Project DIY: Baroque n’ Roll in the Press

Christmas just passed, but if you have a Project DIY subscription it feels like Christmas comes every month! It seems like word has gotten around about the most creative gift of the holiday season because we’ve seen Project DIY popping up everywhere! The Gifts That Keep on Giving featured Project DIY in their “The Best Gifts That Keep on Giving” article, and suggested it as the gift ‘For the DIY Queen’! Also on the list was Birchbox, the subscription service which delivers beauty samples to your door; Mantry, a subscription box for the manly epicurean; and many other great gift ideas! called the style inspiration for our Joan of Arc Collection “Game of Thrones meets Kate Middleton”. Being compared to a style icon like the Duchess of Cambridge is never a bad thing in our book!

CBS: Live From the Couch Project DIY founder, Bianca Jade, mentioned Project DIY as the perfect gift for the Fashionista in your life in her segment on CBS’s Live from the Couch!

Rain Blanken Joan of Arc Review‘s Rain Blanken reviewed our Joan of Arc collection, calling it inspirational! We loved how she used a watch face she had in her collection to customize the Warrior Cuff. suggested Project DIY in their “Best Gifts for the Ultimate Fashionista” feature! We loved their idea to have a craft party with your most fashion-savvy girlfriends. Sounds like a fun night in to us!

If a Project DIY subscription didn’t make into your Christmas stocking this year, don’t worry. You can always order the latest collection from, and it will come right to your door! Looking for a past collection, like November’s Joan of Arc? You can find it at

DIY Street Style Inspiration


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.

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Street Style

Chunky Chains

Chunky Chains

Great Gatsby Inspiration


Few films have had such a powerful impact on fashion in the way that the Great Gatsby has.  The fashion sense of the roaring 20’s has influenced retailers and those counting down the days for the May 10th release. Brooks Brothers and Tiffany & Co created costumes for the films but we have been seeing an astonishing number of customers coming into M&J looking to recreate Daisy Buchanan’s Tiffany & Co headpiece.  The ART DECO fashion of the ‘20s was nothing short of amazing and we’re certainly glad it’s back.

Gatsby 1Louise Pederson By Signe Vilstrup For Elle Magazine Denmark | January 2013

Gatsby 2Sasha Pivovarova in Prada’s 2013 Resort Campaign photographed by Steven Meisel

Gatsby 3Rodarte, Reyes, Christian Dior, Reem Acra on the runway

Gatsby 4Alexander McQueen Resort 2013

Monique-Lhuillier-2013-Collage-1Monique Lhuilier Fall 2013 

Prep School Street Style

Here are some of our favorite prep school-inspired street style outfits.


Editorial Inspiration


In the June 2012 issue of Elle Belgie, model Maja Krag channels a ladylike matador, showing off some incredibly detailed outfits. This “Mrs. Mariachi” editorial is making us go crazy with DIY ideas – we can’t get enough of all of those embellished accents and sequined trims. But that golden bull-head necklace is by far our favorite. And we’re lucky enough to have a steer head buckle in our store so we can replicate it. DIY project, anyone?

M&J Trimming In The Media


For over 70 years M&J Trimming has carried items such as fine laces to Italian buttons.  With over 5000 sq ft of items filling the walls from ceiling to floor, many editors and producers from top magazines and network television has taken notice of the wide selections that we offer.  Within the industry, M&J Trimming has been defined as the “candy shop” for the fashion industry.  Now into our 72nd year of business, M&J Trimming reassures that we’ll continue to stand strong within the fabric trimming industry and keep on providing our costumers with only the finest quality and widest selection.

M&J Trimming has been featured in: 

M&J Features in Magazines

You may have also seen us in the following television shows and network.

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