Tag: Fashion

DIY: Gucci Inspired Studded Acid Wash Denim Jacket

Who would have thought these trends make a comeback! Studs on Acid Washed Denim! Gucci this Spring took these popular 80s trends, put them in a blender and out came this:

We thought we’d take this hot trend and turn it into a fun, easy DIY. We love recreating runway looks for those of who you love fashion but don’t want to break the bank. The first thing we did was hunt for the perfect denim jacket – something slightly oversized to match the current trending silhouette. We bought a classic blue Talbots denim jacket and headed back to HQ to get started on the project.

What You’ll Need:

Step 1: Remove all the buttons from the jacket. We wanted to replace the plastic buttons on the jacket with cool metal ones. This step is optional. If you like the current buttons on your jacket, skip this step.

Step 2: Fill a spray bottle with bleach. Make sure you wear rubber gloves to protect your skin. We advise that you work in a well-ventilated area when working with bleach. Keeping the bottle about 6 inches from the jacket, start spraying in random sections. Don’t spray too much! You’ll notice the color stripping away. Let it dry and then wash it.

Disclaimer: Bleach strips dye from fabric and sometimes reflects the undertones present in the dye. For example, you might see yellowish or pinkish tinges based on your denim’s original wash/dye.

 

Step 3: Start attaching the studs. For the studs with prongs, poke it through the fabric and use pliers to bend the prongs inward into the hollow of the stud. For the studs with screws, use a sharp tool (scissors/awl/X-Acto knife) to make a small hole and push the screw in. Then screw the stud onto the screw.

Starting at the shoulder, attach as many studs as you like.

Step 4: Sew on the new metal buttons. Again, this step is optional.

And you’re done! If you wanna buy this jacket go here. Hurry! There’s only one.

 

 

Studs used in our project:

Small Metal Spikes with Screw
Large Cone Spike with Screw
Medium Spike with Screw
Small Flat Nailheads
Cone Nailheads

 

Fresh Off The Runway: SS 2017 Trend : DENIM

From the runway to the streets, denim was everywhere this season. And what’s even more fun is the exciting, fresh take on denim! No need for basics this spring. Amp up your classic denims and make it your own! Here are some street style pics that you can totally DIY!

Looks we love:

Patched/ embellished denim

Acid washed denim

Patchwork denim

Studded denim

Ways to wear it:

Throw a patched denim jacket over any outfit to make it instantly and effortlessly cooler. Ultimate goals!

Acid washed denim is subtle and chic. Make a statement while maintaining the ‘cool -girl’ vibe.

Multi-color patchwork denim is a great twist on a classic.

Bring out your edgy side with a studded jean jacket over any outfit.

Check out these inspo below: 

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GUCCI, Acid washed, oversized denim jacket
Andrew Gn Denim ss17
ANDREW GN, denim studded skirt
Balmain ss 2017
BALMAIN, beaded denim jacket
Carolina Herrera Resort 2017
CAROLINA HERRARA, structured denim peplum top, and oversized wideleg pant
Gigi Hadid Marc Jacobs
MARC JACOBS, patched denim jacket
Gucci Denim
GUCCI, acid washed denim
Gucci Street Style
GUCCI, patched denim jacket

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Keep an eye out for our denim DIY coming soon!

DIY: Pretty Patch-Embellished Denim Overalls

Earth Day is right around the corner, which means we’re looking for little ways to reduce our carbon footprint, and reuse what we have to make something completely new! Kids grow out clothes quickly, but that doesn’t mean the clothing needs to fall into the waste bin. This small update will make that too-tiny piece into an item younger siblings will want to wear instead of a dreaded hand-me-down.

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What You’ll Need:

Flower Love Applique
Flower Peace Applique
Rainbow Peace Flag
Rainbow Heart Applique
Love Heart Applique
Sobo Craft Glue
Denim Overalls, Jacket, or Jeans

DSC_00551. Play with the arrangement of patches until you land on a layout you love.

DSC_00542. Either use glue or iron patches on to affix them to your garment.
DSC_00583. Continue this process until all of the patches are attached, and then let dry 24 hours before wearing.

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Have you ever up-cycled a piece of clothing or accessory? Let us know below, and share any projects you’ve made in honor of Earth Day!

Cute Cover-Up Inspiration

One of the best perks of summer, besides being able to finally whip out our sundresses, is the ability to enjoy the outdoors in a totally different way. We’re talking about heading down to the beach, pool or other comparable large body of water. Now besides sunscreen, a straw hat, and a cute Triangl bikini, there’s only one thing you need to make your beach day a success. A cute cover-up of course!

 

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Trend Alert: Funky Faux Fur

This season fashionistas are going full-force with faux fur! We’re seeing the most stylish ladies rocking colorful coats that have a life of their own whenever the wind picks up. We love this over-the-top style, and it sure helps that you get to walk around in a comfy cozy blanket! Years ago faux fur was met with looks of disdain, but the game has changed and now we’re seeing this unique textile in high-quality finishes and fun colors. Another added bonus of going faux? The lower price tag means more room for experimentation. You want a hot pink fur coat that is guaranteed to only be on trend for one season? You do it.
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Seeing Stars DIY Roundup

With all of the meteor showers, eclipses, and astrological phenomena happening recently it’s no wonder our heads are up in the exosphere! Inspired by above, we’ve been on the lookout for some of the coolest star DIYs in the galaxy, and we think we’ve spotted them! image16-550x825A constellation art piece makes for a fun conversation piece in the home, and can get your guests talking about astronomy or astrology in no time!

