PrelovedReloved - One girl’s challenge to wear only second-handfor a whole year!
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PrelovedReloved – A year of vintage and second hand. Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support,fashionably.
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"We might not be able to pull it off, but if anyone is going to know how to wear a purple and pink 50s day dress it’s Kim Sklinar of Preloved Reloved." Londonist, 9th May
Could you wear nothing but second-hand clothing for a whole year?
Imagine no more proper, brand spanking new clothes fresh out of the wrapper. No Saturday shopping splurges with your girlfriends or quick lunch break trawls round the shops.
Well that's exactly the dilemma that Kim Sklinar has set herself in 2011 when she launched her campaign PrelovedReloved, in order to raise £2500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. This is a story about a woman standing up for what she believes in and making personal sacrifices to support a cause that will make a difference to so many lives of others.
A keen fundraiser who is always looking for a challenge, Kim has launched PrelovedReloved in honour of her dad, a cancer patient who sadly passed away on 7th January this year.
Becoming a stranger to the high street fashion stores in 2011, Kim has instead being scouring charity shops and fashion markets, eBay and vintage fairs as well as making and upcycling her own garments in order to find new old clothes to supplement her fashion-conscious wardrobe.
Kim says: “I am looking forward to not bumping into three people wearing the same dress as me at the same event! More and more vintage pieces are sneaking into my wardrobe and I love hunting for unusual items. I love new garments (new to me, anyway) and I will be updating my outfits as the seasons come and go.”
Kim will be completing the project to raise awareness of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, while also raising funds for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
“Macmillan was a natural choice,” she says. “They provide an amazing emotional and financial crutch to those suffering (and their families) from this evil disease.”
Please follow Kim’s blog at www.prelovedreloved.co.uk, where you can donate money via JustGiving as well as keep track of Kim’s year-long journey of second-hand fashion. You can also see photographs of her outfit choices so far this year in the Gallery and read about how Kim is dealing with the loss of a parent in her twenties.
Tweets of encouragement and ideas for where to shop are also welcome. Kim is keen to take part in an article similar to that of Gok Wan’s designer style vs. high street – only with charity shop finds instead. Please email for more information. Thanks for your support!
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