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Mar 31
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Welcome to Stripe City: The global destination for horizontal, linear, and colorful eye-candy.  This perfect storm combines unexpected and breezy bold stripes with the hues we are seeing all over the runways.  Prada is clearly the front runner with their SS11 collections.  Prada’s designs use a bevy of bold colors donned on dresses, handbags, and shoes.  Their palette of bright orange, pink, black and white is flawless.  My good friend, style innovator, Andrew Mukamal, and I dreamed up the ultimate ipad clutch inspired by this seasons must have color combo.  It’s perfect for our on-the-go adventures and also works as a non-tech accessories, to tote around town.
To create a version of your own, reach for a durable kitchen drawn liner, heavy duty, colorful tapes (Duck, Gorilla, and Gaffers are my favorites), Velcro and scissors.  Measure (by wrapping your ipad around), and cut to size.  Fold bottom half up, and tape all around to seal and secure.  Continue to tape and smooth away any lumps and air bubbles. Stick pieces of velcro as the clasp and your clutch is complete!  Get creative with your patterns and colors.  Yell it from your pipes: I love STRIPES!
Welcome to Stripe City: The global destination for horizontal, linear, and colorful eye-candy.  This perfect storm combines unexpected and breezy bold stripes with the hues we are seeing all over the runways.  Prada is clearly the front runner with their SS11 collections.  Prada’s designs use a bevy of bold colors donned on dresses, handbags, and shoes.  Their palette of bright orange, pink, black and white is flawless.  My good friend, style innovator, Andrew Mukamal, and I dreamed up the ultimate ipad clutch inspired by this seasons must have color combo.  It’s perfect for our on-the-go adventures and also works as a non-tech accessories, to tote around town.
To create a version of your own, reach for a durable kitchen drawn liner, heavy duty, colorful tapes (Duck, Gorilla, and Gaffers are my favorites), Velcro and scissors.  Measure (by wrapping your ipad around), and cut to size.  Fold bottom half up, and tape all around to seal and secure.  Continue to tape and smooth away any lumps and air bubbles. Stick pieces of velcro as the clasp and your clutch is complete!  Get creative with your patterns and colors.  Yell it from your pipes: I love STRIPES!

The “Art of the Trench” is a beautiful thing.  The trench  coat is quite possibly one of the most classic staples that everyone  should own.  My friends, Hillary and Katherine of  WHO WHAT WEAR, who have a new j’amazing book, “WHAT TO WEAR, WHERE”, agree that one of the most coveted pieces this spring hails from BURBERRY.   Designer, Christopher Bailey, added a new spin on the iconic trench  coat, giving us goosebumps with metallic accents to embellish.  Severe  and sexy spikes are certainly a Spring trend to steal (say that tongue  twister!)
Get inspired by Burberry, and create  your own version.  Reach for lots of chopsticks (use anywhere from  50-100 pairs or more if you crave more spike-age).  Using a handsaw  (carefully) and cut down chopsticks tops.  If you don’t feel comfortable  with a saw, try heavy duty clippers.  In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the spikes, gold.  Wait till dry, flip over- and spray to cover.  Use  chalk to outline where the spikes will go.  Use droplets of hot glue on  the bottoms of the spikes, place down- and hold for a few seconds till  they set.  Remove any straggly glue hair strands, let dry- and rock it!
The “Art of the Trench” is a beautiful thing.  The trench coat is quite possibly one of the most classic staples that everyone should own.  My friends, Hillary and Katherine of  WHO WHAT WEAR, who have a new j’amazing book, “WHAT TO WEAR, WHERE”, agree that one of the most coveted pieces this spring hails from BURBERRY.  Designer, Christopher Bailey, added a new spin on the iconic trench coat, giving us goosebumps with metallic accents to embellish.  Severe and sexy spikes are certainly a Spring trend to steal (say that tongue twister!)
Get inspired by Burberry, and create your own version.  Reach for lots of chopsticks (use anywhere from 50-100 pairs or more if you crave more spike-age).  Using a handsaw (carefully) and cut down chopsticks tops.  If you don’t feel comfortable with a saw, try heavy duty clippers.  In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the spikes, gold.  Wait till dry, flip over- and spray to cover.  Use chalk to outline where the spikes will go.  Use droplets of hot glue on the bottoms of the spikes, place down- and hold for a few seconds till they set.  Remove any straggly glue hair strands, let dry- and rock it

Mar 15
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It’s time for a Spring fling with a touch of bling!  I bow down to the masters of bling:  Judith Leiber, Lorraine Schwartz, Neil Lane to name a few.  Adding a touch of glimmer and sparkle to your look, will make everyone look to you as a style starlet!  Boasting a unique accessory such as a decedent headpiece or encrusted belt is all that is required for an instant update to set up your look and kick up those heels.Creating a convertible accessory will take just minutes!  Reach for a piece of ribbon.  Measure to your size.  I suggest a double-faced ribbon or a grosgrain ribbon option.  Next, choose from a wide variety of gems.  Scour eBay or flea markets for vintage options or try M&J Trimming for oodles of options to oogle over.  Find the center point of your ribbon and use your glue gun to secure down.  Lay flat to dry and you’re ready for any Spring fling!  PS- Get creative with color combos and try your hand at making shorter version for cuff bracelets!
It’s time for a Spring fling with a touch of bling!  I bow down to the masters of bling:  Judith Leiber, Lorraine Schwartz, Neil Lane to name a few.  Adding a touch of glimmer and sparkle to your look, will make everyone look to you as a style starlet!  Boasting a unique accessory such as a decedent headpiece or encrusted belt is all that is required for an instant update to set up your look and kick up those heels.
Creating a convertible accessory will take just minutes!  Reach for a piece of ribbon.  Measure to your size.  I suggest a double-faced ribbon or a grosgrain ribbon option.  Next, choose from a wide variety of gems.  Scour eBay or flea markets for vintage options or try M&J Trimming for oodles of options to oogle over.  Find the center point of your ribbon and use your glue gun to secure down.  Lay flat to dry and you’re ready for any Spring fling!  PS- Get creative with color combos and try your hand at making shorter version for cuff bracelets

