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There’s a high-end solution to every beauty woe you can think of. From serums that go for hundreds of dollars a pop to the latest and greatest in skincare science. But sometimes, the best solutions are right between the isles of your local drugstore (even your grocery)
Have a friend that loves to make their own everything? These awesome kits take DIY to the next level, and all for $75 or less! We’ve got everything from at-home candy making kits to sets that’ll let you design your own terrarium. Pick your favorite and gift away!
In the latest episode of Club Chrissie, Sophomore‘s Chrissie Miller creates a cool fringed necklace with the help of jewelry designer Pamela Love in her downtown crib.
As I walked into the Gap on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I was greeted by a table of arts and crafts materials and a line of guests waiting to get their old jeans customized by Nylon‘s Dani Stahl and her crew. Definitely not your average evening at the Gap store.
We just came across this Do It Yourself Baguette bag from Fendi’s Spring 2010 collection; a nice follow up from 2008′s Paint-Your-Own Baguette Tote. Finally all the needlepoint expertise we learned at summer camp will come in handy!
Fashionistas around the world shed copious tears upon learning that Luella Bartley would shutter her eponymous label, Luella. The final collection from Spring 2010 featured a signature, dainty quirkiness with floral patterns and delicate detailing. But what stood out the most were the purse accessories: flower-covered balls on tough chains, hanging from buttery-soft leather bags. And now, with only a few easy-to-find tools and a hot glue gun, you can make your own homage to Luella.
With temperatures in this mid-80s, it is safe to declare that Spring is here. Looking back at past collections, Yves Saint Laurent was the epitome of springtime glamor with drape-y strapless dresses, rich fabrics, and flowing peasant skirts. One stand-out addition? Strawberries. Yes, your favorite red fruit was pasted onto those aforementioned skirts and I have used my favorite childhood arts and crafts materials to create a budget-friendly, and removable, version.
Continuing with the theme of conversation-starting headgear, Meadham Kirchhoff recently sent his models down the runway in pipe cleaner tiaras. Is that what consumers can expect in stores for Fall 2010? If so, count me as a fan, but don’t expect me to spend a lot (if anything).
Headgear is one of the most underrated accessories a woman or man can don to complete an outfit. And I’m not talking about the brace-face you used to have in high school –- these toppers are classy conversation pieces. In particular, the hats seen in the Comme des Garçons Spring 2010 collection left everybody talking.
Stuffed animal purses, which rose to popularity in the late-90’s, have resurrected themselves and after seeing the triceratops bags on the Giles Spring 2010 runway a few months ago, I knew I’d need to find some way to get my hands on one without bringing my bank account to extinction. Luckily, I had a stray dinosaur plush ($14.99) that was begging to be gutted.