Episode 8

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Published on:

30th Apr 2024

Fashion Rebel: Breaking the Mould of Sustainable Style

Despite not having a background in fashion, Melbourne's Michelle Trebilco (aka, Veteran Vamp) has become a beloved figure in the online op-shopping community for her ingenious secondhand ensembles and advocacy for recycled fashion. Her approach to fashion is not just about style but also sustainability, and this episode will encourage you to embrace your individuality and have fun with your clothing choices.

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Transcript
Michelle:

I think some people got this idea that I'm Carrie Bradshaw in

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Sex and the City and I've got these

amazing, super duper organised wardrobes

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and, But my house is a disaster.

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I have piles of clothes

in almost every room.

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There are hats and shoes in

about four rooms in the house.

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I seriously need help.

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Chryssius: Hey Relovers!

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Welcome to Reloved Radio, your go-to

podcast for sustainable fashion stories.

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I'm your host, Chryssius Dunn and today

I'm chatting to Michelle Trebilco, who

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in the words of her followers has been

described as, "unbelievably creative,

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witty, and stylish", "a national

treasure", "an amazing style queen who

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could make a hessian sack look glam", and

as having "the best pins in Melbourne".

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Michelle runs the vibrant Facebook

page, "Veteran Vamp: A Thriftilicious

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Fashionista", where she celebrates

recycled fashion and shares invaluable

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tips on how to rock entirely secondhand

ensembles with flair and confidence.

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With a knack for blending bold

colours, clashing patterns,

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and a touch of 80s nostalgia.

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Michelle's creations are

nothing short of magical.

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Each outfit tells a story of creativity,

sustainability, and individuality,

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inspiring us all to rethink our

relationship with fashion and the planet.

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Welcome to Reloved Radio, Michelle!

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Michelle: Thank you for

that wonderful introduction.

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I am unworthy.

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It's a pleasure for me to be here.

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Chryssius: Tell us a little bit

about yourself, your background,

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what you do, what you love?

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Michelle: Well, I'm not that exciting.

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Um, my previous career was

a university administrator.

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I've never worked in fashion,

though a lot of people seem to

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think I should have, and should.

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I'm not very interesting at all.

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It's only since my fashion has

taken off and I've had green hair

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that I've become more interesting.

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So, I don't have an

interesting background.

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Chryssius: What about your journey

into sustainable fashion and upcycling?

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How did that come about?

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Michelle: Well, I think I've probably

been um, upcycling for over 20 years

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and I think I started in earnest when

my son was a baby because baby clothes

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at op shops are of good quality as

kids grow so quickly and I think after

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searching for clothes for him I then

started looking around for stuff for me.

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And I joined an Op Shop Facebook

page called I Love to Op Shop.

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And I started posting pictures of the

clothes that I had purchased second hand.

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But without me in them.

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Because I didn't like having

photos taken of me back then.

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I would only allow photos to be

taken of me from the neck down.

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That's how much I hated my head.

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Anyway, the people on the Op Shop page

asked me to put myself in the outfits.

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So I started doing that and then

I got more and more fans and

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more and more encouragement.

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So I was doing it more and more.

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And I ended up starting my own page

at the request of my supporters on the

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I Love To Op Shop page and I managed

to secure 2,000 in the first week.

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Thank God, because I was

terrified nobody would follow it.

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I resisted for a very long

time, not to create my own page.

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But I ended up relenting and now I have

around almost 23,000 subscribers...

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supporters, followers, whatever

you want to call them...

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Chryssius: That's incredible.

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Michelle: Well, it's not that good

compared to "real" influencers and

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"real" fashionistas, I'm just a suburban

fashionista, I'm nothing special

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but I do have a lot of international

followers, which I think is wonderful,

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so I can not only teach them about Aussie

secondhand fashion, but Aussie nature,

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and Aussie expressions, other things.

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I take photos of my walks, and I

live up in the Dandenong Ranges,

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so um, there's always something

beautiful to take, take a picture of.

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And I'm always asked what a certain

flower is, or, they appreciate that too.

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Because nature, it's all about, it's

similar to fashion, it's all about

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angle, position, lighting, texture.

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Chryssius: I've noticed that your

style often channels 80s vibes.

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Is there anything about that era

that inspires you in particular?