Mar 02
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We can’t suspend time, however pants we can.  Enter my friend, Leandra Medine.  Recently, the urban dictionary got a run for its money when Leandra coined the seriously stylish term: MAN REPELLER.  If you’re not familiar with her harem pant, shoulder pad, and turban wearing ways, CLICK HERE to educate yourself and embrace the au courant epidemic.  Man Repellers don trends women think are positively great, and men flat out hate.  Her cool combo of spot on style and witty ways are unconventionally j’amazing.  Leandra told me she had been dying to DIY her current obsession… SUSPENDERS!  We put our kooky, creative heads together and PS’ed these. P.S.- you should too!
Measure and cut two pieces of ribbon and/or material.  The “front” material should be longer than the “back X”.  We chose a wide satin ribbon and delicate organza combo.  Find the center point of each, and slightly overlap, creating a “U” shape.  Loop it.  Slip it. Knot it.  Throw over your shoulders, keeping the “X” in the back and secure by tying knots to the belt loops on your pants.  Get creative with materials and widths and don’t be afraid to indulge your inner MAN REPELLER! 
We can’t suspend time, however pants we can.  Enter my friend, Leandra Medine.  Recently, the urban dictionary got a run for its money when Leandra coined the seriously stylish term: MAN REPELLER.  If you’re not familiar with her harem pant, shoulder pad, and turban wearing ways, CLICK HERE to educate yourself and embrace the au courant epidemic.  Man Repellers don trends women think are positively great, and men flat out hate.  Her cool combo of spot on style and witty ways are unconventionally j’amazing.  Leandra told me she had been dying to DIY her current obsession… SUSPENDERS!  We put our kooky, creative heads together and PS’ed these. P.S.- you should too!
Measure and cut two pieces of ribbon and/or material.  The “front” material should be longer than the “back X”.  We chose a wide satin ribbon and delicate organza combo.  Find the center point of each, and slightly overlap, creating a “U” shape.  Loop it.  Slip it. Knot it.  Throw over your shoulders, keeping the “X” in the back and secure by tying knots to the belt loops on your pants.  Get creative with materials and widths and don’t be afraid to indulge your inner MAN REPELLER
Brace your waist… because it’s about to get wrapped, roped, and tasseled!  One of the hottest runway trends was the bold belt with accents of adornment that sinch, squeeze, and please in all the right places.  Infusing both the wild waist belt and the tassel trend; Oscar de la Renta’s belt and beaded tassel earrings hail from Chicistan, where all things scream lady luxe!  Neiman Marcus, Fashion Director, Ken Downing, picked his favorite Gucci gold belt as one of his “must haves” for the season that infuses the tassel tie as well.  The wide belt can be styled over dresses and long tunic tops matched with a sophisticated wide leg pant.  Stand out from the rest as you dress to impress and belt out loud!
To create your tassel belt, measure your waist and cut fabric to wrap all the way around, leaving approx. a 4-6 inch gap. Leathers and suede are great options as well. Slice two slits on both sides, large enough to thread through.  Gather and thread your cord/ropes through, knotting tassels on the ends.  Make sure you have enough cord to go all the way around and to tie off in the front.  A monochromatic color scheme is always chic choice, however get creative with colors, textures, and tassels- mix and match ‘em! Have fun getting waisted (no age requirements here).
Brace your waist… because it’s about to get wrapped, roped, and tasseled!  One of the hottest runway trends was the bold belt with accents of adornment that sinch, squeeze, and please in all the right places.  Infusing both the wild waist belt and the tassel trend; Oscar de la Renta’s belt and beaded tassel earrings hail from Chicistan, where all things scream lady luxe!  Neiman Marcus, Fashion Director, Ken Downing, picked his favorite Gucci gold belt as one of his “must haves” for the season that infuses the tassel tie as well.  The wide belt can be styled over dresses and long tunic tops matched with a sophisticated wide leg pant.  Stand out from the rest as you dress to impress and belt out loud!
To create your tassel belt, measure your waist and cut fabric to wrap all the way around, leaving approx. a 4-6 inch gap. Leathers and suede are great options as well. Slice two slits on both sides, large enough to thread through.  Gather and thread your cord/ropes through, knotting tassels on the ends.  Make sure you have enough cord to go all the way around and to tie off in the front.  A monochromatic color scheme is always chic choice, however get creative with colors, textures, and tassels- mix and match ‘em! Have fun getting waisted (no age requirements here)
Jan 31
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“L” stands for Long and Luxe.  The lovely ladies at Who What Wear and I both fell hardcore for Chanel’s dramatic chain earrings, which embody these 2 “L’s”.  Chanel’s SS11 runway boasted gold and black decadence that dripped and made jaws drop.  Karl Lagerfeld’s sophisticated lady, toyed with her inner rebel- migrated downtown- and showed her wild side.  Live long and prosperous, like a Lagerfeld Lady, and….P.S.- create something you’re longing for!
To create a waterfall of wonderful chain inspired by Uncle Karl’s, connect jump rings to long pieces of cut chain using small pliers.  Create two long clusters of chain, attaching them together by threading fishing line through a ribbon clamp.  This will create a full chain with lots of movement.  Triple knot and snip off ends of fishing line.  Use a strong adhesive glue to attach earring posts onto the back of the ribbon clamp.  Hold in place for a few seconds, and let dry completely before moving.  To achieve a bottom of black ombre, lay earrings on flat covered surface and lightly spray from middle down, using matte spray paint.  Let dry- flip, and spray another light layer (PS- spray outside!) When earrings are dry, you’re ready to rock em!
“L” stands for Long and Luxe.  The lovely ladies at Who What Wear and I both fell hardcore for Chanel’s dramatic chain earrings, which embody these 2 “L’s”.  Chanel’s SS11 runway boasted gold and black decadence that dripped and made jaws drop.  Karl Lagerfeld’s sophisticated lady, toyed with her inner rebel- migrated downtown- and showed her wild side.  Live long and prosperous, like a Lagerfeld Lady, and….P.S.- create something you’re longing for!
To create a waterfall of wonderful chain inspired by Uncle Karl’s, connect jump rings to long pieces of cut chain using small pliers.  Create two long clusters of chain, attaching them together by threading fishing line through a ribbon clamp.  This will create a full chain with lots of movement.  Triple knot and snip off ends of fishing line.  Use a strong adhesive glue to attach earring posts onto the back of the ribbon clamp.  Hold in place for a few seconds, and let dry completely before moving.  To achieve a bottom of black ombre, lay earrings on flat covered surface and lightly spray from middle down, using matte spray paint.  Let dry- flip, and spray another light layer (PS- spray outside!) When earrings are dry, you’re ready to rock em
Roll out the red carpet, it’s time to step and repeat.  Follow in the  ravishing, high-stepping, divalicious footsteps of Jennifer Lopez, who  dazzled in Zuhair Murad at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.  The Lebanese born designer, known for  his decadent embellishments, created a whimsical and sophisticated ensemble  fit for a queen.  Adding sparkle, shine, and glistening elements to  your look is required for any evening fete, if you ask me!
To create your own version of the caplet, use one yard of sheer silk chiffon, rhinestones or sequins, Gem Tac glue,  and a sharp pair of fabric scissors.  Round off 2 opposing corners to  achieve a lovely draping.  Measure the length in between your shoulders  and mark on the fabric for cutting.  Use scissors to create a slit for  the neckline.  Before gluing your choice of sparkle, line the underneath  surface with waxed freezer paper to keep from gluing down to the  surface.  After sparkles are glued, wait until it’s completely dry to  wear.  Get creative with your embellishments!  Style your caplet over  any dress and PS- you will impress!
Roll out the red carpet, it’s time to step and repeat.  Follow in the ravishing, high-stepping, divalicious footsteps of Jennifer Lopez, who dazzled in Zuhair Murad at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.  The Lebanese born designer, known for his decadent embellishments, created a whimsical and sophisticated ensemble fit for a queen.  Adding sparkle, shine, and glistening elements to your look is required for any evening fete, if you ask me!
To create your own version of the caplet, use one yard of sheer silk chiffon, rhinestones or sequins, Gem Tac glue, and a sharp pair of fabric scissors.  Round off 2 opposing corners to achieve a lovely draping.  Measure the length in between your shoulders and mark on the fabric for cutting.  Use scissors to create a slit for the neckline.  Before gluing your choice of sparkle, line the underneath surface with waxed freezer paper to keep from gluing down to the surface.  After sparkles are glued, wait until it’s completely dry to wear.  Get creative with your embellishments!  Style your caplet over any dress and PS- you will impress
Its not a vest, its not a cowl, its a VOWL!  The luxe and long duster was inspired by the master crafter himself, designer & man-we-bow-down-to: Rick Owens! The American born designer hails from California, and is currently dreaming and designing in Paris.  Owens is wildly known for his avant garde approach to tailoring, draping, and the infusion of asymmetrical angels.  Take a note from the school of Rick and expect the unexpected.  I suggest taking risks and applying the “departure” approach to your own personal style.  Get inspired by a real genius, and get crafting…
To make a VOWL duster, use approx 3 yards of fabric (P.S.- Mood Fabrics has the best selection), and fold in half. Fold and glue down angled corners, which will create an A-line silohoutte. P.S.- Make sure you’re folding/gluing on the inside of the piece. Create an exaggerated fold at the top for the cowl collar (approx. 10 inches), and glue underneath the fold.  More experienced DIY’ers can opt to stitch. Measure your shoulder width, and cut arm holes just under the collar. Use a Large pin to close, or wear open for a more free-flowing option.
Its not a vest, its not a cowl, its a VOWL!  The luxe and long duster was inspired by the master crafter himself, designer & man-we-bow-down-to: Rick Owens! The American born designer hails from California, and is currently dreaming and designing in Paris.  Owens is wildly known for his avant garde approach to tailoring, draping, and the infusion of asymmetrical angels.  Take a note from the school of Rick and expect the unexpected.  I suggest taking risks and applying the “departure” approach to your own personal style.  Get inspired by a real genius, and get crafting…
To make a VOWL duster, use approx 3 yards of fabric (P.S.- Mood Fabrics has the best selection), and fold in half. Fold and glue down angled corners, which will create an A-line silohoutte. P.S.- Make sure you’re folding/gluing on the inside of the piece. Create an exaggerated fold at the top for the cowl collar (approx. 10 inches), and glue underneath the fold.  More experienced DIY’ers can opt to stitch. Measure your shoulder width, and cut arm holes just under the collar. Use a Large pin to close, or wear open for a more free-flowing option
Jan 05
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New year… new you! It’s time to razzle, dazzle, sparkle, and shine with some eye candy that’s ear candy.  I’m always drawn to details that glisten and gleam and the flavors of Morocco and India do just that.  The beautiful accents and embellishments originating from these far away lands are swoon-worthy.  John Robshaw, my favorite textile and interiors genius pulls his inspiration from abroad, creating decadent designs which are ever-present in my home.  Jewelry mainstays Me & Ro have always touched upon the essence of Tibetan elegance, mixing precious stones and luxe metals.To create a pair of earrings that reflect these unique and rich cultures, reach for rhinestone or mirrored buttons and pipe cleaners. Slip and twist as you go, and join together with a final tight twist, then loop for your earring wires.  Don’t tell me, “Sari, I’m not crafty”, because anyone can do this DIY!
New year… new you! It’s time to razzle, dazzle, sparkle, and shine with some eye candy that’s ear candy.  I’m always drawn to details that glisten and gleam and the flavors of Morocco and India do just that.  The beautiful accents and embellishments originating from these far away lands are swoon-worthy.  John Robshaw, my favorite textile and interiors genius pulls his inspiration from abroad, creating decadent designs which are ever-present in my home.  Jewelry mainstays Me & Ro have always touched upon the essence of Tibetan elegance, mixing precious stones and luxe metals.

