This project took me back to high school when I would cut up my old cartoon character underwear and hand me down fabrics from relatives and sew them on to tank tops and book bags. I always had this need as a teenager (and today) to “beautify” everything I owned whether it be a binder, my closet door, or in this case a white pair of shoes. This is much of what Kane’s SS12 collection was about. He described the shimmering brocade fabrics as an homage to the wallpaper in teenage girls’ bedrooms and the fauna on the organza pieces could easily have been stickers on my Limited Too journal. There’s something teenagery about this excessive need for beads and gems and sparkly things which makes sense because I am definitely a teenagery “grown up” and I'm super into bejeweling everything I own.
(I took some styling inspiration from Meagan at Latterstyle and took the sash from my House of Matching Colours dress and used it to snazz up an old dress)
Vena Cava dress, Urban Outfitters leotard, House of Matching Colours sash, shoes from Ebay
I'm working on some more beading projects right now....actually a lot of projects so expect to see some of those soon. Who knows maybe I'll reach Leigh Bowery status and make a whole suit.
Get to WERK and try your own beaded DIY! Til next time!