The rules? You must come armed and weighed down with your item and then wham-bam you trade for something that really captures your eye. Ella De Guzman of Siopaella, Dublin’s favourite consignment store featuring a carefully curated and unique designer inventory was also at the Morgan. She had plenty of advice for people afraid to break the hoarding style habit. ?When it comes to choosing outfits to up-cycle at a Galaxy Style Exchange I would ask yourself when did I wear this last?? If it has been more than six months then maybe it is time to let it go to a new loving home.? I always try to give my ?potential? swap pieces one more attempt, though more often than not I am reminded of why I fell out of love with them?.
The Galaxy Style Exchange is now open.? For more information on how you can hold your own Style Exchange visit?http://www.galaxy.ie/host-your-own/ or join in the stylish conversation on Twitter @Galaxy_ie #GalaxyStyle.
In the meantime we here at IMAGE are hosting our own exclusive Galaxy Style Exchange style swapping party. Fashion Editor Sive O’Brien is inviting you and your best fashion friend to join us for next Tuesday evening in The Residence, Stephen’s Green, Tuesday. To nab an invite all you have to do is Instagram a picture of a forgotten piece from your wardrobe that you’d like to bring on the night with the hashtag ?IMAGEGalaxystyleswap and 25 of the chicest entries will receive an invite to this exclusive event.
As the Galaxy tagline goes: Why have cotton when you can have silk? Get snapping. Get swapping.
Jeanne Sutton @jeannedesutun