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!

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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

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Oxblood Leather Trench Coat with Fur Collar – Vintage Opera Montreal/Peekaboo Vintage

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Oxblood Leather Trenchcoat – Vintage Opera Monreal/Peekaboo Vintage // Silk Shirt – Episode // Jeans – American Apparel // Boots – Boohoo

Part of my ReVogueing quest has recently got me trailing through a collection of fantastic vintage boutiques. Over the Christmas months Peekaboo Vintage, settled on Chiswick High Road and I found this amazing leather trench! I love its 70’s feel, its soft leather, the way it fits into my back , but most of all I love the fur collar – cosy but striking! Even though we are supposed to coming into Spring/Summer 14 now, the weather has definitely kept me in a wintery mood, and the colour of this trench coat has been the perfect way to warm an outfit up! Originally this coat was made by the 60’s brand Opera Montreal. I couldn’t find much out about this brand but saw some great pieces on eBay – check them out. 

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Boots – Boohoo

 

To stay with the 70’s vibe I dug out my favourite Boohoo platform chelsea boots! Heeled boots have been my saviour this winter and these are fantastic for casual days and party nights! They don’t have these exact ones in stock but these are my picks from this seasons choice:

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Fazia Elastic Insert Platform Chelsea Boots // Zina Black Studded Block Heel Lace Up Shoe Boots // Faiza Black Platform Chelsea Boots

Grab a pair here.

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Shirt – Episode

A must have for every female and gent’s wardrobe is a white, silk shirt. I found this one in my mum’s wardrobe! She hadn’t worn it for years and I really appreciated the detailing on the high neck; the buttons are particularly sweet.

 

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Jeans – American Apparel

Last, but certainly not least, my jeans; the American Apparel Easy Jean. They haven’t photographed well unfortunately, but these are my all time favourite fit! I have never found buying jeans a pleasurable experience but once I found these, my days of trailing around denim stores were over. They have a fantastic stretch, are high waisted so perfect for tucking shirts into or wearing with a crop top and don’t go baggy on the legs. I have them in two other colours and can’t wait to get more for the summer!! 

I hope you love this trench and outfit as much as I do! A great vintage find, combined with a wonderful discovery from my mums wardrobe and a couple of all time favourites with the boots and jeans! If you’re looking for a trench like the one I’m wearing, I found these two when I had a gander on the Peekaboo Vintage Website. The sleeves are fantastic on both! Check here for the black and here for the tan. You can also get a selection of Peekaboo Vintage in Topshop!

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Peekaboo Vintage Leather Trenches

Please let me know of any ReVogued items you are wearing!

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C xxx