Go Bold, Go Gold Inspiration

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If you want to go bold, your metal of choice should be gold. Gold is an editorial favorite, and has always been used to signify some of the most luxurious aspects of fashion, while also being used to create super natural looks. The shine and sparkle of gold is reflective and adds an element of magic to anything it touches. georgia_may_jagger1

 

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Seeing Stars DIY Roundup

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With all of the meteor showers, eclipses, and astrological phenomena happening recently it’s no wonder our heads are up in the exosphere! Inspired by above, we’ve been on the lookout for some of the coolest star DIYs in the galaxy, and we think we’ve spotted them! image16-550x825A constellation art piece makes for a fun conversation piece in the home, and can get your guests talking about astronomy or astrology in no time!

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IMG_6234_copyWho knew such beautiful lights could be easily made at home? Make them for your next star party with this tutorial!

6a00d8358081ff69e2017c366ee8a4970b-800wiTake the start with you wherever you go with this awesome constellation scarf!

8965824689_cee0cbfa83_oHolding a fall star gazing party? Make sure you spot the right stars with a printable constellation guide!

Mirror Mirror Inspiration

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When it comes to decorating, mirrors are the ultimate element to add impact to a space. Not only are they practical and purposeful, they also help to give the illusion of more space with their reflective surfaces. If you’re looking for a way to add more light to your room without cluttering up your space, get a mirror! They reflect your other lights, automatically adding brightness!a97b762cc4a2254c4a4b222c7d56e88bBasic mirrors are easy to upgrade with elements like reclaimed wood, or even just a can of spray paint!

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e1349236111918a732b82789866d106cGo with the grain, and add earthy elements to your mirror. The outline of of the wood grain creates the illusion of a river.

 

DIY: Punk Rock Studded Collar

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This year add some serious punk-rock style to your Halloween costume with a collar DIY that can be easily created with a few simple studs and a collared shirt! Need more edgy DIY materials? Check out our Punk Rock Halloween Shop! DSC_0456 What You’ll Need: Black Collared Shirt 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 8mm x 13mm Metal Spike With Screw 10mm Two-Tone Spike Ultra Suede Ribbon E6000 Hole Puncher Scissor   DSC_0457DSC_04801- Take your shirt and carefully remove the collar part. DSC_0482DSC_04842- Take your trim and glue down on the rim of the collar. Let dry. DSC_04853- Punch a hole in the collar and screw in a spike. Repeat this until desired design is complete.

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Statement Scarves Inspiration

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When it comes to dressing for colder weather, the key word to keep in mind is layering. Not only does layering allow you to be completely comfortable in any environment, it also lets you get a little more chic with your style with minimal effort. For instance, the scarf, which is an autumn mainstay, instantly adds polish to any fall outfit. Take a look at some of our favorite scarves for the season, and see how they impact the overall styling of the outfit!90092e7f63969ec86093dd309a36e4ce

 

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Studded Necklace DIYs

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Spice up your Sunday afternoon with a few DIYs that are bound to make your autumn outfits a little more interesting. Add some spikes and nailheads to your craft kit, and whip up a few of these edgy necklaces!
IMG_0868What’s sassier than a fringe necklace? A fringe necklace with studs of course!

spike-chain-necklace-diy-closeupThis gorgeous necklace from Trinkets in Bloom can be worn over something feminine to give it an edge, or rock it with skinny jeans and a tee for a total punk rock look!

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Punk Rock Accessory Inspiration

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If you want to rock and roll all night (and party every day), we know how to take any basic outfit and give it that punk rock edge: accessories! With a few chains and studs you can completely alter the look of your classic jeans-and-a-tee attire.  0c45287d4c9f5a41f879884fa20bb3e7

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s Element

This year at Paris Fashion Week French fashion designer, Jean Paul Gaultier, said farewell to ready-to-wear to focus on his couture collection. While we’ll definitely miss the eclectic edge that he brought to the stage, we’re excited to see what incredible creations he’ll come up with when putting his full creative potential to use. One of our favorite movies for costume design was, in fact, created by Gaultier. We’re referring to the science fiction cult classis, The Fifth Element. Check out some of the incredible outfits from the movie below!
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What’s New in October

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At M&J we don’t only sell buttons and ribbons. We have a wide variety of rhinestones, buckles, pins and appliques that will fit almost any DIY project. This month we introduced some flirty and feminine appliques that you’ll be excited to add to your crafting supplies!
DSC_0209Bloom throughout autumn with our beautiful 2″ Chiffon Flowers!

DSC_0213These beautiful velvet bows are perfect for holiday presents and outfits! You can also add a comb to the back to create a festive hair bow.

DSC_0215If you like your appliques with a little more texture, check out the 3 1/2″ Satin Organza Double Bow and the 3” Tulle Flowers with Beads which combine two different types of fabric.

Paris Fashion Week RTW 2015 Recap

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This past week Paris wasn’t only the city of love, but also the city of fresh runway fashion! Check out some of our favorite highlights from the week below!
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MARC0117Elie Saab is one of our absolute favorite designers because of his free-flowing and romantic style. This season we dove into a collection of aquatic-inspired pieces with dashes of contrasting stripes against a sea of turquoise and orange.

 

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The Christian Dior show was out of a dream. Not only was it held in the Louvre, all of the pieces looks like they were taken right from the storybooks, with soft pastels and voluminous skirts.

download (2)Rick Owens is fashion’s resident bad boy, so it’s no wonder that the pieces in his collection were anything but feminine and flirty. There was almost a modern industrial yet ethereal vibe to his garments.