I was beyond excited when asked to be a judge for Fashions on the Field at Ballarat Cup today, whilst representing Stockland as the new major sponsor. The pressure was on to create a fabulous outfit that represented both Stockland and also my own biz values to shop Sustainably. As it turned out, I was able to achieve this quite easily with a little creativity! My dress was from Crossroads in Stockland Wendouree, not a current item in store, but a classic black dress that never goes out of style. I had bought it a little while ago ... and had already worn it a number of times. A black dress is the best choice if you are looking for something that you can wear time and time again, without it being obvious! Changing up accessories and some simple mixing and matching can create a completely different look.
So I had my little black dress ... now to decide on a headpiece that would create a real statement. I had a number of preloved headpieces to choose from ... ones I had collected from op shops over the past couple of years and those I had worn before. I had no interest in buying something new ... not when I had such fabulous pieces just sitting in my wardrobe. But none of them were screaming 'wear me' they needed a make over! So I enlisted some help from a very talented Ballarat Designer and small Business Woman - Feathers by Faith. Faith specializes in all things Feathers ... hence the more than appropriate biz name. Faith offers a unique and fantastic service to clients offering to 're-make' and 'breathe new life' into old and tired head pieces. As a passionate Sustainability Advocate myself this service immediately appealed to me and I knew this was the way to go!
I chose one of my Preloved headpieces and let Faith work her magic! And Magic is just what she did! The outcome was not only unique and one of a kind, but we could both feel proud to have saved something from landfill and given it some new life! Faith also created two little feather clips for me to wear on my shoes ... just another little touch to complete the outfit and I just loved them! All the materials Faith used to re-create my headpiece and create the shoe clips were from items Faith already had in her studio ... often including bits of old jewellery and other unique items.
Needless to say I felt Fabulously Feathered from Head to Toe ... and I'm already looking forward to next year ... I wonder what we can re-create next time!
Faith also does a amazing unique Bridal Range (including bouquets, lapels and cake toppers), Costume pieces for productions and shows, and some incredible Photo Shoot creations which have been published in both local and international magazines. For more information visit the FEATHERS BY FAITH Facebook Page.
Think Green, Choose Happy.
Love Bianca x