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Inspiration Board : update white shirts

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A classic, crisp white shirt is a no brainer when trying to figure out what to wear in the morning … it’s pretty much appropriate for all times and situations. But sometimes you may just want that little bit extra, the surprise effect within that proper attire. So I thought of a few ideas with …

Make It : Beaded Bags

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I’ve long been eying the amazing beaded accessories that many designers did this season … just couldn’t afford a single one of them. So I decided to make my own … scaled down and simplified maybe, but then again I prefer that anyway. These bags were the results and in the December issue of Martha Stewart …

Inspiration Board : Trend Report from New York Fashion Week

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With the crisp weather in New York this week, I’m starting to see warmer clothing hit the streets… and especially in light of Fashion Week, I’ve got Fashion on the mind! While pouring over the coverage on Instagram, in the papers and on blogs, I noticed a few major trends: Stripes! All-over Florals! Glow-in-the-dark! Below …

Inspiration Board : Fashion Week Invites

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New York Fashion Week is here! We’ve got a bit of an obsession with printed matter here in the Crafts Department, so see below for this season’s round up of Fashion Week invites (see past seasons here and here). This invitation from Alexander Wang is glow in the dark!   Antonio Lopez’ invite holds a …

On The Web : DIY Trompe L'oeil Fashion

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Have you tried any of the Trompe L’oeil projects from the September issue of Living yet?  These projects are so quick, you’ll be able to whip something up in time for the first day of school (yikes, is summer over already??)  Try our tees, which would be equally sweet on kids or adults (I’m imagining …

Make It : Studded Accessories

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I’ve been seriously coveting some of the studded fashion that is out in the world these days.  It seems like every article of clothing and accessory can be embellished- and from runway to DIY, everyone’s doing it. Check out our web-exclusive story on making studded accessories- easy, low-commitment projects that will compliment any outfit and …

Make It : Chic Summer Shorts

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It’s already reached above 100 degrees here in New York this summer, which means gone are the days of sporting pants and leggings on the street. We’ve spotted a few cute DIY projects using simple pairs of shorts on the web, and thought a round-up was in order! Taking a pair of plain shorts- we …

Inspiration Board : Reviving Camp Crafts

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If you have a July issue of Living, you may have seen these updated “camp crafts” made with brightly colored lanyard (aka gimp, boondoggle etc)- For a modern “camp” feel, we painted birch hooks white (from Vermont Branch Company), and used them to display the necklaces. This close-up of the bangles give you a better look …