Posts tagged "diy style"

DIY: Get Dashing Diva’s Abstract French Manicure From The Cushnie Et Ochs Show

Nail guru Pattie Yankee worked with Dashing Diva Nails to create the gold, abstract French manicure above for the Cushnie et Ochs spring 2011 fashion show. The gold foil mimics the dripping effect that was present in the collection. But the semi-haphazard application of the foil also gives the nails a grungy, resurrection feeling. Metallic…

Annika Harris / September 11, 2010

DIY: Update Your Home With A Bright, Striped Wall

Usually, looking through my Facebook updates feed is cause for extreme boredom. On the rare occasion that it provides something I’m actually interested, I regain faith in mankind and blog about the glorious occurrence. This is one of those times. Amidst a sea of updates about peoples’ puppies and boyfriends and stuff was a pretty…

Lily Q / May 2, 2010

DIY Coffee Lid Art Project

We’ve always been a little skeptical about the idea of making “art” out of garbage. Ribbon and a headband? Yes. A bit of old chain and the brooch your grandma gave you? Definitely. Two-day-old coffee filters and a sandwich wrapper? Maybe not. That said, we’ve got to give props to the guy who realized that…

Lily Q / April 27, 2010

DIY THE Balmain Blazer

Everyone loves the Balmain look — dripping in studs, accentuated with grommets, and full of decoration. The price, however, makes your wallet hurt just thinking about it. But thanks to the good world of the internet and a few fancy DIY individuals, there’s absolutely no reason you can’t create your own Balmain-inspired pieces. Read o…

Bianca Posterli / April 14, 2010

HUDSON D.I.Y. Capsule Collection: How To Mix Designer Jeans With Lower-End Items

Hudson jeans, designed by Ben Taverniti, is gearing up to launch four capsule collections this April and May at Barneys New York, Jeffrey, and other boutiques. The four collections offer something for everyone: the “Minimalist” reduces jeans back to the purest and simplest state but has quilting accents to add depth; “Resurrection” offers recycled Hudso…

Annika Harris / April 11, 2010

DIY Cartier-Esque Bracelet

We’re fans of this cheap-y, cute take on Cartier’s Charity Love bracelets. So when we saw these copycat bracelets over at P.S. I Made This, we planned a trip to the hardware store. The supplies for each bracelet cost less than a couple bucks, so make a bunch, stack them together and get a bright…

Lily Q / April 7, 2010

Spruce Up Your Wardrobe With DIY Studs

Studs have been going strong for a while now, but lately we’ve noticed some innovation on the trend. Instead of sticking with classic pyramid nailheads, big-time labels like Prada and Givenchy are embellishing apparel and accessories with ornaments of different shapes. Carey Mulligan’s Prada Oscar gown had tiny scissors, utensils, and washers sewn in among…

Catherine Strawn / March 29, 2010

DIY Laptop Case From Your Old Hoodie

OK, this is just plain cool. Someone over at Conceptual Devices got crafty with a simple gray hoodie and thought of the multiple functions it can serve. The product of their brainstorm turned into a feature called “Just Undo It,” where they mold a simple hoodie into a variety of different things including…

Bianca Posterli / March 11, 2010

Try This Impressive (Yet Surprisingly Easy) Chocolate Paint DIY

Can you believe that chocolate portrait of Audrey Hepburn was done by a real person? If you’re looking for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for a dinner party (which will also distract from a ho-hum dessert if you’re not the world’s greatest baker), check out this surprisingly simple and sweet DIY brought to you by food blog…

Leonora Epstein / March 7, 2010

Crystal Renn’s DIY High Fashion Headband

Check out everyone’s favorite real-sized model, Crystal Renn, and craft chick Erica Domesek of DIY blog P.S. I Made This constructing floral headbands inspired by various runway shows. Headgear is hot right now and this is a fun way to get your hands on some without spending tons of cash. Let us know how…

Lily Q / March 4, 2010

DIY Your Own Paint-Splattered Shoes—Save A Bundle

Who needs to spend $795 on this pair of Alexander McQueen (RIP!) lace-ups when you can easily DIY ‘em for a teeny amount of money (not to mention a decent amount of fun!)? So, here’s how to do it: Dig up your old pair of bucks or lace-ups from back in the day (or for…

Nina Carbone / February 14, 2010

Pretty DIY V-Day Party Decor!

While I’m not going to weigh in on whether Valentine’s Day is the very best holiday ever or just plain blows, I am going to give you a charming DIY for those out there using the holiday as an excuse to throw a party. Check out the doily (yup, more doilies) garland, above—it’s easy and…

Nina Carbone / February 6, 2010

DIY Don’t: The Crocheted Mustache Hat

Will the mustache trend ever die? Hipsters love it. Etsy sellers adore it. So, apparently, it’s not dying any time soon if people are producing their own crocheted mustache hats. Can you even call this a hat? More like a mustache mask.

Instructables gives directions on how to make the DIY winter accessory.

Leonora Epstein / January 5, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: DIY Your Own Wrapping Paper

Working in fashion, my apartment is constantly overrun with magazines. I’ve found every little nook and cranny to hide my favorites for storage, but sometimes, a few have to be sent down the trash chute. I’ll rip out choice editorials and shove them in scrapbooks or paste them on my inspiration board so as not…

Bianca Posterli / December 24, 2009

Last-Minute Christmas Tree Decorating: Making A Popcorn Garland

Most of you Christmas celebrators have probably had your tree up for weeks. My family, however, must be full of procrastinators, because we like to wait until Christmas Eve to trim the tree. It started when a few of us went off to college, and my parents thought it would be nice to…

Catherine Strawn / December 23, 2009

Weekend DIY: Paint Your Very Own Striped Bathroom

There are a few features I dream of having in my future home. The list includes a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, a radiator that doesn’t clank, and a striped bathroom. Because of that last wish, the December issue of Lonny made me drool all over my laptop. The online magazine pictures not one but…

Catherine Strawn / December 13, 2009

DIY Trick For Your Old, Beat-Up Wood Furniture

After seeing these hilariously beaten-up, wooden stools I totally had an I-can-make-that-myself moment — and wanted to share, because who doesn’t have a totally beyond sand-paper repair banged-up piece of wooden furniture? An old table? A clean-lined chair? The more dented and imperfect the better. How to get your own? Take said wood stool/chair/bench/table and…

Nina Carbone / December 6, 2009

A New Way To Wax … Your Clothes?

Being a girly girl during winter is never fun. Seriously, when did tights ever become a “cold-weather fashion staple”? Do they do anything to keep you warm? No. So you have two options—shiver and bear it or pile on the layers, abominable snowman-style. Or, you can try waxing your clothes. Wait, what?

Leonora Epstein / December 3, 2009

What Did One Hand Say To The Other?

“Hey, who does your ink?” Check out these animal hand tattoos by Héctor Serrano for some kid-friendly fun. Fab stocking stuffer. [A+R Store]…

Leonora Epstein / November 18, 2009

DIY Project We May Actually Tackle Over The Holidays

Remember our old friend Este Lewis, the 25-year-old artist who makes ultra cute wallpaper out of images of everyday objects like candy dots and pencils? That little busy bee is at it again with one of the most interesting and easy — albeit time-consuming — projects ever: She’s made a scented curtain out of tea…

Erin Flaherty / November 11, 2009
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