Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Kind Events: Fashion Hound's VIP Thrift Shopping Event #3

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of combining a few of my favourite things - thrift shopping, catching up with friends and giving back to the community - thanks to Faye De Lanty's 3rd VIP Thrift Shopping Event!


Catching up with Faye de Lanty and Ryan Collins for shopping and a good cause!
Photo: (c)
Bryan Marden

Held at the Red Cross Shop in Rozelle, Sydney, proceeds from the night's shopping go directly toward the amazing programs run by the Australian Red Cross


Red Cross stores sell fab recycled and new goods to raise funds for the everyday work of Australian Red Cross. Photo: (c) Ryan Collins

TV Presenter and sustainable fashion advocate Faye (also known as the Fashion Hound) has created this series of deluxe thrift shopping nights to show how fabulous 2nd hand fashion can be! During the evening Faye demonstrated her penchant for celebrity styling using items from in-store. 

This model has been given the Gwyneth Paltrow treatment.
Photo: (c)
Bryan Marden 
 
Here's a model rocking a Nicole Ritchie inspired look!
Photo: (c) Ryan Collins

If like me your style is a little less celeb and a little more eclectic - thrift shops can be treasure troves of quirky awesomeness. For instance I nabbed myself this cute little bee handbag :)


One of the highlights of the night was the photo-bombing bow-tie wearing pooch and his reluctant but dapper fellow fido. Faye always makes sure there's some real fashion hounds at her fabulous events!


Media savvy fashion pup! Photo: (c) Ryan Collins
A puppy photo-bombing moment :) Photo: (c) Ryan Collins
Some pups basked in the paparazzi glow, while others (left) merely tolerated it! 
Photo: (c) Bryan Marden
Buying something feels so much better when you know that all of the proceeds will be going to projects making the world a better place. By shopping at one of Red Cross's stores you're supporting worthwhile initiatives focused on pressing issues such as: food security; mental health; homelessness; social isolation; emergency services and much more. 


Photo: (c) Bryan Marden
Photo: (c) Ryan Collins
Photo: (c) Ryan Collins
Chilling with my fellow ecofashionistas Faye de Lanty and Julia Roebuck 
Photo: (c) Bryan Marden
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http://www.redcross.org.au/stores-donate-clothing.aspx

4 comments:

  1. Particularly love the comment about Rocco the pooch not being impressed by being papped and so suits his 'Whatevs' expression!! Hilarious! Great article. Thanks honey xx

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    1. It's my absolute pleasure Faye! Thanks for a great night :D I also managed to nab a gorgeous kaftan for the beach for only $15 (RRP $190!!!!).

      Gotta love those funny puppies :D

      KB x

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  2. You have just inspired me to wear a Gwyneth look...random I know!

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    1. Hee hee that's awesome Cassandre :D

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