Monday, July 2, 2007

A Successful DIY & One in the Making

A while ago, I made a post about DIY runway accessories. Yesterday, I got a comment from one of my readers (Just My Cup of Lady Grey) that totally thrilled me.

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"I finally created the stunning carolina herrera sunglasses that I saw on As suggested I searched for a pair of clear sunglasses that I found for six dollars and then with some borrowed lace I created the look. Instead of using mod podge though, I went crazy with an old bottle of clear sally hansen's hard as nails and glued the lace down. it worked perfectly and even though I can't see out of them, they look amazing on top of my head!"

Didn't they come out fabulous?! If I didn't have to wear glasses (I'm practically blind without them), I would so make myself a pair.

And now, in the spirit of DIY, I'll let you in on the DIY project I plan to undertake. It should be pretty easy, and I'm excited to do it, whenever I get around to it.

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My inspiration is the corset belts that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen wore to the MET Costume Institute Gala, especially Mary-Kate's. I think the belts are ultra-flattering and cool, and I think that they'll work well with a girly dress and my motorcycle boots, or a girly dress and my shiny black leggings. Also, I haven't been seeing them around a whole bunch, so they would make for a somewhat unique look. My plan is to buy black faux leather at a fabric store. I'll cut a rectangle out that is as as long as the circumferance of my waist, and I guess I'll decide on the width at the time. Then I cut off the corners, put three holes in each end (I'm planning on using a hammer and nail to make the holes, although I'm not sure how this will work...I may need to cut out small circles with a exacto knife instead), and use a string or ribbon to lace the holes together. Woosh! A belt is formed! I'll clarify this explanation with a badly drawn picture (It is SO hard to draw on the computer).

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The red shows where you would cut the faux leather and make holes.

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This is how the belt would look on a waist.

Feel free to make one too. I would feel tres cool if I started a trend. (No one else has to know that the Olsens actually started it.)


ambika said...

Those are seriously the coolest sunglasses I've ever seen. I wonder if this would work for bangles or other jewelry, too?

Kori said...

I know! I was browsing and I saw them on the runway and knew I had to post a DIY for them. I'm so glad someone decided to make them. And yep, I bet the lace would be wonderful on lucite jewelry.

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