To create a pair of earrings that reflect these unique and rich cultures, reach for rhinestone or mirrored buttons and pipe cleaners. Slip and twist as you go, and join together with a final tight twist, then loop for your earring wires.  Don’t tell me, “Sari, I’m not crafty”, because anyone can do this DIY
Birds of a feather flock together!  I teamed up with Who What Wear for a DIY that I’m DIY-ing over.  This season were seeing flirty and fancy feather detail all over the place.  Follow in flight and join the ranks of Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Cynthia Rowley, and more.  Boasting frilly feathers say a lot about your personality: You’re bold, a fashion risk taker, love to twirl on the dance floor, and have a keen eye for beautiful things.  Get involved with a trend that transcended from 1920 Flappers and continues to make our arms flap.  For a DIY do, take my advice and take the plumage plunge!
Choose your favorite feather trim and a skirt of the same color. With just a pair of scissors and fabric glue, you will be in business and ready to fly away with your newest DIY fashion.  Glue and wrap the entire way up, starting at the bottom, leaving approx. 2-3 inches.  P.S.- Check the weather report: Feather weather is in full effect!
Birds of a feather flock together!  I teamed up with Who What Wear for a DIY that I’m DIY-ing over.  This season were seeing flirty and fancy feather detail all over the place.  Follow in flight and join the ranks of Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Cynthia Rowley, and more.  Boasting frilly feathers say a lot about your personality: You’re bold, a fashion risk taker, love to twirl on the dance floor, and have a keen eye for beautiful things.  Get involved with a trend that transcended from 1920 Flappers and continues to make our arms flap.  For a DIY do, take my advice and take the plumage plunge!
Choose your favorite feather trim and a skirt of the same color. With just a pair of scissors and fabric glue, you will be in business and ready to fly away with your newest DIY fashion.  Glue and wrap the entire way up, starting at the bottom, leaving approx. 2-3 inches.  P.S.- Check the weather report: Feather weather is in full effect
It was an affair to remember at Kate Spade!   I have been a fan of this iconic brand since day one, and had the  pleasure of getting creative and crafty with their namesake  London tote.  Deborah Lloyd, Chief Creative Officer, and I hosted a fete  at the Flagship Broome Street store in celebration of my BOOK.  A handful of my closest creative friends from Design*Sponge, Fashionista.com, StyleRepublic Magazine, Lonny Magazine, and style guru Andrew Mukamal, got their DIY on and did not disappoint! Deborah even joined in on the fun.  Check out the PICTURES of everyones exceptionally creative, one-of-a-kind “PS’ed” designs, as well as the bevy of other fabulous guests who customized Limited Edition “P.S.- I made this… with Kate Spade” bags.
P.S.-  My bag was painted with Hudson Chalk board paint (yes! you can draw and  erase on the surface), studded on the bottom with edgy silver spikes from M&J, faux stitched with Sharpies, and finished off with a bag charm (chalk not  included)!  Take a page from Kate Spade’s world of style and remember to have fun, and have courage- don’t be shy with your DIY!
It was an affair to remember at Kate Spade!  I have been a fan of this iconic brand since day one, and had the pleasure of getting creative and crafty with their namesake London tote.  Deborah Lloyd, Chief Creative Officer, and I hosted a fete at the Flagship Broome Street store in celebration of my BOOK.  A handful of my closest creative friends from Design*Sponge, Fashionista.com, StyleRepublic Magazine, Lonny Magazine, and style guru Andrew Mukamal, got their DIY on and did not disappoint! Deborah even joined in on the fun.  Check out the PICTURES of everyones exceptionally creative, one-of-a-kind “PS’ed” designs, as well as the bevy of other fabulous guests who customized Limited Edition “P.S.- I made this… with Kate Spade” bags.
P.S.- My bag was painted with Hudson Chalk board paint (yes! you can draw and erase on the surface), studded on the bottom with edgy silver spikes from M&J, faux stitched with Sharpies, and finished off with a bag charm (chalk not included)!  Take a page from Kate Spade’s world of style and remember to have fun, and have courage- don’t be shy with your DIY
What’s a party without a Cardi?  The quintessential cover up got its name from a British military commander, James Brudenell who was the “7th Earl of Cardigan”.  Crazy, cool fact-right?!  Traditional, classic and sophisticated cardigans have totally transformed and transcended, making their mark as an everyday essential.  My j’amazing, fashionable friends, Hillary and Katherine of Who What Wear, and I agreed- we’re all crushin’ on Marc Jacobs FW10 knits.  The backwards styling seen on the catwalk made us ooooooh and aaaaaah, and decide to collaborate for this Designer inspired DIY. 
Get swept up in the sweater storm and update an existing cardigan with uber chic, sparkly, and ornate buttons… AND WEAR IT BACKWARDS! Old Navy has great cardigans or you can re-purpose one from your closet. Use vintage buttons or purchase some-  my gems are from  M&J Trim. Make sure to sew buttons on the side where the button holes are, and the original buttons will still go through the existing button hole.  P.S.-DO NOT COVER THE BUTTON HOLES!  The decorative buttons, will cover the existing ones when buttoned up.  Note: Be a style warrior and wear your buttons on the back -if you want to be a front-runner in fashion!
What’s a party without a Cardi?  The quintessential cover up got its name from a British military commander, James Brudenell who was the “7th Earl of Cardigan”.  Crazy, cool fact-right?!  Traditional, classic and sophisticated cardigans have totally transformed and transcended, making their mark as an everyday essential.  My j’amazing, fashionable friends, Hillary and Katherine of Who What Wear, and I agreed- we’re all crushin’ on Marc Jacobs FW10 knits.  The backwards styling seen on the catwalk made us ooooooh and aaaaaah, and decide to collaborate for this Designer inspired DIY.
Get swept up in the sweater storm and update an existing cardigan with uber chic, sparkly, and ornate buttons… AND WEAR IT BACKWARDS! Old Navy has great cardigans or you can re-purpose one from your closet. Use vintage buttons or purchase some-  my gems are from  M&J Trim. Make sure to sew buttons on the side where the button holes are, and the original buttons will still go through the existing button hole.  P.S.-DO NOT COVER THE BUTTON HOLES!  The decorative buttons, will cover the existing ones when buttoned up.  Note: Be a style warrior and wear your buttons on the back -if you want to be a front-runner in fashion!
Oct 21
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Peruse your closet and prepare to POM! Currently, we’re seeing the fluffy pom pom detail all around us.  Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney have made a seasonal statement with touches of pom poms on bags, whereas Sonia Rykiel took to the Pom as inspiration for the hair shown at her FW10 show.  We can’t get enough of this puffy and whimsical wonder.
Right now, grab a bag… embrace this cozy and cute trend, get inspired and get crafty.  I opted for this cute FOREVER 21 bag paired with gray POM POMS. Use your trusty glue gun and dot a dab of glue on each pom and place on the bag. Make sure you don’t leave too much space between each pom, they should completely cover your surface.  Feel free to get creative with your colors and infuse the pom on practically anything and everything!
P.S.- October is Breast Cancer awareness month- try and infuse the color and cause into your life! Sharpie is spreading the word, which benefits The City of Hope! Get involved.
Peruse your closet and prepare to POM! Currently, we’re seeing the fluffy pom pom detail all around us.  Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney have made a seasonal statement with touches of pom poms on bags, whereas Sonia Rykiel took to the Pom as inspiration for the hair shown at her FW10 show.  We can’t get enough of this puffy and whimsical wonder.
Right now, grab a bag… embrace this cozy and cute trend, get inspired and get crafty.  I opted for this cute FOREVER 21 bag paired with gray POM POMS. Use your trusty glue gun and dot a dab of glue on each pom and place on the bag. Make sure you don’t leave too much space between each pom, they should completely cover your surface.  Feel free to get creative with your colors and infuse the pom on practically anything and everything!
P.S.- October is Breast Cancer awareness month- try and infuse the color and cause into your life! Sharpie is spreading the word, which benefits The City of Hope! Get involved
Falling for this seasons top 2 trends are inevitable.  The color of CAMEL and the essential CAPE have captivated our hearts.  Anyone and everyone knows this sophisticated hue is the preferred palate that will complement your Autumnal look. I’m loving them all…  Chloe, McQueen, and Stella McCartney each have a fab version.  And don’t forget essentials available at Shopbop and H&M.  The curse of Camel is something that we all wish to be cast with.
To create a camel cape of your own, simply find a camel blanket or even a large piece of fabric, in the perfect shade.  You can use any type of material… soft cottons, heavy fleeces, or nubby knits.  Make a pattern, follow the lines, and cut your neck opening.  Glue back the edges, creating a clean, finished, hem.  Sew 2 buttons on both sides.  This will be your arm hole opening and also a nice detail to add a bit of shape and help it drape.
P.S.- Be a caped crusader… and cruise through the season in camel!
Falling for this seasons top 2 trends are inevitable.  The color of CAMEL and the essential CAPE have captivated our hearts.  Anyone and everyone knows this sophisticated hue is the preferred palate that will complement your Autumnal look. I’m loving them all…  Chloe, McQueen, and Stella McCartney each have a fab version.  And don’t forget essentials available at Shopbop and H&M.  The curse of Camel is something that we all wish to be cast with.
To create a camel cape of your own, simply find a camel blanket or even a large piece of fabric, in the perfect shade.  You can use any type of material… soft cottons, heavy fleeces, or nubby knits.  Make a pattern, follow the lines, and cut your neck opening.  Glue back the edges, creating a clean, finished, hem.  Sew 2 buttons on both sides.  This will be your arm hole opening and also a nice detail to add a bit of shape and help it drape.
P.S.- Be a caped crusader… and cruise through the season in camel! 
Sep 02
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Lucky Charms are magically delicious and so is JEWELRY!  One of my favorite jewelry designers, Dana Lorenz of Fenton/Fallon continues to wow us season after season with her over-the-top statement pieces, terrific textures, and sparkling situations. Dana recently invited me and a few other fab friends over and let us loose in her shop. She graciously gifted charms and broken pieces of past collections for a special P.S. project!  I loved the idea of blinging out my fall bag with a bag charm using her fun elements.
To create a chic bag charm, re-purpose broken or old jewlez, charms, pendants, pieces, basically anything fun you can get your hands on.  Tie your bits and bobs onto string or cording and secure to a binder ring. Make sure you hang at different lengths to create a staggered effect. Clip onto your bag with a carabiner clip and you are one leading lucky charm lady!
Lucky Charms are magically delicious and so is JEWELRY!  One of my favorite jewelry designers, Dana Lorenz of Fenton/Fallon continues to wow us season after season with her over-the-top statement pieces, terrific textures, and sparkling situations. Dana recently invited me and a few other fab friends over and let us loose in her shop. She graciously gifted charms and broken pieces of past collections for a special P.S. project!  I loved the idea of blinging out my fall bag with a bag charm using her fun elements.
To create a chic bag charm, re-purpose broken or old jewlez, charms, pendants, pieces, basically anything fun you can get your hands on.  Tie your bits and bobs onto string or cording and secure to a binder ring. Make sure you hang at different lengths to create a staggered effect. Clip onto your bag with a carabiner clip and you are one leading lucky charm lady
Put a little PEP in your step and a WOW in your wardrobe with a refined, sophisticated, and slightly sultry peplum skirt! These classic styles that were once on hiatus are premiering on the runways and back on television.  AMC’s Mad Men is in one word J’AMAZING! Take style notes from Joan Holloway who proves that pencil (skirts) and pen (necklaces) are a must.  Banana Republic is having a Casting Call for Mad Men… I wonder if Don Draper is judging?
To create a retro-inspired skirt, reach for a curtain panel (use a panel with a skirted top).  Gather, and pin top (front) to create a slight pleat every few inches.  Sew and reinforce with stitching where pins are holding material in place. Flip material to the backside.  Cut to desired length and hem by stitching. To finish off the back, use kilt pins to connected material. Cinch and style with a bold belt and you’ve got a perfect peplum!
P.S.- Click here to submit your best Mad Men style and enter for a walk-on role on the show.  I think my friend Jessica from What I Wore is spot on!
Put a little PEP in your step and a WOW in your wardrobe with a refined, sophisticated, and slightly sultry peplum skirt! These classic styles that were once on hiatus are premiering on the runways and back on television.  AMC’s Mad Men is in one word J’AMAZING! Take style notes from Joan Holloway who proves that pencil (skirts) and pen (necklaces) are a must.  Banana Republic is having a Casting Call for Mad Men… I wonder if Don Draper is judging?
To create a retro-inspired skirt, reach for a curtain panel (use a panel with a skirted top).  Gather, and pin top (front) to create a slight pleat every few inches.  Sew and reinforce with stitching where pins are holding material in place. Flip material to the backside.  Cut to desired length and hem by stitching. To finish off the back, use kilt pins to connected material. Cinch and style with a bold belt and you’ve got a perfect peplum!
P.S.- Click here to submit your best Mad Men style and enter for a walk-on role on the show.  I think my friend Jessica from What I Wore is spot on! 
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Diamonds may be a girls best friend, however I’ve always  hankered to dazzle and drip in colorful precious stones.  Were you born into a blah birthstone?  Teter between Aquamarine to Amethyst?  No  matter what stone you want to own, consider your wish granted! I’m  currently crushing on these gems: Mary  Katrantzou’s Fall 2010 Collection of Kaleidoscope graphic gem  dresses, McQueen’s  Gold Angel heels, I’m fallin’ for Fallon, and hot for Harry Winston! Bling is IN.  Achieve this look by recycling your fashion  magazines into gemstone earrings fit for a queen (or you)!
Cut out colorful gem  ads and editorial rocks and secure onto card stock using a glue  stick.  Paint a layer of Mod  Podge. Once dry, cut out around the outside silhouette of your  earring.  Use a glue gun and adhere onto a wide ribbon, trimming around  the edge and leave a slight border.  Punch a little hole and slide in your  earring wires.
P.S.- Gems are truly truly truly  outrageous!  (obvious 80’s Jem reference for the  younger set).
Diamonds may be a girls best friend, however I’ve always hankered to dazzle and drip in colorful precious stones.  Were you born into a blah birthstone?  Teter between Aquamarine to Amethyst?  No matter what stone you want to own, consider your wish granted! I’m currently crushing on these gems: Mary Katrantzou’s Fall 2010 Collection of Kaleidoscope graphic gem dresses, McQueen’s Gold Angel heels, I’m fallin’ for Fallon, and hot for Harry Winston! Bling is IN.  Achieve this look by recycling your fashion magazines into gemstone earrings fit for a queen (or you)!
Cut out colorful gem ads and editorial rocks and secure onto card stock using a glue stick.  Paint a layer of Mod Podge. Once dry, cut out around the outside silhouette of your earring.  Use a glue gun and adhere onto a wide ribbon, trimming around the edge and leave a slight border.  Punch a little hole and slide in your earring wires.
P.S.- Gems are truly truly truly outrageous!  (obvious 80’s Jem reference for the younger set)
I’ve been roped in to a DIY obsession that’s got me all tied up at the moment.  I cannot stop weaving and knotting for the life of me!  Currently, were seeing the macrame and summer crochet trend all over the place.  Don’t think hippie-chic looks and handwoven plant hangers- Macrame and crochet looks are back in a modern and wearable way.  Chanel’s SS10 collection is bursting at the seams with this delicate, light-weight design that’s to die for.  Oscar de la Renta proved this trend is gonna stick around for a bit as we spotted some macrame cameos in his Cruise 2011 show as well.
To create you own version of this macrame-style rope necklace, grab a spool of rope and loop around your thumb.  Weave over and under your fingers, back and forth until you create 2 rows of rope of each finger.  Remove the bottom string over the top on each finger, until you leave just one row left.  Continue to weave over and under, always creating 2 rows of rope and pulling the bottom rope over the top.  After you’ve created your woven design, remove from the fingers, loop the strand through all the finger holes, add beads and chain- and you’re ready to roll!
I’ve been roped in to a DIY obsession that’s got me all tied up at the moment.  I cannot stop weaving and knotting for the life of me!  Currently, were seeing the macrame and summer crochet trend all over the place.  Don’t think hippie-chic looks and handwoven plant hangers- Macrame and crochet looks are back in a modern and wearable way.  Chanel’s SS10 collection is bursting at the seams with this delicate, light-weight design that’s to die for.  Oscar de la Renta proved this trend is gonna stick around for a bit as we spotted some macrame cameos in his Cruise 2011 show as well.
To create you own version of this macrame-style rope necklace, grab a spool of rope and loop around your thumb.  Weave over and under your fingers, back and forth until you create 2 rows of rope of each finger.  Remove the bottom string over the top on each finger, until you leave just one row left.  Continue to weave over and under, always creating 2 rows of rope and pulling the bottom rope over the top.  After you’ve created your woven design, remove from the fingers, loop the strand through all the finger holes, add beads and chain- and you’re ready to roll
July 4th holds a very special place in my heart.  I share the same name and birthplace with our beloved country, amERICA (get it!?).  The historic city of Philadelphia hosted the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and also has stars & stripes bragging rights because of another crafty lady Betsy Ross, who stitched up our Nation’s flag there.  
Celebrate Independence Day the right way and pay homage to amERICA the beautiful’s birthday with a barbecue!  Think twice this year before you discard the dishes and cutlery.  Round up and recycle plastic forks, napkins, a coaster, buttons and shells and declare a DIY with the help of a trusty glue gun.  Secure finished embellished brooch to dresses, bags, and tops with a safety pin to sass up your style.  Check out Design*Sponge for the FULL Step-by-Step tutorial
P.S.- God Bless America, and the BBQ Brooch!
July 4th holds a very special place in my heart.  I share the same name and birthplace with our beloved country, amERICA (get it!?).  The historic city of Philadelphia hosted the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and also has stars & stripes bragging rights because of another crafty lady Betsy Ross, who stitched up our Nation’s flag there. 
Celebrate Independence Day the right way and pay homage to amERICA the beautiful’s birthday with a barbecue!  Think twice this year before you discard the dishes and cutlery.  Round up and recycle plastic forks, napkins, a coaster, buttons and shells and declare a DIY with the help of a trusty glue gun.  Secure finished embellished brooch to dresses, bags, and tops with a safety pin to sass up your style.  Check out Design*Sponge for the FULL Step-by-Step tutorial
P.S.- God Bless America, and the BBQ Brooch
Pollinate your Summer style with  Polynesian-inspired accessories.  Fashion’s tropical thunder is striking  from the shores to the city streets with this exotic trend.  The sounds  of South Pacific and Gilligan’s Island’s Ginger are classic Tropical  treasures I’ve always bowed down to, but my current crush stems from Richard  Nicoll’s SS10 collection which is alive with sprinkles of  hula-happiness!  Whether you’re on vacation or on your way to a summer  soiree, no tiki torch can hold a candle to this straw-sational statement  necklace.
Pick up Straw  Finger Traps, reach for scissors and a glue gun and you’re  in business.  Cut and glue pieces of the straw finger traps together to  create rustic, lush flowers, then simply tie and knot them together with  twine to create your accessory.  P.S.- Get creative and make brooches,  headbands, and belts!
Pollinate your Summer style with Polynesian-inspired accessories.  Fashion’s tropical thunder is striking from the shores to the city streets with this exotic trend.  The sounds of South Pacific and Gilligan’s Island’s Ginger are classic Tropical treasures I’ve always bowed down to, but my current crush stems from Richard Nicoll’s SS10 collection which is alive with sprinkles of hula-happiness!  Whether you’re on vacation or on your way to a summer soiree, no tiki torch can hold a candle to this straw-sational statement necklace.
Pick up Straw Finger Traps, reach for scissors and a glue gun and you’re in business.  Cut and glue pieces of the straw finger traps together to create rustic, lush flowers, then simply tie and knot them together with twine to create your accessory.  P.S.- Get creative and make brooches, headbands, and belts
Summer Solstice is upon us and it’s time to get down with BBQ’s, Braids, and all things Beachy & Boho! I love to sport summer accessories that are easy, breezy, and will help crank up the temperature.  In keeping with my everyday modern and tres eclectic ways, I look to the Southern California vibes of the stylish Coachella festival, ROXY surfer chicks, tall teepees, and hints of Stevie Nicks. These sunny free spirits have a fashionable aura that I’m utterly in awe of and make me want to be part of their tribe!To make your beachy boho headpiece, get some rawhide material, colorful beads, feathers, and neon tape.  Braid approx 1.5 yards together, leaving some strands at the end to add beads and feathers.  Secure feathers on with Duct or Gaffers tape.  
**P.S. - For all of you West Coasters, we will be on-hand making these headpieces with ROXY at PacSun’s Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo on the Santa Monica Pier.  See ya there!
Summer Solstice is upon us and it’s time to get down with BBQ’s, Braids, and all things Beachy & Boho! I love to sport summer accessories that are easy, breezy, and will help crank up the temperature.  In keeping with my everyday modern and tres eclectic ways, I look to the Southern California vibes of the stylish Coachella festival, ROXY surfer chicks, tall teepees, and hints of Stevie Nicks. These sunny free spirits have a fashionable aura that I’m utterly in awe of and make me want to be part of their tribe!

