Create Hollywood glamour with smart charity shop buys

Design by Peter Quinnell, one of the winners of last year's Front Row Charity Shop Challenge
Design by Peter Quinnell, one of the winners of last year's Front Row Charity Shop Challenge

CAN you create a charity shop outfit that exudes Hollywood glamour, with a budget of just £10?

The annual Front Row fashion show brings together local designers, stylists, and creative types, who use vintage, recycled, and second hand pieces in their creations.

This year the theme is Hollywood, and ahead of the fashion show, which is to take place on November 6, at Masonic Hall, St Leonards, the invitation is thrown open to all to take part in the Charity Shop Challenge.

According to fashion show organiser Maika Crampton, the key is originality and to get creative.

“Think of something that inspires you,” she said. “Think of your favourite film or favourite film star, and then go out and look for bits and pieces.”

The challenge is open to all, and the charity shop clothes must be re-worked or customised to the theme ‘Film Star’.

The winners will have the opportunity to model, or have their clothes modelled for them on the catwalk at the fashion show in November.

To enter send jpg images of “before” and “after” and a few words about where you found the clothes and your inspiration to frontrowsouthcoast@hotmail.com.

Entries must be in by Friday, October 28.