inspiration: Jewellery

OUTFIT: MY WEEK WITH FERRAGAMO

You may remember that the week before last started with a long lunch and cocktail making, and I’m happy to say that it progressed in much the same manner, with off the shoulder top making (a dress version is in the works!),  loads of new denim DIYs,  hangs at my favourite cafe (the internet stopped working in the studio) and a few lunches that were fancy enough to warrant wearing heels (possibly lured by the promise of free food!). Clearly a great week to spend styling the new Ferragamo Buckle collection!

That’s not to say the week didn’t have its challenges. There was the afternoon my taxi driver (whose aircon was broken) took me to Deep Water Bay instead of Clear Water Bay, hello hour long diversion –  that will teach me to play candy crush! Or when the elevator broke down and I was stuck in it for 45 minutes… But that’s life right? All in all it was its usual roller coaster-y self, but I guess that’s what makes the good bits great! Read on for a few pics of the week – crafting, tapping a keyboard and trying to stay out of the rain. And yes, for your viewing pleasure I’ve glossed over the 1 zillion emails ;)

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Wearing: Ferragamo Buckle Collection

Stay tuned tomorrow to see what I was crafting in the studio (there’s both fringe and floral involved!).

Photos by Marion Tessier

CURRENTLY WEARING: ESSENTIAL SUMMER OVERALLS

Ok so prepare to see a lot of these DIYed denim overalls this coming summer – they’ve pretty much become a second skin. I could say it’s because they’re the perfect shade of denim, but in all honestly the whole ‘throw on and go’ thing is pretty much my number one motivation. They were so incredibly easy to make too – much like this project I found an oversized pair at my local thrift store (once again I can’t stop thinking about who owned them before me – one of the village people? a plumber?) and just cut them off at the thighs, making sure to give them a good wash to get that distressed edge effect. Naturally I’ve been pairing them (the least expensive item in my closet) with the most valuable – a new necklace care of DylanLex, her new collection is to die for! I take them out in the evening by way of a fitted bustier style crop top instead of a tee – I feel the slouchy style overrides the nearly nakedness (fingers crossed this is true).

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Outfit: DIY overalls (like these or these), DylanLex necklace, Oroton Camera Bag, Zara flats (like these), Daniel Wellington watch, Theirry Lasry sunglasses.

In case you’re wondering – yes that is a camera bag!  So happy to stumble upon this perfectly minimalist one in the Oroton men’s department in their new store in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, which comes complete with pockets for various lenses. It’s so good to finally find a camera bag that actually looks good with your outfit – without the usual ear punishing velcro or utility clips.

Photos by Marion Tessier

DIY JEWELED RIBBON BRACELETS

There’s nothing better than a bit of sparkle on your wrist to get you through the inevitable February slump. With that in mind, I recently crafted these jeweled bracelets, which are available to buy as a kit here (you get three per pack!), perfect for making for friends or stacking your whole wrist. Why wait for something pretty to be given to you this Valentines, when you can make something for yourself? Read on to see how I made them.

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You need:

You can buy the kit I designed here, with enough supplies to make three multi coloured bracelets. You can choose from emerald, grey and cream or pink, green and blue.

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How to:

1. Measure your wrist, taking into account that the lobster clasp will add around 2.5cm (1 inch) to the length of the bracelet.

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2. Cut your cotton ribbon to size.

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3. Put come glue onto a piece of paper  and then lay out your rhinestone pattern.

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4. Put some glue on the back of the rhinestones, make sure you do this in a well ventilated space.

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5. Press onto the ribbon, making sure to centre the design.

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6. Once you’re finished, leave to dry overnight.

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7. Once your bracelet is dry, flip it over and fold the edge slightly.

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8. Press the ribbon into the clamp, adding some glue to both the inside of the clasp and between the folded ribbon to secure it in place.

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9.  To avoid scratching the clamp, place some fabric over the clamp before pressing it down using plyers to secure the ribbon.

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10. Add the lobster clasp and jump ring to one end, and the bigger jump ring to the other end.

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Voila!

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You can check out my other DIY kits here, including the DIY transparent satchel which is now back in stock.