15A constellation table runner is great for evening dinner parties, especially if the party is in celebration of a celestial event!

IMG_6234_copyWho knew such beautiful lights could be easily made at home? Make them for your next star party with this tutorial!

6a00d8358081ff69e2017c366ee8a4970b-800wiTake the start with you wherever you go with this awesome constellation scarf!

8965824689_cee0cbfa83_oHolding a fall star gazing party? Make sure you spot the right stars with a printable constellation guide!

Beyonce’s Best Looks

September 4th not only marks the beginning of NYFW, it also happens to be, diva-extraordinaire, Beyonce’s birthday! As a salute to Queen Bey we are taking a look at some of our favorite outfits from her concerts. She happens to love Swarovski and lace almost as much as we do!

beyonce-3-feb-4Leather and lace met when Beyonce performed at the Superbowl with this fierce black body suit.

BeyYellowGMAAHWBeyonce kept it vibrant with a fun crochet and fringe minidress.

470424095Keeping it classy across the pond, Beyonce opted for a sparkling, green gown for the 2014 BRITs.

beyonce_black_belt_with_largeStaying on the sequin train, she lit up the night with this incredible gold top!

 

 

Favorite DIYs of August

This August was filled with fantastic DIYs for home decor, fashion, you name it! As the last full month of summer, these beauties embrace the fun and carefree spirit of the season!

 

DIY_Nail_Polish_Marble_Tray_8We love this beautiful marbled tray DIY. Beauty items that can beautify your home too? Sign us up!

DIY-Faux-Fur-Bag-11Ring in the fall weather, and keep your greens warm with this faux fur bag.

6a00d8358081ff69e201a511f21af6970c-800wiEmbrace the copper trend with these gorgeous copper letters!

14922703836_1c567b92fd_zKeep it classy with a leather and charm bracelet, that has a little bit of edge.

bugplates1Add a cute creepy crawly to your tea time with these vintage saucer DIYs!

Designer Picks: Steven Cohen

DSC_0226Steven Cohen, Vice President at M&J Trimming, makes sure that customers have access to the most stylish and trendy trims in town! As the head of purchasing and sales, all potential new items have to go through him before they make their way onto the store shelves. Working at the familybusiness since the age of 14, he has four young daughters who can’t wait to follow in his footsteps. He can always tell which trims are trending, and gave us a few of his top trim picks! (And yes, they are ALL online.)


DSC_02381” CHEETAH PRINT METALLIC RIBBON – This ribbon is, quite literally, wild. It’s a fun ribbon that combines two of today’s most popular trends: metallics and animal print. Use this ribbon to wrap birthday presents or add it as an accent to home décor.

DSC_02442″ LARGE RHINESTONE LEAF TRIM – This is probably one of the most versatile rhinestone trims that we carry. DIY brides come in all of the time requesting this trim because they can make it into a bridal belt, and use small sections to create brooches for their bridesmaids.

DSC_0242LARGE FUR POMPOMS – Before you know it, we’re going to be having one of our famous New York autumns, and this pompom is the perfect addition to your cold-weather accessories. Add it to your hat or use it as a toggle on your cape!  DSC_024923MM 3-ROW PEARL AND RHINESTONE TRIM – This trim is a trifecta of rhinestones, pearls, and chain. It looks incredible on gowns, clutches, and it can even be used to create a necklace.

DSC_02481 5/8″ TOOTH PENDANT WITH CAP – It seems like everyone is trying out the hippie-chic look these days, and this pendant makes an awesome necklace for that style. It also comes in a lot of colors, so all of your festival friends can match! DSC_02891″ RUFFLE TRIM WITH PEARL CHAIN CENTER – This trim has a lot going on, but it all works together beautifully. The chain gives the ruffles and pearls just the right amount of edge, and keeps it from looking too delicate.

DIY: Nautical Knot Necklace

We’ve been going nuts over knots the last few days, and we’ve finally decided to do something about it! We wanted a nautical-inspired accessory that could add a little class to any outfit, while also looking casual and simple. We created a knotted necklace using twist cord and tape in red and navy, but you can customize the materials to make this knotted necklace in whatever colors and styles you like!

Nautical Knot Necklace Materials

What You’ll Need:
3/16” Rayon Twist Cord (keep the ends secured with tape to prevent fraying)
1/4” Heavy Apron Tape
Jump Rings
E6000
End Caps
Lobster Clasp
Scissors

Nautical Knot Necklace Diagram1. Using two sets of two cords, create the knot above by following the arrows above.

Measuring Nautical Knot Necklace2. Measure to make sure the necklace is your desired length, and cut off any excess.

Nautical Knot Necklace Gluing Apron Tape3. As you cut, add glue and apron tape to the ends. Cut and glue each end one by one to prevent fraying.

Nautical Knot Necklace End Caps4. Add E6000 to the inside of the end cap, and insert the cord tip into the end cap.

Adding Jump Rings to Nautical Knot Necklace5. Attach jump rings to each end cap, one jump ring for two cords.

Adding Lobster Clasp to Nautical Knot Necklace6. Add a lobster clasp to one end of the necklace.

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