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Michelle: I, I like all eras and

all styles of clothing not just 80s.

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Because I believe that every era and

every style has something to offer.

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And um, op shops have clothes in all eras

and styles and from all over the world.

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I'm just a kid playing dress ups.

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Chryssius: Do you have a favourite?

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Michelle: A favourite era?

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No, I like it all.

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I don't want to be limited.

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Chryssius: I love that actually.

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Michelle: Well, it's a lot more

fun, and fashion should be fun.

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That's, that's the way I approach it.

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Chryssius: Mixing unexpected pieces

is a signature look in your wardrobe.

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Can you give us some examples

of when you've combined unlikely

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items to make something fantastic?

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Michelle: Well, the unlikely is

matching vintage gloves and hats with

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contemporary clothing, but I also

add um, unconventional items, like,

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synthetic leaves, flowers, and one time

I um, sewed some plastic coloured CD

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covers to a dress, which made it look

a bit 60s spacey, if that makes sense.

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I mix, I mix kids clothes,

I wear a lot of kids clothes

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with adult clothes as well.

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Chryssius: That would definitely

bring an element of fun!

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Michelle: Yep, kids

clothes are just so bright.

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And, and full of fun, yep.

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Why should the kids have all the fun?

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Chryssius: I know I've quite often

seen kids clothes and thought, oh

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my gosh, I wish that was in my size.

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'Cause I would wear that!

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Michelle: Well sometimes they are

in your size, if you look cause it

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goes up to 16, teens, 16, so you look

12, 14, 16 you might find something.

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Chryssius: Yeah.

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Yeah that's a great tip!

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Michelle: And often you find small

adult things have been put incorrectly

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into the children's, so that's another

reason to look at the children's part.

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Chryssius: Yeah.

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That's so, that is so good actually.

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Cause I never really

look in the kids section.

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I'm going to be doing that from now on!

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Michelle: Well, last couple of weeks I've

got two adult-sized things from there.

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Um, what's really good too also

about kids clothing is if you can

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get a jumper, a hand knitted jumper.

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Because, of course, kids grow

so quickly, so that's why they

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end up in op shops, don't they?

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I love hand knitted things, or hand,

I love anything that's been hand made.

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And you'll find a lot

of that at op shops too.

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Chryssius: Yeah.

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And it'd be such good condition.

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Michelle: Yes!

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Exactly!

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And, you know, you're not

going to grow out of it, so...

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Chryssius: That is so true.

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Michelle: It's a real

score if you can find.

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I've got one with Dalmatians on it,

it's, it's just adorable, I love it.

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Chryssius: I've totally been

stalking your Facebook page.

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I can't stop scrolling.

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I'm just going through all the photos.

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It's just amazing, some of

the pieces that you've found.

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So can you tell us about maybe

a unique find that sparked an

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idea for one of your creations?

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Michelle: Yes, um, well

that's pretty easy.

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The chocolate mould that

I turned into a handbag.

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Chryssius: Yes, that is incredible.

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Yep.

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Michelle: I love that.

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So it's, it's made of that,

um, soft, is it rubber?

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Well, plastic, soft plastic.

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Chryssius: Silicon.

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Michelle: But as soon as I saw it, because

I didn't have a brown coloured handbag.

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And as soon as I saw it I thought,

oh I could fold it up and sew it

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up and turn it into a handbag.

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So I sewed up the sides and then I

inserted a zip in the top and sewed

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that in and then I lined it with um,

two hard bits of plastic so it sort of

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wouldn't collapse if that makes sense.

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And then the handle was

a, an op shop pendant.

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it's quite effective.

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Chryssius: Ah, how you even thought

to do that it blows my mind.

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Michelle: I look for unusual things

that I can um, turn into something else.

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Particularly hat and bags.

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Chryssius: What are some of

the other ones, some other

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handbags that you've done?

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Michelle: I use tins as handbags,

and as handles I use headphones.

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You just glue the headphones

to the side of it.

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Chryssius: Oh yeah.

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What a great idea!

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Michelle: Yeah, they make

really good handles actually.

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Yeah, one of my favourites.

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And also, um, the retro style

phone, handpiece for phones.

