thrift look

Collectible sneakers

Total value of this look : 33$

OK let’s talk about sneakers right now! When we are to the point that even brand like Chanel which is the institution of the word elegance & for sure the sneakers free brand of all time, is designing sneakers…tweed sneakers but still… it can only mean that sneakers are really F#?! hot right now! So the one style lesson of this post is ; get out there and just don’t be scared to wear them with the least predictable thing you could choose to wear it with. A suit, a cute skirt and please threat your self, just rock your trainers with a cocktail dress.

Bellow my top 3 design wise

#1 Adidas Y-3 black neon sneakers

#2 Adidas by Stella McCartney Adizero sneakers

#3 Nike Air Max running shoes

Now that we have threat our eyes lets come down. Fashionable yet almost collectibles sneakers like that, take nothing less than 150 different processes trough production which make them one of the most labour-intensive items we own. Most of us will wear trainers until they literally falls apart which make the challenges of finding some nice one’s second hand really hard believe me! Have you ever thought about what happens to pre-loved sneakers once it’s come to the end of its useful life? Like most things made from a mix of materials, they are hard to recycle and most often end up in landfills. 

Bellow my top 3 sustainability wise

#1 OAT Shoes, a company based in Amsterdam, has created a new type of sneaker that is fully biodegradable and also grows pretty flowers when it’s “planted” into the ground.

#2 Unstitched Utilities sneakers unpressed collection are made from Tyvek, and contains recycled rubber. They’re super lightweight, highly durable and recyclable.

#3 Bit less green then the two first but still slashing waste up to 88 percent, Nike’s Free Flyknit sock-sneaker hybrid.

 Look photo : Bruno Berthelet

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Fashion soldier

The military look…just a trend or a classic? Are we never going to be tired of it? It seems, it will never run out of style. This season again many designers felt inspired by army tones, details and cuts. Looks that are going to war? Certainly not, but for sure looks that are kicking ass.

Whether it is  in a very glamor way  in Valentino’s couture show, or in a more chic prêt à porter look for Paul & Joe. Structured & trimmed with fur at Fendi’s or in a casual boyfriend look at Alessandro Dell’Acqua.  Aren’t we just loving army inspired looks?

No one can talk about military trend with out going on & on about Balmain Fall 14 show. Lovers of cargo pockets you are served, safari leather jacket with jumbo cargo pocket, leather skirt, khaki leather blazer, cargo leather one piece. Cargo, cargo, cargo, leather, leather, leather…Looks that are just to die for!

Before you go crazy and start looking for the perfect leather pant and/or blazer to get the Fall 14 Balmain attitude. Let me be a fashion soldier for a sec. Anyone heard of Hazaribagh in Bangladesh? With more then 200 leather tanneries this 200 000 populated slum just been rated in the top five most toxic place on earth.  The leather tanneries of Hazaribagh evacuate 22,000 cubic meters of untreated liquid toxic waste daily into the Buriganga river to keep up with a demand always going-up from westerns countries looking for luxury leather goods at a cheap price. Making research, I have discovered this amazing Montreal based photographer Daniel Lanteigne . Just click on this link, his project Colors of Water is breathtaking and so very colorful in quite a chocking way. If you are wondering to know how hell looks like, Hazaribagh might be a pretty close picture.

I am not saying don’t buy leather anymore. I love leather! All I am saying is, if you have any leather goods to buy this season, just try to find it second hand. If you don’t find anything thrift that please your eyes, embrace the military trend and be a fashion soldier by avoiding buying leather goods from Bangladesh.

Sweater : Bought for 8$
Leather pant : Bought for 8$
Sunglasses : Bought for 3$
Clutch : Bought for 5$
Necklace : Bought for 5$
Earring : Bought for 3$
Shoes : Bought for 15$
Gloves : Bought for 7$

Total value of this look : 54$

Look photo : Bruno Berthelet