Recently on Net-a-porter (which I mostly only browse for DIY inspiration) I came across this totally unaffordable (for me, anyway) Lanvin glass pearl necklace. That’s right, $595 and not even real pearls, although I’m sure it would cost ten times as much if oysters actually participated in its creation. What I like about it is […]
What do you get when you combine a jar of buttons a thrifted cashmere sweater, and hours of time on an airplane? A fancied up sweater, of course. And lots of funny looks from fellow passengers who probably wondered what I was up to. Merry Christmas Eve!
Have I mentioned that I love SCRAP? Short for “Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts,” it’s a warehouse in San Francisco full of super cheap art supplies of all sorts. It’s got fabric, zippers, yarn, trim, paper, and all sorts of random things you never know you need until you see them. The catch is […]
Sequins seem to be all over the place this season. Blame it on Balmain. The problem for me is that they usually seem a little too glamorous for daily wear. A sequined mini-dress is just not something that would fit into my wardrobe unless I get a job as a go-go dancer. Maybe that job […]
Materials: Lightweight synthetic material Metal stud Scissors Pliers Candle and matches Pinback or hairpin (optional) Methods: 1. Cut out circles of your material slightly larger than you want the finished size to be. I used circles of approximately 2.5, 2, and 1.5 inches in diameter, two or three of each size. Don’t worry about getting […]
One of my thriftstore obsessions is wool sweaters, especially the cashmere variety. I dream of finding a stash of $1 cashmere sweaters to either 1) wear, or 2) felt/full and repurpose. To that end, I bring you the sweater pillow project. Not to be confused with other types of sweater pillows.
It was my birthday on Saturday, which necessitated a special dinner at possibly my favorite restaurant ever, Millennium. It’s all vegetarian, but the food is so good that it wows even some of the omnivores I know. Of course a birthday dinner means dressing up, so I donned a cute dress and my self-modified polka-dotted […]