'So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be'. (Tennyson)
Indulge your passion for fashion for free
Want to freshen up your wardrobe without spending a cent? On Saturday 30 November savvy fashion lovers can head to the Queen's Theatre in Adelaide, and come home with up to six garments or accessories for nothing.
All you have to do is go through your wardrobe and select some good quality items you have never worn, or don't wear anymore. Most of us will have items that are either too big or too small, or not suited to our body shape or colouring. Things we thought we'd wear but never do. They must be items you'd be happy to lend your best friend for a special event, not junky discards.
Size 38 anyone? Worn once or twice only
You can get up to six 'shopping' tokens, one for every item you bring along that meets the expected standard - clean, ironed, good quality, free of holes or faults, with the original tags in place where possible. Who knows what you'll find: shoes, bags, designer dresses or shirts, hats, fascinators or even feather boas. There'll even be a style coach on hand: Emily Berlin from the Adelaide Style File.
You drop your items off at the ahm Fashion Exchange between 10am and noon, and can hunt through what others have brought along between noon and 3 pm. If you can't get there in the morning, it doesn't matter. Just bring your items during 'shopping time'.
Gorgeous Covers linen dress, outgrown almost immediately!
It's free to attend, but you do have to pre-register at www.ahmfashionexchange.com.au as places are limited. If you're going interstate, you might be interested to check the dates of swaps that are happening in other capital cities.
The event is being put on by an insurance company, so I'm expecting some marketing materials to arrive in my inbox. I can cope with that when someone is going to the trouble to arrange such a nifty event.
Note that your clothes can get a second life even if not chosen by a 'swapper, as everything left over will be donated to charity. Sounds good to me.