Fashion Revolution Day Event at C/159 with GARITE and Jara Wine

 

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Who Make Your Clothes? // 24.04.14 // #INSIDEOUT @FASH_REV

Who Make Your Clothes? // 24.04.14 // #INSIDEOUT @FASH_REV

Last Week on the 24th April saw the world celebrate Fashion Revolution Day, with folk wearing their clothes inside out and asking “Who Made  Your Clothes?” Set up to remember the awful catastrophe in Dkana, Banglasdesh last year, where 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex, people got together to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – we want to change and question the clothes supply chain.

I went down to the new creative retail space in Camden: C/159 to check out the event that was hosted there by Jara Wine and GARITE.

Collective - C/159

Collective – C/159

What drew me down to Camden then? Well C/159 offers creative individuals and businesses the opportunity to showcase their ideas and products in a prime location on Camden High Street. The space has been renovated using reclaimed and sustainable materials and inside; the space has been REVOGUED and thats how the retailers roll too! I really loved the space – its seriously worth a look and mooch around.

Fashion Revolution Day // Camden

Fashion Revolution Day // Camden

Jara Wine was one of the retailers who hosted the event. A brand new women’s clothing label, proudly made in London, the brand describes itself as  “dedicated to a versatile, playful and timeless style”. It was lovely to see a new collection, designed and made in London with such beautiful fabrics with Jara the designer taking inspiration from fabrics surrounding her within her everyday life. However the most attractive part of this new retailer is the fact that Jara Wine prides itself on creating “more than just an outfit, but into something to love”

Jara Wine // 159 Camden High Street

The other retailer residing in the C/159 space is the wonderful GARITE with their wonderful French Vintage Fashion. GARITE is a second hand and vintage brand, started in 2012. They  find and sell vintage treasures from France, and have a love for 70’s boho style, colourful clothes, 60’s dresses, floral patterns, chunky jewellery and la France bien sûr. I was in HEAVEN! They have so many fabulous pieces, all individual, all picked and carefully restored and at such fantastic prices!

GARITE

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With any vintage store, I always love looking at the labels inside, not only to check the brand to see if I can find the best label, but to imagine where these forgotten brands went, and to know that their clothes are still found, sold and enjoyed.

Pimkie // GARITE

Pimkie // GARITE

Juliette // GARITE

Julietta // GARITE

Their collection of shirts was amazing and I found a wonderful silk shirt for just £18 which I love and can’t wait to style and blog about! The floral and chain print is reminiscent of a Docle and Gabbana print and the buttons are punchy and striking in their own right – what do you think?

GARITE Silk Shirt

GARITE Silk Shirt

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Please check out the GARITE website and go down to the C/159 space to support this wonderful vintage brand – they have a beautiful collection.

A little surprise find at this event was the lovely Zingi Zongi, a handmade jewellery brand by a lovely lady Nikoletta. Hailing form Greece, Nikoletta collects old pictures, toys, beads, shells from home and creates unique and one off pieces! She is REVOGING gifts she collected over the years from her mother and is giving them a new life! Inspiring!

Zingi Zongi

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I could have bought so much from her but managed to restrain myself and choose one piece; this ring. I’ve been wearing it everyday since and can’t wait to see more from Zingi Zongi! I spotted a certain Vogue earring on the Facebook page, which I might need to purchase!

Zingi Zongi // C/159

Zingi Zongi // C/159

I urge everyone to support these fantastic small retailers; they certainly make me think about where my clothes are made AND are REVOGUING their hearts out!

GARITE: Facebook // Twitter // Website

Jara Wine: Facebook // Twitter // Website 

Zingi Zongi: Facebook

Thank you for having me C/159!

xxx C

Next Summer New-In Collection Event

Next New In  Summer Collection Event

 

NEXT have got it going on this season and you better make sure you don’t miss out!

Next Summer Collection

Next Summer Collection 2014

I had the great fortune to be invited to the super swanky Soho Hotel to preview NEXT’s new collection at their NEW-IN event The suite looked beautiful; pastel, tribal and floral prints popping out against the London night skyline. It was easy to feel how this collection could fit and work into my own wardrobe. With a leopard here and a swirly candy candy cane there, the atmosphere of the event fully reflected the fun and fresh appeal of the pieces.

Next New In Summer Collection. // Soho Hotel.

Next New In Summer Collection. // Soho Hotel.

The other ladies were getting their glamour on by getting their hair styled in lovely waterfall braids whilst I had my nails painted to match one of the new prints featured in the NEW-IN collection. The amazing nail artists managed to paint such details flowers on my nails and I have had so many compliments on them throughout this week!

Nails to mirror the one of the new prints in the Next New In Summer Collection

Nails to mirror the one of the new prints in the Next New In Summer Collection

Whichever trend has caught your eye this summer, NEXT’s new collection has got everything to satisfy your wandering shopping eye. Featuring fresh prints, pretty pastels, trendy espadrilles, sexy sandals and touch of jungle fever, NEXT has delightfully created a collection that features all of this summer’s key trends. But more importantly, they haven’t failed to ensure that their pieces are accessible, wearable and can slip stylishly into any lady’s wardrobe.

The swimwear captured the global and tribal prints that featured in Valentino and Pucci’s key looks this season.

Emilio Pucci                   //                         Valentino SS 14

Emilio Pucci SS 14                            //                           Valentino SS 14

As the Oscar de la Renta collection accented floral patters, the new NEXT collection sees beautiful floral bursts too, with dresses, jumpsuits and a wonderful pair of pointed stilettos.

Dolce & Gabbana SS 14 // Valentino SS14

Dolce & Gabbana SS 14                        //                      Oscar de la Renta  SS 14

Pastels pieces with pleats and in wonderful textures are a crucial part of this collection, rounding up the looks seen on the Burberry Prorsum catwalk.

Burberry Prorsum SS 14

Burberry Prorsum SS 14

For me the most clever way that NEXT have brought the catwalk to the highstreet is with their demin look floral print – this is print that I decided to go with on my nails (in the picture above!) It works wonderfully as the print for one of their key summer dresses, and brings the look of DKNY and MaxMara to a widespread audience.

DKNY SS14      // MaxMara SS14

DKNY SS14                                  //                             MaxMara SS14

Their shoe collection really impressed me; the espadrilles are a sure way to do casual but chic this summer, the pointed stiletos will take a day outfit right on into the night and a very special pair of white strappy sandals caught MY eye…. definitely on my WISH LIST (and the matching white handbag wouldn’t go a miss too!)

NEXT Summer Collection // Espadrilles

NEXT Summer Collection // Espadrilles

Next Summer Collection Shoes

Next Summer Collection //Shoe Collection

NEXT Summer Collection // White Sandals

NEXT Summer Collection // White Sandals

Next Shoe Collection // Floral Shoes

NEXT Summer Collection // Floral Shoes

An all together fabulous event, but more importantly a strong and and (i’m sure) sought after collection! Thank you for having me NEXT!

NEXT Summer New In Collection 2014

NEXT Summer New In Collection 2014