Entries Tagged as 'DIY'

Friday, June 28th, 2013

This Wednesday in SF, make a feather headdress with Fashion Loves People!

On Wednesday at Tantrum in Cole Valley, I’ll be teaching a workshop on how to make my Fashion Loves Babies feather headdresses! You can purchase tickets online or in-store at Tantrum, $39 or two for $75. (Or email me!) 7:30–10 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 Tantrum, 858 Cole St Tickets $39 or two for $75 Wine & munchies [...]

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

The necklaces are in!

And they are fah-bulous! Here are just a spare few of my favorite designs from the Great Necklace Exchange of 2011 (though seriously, I love them all), and you can browse the rest in this Flickr set. How cool are these people?! Sarah West Ervin Cari Eddy Monica Olmo Joslyn Taylor Claudia Zhao Kristen Lombardi [...]

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Necklace DIY inspiration: Minimalist bead necklaces

There’s just one day left before our creations must be mailed off for the FLP Necklace Exchange! This is the sixth and last post in a series of DIYs and inspirations I’ve been sharing for it. People have been sending me pictures of their necklaces since last week — they’re so fantastic! If you’re a part [...]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Anatomy of a string-wrapped rope necklace

This is the fifth in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ve been posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. After sharing two rope necklace DIYs, I wanted to share close-ups of a similar necklace from my own collection. I bought this necklace at Renegade Craft Fair last year from designer Tanya Aguiñiga, who is best known for her chunky braided rope bracelets and matching necklaces. [...]

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Necklace DIY: Braided hex nuts

This is the fourth in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’m posting this month for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. Even if you didn’t get to sign up, I hope these posts inspire some more creativity in your holiday gift-giving! DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet « click for the step-by-step DIY Granted, this DIY is for a bracelet — but I think [...]

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Anatomy of a suede scrap necklace

This is the third in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ll be posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. Today’s the last day to sign up! Manimal founder and designer Kristen Lombardi started her brand with handmade moccasins, but what I love most about her line now is her suede accessories, made of scrap leather left over from the mocs. If there is a creative [...]

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Necklace DIY: Braided bead necklace

This is the second in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ll be posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. Click to read all about it, and be sure to sign up through Friday! DIY: Braided Bead Necklace from ECAB « click for the step-by-step DIY Here’s a necklace DIY that would be hard to mess up! A lovely, simple style that requires more time than it [...]

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Necklace DIY: Two variations on a string-wrapped rope necklace

This is the first in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ll be posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange! Click to read more and sign up through Friday. DIY Friendship Necklace from Honestly…WTF « click for the step-by-step DIY This type of necklace has so many possibilities! You can really change up the colors, textures, layers and more to make it your own. I think [...]

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Sign up NOW for The Great Necklace Exchange of 2011!

Because who doesn’t want an awesome new necklace for Christmas?! This December, I’m super excited to be hosting my first-ever handmade necklace exchange! Not only does it combine two of my favorite things — jewelry and gift-giving — but I hope it will inspire some extra spirit and creativity in all of our holidays.   [...]

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

An e-commerce democracy

Storenvy “has slowly built up a mini empire of both buyers and sellers in their ecosystem. Over 60,000 community shoppers now visit their 2,800 community-run stores to browse and buy. And the stores are really the key. Storenvy gives anyone the tools to create and open their own online store to sell whatever they make. [...]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Transform any pair of shoes with Dekkori

It’s very possible that Dekkori has just changed the way I both buy and wear shoes. I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of statement heels — something louder than the classic styles I usually go for — but now with Dekkori I can get more bang for my thoughtfully-spent buck! Admittedly, the brand [...]

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

FLP Getups: On the Coast of Capri

Dress by Angelrox: The Wrap Dress Can be wrapped in an infinite number of styles — knee-length dress or drapey top 100% bamboo jersey (“natural, sustainable, antibacterial”) Made in Brooklyn, NY $158 Earrings by Prismera Design: Mimosa Earring Sustainable stainless steel with sterling silver ear wires (also available in gold) $70 Scarf by Alena Hennessy: [...]

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The Perfect Cupcakes

Last weekend, Heather and I threw a baby shower for Rachel. Everything turned out SO WELL! We had a vintage theme, with references throughout to “hens and chicks” — all very classic Rachel. You can see more pictures in this Flickr set. And because the cupcakes we made were pretty much to die for, I [...]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

FLP Getups: A New Pair Every Day

Top by Stewart+Brown: Picnic Blouse 100% Organic Tissue Cotton Woven Ethically made in the U.S. $208 Shorts by Stewart+Brown: Hemp Silk Village Short 60% Hemp, 40% Silk Ethically made in the U.S. $198 Shoes by Mohop: High Walnut Platform Sandal The “infinity sandal” — ribbons can be laced through rubber loops in a zillion ways [...]

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The Uniform Project: New Sustainable Style Icon

Last month about seven of my coolest friends pointed me to a site they knew I’d love: The Uniform Project. They were all incredibly right. As an exercise in sustainable fashion, Sheena Matheiken is wearing the same dress every day for a year — the charcoal tunic you see above. In her words: There are [...]

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Lego Heart Pins for Sale at Bon Bon this Weekend

Tomorrow marks the Valentine Vintage Open House at Bon Bon Atelier, where my very own Lego Heart Pins will be for sale. (I’m working on Fashion Loves People hang tags for them now.) Hey, they count as vintage if you think of them as 8-bit Nintendo art. The Lego hearts will be available in-store only [...]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Handmade Holiday: Finally, the Debriefing

If today had been Christmas, it would have been a beautiful one. The kind Bing has been dreaming of. Snow fell all day! I didn’t have to go anywhere, so I just watched it through the window. With Bon Iver in headphones. (Not to drown out other noises, but because this stuff was made for [...]

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Happy New Year, Etc.

Happy 2009! A perfect clean-slated time to give you my new favorite fashion blog, Outsapop Trashion. DIY, repurposed eco fashion from a lovely Fin, scouring the eco fashion world for the rest of us. Been pining over it the past few months. A restyled boho skirt. (Would you have guessed? Really.)     Open-source sewing [...]

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Handmade Holiday: Embroidery Inspiration

There’s a claim from that last post I need to return to. “I’m making luggage tags! I think I’ll personalize them with embroidery.” I can’t say that I’ve EVER embroidered ANYTHING before. But it looks so easy — and it must be in my genes, ha! Check out this bookmark my mom made in the [...]

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Handmade Holiday: Letterpress, Knitting and Leatha

We started our communal handmakery last week. (Finally got my pictures uploaded.) This is going to be HOT! Our letterpressed gift tags are going to be a big hit. I can’t knit, but Jen is knitting a neck warmer for me to give to someone on my list! This old leatha skirt finally goes to [...]