Spent ages yesterday rummaging in the Sham Shui Po district of Mongkok, an area filled with about 10 streets dedicated to DIY and sewing supplies. Centred around Yu Chau and Tai Nan streets there are whole areas for studs, chains, belt buckles, ribbon, fabrics, buttons and just about...

For this fashion DIY project you need: 1 flower template ( download ) 2 scissors 3 a small piese of nappa leather imitation 4 bead 6mm and bead cap 5 needle and thread 6 marker 7 rubber band (13 mm) THE DIY TUTORIAL: Print the flower template, cut it out and trace it four times on the...

Please forgive me for posting about two Carven inspired DIYs in the last couple of weeks - ok so I've clearly got the amazing French brand on the brain. But how fun are these bow embellished pumps? The lovely (and did I mention super cute?) Ren of SEMI sent me this project a little while ago...

For this fashion DIY tutorial you need: 1 wool (3 colors) 2 large-unit anchor chain (about 70 cm, from the hardware store) 3 scissors 4 forceps THE DIY TUTORIAL Temporarily fold the chain twice and try it in front of a mirror to get the best fitting size. Thus, the upper part of the...

A really easy and above all, cheap DIY project that does not cost more than the fabric color. For this fashion DIY tutorial you need: 1 sweater or T-Shirt 2 fabric dye (black) 3 set of brushes (different sizes) 4 small vessel for the fabric dye 5 cardboard or old newspaper to protect the...

Even behind today's DIY Advent calendar door hides a "readers request", because I promised this DIY tutorial to Gabriela and Anna already in July. I could now say "Good things need time", but the fact is that I had no time to write it. "Better late than never", as the hair accessories now fit...

Soooo I'm told that this Carven collar sold out of Colette in about 25 minutes flat, and I can see why, it is incredibly cute. Annnnd practical. I know I have been banging on about collars for a while, and I have provided ample inspiration for you to go and make your own by cutting them off...

For me it has to be Carven. Ok, so I know that's a big call, but I challenge you to find another show with such perfectly measured ingredients. Dainty collars, digitised tribal and aztec prints, cut outs, lace inserts, embellished ikat shoes, technicolour backpacks, leather harnesses and a...

A good DIY never gets old. Collars Miu Miu and Carven inspired a wave of collar DIYing, with most of us recessionistas preferring to DIY rather than buying for an arm and a leg. Why not cut a collar off a thirfted shirt or make one out of leather? Embellishment such as beads, studs, sequins,...

And can we talk for a minute about the December Issue of Vogue Australia that paid tribute, in its entirety, to everything tribal? Burberry, Mara Hoffman, Carven, Sass & Bide, Missoni and a host of other designers mixed prints, colours and textures. What else were we to do than to have a go...

 

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