There are soooo many high-end items out there that could be so easily DIY’d. Case in point:
Drill holes in old-school alphabet magnets and string on a chain.
Marni Plastic Necklace
Use different colored spoons and deform them following this tutorial. Use a heated awl or needle to poke a hole at the end of each “petal” for stringing.
Cut off the left arm and lapel of a black trenchcoat – saving a little fabric to create a flap for decoration at the bustline.
Tom Binns Safety Pin Chandelier Earrings
Kotur Box Clutch
Repurpose a sunglasses case and adorn with a big, sparkly brooch.
Marc Jacobs Embellished Sandal
The embellishment looks easy enough – just get some colored plastic raffia (in the gift-wrap or floral section of the crafts store) and wind around a domed button. Secure to shoe with a glue gun or a shoeclip for removability.
Charles Anastase S/S11 Flowered Dress
Hand-sew (or use-eek!- a glue gun) to attach silk flowers to a long mesh sheath dress. Wear over another dress, of course;-)
YSL Slanted Wedge Heels
Buy a pair of wedge heels that are a couple sizes too big – and punch extra holes in the ankle strap to keep them on. You may have to get the front straps made smaller by a cobbler – OR you could just fold the excess over on itself and glue with leather glue.
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