2012-05-30

All Thrift

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A few weeks ago my favourite thrift store, Talize, asked me to style four looks for a fashion show (video here) during the Ultimate Women's Show. I didn't know how much exposure the event goers would have had to thrift stores prior to the show, so I wanted the outfits I pulled to be accessible and fun. Basically I sat myself down and had a talk with myself. I said 'go easy on the crazy and leave the sequins alone'. 

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It was really important to me that every last detail in the outfits came from Talize; the shoes to the scarves to the bangles, everything is secondhand... I guess I wanted that thrift (humble)brag right.
All the looks were pulled from one trip to my local Talize in Hamilton. I started with a giant shopping cart of anything that caught my eye and then narrowed it down to a lot of red and navy with a healthy pinch of stripes. Keeping it all cohesive... The hardest part was finding shoes that matched both the outfits and the models' specs. It was a little like Cinderella, except no one ended up with a prince... But every model did end up with shoes that fit. And some cute, preppy outfits... if I may say so myself...

25 comments :

Natasha Fatah said...

Looks like you did a fabulous job! What a fun assignment. :)

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

newpetite said...

Gorgeous picks!! Good job indeed!

amymom24 said...

Great job! I'm sure that was a great honour:)

Rachel said...

Looks like you found some great stuff! You're making me wish we had a Talize in my neck of the woods.

Chandra said...

Love Talize! Just found myself a new Sunday outfit in one trip: blouse, skirt, shoes, purse. Definitely my favourite store!

SWF_Terra said...

You are seriously a master. Anyone who doesn't believe in the power of thrifting needs to see stores through your eyes. They will convert immediately.

Vang said...

Wow, amazing job on the outfits! Very well thought out and the clothes looked great on the models. I especially liked the red skinny jeans and the last outfit with the striped skirt and the blazer.

Rose B. said...

YOU are so gifted! I am so clueless about what looks good, etc. I should hire you for money to take my dear daughter 12 out shopping for stuff. You have a good eye for things! LOVE the choices you made. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!

Kristen said...

that is so cool!! love the outfits!!!

Van said...

You did a job well done. I wish that Talize is closer by.

brynn said...

This is amazing. I need to make a trip to Hamilton asap!

Natalya Steindler said...

I get all my clothes now a days from thrift stores so I love that you are big on thrifting too! How cool that you got to do a fashion show centered around thrifted clothes!! Cute outfits! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Jennifer said...

You did a great job!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Jennifer said...

You did a great job!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

All of them are so cute! I wish we had Talize in the states!!!

gleeps said...

Once again, we have evidence of your styling mastery. Are you the model in the final outfit, Yen? If not, she sure looks like you!

Erin said...

Wow! Great job! You definitely earn bragging rights for this feat. The shoes are the biggest win - no idea how you pulled that off. Stylist to the stars! :)

Jentine said...

Gleeps- nope. That was not I. That was the outfit I wanted to steal though;)

grunge-queen said...

Oooh, congrats, I'm envious: I used to do fashion shows for the Bay in Ottawa and since I've become a thrifting diva I've dreamed of styling a thrift fashion show! I love your preppy fun looks. When I lived in TO I heard of Talize but there wasn't one in the core, so I missed the experience, alas. :)

compradora anonima said...

you do it great, love the outfits

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