On Saturday 14th I attended the fifth annual Rumble in the Jumble on behalf of Oxfam Fashion.
If you’re anything like me, you love having a root around through piles of second hand clothes, hunting for something that you can picture yourself wearing. Now imagine that a huge number of those clothes and accessories were once owned by your fave celebs and it gets pretty exciting. The cherry on top of this massive fashion cake (you know what I mean..) is that proceeds go to Oxfam GB – supporting the Music Circle’s work in Myanmar! I was in second hand/celeb/charity heaven!
What is Rumble in the Jumble?
RITJ was set up in 2012 by TV presenter Dawn Porter, Caroline Flack and Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney and now run with additional help from The Music Circle, a subsidiary of Annie Lennox’s The Circle.
Who was there?
Gemma Cairney was hosting so was busy keeping shoppers and stall holders happy and had boundless energy all day (impressed & jealous). I also spotted and chatted to Laura Whitmore, Caroline Flack, Dan from Bastille, Angela Scanlon and Georgia LA
The Music Circle will be funding Oxfam who intend to make long-lasting changes to gender equality in Myanmar. Increasing women’s political representation and advising on policies which will influence the whole society to include and welcome women in positions of authority. In raising awareness that it is right and appropriate for women to share decision-making roles with men, changes will become widespread and sustainable.
If we lift up women, we lift up everyone.
As the doors opened at 12, the room was filled with hundreds of thrifty shoppers of all ages rooting between the stalls. There was a great mixture of clothes, accessories, books and records. I chatted to a few stall holders; some had been rumbling for years and for others it was their first year. But everyone was buzzing about the day ahead and mad busy selling, chatting, replenishing stock and dancing along to the great tunes the DJ’s were treating us to.
As well as my fave pics from instagram, I’ve included my own photos from the day. Designer gear, high street finds, kittens, DJs, vagina costumes and everything in between!
Women empowering women
The smashbox team were busy glamming us up – great make up skills and hair tips for this season. Apparently we should be experimenting with hair braids by using different hair chalks and watching the colours blend within the plaits 🙂
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The UK's biggest celebrity jumble sale kicks off… Rumble In The Jumble is run by @themusic_circle raising money for @OxfamGB. Head down to Oval Space, #Hackney. Open till 6pm. Celebrity donations include Kate Moss, Keira Knightley, Annie Lennox, Elton John, David Gandy, Florence And The Machine, Paloma Faith, The 1975 and many more! || #RITJ #thisislondon #londonreviewed || 📷 @rozzerm
Because it was such a great day, we trended number on Twitter in the UK – sooooo decent
MASSIVE shoutout to you reading if you came along on the day – I hope you had as good a time as I did!
Big up to all the DJ’s – the tunes were fab the atmosphere was great.
High five to the amazing brands & services who donated items for RITJ. You allowed us all the find some jazzy pieces, cool services & raise even more money.
Thumbs up, hugs and endless fist bumps to the celebs who donated clothes! Kate Moss, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Fearne Cotton, Stormzy; the list goes on and on. Here’s to you superstars for using your platform for such a great cause & contributing to making the crazy world of fashion a little more sustainable. You da best.
And lastly, all the congratulatory gestures (can’t think of anymore.. pat on the back!?) to the organisers & stall holders! Gemma, Gen, Kate and everyone involved – such a great event pulled off with style. AH-MAZ-ING
That’s all for now but stay tuned for my next post where I’ll show you my fave purchases from the day & how I’m stylin’ them. And head over to Oxfam Fashion Blog for more goss from the day and celebs fave items – coming in the next few days 🙂