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My look of the day is based around a jacket I designed and made from a vintage tartan skirt, and cream linen dress and a recycled heavy checked cotton.
The whole story around my look is about up-cycling old garments and turning them into a new wearable garment- based on the Make do and Mend campaign as we currently live in a throwaway society. Because we live in a society that rushes out to the hight street as soon as something gets worn down or 'too old', or for the simple fact that they have worn it 'too' many times, hundreds and thousands of tones of clothing get thrown into landfills all over the world everyday. Doesn't that seem like a waste to you? I'm not saying that we should go back to rationing clothes, however reducing the amount we buy wouldn't hurt anyone would it?
Being in a community surrounded by amazing fashion bloggers, designers, stylists etc... Isn't it much more satisfying brining your your creativity to a whole new level, by up-cycling the clothes you were going to throw out or simply darning a hole or sewing a button onto a jumper, then buying a new one?
With the jacket I have made, I have styled it with a vintage short sleeve blouse, with a small cutaway detail at the front, a pair of black skinny jeans, a vintage black and gold flocked belt and a gold chain necklace with black and silver diamante's.