August 31, 2011

DIY Distraction: Safety Pin Couture (& A Wee Little Rant)

I know I promised my next post would be all about apocalyptic fashion, but Pinterest refuses to send me an invite. I love the functionality of pinboards, so I've been trying to get on it since last Thursday. I finally tried a different email address, and hopefully they'll actually let me create an account. That, however, is NOT my rant of the day. (Skip to the bottom for the DIY stuff)


NYFW DIY #1: Vena Cava Safety Pin DIY at Dirty Hems

No, no, not the DIY awesomeness brought to us by Katy of Dirty Hems. No, indeed. Gather 'round and let me tell you a story...

August 28, 2011

Anatomy of an Apocalypse

Craftster is my absolute favourite crafty haunt, and when the Apocalyptic Fashion Swap Round 2 popped up, I couldn't help myself, I HAD to sign up! I love possible-future movies and books, and though these are mostly sci-fi, they still lend themselves to the aesthetic. In this post, I'd like to talk about some of my favourite films and novels in the genre. Please note, zombies don't exist in my reality.

August 24, 2011

Hallowe'en 2011 - Footwear Fabulosity

So I just spent an HOUR looking for a particular page I'd seen on making hoof boots, because it lists a specific eBay seller in Germany who sells heel-less boots for waaaaaay cheaper than the North American sellers. Thank you, thank you, thank you, The Heels Commando for your Pony Boots Project! The seller is Ruby-Fashion, who offers heel-less boots starting at just 1.99 Euros. Commando mentions that the boots she bought were rather cheaply made (not surprising) and definitely recommends bidding, as opposed to Buy It Now. So that'll be $60 CAD including the shipping if no one bids against me for the boots I want.

Eich, white... BUT, they're polyvinyl, so I can literally get a can of Krylon in nude/beige/cream and spray paint them! Then it's just a matter of making the hoof portion and painting it gold. My biggest concern, however, is that Commando said the customer service from Ruby-Fashion was abysmal, and considering I'd like these here in say, 3 weeks after ordering so that I have time to customize them.... Yeah, it worries me a smidgeon.

I'm getting awfully frustrated by the lack of affordable fetish footwear out there! Once again, if anyone knows of or has a pair of pre-loved pony/heel-less shoes or boots in size 7.5 or 8, I'd love to know about them!

Keep Crafty :D

August 11, 2011

Tattered Romance

I spend FAAAAR too much time perusing all the amazing talent on Etsy. Today, I was inspired by a single little handbag to make a new treasury featuring an elegant variety of Victorian-esque fashions and accessories. The selection is intended to be representative of a variety of techniques and aesthetics that incorporate the Victorian sensibility.

Tattered Romance

August 7, 2011

Must-Have Knitwear

Earlier this year, I posted about some AMAZING spring fashions in lovely beige tones. I'm sooooo in love with Modcloth's Braid New World, now sold out.