To make your beachy boho headpiece, get some rawhide material, colorful beads, feathers, and neon tape.  Braid approx 1.5 yards together, leaving some strands at the end to add beads and feathers.  Secure feathers on with Duct or Gaffers tape. 
**P.S. - For all of you West Coasters, we will be on-hand making these headpieces with ROXY at PacSun’s Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo on the Santa Monica Pier.  See ya there
To POM or not to POM: There’s no question about it!  This Spring season, pretty  palettes of sorbets have hit a sweet spot (yes, pun intended) and will carry us straight through summer with hints of Pommage infused. I have looked to budding Designer Chris Benz’s breathtaking sherbets with frocky skirts and dazzling jackets.  And I will be catching waves with Cynthia Rowley for ROXY’s killer collection wreaking of cool colors and neoprene niceness that boasts our magical Montauk oasis as my inspiration for this Designer DIY.
Dip your spoon into a bowl of sorbet of accessories and infuse any other design crushes you may fancy. Hit up your ribbon/trim shops for fun size and color combos of Poms.  Sew onto different texture and lengths of chain and connect with pliers.  Remember to indulge just as you would with other succulent treats like Sorbets and sweet Macaroons! Speaking of which, just bought this j’amazing book on Macaroons- P.S.- Get it and Make it!
To POM or not to POM: There’s no question about it!  This Spring season, pretty  palettes of sorbets have hit a sweet spot (yes, pun intended) and will carry us straight through summer with hints of Pommage infused. I have looked to budding Designer Chris Benz’s breathtaking sherbets with frocky skirts and dazzling jackets.  And I will be catching waves with Cynthia Rowley for ROXY’s killer collection wreaking of cool colors and neoprene niceness that boasts our magical Montauk oasis as my inspiration for this Designer DIY.
Dip your spoon into a bowl of sorbet of accessories and infuse any other design crushes you may fancy. Hit up your ribbon/trim shops for fun size and color combos of Poms.  Sew onto different texture and lengths of chain and connect with pliers.  Remember to indulge just as you would with other succulent treats like Sorbets and sweet Macaroons! Speaking of which, just bought this j’amazing book on Macaroons- P.S.- Get it and Make it!

