You take some clothes which you don’t want to wear anymore to the party... meet a lot of other fashion-crazy girls with their pre-loved clothes... try on what they brought... hand out what you sorted out... and in the best case you come home with a lot of ‘new’ clothes that you love and got rid of a lot of clothes which you don’t love anymore.... and you have paid nothing – nada – niente.
That’s the theory I thought and to be honest I wasn’t really convinced of this concept... what if all the other girls wear tiny sizes, what if they only bring rubbish, what if no one wants my ‘dead articles’...
... in reality it was wonderful! I had a fun time (we had cake and bubbly before we got started on the fashion business), I met some really nice girls (friends of friends), I got great fashion advice (Why don’t you try this small belt with the grey dress?), we laughed a lot (about fashion and other things), we could try things on in the living room (as opposed to a tiny smelly change room)...
... and I swapped
a) a skirt which never really fitted me (what was I thinking buying a skirt this skinny?)b)a blouse which was way too middle-class for me for
and c) a black tunic with quillings which made me look pregnant forever
picture found here
1) a dress that looks like the one that Angelina Jolie wore in The Tourist
2) a pair of very sophisticated black linen trousers
and3) a white V-neck pullover.
I still cannot believe my luck. And surprisingly all other girls were equally happy with their swaps. Sure, there were some things that no one looked good in (what a relief, it is the dress/ shirt/... not me) and some things that were just hideous (this green just looks like something for a ranger), but we had a good laugh and that is what fashion should be to me – fun.
So I am a convert now. I love swapping parties and will organise one myself soon. Because how on earth should I get rid of this ranger-green jacket otherwise ;-)