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.

 

JPG_0663 JPG_0993All great things must come to an end, and Jean Paul Gautier’s final ready-to-wear collection was the perfect kiss goodbye. Filled with energy and inspired by some of fashion’s greats, this was THE show to watch this season.

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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.

Favorite DIYs from September

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September brought a lot of fun and fashionable DIYs to the table, and it was hard not to get swept up in the excitement of the month that also happens to coincide with Fashion Week! Now that September is coming to a close,we look forward to creating some of the awesome DIYs that we saw throughout the month. DIY-Pearl-collar-and-sleeve-t-shirt-We adore this t-shirt from Love Maegan because it’s super simple, but the pearl accents take it to the next level.

DIY-Giant-Gem-Rings-1-600x900DIY your own bling with this tutorial from Studio DIY! These funky rings are great for birthdays, Halloween, and any other event that calls for outrageous props!

screen-shot-2014-09-09-at-7-53-44-amMiss Kris Turner created a sweatshirt that’s perfect for bringing some sequined style to the chillier fall nights!

10654847_677255675699554_1165292889_nErica Domesek of PS I Made This created a colorful and timely veil that looked almost identical to Angelina Jolie’s, and we were lucky enough to have her in the M&J Bridal Salon recreating this stylish and sentimental look.

 

Chainmaille Inspiration

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With the rise of shows like Game of Thrones, it’s no wonder that this Halloween we’re expecting to see a lot of kick-butt warrior costumes. Even though you may think your medieval attire might only be fit to wear one day of the year, you can rock knight-esque styles with just a little bit of chainmaille!
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Color Story: Burnt Orange

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Fall is finally here! Saying goodbye to summer is bittersweet, but the lazy days of summer are forgotten almost immediately when you throw socks, hoodies and pumpkin spice everything into the mix. One of our favorite aspects of the season are the warm and earthy colors, like burnt orange. This hue perfectly captures the color of the changing autumn leaves and gets us in the mood for all things fall. e6f27a260da5b27c3c2928da081dc1fe

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Add it to your decor for a splash of color. You can go contemporary or rustic with a color like this.

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0c0415157337bf988c49086e0403acbbThe ultimate color to add to your autumn wardrobe. It looks great with neutrals and is great for layering since it isn’t too bright.