maanantai 30. marraskuuta 2009
Dresses don´t always have to be made flat. And pyramid studs can be jumbo sized but soft. C-heads magazine, issue #18. Styling and wardrobe by Yvonne Reichmuth. Photography Christoph Kostlin. Via DirtyFlaws.
sunnuntai 29. marraskuuta 2009
Whoa! Followed by drool... This was my initial reaction when I saw the latest DIY project by Carly Cais aka Chic Steals. She made herself the coolest DIY version I´ve ever seen made from the FW08 Rodarte/Louboutin spiked platform pumps. Hot damn woman! This is not a project for DIY beginners, and requires some patience but so worth all the time spent. Thanks so much Carly for the amazing photo tutorial!!
Givenchy tie booties. Glue leather leg parts with loops sewn in the back, on the top of the shoe and tie with a interior rope.
Pieces of patterned leather can also be glued (with hotglue or leather glue) directly on to of the shoe. I´d also love to try gluing strips of long haired fake fur or hair extensions... These are by Nicholas Kirwood.
Sew chain fringes on the edge of a narrow leather strip and hot glue on the edge of your fav pumps. Chain fringe pumps by Diego Dolcini.
If you don´t want the chains to be permanent, you can attach them to (buckled) leather strips instead. Chain fringe boots by Guiseppe Zanotti.
Photos via Luisaviaroma.
Top of t-shirt decorated with loops made from jersey strips and back with hanging interior rope. Loop top by Norwegian Wood.
lauantai 28. marraskuuta 2009
Does anyone know who´s this zipper shoulder thingie is??
Editorial modelled by Anne Sophie Monrad, photographed by Markus Pritzi and styled by Isabelle Thiry and makeup artist Nadine Baur. Via Fashion Gone Rogue.
What is the most important resource we have on this planet? Fresh water. We just cannot survive with out it. Fashion industry is very dependent on this valuable recource as water is being used in pretty much all phases in garment production from growing cotton or production of syntethic fibres, spin the yarn, dye, print and other treatments and even transport the goods. Making one pair of jeans takes an average 1893 litres of water. Sound a lot doesn´t it?! Well making one hamburger takes 2385 litres of water... This is why sustainability is so important also in fashion as it is in food production. Sustainable fashion labels take water consumption in concideration when planning production (among material, power, chemical and labour use). Upcoming and current fashion designers face this challenge as about 80% of the production phases are determined while designing the product and being sustainable has never meant compromising on style or quality. And it does not stop there. We as consumers are also responsible of the wear and (ecological) care of our fashions and how they are recycled after we´re done with them. As far as I see it I think garments and accessories (plus food and other commodities) should be marked with their "water footprint" the same way cars have carbon emissions marked on their info charts. For more on sustainable fashion production I recommended reading Sustainable Fashion & Textiles - Design Journeys by Leonora Oppenheim.
Btw. Do you know how many litres you use every day by just taking a shower? You can count it by placing a litre/gallon jar under your shower an measuring the time it takes to fill it up. Devide your average showering time spent with this. My husband tested it after I had begd him to do it for over a year.. His showering time dropped from 35 min to 10 minutes after he did the math.
So sorry to screw up your Sathurday with some hard fact folks! I just think the best accessorie a (wo)man can have is an aware and curious yet responsible mind topped with a smile :)
Photos: Gisele Bundchen makes a splash wearing nothing but a dripping water dress. The 26-year-old Brazilian supermodel has unveiled a revealing new ad campaign that shows her in a see-through liquid dress. The former Victoria's Secret model stripped down to promote her own line of eco-friendly sandals called Ipanema Gisele Bundchen.
I never knew there were so many different types of neckwear until I met Jenni Ahtiainen, the design genious from Finnish accessorie label gTie. Plastrons, cravats, crosets, decolts, mourers, bows, ties, bowties... Oh boy! At some point Jenni got tired of the very narrow selection of (mens) neck accessories and started making her own with graphic details and more than a shake of that rock 'n' roll attitude. Instead of the traditional tie models gTIE concentrates on exceptional choice of material such as steel studs, lace, patterns, and embroidery. Her creations suit special days perfectly like weddings other formal occations or just something rad for the everyday dandy. And make a hell of a lot better Fathers Day and bf birthday present than the so sad looking comically patterned silk necktie. She recently opened up gTIE webstore so her collection is now available worldwde. Photos by Utu-Tuuli Jussila.
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perjantai 27. marraskuuta 2009
Today is Buy Nothing Day in Finland organized by our Nature Foundation and Shop With Care. I´m sure the average Joe and Jane loved to take the message literately which of course is not the point of this day. "Stop shopping for one day and it will be ok". Yeah right. The idea of Buy Nothing Day is to have us stop for a moment and think about the way we consume. It´s not just about the physical stuff and things we buy but also about other ways of consumption; food, power, services.. Everything! First I thought it would be easy just stay out of shops for one day and just spend some time with friends, but then I really started to think about all that I consume in one day. First I have to get to work and later to town. Do I travel by car, bus or bike? Lunch at work? Do I make my own sandwhiches or go and buy a micro-dinner? Where do we go to have dinner in the evening? Is the food and drinks locally produced, organic or at least Fair Trade? Would it be better if we made our own food at home? And so on and so on. Trashion solved my fashion consuption dilemmas but one could go crazy thingking about these things all the time. I have chosen to keep my focus on a few things every week. Baby steps. The most important thing is that I keep them in mind, edjucate myself on new areas on consumption and change what I can.
Why and how do you consume? You really NEED or WANT it? Or just beacuse you got a good deal or makes you feel better?
keskiviikko 25. marraskuuta 2009
I´m going to a DIY evening on Friday. Me and a couple of friends decided that it was sbout time we got something done from my 4 kilo stud stash and pretty much cover anything we can get our hands on with metal. Can´t wait! Meanwhile here´s some studded inspiration from Etsy:
Studded beret by MaisonDePeanutLeigh. I also love her Moschino inspired lace skeleton safetypin gloves!
Studded lingerie top by GirlOnAVine.
WoodPunk - Handmade Gold Studded shoes by TwoStringJane aka Alyssa Zukas. And her studded military styled blazer looks very diyable chic.
Studded Denim Jacket by Natalie Kulungian.