25th August 2011
The last week of summer ladies and gents – I hope it’s been a good one! You’ll have noticed that the shops are full of autumn/winter gear, so what investments should you make to ensure you are AW11 ready? Fear not – you really don’t have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. A couple of key pieces is all you need.
Hopefully you have a set of good quality basics (if you don’t see this post, and this one also, to give you a helping hand in that department) to which you can add a couple of items for instant updates. What will I be investing in? I’m loving the snake/mustard/maroon/and monotone palette for the cooler months. And glitter encrusted shoes (cue my recent DIY), as well as collar necklaces and statement boots.
Make sure to duck into your local thrift stores and flea markets to see if they have anything in these colour palettes and styles. I’ll be DIYing my most lusted after items and trends – so stay tuned for key autumn/winter looks that you can make yourself (camel cape or leather skirt anyone?).
23rd August 2011
I have an insane addiction to shiny things. I went through a phase where I only bought shoes if they were black and patent. Now it’s glitter encrusted shoes that I can’t get enough of. It started with the Giuseppe Zanotti glitter finished boots. Now the Miu Miu Glitter heels have taken the spotlight and promise to be the it-shoe of the season. Unfortunately I would need to leverage myself a bit too much for my comfort to be able to afford these babies, so I recently went about recreating the look.
A paint brush
1. Clean the shoes, and then lightly sand them to rough up the surface so the glue sticks properly.
2. Mix the glue and glitter together in a container.
3. Paint the shoe with the glitter glue.
4. Sprinkle with extra glitter to fully coat the shoes. Don’t worry about getting glitter inside the shoes, just clean them up once the glue has dried.
Voila! Best worn with skinny trousers rolled at the hem. I think in retrospect these heels look more like these Givenchy ones or the glittery Christian Louboutin pumps worn by Carrie in the SATC movie – but my original inspiration was the Miu Miu ones.
22nd August 2011