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What’s not to love about Cartier’s Charity Love bracelets?  In 2006, Cartier partnered with 24 high-profile and big-hearted Celebs including the likes of Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek, and more!  Each satin cord signature bracelet has a dedicated Charity partner in a corresponding color, where the proceeds will benefit.
My version of the delicate bracelet inspired by this wonderfully chic and charitable initiative just so happens to be in Sarah Jessica Parker’s hue in blue which has partnered with UNICEF.  Hit up your local hardware store for small key rings and hex nuts for your version.  Be sure to singe the satin cord knots with a very quick burn using a lighter- but be careful!  Safety first! 
P.S.-Click here to download the PDF that shows you each Cartier Charity partner for the Love bracelets!  http://www.love.cartier.com/cartier_love_charity.pdf
What’s not to love about Cartier’s Charity Love bracelets?  In 2006, Cartier partnered with 24 high-profile and big-hearted Celebs including the likes of Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek, and more!  Each satin cord signature bracelet has a dedicated Charity partner in a corresponding color, where the proceeds will benefit.
My version of the delicate bracelet inspired by this wonderfully chic and charitable initiative just so happens to be in Sarah Jessica Parker’s hue in blue which has partnered with UNICEF.  Hit up your local hardware store for small key rings and hex nuts for your version.  Be sure to singe the satin cord knots with a very quick burn using a lighter- but be careful!  Safety first! 
P.S.-Click here to download the PDF that shows you each Cartier Charity partner for the Love bracelets!  http://www.love.cartier.com/cartier_love_charity.pdf

