My new Converse, matching rather well with some gorgeous giftwrap*. Metal tips on the laces - cool!
If you're not feeling up to hacking up old clothes to make new ones, consider attending the Fashion Exchange party on the 9th of May at Cafe Sofia in Rondebosch, Cape Town.
From the website: "You arrive at the venue with a maximum of 6 unwanted, lightly worn or new, clothes and accessories. All the items are screened upon arrival and we have the right to refuse certain items to ensure a consistent quality standard is maintained (see FAQs for a detailed list of what we accept). You are given buttons in relation to the number of items you bring – 1 button for each item – which you will use to “buy” other garments and accessories."
Tickets to the event are available online - check the Fashion Exchange site for details. Sounds like fun!
* More info about the giftwrap, designed by Kelly Hyatt, here. It comes in several beautiful colours.