Currently a bit fixated on finding Native American inspired pieces. Pendleton fabric, multi-coloured skull beads, and a cactus for my living room are what I’ve got my heart set on. Also, hitting up...Read More →
Currently a bit fixated on finding Native American inspired pieces. Pendleton fabric, multi-coloured skull beads, and a cactus for my living room are what I’ve got my heart set on. Also, hitting up all the hardware stores in town so that I can create some industrial looking jewelry. Bolts and nuts on my fingers might just make the perfect replacement for my YSL ring… that is, until I get the McQueen knuckleduster that was picked up for me at the McQueen sample sale in London last week.
Unusual colours and textures are taking place in Chile due to a volcanic ash eruption from the Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle range. Not your usual fashion related post but these photos are pretty mesmerizing…
Wondering whether it might be a bit blasphemous to ask, but do you ever feel a bit over fashion? I think I’m just in a bit of a mood and feeling the Monday-factor. Anyway, in good news the winner of the Elizabeth Lau giveaway has been chosen at random (well, as random as random.org can generate) and the winner is Pearl Westwood! Congratulations Pearl! To those that didn’t win, don’t fear, I’ve got another giveaway coming up later this week.
From the very first time I spotted the Proenza Schouler rope bracelet I couldn’t get it out of my head… a bit of Proenza that I could actually afford. But, a bit of Proenza that was rope… and for 130 pounds?! Sadly, as much as I wish my pockets were lined with 50 pound notes they aren’t and I just couldn’t justify it. So when I walked into a hardware store a few weeks ago and saw the rows of brightly coloured rope staring back at me… I just knew they were dying to be morphed into a Proenza Schouler rope bracelet wannabe and, with a little help from the notorious Dr Crusader, they were.
Behold, my first official DIY that made it out the front door and onto my body in a public place! I use the term my very lightly because, you see, while I might have been the creative voice behind the project, the execution took place in the Dr’s lab with all sorts of scientific material. Personally I think it gives the original a run for its money…
Chances are you’ve seen lots of various Proenza Schouler bracelet diy posts popping up across the blogosphere. Style Scrapbook and even Nylon Magazinedabbled in a bit of homemade bracelet mania. So what do you think, as good as the original?
Is anybody else a bit of a DIY clutz?
I can’t cut straight or sew a hem. Notoriously crap at doing things myself, when I try to make a pair of levis into shorts it usually takes about three attempts and even then they are still lopsided. I don’t buy vintage and revamp it into magical pieces that perfectly suit me or alter last seasons items to make them perfectly now. I’d rather fork out 50 quid for a plain leather clutch then attempt to make it myself because I just know it will end in disaster. It always does. Last weekend I attempted to poke some studs through a plaid shirt which only resulted in my favourite checked shirt looking like some sort of punk rock toddler attacked it.
Personally I blame the DIY blogger gods for this. People like Geneva and Shini who whip up Jil Sander-esque pink full skirts by the bucket load and cut cardigans in half to make them two-toned. They trick me into thinking I too can pull off a DIY with the ease that they can. The truth is I think I’m just a wee bit too impatient. Anyway, I attempted two little DIYs recently which I don’t think are too offensively grotesque… but I’ll let you be the judge of that. More photos to follow soon.
Yo little monkeys…
I normally don’t do this sort of thing (featuring items that people have e-mailed me about) but this, I think, is a good exception to the rule. You see, these shoes are super sweet and totally in keeping with my recent kick to indulge in all things reminiscent of my childhood. The brand they’re made by, Study Footwear, is based in LA and for each pair sold the company donates creative supplies to an inner city school. Being from southern California originally this strikes a special chord within my little heart. Not only is that great but the nice folks over at Steady Guy have offered to share some love by offering a 20% discount on everything in their online shop until the 30th of June. I thought that was pretty darn lovely and that you might just like to know about it. Personally, fancy myself a Baggu bag, white O clock watch, and tie dyed Study Drop shoes with removable bow. Yummy.
Enter crusader20 at checkout to receive 20% off at Steady Guy.