Whatkarenfound is a documentary blog for one year only of my fashion and lifestyle items I find and buy. I am not a conventional shopper. I find high street and shopping centers/ complexes uninspiring and patronizing! I shop alternatively, Charity Shops, Boot Sales, Markets, Auctions, Antique Centre's, Retro Shops and the good old Jumble sales. This is an experiment to see if what I find inspires my work as a designer and stylist. All content on this blog is created by Karen Savage. Enjoy !

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Karen Savage is a Feminist in the Fashion Industry. A thinker with a heart, who would like to share her Savage world. For over two decades, Karen Savage’s keen sense of ‘now’ and exuberant sense of humour have lead her on a gloriously winding path, questioning everything ‘fashion’ has to offer. From Designer to Stylist, Trend Forecaster to Creative Director, Blogger and Artist - Karen Savage has been there, done that and turned ‘fashion’ on its head and into something new. Karen is outspoken and charming, a self-proclaimed ‘Council Estate Princess’ via Birkenhead. The Independent crowned her the ‘Queen of Tongue n Chic’. Karen first sprung to public consciousness in the early 90s with her own critically-acclaimed fashion label SAVAGE and her controversial slogan-tees. She explores themes of feminism and sustainability in her work. The UK press just couldn't get enough of this ironic designer and everyone from Just 17, The Times to Radio 4s Women’s Hour has interviewed Karen Savage. Karen Savage is a Senior Lecturer at The London College of Fashion, St. Martin's College of Art and The Hong Kong Design Institute. She also freelances as a Creative Director in Print and Licensing.

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Monday, 21 June 2010

Tea with the Queen

Royal mugs are where it’s at! Not last Christmas but the one before I bought one of my sisters a selection mugs featuring the royal family as a Christmas present. The credit crunch had just hit and I was looking for creative and thrifty way to buy gifts that year. After giving it to her, to my horror she couldn’t hide the disappointment on her face and said “oh no karen these are so wrong, I don’t have a cabinet and I am not into displaying things and letting them gathering dust” Once I explained the concept behind the gift that they are not for display and are not for best but for everyday normal best, she got it! I recently found another 6 royal mugs for my own use at a boot sale in Surrey. I bought them for a £1 each from a boot seller who told me he had another 38 boxes of a collection to sell. So I say go buy royal mugs for a pound and have tea with the queen and the royals for everyday best!


  1. Nice one, Karen. I will have a brew in my Balmoral-purchased God Save the Queen mug in just a moment... x

  2. Ohhh I am jel of that one... got my eye on it,
    god Save the Queen and all ! cuppa tea sorts everything out x