Project DIY: Film Noir Materials

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This month’s Project DIY collection harkens back to an earlier time when right was right and wrong was wrong, and a slow saunter in a satin dress was enough to stop a man’s heart. We’re talking about the 1940s when the detective movie reigned supreme, and the stories were told in greyscale. We took our favorite elements from these classic films, and put them into this month’s collection: Film Noir.

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You’ll be using gorgeous satin trim which is reminiscent of those long flowing dresses that the femme fatales of the 1940s wore so elegantly.

Project DIY Film Noir Charms

Need another hint? These projects will be just as charming as the femme fatales themselves! Another “likely suspect” in the Project DIY collection, the chain, is going to be used in an unlikely color.

What do you think you’ll be making this month? Let us know your theories below!

Project DIY: Film Noir Inspiration

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Our first Project DIY collection of 2014 recalls a not too distant past when seductive sirens lit up the silver screen. From the dimly lit alleyways of New York City to the rolling hills of Hollywood, the femme fatales of the 1940s were our muses for this month’s collection, Film Noir.

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We adored the look of silky satin, a staple of these leading ladies. While we couldn’t put an entire dress in this collection, the smooth look and feel of this fabric is definitely represented.

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Inspired by the sharply contrasted look of old detective dramas, the Film Noir collection features a limited color palette. It’s perfect for those who like to make a sophisticated statement.

Natalie Alcala Femme Fatale

We think that the ladies of the Film Noir genre had a certain undeniable charm which played an influential role in our collection.

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So what do you think the latest Project DIY collection holds in store? We would love to hear your guesses in the comment section!