Gucci-Inspired Belt DIY with Carlos

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Working at a store like M&J Trimming it’s hard not to become completely overcome with creativity! This place is really a DIYer’s dream. That’s why when Carlos saw this amazing green and red canvas ribbon, he knew exactly what to make with it: a Gucci-inspired belt! Learn how to make this stylish belt with just a few items, and in only a few minutes!

Gucci Inspired Belt DIY Materials | M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:
2 2.5″ Bamboo Rings

35MM Polyester Webbing

A Striped Grosgrain ribbon or Jacquard ribbon for a vintage touch. You can order this style (55160) by giving us a call!

Gucci Inspired Belt DIY Measuring | M&J Trimming1. For this project we’re using printed ribbon, and lining it with webbing to make it sturdier. The webbing can also be used by itself for a fun solid belt. Line up the webbing and ribbon, and measure how much ribbon you will need by wrapping it around your hips and adding six inches.

Gucci Inspired Belt DIY Gluing | M&J Trimming2. Once you’ve cut the ribbon and webbing to your desired length, glue them together using a hot glue gun or E-6000. If you’re using a glue gun, work in sections. This way the glue won’t dry before you’ve reached the end of the ribbon!

Gucci Inspired Belt DIY Bamboo Rings | M&J Trimming3. Take the two bamboo rings, and loop the belt through them. Glue the end of the belt down past the rings. There should be a little bit of wiggle room between the two rings.

Gucci Inspired Belt DIY Carlos | M&J TrimmingExtra step: If you want to make a belt loop for your belt, take a piece of that patterned ribbon and glue the two ends to the back of the belt, while making sure to create a loop on the other side. Make sure you can fit your belt through the loop before gluing it down!

What did you think of Carlos’s quick and easy belt tutorial? This belt is a great way to jazz up any outfit!

Prep School Street Style

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

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Runway Roundup: DIY Inspiration From Fashion Week

The collections at Fashion Week are always a major source of DIY inspiration, as we love scouting out the upcoming trends and thinking of ways to create them ourselves. This season definitely didn’t disappoint, as there were plenty of over-the-top embellishments, leather accents, and bold accessories. We rounded up a few of our favorite shows and the different ways they’re inspiring us. Which collection did you like the best?

Gucci – We loved the bright necklaces at Gucci, which mixed together flowers, gems, and spikes for an incredible combination. We’d love to recreate one with flowers and gems from our store. The embellished collars were also to die for.

Alexander Wang – This collection was full of sleek leather accents, strategically placed cutouts, and clothing that seemed to float in mid-air. You could easily DIY these looks by adding long leather straps to your favorite pair of shoes, or by cutting apart a t-shirt and adding a transparent panel. 

Rodarte – The leather fringe accents are definitely DIYable, but we especially loved the elaborate chain belts. Secure some chains together, add a few brooches, and you’ve got a chic, Rodarte-inspired belt!

Dolce and Gabbana – Like always, Dolce and Gabbana showed an incredibly elaborate, intricate collection. The shoes were detailed with bright braided raffia, and we adored the fun earrings. You could definitely DIY these looks by stitching some bright thread onto a natural bag, or by adding braided cord to a simple pair of wedges.

Jason Wu – This collection was especially lovely, with sweet little embellishments on some shoes and tops. But there was a bit of added edge with sleek leather harnesses and metal accents.

Hightlights from Milan Fall 2011 Fashion Week

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By Blerona

 

Giorgio Armani 

Emilio Pucci

 Dolce & Gabanna

Gucci 

Men’s Fashion Week Milan 2011

By Blerona

Mens fashion week is here and if you haven’t caught up yet. Here is an overview of Milan Fashion Week, men’s collection. With what else but tailored suits, interesting hats, best leather boots and shoes. Men’s bags that I would wear and chic layered looks.

John Varvatos 

Costume National

Dolce & Gabbana  

Salvatore Ferragamo

Z Zegna & Gucci 

 



Hightlights: London & Milan’s 2011 Spring Fashion Week

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By Blerona

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London

London showed its true colors this season. Yellow was confirmed as a key emerging trend on the London runways, Watermelon pinks replace summer’s perennial coral tones, and floral brights also return to the runways. Mixing bright colors was seen on the runway by designers such as Gucci. Stripe patterns were also seen but with cutouts, draping and soft colorful stripes.

Colors of the RunwayEmilio de la Morena, Burberry Prorsum, Mathew Williamson, Nicole Farhi

StripesKinder Aggugini, Jaeger London

Combining PrintsErdem, Basso & Brooke, Clements Ribeiro, Basso & Brooke

FringeNicole Farhi, Mathew Williamson, Mark Fast

Raffia FringeSass & Bide, Mathew Williamson, Holly Fulton

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Milan

Milan had an amazing fashion week. Designers combined bright colors by layering in unrelated haphazard mixes. Floral prints were very popular for the spring season in Milan, as well as long flowy floral dresses for the spring breeze. Designers such as Just Cavalli and Marni showed amazing trims embellishments using sequins and palliates. Just as in London fringe is also popular in Milan fashion week.

Color ClashAquilano & Rimondi, Gucci

Floral PrintsAquilano & Rimondi, D&G, Alberta Ferretti

FringeGucci, Versace, Roberto Cavalli

Long and FlowyD&G, Maurizio Pecoraro, Alberta Ferretti

EmbellishedJust Cavalli, Marni, Iceberg, Gianfranco Ferre

 

Milan’s Menswear Spring ’09

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By Milton

Milan’s Menswear Spring 09 shows ended this week. 

Many top designers such as Gucci, Burberry and Calvin Klien displayed their collection for next spring.  Here are few a highlights from the shows.  Also, I’ll keep you posted on the show from Paris which started today.

Neil Barrett

 

Burberry Prorsum

 

 

Versace

 

 

Alessandro Dell’Acqua

 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo

 

Bottega Veneta