Sunday, November 29, 2015

Introduction to Michelle Paganini a.k.a. Paganoonoo

Hello, my name is Michelle Paganini.  I've been studying Fashion Design for the last 6 years at Canada College in Redwood City, CA.  Once I started to learn about the negative impact of new fashion I made a pledge to myself to stop buying new retail. That was over 4 years ago. 

I now buy from thrift stores, consignment shops and rework my own clothing. I've used the skills I've used learned to create repeatable new designs. Upcycling has become a burning passion. My blog Thrifted, Gifted, Bought, Made @ shares my work and passion. 

I'm thrilled to join the Refashion Co-op group and I'm looking forward to interacting with everyone. 

Sometimes upcycling is as simple as making a a pilled cashmere sweater wearable again with a bit of elbow grease. 

Or changing buttons. 

Or with a bit more effort embellishing something into one-of-a-kind art to wear. 


Carissa said...

Welcome, Michelle! I *adore* that black and white embellished coat. It's just beautiful!

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Marisa Glied said...

Welcome! Cant't wait to see your upcoming posts! Sometimes the most simple of changes have the biggest results!

Michelle Paganini said...

Thank you Clarissa,

That coat sold at a charity auction for discarded to divine in SFO a few years ago. It was fun to do.