DSC07475My friend J’s mum is a couturier. So going op-shopping with J is a frustrating experience – she’ll pick up an ugly $10 drop-waisted peach coloured curtain-fabric dress and say airily ‘Oh, I’ll just get mum to alter it”.  The next thing you know she’s decked out in a jealousy-inducing one-of-a-kind vintage outfit.

I’m not so lucky, so I rely on the friendly and attentive staff at Alterations Now to turn my op-shop purchases into fabulous chic. Their latest assignment – transforming a Ted Baker LBD picked up at the MTC Garage Sale and transforming it into an Audrey Hepburn worthy cocktail dress.  For my Breakfast at Tiffany’s moment, $65.

PS The red shoes are by Georgina Goodman which I bought heavily discounted at the Scanlan & Theodore clearance store.