Archive for the 'DIY' Category

29
Dec
09

This has all been wonderful, but now I’m on my way.

Image via Is This Real Life?

Inspired after seeing Tallulah Morton, I had a field day with my scissors and below is the result.

DIY t-shirt and shorts. Urban Outfitters cardigan. Zara vest. Vintage boots

Cutting the small holes was a bit time consuming, but after two hours and a few episodes of bad reality TV, I whipped this bad boy up.

I’m all about fringe again and instead of making the usual cutoff shorts, decided to cut fringe strips into an old pair of jeans.  I’ll have to experiment with this more when I have time and see how they look after I throw them into the washer.

I’ll be MIA over the next few days and heading out of town to San Francisco.  Hope you all have a fabulous New Years Eve/Day.

THANK YOU for making the last 9 months (since I started this blog) an amazing ride.

See you in 2010!

xoxo, Becs

27
Mar
09

Chain Me Up

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Images via DailyCandy.com

Holy-ish AMAZING.  Designer Corinne Grassini of Society For Rational Dress shared the DIY playbook with Daily Candy’s The Dossier.  Need to get my ass to the craft store ASAP.

22
Mar
09

You Can Do It

Today, Mel, Rhizzle and I went to Bleach Black‘s DIY sesh at the cool Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood.  Here are pics of us from my work holiday party; totally unrelated, but the pics we took together at the event didn’t come out so hott.

gh-holiday-party1 As a daily follower of Bleach Black, when I learned about their DIY sesh, I knew I had to be there.  The ladies behind BleachBlack.com have amazing style and rad fashion ‘tudes.  In the past, I’ve taken an amateur snip here and there, cutting up necklines of t-shirts and ripping holes in jeans, but nothing that I’ve been especially proud of.  My last DIY attempt was when I wanted to make over my fugly team t-shirt during my first and last Stay Puft Dodgeball season.  When you get blindsided and smacked in the face with a ball hurled by a guy, you’d think twice about playing as well.  Anyway, when I was over the fugliness of this shirt, I searched on YouTube and followed a DIY video from a Hot Topic designer.  The back ribbon weaving is the highlight of the shirt, though I could have done it better with the right scissors.   Honestly, I would have also shredded the sides of the shirt, but I stuck to the more conservative side because, hey, I was playing a pseudo sport.

diy-dodgeball-shirt2After the DIY sesh, I’m inspired to start a bunch of projects, the first being to breathe some life into my old jeans and shred the ish out of them.  I’m also a fan of anything studded, and the ladies shared great ‘how to stud’ tips.  Here are some pics of Kristin and Val from BleachBlack.com highlighting some of their fav DIY projects.

bleach-black-diy-sesh1bleach-black-diy-sesh22bleach-black-diy-sesh3Still planning to take sewing classes in the near future, but now I’m all motivated to start wreaking havoc, er, tweaking some old clothes and putting a fresh spin on them.  Thanks Bleach Black!




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