LMFF: Pier pressure
I love how the neckline decoration gives this basic navy mini dress a folkloric edge. Give this idea a go if you have some cord that you can stitch on to a top or dress – or cheat and use fabric marker to draw a design on if the garment is a paler colour. And definitely try the red tights!
Got some bias binding or fabric strips lying around? Why not “outline” parts of a skirt to add some interest? (The diamante collar and simple bustier caught my eye too).
More ideas for “outlining” and adding graphic interest to a garment via this Sass & Bide jacket.
No DIY idea here, really, just a cute fluffy animal picture (Dulux sponsored LMFF, so these ladies in blue were wandering around creating photo opps with the Dulux Dog)…
Well, if you insist on a Dulux DIY, how about a dress made from paint chart swatches?
… back to reality (but only just…) – here’s Lisa Teh in a headdress featuring a whole army of toy soldiers painted white.
And in a less colourful but no less stunning incarnation, here she is with an Indian mirror headpiece and a lady who shares her penchant for shiny black pants.
I got Wanda to snap me a few times – I’m in an op-shopped leather skirt I cut to a mini-length, and shirt, ankle fringing, and jewellery I made myself (I’ll post about my neckwear in the near future, needless to say, though, the components came from op shop finds!)
These two ladies snapped me so I snapped them back! I’m thinking I might dig out my neon anklets from 1986 and try them with some black ankle booties too. Cute and easy way to update a look, don’t you think?
I confess I didn’t really get into the evening wear this year, but my date for the Saturday night shows certainly did! I like how Cecylia kept things chic with a black ribbon tied around her neck rather than going for crazy bling (hey, not that there’s anything wrong with crazy bling!).
Cecylia returned my photo-taking favour – as you can see my outfit was a big contrast to hers, but anything goes at fashion week! I was going for an African-esque look as I’d just found a boldly printed scarf at an op shop crawl (yes, there is a post coming up about that too!). I’m in a Balenciaga Le Dix shirt/jacket that one of the editors from Vogue Nippon gave me years ago, pants made for me around about the same time, Tom Gunn shoes and op shop accessories – except for the earrings, which I will tell you about soon, and an African neckpiece from a recent blogging excursion.
On the last day of LMFF I went all glittery in a top I refashioned, bloomers I made from scratch, mainly op shop and flea market accessories and a braid headband.
Iolanthe obviously got the memo about glitter too…
…AND the memo about wearing gold hair decorations! She’s a girl after my own DIY heart as this is actually a chain necklace she’s wound around her head.
*If you do want to get a quick round-up of runway events, head here, here, here and here…
Some great outfits ladies!! I love your frock and pink coat/belt number!!Trish xx
Beautiful outfits and so many incredible DIY ideas!!! Once I have a clear wardrobe I'll start DIYing 😀