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Chryssius: Oh,

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Michelle: know if you know what I mean,

like the big receiver, yes, yeah, found a

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lot of those in op shops and they make a

good handle on um, handbags, but the way

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I approach it is if you can carry it, and

put something in it, then it's a handbag,

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so it doesn't matter what else it is.

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Chryssius: Yeah, absolutely.

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Michelle: Makes life

much more interesting.

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So I can be looking at objects.

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Yeah, I can look at objects

and I'll see handbags.

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Which aren't handbags, but

that's, that's what I see.

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I like having different things.

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I like, I like having different things.

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But, um, the other one, if may tell

you, I made a handbag out of a, it

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was a water filter jug, and it was

on hard waste, and I attached a

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towel ring to that one as a handle.

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It's one of my favourites too.

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Chryssius: Let's talk about colour

because when you scroll through your

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Facebook page, it is, it's just a rainbow.

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It's a beautiful, beautiful rainbow.

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Some people shy away from

mixing colour and patterns.

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But anyone who looks at your Facebook

page will know that you do not.

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You just dive right in there.

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Do you have any tips for people

who might want to try that type

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of colour mixing out, but might

feel a little bit unsure about it?

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Michelle: Well, bold colours

are bright and happy to begin

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with, that's why I love colours.

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And with mixing patterns, generally it's

that each of my pieces have the same

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colours, and that's what connects them,

even though the patterns are different.

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I currently haven't got anything in the

same patterns, but I would mix those also

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and I would tie it all in by accessorising

in the same colours, if that makes sense.

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So if I had a skirt in a black and

white pattern and a top in a pink and

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white pattern I'd be putting black and

white probably on the shoes and pink and

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white on the headpiece or vice versa.

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And try, try all colours.

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Don't believe that story you've been

told that you only suit one colour,

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because perhaps you haven't found the

right shade of the other colours.

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Don't limit yourself,

it's too, it's too boring.

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Chryssius: And we don't want to be boring.

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I love that your fashion

sense is all about embracing

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individuality and not boring.

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What's your best advice to others to

encourage them to express themselves

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through their clothing choices?

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Michelle: I believe you should

dress up for the hell of it.

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No event required.

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Don't wait for that special

occasion, which may never come.

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You have to get dressed every

day anyway, so why not dress up?

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I only wear a lot of my

outfits on my exercise walks.

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The footpath is my runway.

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Also, create an alter ego, like Veteran

Vamp is my alter ego, and Veteran Vamp

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virtually wears anything she likes,

whereas Michelle Trebilco may not.

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So you, all you have to do is

say, well it's not me wearing

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it, it's that other person.

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Yeah.

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Chryssius: is fabulous.

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And I totally agree with you.

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I'm a big believer in not

saving things for best.

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You know, like wear your clothes.

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Michelle: Yes, I should say that,

that goes for everything, anything,

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that you get, that, um, crystal.

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You go to the op shop and get some

nice crystal glasses and think,

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oh, that'll, that'll be nice and

I'll have special dinners, and then

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you end up not using them again.

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Ah, use them every day.

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Chryssius: What do you think is the

most fun part of op shopping for you?

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Michelle: Finding really different

things, finding handmade things,

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so that can not just clothing.

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It can be um, artworks.

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Find original artworks.

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And, and the fact that you can find

something from anywhere in the world.

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And from any era.

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And, even if you make an impulsive

buy, it doesn't matter so much

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because the money is going to charity

not to some big commercial chain,

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so you don't need to feel guilty.

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That doesn't always work, but...

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Chryssius: So, do you have a lot of

thrifted around your home as well?

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Michelle: Oh, oh it's a nightmare

it's an absolute nightmare.

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I think some people got this idea that

I'm Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City

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and I've got these amazing, super duper

organised wardrobes and, um, the wardrobes

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I use got filled up ages and ages ago.

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My house is a disaster.

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I have piles of clothes

in almost every room.

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There are hats and shoes in

about four rooms in the house.

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It's just, I seriously need help.

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And I sometimes wonder how I

managed to conjure up outfits.

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But I tend to remember certain

pieces so I get something, I buy

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something new and I think, when

I say new I mean from an op shop.

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And I already have in mind

what I can put with it.

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Chryssius: That's incredible.

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You must have an amazing memory

for all the pieces that you own.

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Michelle: Not all of them, some of them.

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. But then I have to find it.

