD :
Last weekend I’ve been invited by the great woodlover-guys from Kerbholz to a mystery location in Cologne, also known as ‘Wonderland’ (Yeah I’m still in the Alice-vibe). They organized a little festival on a private location.
You name it, I’ve seen it!
A wooden pony, a crashed airplane, a crane, an old Volkswagen-van, a unicorn and dinosaurs everywhere..
As a proof, I took pictures, enjoy this fairy world, I did to 🙂
I’m here to brighten your day with some great accessories.
I wore plain black pants with a white shirt + lovely Alice in Wonderland- Quote (yes I still feel the little Alice in me sometimes) and accessorized it with a headband, a scarf and a geometric necklace.
Enjoy ladies 🙂
Shirt : Alchemist/ Scarf : Hellen van Berkel, available in SHOP / Geometric Necklace : Laville Jewelry /Headband : LN Knits
I have great news! As of today I’m not only writing and styling fair goodies but now, you can also buythem. Uhu that’s right, I fell so much in love with some of the great stuff that I’ve styled that I wanted to offer them to a bigger public, yes : to YOU!
Stay tuned for great deals, goodies to win and of course : styling tips!
You can find a sneak peak of my loved ones in past styling posts underneath. Just click on the picture to go straight to the shop!
Scarf in shop : Hellen van Berkel / all the styling details:here
Scarf in shop : Hellen van Berkel / all the styling details here
Scarfs in shop : Hellen van Berkel /Sunglasses : Kerbholz / all the styling details :hereand here
I’m in the mood for a light outfit to go shopping, drinking coffee, chat with my friends for hours…(I’m getting a little dreamy here..) but one that can also make an appearance at the work floor.
I came up with this fair combination :
This outfit fulfills all of my dreamy perspectives of this day, I think 🙂
And Why are these labels fair?
Bloi: This is an ecological and ethical fashion brand: clothing manufactured in Barcelona with ecological fabrics and utilizing ethical production processes.
Sydney Brown : This is a luxury footwear label offering a unique combination of dynamic design with an ethical and sustainable production.
Stella McCartney: This is a high-end label that has a company policy to work ethically. The brand does not everything well but they certainly try.
Kerbholz : This label stands for wooden accessories that are handmade and from the finest quality wood. With every Kerbholz product sold they´re giving back to what they love by planting a tree in Central America.
There's a Brazilian brand that caught my sustainable eye :
The brand collaborates with several big designers (Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, etc.) and thanks his fame mostly to the popular designs from these high-end collaborations.
Melissa mainly uses PVC. The use of this material is responsible for the characteristic image of her shoes making them very recognizable.
Melissa shoes are non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, cruelty-free, and vegan.
While the use of PVC is not recognized by everyone as an eco-friendly material, it is clear that Melissa still put lots of efforts into it to make it more so. You can read the good and the bad in this article by Ecosalon.
While the use of PVC is not recognized by everyone as an eco-friendly material, it is clear that Melissa still put lots of efforts into it to make it so. You can read the good and the bad in this article by ecosalon.
I’m happy to show you my favorites of their store at this moment :
If you’re the proud owner of a tiny fashionista, I can recommend these little treasures :
Stay tuned the next weeks for more Melissa in my Styling files!