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Have You Met Mrs Jones?

Competition: OXFAM DIY

Written by Jonno Ovans

Here at the Amelia’s Magazine HQ we are experiencing a surge of competitive spirit (making up for those miserable schoolday afternoons stood around in rugby shorts in the rain – now that’s certainly not fashion) and featuring our second competition of the week. This time it’s provided by Oxfam, recipe remedy tying in with their new store Oxfam DIY on Camden High Street , which opened its doors on June 6th and is being touted as a bespoke fashion destination, where the shop asks its customers to let loose their inner creative.
With the recent arrival of the new TRAID store, Camden is fast becoming a recyclarama heaven – just take a look at the pictures of this spangly new (yet old) space.

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Oxfam DIY is also the organisation’s new online fashion resource and is pretty damn rad, with handy tips for the fashion beginner, with step by step guides to customising shoes and making your own jumpsuits, to name a few.

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Now, to the serious stuff. For the competitition, entrants are invited to use materials from their own wardrobe or an Oxfam store and submit a photo of their customised item, modelled by themselves or a friend, to the competition page on Flickr. The winning designer will have a one-of-a-kind item created especially for them by super stylist Mrs Jones.

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The top five shortlisted designs will also be featured on the Oxfam DIY website, and is more than anything a chance to get your work out there and noticed. Mrs Jones recently styled a photo shoot featuring Joe Public (gasp! Get back) modelling unique looks created entirely using garments from Oxfam’s recycling facility, Wastesaver.

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She was also responsible for Kylie’s white catsuit from the video for ‘Can’t Get You Out of my Head’ and if that’s not an incentive to get your creations down there, I don’t know what is. Heavens! You could get a catsuit of your very own, taking singing in your bedroom with a hairbrush to an astronomical new level.

For inspiration and information on how to enter visit www.oxfam.org.uk/DIY. Entries close on July 15th. Come on boys and girls – let’s play ball.

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