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!
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!
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.
He also found very strange fifties promotional poster.
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!