2.01.2009

Tulle-ing Around

In signature Vera fashion, Ms. Wang's spring collection was chock-full of gauzy fabrics and flirty frocks. However, Vera threw the fashion world a curve ball this season by incorporating sporty cigarette pants and basketball tanks in with her trademark romantic pieces. Not being one to jump on the über girly trend, I usually find pleasure viewing Vera's collections from a distance. However, after stumbling across this editorial in Vogue Brazil, I was smitten with the jeweled necklaces styled over casual tee shirts.

Already having more tulip skirts than I can count hanging in my closet, the wheels of my fashion-obsessed brain immediately began spinning as to how I could incorporate Vera's crystal and tulle necklace into my girl-on-the-go wardrobe. I'm picturing a black tee, gray tulip skirt, and the combat boots that never leave my feet to downplay the bridal feel of the necklace. After throwing my hair up into a windswept bun (to show off the bow on the back of the necklace, bien sûr!), I'll feel like I'm jaunting through Soho on my way to afternoon tea...instead of my required business ethics class. Hey, a girl can dream!


What You'll Need:
Tulle ribbon
Beaded applique (found in the bridal section of most sewing stores)

Needle

Thread

Scissors


Sew the applique on a square of tulle fabric (I sewed two ribbons together so it was wide enough). Following the outline of the applique, cut around the the edges leaving approximately 3/4" of fabric. Flip the applique over, and sew the a ribbon on both ends of the applique. I started with extra long ribbon and folded it in half so there would be two strings on both sides of the necklace.


Tie the back of the necklace in a bow around your neck, making sure it hits your collarbone where you desire. Cut off the excess ribbon at the ends of the bows.

xx,CC

27 comments:

Blair said...

Stunning idea, thanks!!

<3

CalamityJem said...

That is really pretty, neat idea!

bella said...

love this!

seasonal lust said...

absolutely creative. I am so going to do this myself. thanks for the idea!

-SL

Fleurr De Lux said...

So beautiful!! This is precisely what I'm into atm. Definitely doing this diy!!

xo L

Anni said...

looks amazing.
i will try that

Underfunded Heiress said...

I love the tulip skirts!

Regarding the Hills vs City comment on my page - that's funny how we are the opposite! It must be true with what you said. I heard that the people that really work at DVF HATE that they are filming there because it's so fake :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh that's pretty! Thanks so much for the idea, I'll be linking to this.

C.B. said...

I need some tulip skirts but i can't find the right one!

I love that DIY!! I add you to my favourites and my bloglovin' blogs!

Eri said...

Hello there,
This looks delicious.
I came across your blog and very much enjoyed.
Please come and visit mine too!
It's a fashion blog with outfits and blurbs inspired by Portobello Road, London.
I hope you enjoy it!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Great project, as always!

Heather

Rachie-Pie said...

just scrolling through your blog and wow wow you can like "cheat chic" almost evrything!!nice one!

Lillgull said...

Love the necklace, very nice! I'm going to try this myself but with a black applique and black tuille ribbons.
Found your blogg through Calamitys vintage vaudeville. I've added you to my bookmarks and I´m coming back because your blogg is a treasure chest!

Lucía said...

It's amazing. Even though its really basic and simple anyone can add a "personal touch".
Great!

Big Daddy said...

You seriously have the best stuff on here, so inspiring, loooove the jeans you made (some of the best i have seen.)

Swank Heights said...

Wow! Your DIYs are wonderful!!! I'm in awe.

Thanks so much for stopping by the other day. <3

Brook and Lyn said...

This looks gorgeous. Never thought to look into the bridal section!

Jenni Jehanne said...

I cannot tell you how very much I love your blog!!! I am going to work much more on mine. Keep doing your thing. You should have no problem finding an amazing job in fashion because you are TALENTED!!!

and when you do... hire me as your asst LOL


jenni-jehanne.blogspot.com

Modelizer said...

I love her jewelry so much, she should just stop making clothes/ wedding stuff and focus on that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Twobreadsplease said...

That is so clever and pretty! Definitely need to try it out myself. x

kaitlyn said...

that looks so amazing. i actually just picked up a few appliques at school, but i was unsure of what to do with them. i love this idea!


XOXO
kaitlyn


http://drrtylaundry.blogspot.com

The Lady said...

I am most definitely going to have to try this out! Beautiful!

Princess Foofoo said...

love the necklaces!

Noel said...

Totally saving this for DIY next week. I think I'm actually capable of doing this :-P.

Style Lola said...

keep on keepin on! your DIY ideas are so cool, i've been following ur blog for a while tho i haven't had time to do any of the projects! grr. btw, thanks for the studs & spikes link.

i'm in the process of making my own blog. would love to link exchange once it's done! ty!

- jolie of www.holyjolie.com

Folks call me Lore said...

I love the necklace idea, Kambriel (goth designer) has been doing a necklace design similar to that for years now.

http://www.kambriel.com/womenaccessories.html

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