Friday, November 29, 2013

Fashion Trash- A Brand New Blog

Now that I'm not tied to a day job it's time to take this thing seriously. For a while, the by-line of Glitter & Garbage was Fashion Trash, now it's the new home of my blog. Head on over HERE to check it out, leave me a comment, let me know what you think!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Daisies and Vintage

September's The Vintage Experience market had a Swinging Spring theme and as the Boss Lady I knew I had to dress to the occasion and go all out Flower Power! So I popped into Vintage And The City to "pick" out an outfit. 

Jumpsuit- Vintage And The City
Denim Jacket- Vintage
Belt and shoes- Mr Price
Lace socks- Babette
Headband- Claire's Accessories UK

I'm so excited for the warmer weather! Will be posting more of my favourite looks & collections from Fashion Week soon.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Gypsy Women

It's going to take me a while to work my way through all the fashion week footage- haven't even decided on my New York favourites yet & Paris kicks off tomorrow! One of my highlights from this week's Milan Fashion week was Alberta Ferretti. Delicate florals, bold florals, liquorice stripes, white, black, lace and gypsy gypsy everything! I have a weakness for the style of the Roma people of days gone by, from their wooden caravans to their headscarves, armfulls of jewelry and the spirit of their lifestyle so I loved seeing touches of this coming into play. Funnily enough this is exactly what I'd imagined Dolce & Gabbana doing this season but they ended up by more "Roma" the city than Roma the people! More on that soon. What did you think of the collection?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fedisa Men's Wear Challenge

Last week I spent lunch time in the sunshine on FEDISA's beautiful rooftop deck surrounded by a 360 degree view of the bustling city centre to view the Men's Wear creations of FEDISA's talented fashion design students.

I can't say I'm one for following Men's Wear trends, I tend to just like stuff that "looks nice" as opposed to actually knowing what is "sooo this season" for le lads. The challenge was hosted by Markhams and students had to create a range for one of 4 themes; Jungle, Tribal, Nautical or Bleached Beach. I was blown away by the level of creativity, innate sense of style and skill as well as some impressive craftsmanship. Below are some pics from my favourite collections.

Neo-Nautical- These looks are more rugged adventurer takes to the high seas than cheesy sailor or prepping rich boy goes yachting and I love the fresh take on what has become a rather cliche trend. Shades of brown and blue with denim, leather detail and strong, masculine lines were all a winner for me.

More denim paired with navy and shades of beige and caramel. LOVE the cape as well as the colourblock shirt- who knew pastels could look so manly!

Ok so I may just have a "type"- all 3 of my favourite collections had a rather similar aesthetic but that jacket with the anchor cutouts stole my heart- simply sublime!

These are a few stand-out looks from the other collections. From left- smart jungle prints for a classy yet bold look, a checkered Louis Vuitton-esque gilet was a great contrast for the army green shorts with printed hem, tribal does pirate-chic and another great cape with rugged toggles and tropical trim.

Man Bags- all the collections had to include a bag resulting in some innovative design!

Each collection also had to include an avant-garde look involving macrame/weaving/knitting. Loved the look on the left, chocolate-coloured cape (ok yes, I am obsessed with capes!) with trim reminiscent of the rigging on a pirate ship!

It's events like this that make me wish I'd studied fashion design instead of the BA I never really used. It's so exciting to know that you could be watching SA's next biggest name in fashion in the making!

What I wore- I've been keen to embrace summer's monochrome look but there is still a little chill in the air so my cropped yellow jacket ended up being the perfect cover-up!

Blouse- New Look, Leggings and Bag- Primark, Jacket- H&M, Headband- Green Sleeves Vintage

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Maybe it's something to do with the change in season, but lately I've found myself drawn to bigger, bolder, brighter and more colourful shapes and patterns and prints on everything from dresses to bags, shoes and tea towels (bought some great purple and orange dishcloths with licorice stripes from Pep Home the other day!). From Peruvian inspirations to subtle geometric waves to digital prints, the fashion world is not short on inspiration in this category!

 Mara Hoffman S/S 2014

I'm in love with the sweater on the right, would look amazing over dark blue skinny jeans!

More Mara Hoffman

Custo Barcelona S/S 2014

Emilio Pucci Pre S/S 2014

Friday, September 6, 2013

Off The Rails: Vintage And The City

Calling all vintage lovers, there's a new little gem to be found at the top of Long Street! Vintage And The City dishes up all the one-of-a-kind pre-loved treasures a girl could need to embrace her own Carrie Bradshaw quirkiness on a budget!

In addition to an impressive collection of vintage and retro clothing, the store also stocks the finds of the following local vintage labes; Aeroplane Jane, Time And A Few Moths, Riya Bella Vintage, Shirly Fint, Joy's Collectibles and Elizabeth Rose.

Best of all, they're currently having a 50% off SALE, so now would be the perfect time to do a little browsing. Here are a few pics of the store from when I popped in last week.

I wore this fun 80's style Aeroplane Jane jersey dress to last week's TVE Birthday Market- I can't believe my "baby" is a whole year already!

VATC can be found at 287 Long Street and is open Mon-Fri from 9:30 to 17:30 and on Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00. Check out their Facebook page here.
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