Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Out and about....band 4 hope

From Fashionistable
Lucie is part of the Vagabond Van initiative which  - in their own words - are
"Eclectic, ethical and one-of-a-kind! Vagabond Van offers eco-chic fashion made by hand with love from Africa. We work with craftspeople all over Africa, recycling (or 'upcycling' as we like to say!) everything from vintage silks from the 60's to detergent bottles, adding to the unique story which each piece has to tell and minimising its effect on the environment."
The van is a 1952 Flying Cloud Airstream caravan. And is now parked in Camden near Proud Galleries. This month they are launching their Band 4 Hope (follow this link to join in) where you buy a copper and zinc band, ethically hand crafted again in Africa. A 1/4 of the sale price goes to a charity of your choice. The idea is that you buy the band. Wear it for 4 weeks then pass it on and watch its journey online at the band4hope blog. Interesting concept have a look.
Lucie is wearing jewelery and a skirt from Vagabond Van, her waistcoat is a 60's original. Her small clutch was a gift, her bag is from a market in Cape Town.

27 comments:

sacramento said...

Gorgeous and inspiring, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Her face is lovely. So doll-like.

Sasha said...

Such a hippi! Cute!

the nyanzi report said...

beautiful woman. i like the project she is involved in as well. I'll make sure I visit next time i'm in Camden.

Thrift_Queen said...

I like her hippie outfit a lot:)

Antonia said...

Definitely one-of-a-kind!!^-^


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Antonia

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fashion and frank said...

excellent concept and her style is so unique - beautiful shot. Soo glad i could be of help with Colpani - arent they amazing - i am there nearly ever other week - even Frank is a regular visitor - we havent had him fitted out yet??? xx

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RAW Fashion Magazine said...

This is such a mix of color and textiles great piecing together
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briannelee said...

Love her jewelry!

Meriem Rawlings said...

Very cool

xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

Ah, Lucie, she had such an amazing optimistic energy - and outstanding style. Great photo! xxx

The PvdH Journal said...

She has such a knack for accessorising!

Isabel Bianchi said...

Love her look!! The skirt, waistcoat and bag are awsome!! But what´s better is the como Fashion+Ecology+Ethics+Africa!! I´m going to check right now the Vagabond Van and the Band 4 Hope!!
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Plami said...

She's fabulous! I love this retro chic style!

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Plami

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Make Do Style said...

Very interesting back story to lovely photo xx

The Foolish Aesthete said...

I've seen her before and just loved her vagabond style! Every piece is amazing and works together. Great concept too on the "traveling" band. xxx

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Beautiful shot and this lady has such an interesting life!

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Meggy said...

Just found your blog - it's amazing! I totally love your style and all your looks.

http://iammeggy.blogspot.com

xx

mermaid gallery said...

i have not seen a vest like that since the 60's...when i had one just like it....blast from the past.....i still like it too!

Eleanor said...

Statement making for sure!!!
She looks lovely!

SunnyToast said...

The whole look is a statement and I guess a story behind:) love it!

weasel said...

She looks great, really like the style

Vagabond Van said...

Thank you so much! What lovely comments and so kind of you to write about Band4Hope. You plant a little seed of hope and who knows what wonderful things may take root and grow! Love, Lucie

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Lachlan said...

She's gorgeous right!? Well I'm pleased to announce that we're engaged now!
Regarding the bands she's wearing, wanted to let you know that The Band4Hope Project has now launched. Do check it out as all support goes to make our world a better place bit by bit. If you value what we do, please join the project and buy a band, then pass it on. After all, Hope is Contagious right?
Lachlan
http://band4hope.com

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