Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Studstudstudstudstudstudstudstud... etc.

So today, I got a bit of a DIY-bug... The brainstorm was mainly as I received (and ordered more) studs to play with today. These are just silver stars and pyramid studs, which I’m using on denim...

First 'play' was with a Top Shop layered frill denim skirt that I studded with a smattering of stars... Mainly for clubbing wear as I’m not this skirt’s biggest fan, but it was on its way out, so thought – in the interests of reduce, reuse, recycle – to do this instead:


Outfit is TopShop denim skirt, H&M white vest, M&S grey lace vest, M&S silver pumps and GAP baby blue men's cardigan...

The pyramid studs are currently being used to convert my 5 year old, rather shabby, black Cheap Monday skinny jeans into something along the lines of this:

 from Jak and Jil blog

Not exactly original, but looking okay so far... Another piece of denim I'd consigned to the 'rarely-wear' part of my wardrobe. They remind me far too much of my 17 year old self, head over heels in love with a blonde, blue-eyed, Harrow(School)-boy-metal-head lol. He liked them as they were the only thing in my wardrobe that was black! Hehe. Not much has changed eh. Except maybe my taste in men... So hopefully this'll give them a new lease of life other than being worn when there's no other option ;-D - I'll post pics when they're done.

I also ordered some skull-shaped studs and coloured (purple and baby blue) pyramids that I'm going to try to persuade myself to use on my beloved AA purple tri-blend tee... I might have to buy a double of it tho. Or get a blue one and play with That! Oh the possibilities!!!

Don't know if my heart can take the risk otherwise! ;-D  Yeeeek! I'm getting all these from the AMAZING ebay seller denk_universe who I cannot recommend enough... They're really quick for shipping, cheap compared to other retailers, and just generally really sweet! Plus the Mexican stamps on my package are just Too Kwl!

Sigh. They're even 'Tajin, Mexico, ARQUEOLOGIA' stamps... How fitting!?!?!? 

:-D

I think the skull studs are going to be used for a project along these lines:


- I'm currently waiting for this tee-shirt from voltage.vox on ebay... and I reckon, if I use the studs to attach (along with some sturdy invisible stitching) some velvet ribbon to the sides to pull it in at the waist it could be really fit! I ordered a medium to get some length and loose-ness around the shoulders and neck (which I'll probably cut out anyway ;-D). Thoughts on colour for the ribbon? I haven't been in VV Rouleaux for aaaaages and I can't quite bring myself to buy online as their shops are Such Fun... So this one might have to wait til after I've been home.

In other news... 

I was supposed to be 'smart' and on box office today, so in the ultimate boring outfit, I'm workin' my amazingly amazing grey Acne jeans - I buy a new pair every year in their brilliant online sales lol and they're the only jeans I wear... Slightly different washes, but always Hep style and grey! Unoriginal much. But I suppose I don't wear jeans much, so these do the job and go from casual to smart rather well. Plus a vintage Jaeger silk shirt (missing a couple of buttons - *note to self: replace them before Mother, whose shirt it was originally, cottons on!*), black M&S pumps and necklace from Etsy, yeeeeeeears ago... I got to their shop after a tip from SusieBubble (and I think, from Queen Michelle too, but can't find that post...) - Paraphenalia was the name, but they don't seem to be on there anymore, which is a Crying Shame!

Right... That was supposed to be a short post. Ha ha ha.

Back to the dissertation-grind!!!

Xxxc

P.s. Thank you so so so so so much for all the amazing comments on yesterday's blog post. I was having a really really really bad day (yesterday and today), and they got me through... Hugs. You're all immense!

*Edit* Paraphenalia can now be found at http://shop.paraphernalia.nu/ - thanks to Rebecca of The Clothes Horse for that!!!

30 comments:

Jo said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Inspiring! I love studs! Do you think I should buy some myself? My all-stars need a makeover...Hehe! :)

The Clothes Horse said...

