19th February 2012
I’ve been quite busy this week keeping up with all the New York Fashion Week shows, in between moving house, resigning from my job and all sorts of other life changing activities. As usual I kept my eyes peeled for DIY inspiration on the runways, working out what projects I’ll be doing come next autumn/winter. Here’s a little round up of just some of the details that caught my eye.
3.1 Phillip Lim – Clear collars caught my eye straight away, and peplums created by rounded zips in mossy green suede jackets have got me thinking of my next project.
The Row – I loved the fantastic chain strap bum bags / fanny packs, and the woven ribbon strap flats.
Band of Outsiders – Oversized blanket capes and coats featured heavily on the NYFW runways, and I loved the mix of colours in this Band of Outsiders version. I can so see myself making something like this come next winter.
Karen Walker – As soon as I saw the Karen Walker show I was drawn to the shoes – fabric covered and oh so DIYable.
Derek Lam – Gold cap toe brogues screamed DIY at Derek Lam – along with very cute contrast printed collars.
– Bleached tees and sheer skirts made me immediately think of my next DIY project – you can make your own sheer skirt by following this tutorial
MSGM – Spiked heels? Yes please. Stay tuned for the DIY.
Proenza Schouler – This was one of my favourite collections at NYFW – and I think that the angled skirts could be very easy project to recreate by attaching fabric to the front of a mini skirt.
Dean Quin - I fell in love with the strategically placed zips in these dresses and think they could be an easy project that so easily changes the look and feel of a dress.
Diesel Black Gold - Paint splattered jeans and shorts with leopard print fabric sewn over the top. Perfectly DIYable.
Peter Som – These feather embellished heels are to die for – and such a simple update to a pair of heels.
Rodarte - amazing star embellished hair combs – love them and will definitely be making my own version.
11th November 2011
Sometimes I see editorials that fill me such DIY inspiration I feel like I should just quit my job and take up crafting full time. Or become a stylist – one with very limited actual styling abilities but plenty of skill with a couple of balls of neon string. The neon/tribal/beach theme in this shoot had me literally drooling, with the DIY inspiration details a giant cherry on top.
I have a majorly creative weekend planned, and this shoot has inspired me to:
- craft some simple rope necklaces
- make that blanket cape I keep banging on about
- make a skirt out of some mexican fabric
- craft a colourful feather collar
Phew. Lots of work ahead clearly. Happy Friday guys! Have you got any projects planned?
Images: Cosmopolitan Australia December 2011 via Oracle Fox (thanks to these ladies for the tip on this editorial. You guys were right, it’s completely up my alley).
10th November 2011
Putting aside the out-of-this-world bodies for a minute – lets focus on the amazing DIY inspiration that sailed down Victoria Secret the runway last night. Gahhhhh! Whoever makes the costumes is incredibly talented and deserves a medal for their DIY skills and ability to see sexy potential in every outfit. The floral bow embellished shoulders took the cake for me, along with the studded wings, a maxi skirt made out of a patchwork blanket, peacock feather skirt, leopard print wrapped top, and rainbow crochet bell sleeved number. The hotties have inspired me to take my crafting to another level!