Five Nine Accessories to DIY (For All Skill Levels)
The worst part about
Fashion Week isn’t the running in heels, the not being able to load your invitation barcode or the seat mate who encroaches on your space and sticks his head into all your Instagram shots. No, it’s the waiting.
We’re sure you’re over the trickle-down effect too, so raise your glue guns with us and prepare to take “I just have to have this right now” into your own hands. With a trip to the craft store and some (or a lot of) free time, these five accessories from the spring shows can be yours faster than
Zara can manufacture a convincing Balmain skirt.
Queue up the livestreams and get cracking:
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1.Thom Browne Hairnet
You most likely don't have a red knit hairnet, so procure one of those along with some faux pearls — oh, and a lot of Klorane.
2.Tory Burch Flower Tote
Take straw bag. Insert flowers (real or faux — we don't care.) Bring along another bag for actually carrying stuff.
More hardcore crafters than us could whip this up in 15 minutes using pliers (?) and whatever. We're just going to string the least-heavy padlock available onto some chain.
4.Thom Browne Gloves
Latex gloves + white acrylic nails. Bonus: Use the short kind for a day version!
5.Honor Hair Stickers
Pick up a package of prefab sequin flowers and stick to bobby pins. Let dry and place into hair in seemingly random groupings. Or just dig out those wire spirals from Claire's, which, for some inexplicable reason, are available in spades on . eBay UK
6.Kate Spade Visor
Purchase checkerboard fabric, adhere to grandma's visor. Insert hair doughnut and wear with a party dress.
7.Alexander Wang Gloves
Step one: Find pink rubber kitchen gloves.
Step two: Sketch out some words of your choice onto gloves.
Step three: Painstakingly use hole punch to stamp out whatever you've written. Curse yourself for not having picked "Wang."
8.Zac Posen Hair Flowers
If you're really going to commit, get fresh buds and florist's wire (for stability). Twist onto pins. If you're just messing around, try teasing your hair into a pompadour and sticking in some petals from whatever wilt-y flower arrangement you have laying around your apartment.
You will need approximately ten boxes of popsicles and a minion who knows how to carve wood.
10.Or you could just try this ...
Using pieces that are sitting in your closet right this minute.