Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Madame Swish Is Born...Cesarean Section

Disclaimer: Please note that the names and identities of individuals in this story have been changed to protect the rich and famous.

Once upon a blog…there was a young girl named Girl who lived in her house with her 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters.
With 5 sprogs, Mother was and had to be frugal. Mother wasted NOTHING. Glass jars from Jam and other produce were reused as storage; Girl thought Hand-Me-Downs was a designer label, paper was always used on both sides (loo-roll included)… let’s stop there, you get the point.

Years later Girl grew up to live in her own house. It was the very first time Girl had, had her very own bedroom… ever. After years of being in other people’s clothes and feeling like she was in other people spaces. You see, Elder Sister (Es) resented Girl’s birth and being ignored each time she screamed for Girl to: “Die, die, die”. Girl went a bit wild in her new abode buying anything she wanted until Wallet stopped whopping Yeehaa each time Girl made a purchase.

Now Girl and Wallet were no longer on speaking terms Girl knew she had to get a grip on her spending. Thankfully Girl didn’t have to look far for inspiration, not only was Mother an eco-warrior she was also a Magpie. Mother Magpie could smell a bargain from outside the shop. Mother had a way of scanning a barrel or box full of reduced items to find a gem so quickly, it put Bionic Woman to shame (and we are not talking the blush lightly kind baby, we are talking the kind that could make Bionic Woman consider steroids.)

Soon after Girl's epiphany, her good friend, The Woman Who Lived On A Boat (Twwloab) decided to have a clothes swap party. Now Twwloab’s party was delightful and very grown up. There was lots of red wine and laugh-chat. Clothes were passed around the room with frequent calls of, “Size x over here” and “Who wants this?”

Girl’s favourite colour shoes in the world are red (yes… Girl often sings “Follow the yellow brick road” in the privacy of her own home…own room yaaaay). When a pair of size 7 red heels rose from the abyss of clothes and became glued to her hands she realised there was no other way to live.

And so it began…Madame Swish was born.

Monday, 22 March 2010

April 2010 London Swaps/Swishes

PIMP MY CLOSET Charity Swap Event (Free Bubbly!!)

03 Apr 2010 14:00

Venue: London - Venue TBC

A Swap Party with FREE BUBBLY!(Yes Really!)

For good causes: All profits go towards 6 different struggling charities per event.

Simple: Swap goods for tokens, swap tokens for goods

Cheap: Entrance is a manadatory donation to the charity of your choice on the day!

Fun: A chance to pimp your closet & sip free bubbly!

You can swap new or very nearly new clothes, shoes, accessories or new unwrapped perfumes.We will give you PIMP TOKENS based on the quality of your goods which you then \"buy\" other stuff with!

Email me at : clariscliff@googlemail.com for your ETicket NOW, only 50 tickets left for April\'s event!

Peace & Love
Clarissa x

MRS BEARS SWAP SHOP (Free to Browse)

Spend your saturday afternoon swapping your way to a new wardrobe at this great local! Take your time with a glass or two of wine and a spot of lunch then you can swap till you drop!

Sat 24th April 2010

The Britannia
360 Victoria Park Road,
Hackney, E9 7BT

1pm - 4pm

(free to browse)