Prada’s latest jewelry collection was rather inspiring. We loved the use of mixed mediums and statement pieces. We immediately thought we would be able to create a Prada Inspired DIY using supplies from M&J. We are very proud of this very simple DIY and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
1 1/4″ Large Acrylic Chain in Rust Combo-Style #56300
7/8″ Paillette Floral Trim in Beige Style # 30630
30438001 Matte Gold Clasp
Individually cut out each flower of your Floral Trim.
Lay out your chain and examine where you would like the Flowers to go.
We individually glued each flower onto the Acrylic Chain. Upon adding the glue we pressed down for several seconds.
We continued to glue the flowers down until we felt the necklace was complete.
Our last step involved adding a clasp. We used a belt buckle since the acrylic chain is very thick. We looped both sides of the buckle into the chain creating an easy to use clasp.
We are so pumped to show off our easy to make Prada inspired necklace.
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Here at M&J we enjoy watching award shows for the fashions. Celebrities often surprise us with shocking looks, mini makeovers, barely there ball gowns, and all around wow moments. We opted to praise some of the edgier fashion forward outfits of the night. Each of these gowns had been taken from the runway and tailored to each of these girls. Which look do you prefer, the runway version or the way it was rocked on the red carpet?
Chloe Moretz rocked a Fendi 2013 short ruffled dress paired with studded heels.
Taylor Swift shined bright in a sequined Zuhair Murad mini.
Jennifer Morrison left little to the imagination in a sheer Kristian Aadnevik gown.
Selena Gomez matched her lipstick with her neon enhanced gown.
Check out M&J for similar trims so you too can have rock star ready style.
Red Carpet Photos via The Fashion Court
We love looking at bloggers for inspiration. We’re often in awe by the amount of talent and dedication of the DIY Blogger community. Many DIY Bloggers are influenced by runway trends, street style looks or materials at local stores. Using these ideas, they create pieces that replicate store bought items. Rather than keeping these gems to themselves, they generate an audience by sharing their crafts and welcoming others to tackle their projects as well. Following step by step guides each blogger demonstrates how to achieve the desired demonstration. Even though we have tons of ideas about how to use our trims we’re often amazed by the creations we come across. Feel free to tweet, or Facebook us some of you own DIY projects. We’d love to see what you’ve created!
Here are some of our favorite DIYs that are perfect for spring.
Lace Cut Off Shorts
The Average Girl’s Guide featuring Erin from Thanks I Made It
We love looking at street style photographs for DIY inspiration. M&J’s Garment District location allows us to see many creative individuals on a daily basis. Although many people working in and around the garment district may not be renowned designers they are often the inspiration for many runway designs. Fashion styling is always open for interpretation. We love looking at street style for inspiration.
Chunky chains have been a DIY favorite here at M&J. These statement making trims can update any outfit in a matter of seconds. We came across three great chunky chain tutorials that we couldn’t wait to share with you. Bromeliadliving’s Runway Inspired Necklace Tutorial is sleek and elegant. While both I SPY DIY and Nest of Posie used bright colors to accent their chains. We can’t wait to try out these easy and fun DIYs.
Bromeliadliving’s Runway Inspired Necklace Tutorial
Nest of Posies Spray painted chain bracelet tutorial
I Spy DIY’s Chunky Chain Necklace and Bracelet Tutorial
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Celebrities are often the first people to replicate runway trends. Chunky chains have been all over the place and we’re certainly loving the look. These chains can be styled in many ways depending on how you style them. We love looking at celebs for even more inspiration. People love to hate her, but Kim Kardashian can do no wrong with this simple peplum dress and chunky chain necklace. The chunky chain adds excitement to the neutral number. Cameron Diaz’s diamond encrusted chain has a perfect amount of glitz and glam. Gwenyth Paltrow and Rihanna dressed up their outfits with the statement making piece. No matter how you style your chunky chains be sure to show them off. This is one trend you won’t want to miss.
Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora, and Rachel Zoe all wearing chunky chains
Gwenyth Paltrow wearing two chains
Check out M&J for a large selection of chunky chains
Ribbons can be used for many purposes. Due to the many types of ribbons there are many ways they can be used. We’ve dedicated this post to some of our favorite ribbon bracelet tutorials. Inspiration & Realisation uses silk ribbon and charms to create a wrapped charm bracelet. This bracelet is perfect for those summer days when you want to throw on a lightweight piece of jewelry. The chain bracelet has been a staple among the blogger community. The ribbon and chain contrast adds a hard and soft edge to any outfit. Trinkets in Bloom also toughens up her ribbon adding spikes to the often delicate trim. We can’t wait to try out all three DIYs.
Inspiration & Realisation silk ribbon wrap bracelet
Chain Bracelet tutorial via SheExists
Trinkets in Bloom Spike Ribbon Bracelet Tutorial
Check out M&J for a large supply of ribbons and trims.