Monday, May 9, 2011

Boys Allowed

So I decided that there are men who's fashion sense is as equally keen as a womans. They are a part of our spectacular New York City street style as well. So for this weeks post i hunted them down.
I didn't go anywhere specific for these pictures, they were taken around the city. I also did a simple DIY to spruce up an old jean jacket. You could use the same technique on any type of denim like jeans or a vest it would be just as snazzy.
Peep his line. Dirty Jax


This weeks how-to: Bleach Denim

Materials


Step 1: Preparation. Empty out a space where you'll have enough room to work. Crack a window.Put on your gloves. Fill your plastic container halfway with bleach. Lay your jacket out in your workspace.
Step 2: Dip your rag in the Clorox and squeeze out excess. Rub the rag on the jacket making sure u make some creases and dry spots along as you go. Its easier to start at one wrist and work your way up and across.

Step 3: Wash and dry.(Don't skip this you'll walk around smelling like Clorox) Then walk around looking awesome





Thursday, April 28, 2011

L.E.S

The eclectic mix of rocker, boho, jenny from the block, shabby chic and grunge style make me proud to be from the Lower East Side. It literally took me only about 20 minutes to find 10 people I wanted to take pictures of.



This Weeks how-to: Paper Earrings

Materials

Step 1: Take a sheet of computer paper and fold it in half twice. Unfold.


Step 2: Cut along the folds so that you have 4 pieces. Take 2 of the pieces and crumple them as tight as you can.

Step 3: Spray paint them the color of your choice and allow them to dry.

Step 4: Take your back piece and use hot glue to attach it to your paper ball. Use A LOT of glue 



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Williamsburg

Good news! I'm going to start linking some products in the posts,mostly in the Materials list to help you get the things you need to make the projects. If I'm not able to find it online ill leave you a note at the bottom of the post. Hope you enjoy the new feature.

I actually had a lot of fun in Williamsburg this week, the energy and vibe in this hood was awesome. The counter-culture independent thinking translated into the clothes seen through out the streets. The Eco-friendly artisan style was extremely approachable. You've gotta love the new urban bohemian, the "hipster"!



This weeks how to: Chain Headpiece

Materials
chain
charm
jumpring gold/ silver
endcap gold/silver

Step1: Cut 2 pieces of chain. One to go on top of ur head from front to back, the other to hang on the sides. Cut to desired length using the flat nose pliers.


Step2: Take your center chain and put the end caps on and squeeze them with the flat part of the pliers to secure them.


Step3: Fold the other piece in half and connect the center point to one end cap using the jumprings.


Step4: Connect the 3 loose ends and the charm using a jumpring

Note: I bought my chain and charm at my local craft store. You can play around with different types of chains and pendents to make it your own.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Harlem

So I hit the streets of Harlem in the pouring rain for the love of style. While most use the rain as an excuse to slap on their sweats with a pair of boots some just cant help being awesome. There weren't really any recurring trends from what I saw besides an umbrella but the look was very urban and diverse.




Dakota & Devani from Icicle Dust, click on their pic to go to their site. I love their video

This weeks how-to: Spring Bag
Materials
Cardboard box
fabric
fabric glue
scissors
chain
Clothes/bobby pins(optional)
decorations(optional)


Step1: Cut the flaps off of your cardboard box top

Step2: Place your box on your fabric, cut a piece to cover the bottom and one to cover all 4 sides of the box leaving an inch or 2 for the top. You should end up with 2 pieces.

Step3: Glue the bottom, cut off any excess. Now glue your big piece to the sides aligning it with the bottom.


Step4: Cut the fabric at the corner. Add glue to the top inside of the box and fold over. You can add clothes or bobby pins to make sure it stays put until the glue dries


Step 5: Make a puncture hole and pull your chain through


Step6: Decorate and go out rockin' your new spring bag sweet thang


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