Safety is the name of the game when it comes to all things Fashion and Designer DIY.  Right now delicate metallic safety pins are all I can think about.  They are truly a marriage of fashion and function for all.  Versace’s Verses, Vena Cava, Moschino, Marc Jacobs and Tom Binns all look to the safety pin to adorn apparel, accessories, and jewelry with an incredible embellishment.
I picked up some gold-tone safety pins at my local hardware store.  Dollar Stores and Art stores carry as well.  Slip several pins together, creating clusters. Pin all over the collar and attached clusters to create a bold effect around your neck.  Get creative with colored safety pins and adorn other apparel and accessories!
P.S.- Pin it to win it!
Safety is the name of the game when it comes to all things Fashion and Designer DIY.  Right now delicate metallic safety pins are all I can think about.  They are truly a marriage of fashion and function for all.  Versace’s Verses, Vena Cava, Moschino, Marc Jacobs and Tom Binns all look to the safety pin to adorn apparel, accessories, and jewelry with an incredible embellishment.
I picked up some gold-tone safety pins at my local hardware store.  Dollar Stores and Art stores carry as well.  Slip several pins together, creating clusters. Pin all over the collar and attached clusters to create a bold effect around your neck.  Get creative with colored safety pins and adorn other apparel and accessories!
P.S.- Pin it to win it!
Confession:  I’ve recently fallen madly in love.  Who’s my new lover you ask? Ohhhh, It’s Chanel’s Spring Couture collection.  My eyes were locked on these delicate tulle and lace frocks that were topped off with sweet and chic headpieces that made my heart go pitter-patter!  Between Uncle Karl’s new collection, Victor & Rolf, and Marchesa’s delicate drama, massive amounts of tulle and rosette details make me do pirouettes and pas de bourrée like a Prima Ballerina!
This Valentine’s Day, fall in love a little harder with a headpiece. All you need for this whimsy accessory is some scrap fabric, ribbon and a needle ‘n thread.
P.S.- Love is in the air!
Confession:  I’ve recently fallen madly in love.  Who’s my new lover you ask? Ohhhh, It’s Chanel’s Spring Couture collection.  My eyes were locked on these delicate tulle and lace frocks that were topped off with sweet and chic headpieces that made my heart go pitter-patter!  Between Uncle Karl’s new collection, Victor & Rolf, and Marchesa’s delicate drama, massive amounts of tulle and rosette details make me do pirouettes and pas de bourrée like a Prima Ballerina!
This Valentine’s Day, fall in love a little harder with a headpiece. All you need for this whimsy accessory is some scrap fabric, ribbon and a needle ‘n thread.
Fringe benefits for all!  The wispy and free-flowing details are frequently favored, seen on apparel and accessories as well as luxe interiors.  Made from tightly bunched strands of string, tassels are most commonly used to add decorative touches.  The eye pleasing and finger feel-good fringe, is available at your local trimming, interior store.
I picked up a lovely pair of light lavender (the go-to color at this years Golden Globe awards), and popped by the hardware store for some mini hex nuts and washers.  Stack a few onto the tassels, topping it off with an edge.  Slip on your earring wires and you have a a little drama to dangle on…
Follow your heart and fall into fringe!
Fringe benefits for all!  The wispy and free-flowing details are frequently favored, seen on apparel and accessories as well as luxe interiors.  Made from tightly bunched strands of string, tassels are most commonly used to add decorative touches.  The eye pleasing and finger feel-good fringe, is available at your local trimming, interior store.
I picked up a lovely pair of light lavender (the go-to color at this years Golden Globe awards), and popped by the hardware store for some mini hex nuts and washers.  Stack a few onto the tassels, topping it off with an edge.  Slip on your earring wires and you have a a little drama to dangle on…
Follow your heart and fall into fringe!

Every little girl at one point in her life went through the BIG bow phase, me included!  If you’ve taken notice of the catwalks or scanned the fashion magazines you will see that bows are back in a BIG way!  Our style stars have been spotted adorning all sorts of delicate and whimsical, over-sized head wear all over the place.  From the Louis Vuitton bunny/bow ears to Marc Jacobs, Milly, and Sportmax runways, this trend is full on and taking over- you should too!
To make your beautiful bow, cut a trash bag (4”x6” approx.), gather it, tape it, wrap it in pretty french lace (or another fabric of your choice), add a ribbon and tape again.  I love Gorilla Tape- its super strong and its shiny black finish looks just like leather- Trust! Available at most hardware stores.
Take a bow… you made a BIG bow!
Every little girl at one point in her life went through the BIG bow phase, me included!  If you’ve taken notice of the catwalks or scanned the fashion magazines you will see that bows are back in a BIG way!  Our style stars have been spotted adorning all sorts of delicate and whimsical, over-sized head wear all over the place.  From the Louis Vuitton bunny/bow ears to Marc Jacobs, Milly, and Sportmax runways, this trend is full on and taking over- you should too!
To make your beautiful bow, cut a trash bag (4”x6” approx.), gather it, tape it, wrap it in pretty french lace (or another fabric of your choice), add a ribbon and tape again.  I love Gorilla Tape- its super strong and its shiny black finish looks just like leather- Trust! Available at most hardware stores.
Take a bow… you made a BIG bow
I’ve been riding horses since I was 10.  Everything inspired by the Four-legged beauties makes me giddy, especially the get-ups! 
Classic country clubbers sport Ralph Lauren’s designs.  Edgy and elegant show horses gush for D&G over-sized ribbon pins.  Anyway you sway, there’s a designer that is sure to tailor this sensible and seemingly chic genre for you.
Make you own first prize equestrian pin by using a few dazzling gems, buttons, or even broken bits you may have laying around.  Glue onto a cupcake paper and add some wide ribbon for the final touch!  Pin to handbags, blazers, anywhere!
PS- Stallion not included!
I’ve been riding horses since I was 10.  Everything inspired by the Four-legged beauties makes me giddy, especially the get-ups!
Classic country clubbers sport Ralph Lauren’s designs.  Edgy and elegant show horses gush for D&G over-sized ribbon pins.  Anyway you sway, there’s a designer that is sure to tailor this sensible and seemingly chic genre for you.
Make you own first prize equestrian pin by using a few dazzling gems, buttons, or even broken bits you may have laying around.  Glue onto a cupcake paper and add some wide ribbon for the final touch!  Pin to handbags, blazers, anywhere!
PS- Stallion not included
 
