31st January 2013
I’m super excited to share with you my new site. I’m particularly loving the project gallery page, where you can easily browse all my projects to get your DIY Fix. I was very sad to leave my old blog as we had become quite close over the years, but it was time to move house (along with my mountains of fabrics, hundreds of reels of sewing thread and bags and bags of studs). I hope you’ll all relax, make yourself comfortable, and hell – even put your feet on the couch, I won’t tell!
Now is a great chance to update your bookmark, and you can update your RSS feed by going to here and picking your feed type.
11th January 2013
Mesh is so on my radar for the coming months, and although it’s a trend that has been around for a little while I’ve started having loads of ideas revolving around this sporty luxe fabric. Watch this space!
14th November 2012
I couldn’t help but share another sneak peek of some of my favourite projects in my new book! The gorgeous (and amazingly talented) Candice Lake took this photo while I was at Sydney Fashion Week earlier this year of me wearing the DIY Lace Hem Shorts and DIY Studded headband – both of which you’ll find the tutorials for in DIY Fashionista. I actually reworked the shorts from a pair of trousers I found in a thrift store, and then changed their look completely by adding scalloped lace. The things you can do with secondhand store finds and a little elbow grease! This sort of outfit, mainly consisting of DIY and thrifted pieces, shows that you don’t have to spend a packet in order to feel chic and fit in amongst the impossibly chic Sydney fashion set. A pretty simple equation (which I’ve broken down for you next to the image), this outfit took me from hosting a Harper’s Bazaar lunch, to taking in a few shows and then being interviewed with ease (and then on to a kebab in Kings Cross sometime after midnight – but we won’t dwell on that). Hurrah for DIY!
Wearing: DIY Studded Headband, H&M Knit, Utility vest found in a market in Hong Kong, DIY Scalloped Lace Shorts, Chloe Bag and Zara heeled booties (not seen).
Note the three colours?