Monday, 26 March 2012

DIY Zara asymmetric pumps

Had to have a go at this DIY tutorial by A Matter of Style here as love the asymmetric pumps by Zara! Unfortunately the price tag on eBay for these shoes is out of reach for me!

I bought a pair of cheap black courts from Primark and got chopping. Voila!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Scarf Prints

Dolce & Gabanna SS12 Collection
Image: here
Scarf prints are everywhere for this spring and I love it. Finally my obessive collection of vintage looking silks can see daylight once again!
Topshop Scarf Print Shirt
Image: here

Thursday, 8 March 2012

DIY Leather Clutch

There have been loads of different DIY's on how to construct your own "American Apparel"-esque leather/faux leather clutch like here, here & here, so I won't post all the gory details but here are a few pictures of my latest one!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Pattern Cutting Course

Image: here
I have always had a passion for designing and making clothes and accessories but never more than at the moment. It is as if the fashion industry has poured fuel into what was once just a favourite hobby and now I find it hard to concentrate on anything else. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing...! I draw all the time, crappy drawing I might add, but my brain is just filled with idea after idea that I want to see created.

So I decided to do something about it....and enrolled on a Pattern Cutting and Garment Manufacture course at my local college. The aim is for us to create a pattern block for a skirt, bodice and trousers over the next 12 weeks and learn how to change these blocks to allow for design features. So far I am in heaven.

I'll post some pictures as soon as :)

Austique S/S 12

Although the whole collection doesn't appear to have been released for sale online yet I had to post about SS12 by Austique. This is a very limited collection as Austique were a boutique store stocking luxury labels such as Alice & Olivia and Zimmermann but their own brand is expanding.

This season is quite a mix match of a collection with some gorgeous pieces (particularly the sneak peek items!) that would be such an addition to any wardrobe and then what appear to be a substantial amount of plain cashmere knit basics. These stand out pieces in the collection are where I feel Austique should continue to branch with the embellishments, beading and flowing florals however currently as a small selection it certainly doesn't disappoint for this coming season.

Here are a few of my favourites -

All pictures from Austique

Saturday, 3 March 2012

DIY Gold Zara sequin clutch

You have probably all seen the gorgeous sequinned Zara clutch that is now sold out in all stores and online.

Image: Zara

When I first saw the clutch online I wanted it so much but typically didn't order it at the time and then when I went back they had all gone!

As I simply couldn't live without I decided to make it myself.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Balmain, Balmain

I have to admit it’s all about the detailing. I am a sucker for intricate beading  and embellishments and I have no shame – I am officially in love with Balmain S/S 2012 collection.          

To see the rest of the collection have a look here.

(All photos belong to

I think a DIY may have to be in order!