The Granville Online ecofashion challenge is back! Last time we had so much fun re-creating a Nicole Miller runway look that we just have to do it again.



With the sun getting more inclined to show its face, we set our sights on a fresh spring ensemble. The participants this time include a fashion magazine editor, a local designer, a makeup artist, an art director and Granville Online's ecofashion editor.

As you'll see, there are great alternatives to spending big bucks to stay ahead of the trends. And sometimes the place to check first could be your very own closet!

The challenge:

To reinvent, according to our individual styles, an upscale designer look with either locally designed pieces or items available in vintage and consignment stores.

The inspiration:

(Pictured above) My eyes popped when I came across this gorgeous ensemble from the Oscar de la Renta spring 2009 ready-to-wear collection. The tailored fit of the jacket is beautifully complemented by the flared skirt, which infuses an element of flirty charm to the polished look. Just a great, "effortless chic" look for spring. But there's a slight issue: the jacket, corset belt, silk skirt and leather pump retail for a whopping US$4,065.

The look book:


Alison's look
Miranda's look
Mary's look
Sandy's look
Davinia's look


Click on any image above to see details about the outfit, including shop info and prices.