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It's all very well knowing that I've

got it, but then trying to find it.

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So I'm an absolute disaster and there

are so many people just wouldn't be

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able to cope with the state of my house.

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Anyway, at least I've got a good choice.

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That's why I can come up with so

many outfits, I guess, because

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I've got so much to choose from.

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Chryssius: That's right.

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You've got to look on the bright side.

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Michelle: Yes,

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Chryssius: When you're incorporating

your new second hand items into your

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outfits, how do you breathe new life

into them and make them your own?

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What

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Michelle: By wearing them different

ways, either back to front, and wearing

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strapless dresses as skirts, and covering

holes or stains with fabric flowers,

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buttons, or transfers, well, whatever.

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Cause what you do is if you've got a

hole on one side of the dress, you put a

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flower or a button over the hole and then

put a matching button on the other side.

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So holes or stains don't worry me at all.

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And but when you make these changes you're

personalising them, which is always nice.

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Chryssius: Yep, so you're ending

up with a complete one of a

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kind piece that no one else has.

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Is there something in particular

that inspired you to start making

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accessories from the secondhand

treasures that you've found?

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Michelle: I can't remember how, how or

why I first started to be quite honest.

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I do create weird artworks, but I

haven't been doing, much of those lately.

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I've been concentrating on headpieces and

my weird handbags, which I enjoy doing.

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My latest headpiece was a placemat.

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On a headband.

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It, was um, I have to describe it, it's

circular, with sort of holes cut out,

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that's the best way to describe it.

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Geometric.

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So I sort of tilted it,

um, sits at an angle.

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It works quite really well as a headpiece.

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Chryssius: Have you ever thought about

taking your ensembles that you come

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up with to a fashions on the field?

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Michelle: No, I couldn't think of anything

worse, I'm not up to that standard.

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I'd be terrified, absolutely terrified,

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I think previous winners, I'm sure

there has been an op shopped outfit,

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but I just, I, I, it's one thing

I don't have the confidence to do.

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Chryssius: What do you find the

most rewarding about upcycling and

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creating from secondhand materials?

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Michelle: Sense of achievement.

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I guess in making outfits and or

accessories into virtually artworks,

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um, that's what ensembles are to me.

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And that's why it takes a

while to put them all together.

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Chryssius: When you're on the hunt

for materials, how do you go about

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finding just the right pieces?

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Do you have something in mind?

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Or is it more that when you see

something you're inspired and and you

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sort of think, "Oh, I could make this."

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How does it work for you?

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Michelle: Yes, I I don't look for anything

in particular, I just look for something

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interesting which I can, uh, repurpose,

uh, as I said, mainly hats and handbags.

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As for clothes, I look for

different, bit out there designs,

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but I do love vintage as well.

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Chryssius: It's so much better to go in

with an open mind and not specifically

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looking for a particular thing, because

I never find that particular thing.

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I only find that particular thing

when I'm not looking for it.

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Michelle: Oh, but you might

find something better.

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Chryssius: Exactly.

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That is so true.

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Can you share a few of your favourite

success stories or memorable

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moments from your fashion journey?

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Michelle: I created a headpiece

using a, mask, a full face mask.

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I don't know what it's made of,

I don't think it's porcelain,

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but you know, it's all white and

painted if you know what I mean.

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And...

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Chryssius: Oh, yes.

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Like a mask, masquerade mask?

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Michelle: Not quite, it doesn't

have all the, just mainly the

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face and maybe a ruffle around

the face if that makes sense.

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And I attached that to a

headband to go to a hat ball

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and I won "Most Innovative Hat".

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exciting, and I was also commissioned

to, make a headpiece for another event,

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and um, it's one thing just to make them

as you think of them, but when you're

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actually asked to make one, um, , you're

like, oh, oh, what am I going to do?

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Fortunately, I did manage to make

one, and it was very well received.

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Chryssius: How do you keep

your creativity flowing?

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Michelle: I don't know, it just, it only

starts when I see something interesting.

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Chryssius: So that's the catalyst,

finding something in an op shop?

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Michelle: Yes.

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Yes.

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Yep, definitely, I'm always looking.

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I got something, I'm not sure

what it is, , yesterday, which

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I'm going to turn into a hat.

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I know it's not , not supposed to

be, but , it's shape is a hat, so...

