Back by popular demand... A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present a little bit of my knowledge and passion to a packed audience of more than 200 wonderful women at Queenstown's Inaugural Women's Summit, organised by Sustainable Queenstown. In my Pecha Kucha about sustainable and ethical fashion, there was a diagram that … Continue reading Buyerarchy of needs, and why I disagree with it…
Fashion Revolution week ends, but the cause doesn't. Never stop questioning who made your clothes. During Fash Rev Week, as they call it, I asked Ice breaker, a New Zealand outdoor active wear brand that specialises in Merino wool, and Everlane, a US-based online fashion retailer with strong transparency principles, about their ethics. I approached Everlane because … Continue reading What did they say?
Finished! It's been a challenge but I've loved the experience. I've also loved being reunited with my wardrobe. But I am a changed person. Here's my take on finishing the challenge. But before I kick off, I want to extend a very warm welcome to new followers to the blog. Hello! I look forward to us sharing … Continue reading Finished, Far & Wide
It's the final day of the challenge. How do I feel? Relieved. Proud. Contemplative. I'm unsure of what to wear tomorrow... I have documented the whole experience in a story for http://www.stuff.co.nz. It says it all. Have a look - there are a few lovely photos too. Celebrations tomorrow and commiserations as I say goodbye to at least three … Continue reading Last day! Tears, tears and STUFF
How am I feeling with just one week left of my Six Items Challenge? I'm getting excited to delve back into my wardrobe and rediscover my clothes. At the same time I think I'll be sad to let go of my items. And let's face it, I really will need to let go. Look at the … Continue reading One more week to go!
If, as the saying goes, a change is as good as a haircut, is a haircut as good as change? I think so. Or in my case it's as good as another item. Even though I lost a lot of locks, I gained a new look. A short bob that was so beautifully styled and … Continue reading Cuts and revelations
The Six Items Challenge allows you unlimited active wear. I was relieved when I read that disclaimer before starting the challenge, because I practice yoga and like to walk and run. Never did I think I would be in my active wear almost as much as my six items. To make my items last, or because … Continue reading Active wear, active wear. Doing stuff in my active wear
Woohoo!! I am half way through the challenge. Actually, I'm not as excited as I thought I'd be. Perhaps because I'm going through the zen phase of the Six Items Challenge. I've grown accustomed to my dress, trousers, skirt and three tops. They have become a modular uniform of sorts, and a uniform can be reassuring. You always … Continue reading Half way to Stockholm
I have this constant nagging feeling that something in my life is missing. That's because there is - a whole bunch of clothes. I go through my six items in my head and get to the end and think, surely, there must be more?! Surely... But no. Six. Six items for six weeks really isn't much. But … Continue reading The good, the bad and the…
Finally, a quiet moment to share my progress. It’s been two weeks plus a day total on my Six Items Challenge, or one week with my new six. I had morning tea with a friend today who asked how my crazy experience was going and the chat moved on to the topic of old favourites in the cupboard … Continue reading The customer is always right