Free & Fearless Style ~ Upcycled Fashion

Self-expression just for fun!

Dress up for fun! Fearless Fashion & Unique Style is forever IN.

We all have days, if we are lucky, in which we can just frump about in our most comfortable, possibly holy, frayed or stained clothes.

On other days we can really dress up just for ourselves or for work, shopping or an outing.

I would like to thank and celebrate those people who do so boldly and with no regard for superficial rules. These brave people understand the necessity of living authentically and out loud and in doing so demonstratively give the rest of humanity permission to do the same.

Across the world, this is often seen among the more advanced in years people who have learnt that many rules are constricting and should be broken for the sake of fun, self-expression and sanity.

Be bold, be adventurous. Do profound things, dazzle yourself and the world. Don’t wear beige: it might kill you. Contribute to society, and live large. Life is short, make every moment count. It is never too late to find your passion.” — Sue Kreitzman.


Oldest Worker Award 
Sally Gordon At Age 101

At the age of 101, Sally Gordon won America’s Outstanding Oldest Worker Award in 2010, at a ceremony in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was honoured at the state capitol as Amirica’s “Outstanding Oldest Worker.”

Sally passed away at age 102, leaving a legacy of good taste and hard work. Inspiring indeed.

Gordon began working for the Legislature in 1984 at the age of 75.  She was assistant sergeant-at-arms.  She was also honored as America’s Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2010, besting women across the country for the award given by Experience Works, the nation’s largest nonprofit training center for older workers.

Gordon was also known for her grace and sense of style.  She also worked as a model, and a court reporter in her lifetime.”

Some more inspiration in the video below. It is so refreshing how many of these unique fashionistas shop at Animal Welfare and other thrift shops. Some of the donated clothing has never been worn and even has its tags still attached. There is a veritable feast of finds out there.

A growing body of consumer research on intersectionality in the marketplace focuses on identifying overlapping oppressive consumer identity categories, such as gender and race.

Yet this work tends to prioritize microlevel agency over power relations within structures and practices of domination.

Drawing on the more transformative aspects of intersectionality theory, as well as a focused media and netnographic investigation of the Advanced Style movement in North America, we examine how advanced (aged 50+) female style influencers help transform the ageist and sexist fashion and beauty markets.

Specifically, these women enact two forms of embodied resistance informed by the Western dominant discourse of successful ageing (deconstructing gendered and ageist fashion and defying gendered and ageist beauty) using the social media platform Instagram.

We conclude with future research directions on the transformative potential of embodied resistance for various doubly oppressive gendered and ageist marketplaces.


Go forth and have FUN!