Street style gives me ideas
This is a terrible pic (sorry Lisa!) so go to the Vogue link if you want to see the colours properly, but I wanted to include this shot as there is so much DIY potential.
Beaded cape? Well the beads might be tricky but it would be easy(ish!) to make something similar with rows of fringing. Feathered skirt? I’m sure you could cut out “feathers” from felt or some other material to get this look – maybe cover up a mini skirt that you’re sick of instead of making a skirt from scratch?
And if you want a small army of men on your head… you can always raid the toy box of your childhood or get some at a toy shop to glue on a headband.
Not quite so over the top as Lisa, but with equal impact, this lady has gone for bold simplicity … everyone can use a simple jacket, especially in this great colour!
Speaking of bold colours… I clashed some colours in this outfit which includes a Chinese jacket of my mum’s and a pink skirt that you can see more clearly here. This is not the best shot as it was taken on my phone, but the jacket, which is usually fairly shapeless, kind of takes on a peplum effect when cinched at the waist (with a scarf from Laos) – maybe a handy trick to try?
These ladies have all got fringing going on. I like the multicoloured fringing around the waist of the brown dress on the left (you could use scraps of material and stitch them to the waist of a boring dress or skirt, or the hem of a T-shirt), and the long fringe of the dress on the right would be simple to do, especially if you had lots of wool that you wanted to use up – again, a great way to jazz up a boring skirt.
And here’s more fringing used a bit more conventionally, but the contrast of colours adds impact.
Oh! And I’m wearing a bit of fringe on my necklace here! (Plus DIY shoes and a skirt I altered).
Melbourne weather is so unpredictable. Tess from Peppermint has only just moved down here from Brisbane and I have no idea how she must be coping coming from a fairly consistently warm climate. Actually I do have a fairly good idea – layering.
Tess is wearing a Gorman summer dress but has sensibly got a long-sleeved T-shirt underneath.
She’s with Cheryl from Busichic who is looking very stylish in a vintage dress and cardigan ensemble (the cardigan… yet another Melbourne must-have! I usually have one with me because you can never tell what the weather will do) while she has a chat with Tess.
And here’s Lisa Teh again, this time in a Toni Maticevski dress as a tribute to the designer before his show – although she’s carrying a book in case the show gets boring.