Rumble in the Jumble 5!



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!

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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.



Oval Space, London, E2

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. 

Queues at 12


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!

This guy bagged a Fred Perry polo, previously owned by Yannis from Foals.

Just wearing Keira Knightley’s maternity coat. Not pregnant, just fancied trying it on!



Women empowering women

This top once belonged to Olly from Years and Years – prettttty cool

‘I found Kiera Knightley’s mac!’


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 πŸ™‚

Salem, is that you..?!

Actual Elton John’s ACTUAL sunglasses.

Can you guess who once owned this…? Only bloomin’ Kate Moss! I chatted to the lucky lady who bagged this; she is real life buzzzzzing to wear it on holiday

A Maccabees mac for this lovely lady

Angela Scanlon in her fave find, fluffy, bally, worn in red Lacoste jumper.

Marina’s dress from Marina and the Diamonds – so cute. So jealous.

Signed Bastille, the 1975 and Marina gear

With Clara Amfo after her DJ set

An anti FGM charity showing us that vagina’s should have fun too

Fill a bag for Β£5?! Er, yes please.

Having a hunt for our fave items; loving this bright Topshop jumpsuit

Gemma and Angela getting their pose on

Laura picked up Caroline Flack’s floaty ASOS number

Pips Taylor is the sequin queen

Just a little bit in love with Laura Whitmore’S puppy Mick

Labrynth’s blazer – you know, to just wear casually and blend in with the crowd…



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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 πŸ™‚

Mary x
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