W has just celebrated 40 years of style (dubbed “W – The First 40 Years”), so I’m following suit with my own 5 years worth of personal styles. Just kidding :)
As we’re approaching the end of 2012 (my gosh, it’s so fast!), I’m rounding up my fall and holiday gifts shopping. The holiday gifts planning (which also includes two DIY projects) is a topic for another day, but I’m looking back at my past favorite looks (I dubbed them “Musank Style”; no connection whatsoever with Psy’s Gangnam Style :) in order to know what new pieces work effortlessly well with pieces I already have.
Looking at my wardrobe is one thing, and looking at my personal style over the last 5 years is another. My style is not necessarily on trend or commercial, but they are personal. One thing I remind myself as I skim through the pictures in Adobe Lightroom: I love dressing up in front of a camera and directing my own photoshoot, no matter how candid they are. And these favorite shots help me determine how I add pieces to my wardrobe.
Once again, thank you Koko Yamase for pushing me into reconstructing these men’s sweaters and dress shirts even though I’m lazy :)
It’s my first time doing sewing projects like this, so of course the results are not perfect. Nevertheless, I’m so happy when each of them came out as I expected. The feeling of glee when I held them up for final inspection is really something to remember.
All of the men’s sweaters (brown and black) and men’s dress shirt are from thrift stores, and I’m so thrilled to make these happened. Now I’m in the process of making (at least) 2 more using guides from the very same book!
I’m telling you: get one. Especially if you’re curious about fashion but much lazier than full-time fashion designers :)
Have a great weekend,
Earlier this year, I got inspired to do D.I.Y. fashion projects. I love creating looks and play around with facets of personality, and this is one of the results. Reading those Japan fashion magazines in Kinokuniya book store is really inspiring, I should visit more often! The little crown on a headband is so cute and yet goth, so I decided to make one and wear it for photoshoot just for fun :)
The images are originally in color, but it looks much better in black and white, thus the results. In retrospect, this project definitely needs a great deal of refinement to elevate it above “home arts & crafts” project, but at that time it sure was fun!
The materials are:
1) Black tulle (plus black thread and needle to tie up the tulle)
2) Thin silver wires
3) Colorful feathers (sorry that you can’t see their colors since this is a BW photo)
4) Sparkly plastic leaves recycled from Christmas decorations
5) Super glue
6) Thin black headband
It takes me about two days to finalize the concept and one day to make it. It’s easy to do once I know for sure what I was doing =D
I want to make more things like this in the future; it’s fun and definitely got people talking!
What a fun start,