We're all about the tenets of sustainable fashion and we maintain there's not much better than reuse. Bandra's preloved clothing popups are always on our radar and this one is inspired by our favourite neighbourhood mainstay: the Bandra aunty.
Stylist, fashion consultant and thrifter Nikhil D ran into Betty Clifford during a shoot upstairs at her home, the iconic Peace Haven bungalow. But this true-blue (no pun intended) Bandra aunty is a self-confessed ex-hoarder learning to let go. A week later, he handpicked 45 pieces from her wardrobe, many of them impulsive buys she'd barely worn.
Aunty Betty's fashion finds from all over the world are now available for purchase (some nipped, tucked and updated, some sold as is) in an exhibition curated by Nikhil and styled into full fictional aunty-outfits (skirt suits, pussy-bow blouses and dainty frocks!). It also has several of our favourite designers thrown into the mix, including Bodice, ekà, Shift, péro, plus vintage from Lovebirds and Viange. Aunty Betty's share of the profits go to St Andrew's Church Charity so we recommend you go for the clothes and the cause, and you stay for the port wine and cutlet pao. We're all about the Bandra aunty, after all.