I think most of you have heard that Dame Vivienne Westwood has sadly passed away. What an icon. I absolutely loved her in the 80s when she opened her shop, Sex, with Malcolm McLaren. Today, thanks to Emma, we’re doing a tribute to Vivienne Westwood.
Welcome to The Thrifty Six. We are a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features pre loved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling pre loved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand.
My tribute to Vivienne Westwood
I immediately thought of tulle and lace-up boots. Because when I think of a tribute to Vivienne Westwood, I immediately think of punk. Of course this Dame is much more than that. But I wanted to keep it punky. My tulle skirt is not pre-loved, so ….. I had to go to the Vinted site. I first searched for plaid skirts.
But I didn’t find anything worthy of Vivienne Westwood. So I looked for plaid jackets. Finally I found one that resembled what I had in mind. But the seller took the time to send the jacket and I didn’t get it until last Friday. So no more time to look for something else if it didn’t fit. But it did! The perfect plaid!
Grace of Graceful Rags
I have to admit, I had never heard of Vivienne Westwood before this month’s theme was announced… I did some searching on Pinterest and was inspired by the funky pinstripe and windowpane patterns of some of Westwood’s runway looks. I searched my closet and landed on this grey and blue pinstripe skirt suit that was handed down to me by a family member. To add some of the edgy, more goth elements of the designer’s style, I opted for a dark lipstick, thrifted oxblood Mary Janes, and layered pearl necklaces. I even attempted some knee socks and mesh gloves but decided those accessories felt too costume-y. I love how powerful I felt in this outfit!
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge
When Emma suggested a Tribute to Vivienne Westwood, I was super excited to get back to some of my punk rock/Goth roots with a thrifty twist! When I think of Dame Westwood and her personal style, I think punk, plaid, and fierce femininity. So I grabbed some punky preloved plaids in pink and purple and began my layering magic ala Dame Vivienne Westwood. I think she would approve!
Jane of preloved_vintage_handmade
I curtsy to the Queen of Fashion!…
Vivienne Westwood sadly passed away on 29th December – a massive loss to the fashion world!
Icon, legend in her own lifetime and personal hero of mine!
The Thrifty Six are proud to celebrate Vivienne in our January post.
I’m wearing three of her pieces but more than that, I’m channelling her spirit…
…rebellious, fearless and totally original – alive with anarchic attitude!
Visual architect of the punk revolution, a game-changer for me and so many others…
Emma of Style Splash