Monday, August 19, 2013

no new foes.

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living out of a suitcase has thrown me into a magnificent orbit - i am finding new & interesting ways to settle my wardrobe everyday. 

& as I have discovered we are really so fortunate to live in a day & age where anything literally goes. 

spending the last week here in "Art Deco" capital of the world, Napier, is an oggling revolt back to a wave of reality Gatsby. 

in that sense, i feel, if I so choose, I could instantaneously live in the 1920's. Or the 50's or the damn 00's. For me, this is one of the beauties of clothing, fabrics, textures & those frivolous liberties that they are.

One can certainly do as one so wishes.

So whack on your sundress, slap on your cap, & strap up your bowling shoes.

Everything I now own, is forever a friend, no longer a foe.
(warning: words of a wardrobe hoarder!)

May your heart lead you on own adventure daily & may your rags represent your light hearted attitude & buoyant spirit 

M x

Sunday, August 11, 2013

easy, rider.

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This dress plays an impossibly permeate role in my wardrobe, saved from the throws of second hand thriftory of the wild wild west of Australia. I ask myself this everytime i slip into it. Even on a summeers/winters day; how can one such item maintain such subtle levels of class yet reveal just that perfect hint of superfluous sexuality "?!!"

items like these solidify my certain such love for all things strange, futile & fabulous.

loving this process of no new clothes, & ps. so is my bank !

more over - many more adventures to come.

photos by Tejasa Halpin  

Thursday, August 1, 2013

the brown cow

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i realize the wrought irony in calling this post the brown cow.
it gives me no greater pleasure than to make overtly dim, half-baked phrases throughout, this is after all my blog.
we ate incredible vegetarian food all afternoon, no fake-steaks in sight.

matching two piece wool suit - vintage.

le jardin

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Bienvenue dans le jardin; Welcome to the garden
i actually hadnt planned on shooting this post, but so did my yellow brick road unfold, & my sister and i found ourselves wandering the coastlines of southbank, brisbane city. spending the last week in melbourne, i learnt two things; how to dress well for the winter, & how to exercise my self discipline & not shop on holiday. i promise you the latter was certainly one very very trying marathon, staying on chapel street was only to my detriment or testiment, you decide. 

never the less, we came out on top. 

vintage handwoven wool cardigan | cape on loan | dress supre | belt thrift | hand me down boots 

we we pari #

shoestring satorial

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for my first #nonewclothes post I've delved straight in the deep dark depths of my closet. 
this dress is, i am sure, a dress of the Amish culture, i picked it up from an opshop in Pittsburgh PA. Not to fault tho - it is pure wool, incredibly well made & ticks my list for total sartorial comfort. 
jacket is witchery. shoes are marco gianni. 

with love M x


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my personal saga to render, recycle & renegade against consumer society whilst maintaining a social conscience & raising awareness for women & children working in sweatshops around the globe.


A fashion blog with a conscience. #nonewclothes is a style initiative that will be launching V soon.
This little project is going to help us open our eyes, see what is in front of us already, & utilize our creativity.
I am committing to not purchasing any items of clothing for 6 months. 
I am committing to reworking the clothes I already own.
I am committing to style blogging new creations that come from working within my own means.
I am also launching this new style blog in alliance with an incredibly important cause.
I am setting up a sponsorship project where by majority of money raised will all go to charity.
I am looking to launch & encourage the recycling of clothes we already own.
Collaborating clothes swaps & designer auctions.
The possibilities are endless...

I am committed to raising awareness about the standards of living for many children & women working in sweatshops around the globe. An industry that all of us not only passively support but empower. It's incredible to think we so actively support & sport many brands that have no not an ounce of social conscience when it comes to the manufacturing of our clothes, yet would show no qualms in so lustrously promoting our own lavish ways of living. 

The Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, where fashion moguls MANGO (FYI Brand Ambassador Miranda Kerr) produced their clothes, recently collapsed killing 257 people & injuring many more. Life impairment we can not even begin to comprehend. These workers were working for less than $30 a week, in conditions that were detrimental to their lives and hundreds of family structures.

If we so choose to engage in aimless consumerism, what we must begin to understand is the cost of which we are willing to allow ignorance to fund. 

Living to exist, not existing to live.

I will endeavor to uncover more of these personal stories along the line & hopefully will gain support from the Fashion Councils, as well as from you :)

Any small amount would be accepted with great gratitude,

Please keep your hearts open & minds alert.

& dont forget .. #nonewclothes | |