18th June 2011
You may have seen my recent How To Guide on how to stack your wrists ‘arm party’ styles. But maybe you’re not content with just stacking and want to take your arm adornments to a fashion week worthy level? Well read on for a few extra rules for the stackage – that should have you snapped outside Somerset House and spirited away onto Style.com before you can say peony lim!
Colours - Choose a base tone of gold or silver for your stack based on your watch or your taste – add bracelets, spikes and chains in this tone.
Go for Texture – In addition to the hardware, add a few friendship bands, bits of rope, string or fabric and leather bands in a complementary palette (neons yes please) for texture.
Distribution - Mix em up! Distribute the different elements discussed in my previous post randomly across your wrist – you want it to feel carefree and nonchalant.
Focal Point – aka the USP (unique snapping point). This item attached to chain or string, be it a charm, button, globe, tassel or whathaveyou, should focus and surprise an onlooker. It hopefully gets their trigger finger a-twitchin.
More is more – unless of course, if more is actually less. Once you’ve wristed your stack – take a long hard look. Does it feel fun and festival-ly or somehow overthought? Remove items if it looks like you spent too much time thinking about it.
Keep those hands busy – Heaven forbid your wrists should just be dangling there or swinging when you’re walking. Carrying items helps promote a sense of ‘too busy to care about stacking’ attitude – which is good if your wrists look like a Christmas tree. What should you carry? Invitations to top tier runway shows score points, as do busy looking blackberries and ‘it’-bucket-bags. For me, the more random the item the better – the person who manages to lug a watermelon down to the Tulleries along with fully stacked arms gets my vote and hopefully some space on Mr Ton’s memory card!
Here’s an example of a fun (and maybe even snap worthy?) armload.
How cute are the tiny geisha key charms? String them on some twine and away you go!
Need more arm party inspiration? Leandra of the Man Repeller posted here with a whole heap of instagram pics of her wristwear, Honestly Wtf is the place to go for DIY bracelet tutorials (I still have dreams about the hex nut bracelet) and Blair over at Atlantic Pacific always has prefectly stacked wrists. Happy stacking!
18th June 2011
Stumbled across this collection from Thai designers Milin over at The Fashion Inbox (very fun fellow HK blogger) and was inspired by its beauty – as usual I picked out a few DIY-able details including wrapped halter tops, cut out singlets, tie dye, fabric wrapped heels, pleated minis and cute shorts. I adore this collection! And how hot are the first pair of high waisted trousers?
16th June 2011
4. Sew two sets of hook and eyes onto the back neck fastening to secure the dress. I also cut about a foot or so off the bottom of the dress too and re-hemmed it.
Voila! It turned out a little bit ‘prettier’ than my usual style but its really fun to wear.
15th June 2011
All these resort collections I’m being bombarded with are very very distracting. Michael Kors’ collection particularly caught my eye. Whats even more fun? The collection was inspired by a long trip to Australia – I can totally feel it! DIY details? Yessir. Take your pick from oversized shirts, belted swimwear, neoprene, gorgeous cutouts and thigh high splits. Get some resort inspiration in your life.
Images: Song of Style