Tell: Green earrings gifted by Kirsten from China, Wa-Nyika pink earrings, handmade orange beaded necklace, vintage beaded necklace from Santa Barbara, The Social Studio silk dress, Estilio leather belt, 1980s ‘Maggie T‘ dress from second-hand store, retail tights and Fluevog boots.
Share: Today I met with some lovely staff within the Sydney Institute, TAFE NSW, to progress our working relationship. An important part of The Social Studio education model is the provision of TAFE-accredited, nationally-recognised training in the areas of fashion, retail and hospitality. At The Social Outfit in Sydney, we want to make sure we can also provide such integral support as well; so we’re all working hard to make it happen. Plus, I’m just a big believer in vocational and ‘on the job’ training as a key part of education and skills development here in Australia generally. So *hooray* TAFE! And in the meantime, we’ll keep progressing on our formal arrangements…
Show/Share: AndThursday… celebrating being back working on The Social Outfit in 2013. We had a planning day with Chloe and Kit to start preparing for what is sure to be busy times ahead. Naturally, I needed to be wearing The Social Studio, just to remind me of our purpose: *Doing good in a fashion…* xo
Tell: Glasses from op shop, earrings from op shop, skivvy from op shop, Faith dress from op shop, vintage Maggie T jacket from op shop, leather belt ‘borrowed’ from the First Hawaiian Officer, boots from op shop.
Share: Finding this vintage Maggie T jacket in an op shop remains a highlight in my op-shopping career. I *love* Maggie Tabberer and all she has given to Australian fashion (and I *double-love* it when her profession is encapsulated as being a “personality“!)
Later today I’m off to try and forge new partnerships for The Social Studio in Sydney; this time with an ally beside me. Wish us luck!