Project: DIY Missoni inspired shoes

Customize ALL the things! This seems to be the rule by which we live our life lately. Joking aside, a while ago, when it was too cold to even dare to think about leaving the house without a pair of boots or wellies, I found this awesome R29 DIY tutorial here. As I was previously drooling over the real deal Missoni for Target shoes but knew that I could never get my hands on one pair I knew I had to try this DIY project.

If you want and have the patience to make your own pair everything is explained step by step on Refinery 29’s website so there would be no use for me to waste any more words.

All that I will say is that you’ll need a pair of simple, white canvas trainers and some textile markers. I found my pair of shoes in New Look and they were a bargain. Sadly, I can’t find them on their website, maybe they are sold out. Anyway, you can find something similar in H&M, like these babies over here. I actually didn’t use textile markers as I couldn’t be bothered with going out and buying some, so I used Sharpies instead.

Now, all I have to do is put some shoelaces on them, take them out for a spin ’round town and pray that it won’t rain. If it will rain I’ll make sure to tell you all about how I ruined them.

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Project: Customized tshirts

What to do when you have a whole bunch of t-shirts that you never get to wear? Give them away? Put them all on in order to keep you warm? Nope. Transforming them is the answer.

So, I found myself with a few t-shirts with cute or funny designs, but otherwise quite plain and rather boyish. The idea of customizing them had been haunting me for quite a while but I didn’t figure out exactly what to do until one sleepless night. I grabbed my good old friends: a pair of scissors, a needle and some thread and I added a little magic in the form of ribbons and chains.

Seriously now, I cut off the sleeves, the collar and a deep V in the back and after a little measuring I sewed the ribbon and the chain and got what you see in the pictures. Geeky t-shirts with a feminine touch.

The wonderful t-shirts had been bought from threadless.com, and while we’re at it, here you can get a glimpse of how they used to look before: black one and white one.

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