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7 reason why you should buy second-hand clothes

December 12, 2017

Growing up in Spain during the 80’s and 90’s second-hand clothes were not even part of the equation. The most someone would have had is a hand me down garment from a family member and believe me, there was nothing cool about it!! Thankfully things have changed and buying second-hand clothes is becoming easier and more acceptable. For those who I still on the fence, I have created a list of why you should be buying pre-loved clothes.

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When details matter!

December 1, 2017

In 2016 The Fashion Revolution movement proposed “Haulternatives”, how to refresh your wardrobe without having to purchase new clothes. They suggested different ways to do it, from DIY projects to renting clothes.

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The italian job!

November 20, 2017

Globalization is unfortunately destroying the social fabric of local communities and countries. Traditional costumes and jewelry are part of the cultural heritage and it is being lost as more and more people adhere to global trends and giving up their cultural identity. There is something sad about it and takes away some of the uniqueness of traveling to distant places, since wherever you go you see similar fashion looks advertised by big name high street retail stores worldwide. The irony is that high-end fashion is constantly looking for inspiration in local traditions ranging from the saree to the kilt. These looks are then re-engineered for a trendy twist on an ethnic look.

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My sister’s closet!

October 25, 2017

Have you ever thought to yourself, I would like to wear what that other person is wearing, but knowing that you will never buy that garment? I know how it feels, and that’s the reason I love borrowing clothes from my sister’s wardrobe. I get to be a new person with a completely new wardrobe without having to consume or waste natural resources and it feels great! For this occasion, I got this knitted top with a back detail to fall in love with! And you might be wondering, can it get any better? Actually, yes, it can!! I also borrowed some of my mother jewellery pieces!

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NYFW inspiration…

September 20, 2017

After the NYFW it is clear that strong colours are going to be hot next season. Colours and trends are closely related to the social and political climate in which we live, and all these strong colour are a declaration of optimism. The world is going through hard times, but we decided to stay positive and hope that things will work out for the best!

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A summer in Provence!

August 8, 2017

In 1992 Caroline of Monaco went to Provence to spend the Summer away from the press, but the press always finds away to track down sort after celebrities and her images quickly hit the tabloids worldwide. During this summer she dressed in a simple provenzale way, and pictures of her wearing a floral dress went viral. Since fashion was not that fast as it is today, it wasn’t until the following summer this became “the look” of the season. I am sure you all remember those iconic dresses from the 90’s. My mother used to have a brown bottom down version that she stitched together herself, I clearly remember her wearing it! Back then when fashion was more restricted, the garments held more meaning and value to us and became part of our earlier memories!

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