LASSO: FLAT-PACKED SLIPPERS

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It’s still winter in many parts of the world (or some weeks it is, and some weeks it isn’t – hello, global warming!). Lasso came about when Gaspard Tiné-Berès went off to school and needed slippers to tolerate the cold stone floors. Taking a piece of spare felt and a sneaker lace, the first pair of Lasso slippers were born.

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After 164 prototypes, the design was perfected and Tiné-Berès brought Ruben Valensi on board to help get the company rolling. Now made in Paris with the help of a company that provides work for people with special needs.

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Lasso slippers are made from a single piece of wool felt, a leather sole, and cotton lace in five different colors. The slippers come flat-packed and easily take shape when you lace the edges together.

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They are currently looking for funding on Kickstarter, so help them out with some cash while helping your feet get some warmth.

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

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Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

Lasso: Flat Packed Slippers in style fashion  Category

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DIY: Sequin Bracelet ..by Erica all the way from “Honestly …WTF”

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After purchasing an abundant (and unnecessary) amount of sequins for last week’s tutorial, I mulled over ways to repurpose them into another project. Inspired by those beautiful African necklaces made from recycled vinyl, it was obvious that a bracelet DIY was in order. Simple and fast . . . I dare you not to make just one!

You’ll need:

 

Cut 12 inches of elastic cord and tie a double knot at the end.

There’s a quick and easy shortcut for adding sequins rather than threading them on one at a time. Pull a bunch of sequins off the strand. Keep the sequins in place between the pads of the index finger and thumb. Thread the elastic cord through the sequins.

Continue stringing on sequins, in any pattern, using the same method.

Wrap the strung sequins around the wrist to check for size – remember to account for the bracelet stretching. Knot the elastic cord into a double knot and pull tightly to tighten. Trim the ends.

Cut the embroidery floss into a few 2 inch pieces. Fold them in half over the knot. Take another 2 inch strand and tie the floss together into a double knot at the top.

Trim the ends. Use a needle to comb through and unravel the floss. Trim the tassel.

And that’s it! *Note: I prefer using flat sequins versus faceted sequins for this particular tutorial.

Stack, stack away . . .

Ladies all the way!

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Printed Clutches!


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hey hey hey!!!!!…yea..its been soooo long though…yea, i know…India has been draining my time and energy..

well well…so urmm…today..am gonna be focusing on the ladies..ionno why though..but during the time i was gone..more of ladies than men were really concerned….so ladies..this is ur space!

Currently coveting: Side Striped trousers.

Denim & Color Chain

DIY: Going into summer

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Product Name: Sneaker Customization kit

its been so long i wrote an article,  but just few minutes ago, i was chatting with a bestie, Debbie. and she inspired me to write one! 😀

Background research: As summer rapidly approaches, I’m beginning to notice that I need some new sneakers. But I’m starting to realize: either the shoes I like are too expensive or the ones that are affordable, I’m not so crazy about the way they look. Then it dawned on me, what if I were able to create a sneaker that perfectly matched my style & clothes that were already in my closet as opposed of buying a shoe, then having to go buy more things to go with it.

Hypothesis: With the sneaker customization kit, I can create my own personal design to whatever sneaker I choose.

The Experiment: I took a pair of sneakers that I barely wore, removed the laces, grabbed a couple of “sneaker preparation wipes,” cleaned off the sneakers, & let my imagination do the rest.

Being that I am an artist, I analyzed the whole ordeal way too much, beforehand. Meaning, I thought it would be far more difficult than it turned out to be. It was one of the simplest yet fastest things I could have imagined. I was very impressed with the shine & gloss quality of the paint (included in the kit). I was also extremely pleased when at the last moment I decided to change one the colors & saw how easily the wipes erased my previous decision.

Results: I ended up having a brand new pair of sneakers that took me less than and hour, that I custom made to coincide with whatever I decide to wear in my closet & I didn’t even have to leave the house!

Conclusion: I am very impressed with this item, now my only problem is I don’t know which shoes in my closet I’m going to paint next!

Need some new kicks? The sneaker customization kit is only $45– more affordable than any designer brand!

DIY again [Specially for the Laides]

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DIY Embellished Friendship Bracelets

so i found out that girls wanted something of theirs…alone..well

This is from a friend, Claire.

Enjoy…

The weather is warming up and my wrists are feeling rather lonely and bare after hiding under long sleeves all season long. But after digging up last year’s DIY friendship bracelets, I realized they desperately needed sparkly and shiny upgrades. Today we’re showing you three easy ways to embellish your friendship bracelets, making them all grown up . . .

To add rhinestones, you’ll need:

  • a chevron friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)
  • 5-6” crystal rhinestone chain (last used here)
  • 1 yard of embroidery floss
  • an embroidery needle
  • a pair of scissors

 

Thread the needle with embroidery floss and tie the end into a double knot. Push the needle through the back of bracelet. Lay the rhinestone chain along the middle of the bracelet, using the chevron pattern as a guide.

Stitch the floss between the first two rhinestone links, pushing needle out the middle of the bracelet. Bring the needle back through the middle, this time further down between the second and third links.

Continue stitching between the rhinestone links. After the very last stitch, tie a double knot on the backside and trim the ends.

Your friendship bracelet is sparkling and finished!

To add studs, you’ll need:

  • a chevron friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)
  • 5 3/8” brass cone studs (last used here)
  • a pair of small, sharp scissors
  • a screwdriver

Use a Sharpie or marker to make 5 evenly spaced marks along the middle of the friendship bracelet. From the backside, push the point of the scissors through the mark to create a hole.

Push a screw through the hole. Twist the coned spike onto the screw and use a screwdriver to tighten.

Repeat the steps with the rest of the spikes. Voila! Your friendship bracelet has a spiked spine.

To add chain, you’ll need:

  • a friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)
  • 5-6” of brass curb chain
  • 1 yard of embroidery floss
  • an embroidery needle
  • a pair of scissors

Thread the needle with embroidery floss. Untie one end of the friendship bracelet and re-knot it with the tail of the threaded embroidery floss. Push the needle through the outer edge of the backside of the bracelet.

Lay the chain flat, against the edge of the bracelet. Thread the needle over and through the first link. Push the needle though the backside about two rows down. Depending on the width of each link, the row count may vary.

Keep stitching. Make two stitches around the last link, untie the knot and re-knot with the last of the floss. Trim away any excess.

Your chain trimmed friendship bracelet now has an edge – how simple was that?

Stack ‘em, give ‘em away and you’re officially ready for summer.

DIY!!!! at last :D

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DIY Beaded Button Down Shirt

I immediately did a double take after spotting this shirt with baubles stitched down the “placket,” which I just recently learned is the term used to describe the middle section of a button down shirt. Honestly? Placket?! In any case, it’s an easy DIY and the most brilliant way to add a bit of texture and pizazz to any shirt!

You’ll need:

  • a button down shirt
  • a mix of metal, plastic or glass beads
  • a needle fine enough to fit through the beads
  • thread

Keep the shirt buttoned. Thread the needle with about a yard of thread and tie the ends into a double knot. Push the needle through the backside of the middle of the placket.

Slide a bead onto the needle and bring the needle back through the fabric on the other side of the bead. Continue sewing beads onto the fabric using this running stitch.

After adding 5-6 beads, secure the stitch by tying off the thread with a double knot. This helps reinforce the stitch, especially with the weight of the beads. If the thread is long enough, continue to stitch on another group of beads. If the thread runs out, go ahead and cut the thread and start again with the first step.

Continue adding beads in small groups along the placket.

Stop 3/4 of the way down.

Finished!! xx

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