Posts Tagged ‘accessories’

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Bohemian Frills

August 26, 2009

 

 

Designer Ceren Keyman is fabricating a plethora of turkish delights. Handbags, jewelry, and soon a a collection of furniture will be available for our viewing pleasure. 

I have always regarded purses with disdain, they’re just so boring and far too easy to lose. This is the first one that I would never let out of my sight.

Keyman Designs

More photos of her jewelry after the jump.

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Penurious Personages

August 9, 2009

In these economic times, we fashionistas are taking a hard hit. Money is becoming scarce and price tags keep on soaring. Garments that were in near financial reach last year now seem miles away. In a age where style is constantly in flux, a standstill wardrobe is unacceptable. We here at Stylecunt are not blind to your plight, and would like to offer some (hopefully) helpful advise. 

MAKE DO AND MEND

It was good enough for grandma, so it’s good enough for us. If something breaks, fix it. Buying simple supplies from your local fabric store is substantially cheaper than replacing garments altogether. It’s easier than you think, most repair jobs do not necessitate the use of a sewing machine. 

MODIFY

I can’t tell you how many different garments you can make from a simple t-shirt. When an item of clothing becomes stodgy, consider simple alterations in lieu of the rubbish bin. Sometimes, scissors can be your best friend. Turn those pants into capris, rip off the sleeves of that shirt, distress that dress, etc etc etc. Also, familiarize yourself with the world of fabric dyes.

FLEAS

Flea markets are true gold mines. They’re an oasis of folks who don’t know the true value of their wares. Clothing can be lacking at these emporiums, what you really need to scavenge for is accessories. Gloves, hats, and jewelry are always rampant at fleas. Antique kid leather gloves are easy to find, and through creative cutting, can be transformed into haute ornaments Julius would be proud of. Also, with some resourceful pinning, shawls become two second skirts. The possibilities are endless, keep you eyes open. Craigslist is an excellent source to find local garage sales and estate auctions. 

LAYAWAY

Can’t afford it now? Pay it off over time! Many boutiques offer this kind service, and I urge you to take advantage of it. 

DECONTAMINATE

For the love of Pete, clean out your closets. If you have a pile of clothes that you a) Don’t want to alter, b) Are too lazy to sell, and c) Don’t fit any more, give them away! Clothing swaps are how I acquired nearly one fourth of my wardrobe. Your friends need your help in this time of fashion crisis, lend them a hand. 

EBAY

There are some labels that most of us will never be able to afford, so buy it secondhand. I can reveal to you that all of my pieces from designer All Saints were gained through this medium. 

GOODWILL

Racks of tops that are all under $8, what more do I have to say?

BUDGET SITES

There are scores of websites out there with loads of cheap shoes and clothes.

Cutesygirl

GoJane

Forever 21

AmiClubwear

Electrique Boutiqu

 

I do indeed hope that this post was helpful to those of you feeling your belts tighten.

For the first time, I will be taking submissions. Send me your make do and mend’s, your own penny pinching ideas, fashion you believe should be killed with fire, and the like. I want you to send me photos of your outfits. The most ‘fashion forward’ outfit of August shall obtain a special prize from Stylecunt.

Please send all submissions to stylesnatch@gmail.com.

And with that, I leave you with some visual eye candy. Ignore the makeup, adore the accessories.

 

 

More images after the jump!
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Vital Acquisitions

July 14, 2009

Recently, I have come to accept that Etsy is a viable source for clothing acquisition. In the past, I wrote the website off as a gathering of silly crafts, but these designers have changed my mind.

I need everything in this post, stat!

Disapora Cage Top $175 ~Louise Black Corset $189.50OctopusMe Earrings $120

Post Tattoo Socks $13 ~ OctopusMe Necklace $65 ~  Disapora Cage Dress $185

OctopusMe Choker $120 ~ Diaspora Rubber Top $55 ~ Antiseptic Corset $750

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Style Gestapo: It’s Slinky!

February 27, 2009

The fourth installment of hair extension week in which I relive childhood memories where things walk down stairs, alone or in pairs…..

IT MAKES A SLINKATY SOUND…

There is something I must know, and this is essential. What mad company produces the mini slinkys for these hair falls? Is there really such a demand for cyber locks that an actual company would put these things into production? And in every fluorescent color under the sun? It is truly, one of life’s great mysteries. 

These accessories frighten me. 

They frighten me because if you were to push one of these girls off a building, they would go-go gadget bounce to safety. 

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Style Gestapo: The Tragic Plastics

February 25, 2009

The third installment of hair extension week in which some of you should be ashamed. 

THE PLASTICS

Of all the extension catastrophes, the stringy plastic hair falls have to be the least attractive.  It looks like they raided a summer camp craft closet. This video will show you step by step, a much better use for your hairtastrophes. 

Hey! The children want their lanyard materials back! 

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Plastic Fantastic Lover

February 9, 2009

Sensational umbrella hats styled with Rusli Tjohnardi’s new line.

 

The perfect thing for damp London cyber kids.

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Reduced Ragbag

February 3, 2009

 

Mid Calf Buckle Boots $30 ~ Button Vest $20 ~ Satin Tie Vest $15

Slit Sleeve Crochet Top $20

 Linen Cap $28 ~ Strappy Peeptoe Heel $88 ~ Leather Lace-Up  Boots $128