12th November 2012
As the holiday season approaches my mind can’t help but turn to chic party outfits, and when I spotted this amazing Jonathan Saunders
SS13 cardigan at the London Showrooms when they came to HK recently, I immediately thought of how fun it would be as part of a festive party ensemble. When the weather’s cold and the wine’s mulled (and drunk in copious amounts), who wouldn’t want to be wearing a bright red sparkly cardigan? And what’s even better is that it’s a simple little project that you can get your hands on in a jiffy. I would probably steer clear of wearing thigh high black boots and a red and white skirt with this piece, lest you get mistaken for Santa’s sexy elf - a pair of black skinny jeans, pumps and a slouchy grey marl tee would do the trick.
Images: My own and vogue.com
25th October 2012
I saw this Nasty Gal sequin maxi skirt months ago and instantly fell in love. You probably know all about my addiction to anything sparkly, but sadly it sold out in a jiffy. Can’t wait to show you the one I’ve been working on – same same but pretty different, and surprisingly easy to make!
Image: Nasty Gal Gina Skirt.
5th October 2012
As the weather gets cooler and we all start to wear sweaters, it’s nice to add a little something special to them now and again. I’m such a fan of elbow patches (and sequins, duh!) and recently couldn’t help myself but add some sequin patches to a blush knit. This is such an incredibly simple project, and took my literally no more than 15 minutes!
- A knit
- sequin fabric. I always go for good quality sequins that aren’t too shiny as this looks much more subtle.
- a needle and thread
- craft paper and pen
1. Using your hand as a guide, draw an oblong shape on the paper.
2. Cut the paper out and pin it to the back of the sequins.
4. Do a second one the same.
6. Pin the patches in place, and then try on the sweater to make sure they are located in the right place. Then lightly stitch them on, using a longer stitch on the inside of the sweater and a shorter one on the front so that the stitches are less noticeable.
7. Stitch the other patch on, making sure to stitch in the right place so they look symmetrical.
Voila. Perfect for brightening up a chilly day, or wearing with denim cut offs on a warmer one.