SJP

Oxfam Fashion blogger

SJP

A fashion fanatic and freelance journalist based in Bristol, SJP loves raiding her grandma's wardrobe, rummaging at vintage fairs and photographing her finds for Ship-Shape & Bristol Fashion, her style blog for the South West.

All posts by SJP

How to: Host a Clothes Swap

Have you been to a clothes swap, 'swishing' party or similar before? If not then you're missing out on procuring clothes in an ethical and guilt-free way.  ...

Shopping for Vintage - how to spot a deal breaker

Is there anything worse than buying a piece of clothing only for it to languish at the back of your wardrobe for months, maybe even years, before you have to admit defeat and...

DIY: How To Cross Stitch Your Own Christmas Cards

As lovely as shop-bought cards can be, they can never quite match the quaintness of a handmade, personalised card. I like to make a selection of Christmas cards every year and...

Party Dresses: Bloggers Picks

This week, as you know, we are looking at party dresses! We asked some of our bloggers to show us their favourite party dresses of the season and share their unique stories...

Shopping on a Shoestring

The fashion weeks are all over, autumn is making way for winter and those in the know are already planning their Spring/Summer 14 wardrobes. If you're a fan of the high...

How To Survive a Vintage Kilo Sale

Consumers are becoming more and more thrifty when it comes to shopping for their clothes. 'Charity shop chic', 'vintage' and 'shwopping' are common words...

SJPs Ten Reasons to Visit the Oxfam Festival Shop

Were you on of the lucky ones to bag tickets to a music festival this summer? With Latitude Festival just around the corner, you may be franticly deciding what to pack or rushing...

Vintage Culture Bath Fashion Museum

Fashion inspiration can strike in many places these days but, for designers, stylists and fashion editors, the history books are often one of the best places to start.That's why I love...

How To Wash Your Vintage

Buying vintage clothing is exciting for numerous reasons. You're helping give old clothes a new lease of life, you're guaranteed not to spot anyone else wearing a carbon copy of the...

How to... make a Christmas stocking

Christmas is just around the corner and what could be a more fitting DIY for this time of year than a festive Christmas stocking?  Something of a European tradition, children have hung...