Thursday, May 28, 2015

DIY Jeweled Sandals

Summer is here. I've been a great fan of bling and also in love with Loeffler Randall brand and their bold shoe designs but obviously their prices are too high for my budget. Naturally, I got inspired to diy it at the fraction of the cost (entire project cost me under $50 including the shoes). I recently bought a pair of tan sandals and I thought they would pop with a splash of colored jewels. So, here we go...

You will need:
-Tan leather sandals (similar here)
-Acrylic cabochons with prongs in black and white (or your desired color) (similar here)
-E-6000 adhesive
-toothpick or matchstick for gluing

Step 1.
Begin gluing cabochons from the center of each sandal as shown.

Step 2.
Continue gluing, attaching each cabochon in desired pattern.

Step 3.
Finish attaching all the cabochons. Let dry for 8 hrs.

First image via here, the rest by DC2NYCo

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fall 2015 Color Trends

As Fashion Weeks marched the world the last couple of months, trend colors emerged for us, consumers to think about and keep in mind before the next season arrives. A few shades have caught my eye and became particular favorites for the Fall 2015 season. Among them are sophisticated and chic earth tones of Herb and Sage paired with comforting Oak Buff and finishing off with with invigorating Biscay Bay, robust Cayenne and rich Poppy.
Which is your favorite?

Images via here and editing by DC2NYCo

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Look of the Day. Chevron Cape (and Surprise)

This holiday season has not only brought many joyous moments but also has been extra special while expecting the greatest gift of all, an addition to our family. A baby girl. So I thought the cape would make a perfect cover up for the bump and give me the warmth and freedom of movement so desired in the last month of pregnancy. Wishing everybody a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015!!

Images by DC2NYCo

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Art Plated.

This long weekend has probably been filled with yummy goodies for most of us on the Western hemisphere. What if the ingredients are masterfully juxtaposed on a plate to become too beautiful to eat? Some creative foodies, like Lauren Purnell, designed a series of food art plates named "Culinary Canvas" utilizing all kinds of fruit, veggies and herbs. The result is certainly an eye candy!
Hope, everyone had a great (and indulgent) Thanksgiving!

Images via here

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bundle Up for the Polar Vortex

Have you felt the so-called "November Polar Vortex" yet? I not only heard about it in my local weather report, but also felt the piercing wind and dreadful chill as soon as I peeked my nose into outdoors. As a fashionista, not only do I want to be cozy and warm in that frigid torment, I also want to style my look with a trendy appeal. I came across several recent editorials to serve an inspiration and a visual warmth. Indeed, fur (especially long and hairy) undeniably is an ongoing trend for chilly days like today and a long winter ahead.

Images via 12, 3,4, 5,6,7,8

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fabric Project No.14 "Chevron Cape"

It's been a while since I visited my studio for a sewing project, as recent months were filled with lots of activities outside the blog. This summer I purchased a gorgeous wool chevron fabric in heather and charcoal tones as I anticipated to start exploring the outerwear in my Fabric Project series. Initially, the idea was to design a coat, but I always dreamed of a cape. A cape undoubtedly makes a statement, worn historically by leaders of revolution and free spirit. When I saw the design below by Valentino in exact same fabric, and the four-digit price, I nearly fell from my chair. I thought "This is it! I'm making a cape!"
So, wish me luck, as I'm a little nervous sewing outerwear, but I'll do my best and "Look of the Day" post will follow shortly.

This is the inspiration:

Images via Net-a-Porter

Illustration by DC2NYCo

Stay tuned for a completed cape!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall 2014 Trend: Over-the-Knee Boots

It's getting cold, and I'm reaching for boots in my closet. And, what am I missing? Of course, the over-the-knee boots, a hot trend this season! Even though this trend made its landfall already in 2013, these tall boots stubbornly marched from runways into Fall 2014 with a more casual, riding style appeal. I'm absolutely swooning over this (should I call it "sexy") trend, as these boots make legs look slimmer and longer and can be worn with a variety of looks. The widened shapes on the top really make a bold leg statement for any fashionista. It's definitely a must-have for every wardrobe, since they go great with either bare legs or skinny jeans or leggings. You choose...

Images via 1,2,3,4,5,67
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