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Junky Styling; wardrobe surgery.

Submitted by on Friday, 7 August 2009 Loading Add to favourites  2 Comments

junkyimageI’m great fans of Anni and Kerry, who founded Junky Styling.

Junky styling is a clothing label, a shop and a design team specialising in recycling clothing.

Junky styling create timeless deconstruced, recut and completely transformed sustainable style! Appealing to others who want a unique outfit, because there’s nothing worse than seeing someone wearing the same outfit as you!

Now you can read all about Anni’s and Kerry’s story with their fabulous new book “Junky Styling, Wardrobe surgery”.

In it you’ll discover how a belief in yourself and your product can lead to success, despite the odds.[amazon-product align="right" small="1"]0713688335[/amazon-product]

You’ll read their exciting adventure from trying to get bank loans to securing their first business property; through to the successful business they have today.

Neither Anni or Kerry had tailoring qualifications, and they describe their main method of creation as ‘trial and error’ but they had design skills, creative minds and products they believed in.

Creating unique designs from materials that already exist, Junky Styling is the ultimate in recycled fashion.

The book is inspirational, exciting and fast paced. You literally feel like you are following them around, having fun and learning with them as they progress.

You’ll find lavish photographs and helpful practical information such as what to look out for when sourcing second hand clothes. You also get full instructions on how to make scarves from suit sleeves. You’ll learn step by step how to turn trousers into skirts and shirts into halter tops!

If any book can motivate you to follow your dream; this is one of them; and you’ll certainly view your ‘cast offs’ in a different way!

Add it to your wishlist or treat yourself to a copy. It’s a keeper!

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  • Diane says:

    Wow what an amazing idea! I’ve got an inkling of how to turn trousers into skirts but I’d love to see someone’s ideas. I learnt dressmaking doing tiny clothes for my little sister’s dolls when I was in my early teens. It’s something I really enjoyed but I couldn’t draw my idea’s out properly and so floundered and stopped making clothes by my early twenties. The last things I made was a huge white druid style dressing gown and some recycled suede waist coats got fringed into cow girl style.
    I shall get me a copy of the book and get out the sewing machine.

  • Mrs Green says:

    @Diane: It sounds like you are very creative; I wouldn’t even know where to start. I can do things like that in the kitchen ( present a meal from ‘nothing’) but have never had that gift with a needle and thread. Good luck and have fun!