Fashion Re:Boot Norwich 6th June

On Thursday 6th June, high-end bargain hunters will descend on the ultra cool Shoe Factory Social Club to buy direct from over 30 bloggers, stylists and brands.

Can you come? Not only will you bag some mind-blowing bargains, but you’ll also be helping the planet, Fashion Re:Boot is ethical, sustainable and fun: refresh your look, boost your confidence and make the most of your money!

Tickets are just £5 including a free Minivino wine and tote bag for the first 100 guests!

🌮 COME HUNGRY! Moco Kitchen Catering will sell hot food so you can shop as you eat

🍸 BAR OPEN 

🚙 PARKING - the nearest car park is St Andrews

🛍 BAGS bring your own shopping bags

🎟 Tickets shown on your phone are fine, no need to print

💸 PAYMENTS all stalls will take cash, some card.  Preferably bring cash.

Stall spaces have SOLD OUT

See you there! Emma, Ciara and Tania

Fashion Re:Boot Lineup

We have a FANTASTIC lineup of stylish stallholders ready to sell you their preloved, high street, high end, vintage clothes, shoes and accessories, and some gorgeous small brands, a well-being stall, style advice, delicious food and drink and music.

Want to know who they are?

Our event sponsor:

@dippleandconway 

👋WELCOME to Fashion Re:Boot sponsor Dipple & Conway👋

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You can meet Dipple & Conway at Fashion Re:Boot - come and get one-to-one styling advice on the best shapes, styles and colours to suit you, and then you can pick from one of the widest ranges in Norfolk. 

Did you know Dipple & Conway’s buyers search worldwide for the latest, coolest frames, bringing fresh, exciting names to Norfolk?

The latest collection new for summer is from Austrianbrand, neubau. These Dani sunglasses are a hot favourite. Available in ten colours, from vibrant violent to classic matte black, each pair is made of super light, high-impact resistant polycarbonate. These Unisex sunnies offer 100% UVA/UVB protection.  

www.dippleconway.co.uk

Preloved stalls

@kathybrandish

@charlyowilcox

@charity_shop_chic

@mumstats @theethicalwardrobe @flosshead Fashion lover, championing the slow fashion movement

@thegoodlife_norfolk 

@vickygrigg

@Aannabelle1

@mowsiehay

@carrienobbs

@rootsandtoots

@tamsynmorgans

@_g3

@stylingcoach_lizzie

@bramble_and_blossom

@marthapetrasc

@mother_of_my_gang

@vickitinkler @clairebear164

Small businesses:

@allthediscos Jewellery, accessories and homeware to take you back or get you ready for any moment the music calls #weareallthediscos

@little.dottie.designs Gorgeous handmade childrenswear 

@thenightfeed Personalised mother and baby merch, and other cool stuff.

@morwennafarrell_illustrations Thrift vintage clothing and slap my illustrations all over them, screenprinting everything by hand!

@gingerfashionnorwich Womenswear. Norwich. Sister to @jonathantrumbullhatters. Jumper1234, Paul Smith, Rails, Armani, Marella, Ash, Emu, Urban Code, Rino & Pelle, Mackage +

@studio_adorn Handmade minimalist jewellery inspired by architecture.

@charlotte_m_lord Influential, Stylish, Progressive & Empowering 
Online Womenswear and Accessories boutique

@NorfolkRetro Affordable mid century furniture

@jubilique_vintage Vintage and second hand clothing, shipped worldwide. 

@fabulousmissk 50+ fashionista &sustainable stylist. Vintage fashion sourcing & styling. @fabulousmisskstore Vintage with a fashion twist! Vintage as part of your everyday wardrobe, inspired by current trends finding new ways to style vintage!

@mother_merch Personalised clothing brand creating family unity!

@butterflygirlvintage Selling vintage & designer fashion. 1930’s - 1980’s 

Well-being

@nikitawellbeing ▫️Bespoke massage ▫️Personalised Vegan facial therapies ▫️HDBrows ▫️LVL lashes

Styling advice

@lesleyclarkestyleadvisor Personal Stylist | Blogger It’s not just about the clothes you wear but how they make you feel!

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Richmond Unwind Supper Club with Steph Douglas and Deborah James

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Take some time for yourself! Join us for our first supper club in the glamourous surroundings of The Gate Restaurant, Richmond Harbour Hotel. for an evening of delicious food, brilliant company and wonderful conversation. You will enjoy a welcome cocktail or G&T from Marussa’s Porters Tropical Gin and a delicious three course meal, followed by conversation with Steph Douglas and Deborah James about how they make time to unwind, whilst balancing family, work and everything else.

Find out more here

New Event produced by Superself, featuring massage, meditation, yoga and more

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Liza at @superself.1, a year 3 @nuafashioncomms student, has written her dissertation on the six dimensions of wellness, she knows her stuff. She has created a bespoke, glorious event for 17 lucky mums on Sat 6th April at @erpinghamhouse filled with:⁣

  • yoga and meditation with Atma Gyanam from @theyogatreenorwich

  • an interview with @carlyrowena (I’m interviewing Carly about how we can build fitness into our lives, motivation, confidence and there’s time for q&a. It’s basically like having Carly in your lounge)⁣

  • a tasty vegan lunch at @erpinghamhouse

  • essential oils and their emotional benefits workshop with Holistic Nutritionist and Life Coach @kristiebecker

