Monday, October 31, 2011

DIY Back Appeal Shirt

Back appeal dresses and shirts have been popping up everywhere lately.
If you like a more grungy look, this shirt is for you.
Outsapop did a little post on this tee! Head over to the page to get the Full Tutorial.

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DIY Panja Jewelry

After I saw a girl wearing an authentic Panja bracelet, I was instantly inspired. I don't have a picture of her actual hand, but I found some inspiration online.

These bracelets are also known as "slave" bracelets, but I feel like Panja is a more suited term.

I made myself a simple chain one that goes around my wrist then connects to my thumb, middle, and pinky fingers. I hope to get pictures up soon!

Here is the inspiration!

buy this bracelet here
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Friday, October 28, 2011

DIY Safety Pin Slashed Pants

Over at Chic Intuition she showed a great quick DIY tutorial on how to spice up some plain paints.

The other day I got a rip in my leggings. they caught something sharp in the studio. it's dangerous in there sometimes! haha anyways, i just pined the rip together with a few safety pins, ta-da! instant new statement leggings :)

Check out Chic Intuition for the Full Tutorial

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DIY Paint Splatter Shoes

I've been seeing this a lot lately; not only on shirts, but on shoes!

grab some paint and splatter away!

i think this effect would look really cool on black leather and neon paint!

remember, if you are using canvas, use fabric paint!

also, you can always spray paint your shoes to a solid color if you wish! just remember to protect the inside with painters tape or something so you don't paint the inside of the shoe! icky...

Jeffrey Campbell Paint Splatter Lita's

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I can't believe they finally have them! NEXT ON MY LIST TO GET! they are so beautiful!


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DIY Hot Pink Studded/Embellished Denim Cut Off Jacket - LMFAO "Sexy & I Know It" Music Video

If you haven't seen this music video, I suggest you go watch now. Pretty funny.

Obviously the bright pink studded/embellished jacket that one of the main guys is wearing caught my eye right away. I'm very determined to make this before the year is over :)

1. Denim Jacket
2. Pink Dye (or w/e color you wish. yellow would be pretty too) Rit dye will work.
3. Studs & other embellishments. hit up hobs lobs or order in bulk online.
4. e6000 glue (if you hot glue things on, they will fall off in the cold/if you wash it)
6. needle nose pliers to save your fingers from death. they help with traditional studding.
7. needle and thread if you feel like sewing anything on. make sure you get bigger embroidery sharps. they are stronger and sharper to pierce the denim.
8. scissors
9. exacto knife

full tutorial after pictures!

Full Tutorial
CAUTION: please wear gloves.
if you want any distressing or a destroyed look to your jacket, do this BEFORE you dye it. unless you want the distressing to be white looking, then wait til after it's dyed and dried. :)

1. grab an old denim jacket
2. bleach it with one part bleach, 1 part water (if you don't dilute it, it will literally destroy the denim so bad it will fall apart)
3. After most of the blue denim color is out, rinse out the bleach completely either by hand or in the wash. i just wouldn't put detergent quite yet.
4. get some hot pink dye (rit dye for those of you who don't have access to the commercial grade stuff should work). you might wanna get like, 3 packs if you want it super saturated pink like this
5. find an old 13 gallon storage container in your storage room. empty it out, wash it out so it's clean
6. follow the instructions on the package for the dye concentrate to water ratio.
7. cut off the sleeves of the jacket at your discretion. (if you want to that is. I know it's fall/winter for most folks so I'll be keeping my sleeves attached when I do this DIY).
8. put the jacket in the dye. make sure you stur it with a big spoon or big piece of metal or something (most likely this will get permanently stained with dye so stir with something that you will use in the future for dying or something you can throw away). make sure it's sturdy though.
9. stur like every 2 minutes so there is no uneven dyeing taking place.
10. after you leave it in the dye for as long as the instructions allow, follow the rest of them for suggested washing after. most likely you'll rinse out the jacket until the water runs clear. I suggest a bath tub for this. it shouldn't stain it. if it does, clean it. simple.
11. hang your jacket up to dry. don't dry it in the dryer unless you want your dryer to be stained pink.


