It’s All in the Heels

Scrolling through pages of drool worthy photographs on Jak and Jil, these heels are oriental fabulous! A little bit of investigating and behold its Dries Van Noten Fall 2013 RTW collection. Oriental details seem to be a big part of recent fashion designer collections, it kind of wants me to break out the traditional Chinese garments tucked in the far corners of my closet and mix it into daily outfits. I really like how its a detail that isn’t screaming look at me, but subtly there; an elegant and intricate detail that makes you want to take a closer look. I can definitely see myself donning a pair of heels like this with boyfriend jeans and a white tee or dressing it up with a little white dress (since it is summer after all, the black can come back in the fall). 


Images from here & here

Heels from Zara (here)



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DIY Rhinestone Chain Bracelet

Bracelets: Shlomit Ofir Rose gold feather bracelet, DIY Fish-bone Bracelet(here), Aldo spikes bracelet, Vintage silver bangle, DIY Two Tone Bracelet (HERE), Forever 21 Cross Bracelet 
I thought I’d try my hand at filming another tutorial, I find filming seems to work best for quick small projects and you can jam to some awesome songs at the same time. Let me know if you like these vidoe DIYs or if you prefer the step by step photographs. Maybe I’ll even try to do both, too ambitious?
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DIY Inspiration: Alexander Wang Duffel Bag

Image from here

I’ve been lusting after this Alexander Wang Rocco Stud-Bottom bag for quite some time and while wandering through Zara the other day, I found THE perfect DIY solution! The Zara bowler bag from the trf section (here & here) is the perfect candidate for this DIY, made of man-made leather it’ll be a whole lot lighter than the real version (not to mention cheaper) and all you would need is a bit of time and some flat head cone studs. This is definitely a DIY I would love to work on this summer, here’s to hoping I can get all the supplies I need!

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DIY Necklace Alteration

Costume jewelry is a cheap and chic way to update the wardrobe for new seasons. I often find jewelry I like in stores but there’s always something off. Sometimes the necklace is too short, too long, not the right size…hence nifty jewelry alteration skills come in handy. Here’s an easy way to shorten a chain base necklace. This one in particular I shortened, but if you wanted to lengthen a necklace, instead of cutting you would be adding a similar chain or replacing it all together.

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Happy Easter!

 

 

 

Hope everybody’s having a great Easter weekend! The other day, my friend Kim and I got our hands dirty making pysanky (or is it pysanka?)! Taking a traditional Easter tradition and giving it a modern twist. We went with some pastel and white patterns and animal print. Super easy to make, though it does require some materials that may be hard to find, I got my supplies at a Ukranian Pysanky store in Toronto. These are super cute to give out, but be careful; these are raw eggs.
A video tutorial will be uploaded soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Happy Easter Everybody!

 

 

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DIY | SEQUIN SWEATER

You may have seen sequin sweaters floating about the internet, and I bet you that the majority of the ones you’ve favourited, pinned, saved and hoarded are probably by non other than Markus Lupfer. I am IN LOVE with his sequin sweaters, super chic and comfortable which is perfect for any lazy day. I love it when its comfortable to be in fashion, screw the whole pain for beauty or what ever the saying is, I love my no fuss comfortable clothes! Granted, I poked myself an insane number of times with the needle while making this sweater….so I guess that does fall under the pain for beauty and fashion category. Anyways, onwards with the tutorial! It’s quite time consuming, but the result is nothing if spectacular!

An original Markus Lupfer Sweater cost: $400
My DIY: $25
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Officially a Fashion Parkway Contributor!

Great news! If you guys haven’t noticed, but I’m officially part of the Fashion Parkway team! I’m a contributor (see badge on the right) and I’ll be contributing posts twice a month. My first post has just been published so be sure to check it out! It’s a DIY tutorial of Marc Jacob flats, super cute and fun. I’ll post the tutorial on Deconstrut next week, but in the mean time, check out Fashion Parkway!

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