ShowTellShare Two Hundred and Thirteen

Show/Share: While I’m running the Fairfield High School fashion project with Emma, as well as organising some other *fun* projects The Social Outfit is working on; updates here may have to move to a longer weekly catch up. Still, you’ll get all the news and a *bunch* of outfits all in one go!

This is me on Tuesday last week. I met with a potential volunteer with The Social Outfit, and also caught up with my Vice Chair, David Hardie, to keep progressing our work. Just shows how much we rely on a group of supporters to get our work done. I’m so grateful too, when people show an interest in helping us out.

P1040510

Tell: Hat from Melbourne, earrings from op shop, handmade beads, ‘Sherby Fashion’ shirt from op shop, ‘Stephanie Ricaldi, Made in England’ vintage jacket gifted from Jessica, Sportscraft belt, The Social Studio silk dress gifted from Jo, retail tights, Happy Socks, Fluevog shoes from Sole Devotion.

STS 213_1

Then this is me on Thursday when the Vodafone Foundation team, and the other ‘World of Difference‘ participants came out to Fairfield High School for the day. The school was amazing as a host, and we even had our lunch catered by the school’s ‘Parents Cafe’ (a new social enterprise catering service). Fantastic food!

P1040523

Tell: Tatty Devine earrings, Vodafone scarf, Uniqlo top from Japan, The Social Studio dress, Saba belt, Fletcher Jones skirt, retail tights and socks, Fluevog shoes.

STS 213_2

Everyone from the Vodafone Foundation group came to meet the young people involved in our fashion workshop, and we shared some stories together. Plus, there was a film crew on site too; so even though I don’t have a heap of pictures to share just yet, many will be coming. I did manage to get a couple of photos of us as a group cutting out patterns, and researching fashion online.

STS 213_6

Below is the Vodafone Foundation ‘World of Difference’ team for this year. We got to welcome Kat Armstrong from the ‘Women in Prison Advocacy Network’ (WIPAN). Many of my own friends have been long-term supporters of Kat and WIPAN, so it was *brilliant* to meet with her in person and begin to work together. Then, of course, there are also the other two delightful members, Juliette from Givit, and Loren from Missing Person’s Advocacy Network (MPAN). Loren just recently filmed an information clip for Missing Person’s Week with Australian icon and actor, Debra Mailman. You can read more about everyone’s work and hopes for this year, here.

IMG_1758

There was more filming on Friday as well, so I wore my slightly re-mixed Vodafone shirt for the day. (Surprise, surprise, I’m not really a t-shirt kind a gal!) I’m actually feeling pretty shy about when the videos go public: it’s one thing for me to take my own photo a lot, but quite another when you’re recorded live with lots of talking and opinions. I hope I just make sense! Plus, I hope I can convey how much I want The Social Outfit to be a success.

P1040533

Tell: Glasses from Japan, handmade earrings, Tatty Devine ‘giant squid’ necklace, Slade cardigan from op shop, Vodafone Foundation t-shirt, Sportscraft belt, vintage Diane Freis shirt, The Social Studio silk dress, Birthday Suit leggings, retail socks, Fluevog boots.

STS 213_3

There was more work on Saturday too, so by the time it got to Sunday this last weekend, I just wanted to chill out, see some friends and enjoy this warm Sydney weather. And nothing says ‘Sunday Relaxing’ to me quite like a high-waisted denim skirt! I hope you had a *great* weekend too. xo

STS 213_5

Tell: Handmade earrings, handmade necklaces, silver necklace from op shop, ‘Leesa’ shirt from op shop, American Apparel top, The Social Studio belt, ‘Paris Blues’ denim skirt from op shop, cotton petticoat from op shop, retail tights and socks, Fluevog boots. Jenny Kee vinatge bag.

STS 213_4

ShowTellShare One Hundred and Forty-Eight

Show/Share: Today I’m off on an adventure into new suburbs, as I go to my colleague’s house to work on a academic paper for my university work. Clearly I’ve taken the theme of ‘adventure’ a little too literally: wearing cow-girl gear and *saddling up* for new surrounds! xo

Tell: Glasses from op shop, earrings from Cairns Art Gallery, queen necklace from op shop, Italian shirt from Penrith op shop, high-waisted denim skirt from op shop, leather belt borrowed from the HFO, vintage boots from op shop.

Whereas, yesterday was one of those days when I was *ready and raring to go* early in the a.m. … I was prepared for the day’s meetings, and then they progressively got cancelled as the day wore on. It’s that time of year, I think. And so it basically meant I got *dolled* up to buy my coffee locally, and then spend the day working from home. But with something new like The Social Outfit, there’s always work to do… so onwards and onwards we venture! xo

Tell: The Social Studio t-shirt, Tatty Devine bracelet as necklace, Tatty Devine zipper necklace, skirt from op shop, retail tights and Fluevog shoes.

ShowTellShare Eighty-Five

Show/Share: Just your average Monday morning then, with a high-waisted ‘Mom’ 1980s denim skirt and jazz hands…

And let’s not overlook either this *classic* 1980s cotton jacket by Australian designer Kaye Scott. Mustard. *So Good* …

Tell: Tatty Devine necklace, vintage beaded necklace from California, Kaye Scott jacket from Randwick op shop, 1980s denim skirt from op shop, Sussan skivvy from op shop, Fluevog boots, bracelet gifted by my Aunt and Uncle.