Monday, March 18, 2013

DIY trends for Fall 2013

I know. It's almost spring. Who cares about fall? When it's still not even 40 degrees in New York, I do. Also, I'll post this now then you can forget about it until some gloomy November when you need a project.

My favorite trends were iridescence (easy to love, hard to spell), the closely related trend of bugs on everything, and portraiture.

Source: via Samantha on Pinterest

Above, iridescence in the form of a London street fashion clutch and next from Tory Burch. Below you see both iridescence and bugs in Tory's dragonfly shoes.

Source: via Samantha on Pinterest

There was beetle mania at Tory Burch. Beetle fabric below.
Source: via Samantha on Pinterest

Beetle fabric and beetle bag.

Source: via Kira on Pinterest

Beetle necklaces.

Source: via Sin on Pinterest

Lanvin was also all over insects. In addition to butterfly dresses and more beetle fabric, there was this craziness.

The last trend probably wasn't even a trend, just something I want to try - faces. First, there's the Dolce and Gabbana mosaic portrait fabrics.

Then this interesting necklace I saw twice on street fashion sites. Anybody know who makes it?

Are there any trends you are loving (or hating?)


  1. I am a jewelry designer, and based on the previously held Paris, Mercedes Benz, London, and Milan Fashion Weeks, insect accessories are very in! I am already selling some of my ideas online and it was great! I learned how to make jewelry by attending classes by Dragonfly Designs ( South San Francisco. They taught me everything I need to learn in jewelry making like copper etching, enameling, stamping and drapping, bead stringing, wire work, resin pendants, finger knitting and hair jewelry!

  2. Hello, I wanted to write you an e-mail, but the contact icon doesn't work on my computer. I thought you might be interested my recent DIY, because you liked my other makeover;) Julia