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Clones N Clowns by Aimee Wood

DIY : My “Now you see me, now you don’t” jacket

  More studs – I KNOW ! I swear I’ll stop studding everything I lay hands on soon, I have loads of other ideas and supplies just waiting to be used ! This is actually a DIY I did a while back and have been desperately waiting to show you. Generally speaking, the “small” details are the ones I love most in fashion, just like humour – I like it subtle. I don’t know if we could call this collar subtle but it’s definitely unexpected ! I have to admit it wasn’t 100% my idea, it was inspired by an image I saw on Pinterest. However it just goes to show that you can stud whatever you want wherever you want this season and you’ll be spot-on trendy. Don’t go studding your fingers like I did though – it H.U.R.T.S. Once again, I’m not going to show you how to stud, I know you can do it ! I do have a story to tell about that though… When I went to pick up the giant studs I used for this collar DIY, I was talking to the owner of the shop who told me about receiving a phone call from a guy who had studded his shoes… Apparently the unfolded studs were spiking out and his feet kept bleeding…! Duh ! So I guess some people don’t know that when you poke your stud through the fabric, you have to fold the spikes back down. And if you didn’t know that either – now you do ! Here’s a gif showing you the three steps of my studding. The large 2cm studs are traditional spike studs but the smaller ones are actually iron on – so easy to use ! Ta ta for now ! xx – – – – – –

DIY : My “Now you see me, now you don’t” jacket

Lookbook : Dennis the menace

After having told you about my Do It Kits, I can finally introduce my favorite Do It Kit creation in an outfit ! That would be the studded leather collar – I love the rock and roll take on the peter pan collar, a mix of naughty and nice. As Dennis helped me dress this morning, I figured he should be in at least one photo, I’m sure you’ll agree he’s a good poser 😉 Don’t forget you can win a kit to make your own studded collar – more info here ! – Dress, bag & tights : H&M – Jacket : Hobs (vintage – one of my favorite items in my wardrobe ♥) – DIY Studded peter pan collar : Do It Kit, available HERE – Shoes & bracelet : New Look (similar bracelets here) Like the look ? That’s reason enough to vote for my blog in the French Golden Blog Awards ! I know I keep going on about it but I’m passionate, there’s nothing I can do about it ! It would mean a lot to me if you would give a vote here and there. Thank you ! xx – – – – – – –

Lookbook : Dennis the menace

DIY : Starstruck boots

If you’re following me behind the scenes (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), you will already know I was in Primark a couple of hours ago. What you don’t know is that I went to buy something in particular (although I came out with much more, as you do)… The facts are these : Back in June, I bought a beautiful pair of studded shoes from Zara. I love them to bits but unfortunately they’re definitely Summer boots and if I wear them under the London rain they’ll simply drown. I’ve been looking for a Winter version to take their place for a while now, and you have to agree, this season we’re spoilt for choice as far as studded boots are concerned. But – I’m not very good at making choices… So I decided to make my own (surprise, surprise) using hotfix star studs. In literally 15 minutes my boring black Primark boots became my favorite starstruck beauties. And all I had to do was follow the instructions (i.e. place star, cover up with coton tee and place iron on for a few seconds until stuck). Bonus : All together these boots cost me £20. Yihaa. ** – – – – – –

DIY : Starstruck boots

DIY : Studded bralet crop top // Brassière cloutée

This DIY was inspired by a studded bralet I saw in Topshop a few weeks ago. Unlike some, I don’t usually consider DIY to be a cheap way of getting designer-style clothes. I enjoy indulging in other people’s creations as much as I like to create and generally if I fall in love with an item, I don’t copy it, I buy it ! However, I do find it difficult buying highstreet wear I could easily make at home, especially when I already have all the tools. I bought this crop top from Asos at the beginning of Spring and already had the studs from a closing down haberdashery – I HAD to give it a whirl. Ce DIY est inspiré d’un top que j’ai vu chez Topshop il y a quelques semaines. Généralement, je ne considère pas le DIY comme un moyen de recréer un article pour moins cher. Je n’aime pas copier ! J’aime investir dans la créativité des autres autant que j’aime créer et lorsque je vois quelque chose qui me plaît, je prends ! Mais je dois avouer que j’ai du mal à respecter cette philosophie quand je tombe sur un vêtement dans un grand magasin que je pourrais facilement reproduire chez moi – surtout lorsque j’ai déjà tout ce qu’il me faut. J’avais acheté cette brassière chez Asos au début du printemps, les clous ont été trouvés dans une boutique en liquidation – j’étais OBLIGÉE d’essayer. Because the steps are so simple to follow, you don’t really need a tutorial. I decided to show you how I created my studded bralet with a gif – let me know what you think ! Comme il n’y a pas vraiment besoin de tuto pour savoir replier les pointes des clous dans le tissu, je vous propose ci-dessous un gif pour vous montrer les étapes de ma création. Dîtes-moi ce que vous pensez de ce type de présentation ! Reckon Madonna would wear it ? I’ll include it in an outfit when the weather permits ! xx – – – – – –

DIY : Studded bralet crop top // Brassière cloutée

Feat : IFB Weekly Round Up & Links À La Mode

I’ve been a part of the IFB community for less than a week now – and guess who has already been featured amongst the 20 Links A La Mode ?! Well, not exactly me… But my DIY STUDDED DENIM SHORTS !!!! So stoked : ) Thanks IFB and congrats to the other 19 posts which are pretty cool stuff ! Click bottom right to read the IFB Links à la Mode article in its entirety. Il y a quelques jours, mon blog a été admis dans la communauté IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers). Ce site regroupe de nombreux blogs ambitieux axés autour de la mode et permet de faire de nouvelles rencontres (virtuelles) mais aussi d’apprendre beaucoup de choses sur le blogging de haut niveau ! Mais attendez, il y a mieux comme nouvelle… Ce matin, je découvre que mon post sur comment customiser votre short en jean fait partie de leur sélection de liens à la mode pour cette semaine ! Je suis ravie ! Pour lire l’article Links A La Mode en entier, cliquez ci-dessous en bas a droite. More and more of you are visiting me here and liking me on Facebook – it means a lot and I hope you’re enjoying what you read ! Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à me rendre visite chaque jour ainsi qu’à me suivre sur Facebook – merci beaucoup ! xx – – – – – –

Feat : IFB Weekly Round Up & Links À La Mode