WEDDING DRESSING: LOOK 2
After sharing my first wedding dress look — here's number two! I picked up this amazing vintage Prada dress at the Women for Women carboot sale this summer for the bargain price of £50 from Vestiaire Collective. A true classic, I'm pretty sure this is something I will keep and wear forever.
If you haven't yet noticed, vintage is one of my favourite ways to shop. If I have an hour or two to kill in any city, you are bound to find me searching out vintage shops and charity shops, yard sales and boot sales, in the area. Over the years and my many travels I have found some really exciting pieces — from old festival t-shirts to unusual pieces of jewellery.
In recent years, shopping (as well as selling) online for vintage has become easier than ever before, and one of the best ways is via Vestiaire Collective, from whom I also purchased these happy yellow shoes (also Prada, incidentally!). The site gives you the opportunity to receive notifications when items you are looking for in particular are listed, so it's also a brilliant way to find archive pieces that you coveted when they were in season – which will serve you a massive helping of delayed gratification. If that wasn't enough, I find that if you pick up a classic from one of the big fashion houses second-hand, once you're done with it, and as long as it's in good condition, you can still command the same second-hand price for it by selling on these platforms again — meaning you practically got to wear it for free! And if it ends up coming back into fashion in a big way... well you might just make some profit on it too.
So without further ado, let's look at look 2!
Since 2009, Vestiaire Collective has grown from a French company to a global one with an ever-present Parisian DNA. International Vestiaire is now comprised of 6 million fashion-savvy members in over 50 countries in Europe, the United States and – soon – Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Vestiaire Collective has a carefully curated catalogue of 600,000 desirable items, which once sold are expertly checked for 100% quality and authenticity. 30,000 new items are submitted by the community of sellers every week, which enables buyers to hunt amongst over 3,200 coveted and must-have fashion pieces a day, ensuring that Vestiaire Collective is the go-to site for an excitingly unique shopping experience.
German brand Closed has been committed to ethical fashion since 1978. They originally started with denim, but over time have extended to everything from knitwear to footwear. All components of the sandals I am wearing were handmade by traditional Italian companies. Many of the manufacturers Closed works with today have been with them, and remained the same, for decades. Every step of the product line is assessed, from sourcing to testing for pollutants, to ensure every element is as sustainable as it can be.
WOLF & MOON
Wolf & Moon is a handcrafted jewellery label from British designer Hannah Davis, inspired by nature, architecture, art and design. All of the brand's jewellery is lovingly handmade in a London studio by a small team of passionate makers. Wolf & Moon only use FSC certified wood, the brand is dedicated to recycling its waste and reducing its plastic consumption.