sunnuntai 29. toukokuuta 2011
Find yourself some thrifted lace (doilies, old curtains, lace skirts) and sew them on a corset top or use them to replace the back of a loose t-shirt. Photos via Stone Cold Fox, Summer 2011 collection. Chek out the blogs and lookbooks on their site. Guaranteed dressup and DIY lace refashion inspiration.
Make s summer blouse by cutting the collar, button piece and cuffs off and sewing a replica shirt from three to four large scarfs with a matching color sceme.
Scarf shirt by Celine, Summer 2011 collection.
Elise Crombez by Marcelo Gomes for Dossier Journal.
Photos via Fashion Gone Rogue.
I have Not Just A Label blog in my reader because they feature so many upcoming and cool names.
Úna Burke is based in London, United Kingdom where all her collections are produced. She studied at London College Of Fashion. You can visit her NJAL shop here. Úna worked alongside designers Philip Treacy, Helen Cody, Edmond Chesneau and within the design teams of Burberry, Radley + Co, Michael H and Smythson. Having had her work discovered by incredible stylists Patti Wilson, Nicola Formichetti, Charlotte Stockdale and Robbie Spencer, Úna's leather body pieces have been photographed by legends Nick Knight, David Bailey, Francois Nars and Richard Burbridge. These obscure objects have appeared in the pages of Vogue Italia, i-D, Dazed and Confused, Arena and Numero and they have been borrowed and commissioned by fashion icons Daphne Guinness, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera among others.
"Spring/Summer 2011 sees the launch of Úna Burke’s first commercial collection of hand-crafted structural accessories. With her previous collection restricting the body in carcass-like shells, Úna uses her signature construction technique this time to examine and exaggerate the physical distortions of the human form. The collection includes several handbags and cinch-belts along with a number of her more obscure body pieces. Several are adjustable in size, often having alternative ways of wearing. Úna plays with the human form through her pattern cutting technique, taking the contour of one area of the body and then applying it to another area of the body. The inclination towards human distortion and disfigurement is the next step in Úna’s original concept of trauma; the event, the aftermath and the recovery, which was prevalent in RE.TREAT. This collection is consciously less restrictive and more accessible as the healing continues."
I´m sure very few of you could use this post for DIY purposes, but somethimes great work needs to be presented. Even if it were just to bring a smile or an ooh onto ones face.
As you can see first the jacket is bleached, then the studs are attached on pieces of leather and finally pinned to the jacket with safetypins.
Via Nobody Knows Marc.
lauantai 28. toukokuuta 2011
Uploading new shredded Marimekko shirts to my Etsy shop as I type. A few black and white ones also available. Hurry!
One key piece this season is the sheer maxi length robe or a kimono jacket. You can make one from a secondhand 60's shiffon maxidress or a printed lingerie robe. Thrift stores usually have a wide selection of 60´s dresses and undergarments that can be cut open from the front and worn with a top and denim shorts. Like this one or this one this one for example. Sew hooks in front or a a ribbon that you can use to tie it up.
Photos via Christeric.
perjantai 27. toukokuuta 2011
This image inspires me to take out my Sharpie and drawing my white shoes Keith Haring style. They´d fit perfectly to the ethnic print trend going around this summer.
keskiviikko 25. toukokuuta 2011
Refashion your denim shorts with some colored fringes and studs. These fringe-pocketed coral denim shorts by denim brand Charley 5.0. Idea via Enadliv.
maanantai 23. toukokuuta 2011
This t-shirt refashion can be done by cutting the center back out, cutting the piece to narrow strips, making holes on the back edges and tying the strips on. For longer strips you might need to cut up also another t-shirt. But no sewing needed!
Photos via Pixie Market.
keskiviikko 18. toukokuuta 2011
lauantai 14. toukokuuta 2011
Bra by Bitching and Junkfood REMADE. Your bra could also look like this with a few stitches and pieces of leather and denim.
maanantai 9. toukokuuta 2011
"Moth eaten" jacket, Chanel Summer 2011.
Magazine: V 70 Spring 2011
Model: Delfine Bafort
Photographer: Paul Maffi
Stylist: Tom van Dorpe
Via Noir Facade.
sunnuntai 8. toukokuuta 2011
Sexy huh? This DIY project is inspired by Fall 2011 Ashish dress with a diagonal zipper in the back. This refashion is a very easy project and suitable also for DIY beginners! You can find the complete tutorial at I Am Vintage Lover.
DIY bra bustier tutorial by The Real Koko Chanel. I´m totally in love with tops shaped like this! So 90´s, so stylish.