Meet Lauren and Will.
Lauren and Will have been a couple for...
Sorry, this isn't actually an advertising feature for achingly cool French clothing brand The Kooples, although you might be forgiven for thinking so... (I mean look at them!)
Lauren and Will are actually a couple, though, so I was very honoured when they gave up their Valentines Day morning (which they could have spent feeding each other heart-shaped cupcakes and other similar romantic activities) to take up the Norwich Fashion Jam Style Challenge at the Age UK shop on London Street.
Many of you might recognise this particular style-savvy pair...
Will's alter-ego is local guitar act 'Old Feathers'- check him out at a gig venue near you (including the Norwich Fashion Jam show on March 14th!)- and Lauren is the founder of successful local jewellery brand 'Please Stand By' whose quirky illustrated neckwear adorns the collars of all the Norwich Fash Pack. Her designs are currently being sold on ASOS among other places, definitely check them out!
With a Guitarist and a Jewellery Designer on board, we were obviously onto a winner in the style stakes.
Will and Lauren told me that they regularly shop in charity shops and they both obviously have a great eye for putting interesting pieces together.
I set the guys a challenge to put together an outfit in 30 minutes that they would happily wear, all from garments and accessories that they could find in the Age UK London Street shop.
After some quick decision-making, Lauren and Will disappeared into their changing rooms ready to emerge in their head-to-toe charity shop outfits! Here's what they came up with...
Here at the Norwich Fashion Jam office, we think they did a pretty amazing job! Both our models acquired a new purchase- Will couldn't walk away from an Issey Miyake shirt for £7.99, and Lauren was very taken with the blue coat, which ended up going home with her at £6.99, along with three pairs of vintage 80s earrings at 99p a pop- we shouldn't be surprised really, she's got an eye for jewellery!
Here are the rest of the shots showing their outfits in all their glory. We think they look incredible...
If you think you've got the skills to take up the Norwich Fashion Jam Style Challenge and style an outfit for our blog, get in touch with us on email@example.com !