   
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    Fur-get about authentic pelts!  Fakes are Faux-real! Everyone should have a furry luxe vest in their wardrobe, no ifs ands or buts about it. With a trip to your local fabric store and your trusty scissors, you will have chic traffic-stopping outerwear in minutes! 
Get approx 1-2 yards of faux fur fabric, lay out on a flat surface. Cut a large circle.  Measure the width of your shoulders and make two narrow openings in the center. 
Brooch it!  Belt it!  Bear it!
    Fur-get about authentic pelts!  Fakes are Faux-real! Everyone should have a furry luxe vest in their wardrobe, no ifs ands or buts about it. With a trip to your local fabric store and your trusty scissors, you will have chic traffic-stopping outerwear in minutes! Get approx 1-2 yards of faux fur fabric, lay out on a flat surface. Cut a large circle.  Measure the width of your shoulders and make two narrow openings in the center. Brooch it!  Belt it!  Bear it!
    Welcome to Mixed Media 101.  I’m totally roped into RHINESTONES and ROPE! This unexpected combo makes for a fun and chic dynamic duo.  Combine hard and soft textures, dull and sparkly accents, layering materials in sporadic and whimsy swirls.  
Swirl and glue your rope, Knot and snip ends, dazzle with rhinestones, slip on your earring wire, and you have a phenomenal pair of earrings!  (PS- try www.mjtrim.com for lots of decorative metallic rope options).
Expect the unexpected, and you will be pleasantly pleased!  After all, fashion should be fun! Throw out the rules, mix and match till your little heart desires.
Class dismissed!
    Welcome to Mixed Media 101.  I’m totally roped into RHINESTONES and ROPE! This unexpected combo makes for a fun and chic dynamic duo.  Combine hard and soft textures, dull and sparkly accents, layering materials in sporadic and whimsy swirls.  Swirl and glue your rope, Knot and snip ends, dazzle with rhinestones, slip on your earring wire, and you have a phenomenal pair of earrings!  (PS- try www.mjtrim.com for lots of decorative metallic rope options). Expect the unexpected, and you will be pleasantly pleased!  After all, fashion should be fun! Throw out the rules, mix and match till your little heart desires. Class dismissed
    There’s a gray bird on my shoulder, its the truth, its actual, everything is satisfactual!  Zippadedoodaa… 
Yes, the bold shoulder is in full effect.  Try your own take on this dramatic “Dynasty” style by updating and embellishing with delicate feathers and edgy gems.  Nothing says decadence like a little splash of a statement shoulder!
Secure to blazers, tee shirts or dresses by adding safety pins, or velcro.  Get creative with color combinations and sparkly gems!  Hit up www.mjtrim.com for all your razzle dazzle shoulder needz.
PS- go big or stay home!
    There’s a gray bird on my shoulder, its the truth, its actual, everything is satisfactual!  Zippadedoodaa… Yes, the bold shoulder is in full effect.  Try your own take on this dramatic “Dynasty” style by updating and embellishing with delicate feathers and edgy gems.  Nothing says decadence like a little splash of a statement shoulder! Secure to blazers, tee shirts or dresses by adding safety pins, or velcro.  Get creative with color combinations and sparkly gems!  Hit up www.mjtrim.com for all your razzle dazzle shoulder needz. PS- go big or stay home!
    Lions and Tigers and Leopards… Oh MY!  This Fall, Leopard has proven to be one of the hottest trends were following from runway to reality.  With no time to spare and a desperate need for a fabulous tote bag, I rushed to Muji (one of the greatest Japanese stores) for an inexpensive bag, snagged some fun colored Sharpie paint pens, and tape.  This chic design and Sharpie paint pens transformed my canvas bag into a chic personalized bag in minutes.  I of course looked to Louis Vuitton  and Goyard for the racing stripe inspiration!
PS- PETA would totally approve of this leopard bag!
    Lions and Tigers and Leopards… Oh MY!  This Fall, Leopard has proven to be one of the hottest trends were following from runway to reality.  With no time to spare and a desperate need for a fabulous tote bag, I rushed to Muji (one of the greatest Japanese stores) for an inexpensive bag, snagged some fun colored Sharpie paint pens, and tape.  This chic design and Sharpie paint pens transformed my canvas bag into a chic personalized bag in minutes.  I of course looked to Louis Vuitton  and Goyard for the racing stripe inspiration! PS- PETA would totally approve of this leopard bag!
    Q: Still clinching onto summer short shorts?
A: Clutch ‘em!
Turn your denim daisy dukes into a super cute clutch.  Cut the bottoms off.  Flip inside out.  Stitch the bottom.  Turn right-side up.  Stick velcro along the wasit band for closure.  Stud the top with metal grommets to give it an edge.  Use for an evening bag, make-up case, or a chic tool bag ;)
its a denim DO for Fall!
    Q: Still clinching onto summer short shorts? A: Clutch ‘em! Turn your denim daisy dukes into a super cute clutch.  Cut the bottoms off.  Flip inside out.  Stitch the bottom.  Turn right-side up.  Stick velcro along the wasit band for closure.  Stud the top with metal grommets to give it an edge.  Use for an evening bag, make-up case, or a chic tool bag ;) its a denim DO for Fall!
    Confession! I’ve always been fascinated (and slightly jealous) of those stuffy private schools who got to sport super cute prep school uniforms.  I think enforcing fashion is a fabulous policy!  I’ve decided to live vicariously through private school peeps and re-create an accessory that brings out my inner prep; with a little edge.  A few snips, a dabs of glue, some shiny ropes and chain is all it takes to turn posh inspired school fashion into an amazing accessory.
PS- Hit up www.mjtrim.com  for great patches, chain, and ropes… they have the sickest collection if you don’t want to use your own schools patches.
    Confession! I’ve always been fascinated (and slightly jealous) of those stuffy private schools who got to sport super cute prep school uniforms.  I think enforcing fashion is a fabulous policy!  I’ve decided to live vicariously through private school peeps and re-create an accessory that brings out my inner prep; with a little edge.  A few snips, a dabs of glue, some shiny ropes and chain is all it takes to turn posh inspired school fashion into an amazing accessory. PS- Hit up www.mjtrim.com  for great patches, chain, and ropes… they have the sickest collection if you don’t want to use your own schools patches
    In the famous words of Beyonce…. “IF YOU LIKED IT THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE PUT A RING ON IT.. OH, OH, OH!”
PS- I LOVE rings! Cocktail, silver & gold bands, gem stones, hammered metal, funky studs.  My collection of ring styles span from A-Z but I don’t have enough fingers to sport them all.  Here’s the perfect solution to showcase your rings, and make a statement… necklace that is!  All you need are a few ring-a-dings and a string, rope, or ribbon!
Oh, Oh Oh!
    In the famous words of Beyonce…. “IF YOU LIKED IT THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE PUT A RING ON IT.. OH, OH, OH!” PS- I LOVE rings! Cocktail, silver & gold bands, gem stones, hammered metal, funky studs.  My collection of ring styles span from A-Z but I don’t have enough fingers to sport them all.  Here’s the perfect solution to showcase your rings, and make a statement… necklace that is!  All you need are a few ring-a-dings and a string, rope, or ribbon! Oh, Oh Oh
     
