23rd October 2011
You could buy it. Or you could make it. The choice is yours.
1| Bell Embellished Shoulder Bag. Buy it or Make it – Take a small black shoulder bag with a thick strap (or add a wide rectangle of leather over the shoulder section of the strap if you need more width) and embellish with gold bells.
2| Chain Necklace. Buy It or Make it -Take two lengths of chain. Drape them around your neck and connect at the front at bust height using ribbon or thread.
3| Gold Metallic Dress. Buy It or Make it – Spray paint a mini dress with gold spray paint. Look for a brand of paint that is non toxic when dry like Krylon.
4| Feather Embellished Heels. Buy it or Make it – embellish a pair of strappy heels with colored straight feathers.
5| Fringed Platform Pumps. Buy It or Make it – Add some suede fringing to the back of some suede pumps.
6| Gold Branch Necklace. Buy It or Make it – find some soft twigs and glue together to make a collar necklace. Spraypaint with gold. Sort of like the project I did here.
My addiction to Net-a-porter is pretty obvious isn’t it?
26th September 2011
The cobble stones of Somerset House are, to me, the alltime background for amazing streetstyle. There’s something about that grey brick that makes everyone’s outfits pop – and when the sun shines (rarely) the cobble stones do too. Can’t believe a year ago I too was shakin my tail feather on those cobbles, it feels like a lifetime ago – remember this
? Enough reminiscing, here are my fave DIY inspiration pics from the streets of SS12 London Fashion Week.
Left: Amazing dress that takes 3D flowers to another level! Colour photocopy the print of your dress and then cut out the flowers and overlay them on the dress, using padding so the flowers sit up. Right: Gorgeous Kit plaits her hair with a scarf, fantastic!
I love these square style rings, check out your local plumbing shop which may have some square fixtures like these? I have been on the lookout for something similar, will keep you in the loop if I find some!
The perfect cut off shorts (make them yo’self!) paired with a simple yet elegant outfit of blazer and white shirt. I’m dying over the mulberry fedora.
This shirt just screams deconstructed to me – you could cut and re-sew a few shirts together in varying denim colours. Or for a simpler version, swap the pockets of a few different coloured denim shirts.
Simple bag update – tie a scarf to the handle. Was so happy to see so much of the lovely Peony
in all the streetsyle snaps!
Monotone paint splattered boots, yes please! Geez, I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of looking at these, this style of boot is so so soo flattering. They’re the perfect compromise between flats and heels.
Collar tips, easy peasy! Erica and Lauren of Honestly Wtf show you how here
This pic reminds me of making a dress by attaching some ostrich feathers to a knit. Edit: Thanks Kit for letting me know this pic is the lovely Shini
12th August 2011
Ok so I recognise that in some places in the world, the weather is starting to cool down a bit. I won’t say ‘the grass is always greener’ or anything because its lame but I sort of miss the bittersweet Autumn days in temperate cities – when the leaves start to turn golden and you know that summer is on its way out. I know for some places its been a pretty horrible summer – the most sun my London friends have seen has been on their annual trip to Ibiza (‘eye-beefa’), and for that I should be grateful for the long hot sunny days in Hong Kong (and clear skin as a result of sauna style temperatures and the resulting sweatiness! Oh and did I mention crazy frizzy hair?). In an effort to emulate this whole ‘four seasons’ thing I have picked some of my favourite Autumnal flavoured DIYs. These will come in handy for me in say, um, December – but then again the aircon is pretty cold in my office - maybe I can prance around indoors in a cape?
1.See by Chloe Tartan Cape
2. Isabel Marant Feather Necklace
3.Cobra Society Boots
4. Junya Wanatambe Plaid Shirt Dress
btdubs – how good are the Cobra Society boots????