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But definitely, just looking.

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Chryssius: Tell us about a time

when you transformed an unexpected

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material into a fashion piece.

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Michelle: Right, well the one that

stands out is the "cone of shame" that

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doggies have to wear after that operation

so they won't scratch their wounds.

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I used it as a peplum over a skirt.

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So very sci-fi.

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I did, this was during one

of our 25 million lockdowns.

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And I did an outfit which I

called "Covid Apocalypse".

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And I had the plastic,

plastic shield mask.

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And I also made a weird headpiece too.

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I forgot what that was made of.

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But it was all white.

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And then I had the big plastic um, cone

around my waist as a peplum over it.

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And I think I've used it as a collar too,

around me, So it's like a Elizabethan

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collar, if you get what I mean.

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You can do that too.

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Of course you can't move in it,

but that's beside the point.

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Fashion is supposed to be

uncomfortable in some cases.

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Um, also I've used a couple

of cat toys as head pieces.

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Chryssius: Well, some of

those are pretty cute.

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Michelle: And um, giant spider legs,

I've put those on top of a hat as well.

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I just sort of arrange them, that's

the best way to describe it, just into

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an interesting shape, because they

bend, so you can twist and turn and

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until you get an interesting shape.

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Another one for the headpiece:

a doll torso on a hat base,

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which looks like a dress.

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So it's circular, if you can picture it.

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Um, also, I've made stoles, or worn kids

soft toys as stoles, if that makes sense.

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Chryssius: Do you just take the,

like, the stuffing or the beans out?

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Michelle: No, some of them have floppy

sort of leg things, so ,you don't need to.

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And also, um, scarves

from soft snake toys.

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So I put a snake around

my neck as a scarf.

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Chryssius: That's fantastic.

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don't even think of doing these things.

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This is amazing.

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Michelle: Well they're quite,

they're quite effective.

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I mean, and probably cheaper to buy a

soft toy snake than it is to buy a scarf.

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And once again, it's individual.

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Chryssius: Can you tell us about Matisse?

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Michelle: Oh my dear boy, well, we

got Matisse because so missed having

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a Golden Retriever in our lives.

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My previous Goldie, Kalmah, she

used to model hats and she had

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a huge following of her own.

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When I, she, mentioned her passing

on, a Facebook page that I'm a member

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of, there were 7k responses well 7k's

likes and something, or 3 or 4k comments

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on a dog that people didn't know.

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That's how much they thought

of her and loved her.

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And she was very placid.

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Hats would slip down over her eyes, she

wouldn't care, she'd just still sit there.

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That's it.

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Um, and I think it, well, most people

love animals, and it fun to include

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her, and I still include her in a sense.

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I choose hats that she would have worn

if she was still here, and I put that

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on the pillow that I have in her image,

which, , stands next to me in the

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photos, and Matisse is there also, and

I dress him up in, um, scarves and ties.

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And he tolerates those.

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He doesn't like anything on his

head, he shakes it off straight away.

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Chryssius: Yeah, I've seen

quite a few ties on him, he's

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obviously very accommodating.

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Michelle: Yep, and he's

very needy and very loving.

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Chryssius: Yeah.

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I love seeing him in your photos.

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Michelle: He's a lovely boy.

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Chryssius: Do you take your own photos?

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I know some of them are mirror

selfies, but there's quite a lot of

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photos that you've taken outdoors.

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Are you taking your own photos?

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Or do you have someone

who takes them for you?

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Michelle: long suffering

husband, um, takes them.

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Chryssius: How does he feel about that?

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Michelle: Oh, he, look, he's

very, he's very easygoing, and

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I think he just accepts it now.

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I mean there are some times when he said

to me, Haven't you got a picture yet?

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So that's when I know I've gone on for

too long, because normally it doesn't.

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Because I can't see the result

until after he's taken the picture,

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I don't know how I should stand.

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Because angles are so important

and things can look so

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different from different angles.

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Lighting.

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Sometimes I've tried photos outside

but the outfit looks terrible.

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I go inside into the laundry

and it looks, it looks fine.

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So yeah, look, he's used to it.

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Chryssius: And is he, is

he a fashion lover as well?

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Michelle: Ah!

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No, no.

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no.

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He wears t shirts and shorts.

