Wednesday, 8 April 2009

FIERCE!!! in Studs and House of Holland... (And more savings-fun)

Well, since I managed to have a panic attack at 3am last night, I decided there was nothing for it but to get through my pyramid studs! 

So here are the jeans... DIYed! 


There weren't Quite enough studs to finish a pocket, but almost... I think they're wearable without 'finishing ( - I was going to do a full half pocket - ) if not quite kwl as they are!

I took the whole pocket off, as I preferred the slightly neater look, and unlike in the Jak and Jil photo, black denim just doesn't have the same look, frayed and torn apart!

So... What do y'all think?

I was glad to have these this morning, as it was my first day out and about, working in the University Library - ok, only for a few hours, but still! - rather than in my own room... It felt good, not to float around, as is my usual want, but to stalk around town in black denim and an oversize crrraaaazeeeeeeee tee-shirt from House of Holland... (Claire - this is the one I got in my first foray into Cocosa!) Otherwise, I'm wearing Kate Kuba suede and faux snakeskin shoes and the ribbon of a net-a-porter box as a belt!!! Hehe. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and all that! ;-D

I'm already trying to think of what to do next! (After the AA tees and the Mick Jagger one which may take a while to get here anyway, and ribbons may be a long term plan too...)

I was on Koodos today - they're having an up-to-80%off-sale at the mo on brands like Sara Berman, 7 for all Mankind, T-Bags dresses, Miss Sixty, Betty Jackson, Maria Grachvogel - to name a few - too...

And I saw these:
They are Superfine jeans down from £250 to £60!!! Though my bank account's running fairly low at the moment, at least for purchases over the £10 mark... and I thought... what about trying to stud chevrons onto my black jeans...? Might try and find another pair and do it in gold, but it seems like a fun, if slightly more intermediate plan than the ones I've been making so far...

Any thoughts? Maybe I should hold off on studding everything is sight tho... Hehe.

In other recession-friendly-sales-and-discounts-news:

1) the Tate (museums) online shop is offering a 10% discount with the code 10%Twitter09 - so tempted by the Rodchenko and Popova hammer and sickle scarf still, but my purse will be remaining in pocket, as I know that I get the same discount - without postage - at home due to my discount, but it's a really good deal! I'd also recommend the brooch and tote bag from that range and I'm wierdly attracted to this children's bag:

I just want to cut off those backpack straps and add some felt handles to make it into a cute but eccentric bag to take somewhere like the next Planet Angel party I get to... (For those that don't know, Planet Angel is like a rave, but more hippy... and is a secret... so Shhhhhhh. But I gave you the link, so you can have a look... I haven't been for ages and am SO looking forward to going every month in the summer! Before you write me off as a hard-partying-druggie, I'll put my hands up and say I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do ANY drugs... I just get hyper on sugar and dance... Lots... and Lots... and then throw some glitter at people...)

- back to savings now -

2) Hervia.com - Vivienne Westwood's online shop - is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders OVER £68 until Midnight, Monday 13th April...

3) Don't forget Hervia's current Melissa for Vivienne Westwood shoes, for which the discount code MEL02 still applies, until MIDDAY TOMORROW (Thursday 9th April)!

4) UK Members-only sales

a) SecretSales - quite low end mostly, but they do currently have some Herve Leger dresses reduced massively (talking 2 grand to 350 quid) and good jeans sales...
b) BrandAlley - great sunglasses, had Melissa's for £20 the other day... lots of tat but also lots of gems!
c) Cocosa.com - the creme de la creme of online members-only hand-picked sample sales... From House of Holland to Allegra Hicks to Matthew Williamson (clothes), Bex Rox and Laura Lee jewellery, Hunter wellies, Loewe and Pauric Sweeney bags PLUS competitions for jewellery / bags / events etc. AMAZING doesn't begin to describe the discounts on here...

If you want membership, then follow and message me on twitter @cassiopeiadoes so we can private message emails, or comment (with ur email inc'd) on here specifying which one. I'll then send you the code for joining or send invite emails! I won't deny I get vouchers for recommending people and especially on Cocosa, that's an immense thing lol. (I'm on another new one, but it hasn't opened yet so will post that when I know more...)

5) Acne online shop has just opened an IMMENSE outlet store - we're talking 50-70% discount on really great stuff! Go here.

6) ASOS - code that I'm unsure about working... APRILDELIVER gets free delivery on orders over £50. Apparently. It didn't work when I tried, but that was the day that ASOS was malfunctioning a lot...

