I was a winner in Ceri's Ethical outfit competition last month and got £50 to spend on up-cycled fashion from Grassroots.
Fashion? I know, fashion and I aren't exactly natural bedfellows but combined with some retro clobber and a heap of my trademark ethnic jewellery even the trendiest of clothes can be given the Vintage Vix vibe.
|Worn with some bell-bottoms I made from a 1950s jumble sale curtain, a heap of tribal jewellery, a 1960s chain belt from Helga the Great and my £1 car boot sale platforms.|
First off, this 1990s leather-trimmed grunge crop top. Don't tell the age police there's a 45-and-a-half year old flashing her midriff, will you? Not that they'll find me, I'm housebound yet again as it's peeing it down.
This Bollywood pink tie-dyed cotton top was my second item.
|Worn with 1970s crimplene maxi (from Helga)) & a huge gypsy choker made by the Lamani tribe from Karnataka|
The armholes make it far less irritating to wear than a shawl.
Fabulously & cleverly made and delivered within 24 hours of me placing an order, you can't get better than that. As Grassroots sell one-off revamped second-hand clobber there's no chance of bumping into anyone else wearing the same, just like when you wear vintage clothes.
|Worn with a 1960s catsuit (courtesy of Sarah Misfit) and yet more tribal tat bought from markets in India|
I tried out some of the job lot of 1960s cosmetics I bought for 25p from last weeks' car boot sale in this post- Leichner Brick Red & Carmine Red crayons on my cheeks, white Leichner highlighting crayon on my brow bones, Number 17 "Olive" colour crayon and Number Seven "Sweet Mango" matt lipstick. I shaved their tops off with a knife to remove any surface dirt and they went one just fine despite being as old as I am.
See you soon (unless I develop bubonic plague or my face falls off in the mean time)!