Tuesday, 31 May 2011
‘Chic on a Shoestring’ - a new book by my friend Mary Jane Baxter - has now hit the shops. She’s a stylist/fashion journalist who always manages to look fantastic by taking market and charity shop finds and transforming them into eyecatching outfits - in other words, a recycling genius. She’s now sharing her ideas, showing how to revamp your wardrobe for very little money. Odd bits of lace, old scarves, ties and t-shirts, left-over knitting wool, beads, sequins and buttons all find their way into simple-to-make projects. There are even instructions on how to make a stunning ‘emergency hat’ if you’re suddenly invited somewhere special but don’t have the time/cash to buy one new. Lots of beautiful photos and how-to illustrations - can't wait to get started!
It’s published by Kyle Books at £14.99 but I’ve found Amazon doing a special deal: