Someone is sitting next to you in a coffee place, at a a different table, wearing a very stylish jacket. You would love to know where they got it, but you never have the nerve to ask about the story? We really like those stories, about what people wear, repair, share and most of all: treasure. And sometimes have the nerve to ask 🙂 So this time, Hailey from Palace of Bliss told all about her life, her work, her love of fair fashion and about her outfit – read her story in this new Show and Tell!
Tell me a bit about yourself
My name is Hailey Noa and I am the founder of the fair fashion and sustainable lifestyle blog Palace of Bliss. I would describe myself as a fair fashion lover, an eco ninja and a yoga obsessive.
With Palace of Bliss I want to inspire women (and men) to move towards a more sustainable and conscious lifestyle. Fashion is a big part of that. Unlike what is often thought, living sustainable doesn’t mean your life can’t be fun anymore or that you have to give up on your sense of style and comfort. There was a time when I thought that as well.
If clothes can be pretty, sustainable and fair, why would you buy anything else?
By being curious about the alternatives, I discovered you can live a more sustainable and conscious life while keeping the style and comfort that you love. And the best thing is that you can create all of that, without being harmful to the people who made your clothes, to the environment or to animals. So, if clothes can be pretty, sustainable and fair, why would you buy anything else, right?
What is your best spot to get new favourites? What do you treasure?
I am a huge fan of vintage kilo sales. Up till now, they have never disappointed. I love that they sell good quality and unique products. And the prices are usually really good as well!
One of my favorite blazers is from a vintage kilo sale. I like its classic but tough look. Whenever I feel like dressing up, this is my go-to item!
How would you describe your style?
When it comes to my style, black is my favourite colour. Somehow when I’m dressed in black, I feel like the best version of myself. Other than black, I love everything that shines and glitters. I love the uniqueness of clothes that have details like this. That is why I am wearing dark colors and spangles in the picture!
Great how you can discover
cool old items in your own closet!
I am also a big lover of the leather look. I had totally forgotten about the pant that I’m wearing in the picture. One day I found it in the back of my closet and now it is one of my favourite pieces of clothes! Great how you can discover
cool old items in your own closet!
What are you wearing?
I’m wearing jewelry by Taj and by Lott, stockings by Swedish Stockings, blazer is from Beyond retro (in their Swedish vintage store), pants from H&M (have had it for years) and the comfy shoes (below) are by Matt & Nat <3
What was the last item you had fixed?
A skirt that had a tear at the seam. This used to be one of my go to skirts, but because of the tear, I didn’t wear it anymore. I decided to get it fixed and now I can wear it again!
What was the last item you gave away?
I had many old clothes (even from nine years ago) that were still in my closet, while I knew that I was never going to wear them again. Not so long ago I gave all of these clothes to charity.
Palace of Bliss
Want to read more about Hailey, and her work at Palace of Bliss? Check here!