  • mini massages with 3 therapists from @jackiehamiltonschoolnorwichAND Jackie herself and tea tasting ⁣

  • The ticket cost is £49.84 inc booking fees, ALSO including an exclusive, amazing goody bag (Carly may have had a hand in it ) and a bespoke wellness manual⁣

  • Any profit will be donated to @mindnorwich

    Liza will be revealing more details over on her account @superself.1 as the weeks go by. She researched a lot of London events before designing this one - it will be welcoming, encouraging and you’ll leave with actionable ways to feel better in your day to day life.🌱💥🧘🏼‍♀️⁣

International Women's Day 2019 - @sallywhitewrites

Went to the pub last night and Sally said things I didn’t know, that I wish I had the knowledge and vocabulary to say - so I asked her to put it down for us. You’re welcome. Guest post by @sallywhitewrites. Please give her a follow. She may make you think differently.

Sally wearing Black and Beech

Sally wearing Black and Beech

On Tuesday it was Pancake Day. We celebrated with pictures of pancakes piled high and floury faces and doughy disasters. Not one person raged against it: not one person demanded to know why pancakes get a special day but pork pies don’t.

On Thursday it was World Book Day. We celebrated by getting out the glue gun and cobbling together four thousand Where’s Wallys. Not one person has grumbed and griped about the lack of a DVD Day.

On Friday it is International Women’s Day and bet ya bottom dollar there will be a fragile white male snivelling about the lack of a Men’s Day and the fact that feminism has ‘gone too far’.  

Here are two staple responses for you to have in your pockets for these predictable complaints: 1) International Men’s Day is 19th November. 2) Really? When? Give three specific examples. 

I’ve learnt the best way to counter ignorance is with a question. Someone once taught me the power of the phrase How fascinating – tell me more. Try it in the face of righteous fury- it works because either they have a legitimate point (ie, the ‘white women’ cisterhood effect of IWD) and you will learn something. Or they will splutter and mutter about suffragettes and horses and you can raise an eyebrow and wither them.

And if that doesn’t work- if they still ask you to ‘prove it’- use these well-researched and irrefutable facts from Criado Perez’s excellent book, Invisible Women that prove the damage of a patriarchy.

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  • Women are 71% more likely to be injured in a car accident (and 17% more likely to die) than a man is because crash test dummies are based on average male weight, height and muscle distribution.

  • Mobile phones are designed to fit in the average-sized male hand.

  • Google’s ‘comprehensive’ health app could measure your copper intake (?!) but has no way of recording your period.

  • When it was first launched, Siri could find you a prostitute but not an abortion clinic.

  • Female Viagra was tested on 28 men but only three women.

  • Women make up only 11% of HIV cure trials.

  • Voice recognition is 70% more likely to recognise a man’s voice.

  • Female police officers are wearing stab vests design for (bust-free) males.

  • The research in to the effects of chemicals in nail polish, shellacs, polish removers and gels is pretty much non-existent despite them being linked to miscarriage, cancer and lung disease.

The problem is two-fold: there are not enough women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and women are less visible. We all know that the presumed pronoun is ‘he’. We assume male. Women are the exception (notice in supermarket aisles ‘Toiletries’ and ‘Women’s Toiletries’ for example). Men actually talk more than women but women are perceived to be more talkative. Is that because we are less used to listening to women? We need men to see us as humans with the equal right to safety and life rather than just our ‘wives and daughters’ or background noise. 

These facts alone should put pay to the complaint that feminism has ‘gone too far’. But if not, just let them know that out of 144 similarly developed countries, the UK came 53rd for equality: 91 countries are doing better than us. According to the government’s own research, the pay gap is 9.6% and, at this rate of progress, we won’t have pay parity for another 97 years. Too far? Pal, we are not going far enough or fast enough. 

But I get the temptation to bristle: I understand why men who benefit and are oblivious to gender inequality might be defensive. I’ve been there too. Recently I’ve begun to think about how I benefit from being white and middle class. I started listening to voices that are outside of my echo chamber. I’ve starting thinking about feminism in light of how others might experience it. I’ve put some hard graft and emotional labour in to becoming a better intersectional ‘feminist in progress’. I’ve winced when considering ‘white saviour complex’ and flinched in recognition of my own exclusion of working class voices. It is hard work. But it isn’t the job of BAME women (black, Asian and minority ethnic) to spell it out for us again and again: it’s our job to listen once and do the work.

Follow people who have a different perspective and hear them when they speak. Go, now, to Instagram and follow Stand for Humanity. Candice Brathwaite. Yes, I’m Hot in This. Niqabae Chronicals. Jameela Jamil. Go to podcasts and listen to The Everything Project episode Being Black. Ask questions. Look around. And what ever you do, don’t say you ‘don’t see race’ because if that’s the case, you’re not looking hard enough. 

Use International Women’s Day to reflect. Consider how far we’ve come in the last twelve months. We’ve outlawed upskirting. We’ve elected more women in to American politics than ever before- including representation of women of colour. We’ve repealed the 8th amendment and empowered women in the Republic of Ireland. We’ve unveiled a statue of Millicent Fawcett. We’ve seen Rwanda elect a parliament that is 60% women. We’ve put the shame back on the perpetrators with men like Phillip Green and R Kelly finally being held accountable. 

We’ve shouted and protested and gathered and listened and roared.

And now we keep going and we keep fighting until we all have equality.

By Sally White, at sallywhitewrites.com

Sally White in white

Sally White in white