Hannah Elliman is the charity shopper behind Paloma in Disguise. A micro-influencer who has been blogging since 2012 in the world of charity shopping, she also shows DIY’s using thrifted items to adapt them to your style. A regular in charity shops, she posts new outfits/pieces found in local shops and encourages followers to go into their local shops and see what they can find.
A Fresh Approach
With larger influencers shouting about fast fashion brands (Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing etc) Hannah brings a fresher approach to influencing, proving that you can be “on-trend” and have new looks by just checking in your local charity and thrift shops. Showing her shopping trips on her Instagram (@hannahxelliman) and saving to her highlights to show where and what she is buying in charity shops around London.
Creating a more sustainable approach to new clothing, she is a supporter of the Love not Landfill campaign that encourages young Londoners to give unwanted clothing to clothing banks – rather than throwing them in the bin. They hold regular events around London in collaboration with charity shops and Depop to encourage the sale of second-hand items and donations.
Proving that fashion and style needn’t cost a fortune (or the earth) if you want to take a more sustainable approach or start to DIY or customise your finds, Hannah’s blog posts should definitely be on your reading list. Also check her Instagram for daily inspiration with charity shop finds. Hannah has been known to find designer brands such as a Vivienne Westwood dress or a silk Comme Des Garçons skirt!