Why pay thousands when you can get your THRIFTY CENT on!? Stemming from a time when op shopping was genuinely all I could afford I love finding ways to recreate the designer trends for less. Apart from the fact that you really don’t have to spend a fortune to look fabulous, now more than ever we have mother nature to think of, thanks to fast fashion she is falling.
It’s not that I don’t buy new or expensive brands – I’m wearing Chanel shades – it’s just that I can see so many ways we can reuse what we already have.
Embellishment is still an epic trend and at Givenchy this season, the brand has used pearls as their stand out piece. They’ve teamed this precious jewel with ruffles, another look on high rotation. Not to discount the couture craftsmanship of the french design house but I saw their black skirt with the pearls and I thought why don’t I try and replicate it.
I actually already had this thrifted ruffled blouse in my inventory and I have quite a few pearl necklaces I’ve picked up at op shops – they are great for creating a Chanel look in an instant. So with the help of my dressmaker we DIY’d it – basically just sewing the strand of pearls onto the ruffle, we had a little bit of the necklace left over so we left it hanging to give it a little bit more character. If you don’t have a sewing machine you could totally hand stitch it.
Either way it’s super simple and a wonderful way to give new life to what you already gotz!
I’m loving the all white Givenchy look with pearls too, might have to try that next.
Why not keep an eye on the collections and see what you can craft
Images – Bryan Marden
$3000 for ripped designer denim, $1600 for a slashed up t-shirt.
Why would you spend that kind of money when it’s so easy to do it yourself! Click through and watch my video filled with tips and tricks for super easy DIY Designer Style.
Thrift your jeans and tees, then roll up your chic little sleeves and get into it kids #FashionHound.
PS my absolute favorite jeans – vintage mens levis cost me $4 from the Salvation Army, they were already slightly ripped so I did even more. I can’t tell you how many people comment on them and ask me where I got them from #JustSaying
Inspired by the Neck Party masters over at Me and Lex I set myself the challenge of making a piece inspired by their insane ability to make everything they wear look ineffably cool. So I hit the thrift stores and cheap jewellery spots and found 4 killer pieces that totally did it for me. Basically its about starting with a base necklace – in my case this choker and using that as a base to add the other necklaces to with jump rings and wire. I shot this DIY for Channel 9 Mornings so as soon as it airs I’ll add in the video so you can DIY too! Speaking of parties how #amaze is my Dad’s eggplant leather jacket from the 70′s…a piece this cool deserves a festival! #Justsaying -Faye x
One womans trash is a fashion hounds treasure my friends.
I scored this despondent, discarded denim jacket at a recent clothes swapping event. She seemed sad, low on fashion faith, so I thought I’d give her a new lease on life. I set to work with a cheese grater, some scissors and bleach. While I’m not sure she would have enjoyed it per say, I know she would thank me – could she speak– for the sartorial nip, tuck and total slash.
Down and out on her luck, her life is now far more interesting for a start. Since cruising with me she’s teamed up with a vintagelace maxi, 70′s glomesh clutch and my customised kicks. Clothes Swap swag alright and a sartorial street kid done good.
Save the clothes and make them smile
Tell me, what are your clothes re-invention tales….huh huh? Torn tees, shredded denim? Divulge…
I highly recommend slashing your own swag or I’ll do it for you sista
Emotional? Sad? Newly Single? Get the agression out and distress the sh*t out of an old pair of jeans and be #totes on trend. Don’t worry, a boyfriend is not essential for the boyfriend jean look – that’s why we’ve named these ones the ex boyfriend jeans. A super easy DIY that I did for Channel 9 Mornings (which was a super exciting day for me PS!)
Big love to Arrnott Olssen for helping me shoot this slasher epic x
Welcome to the Battalion of the Brave! Bought to life again from my designing archives.
Now I love myself a vintage army shirt…but I thought I’d make this one, picked up from Uncle Sam’s in NYC even more battle worthy with some feathered epaulets. Engineered by yours truly and using second hand materials.
They took me quite a while these little guys but I think it was worth the effort, especially for shaking a (shoulder) feather down at Bondi. Fashion gives you wings.
Big shout out to Dave Sheerman for the stellar pics
If there’s two things I dig in the world it’s converse wheels and wonderful quotes. So when I bought these black leather bad boys in NYC I thought… why not customise them with some cool anecdotes to make the journey even sweeter.
It’s the easiest DIY in the world
1. Buy the wheels 2. Whip into an art store and grab a pen that can be used on fabric 3. Write away
Our feet do all the walking but why can’t they do some of the talking as well!
‘Shoes keep it down, sneakers make a scene’ Converse
‘Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are’
What would you write on your wheels?