Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DIY New York Fashion Week

Been too busy to really study Fashion Week this year but there was still plenty to see and more DIY ideas than you can shake a glue gun at.

Two simple but stunning necklaces above and below.

With a stencil and glitter fabric paint, you can put your name (or a friend's) on a basic clutch.

Mimic the look of J.Crew with a few yards of eyelet lace.

Colored plastic, cookie cutters and chain could make a hip necklace.

Mod Podge and paint silk flowers and create a necklace like Oscar de La Renta.

My fav - reconstruct an I Love New York t-shirt like Phillip Lim.

Cool bag but note the bangle. Could it be done with textured scrapbooking paper over metal?

Check out the eye and the lips on the box clutch. Why didn't I think of that for my Betsey Johnson clutch.

There are lots of tutorials for envelope clutches. Make one with bright faux patent leather. 
A vintage necklace on a Refinery 29 editor. Big beads, check. Tassels, check. How would you do the gold cones?

Super easy clutch makeover requiring only a glue gun and interesting lace.

Make this look with a tasseled shawl wrapped as a skirt.
And since I'm in New York and carried this bag during Fashion Week, although not technically at Fashion Week, I'll stick my  DIY floral clutch in there, too.
Did you find inspiration in Fashion Week?
Images: Anthropologie necklace on Refinery 29, via A Pair and a Spare, Chadwick Bell, Dani Stahl on Refinery 29, J.Crew, Julie Alvarez on Refinery 29, Oscar de la Renta, Phillip Lim, Refinery 29 next four, via A Pair and a Spare, Xin Li on Refinery 29


  1. Love all of this inspiration!

  2. Robin @ Happily Home, AfterSeptember 20, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Love all and great comments about how to ... like mod podge the silk flower first {to stiffen I suspect} then paint, glue. The second photo of the large chunky black chain ... just this past weekend I purchased almost the same size very lightweight plastic "chain" from Lowes to hang an item ... the chain was about 50 cents a foot and came in **black**. I'm going back and grabbing some black and making a necklace! Thanks for the idea :) Robin

    1. Great idea. It's amazing how a little touch of gold makes black plastic look good.