Anthea

07 Feb 2020

If I leave a shop and forget about an item then it wasn't right

When it comes to fashion, Anthea has a few rules. #1 Charity shops in snazzy parts of London can return lucrative rewards (designer dresses for £35 rather than £600). #2 Always cut the loops out of shoulders of garments, they are only there for shop display purposes. #3 Use your memory to see if you should buy a garment or not: “If I leave a shop and instantly forget about an item that definitely means it was not right.” #4 Make friends with a tailor. Diligently following these rules means Anthea has a thoughtfully curated wardrobe of stunning secondhand vintage finds, altered to fit her perfectly. She adds: “Clothes are like men. You will never find the perfect item when you are looking for it. They just happen upon you.” Photos by GEORGINA.

Anthea Wears

1
Dungarees, secondhand
Top, secondhand from Freshmans Boutique
Bangles, left hand from Jamaica, right hand from Brazil

2
Jumpsuit, secondhand from Sue Ryder
Belt, from Peru
Brothel creeper trainers, Rihanna for Puma

3
Dress, vintage from Mooch
Badge, gift from a friend in Australia
Earrings, 12-years-old originally from Topshop

4
Dress, vintage from Mooch
Earrings, flea market in Buenos Aires
Boots, from Argentina

5
Dress, vintage from Mooch tailored by Terrace Tailors
Re-heeled boots, originally from TK Maxx

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