Thursday, 19 December 2013
The text to accompany these photos can be found in this piece I wrote for Guardian Students on alternative ways to source a festive outfit, from customising old clothes to swapping with friends. My own favourite find for this year is a vintage taffeta skirt from Reign in Cowley, Oxford. Here worn with various vintage and second hand accessories, the stripes and length call to mind a Victorian circus. It was such a joy to return to the playfulness of packing a large basket full of clothes and jewellery to suspend from (still growing) Christmas trees. We had to tramp across several fields, wrapped up in many layers, to reach the plantation - all the while listening out for the sound of tractors or landrovers heading in to chop down a few more for the festive market.
Talking of unsustainable consumerism, Izzy wrote this wonderful post questioning buying habits and the power of an individual's action.
I hope your next week is filled with food, family, friends, warmth, laughter, parties and long walks.