Not single but ready to mingle, then.. I met her…

Dear Fair People,

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I met a dress last week. She looked (yes, a lady, no doubt) very sweet, a little sophisticated and not a bit old.

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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.¬†

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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 ūüėČ

You can win the apple-necklace from All things we like, if you

¬†1)¬†Follow the blog (type your email-adres and press at the wordpress button ‘follow’ on the right)

2) Follow Maryshoppings’store (press ‘follow on top of the page on your right)

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Dear scarf, what’s your age?

Dear Fair People,

As I pointed out earlier (FabulousFairFashion and on Maryshoppings), buying second-hand-clothing is an interesting way to shop more ethically.

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‚ÄĚ 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)

Ethical goodies : Shoes from Toms and Necklace from All Things We Like

Fast fashion that I treated well : Zebra Shirt H&M (6 years old)


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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 ūüôā

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.

XoXo

Mary

Pictures by Evy Waegeneire

Mary in the middle of an exciting summer!

Hello Fair Peopz,

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.

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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? Read this article. 

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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*

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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 :

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Me with one of the goodies! Yes there’s a Bambi involved.

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Soon avalaible at Maryshoppings!

Stay tuned for more fair fashion news..a little secret : There’s maybe a give-away coming up ūüėČ *SSShhhh*

C u soon at Maryshoppings or Fabulous Fair Fashion 

Festivalitis in Wonderland

Hi everyone,

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.¬†

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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 ūüôā¬†

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XoXo, Mary

Accessorize your day!

Hi fair ladies,

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 ūüôā¬†

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Shirt : Alchemist/ Scarf : Hellen van Berkel, available in SHOP / Geometric Necklace : Laville Jewelry /Headband : LN Knits

PS: I do laugh much more in not-photoshoot-life 

XoXo

Little Alice ūüėȬ†

Pictures by Evy Waegeneire

Big News : Webshop Launch

Dear Fair Friends,

I have great news! As of today I’m not only writing and styling fair goodies but now, you can also buy¬†them. 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! 

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Scarf in shop : Hellen van Berkel / all the styling details:  here

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XoXo

Mary

My sustainable day outfit

Hello Fair Ladies,

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 :

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Skirt & Shirt : Bloi / Shoes : Sydney Brown/ Bag : Stella Mccartney Superhero-collection / Sunglasses : Kerbholz

¬†This outfit fulfills¬†all of my dreamy perspectives of this day, I think ūüôā

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 woo¬≠den accessories that are handmade and from the finest qua¬≠lity wood. With every Kerb¬≠holz product sold they¬īre giving back to what they love by planting a tree in Central America.¬†

Have a nice, stylish and fair weekend!

Mary

‘Mooi’ : A Pretty Invitation Alert!

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‘Fashion is about beauty and the story behind fashion can be equally beautiful’

Bruno Pieters, Belgian Fashion Designer of Honest By Bruno Pieters
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If you are the owner of a fashionable heart, you know that you’re often seen as a superficial spoiled little brat without a descent look at the world.

Caring about who made your clothes and being a true fashionista can be the fact though.

I would like to invite all the (non-) believers to come and meet us at Mooi Festival in Antwerp.

What can you aspect?

* You can listen to some wise fair words from Niels Oskam (Rank A Brand), Willa Stoutenbeek (W.Green)  and a few more! This speakers will definitely rock your view on fair fashion.

* You can meet designers like with a clear, sustainable vision on fashion, they already brought their plan in action and love to pry with it on the fair. ūüėȬ†

* If you want to practice what you heard, you can buy some lovely goodies in the market

If you want to prepare what you going to wear at the festival, this app can certainly help you do it!

More sustainable apps over here.

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All you want to know about Mooi Festival, you can find over HERE

Melissa : fair shoe candy?

Goodmorning fair ladies,

There's a Brazilian brand that caught my sustainable eye :

Melissa 

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 :

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If you’re the proud owner of a tiny fashionista, I can recommend these little treasures :

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Mini Melissa Bear
Mini Memlissa Aranha VII
Mini Melissa Aranha VII

   Stay tuned the next weeks for more Melissa in my Styling files! 

XoXo

Mary