Posts tagged "diy"

“Glee”‘s Bad Romance Is All About The DIY

Gaga fans and Gleeks alike had a minor freak-out session when this week’s episode aired, because, in addition to the brilliant vocal stylings of the cast, the wardrobe department went waaaay over-the-top amazing with the costumes. Given the mass amount of outfit options in Lady Gaga’s eccentric closet, the possibility of putting an actor i…

Bianca Posterli / May 27, 2010

DIY Demeulemeester Headwear

The bloggers over at Monoxious have truly outdone themselves with this DIY version of Ann Demeulemeester’s zipper headgear. The project requires some sewing skills, but if you’ve got that down, you’re already halfway there. Check out the instructions and consider this an option next time you’re feeling dramatic. [Monoxious via Fashion Indie]…

Lily Q / May 26, 2010

Brazilian Waxes Do Not Need To Be DIY

Dear Cosmo,

Thanks so much for the free stencils in the May issue! While I think it’s cool that you’re clearly listening to your readers’ cries for more DIY content and money saving tips, I’m happy to leave the fancy pubic styling to the professionals. Trust me, I’m usually a shaver and maintain my…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 9, 2010

Beauty How-To: Give Yourself a Facial

Your skin needs a pick-me-up but spa prices can be steep. Give yourself a facial in the comfort of your own home with this quick and easy guide to pampering your complexion salon-style.

The Frisky / March 4, 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

Behind The Scenes: How Urban Mass Produces Vintage

While Urban is big on bringing the completely new with its collab-happy creations, the company also does its fair share of recycling the old. If you’ve ever walked into your local Urban Outfitters and seen what almost look like some thrift shop fashions, you may have wondered where they come from. With its “Urban Renewal”…

Leonora Epstein / March 2, 2010

DIY Nails A La Cushnie Et Ochs Runway

Trend de la Creme has cutely dubbed the nail styles that came down the runway at Cushnie et Ochs’s New York Fashion Week Showing shrapnel manicures. I dig! Since it didn’t seem too hard to get that messed-up metal look, I decided to give it a try myself. [Trend de la Creme]

Pick a…

Leonora Epstein / February 12, 2010

The DIY Ikea Dress!

Here’s one way to re-use those Ikea plastic bags. We just hope this dress is easier to put together than a Bjursta table … [If you want to see things you can really use, here’s a rundown of what’s new at Ikea. — Editor] [StyleFrizz]…

Leonora Epstein / January 28, 2010

5 Ways To Update That Old Party Dress Without Spending A Dime

Spent all your dough on presents and now you’re stuck wearing that same old dress again on New Year’s Eve? Yeah, me too. But you know, it doesn’t have to be all business, er, party dress, as usual. We’re gonna turn that fancy outfit into something so fresh, peeps will be asking us where we…

Simcha / December 31, 2009

How A Fashion Blogger Does Halloween On The (Super) Cheap

You may know Jessica Schroeder, fashion blogger behind the site What I Wore, for her thrifty, feminine wardrobe and mad collection of tights, but girl’s got mad chops when it comes to creating super cheap costumes, too. All this week on her blog, she’s featuring daily Halloween costume ideas created almost entirely for free with…

Wendy Atterberry / October 20, 2009

Play Time: “My Wonderful World Of Fashion” Coloring Book

Well color us charmed! My Wonderful World of Fashion: A Book for Drawing, Creating and Dreaming by Nina Chakrabarti adds another to our list of cool coloring books for the grown-ups. Chakrabarti, an artist who has worked with Vogue and French Connection, now shows off an indie zine vibe with pages filled with handwritten note…

Leonora Epstein / September 23, 2009

Crave: DIY Eco Speakers By Merkury

Nobody will accuse you of noise pollution with these eco-friendly DIY speakers. Emo and pop music fans have reason to rejoice! They can now liberate themselves from defiling their new Converse sneakers and move on to speaker sets. They’re portable and fun, and made of 70 percent recycled materials. [$18, Urban Outfitters]…

Deborah Findling / September 15, 2009

LED Lights Are A Bright Idea For Jewelry

Plain old gold and silver are simply not bright enough for product designer Alison Lewis. She prefers that her jewelry has a near-blinding quality to it and, thus, she relies on LED lights. We were a bit skeptical about the uber-light that adorns most of Alison’s work, from paintings to pillows and pretty much everything…

Lily Q / September 10, 2009

A DIY Facelift—Would You Do It?

We’ve talked a whole lot about do-it-yourself projects here at The Frisky—DIY haircuts, DIY Botox, DIY sex toys—and mostly we’ve come to the general conclusion that anything that goes in or is slathered on your body should never be a DIY. (Unless you’re using natural crap, like berries or honey or whatever.) News from the…

Nina Carbone / September 9, 2009

DIY Quick ‘N’ Easy Salad Dressing

Your guests are on the way, you’ve got four things bubbling on the stove top, and when you go to grab some dressing from the fridge for the salad, which you so wisely prepped earlier, your standard bottle of vinaigrette or whatever is empty. How to save the night!? After the jump, directions on how…

Deborah Findling / August 23, 2009

Love Nest: Creative Side Table You May Already Own

This weekend, I spent an embarrassing amount of time online trolling through photos of other people’s homes looking for inspiration—and another excuse to repaint or reupholster or re-anything my own apartment—and I happened upon this photo. I immediately zeroed in on their side tables and realized that they’re actually file folder cabinets! They’re the perfect…

Nina Carbone / July 28, 2009

DIY Cool Braids

Sometimes inspiration comes when you’re not looking for it. In some of our random fashion browsing on the Internet, when we were looking for clothing-related posts, we found ourselves completely ignoring the goods on the page and were instead entranced by these models’ hairstyles. The styling on each is perhaps perfect—braids complimented by Grecian and…

Leonora Epstein / July 22, 2009

Hot Outta the Oven: How To Make a Cream Puff

Mmmm, we just love the smell of fresh pastries out of the oven. What better way to kick off a dinner party but with delicious cream puffs. You can fill them with cream or turn them into an appetizer using salmon or something else. Here is a recipe my mom just sent for the perfect…

Deborah Findling / July 20, 2009

DIY: Haute Couture Hair Ribbons

If you’re like us, you’re no closer to owning a piece of haute couture than you are, say, walking on the moon. But while hand-sewn $50,000 jackets may be a bit out of grasp, certain couture details are actually well within range. One of our favorites is the hair ribbon hair style we spied at…

Lily Q / July 18, 2009
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