For Sarah Henry, a person of the joys of pre-cherished trend is its concealed history – imagining the glamorous parties that frocks might have danced the evening absent at, or the grand occasion where only Sunday ideal would do. 

“The issue I enjoy about classic apparel is that it has a story, but it is 1 we will hardly ever know,” she says. 

Sarah runs The Rather Parlour, styling and offering vintage and recycled apparel. Her favorite style eras are the Georgian and Edwardian durations. 

A vintage wedding gown by The Pretty Parlour and bouquet by Pick a Lily. Model: Masie Mcentee

A vintage wedding gown by The Pretty Parlour and bouquet by Choose a Lily. Model: Masie Mcentee

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She commenced out selecting hats, then specialised in vintage marriage gowns and now addresses all regions of vintage trend – garments, hats, jewellery and components. 

If you want to stand out from the crowd, shopping pre-liked is the way to go – next-hand stores and markets are a treasure trove of 1-off parts. You are also performing your little bit for the environment way too.

And that is the information of the Rock That Model charity demonstrate.

On Sunday, Sarah and a host of vintage and pre-loved businesses from Norfolk are coming together at Eaton Neighborhood Centre in Norwich. 

The event will be packed with intelligent styling concepts and suggestions for those of us who are seeking to store far more sustainably and mindfully.      

“The thought for the exhibit arrived to me while at operate,” says Sarah.  

“I’ve been associated in manner shows ahead of and I just assumed it would be terrific to organise a person immediately after the horrific two years we have had with Covid 19 and place some thing back into the community whilst elevating revenue for charity.” 

One particular of the good causes the function is boosting income for is the stillbirth and neonatal loss of life charity Sands.  

As Sarah clarifies, it is a charity that is especially near to her heart and some of the models taking part. 

“When another person loses a baby, it is devastating, existence-transforming and isolating,” she states.

“Being a mum or dad myself I are unable to think about just about anything even worse. We abruptly missing a close friend and colleague Emily O’Dell and newborn Finley 6 several years ago,” she carries on. “Sands is a charity that quietly sits in the background, but does an amazing work, supporting bereaved moms and dads, households and good friends.

Sarah's friend and colleague Emily O'Dell, who died six years ago

Sarah’s friend and colleague Emily O’Dell, who died 6 yrs back. Just one of the charities that the Rock My Style fashion show is increasing cash for is the stillbirth and neonatal dying charity Sands.

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“I am a great believer that we need to never ignore our lost loved types and whatsoever I can do to assist charities I will.” 

Sarah began assembling a workforce, with close friends and family stepping up to help organise the exhibit.   

“I approached the two people today that often assist me what ever I toss at them – Jeahan Liz Tuddenham, a skilled hair and make-up artist and tutor at Norwich College of Magnificence, and photographer Alan Lyall,” she claims.   

“They were the two on board, so I begun to get organising. I made a decision that the catwalk types would be family and good friends, as this then will make outfits available to everybody.”  

As lots of of us are now realising, throwaway quickly trend can come with hidden expenditures, from the operating circumstances of the folks employed in textile factories to the environmental influence of the production course of action and the garments which are cast off and sent to landfill. 

“I desired to display that classic, upcycled, recycled and sustainable apparel can be styled and re-applied,” claims Sarah.   

“According to studies we throw absent up to 70lbs every of clothing a yr, which equates to 235 million objects of clothing heading into our landfill internet sites. About 140 million of those people items could be recycled.  

“Clothing has the fourth major effects on the setting, causing 10% of all world wide emissions. This is terrifying, so I resolved that the display would be dependent on reusing and recycling.”

There will be 21 models taking component for Jeahan and her hair and make-up crew to get prepared for the clearly show and Alan will be taking images. 

The vintage small business appearing are: 

Morwenna Farrell Illustrations 

Morwenna Farrell Illustrations

Morwenna Farrell Illustrations will be having component in the demonstrate. Product: Isobel Henry, hair and make-up artist: Jeahan Liz Tuddenham

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Morwenna buys pieces of classic clothes and screen prints them with her personal models. 

Style From Vintage  

Fashion From Vintage will be taking part in the Rock That Style fashion show

Style From Vintage will be getting section in the Rock That Design and style style exhibit

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Cat tends to make bespoke merchandise of apparel by making use of everything from tablecloths to sheets. 

Girl B Loves  

Lady B Loves is taking part in the Rock That Style fashion show

Woman B Loves is getting part in the Rock That Style style exhibit

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Jenny specialises in classic influenced clothes from attire, knitwear by to equipment, at her store in the Royal Arcade, Norwich. 

The Really Parlour  
Sarah designs and sells all facets of vintage and recycled outfits from marriage robes to jewellery. 

Wake Up Minimal Susie  

Wake Up Little Susie specialises in vintage nightwear. Model: Lea Sara Jennison

Wake Up Little Susie specialises in vintage nightwear. Model: Lea Sara Jennison

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Susie is a specialist collector and seller of classic nightwear and holds normal pop-up shops, like at Girl B Enjoys. 

Huge C Bridal    
Cancer charity Massive C’s bridal boutique in Timberhill, Norwich, sells pre-beloved marriage ceremony robes, bridesmaid’s attire and add-ons.   


Accessories made from upcycled bottle tops by Re.Creart

Components created from upcycled bottle tops by Re.Creart

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Deborah Allan hand-makes beautiful earrings out of bottle tops and other recycled merchandise.  

Sarah claims that she is grateful to the hair and make-up staff of Jeahan (@jeahantuddenhamhair on Instagram), Kathy (@kathyhairandwellbeing), Lea (@ladyloveleahair), Laura (@Minor_star_natural beauty_co), Lina (@Linahallbergmakeup), Courtney (@courtneyyywarddbeautyy), Charlie (@charlie_day_natural beauty) and Jade (@lumibeautyjade), who will be getting the staff of models all set for the show, photographer Alan, D&H amusement and all the types. 

“I have the privilege of doing the job with lots of terrific skilled individuals who assistance me design and style my tips,” she states.  

The Rock That Model manner clearly show is getting held on Sunday, June 12, at Eaton Neighborhood Centre, South Park Avenue, Norwich.

Doorways open up at 5.30pm and the exhibit starts off at 7pm. 

Tickets price £5 and are readily available from Eventbrite, Girl B Loves in the Royal Arcade, Norwich, Significant C Bridal in Timberhill, Norwich, B&Q Boundary Road, Norwich and on the doorway. 

Sarah’s guidelines for obtaining vintage 
Charity retailers are just one of the most effective destinations to resource vintage and 2nd-hand apparel as you can see what you are obtaining and regardless of whether it will healthy.  

There are also numerous wonderful classic clothes shops in and all-around Norwich, including on Norwich Marketplace.   

Web-sites like eBay, Vinted, Preloved and Etsy are other terrific ways to resource next-hand and vintage, but make guaranteed you get all the measurements you require. Legitimate classic dresses can be much scaled-down than current day clothing, so make guaranteed you do your homework right before purchasing.  

Fashion goes round in circles, so it will by no means be out of date. You can combine new with aged, textures and colors to support the atmosphere.