Monday March 3, 2014
Just when we start discussing fashion sketching here at DIY Fashion, I get a sneak peek at a behind-the-scenes fitting for Blacksail by Nautica. Note the sketches translating to designs for the show as model Chad White gets ready for a few photos.
you can see them working right from the draw designs for inspiration. Creativity in action! Thanks, Nautica, for sharing your dressing room with us!
Have you started your own fashion sketches yet? I'd love to see them!
Monday March 3, 2014
Make a pair of ruby slippers with Rain's tested and fool-proof step-by-step tutorial.
Tonight on the Oscars, a beautiful tribute to The Wizard of Oz reminded me that movie magic can inspire in audiences of all ages.
Ruby slippers can always bring you home, but it's more fun to step out in them.
And Whoopie's high-heeled salute to Dorothy's ruby slippers reminded me that wearing a piece of the action can bring the silver screen adventure to life. When you make a pair of ruby slippers, you've got a piece of movie inspiration to take with you. Dorothy needed confidence, tenacity, and faith to get through Oz, and sometimes a day at the office needs some of the spirit of Dorothy Gale to back you up.
Make a pair of ruby slippers to conquer your own yellow brick roads this week. I've tried and tested this tutorial, and if you need any help, ask me personally on Facebook.
Friday February 28, 2014
Learn how to sketch fashion designs with these five easy tips from Rain Blanken.
is not only a great way to carry a concept from paper to runway, but it's also fun for brainstorming. If you are interested in pursuing fashion design, it is important to keep sketching. Create outrageous costumes and office wear... sketching all kinds of fashion will help to keep your creative mind sharp.
Here are my tips on sketching fashion designs:
Share your designs with DIY Fashion fans on Facebook
Thursday February 20, 2014
I'm ready for trouble in the Film Noir belt and bracelet.
During my latest New York Fashion Week frolic
, I spent some time in the upstairs workshop of M&J Trimming. This is where Michelle Levy
, the Lead Designer for M&J Trimming's Project DIY
, brainstorms fun projects that come complete with a theme and everything you need to build them.
My latest Project DIY box doubles as a work space.
Project DIY will send a box straight to your door that contains all of the jewels, chains, notions and even tools to make beautiful jewelry projects. Not only that, but they come with a theme. From hardcore punk cuffs to glittering baroque-inspired earrings
, each box is a different world for you to explore in the best way... through jewelry!
Actually, what I love best about the themes and materials is what you guys are out there doing with them. Not only can I build a Joan of Arc bracelet
, but I get to see, through the Project DIY community
, how everyone else interpreted the project. The January box was Film Noir themed
, dripping with all the mystery of classic crime drama.
The finished Dark Romance bracelet included in the Film Noir box.
See how I customized the Dark Romance bracelet to fit my personal vision of film noir....