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We make quite an odd couple

if we're out and about.

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He's all casual and I'm

dressed up, but I don't care.

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Chryssius: What a good husband.

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Do you have a favourite

place for taking your photos?

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Michelle: The outfit determines

where, where I take my photos.

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If it's generally just of one colour,

or only a couple of colours, I

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like to do the green backdrop, you

know, trees or hedges or something.

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But if it's a bit more complex, I tend

to do the, the garage door, because

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the, garage door is a blank canvas.

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Chryssius: Do people recognise

you when you're out and about?

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Michelle: Yes.

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Chryssius: In a good way, I hope.

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Michelle: Oh yes, no.

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But some people have, have, have messaged

me or commented on a post later that

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they saw me but they never said hello.

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I said, "oh please say hello!"

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One time actually it was when I was,

in hospital after I broke my wrist.

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Some person was going, "VV, VV", and

I thought she was saying "Phoebe."

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So I didn't, I didn't answer at all.

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Then I suddenly realised

that she meant me.

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And um, one lady, she was across

the street from me and she just

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started yelling out "Michelle!"

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"Michelle!"

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And um it was very funny and she

apologised for being so over exuberant and

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I found out she lived in Perth, but she'd

come up from, New Zealand as a shearer.

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Most interesting person, and

so I invited her for tea.

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She came to, uh, cup of tea the next day,

and that was all just chance encounter.

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Oh, you know, it's nice to meet people,

I mean, how interesting was that?

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She was great, yes.

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Lots of fun.

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As I said, fashion should be fun.

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Chryssius: I agree.

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Do you have a best bargain brag?

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So this can be something

that you've purchased

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Michelle: yes.

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Chryssius: I'd love to hear about

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Michelle: Yep.

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Okay, Gianni Versace dress.

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An original Gianni Versace

for $7 from Bayswater Salvos.

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Now, I didn't look at the label,

because the label wasn't, before I

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bought it, I didn't look at the label.

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The label wasn't at the neck.

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It was actually in the side, but

I, I just liked the print of it.

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Now, I didn't know it was

Versace, so that shows you what

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a useless fashionista I, am.

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On the train going home after buying

the, the dress, I did look inside of the

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label and that's when I saw a side label,

seam label, sorry, that it was Versace,

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so I took a picture of it and the print

of my dress and sent it to my friend,

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Sonia, who's very au fait with all the

designers and she said, yep, she said,

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I'm pretty sure that's a genuine Gianni.

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Chryssius: What a find!

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Michelle: So I can only imagine the

person who priced it didn't look at

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the seam for a label either, like me.

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And the other one was, um, vintage

Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses,

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which I got for, I think it was

around $6 from Boronia Salvos.

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But I don't look for designer

things, I wear anything.

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I wear cheap costume stuff, precious.

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I'm not precious.

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As I've said before, I'll wear

things with holes and stains because

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I can fix them up, cover them up.

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Chryssius: I love everything

that you've told me today.

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It's been fantastic chatting with you.

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Where can people find you?

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Michelle: I am on Instagram,

but I never post on it, so it

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would be pointless going there.

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My Facebook page is "Veteran Vamp:

A Thriftilicious Fashionista".

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Chryssius: I'll make sure that I have that

linked for everyone, in the show notes.

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Michelle: And it, it's

not all just about me.

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I post photos of people, other

people whose style I admire.

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I have regulars that I post every week,

and I often post photos of interesting

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colourful people I encounter when I'm

out and about, because I find that my

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followers like to see just normal people

looking cool, if that makes sense.

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And I also post photos of my nature walks

and also lots of pictures of Matisse.

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Chryssius: Of course!

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Michelle: Of course.

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Chryssius: Of course.

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Reloved Radio: Sustainable Fashion Stories
Be inspired by the individuals who are not only transforming wardrobes but also paving the way for a planet-friendly fashion revolution. Tune in every second Tuesday to discover how these incredible stories of secondhand style, sustainable fashion, upcycling, rewearing and reselling are reshaping the narrative of our closets... and, in turn, our world.

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Chryssius Dunn

Wife. Mother. Op-shops. Re-wearing. Anti-fast fashion. Decaf coffee. Cat videos. Train surfing. Nude skydiving. What? Oh, I was just listing words.