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” 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 BajartI 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.

XoXo

Mary

Pictures by Evy Waegeneire

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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 🙂 

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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 😉 

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

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XoXo

Mary

Sneak Peek of a Great Winter Munsel Tale..

Dear Fair ladies,

I know that spring is in town but with the rainy weekend behind us and *ow yeah* a big bouncing fashion heart, you know it’s not that hard to think about the upcoming winter collection, am I right?

Take a sneak peek of Barbara Munsels‘ sustainable zero-waste winter collection 2015-2016 and enjoy this great winter tale!

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Though I like the entire collection, I do have some favorites :

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That coat….that dress..am I still breathing?

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Pictures by Lieke Romeijn

For those of you who haven’t yet met this impressive lady, read my interview HERE.  I also like to refer you to this wonderful blogpost on DAFNE where you can read that Barbara is on a first-name base with all her production workers!

I don’t know about you but I don’t mind the rainy weather cause in my tale everything, in the end, will be great 😉

What’s going on underneath the cape?

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Dear Fair friends, 

The different capes on the picture are the result of the neat sawing work of social sewing workplace ‘T Godhuishammeke’ in Ghent and they will be used at the fashion show that takes place at 15.45u on the FairFashionFestival in the MIAT in Ghent.

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Jumping Stylists!

As you can see, the stylists are eager to show off the results of our fair styling skills underneath the capes.. Are you curious how the capes will be used and mostly : what lies underneath?

Then…..

Consider yourself invited!

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Pictures by Jan Lietaert

Stylists on the picture : Kaat Meys, Machteld Vervaet, Stefanie Carrijn

FairFashionFestival : The Styling Teasers

Dear Fair Ladies and Gentlemen,

Who’s ready for the FairFashionFestival in Ghent?

These models are!

Styled, prepped and ready to shine on the runway..or do I have to say : stairs?

Enjoy a little eye candy in sneak preview..

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Model : Eveline Versluys
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Model : Jorunn Dieleman
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Model : Jesse Vanden Eynde
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Model : Iris Deklerck
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Modellen : Johannes Obers & Jolien de Kinderen
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The details of the styling will follow soon after the show on the 1st of March.

Pictures by Jan Lietaert

Styling by Machteld Vervaet, Kaat Meys and Stefanie Carrijn (aka Mary 😉 )

Hello addiction, always nice to meet again..

In my humble opinion :

One should always start their every-day-styling with proper attention for lingerie. It makes your clothes looks nicer and most important : it makes you feel better.

In that mindset, I admit that I have a very full little closet 😉

This week my fair treasurehunt brought me to the lovely ethical designer   Stella McCartney with this sweet thing :

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I looove the combination between sweet, playful and sophisticated
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It feels so soft!

FullSizeRender[2]In this Valentine month, I guess there will be much more treasurehunting for the little closet so if you’re a fair lady like me or a fair man with a plan, you might find some sweetness over here :

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La fille d’oh : Belgian!

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Clare Bare

Brook There

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A couple of my personal favorites :

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Brook There  : Cosy but stylish!
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ClareBare : Soft & Sexy
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ClareBare : Wonderful bottoms!
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ClareBare : Sweet Chic
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Luva Huva : sophisticated and beautiful!
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Stella McCartney : no words needed, no sleep either…
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Luva Huva : Red lace but so classy..

So I hope you now know that there are plenty of ethical, beautiful and soft materials out there to spoil yourself with or maybe, in this month, being spoiled with 😉

Have a happy and gorgeous Valentine everyone!