    Right now I’m really into anything and everything Art Deco!  Crystals, beaded accents, and silver touches with clean lines… anything goes!  Here’s a fun take on a 1920’s headpiece I made for an uber fancy party I attended in NYC. 
All you need is a headband, glue, some festive beaded trim (www.mjtrim.com is my go to) and a vintage or art deco inspired pin.  Tadaaa! 
xx
Erica
    Right now I’m really into anything and everything Art Deco!  Crystals, beaded accents, and silver touches with clean lines… anything goes!  Here’s a fun take on a 1920’s headpiece I made for an uber fancy party I attended in NYC. All you need is a headband, glue, some festive beaded trim (www.mjtrim.com is my go to) and a vintage or art deco inspired pin.  Tadaaa! xx Erica
    I’m borderline obsessed with these j’amazing bohemian floral headpieces.  I can’t get enough of this delicious look spotted on DVF’s Spring 09 runway.
Round up some fun colored fabric,  cut into Large and Small flowers (*see pattern & be sure to cut 1/2 inch slits for flowers to flutter), braid 3 pieces of satin ribbon (approx. 1 yd each), find a bead or button for the flowers center.  Use tools listed above, and with a few stitches, dabs of glue, you have the essential Spring accessory!
Click here to watch me make a Floral Headpiece
http://www.teen.com/channels/fashion/index.vm?vid=rCA4796tC4_KGI2nBU30fli8XNGooJQO
Peace
    I’m borderline obsessed with these j’amazing bohemian floral headpieces.  I can’t get enough of this delicious look spotted on DVF’s Spring 09 runway. Round up some fun colored fabric,  cut into Large and Small flowers (*see pattern & be sure to cut 1/2 inch slits for flowers to flutter), braid 3 pieces of satin ribbon (approx. 1 yd each), find a bead or button for the flowers center.  Use tools listed above, and with a few stitches, dabs of glue, you have the essential Spring accessory! Click here to watch me make a Floral Headpiece http://www.teen.com/channels/fashion/index.vm?vid=rCA4796tC4_KGI2nBU30fli8XNGooJQO Peace
    PS- I made this cuff bracelet…
Who doesn’t love a cuff?! This is a really sweet take on a punk cuff with feminine tulle!  Its like prima ballerina meets Joan Jett!  Tulle is making a big come back- get on board!
Materials will cost you under $10!  Tulle is approx. $3/yard at your local fabric store (just need one yard).  Hit up a Kinkos or any shipping supply store for a basic mailing tube, grab some grommets your fav craft store, www.mjtrim.com is one of mine, & you’re in business!
    PS- I made this cuff bracelet… Who doesn’t love a cuff?! This is a really sweet take on a punk cuff with feminine tulle!  Its like prima ballerina meets Joan Jett!  Tulle is making a big come back- get on board! Materials will cost you under $10!  Tulle is approx. $3/yard at your local fabric store (just need one yard).  Hit up a Kinkos or any shipping supply store for a basic mailing tube, grab some grommets your fav craft store, www.mjtrim.com is one of mine, & you’re in business
    Who said you need a specific reason to celebrate?  I’m all for popping a bottle of champagne, utilizing the bubbly for the function and the cork for the fashion.
I fell in love with these anchor stamped champagne corks which were left after my good friends chic baby shower.  I was lucky to wind up with these nautical knobs which inspired the above pyramid stud and cork baubles.
They are light, lovely, and lil’ bit rocker….
Pop it.  Drink it.  Make it.
    Who said you need a specific reason to celebrate?  I’m all for popping a bottle of champagne, utilizing the bubbly for the function and the cork for the fashion. I fell in love with these anchor stamped champagne corks which were left after my good friends chic baby shower.  I was lucky to wind up with these nautical knobs which inspired the above pyramid stud and cork baubles. They are light, lovely, and lil’ bit rocker…. Pop it.  Drink it.  Make it.
    CLUTCH; adjective. “Exactly what you need, exactly when you need it”- according to the Urban Dictionary.  As fate would have it, I think we all want and need a new clutch at this very moment as we start to prep for our Spring/Summer weddings, and festive parties.  Toting around a chic mini clutch to cruise the town is essential for every one of these occasions.  The pretty and petite evening clutch screams refined, in the most delicate and unassuming way.  Small is the new BIG thing- just look to the runways, red carpets, and street style mavens for proof.  PS- I just gushed to BARNEY’S NEW YORK all about my latest handbag obsession! Check it out.
To “PS” a luxe evening clutch of your own- reach for a sunglasses case- I used my TORY BURCH gold case (PS- Her glasses are j’amazing).  If you don’t have a sunnies case- use all sorts of other small items— even try a pencil case!  Punch holes in opposing sides, and add a metal jump rings and thin chain (connect with pliers).  This will serve as your lovely chain strap which can also be tucked inside if you wish to not always use.  Find a decorative trim, trip to fit- and use spray adhesive glue and set in place.  Once dry- you are ready to hit the town and look fly. Have an affair to remember and CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE HOW-TO VIDEO
    CLUTCH; adjective. “Exactly what you need, exactly when you need it”- according to the Urban Dictionary.  As fate would have it, I think we all want and need a new clutch at this very moment as we start to prep for our Spring/Summer weddings, and festive parties.  Toting around a chic mini clutch to cruise the town is essential for every one of these occasions.  The pretty and petite evening clutch screams refined, in the most delicate and unassuming way.  Small is the new BIG thing- just look to the runways, red carpets, and street style mavens for proof.  PS- I just gushed to BARNEY’S NEW YORK all about my latest handbag obsession! Check it out. To “PS” a luxe evening clutch of your own- reach for a sunglasses case- I used my TORY BURCH gold case (PS- Her glasses are j’amazing).  If you don’t have a sunnies case- use all sorts of other small items— even try a pencil case!  Punch holes in opposing sides, and add a metal jump rings and thin chain (connect with pliers).  This will serve as your lovely chain strap which can also be tucked inside if you wish to not always use.  Find a decorative trim, trip to fit- and use spray adhesive glue and set in place.  Once dry- you are ready to hit the town and look fly. Have an affair to remember and CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE HOW-TO VIDEO
    P.S.- LOVE IS IN THE AIR! Whether you heart St.Valentine’s Day or simply steer clear of it, we should always remember to love ourselves day in and day out, (Hallmark holiday aside).  I will trade a box ‘o chocolates for jewelry any day of the week, and I’m sure most of you would too!  Here is my DIY love life advice: Don’t wait around for your crush to come through with bijoux…. P.S.- MAKE IT YOURSELF!  Follow in the footsteps of leading sweethearts Audrey Hepburn and Carrie Bradshaw, who always seemed to be doused in layers of pearls, while looking for their leading man.
To create a stand out, chunky, pearl statement necklace just reach for 3 strands of long pearl or beaded necklaces (experiment with different colored options), wide ribbon, and a decorative brooch.  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE HOW-TO VIDEO with Fashionista.com and get ready to fall head over heels in love with this lovely neck candy!  xoxo
    P.S.- LOVE IS IN THE AIR! Whether you heart St.Valentine’s Day or simply steer clear of it, we should always remember to love ourselves day in and day out, (Hallmark holiday aside).  I will trade a box ‘o chocolates for jewelry any day of the week, and I’m sure most of you would too!  Here is my DIY love life advice: Don’t wait around for your crush to come through with bijoux…. P.S.- MAKE IT YOURSELF!  Follow in the footsteps of leading sweethearts Audrey Hepburn and Carrie Bradshaw, who always seemed to be doused in layers of pearls, while looking for their leading man. To create a stand out, chunky, pearl statement necklace just reach for 3 strands of long pearl or beaded necklaces (experiment with different colored options), wide ribbon, and a decorative brooch.  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE HOW-TO VIDEO with Fashionista.com and get ready to fall head over heels in love with this lovely neck candy!  xoxo И на последок пару слов о её новой книге
    Born from Erica Domesek's popular website of the same name, P.S.- I made this... will inspire and encourage you to embrace the concept of "I see it. I like it. I make it." Part designer DIY, part fashion and lifestyle inspiration guide, this collection of unique projects will tempt any aspiring fashionista to create their own DIY styles.

    P.S. - I made this... features more than twenty-five original projects inspired by iconic fashion looks and stylish runway trends - ranging from bold statement necklaces to faux-fur vests and chic embellished heels. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions are accompanied by vivid mood boards along with personal tips and resources from the author.






    "Erica Domesek’s fun new book P.S.—I made this... a must-read for any fan of DIY and fashion."- Toryburch.com

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    "P.S. — I made this....genius Erica Domesek (who has an AMAZING new book out) makes DIY fashion that is as much a statement as anything from the runways — and a lot less expensive."- Dailycandy.com

    "This must buy book is perfect for all fashion fanatics."- Whowhatwear.com

    "Erica Domesek's new book, featuring tons of DIY fashion and accessories projects, will literally give your wardrobe an instant boost! Thank you Erica for bringing your amazing taste and style to the DIY world. P.S. Crafters - Get this book!" -Craft.com

     
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I see it. I like it. I make it.




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