One of the things I love about fashion is vintage clothing. Taking something from decades previous and making it modern and contemporary. That's the challenge and fun about vintage clothes. Seeing what can be done to transform them. Yesterday, I attended the latest vintage shopping experience in Joburg - Guard the vintage's first pop up sale.
What I loved about yesterday was that the sale was more than just buying clothes. It was so lovely to be welcomed into someone's home with champagne and cupcakes and to just connect with them and what they are about. Thats exactly what I felt meeting Yusrah and her family.
Yusrah started her business out of a love for vintage clothes. Her clothes are sourced from both here in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town. Like me, she's a student at Wits but balances her time between hitting the books and clothes.
I was so close to buying this gorgeous jumpsuit but something just didn't quite feel right. I hope it went to a good home.
I absolutely love these suede pants. They are the perfect fit, even though they don't photograph quite as well as they fit. Although winter has just finished, I'm already planning outfits with these pants for cooler days. I'm thinking of mixing lots of textures like silk, leather and cashmere with sexy heels.
Below is my own photoshoot featuring those fantastic pants from the 1990s with this green and purple dyed silk blouse.