So we graduated, and the economy tanked.
Now what are two radical NYC fashion school graduates to do!? Probably grab our wellies, mosey over to Ireland and till the old soil. Makes good sense right?
Obviously, fleeing the real world changed us dramatically. We were living on a hippie refuge in the mountains, building stonewalls, growing vegetables and this was us:
During our time in Ireland, we dressed for farming. Our self-imposed uniform was the same mank t-shirts, cut-offs and wellies day after day. But every time we ventured into “town,” the thrift shops reminded us that we hadn’t entirely left behind our love of clothes. The thrill of not knowing what we might find was irresistible. We couldn’t walk past the store windows without popping in to check for new gems; hoping to get the chance to give some old frock a new life.
Our overseas farming adventures made us realize that we’ve always been and always will be thrifters. For us finding a one of a kind vintage piece is WAY more exciting than going to the mall and buying off the rack. We realized it didn’t matter if we could find fashion related jobs when we came home. Expressing ourselves through personal style is a permanent part of our lives; we play dress up every day!
It feels good to know that we’ve been dressing in an eco-friendly and affordable way for years, and it doesn’t limit our options. Don’t get us wrong, we’re inspired by well-known designers, but the full effect of our sensibility is drawn from more eclectic sources and we’ve decided it’s time to share.
RadMademoiselles, is for finding style in interesting places. We want to spur greener lifestyles and encourage a sense of pride in individuality. Our perspective on stylish wardrobes has no shortage of humor and believe us, we understand the concept of “sweatpants” days.
We can’t wait to post our wacky ideas all over the internets!
Love, the RadMads