Monday, 16 January 2012

Saturday, 14 January 2012

DIY: symmetrical painted shirt

top to bottom, left to right:
Balmain, Prabal Gurung, Parabal Gurung, Prada.

Symmetrical prints featuring organic forms have been adorning the runway for a few years now with the more recent appearances by Givenchy, Balmain, Prabal Gurung-(drooool), and Prada. I decided to spruce up a plain old men's shirt that I had been waiting for a DIY. I couldn't print so decided to try painting the patterns directly onto the shirt.

Start with your plain white shirt, lay it out on a  flat surface covered in newspaper. I put a few layer of newspaper inside the shirt under thye top layer so that the paint wouldn't soak through to the back.

Grab an aerosol spray can of acrylic paint and spray starting heavily from the bottom and gradually getting lighter to get and ombre effect.

Do the same ombre affect on the ends of the sleeves.

Use a piece of chalk to design your pattern.
I started using curve templates but I ended up dropping them and doing the rest freehand

When you're happy with your design, use a stiff paint brush to dust away the chalk so you can only see a faint chalk line.

Start filling in the lines with any acrylic or fabric paint you like.

Use a thinner brush to outline and add detail in a contrasting coloured paint.

Add details and highlights in different colours till you're happy with the result.


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Inspiration: Street Style 120112

A vintage leopard face shirt worn so sleekly in this outfit

Surface of the SUN print ..uh YES!

Love the MESS of bright colours!

neon colour block! soo summery!

Wanna look like a Mondrian? sure! it's in this fall..

Glittery pants umm YES! and her heels remind me of my recent DIY

Hahaha feisty! A model shoving off a PETA activist from the runway..

All images sourced from Tumblr, I didn't remember to get the exact sources of all the images so if any of these photos are you or have been taken by you let me know in the comments if you wish I credit you properly or want it taken down.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Outfit: It's still summer

My new DIY neon heels in action! paired with lots of poppin summer colours!

Happy hump day!
Sarah X

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

DIY: Neon heels

neon heels
I've been into neons alot lately and decided to neon-ify some plain black pumps I had laying around just waiting for a make over!

This is what the shoes originally looked like:

First I covered the parts of the shoe that I didn't want to paint in an old plastic shopping bag and some cello tape:

I used white spray paint as the base to ensure the coloured paint would come through properly. Make sure to spray paint outside or in a well ventilated area, and don't forget to lay out the newspaper!
Do two coats of the white base, waiting for the paint to dry between each coat.

Paint with your choice of bright neon colour! I went for a neon green because it seemed more fluro than the yellows that were on offer, although it came out more pastel toned in real life...
I did about three coats of the green.

Remove the plastic and tape when it's dry and there you have your new neon heel, colour blocked shoes!

Sarah X