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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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses - Dorothy Parker

One of my favourite Dorothy Parker quotes, why because she was so right back then in 30s! I adore beauty and brain in a gal, darling! Sadly I am coming to that time in life where I squint at the London A-Z. So check these vintage reading glasses and another pair of sunglasses (remember my draw full of sunglasses in previous blog) found at a boot sale in surrey for £1.50 each. I bargained the lady down from £2 a pair to £3 for both.

Here’s another little tip I had a pair of vintage glasses updated with new lenses at specsavers a couple of years ago , luckily the guy that was serving me collected all sorts of glasses, a bit of a geek and was up for giving it a go. Today I am the proud owner of pink and white vintage wing reading glasses. It’s all about the wing when it comes to vintage reading glasses style. These ones are next in line for the new lens transformation, books at the ready gals.

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