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