Now that your jacket is awesomely pink and dry, you can stud it!
1. gather your supplies
2. plan out what you'd like to do. where do you want your studs, and where you want your other embellishments.
3. BE CREATIVE! let your imagination run wild! do what you want and make it look good.
4. If you want just a mini statement, stud and embellish the shoulders. :)
5. tada! done! go out for a night on the town and rock your new statement jacket!
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DIY Inspiration: LMFAO "Sexy & I Know It" Music Video

I don't know whether this video was a good or bad thing for me to come across because it's pretty ridiculous.
But there's some pretty sweet DIY fashion going on :)

Before I get to the DIY inspirations, I just wanna point out that the girl in the slashed black tights on the right is wearing fake Jeffrey Campbell Alexa Wedges.

Fringe Top
scissors meet bottom of shirt. make sure you don't cut up too high though, don't want the girls fallin out the bottom/bra peaking out.


Hot Pink Studded/Bedazzled Cut Off Denim Jacket
full tutorial in next post!

Slashed Leggings/Shirt
put on leggings and shirt so you know where to slash (or more importantly where not to slash. close to butt, by boobs, etc), sissors meet fabric. don't cut yourself!

Studded Leather Jacket
order some bulk studs in w/e your favorite style is. go to town :)

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DIY Studded Jeffrey Campbell's

I just came across these all of these amazing studded Jeffrey Campbell Shoes!!

If you for some reason are bored with your plain Jeffrey Campbell's and they are old and you are getting a new pair anyways, order some studs (screwable ones) and go to town. for the sole, use some industrial strength glue like E6000

1. Studded Jeffrey Campbell Lita's.

2. Jeffrey Campbell Lita Stud.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

DIY Nicki Minaj Monster Heels

Obsessed with neon and studs? I sure am!

Glitter N' Glue did a FABULOUS DIY of some crazy statement heels. Great idea!

Head over to Glitter N' Glue for the Full Tutorial!


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DIY Inspiration: Rihanna "We Fell In Love" Music Video

After my friend Rachel showed me this video today, I was completely hooked. So many things in her video are freaking amazing & very much have a vintage DIY feel to them. I took a couple of screen shots (sorry for bad quality, thanks a lot youtube).

Denim Jacket - def acid or bleach washed. misfits and tshirt applique on the back.


Denim Vest - american flag fabric sewn on. NEED ASAP


Denim Jeans - americna flag fabric sewn on the front only. awesome!


Oversized Safety Pin Earrings


Holey/Deconstructed Tee - funny story...already working on a shredded shoulder tee at the moment like this!


I'll post about any DIYs I do!

ps: a girl in my textiles class is going to make the misfits denim jacket. I'm going to make the denim vest :)
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DIY Backless Zipper Dress

I'm super in love with the dresses that have back detail at the moment. Really chic and simple in the front, then when you walk past someone they see your back and are like "woah".
I like the wow effect.

Vintage Lover did an amazing DIY of a dress and even left the zipper exposed which I simply adore. I love the chunky feel of it & the golden color.

Head on over to Vintage Lover for the Full Tutorial.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Costumes 2011

I didn't buy a costume this year :) I made them all myself! I have a whole slew of options but for sure I will be going as
"The Princess" - from the breakfast club && A Sexy High School Wrestling Official.

"The Princess" - The Breakfast Club
1. Brown Skirt
2. Brown Belt
3. Brown Riding Boots
4. Silk Blush Pink Blouse
5. Red Lipstick ;)
6. Princess Prep Attitude


Sexy High School Wrestling Official
I'm obsessed with HS Wrestling & Wrestlers [bodies hehe] jk no really. I cheered for 5 years and I miss it so much. It was seriously my favorite part of high school. So for people to specifically recognize me as a "wrestling" referee or official, I will be sporting a few key elements :) along with my knowledge of stating and I learned some new referee arm moves in case anyone decides to be a drunken idiot and quiz me that night haha.
BTW I sewed my own top. First patterned top of my life. I patterned it off a few shirts from express that I love. :)

1. Black booty shorts
2. DIY Referee top
3. Red & Green arm bands
4. Thigh High leather boots/heels. & because I know my feet will get sore, I'm borrowing my friends...
5. Wrestling shoes
6. Fishnet tights (again not regulation referee but who cares, it's sexy)
7. Whistle (boy this will be a dangerous thing for me to have all night)


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DIY Book Clutch

Another amazing DIY from miss DirtyHems!

I've been wanting to make my best friend a Harry Potter book clutch for ages and this tutorial is super simple!
Head over to her page for the Full Tutorial.

The only thing I suggest differently is using a stronger glue like E6000 glue rather than hot glue!!



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DIY Neon Sole Heels

Not my DIY but I thought I'd still share it with all of you in case you haven't discovered this talented woman DirtyHems.

Head over to her page to check out the Full Tutorial.


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