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Monday, 23 May 2016

DIY KNOTTED FLATFORMS



I'd seen pictures of knotted heels & flatforms all over the street style blogs & runways and was in complete awe. They were so cool and fashion forward but also such a simple idea. I wanted a pair. Immediately. Unfortunately for me, my bank balance had other ideas so I went off on another DIY adventure.



You'll need:

A pair of plain flatforms (These are from H&M)
Some fabric - Heavy weight is better
Scissors
Measuring tape
Drawing pins
Needle & Thread

Measure across the straps on the flatforms and not it down then cut a strip of fabric accordingly. You'll need 2 pieces for each pair for cut 4 pieces in total.


Place the fabric strip at one end of the flatform and pin down with the drawing pin. You can fold it over and the ends if its too long. 



Pin along the length of the strip



One side done, now repeat on the other side


With both sides done, tie them up loosely 


Using a needle and thread, add some stitches to keep the knot in place and clean it up a little


I also trimmed off some excess just to make it look neater 



With one side done, just repeat the stages on the other foot 

Before & After




I added more pins to make it extra secure. Add as many as you'd like


Et Voila! Pretty easy right?





Hope you liked it!
J.x

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Thursday, 21 April 2016

THE WHITE SHIRT

Every time someone asks me what my wardrobe essentials are, I always start with a wit button down shirt. It is one of the most diverse pieces you can own. You can dress it up with some cigarette trousers and heels, go casual with jeans or belt it, tuck it, crop it - whatever you want. Or in my case just throw it on and call it a day.




I have about 6 almost identical white shirts and I love pairing them with fun flats for a more casual very relaxed looked. There's something about that 'walk of shame' look that I find quite cool actually. I blame Carrie Bradshaw for this. And all other silly totally unrealistic romcoms. 













Shirt - H&M
Bag - Zara
Hat - DIY
Glasses - Forever 21
Rings - ASOS

J.x
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Sunday, 17 April 2016

DIY STAR HAT - GARETH PUGH FALL 2016 INSPIRED

When I first saw images from Gareth Pugh's Fall 2016 Runway show I instantly fell in love with the bold coordinated looks. There's nothing I love more than coordinated matching pieces in one look.  I know it might look a little much and you have to be very careful with it so it doesn't look like you're trying too hard or looking a little clownish. But done right, it can really create an awesome fashion moment. 



This wide brim halo style hat is so cool to me and I had to do a DIY version for myself and share with you guys. It's super easy (A little time consuming) but you can achieve that runway look for yourself too! 


You'll need:

- A wide brim hat (Obviously) - I got mine from H&M

- A piece of fabric for the stars. I used some metallic faux leather for a real contrast

 -Scissors 

- 2 A4 sheets of star templates (I just got my template from google - search for 'star vector shape')

- Some glue. Either pritt stick or fabric glue

- A sewing machine (If you haven't got one you can always just use a strong glue to attach the stars)



1. Glue the printed paper with your star shapes on the back of your fabric and cut out the stars. You can make them whatever size you want depending on the size of your hat.




2. Place the stars on your hat and move them around till you are happy with the positioning 


3. Using your glue, fix the stars to the hat so they stay in place while sewing 


4. If you haven't got a machine or can't be bothered to spend time sewing just use a strong glue and glue the stars on





5. Cut off whatever excess threads there are 


6. Cut out new stars using your other A4 sheet for the inside part of the hat. I put stars on both the top and bottom of the hat but of course you don't have too. 


7. Place your new stars over the outline of the previously sewn stars to make sure they align and sew again.



8. Once that's all done you can add whatever else you'd like. I added a velvet ribbon just to make the hat a little more expensive




ET VOILA! Easy right? 







Hope you liked it! 

J.x

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