Paraphernalia's new shop is here:
http://shop.paraphernalia.nu/

Robynne said...

Cool photos! I love studs.. and polka dots. So rockaroll.

-Fashion on Edge

phamzy said...

great idea for the diy studded skirt! everyone seems into studded jeans! atleast you opt to be different!


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Francesca said...

i love the studs! i'm attempting not to stud everything because then it would become ridiculous. haha

hope to see more of your diy studding soon :]

Victoria C said...

I love all the studding you have going on. Can't wait to see what you do with the jeans.. sounds like they will look awesome xo

Joelyne said...

wowwwww u made that skirt look awesome!!! you've just inspired meeeeee!

Mademoisselle Chic said...

I love studs also! :)

FindCottage.ca said...

Oh darling, thank you for sharing the info on this ebay seller...For quite some time now I've been contemplating a DIY project, and all I need is some studs and such...so this has definitely came in handy:)
xoxo
Mimi
http://style.la-mimi.com

Rosanna said...

cute studs!!!

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Estefania Nava said...

Loved your post! It's so great to see how you used the studs to create such cool fashion pieces, can't wait for you to receive the new ones and see the end results...they'll be dispatched tomorrow morning :)

Thanks so much,
Steph.

sarah said...

i've thought about diy-ing one of my 500 aa tees so many times, but i just can't bring myself to alter them. they are so great! let me know if you do it, would love to see the result!

Anna said...

studs studs studs! everybody loves DIY studs. Are you feeling a bit better than yesterday? I hope so, you really deserve a happy day today (: you're so brave.

The Queen of Hearts said...

I love the little stars on the skirt. There's something just soo right about stars and ruffles.

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kaitlyn said...

i love the little stars on the skirt.

DaisyChain said...

Ohh, yes I am in Bristol indeed, I'd love to meet for coffee =)
Thank YOU for the sweet words, I am so glad I can still get on to your blog!

Love what you've done with the studs so far, I can't wait to see more.

That London girl said...

love the studs
love ure blog
really lovely :]

Geri Wu said...

oooo! i love studs! they give everything an edgy vibe :D

Lily said...

BABY PINK RIBBON!

Will be an excellent juxtaposition with the skulls and Mick's head!

Am very excited to see the end result!

coco said...

I keep forgetting to order some studs online. Is there a website you can recomend?

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous DIY, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Winnie said...

Looking forward to the DIY venture. I would go for a muted ribbon. I quite like the idea of the Olive green ribbon actually.

CW said...

You shouldn't have to look in a store for studs to play with. They should be looking for you.

cw, venturing here from sartorialist snarking

Blicious said...

LOVE the studs on the skirt!

The Socialite said...

Great idea with the studs on the skirt! So creative. ;)

Louisee x said...

I love those studs with that skirt, it looks really nice! Definitely a good way of updating something you don't wear anymore.

I've added you to my blog links :)

take care, xoxo

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

amazing DIY, it looks great, love pale denim!

ps,i got an e-mail from Judge Business School saying they're recommending me for an offer to the gradtuate board, so i could be going to Cambridge next year for my Masters! although trying not to keep my hopes up as the tuition is still quite expensive & i need funding!

:) xx

HEK said...

Oh those studs are so prettyyy! Ok, I'm going to check out that e-bay seller right now:)

Cindy said...

i just wanted to give you a heads up before you stud your aa tri blends. i did a couple of tees and i recommend using smaller studs b/c the bigger ones made tons of holes in my shirts and kept falling out. the smaller ones worked better but they still fall out a bit so don't get discouraged. i still get complements on the ones that are falling apart though so i'm sure they're going to look fab.

Wanderlusting said...

I bought Paraphenalia necklaces before the Etsy shop closed down. GUess what? They took my money and NEVER SHIPPED ME MY NECKLACES!

I had to file a complaint against them with Etsy and with Paypal until they gave me my money back. They said "something happened" that they would explain later, but never did.

Very dissapointed with them...and with Etsy too, first time using them and all...