Thursday, July 23, 2009

Maison Martin Margiela (MMM) Oversized Clutch

I have been trying to get inspired and while it has proved difficult, I think I found something that gives me ideas.
You maybe have come across Judy Aldridge's blog, and if you have not, you must check it out. Its DIy section is small but she is a very stylish lady. Anyway, this is a link to a Maison Martin Margiela (MMM) clutch that she has
It is bright and oversized and I like everything about this combo. I really like the yellow color but I think other brights would work too.
So, I can make this, no problem. The problem is, however, where do I find a quilted fabric like that?
If anyone has an idea, please share!
Then again, perhaps I can find faux (or genuine) leather and do the quilting myself, but I have never done leather before, much less quilted with leather. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Then, last question. Assuming I go with fabric, how do I pretreat the fabric so it is stain and water resistent? Is there any product that I can use at home?
Lastly, some eye-candy... I have been lasting over three pairs of booties that I'd likely never own:
Givency Wedge Ankle Boots
Miu Miu Textured Boots, my favourites:
Prada Boots

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

DIY Balmain Shoulder Pads

I have not blogged for a while. Part of it is because I have been transitioning to a new computer on account of my old one dying on me. The other part is that I have not sewn. Today, however, I came upon this blog: Its most current article is on DIY Balmain shoulder pads. So, I though I'd share...