Sunday, November 20, 2011

reflect. op shop pt 1.

wearing: vintage top, american apparel skirt, fendi shoes, nars funny face lipstick
love these photos regardless of the fact that we didn't really feature the whole outfit too well (that's what happens when you try to use a 50mm lens for everything). but the sun peering through the window on to the mirror was pretty gorgeous. these shoes i bought in paris from one of the vintage stores there. it was pretty amazing going through everything. i could have bought so much! but of course, money was an object. but seriously. i can't wait to go back. i'll be so prepared for it!
so i've decided to do a little bit of a series featuring a new item of clothing from the op shop each post. my last post had it, and i realised i have a few awesome things to show you, so i'll do it all at once. i'll show you some alterations i've made to them also. i find it so fun going in to the stores and having to search through everything to find those items that you just saw in vogue but for $4. or thinking how you can cut off the sleeves and take in the side or shorten it (in my case, mainly shorten haha). so i'll share with you some of the process. hope it inspires you to get over the fear of wearing someone else's clothing and get creative. and if that's not incentive enough, buying from the op shop really is a charitable thing to do. good sammy's (where i purchased this top) give opportunities for people with disabilities to be employed, and really help local communities and homeless people, so it's a great place to put your money in to. fashion for society. i like it.
dan xx

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