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Monday, 27 June 2016

Fashion Salvage Returns

I really hate it when I have no time for blogging but sometimes life gets in the way. Things have now changed here in the UK since the EU referendum with the shock vote to leave still leaving me flabbergasted! We are now living in confusion as to what will happen but the truth of the matter is we soldier on and continue living our lives the best we can. That's all I have to say on the matter at this time.

Another big landmark for me was that I turned 40 years old this month. I'm not sure how I feel about it, I knew it was coming and I wasn't bothered, other people seem more shocked about it than I was. I'm just thinking 'yeah I am forty but that changes nothing, I still feel the same as I did a month, a year a decade ago, life just continues and hopefully gets even better!

On my 40th Birthday I thought about things I love doing and low and behold a BTR Fashion Salvage event was being held on my birthday! I dragged my friend Anne out at 9.30am on a Saturday morning and dived into the salvage bins at Bristol Textiles Recyclers. It's like rummaging through an old jumble sale, I love it, you never know what you will find.

I left with dresses, Levis, jumpsuits, retro sports items & a few crocheted blankets, all for 20 pounds!!! My friend & Fashion Salvage virgin Anne had claimed she was 'only coming to have a look, I wont buy anything' left with twice as much as me. Another happy Fashion Salvager I think!!

I promise to do a full on fashion salvage shoot and maybe I'll convince Anne to join me over the next few weeks. I am hoping to upcycle a few items before the shoot so a bit of time is needed! 
Here are a few photographs from the day and a couple of styled up fashion salvage items that I have already worn. 
Fashion Salvaging is the best!
 
 Festival inspired outfits all sourced and fashion salvaged from  Bristol Textiles Recyclers
 The BTR Bins full of wasted clothing & fabrics
 A glam 1970s original Berketex Batwing Dress
 Fashion salvaged floral shirt styled up by No Debutante


 Fashion salvaged Adidas Original vintage shorts styled up by No Debutante



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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Fashion Front Females

Pheewwwy! Turn up the heat cos the Summer has finally arrived in Bristol! Apologies for the lack of blog post but these long awaited sunny days have been taking up No Debutante's time! Here's a post that should have got up on the blog a couple of weeks ago, but it's never to celebrate all things girl fronted and Bristol Fashion.

On Thursday 26th May, No Debutante attended the The Fashion Front event at the Old Market Assembly in Bristol (great venue BTW!). The event was hosted by Eden House Women's refuge and Tail End Fashion House who together in a collaboration with Fran Rennison ran a creative project for vulnerable women across Bristol to come together and produce a fashion collection, which also featured in the fantastic catwalk show at the event. The show also featured an array of the best Bristol fashion talents including House of Junk, Neat Frontage, Puckoo Couture, Kokomo, Fix Up Look Sharp, Filthy Squirrel & Tail End. It was a fantastic and fun mix of festival style and streetwear with lots of bare skin, big prints and brilliant metallics with many wearable items that No Debutante wants/needs to own!! Well Done Bristol!


 Filthy Squirrel


 No Debutante Loves........pastel houndstooth crops and tropical print shorts

Dollar Bill

 No Debutante Loves....Bodysuit & Kimono

No Debutante Loves.....Pastel sheers and holographic leggings

 Kokomo Accessories
 No Debutante Loves...... Metallic catsuit with long tassel detail
Amazing Mermaid style details
Neat Frontage
No Debutante Loves....Fruity Bomber & sequin Bralet

No Debutante Loves....Graphic print crop & sequin hot pants
 
Puckoo Couture

No Debutante Loves......Polka-dots & Panels Bodycon!

Tail End
 No Debutante Loves......Graphic print trousers


No Debutante Loves....Sheer Maxis
House Of Junk
No Debutante Loves.....Crop Dungarees 
Palace Flophouse
No Debutante Loves....Bright Sportsluxe
No Debutante Loves.....Sheer panels


Fix Up Look Sharp
No Debutante Loves....Upcycled kids prints
No Debutante Loves.........the Fix Up Styling
 Shindig Village

No Debutante Loves.........Sequin Hoodies


The Eden House Collaboration
 No Debutante Loves......Graphic Print Panels


 No Debutante Loves............Tassled Shoulders & Glam Military Influences

The Finale


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All photography by No Debutante

Designers featured in todays post include Filthy Squirrel, Neat Frontage, Dollar Bill, Kokomo, Puckoo Couture, Tail End, House of Junk, Palace Flophouse, Fix Up Look Sharp, Shindig Village & The Eden Project Collaboration.

If you are interested in collaborating with No Debutante or getting featured on the No Debutante blog please contact me / send me a message on any of the following social networking platforms all under the No Debutante name #nodebutante


Keep up with No Debutantes OOTD posts, collabs and current fashion obsessions posted daily on all of the following. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,  Pinterest.
Thanks for checking in Fashionistas xx
ND xx


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