Posts tagged ‘fringe’

April 16, 2012

Shopping : Charity Choice April 2012

Creative fashion is not only about DIYing but also about having fun with your style wherever your clothes were purchased. Fashion is about expressing yourself through what you wear and playing with clothes and accessories to fit your mood, an event or even your general personality. When looking for inspiration, the high-street can become a little hypnotizing and you may find it difficult thinking about the clothes you have at home to mix and match with your potential purchase or even find you end up buying things you wouldn’t normally dream of wearing. Of course shops have a million ways of making this happen, starting with the brain washing lights and music and the abundance of clothes in the depth of their shop. So, sometimes it’s nice to shop in new places, places that will inspire you to create yourself rather than beg someone helplessly to take your money and tell you what to wear ; ) A great place to go for a bit of something different is your local charity shop. The charity could be for cancer, it could be for the homeless it could be for the RSPCA like mine is. Whatever the cause it’s definitely a good one : retail therapy for next to nothing !

Take a look at what I found in my local RSPCA shop this month, for a total of UNDER £20 !

Necklace : I like this as it is so I will probably wear it a couple of times before it sees some serious DIYing – I have plans for you my precious !

Leotard : I once fell head over heels for a Manoush poncho with fringes all over but unfortunately couldn’t afford it. It will always be in my ♥… But now this leotard will be on my back !

Cuff : Spot on this season with multiple chains ! Love it !

Wedges : Originally bought in Zara, these wooden wedge pumps are still in great condition. I wouldn’t really buy shoes in a second hand shop but these look almost new, cost me £5 and fit perfectly…

Belt : A metallic soft leather belt from Topshop – bargain baby !

Have you recently had any successful charity shopping sprees ?

xx

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April 8, 2012

DIY : Fringe Anklet // Bracelet Cheville à Franges

Whether you’re a hippy or a rock chick, you’re bound to love this simple Fringe Anklet DIY. Fringe anklets look cute, fun and sexy and this one is so easy to make, I would bet my bottom dollar you have all you need at home already. You can wear it bare or dress it up with beads, bolts, ribbons and even feathers if you’re feeling particularly crafty ! Fringes fit in with this year’s aztec craze too : )

Que vous soyez plutôt hippy ou plutôt rock, ce bracelet cheville est certain de vous plaire ! Les bracelets cheville à franges c’est toujours mignon en été et je suis prête à parier que vous avez tout ce dont vous aurez besoin déjà chez vous. Vous pouvez même ajouter des perles, des plumes ou des rubans ! Bonus : Ce bracelet cheville s’inscrit parfaitement dans la tendance aztec du moment.

To make your Fringe Anklet, YOU WILL NEED :

– A piece of fabric, I used an old pair of shorts, but that could have been any piece of jersey cotton. Strands of leather would be a treat if you’re looking to upgrade this DIY. Un tissu de votre choix (vieux tee-shirt, cuir…).

– A pair of scissors. Des ciseaux.

– A piece of elastic. Un morceau d’élastique.

– A needle and some thread. Une aiguille et du fil.

– A few beads of your choice. Des perles de votre choix.

– An ankle. Votre cheville.

Here’s how to do it yourself :

Toi-même tu sais faire :

First of all, make an anklet out of your elastic by cutting a piece the size of your ankle, folding over the ends and sewing them together. Next, cut your fabric into strips (mine measured about 8×1,5cm). You will need to pull on these to make them roll up and look nice and fringy, so give ’em a good tug ! The next step is to loop the strips onto the elastic. Take a strip, fold it in half and have a good look at the above photo, it says it all. Repeat until your anklet is nicely fringed. Add beads by sliding them up the strands of fabric.

Faire un bracelet avec l’élastique. Pour ce faire, couper un morceau d’élastique de la taille de votre cheville et superposer un bout sur l’autre. Les joindre à l’aide de quelques points. Ensuite, coupez votre tissu en lanières pour faire les franges (les miennes faisaient env. 8×1,5cm). Tirez un bon coup sur vos lanières pour les enrouler sur elles-mêmes et faire de jolies franges. Prenez une lanière, pliez la en deux et attachez la à l’élastique comme montré dans la photo ci-dessus. Répétez jusqu’à obtenir une frange bien fournie. Ajoutez vos perles en les glissant sur les morceaux de tissu.

Now all we need is the sun !

xx

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