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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Saturday, 14 August 2010

A book of ones own

Do you ever have something you have been meaning to do and never get around to it? Well this is mine. I have been looking for a little note book to keep names of wonderful inspiring people and things I don’t want to forget. In the real physical world I am awful with names and I never remember people’s names when introduced until I know something about them. It’s as if there name has a secret code that I need to unravel by attaching something real about them and then bingo I am connected and I remember. In this age of information over load if I find or hear about something that interests me, if I don’t scribble it down on a piece of paper it’s gone. Is the concept of note books and paper vintage? I bought this little book from WHsmiths in Waterloo station. The book title on the cover design has to be on my top list of books to read if you are a girl or woman and ever want to do your own thing!

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