You've got to hand it to that Fendi clan; they're one talented brood. The latest to break away from the pack is 21-year-old Delfina Delettrez, daughter of Silvia Venturini Fendi. However, don't expect her to follow in her mother's footsteps of classic motifs (Silvia created the famed Fendi "Baguette"). Delfina has a penchant for the macabre, incorporating skeletons, reptiles, and other creepy crawlers into her jewelry line. Her latest collaboration with Parisian 'créateur de lunettes' Alain Mikli takes couture eyewear to a whole new level...and price point! Her limited edition line is available at Colette just in time for summer and starts at a mere $925. Not heading to Europe this vacation? With a street vendor pair of sunglasses, paint and a steady hand, you can craft up a pair of edgy sunnies that'll have all your friends buggin' with jealousy!
What You'll Need:
Hot glue gun
Start by wiping the lenses of your sunglasses and removing all fingerprints for a clean surface. Dip the sharp end of a toothpick in the paint and lightly dot your design on the edge of the frame. Acrylic paint wipes off easily, so don't worry if you mess up on the first few tries! I found that dotting the web and lightly blending the dots together gives you the thinnest line.
Take the clean end of a toothpick and gently wipe away any flaws from bleeding paint. After the paint is dry, hot glue your charm to the corner of the frame. If you have arachnophobia, try a sea creature charm and paint blue waves, or a dog charm with painted paw prints...the possibilities are endless!