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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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Garage sale in sunny England!

After a great weekend including 40th Party, a boot sale topped off with a beach walk in Rye, it was time to head home. We needed to make a move as we had a long drive back from Rye, nudge nudge, wink wink! As soon as we did my fella and I both looked at each other and smiled knowingly. No words needed as we had both spotted a garage sale sign on the way to the beach walk when both our heads nearly fell off driving past. We popped into the sale, I didn’t buy anything. Chatting to the Woman who ran it we found out, she did it for herself and neighbours every week during the summer (grey pound). She told me this in her sun top from her deckchair through her Mr Ed style garage door, half open, loved her relaxed style. Another coo of the day was I spotted two well know dealers faces I recognised from Portobello, ohhhh err. Oh I we got caught by our friends as they drove past the garage sale, well they wouldn’t expect anything less!

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