Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Hold It


After seeing all the neon effect necklaces out and about I couldn’t help desiring a little rhinestone sparkle in my life.  I found a great vintage piece and was going for more of a Margiela powder coat, but had to scratch the idea due to possible poisonous side effects.  I ended up going with my original plan, which just proves you should always stick with your first instincts.

Moustache Man and I have been cruising the city for our latest photo sets.  I’m happy to say that we’ve found some great spots around my old internship stomping grounds bringing back fond memories of the burrito truck, diaper photo shoots and general footwear design genius.  More later.

credits: enza costa loose tank, marlies dekkers bra, xs lab gunslinger belt, victorialand leggings, marni platform sandals, vintage rhinestone necklace, derek lam sunnies

well, howdy

This pleated chiffon scrap had been sitting in my pile of to be continued . . . projects for a few weeks now.  I knew what I wanted to make, but needed to let the idea stew for a bit.  I was inspired by my unconditional skirt trousers from a while back.  Even though they’re my favorite trousers, I found myself craving something that was a little more versatile, something I could wear over dresses, skirts, pants and of course tuck my revolver into.

credits: xs lab gunslinger belt, enza costa tank dress, marlies dekkers bra,  ld tuttle the creature, derek lam sunnies

rorschach

Sometimes, an accident is happy.  After multiple tests of some $12 Goodwill denim, I played my hand at a Shibori dyeing technique with some high-wasisted BDGs.  They didn’t turn out exactly as I was expecting, but after some wearing in, they’ve won me over.  A hip girl child inspired me to do some distressing at the knees and the bdg x xs lab rorschach skinny was born.

Moustache Man remarked that I’ve been feeling very denimmy lately.  I agree.  I just can’t get enough of denim and the endless DIY possibilities.  For a step by step Shibori guide check out honestly wtf.  For some ideas, help or inspiration check out denim refinery.  They’re both finds that were another one of those happy accidents.

credits: enza costa racer tank, bdg x xs lab roarshach skinny, ld tuttle the clear pipe, candice vostrejs metal cuffs

stud muffin

Moustache Man is my stud muffin.  He loves a good choco chip muffin filled with cream cheese.

I’ve been seeing a lot of spiked shirt collars lately and really love the juxtaposition of clean and simple mixed with something hard and well, pokey.  Rather than do the usual placement at the collar points, I decided to follow the horizontal hem of the collar corners.  To avoid any major disasters, I traced the collar on some cardstock and created a template for placement.  Overall a pretty easy little DIY.  I’d recommend Studs and Spikes for your spikes.  They have a variety of sizes and finishes with reasonable prices.

credits: asos shirt w/double collar x xs lab, hussein chlayan skirt, ld tuttle the clear pipe

FILLER

A dash of this and a dash of that last weekend.