Keep or Cull set to help fashion tragics
HAVE you ever wondered if you’re actually a fashion tragic, but everyone is too polite to tell you?
And they actually don’t love your fluoro green leopard print tights?
Next Saturday Marina Mirage will host Cull or Keep, a spring cleaning event dedicated to dishing out the honest truths about your wardrobe items and turning fashion nightmares into fashionistas.
Former fashion editor and label owner Kellie Alderman and media personality Damien Anthony Rossi will sort the trash from treasure – all in the name of fashion.
“Cull or Keep is more fun than a strictly fashion event,” Ms Alderman said.
“We are asking people to come along with items they might not be sure if they should keep or cull.
“Spring is a good time to do a clean-out, spring cleaning and all, and we need to get rid of certain things to make a place for the new.
“I think we all get stuck in a wardrobe rut, wearing the same things each day – we’re time poor, we get up and reach for something because it’s easy.
“I think this is the perfect
Anything that hasn’t been worn for two years
If it’s still got a tag after a year
You wore it once, but never again
You thought it would come back into fashion but it never did
You bought it pre-baby and haven’t gone back
opportunity to give everything a good shake up.”
While Ms Alderman agrees style is a personal preference and that there’s no “wrong” way to dress, sometimes
Anything you truly love, like vintage or special pieces
The basics — black pants, white T-shirts, for example
The motivational item you aim to get back into
Statement pieces for when you’re feeling confident
Perfectly good pieces that need repairs – just don’t leave them too long!
a second opinion can be useful.
With this in mind, she and co-host Mr Rossi will be direct about their advice, but not harsh.
“I would say style is really about dressing for yourself, dressing for what you love to wear and how you want to express yourself,” Ms Alderman said.
“It’s such a personal, individual thing, nobody should tell you what to wear, but a lot of ladies need help.
“It’s about being kind – we’re not in the business of offending – but it’s important to be direct in that situation. “Kind but direct.”
To take part in the Cull or Keep event, register at the Marina Mirage website. Four finalists will each win a $250 Marina Mirage gift card to help their spring wardrobe. A $100,000 reward has been posted to catch Queensland’s strawberry spiker as the food sabotage scandal spreads.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stumped up the reward for information leading to the capture of those spiking strawberries with needles.
The reward came as the tampering spread, with up to six brands now affected nationwide.
“They are not only endangering people’s lives, they are threatening an entire industry,” the Premier said.“We’re not going to stand for it. We have to come together.”
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young, yesterday pulled a third brand – Donnybrook Berries – from the shelves of Coles, Woolworths and other retailers after needles were found in Donnybrook strawberries purchased in Redbank Plains, Everton Park and Tweed Heads.
The national supplier has three farms in the Caboolture area, close to the first affected supplier, that of Berry Obsession and Berry Licious strawberries, which have also been recalled. “This has become bigger, and it’s even more important that people cut strawberries before eating them,” Dr Young said.
The number of reported incidents is increasing, with NSW Police suspecting vandals have hit six brands: Berry Obsession, Berry Licious, Love Berry, Donnybrook Berries, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis.
NSW mother Chantal Faugeras posted to Facebook about her young child finding needles in strawberries bought at Coles on Tuesday.
Queensland Health is yet to recall the brand, saying it is assessing reports as they come in.
“When we get three (reports), it suggests there’s something going on that we then need to withdraw that entire product,” Dr Young said.
Acting Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence said the investigation was complex, and wouldn’t comment on if police had any suspects.
Yea or nay? Abbie Fowler with pieces that may, or may not, be worth keeping ahead of the Keep or Cull event.