East London Style

Holiday Mementos


Dress - Coco Fenell, Leather Jacket - New York Flea Market, Shoes - Isabel Marant.

Dress - Coco Fenell, Leather Jacket - New York Flea Market, Shoes - Isabel Marant.

I love traveling and finding new flea markets, charity shops and any form of vintage retail therapy. I research avidly before traveling for our if town places to visit, antiques fairs and sometimes factory outlets - think Mui Mui and Prada in Florence - amazing!

I try not to come back with too much, I limit myself to a sensible level. Too many times I have had to pay extra luggage fees (think Mui Mui!). Last year I had the opportunity to travel to New York for a 3 day trip and we took hand luggage. Note to self this meant not bribing anything to big back, needless to say because I had to carry it.

Whilst there I came across a vintage pop up flea market - hello heaven! And I came across the leather jacket I’m wearing above. Super awesome and as equal in super weight!

I could not leave it. Every time I wear it I get loads of compliments and you can see why. It’s incredible and cost me 50 dollars plus I lot of strength but the strength was worth it!


Here's Why Denim Is So Awesome To Recycle


Jeans - East London Style (Home made), Trainers - Fila Disruptor II

Jeans - East London Style (Home made), Trainers - Fila Disruptor II

I love working and recycling with denim. The main reason is that pretty much denim is indestructible. You can sew and re-sew and un-do and re-sew again pretty much on the same spot and the fabric will not give way and rip.

When and if you do get rips, patch it! Or leave it as a rip and incorporate this into what you are doing.

Recycling jeans is great, there are so many ways that I can’t wait to show you on this blog.

You can bleach, dye, over dye after bleaching, cutting, sewing, making into - dresses, skirts, shorts, new jeans, bags, pretty much anything and the great thing - yep - it’s pretty much indestructible.

With the jeans in these photographs, I have incorporated a pair of cargo pants (another very tough fabric that is great to work with), I have also added ribbons and tape.

And just for fun I didn’t bother having a plan or making them symmetrical in design - sewing is so enjoyable! and there are no rules as to what you can and can’t do.

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