Wednesday, 27 February 2013

DIY | Easy Dress Update

I got this red silk dress in a charity shop for about €4. The feel and flow are great but it's a bit shapeless and with the straps so far apart, it tends to fall off the shoulder. But with a needle, thread and some ribbon, it's really, really quick and easy to glam-up a dress like this, without needing to cut or remodel. In fact, you could do this with any top or dress that is cut low at the back or even at the front.


  • About 50cm ribbon (depending on how you choose to place it)
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  • Needle & thread
  • Safety pins

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

DIY | Woolen Scarf

I was looking for a big, cozy, bright scarf but couldn't find one that I really wanted to buy. What I could find however was lots of lovely woolen tweed and knitted material. It's actually really easy to just buy about 50cm of wool and turn it into a scarf yourself. Voilà, something exactly to your own specifications and without having to get the knitting needles out. And why not do this with any material that you come across and like?! It doesn't have to be a cozy winter scarf, although, as you'll see, you would have to hem it differently.


  • 50cm length of woolen material (I was lucky that the material I chose was 150cm wide. If yours isn't, then I would get a 1m length of material, cut it in half, and then sew the halves together)
  • Thread (matching or contrasting, whatever you feel like)
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  • Sewing machine.
  • Scissors

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Hats, hats, hats and Hollywood


Hats galore! The trend started taking off last autumn and the street style from various fashion weeks in January confirmed the fedora's ascendance.