Monday, October 31, 2011

Buy clothes & make them your own!

As u would have guessed by now I loooooooove shopping, but who doesn't?
When I started modeling in New York I quickly learned that the key 2 any outfit was the fit.
Alterations is an absolute necessity. Every celebrity we see on the RED carpet has a team of people that make sure they look flawless.
Now I'm sure that you've all gone shopping & seen a dress or a pair of shoes that you have liked but, "if it was only a little longer, shorter, tighter, looser, long sleeved, different color etc.
We are all different shapes, sizes & heights with different tastes & living in different climates!
So yes! We are challenged every day with what we see when we go shopping.
Well fret no longer my darlings, that can be accomplished with a little imagination, a good tailor or a sewing machine, that is if you can sew or  are willing to try & save costs.
Take for example the beautiful collection Lanvin made for H&M!

The collection was great!

A)  She looked ok......but...

B) & as 4 this one...............Where R the fashion police??????
PINK shoes!@#@##????

Anyway as I was saying.........
I looooooved the PINK dress with the one sleeve! The BLACK belt?.......not so much!
So this is what I did.....

CUT the black belt off!!!!  (Lanvin would have honestly understood, laughing).
(My darling husband & I @ a friend's wedding)
Yep, I cut that elastic-ky thing off, Slimed the dress down on both sides @ the hip area, made a belt & added a much more appropriate 
BLING-BLING buckle to it.....

.......& TA-DA!! This dress turned into something else!

Some of my friends kept on saying "Lanvin 4 H&M!"........
"Fumi, tell the truth, did u go to the Lanvin boutique?
LOL, u see, as far as I was concerned, the black belt just limited the colored accessories I could wear with the dress to ............only BLACK! How boooooooring is that?
Aaaaaaand I really wanted to wear my Louboutins with them.
So I turned it into a little more 2 my liking aaaaaaand u can too!

look GLAMOUROUS just being YOU.

Take 2.
Back to H&M again......

What can I tell u? I'm guilty! H&M is so affordable and in my opinion anything trendy should not be expensive.
Your classic pieces are timeless and those u can invest more money in.
So I found myself looking for a pair of nice wedge sandals 4 the upcoming season.
And I really didn't see anything I liked until I stumbled across these
Nautical striped wedge sandals.

They were nice, but....hmmm.
Then it came to me!!!!!!!! So I bought them & hurried home.

They look different already, yes?

I wasn't crazy about the strap coming all the way over the foot so...
Yep, u guessed it! I CUT them off!

Then I took a needle & thread, sewed the ends together & attached them 2 the insides of the sandal.

You have to agree, they really do look better.

See! Fabulous! & they didn't cost extra!
That's it 4 2day folks.
Actually it's 1:31am Oslo time so I really do have 2 go 2 bed now.
Have a wonderful weekend my fashionistas, go out & enjoy the wonderful weather!