I love a chunky piece of jewelry so it was no surprise when I fell in love with the Celine leather knot bracelets that walked the Spring 2013 runway last September. This bold bracelet makes the perfect Spring accessory, and making it yourself is simple.
Gather your tools: A small piece of soft, pliable leather (I used lamb skin) + thread + sew on Velcro + scissors + a marker + a long ruler (I love this metal ruler because it has cork on the back which makes it stick to fabric and leather). Tip: If you don’t have a sewing machine you can also use leather glue or tape instead of sewing.
During New York Fashion Week I ran into a super stylish girl sporting these Celine frames as eyeglasses, and I haven’t stopped thinking about them since. I always lean towards tortoise for thick frames because they don’t look as heavy on my small face. I love that these frames have the best of both worlds, solid and tortoise. As sunnies or everyday eyewear, I’d wear them around the clock.
Bonus! They are on sale right now, get them here
There are two things that define our style more than anything else… 1- the way we dress and 2- the way we decorate our homes. The Pre-Fall collections continue to roll on and I would like to think if these looks hung in my closet, that the style would spill out into my home decor.
(Pedro Lourenço and interior from Design Sponge)
(Celine and interior from French by Design)
(Chloë and interior from French by Design)
(Matthew Williamson and interior from French by Design)
As Pre-Fall 12 shows continue to grace us with their presence, I have noticed a sense of easy refinement. Beautiful silhouettes, simple color palettes and no-fuss ensembles. These elements not only make up for great Pre-Fall collections, but they also translate seamlessly to decorating your home…
Celine and Chloë use a soft grey to weigh down their looks, just the same as the grey sofa in this room.
T by Alexander Wang was a collection filled with must-have basics that makes up the foundation of a wardrobe.
(interior images above from french by design)
Yigal Azrouel’s colorblock dress is perfectly proportioned, much like these rooms which are quintessentially symmetrical.
(all runway images via style.com, interiors via Lonny Magazine)
I know I have focused on the Resort 2012 collections lately, and I noticed a trend this weekend with the shows… head to toe floral! I’m not talking about long maxi dresses, but separates in floral print! Stella McCartney, Celine and No.21 did it best…
If you are in NYC this Friday, head down to the Esplanade Plaza @Battery Park City (cross: Liberty Street and South End) for a Live Project Runway Fashion show! The show begins right at 9am, check in starts at 8am. If you want to join me, just RSVP to RSVPOUTDOOR@gmail.com. There is also promise of a celebrity guest judge!
Loving the leather tee look, but afraid I wouldn’t survive a New York summer sportin’ one of these… I decided to put a new spin on a basic white tee… I took a new white t-shirt, cut off the sleeves and added a cute little leather cap sleeve for an edgy basic that will be worn all season long and even into fall!
All you need: 1 white tee+2 square feet of super soft black leather+scissors+minimal sewing skills