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As Seen in: RTÉ’s RedRadar Blog

Hey All,

It seems the extraordinarily in-the-know people at RTÉ have embraced Irish bloggers with gusto and asked us to contribute to their new alternative fashion and music blog, RedRadar.

Today, Whisty joined the list of great bloggers, Angela Scanlon, Blaubushka, A Chick Named Hermia and The Style Strutter by contributing a few words.

TRANSCRIPTION:

It used to be, that buying from charity shops was an absolute no-no. But now-a-days most in-the-know shoppers wouldn’t dream of passing a charity shop without popping in for a browse. The same goes for vintage boutiques; both offer a chance to find unique and fabulous second-hand pieces. The main difference is simply price.

Charity shops are cheaper, but you often have to go on the hunt to find the vintage pieces. Not all charity shops sell vintage, so you really have to know what you’re looking for. However, it is becoming more common to see specifically dedicated rails to all that is chic from a bygone era.

Vintage boutiques on the other hand, display everything with detailed descriptions including make, style, fabric and most importantly what era it’s from.

TOP TIPS

  • TRY IT ON: Sizing has changed a lot over the years. If you are a size 10 in today’s shops, you might find that size 12 fits better in vintage.
  • ACCESSORISE: If you’re unsure about buying from charity shops, think accessories. Jewellery, scarves and hats are a great place to start and you can easily incorporate them into your current wardrobe.

The photo is me and one or two of my better vintage finds:

I’m posting this photo from the HerApparel post because you can just see my new Carvela for KG shoes (from BT‘s).

Yours,

Whisty Xx

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12 Responses to “As Seen in: RTÉ’s RedRadar Blog”


  1. February 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    LOVE the outfit
    Lady Peach
    xXx

  2. February 9, 2011 at 8:48 am

    That outfit is divine! Love those pants….

  3. 3 Jules
    February 9, 2011 at 9:19 am

    i love the outfit! and great tips, esp for a newbie like me! x

  4. February 9, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Your outfit is simply divine – those trousers, sigh!
    xxx

  5. February 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Congrats! and btw that outfit is absolutely adorable :))

  6. February 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!! You look like a vintage angel 😉 xx

  7. February 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Outfit candy AND enlightening tips on charity shopping – very nice miss!

  8. February 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Heavens above, what a beautiful outfit. As always.

    -Stephen http://www.stitchesfabricandsoul.com

  9. February 10, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Gosh, your collection is incredible! x

  10. February 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

    really interesting m’lady…and I sill hate you for having Celine trousers x

  11. February 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Loved it! Wish they’d used that outfit guide image you have there…it’s so well done!

  12. February 10, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Hun these pictures are stunning, u must be so proud! Congrats on it all 🙂


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