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Orange, Green and Ethical

Orange and green
United nude shoes
Orange and green
Orange and green
My cloud designs bag

Outfit stats: * vintage dress – second hand shop in Berlin * shoes – United Nude, bought in Amsterdam * brooch – I made it * bag – My Cloud designs on etsy *

I recently joined Ethical Fashion Bloggers, a new network started by Ceri of Style Eyes. The first ever challenge of the group is to post an ethical outfit inspired by the catwalk trends for Autumn Winter 11. Since I have no idea what the trends are, and I had a couple of photos stored up from before all the blog move kerfuffle, and 99.9% of my outfits have at least one ethical (pre-used, fairtrade or handmade) thing in them I decided to start with the outfits and find a trend that fits them instead. I know, cheeky!

I had a little google for AW trends and it turns out that it is really hard to find anything recent about AW trends, because all the fashion weeks just now were about Spring-Summer! It’s crazy, this world of fashion! On the Glamour magazine website I found a slideshow of trends which was labelled autumn winter trends, and started up pretty autumny but quickly deteriorated into summer stuff. So these may or may not be AW11 trends!

Anyway, the trends are Orange and Sixties. Sixties is pretty much always a trend, isn’t it. This time round it seems to be a more ladylike, Betty Draper version of the Sixties, which this outfit really isn’t. But at least that dress is actually from the sixties!

orange trend

60s trend

UPDATE: I also discovered today that it’s Everybody, Everywear, where the theme this year is coloured tights. How lucky for me, because I have coloured tights outfits aplenty and this is no exception! I managed to squeeze a random outfit into two separate challenges, whee!

Everybody, Everywear: Colored Tights

I wore this to a ‘Cheese and Wine’ night we were having, where we were playing cheesy music out guests chose on You Tube through the TV. I am resisting the urge to embed lots of videos here now! I will show you the little flyer Dave made for the party though.

Cheese and Wine flyer

He also found very strange fifties promotional poster.

Cheese and Wine Flyer

This caused him to send out the following email to all invitees as a reminder. I have indeed married a madman!

This poster is a reminder that too much cheese consumption could result in you transforming into a strange 50s child cheese vampire*. However, it also raises the important point that the rate of cheese consumption is proportional to victory (over what is yet to be determined). This raises several questions that you need to think seriously about before proceeding in cheese consumption: How much do you want victory? Are you willing to risk the transformation into a cheese vampire in order for victory to be possible? Has Franca married a mad man?

If you are willing to take the risk we’ll be seeing you on Saturday. If I’ve scared you off with my ramblings, then all the more cheese for me. Huzah!

*Scary 50s child cheese vampire disease, also known as S5CCV, is currently incurable. Early onset of the disorder is characterised by vivid dreams shortly after excessive cheese consumption. Often, if alcoholic beverages are consumed with the cheese (as is normal) the disease may manifest itself the next day in the form of a headache, an upset stomach and a feeling in your mouth of having eaten a carpet the night before. Some say that the hair of the mouse the next day will slow down onset of S5CCV, but this is yet to be proven.

Somebody brought a brain made out of Gorgonzola cheese in response to this. It was a fun night!

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  • Libertad 7 November 2011, 8:49 am

    I must say that dress is gorgeous! I love green, and with orange makes one of the most happier combinations! Yaw for vintage dresses!
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  • jacqueline 7 November 2011, 10:28 am

    This is amazing, the dress is totally cute! I hope you had fun at your cheese and wine night ^^
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  • Lizzy 7 November 2011, 11:41 am

    Your post made me laugh out loud.. in a silent office. Oops! Yes, you probably have married a mad man, but all the best partners are completely insane. I speak from experience…. Your boots are amazing, psychedelic stripy awesomeness :).
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  • Vix 7 November 2011, 12:41 pm

    One of my most favourite outfits of yours ever! That tunic top is glorious!
    I’m struggling with the challenge. I haven’t the slightest clue about fashion or catwalk trends. x
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  • Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog 7 November 2011, 12:47 pm

    Hi Franca

    Thankyou so much for entering the challenge. I love the colours in your outfit , amazing tights and shoes! I can’t get enough of the sixties trend this winter.

    The cheese and wine evening sounds fun.
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  • Emily McIntyre 7 November 2011, 4:45 pm

    What an incredible evening idea! I loved the outfit (particularly the tights/shoes combo-an elfish match) and your husband’s email is witty indeed.
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  • Maven 7 November 2011, 4:54 pm

    I already said as much on flickr, but this is def. one of my favorite outfits of yours. So cute! Spectacular color combo! And ethical to boot. Huzzah!
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  • Lorena 7 November 2011, 8:26 pm

    That cheesy girl creeps me out !
    I like your outfit and most importantly the ethical part of it.
    I have never thought of dressing ethical – although it makes all the sense in the world.

  • Desiree 8 November 2011, 12:52 am

    Hooray to Dave for getting into the cheesy mood – love it! I’m lost for words at this amazing green dress, which simply has me buckling at the knees with the red tights and those gorgeous shoes!! I know what you mean about wanting to bombard everyone with YouTube vids:) xo

  • Kati 8 November 2011, 2:08 am

    AH those fliers are so amazing! And Babybels may be a sad excuse for a cheese, but I have to admit I’m a tad addicted…Also, I am really flipping out over those shoes too, so so cute – and of course that dress. Love the whole look!
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  • Gracey at Fashion For Giants 8 November 2011, 8:01 pm

    Your new husband is clearly as awesome as you are because those flyers are brilliant and so is your outfit.
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  • Anjali 8 November 2011, 8:01 pm

    Found your blog through Everybody Everywhere today. I love your outfit! The colors and pattern of the tunic are amazing and so are those shoes!

  • Helen F 8 November 2011, 9:02 pm

    I just cried laughing reading that email! Hilarious! Your shoes are crazy and awesome
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  • Megan Mae 9 November 2011, 1:08 am

    This color pairing is gorgeous, and those united nude shoes could not be more perfect!
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  • Jean of all Trades 9 November 2011, 6:13 am

    I love the green and orange! Lucky for you that you got to meet two challenges in one post!

  • brett 9 November 2011, 9:21 pm

    thanks for stopping by my blog
    loving the retro vibe here
    orange and green… great combo and i will have to try it out myself soon
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  • Cathy@Vanity of Vanities 8 December 2011, 5:50 am

    Definitely love your shoes and dress! The tights are also good as a mix and match to the outfit. So chic and stylish, eh.

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  • Bella Q 2 October 2012, 9:41 pm

    A year later- still on trend. You’re right:60’s ate always trending just watching
    Spring 2013 and 60s influencing Prada, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Marni, Etc. you look gorgeous! The saturated Coles and THOSE shoes! Bargain at any price! Xo
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