I have been using eBay as a source of great shopping bargains for more than ten years now. I have found some amazing items over the years, from designer goods to toys for Joe. The eBay site is a veritable treasure trove where you can literally type in any item and find what you are looking for, or you can just browse and bag yourself something you never actually knew you wanted! It is an addictive form of shopping and all from the comfort of your living room.
The eBay website has seen lots of developments in recent years, from eBay shops to the High Street style fashion outlet, which is home to brands like House of Fraser and Boden amongst many famous names. And now, eBay UK is launching eBay collections, and I am very excited to say that I have been asked to be part of this fascinating new project, one which promises to offer a new way of finding exactly what you want on the eBay site.
So what are eBay collections?
The idea is actually a really simple, yet totally effective one. eBay collections are a way of grouping together beautiful items that can be found on the eBay site by using a common theme. This could be linked to colour, season, or style. It can also be linked to something more specific, a person, a film, an era. I was approached to put my creativity to the test by forming 15 collections related to fashion. I needed to think of themes for my collection, and then to find objects currently being sold on eBay that could not only illustrate those themes, but could do it in the most visually beautiful way possible. The images needed to convey the inspiration I could see in my head so that others would be inspired too.
My first twelve collections were themed around today’s fashion trends and vintage inspirations. I have created collections based around modern-day style icons Kate Middleton and Kate Moss, as well as an animal print collection that is inspired by celebrity style. The legendary style and elegance of Grace Kelly is the focal point for another collection, think ladylike gloves, Kelly style bags and 1950s ball gowns.
I have also created collections which have a vintage feel, but are based on modern television and movie creations. There is a beautiful collection where all the pieces are related to Downton Abbey – flapper dresses, feather headbands and delicate beaded purses. The ladies of Mad Men get their own collection, as does the style of the movie American Hustle, meaning that the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s are all represented. The men are not forgotten either, Mod is back is dedicated to Harrington Jackets, Fred Perry shirts, and everything else that could be considered ‘Mod’.
And then there are fabric themes, with ‘denim dreams’ showcasing everything from dresses to dungarees. ‘Leather and Lace’ has the two fabrics both combined, and on their own in a range of gorgeous fashion finds.
Finally I focused on colour. There is a board dedicated to classic Monochrome Madness, featuring lots of beautiful pieces in black and white. To balance the sharpness of the monochrome collection, I added a sorbet style beautiful collection full of this season’s Ice Cream Shades, pretty pieces in pink, blue and mint green.
I will be continuing to add to my collections in the coming months, and will also be adding three new ones, including one dedicated to holiday season.
It would be great if you would pop by and take a look at my collections, and maybe follow or share them on your social networks. You can find all my collections here.