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Photo-A-Day Opshop Challenge
GROUP-RESTYLE
  • EVENT TYPE Extended Calendar Event
  • SUPPORTED BY Lotterywest
  • WHEN 1-31 August
  • ENTRY Free
Fashion Week

 

Consider yourself a vintage maven? Get creative and join the Restyle Photo-A-Day Opshop Challenge for the month of August. Be on trend for less with a bit of innovation and a lot of inspiration from our seven Restyle bloggers.

 

Meet our 2013 Restyle Bloggers…

 

 

MONIQUE

MONIQUE, 23

littlemissmonbon.com

Monique is exclusively opshopping and blogging for The Salvation Army

Blog Started: 2010

Describe your style: A mixed bag – you never know what you are going to see from one day to the next. One thing I do tend to stick to is keeping an element of fun in every outfit.

Who are your style icons? I can't say I have a style icon. I just wear what feels good to me!

Top tip for someone who hasn't opshopped before: Make sure you buy things that are easily adjusted. By easily adjusted I mean they will fit and with the addition of a belt. From my experience you are fooling yourself (and your wallet) if you think you will get around to taking that sweet little $2 dress to the tailors. There is nothing worse than owning a sad looking pile of "to be altered" items of clothing! Perhaps this is a tip for those of us who cannot sew!

Floral or Animal Print? Don't do this to me! Umm…. probably floral, it is more colourful!

 

ADELLE

ADELLE, 30

wherethestyledthingsare.com

Adelle is exclusively opshopping and blogging for Good Sammy

Blog Started: 2010

Describe your style: A little bit of everything with a grungy edge

Who are your style icons? Gwen Stefani, Courtney Love, Drew Barrymore & Lady Gaga (for her brave style)

Top tip for someone who hasn't opshopped before: Have an open mind, and be very very thorough when looking, book yourself at least 1 hour for one op shop and trawl through the treasures. Oh and don't forget to have fun!

Stripes or Polka Dots? That is like choosing between Crunchie and Maltesers! They're both very very good! Polka dots if I have to!

 

BRIGHITA

BRIGHITA, 29

thekidsareintrouble.com

Brighita is exclusively opshopping and blogging for RSPCA

Blog Started: 2011

Describe your style: Simple, classic and sometimes bordering on masculine. I'm drawn towards well tailored pieces in muted colours and believe that less is more.

Who are your style icons? Diane Kruger, Dree Hemingway, Sarah Jessica Parker

Top tip for someone who hasn't opshopped before: Be patient. Flicking through racks of what can at first appear to be uninspiring junk can turn out to be extremely rewarding. When you find that one piece that feels like it was made for you, that ah-ha moment, all the hard work pays off!

Pants or Skirts? Pants

 

ANGELINE

ANGELINE, 23

thelovethread.blogspot.com

Angeline is exclusively opshopping and blogging for Anglicare

Blog Started: 2011

Describe your style: Bright, colourful, pretty and under $50. I love bargains, I love to hunt for good deals and it's all about mix and match & creating my own look.

Who are your style icons? Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl, Victoria Beckham, Rita Ora, Solange Knowles & Miroslava Duma.

Top tip for someone who hasn't opshopped before: Take your time, patience is definitely needed when you go opshopping, the best stuff tends to hide between the racks. So make sure to have a good look around the place before heading to the cashier. Oh and I think taking someone to shop with you is important as an extra set of eyes looking out for bargains helps and makes it fun!

Denim or Leather? Definitely denim!

 

NADINE

NADINE, 24

moderngirlsinvintagepearls.blogspot.com

Nadine is exclusively opshopping and blogging for Australian Red Cross

Blog Started: 2011

Describe your style: Classical with a twist

Who are your style icons? Miroslava Duma

Top tip for someone who hasn't opshopped before: If you really want to find the perfect piece you have to be patient and look thoroughly, the best pieces are often hidden!

Heels or Flats? Heels of course!

 

EMILY

EMILY, 30

vintagechic.net.au

Emily is exclusively opshopping and blogging for Save the Children

Blog Started: 2010

Describe your style: It's hard to describe as I don't tend to stick to one style! My look changes every day.

Who are your style icons? I have so many! At the moment I'm loving Cara Delevingne and Elena Perminova and always love what the Olsen twins do, just to name a few.

Top tip for someone who hasn't opshopped before: Be patient! It can take a lot of digging before you find something you love!

Neon or Pastel? I have big love for pastels!

 

CLAIRE

CLAIRE, 26

the-harbour-master.com

Claire is exclusively opshopping and blogging for Vinnies

Blog Started: 2009

Describe your style: I try to dress with a focus on refined construction, fabrication & fit…but like looking lo-fi & funky offish! My style is contemporary with historical values, I try to put an unexpected spin on classics.

Who are your style icons? Susie Bubble, Diane Kruger, Isabella Blow

Top tip for someone who hasn't opshopped before: Look out for quality fabrics and interesting embellishments – remember that most stains come out and don't be afraid to alter things to fit you better!

Black or Colour? Black…5 years in Melbourne engrained black into my style conscience!

 

WANT TO PLAY ALONG?

Perth Fashion Festival dares you to join our 2013 Restyle bloggers in the Photo-a-Day Opshop Challenge – a style project celebrating opshopping. To join in, check the daily style prompt on the list below then opshop and wear it your way. Share your daily opshop outfit on your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or blog. Remember to hashtag #Restyle2013!

 

2013 RESTYLE