*Phew!*

Deep breath. That was a lot. Thanks for bearing with me... I should really go finish the case study I've been working on all day...

"ox bones... blah blah... ritual deposits... blah blah... monumentalising landscape... lalala... burnt bits of daub... ???... contiguously sequenced buildings... ooooh! bird flew past... ritual continuity... ARRRGGGGHHHH!!!"

It's not that bad, but I'll be so so so glad when this dissertation's over!

*** Sorry this post seems to be all about "promotions" - it's not supposed to be, but I got excited about them all, so thought you might like them too, especially given people's reaction to other 'deals' I've posted... Maybe I'll try to do a weekly save post? Do you want me to? Not sure how long it'd be most weeks, but I can do my best to unearth lots of discounts... If you want? ***

Let me know!

Xxxc

27 comments:

cswslaura said...

i love what you did with the jeans, what kind of studs did you use, cause they look more like rhinestones cause of their brightness??

HEK said...

Wow! Great work on the studding, looks very nice:) I think it's a good thing you run out, it looks just perfect like this. I want to stud stuff too, but can't find good equipment..Did you use a studgun? The girl on jak & jil is actually a norwegiian model and she is quite a trendsetter around here:)

The Polka Dotted Owl said...

those are super cute! you are soo creative. i need to be more diy.

captivateme said...

wow, I love how you recreated the studded jeans--it looks fabulous!

Sol said...

At first i thought you had left the pocket hanging like the ones Hanneli wore. But they look as good as those! I even started thinking what pair of jeans i could use to experiment something like this!

Paperface said...

Amazing job on the jeans!

sarah said...

pretty right on with your diy!

those superfine jeans are so great...

Indie.Tea said...

What a great outfit...the DIY jeans turned out really well, and the Net-a-Porter-ribbon belt is a great idea!

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Emz said...

Omgosh I love your jeans!!! That is one studding project I'm really tempted to doo!! How did you attach them??

Mademoisselle Chic said...

they look great with the studs! great job :)

adrienne said...

um... awesome studding job!!! will you do my jeans next?? haha

DiANAB. said...

what a great diy! your blog is fantastic doll.

WendyB said...

How does it feel to sit down with those studded jeans? Curious!

Lindsay said...

Those jeans look KILLER! I'm usually not a stud girl, but those are tasteful. Great job!

indigotangerine said...

these look great. I can never seem to figure out how to do studs in a fresh creative way...plus they just don't suit me... as for the chevron stripes: DO IT! maybe in small flat round studs?
-indigo

Claire said...

Damn, I've wanted those Superfine jeans for ages (chances are they're not long enough though, stupid gay legs!!!!!). AMAZING.

And looooooove the jeans with the new top :) I will deffers be looking at the Acne outlet store too. Went shopping with the Mother yesterday to designer outlet in York, came away with fab 1920s style white Jaeger jacket which I am looking forward to posting when I get back to Ox!!!!!

Louisee x said...

I think the jeans look great with just a half-pocket studded! And using a ribbon as a belt it such a good idea :).

I'm so gutted too, I ordered in the asos sale this morning, and looked literally everywhere for a discount/free delivery code, and couldn't find one. So i just ordered! Bad times!

Raving on sugar, and throwing glitter sounds fun too :).

xoxo

Ida said...

Yep, fierce is THE word to describe it! Love the result, very hot.

P.S. Panic attacks? Hope everything's well by now <3

DaisyChain said...

A weekly savings post would be a fantastic idea =)
I love those jeans,
sorry about the panic attack though, middle of the night ones are the worst.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Those studs look awesome!!

But how are they when you sit down?? :)

Jo said...

Yeeees!!!!! You did it! The jeans rock!!!!

Dionne said...

What a bargain those pants were!
By the way, I love your blog-name. It reminds me of one of my favorite movies - Serendipity.

Monika Dubska said...

wow excellent! look identical to the jak and jill pocket one,

awesome blog!
want to exchange links?
hope to hear from you,
Monika ♥

Francheska said...

omggggg girl! those jeansssssssssssssss
Im jealous!! I get it now what you said about breaking your nails whilst studding jeans! :D

FindCottage.ca said...

HOly! The jeans look absolutely fantastic! How did you manage to do such an amazing job! wow!
Now, I want a pair like that:)

xoxo
Mimi

http://style.la-mimi.com

Estefania Nava said...

Wow! Incredible result :)
Now I'm craving ones myself...