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.

Gucci Bamboo Handbag Campaign

Lara Stone for Vogue 2009

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.

Film Noir Shoot

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.

Annie Leibovitz for Vanity FairAnnie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair

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

DIY Inspiration: Sold on Spikes

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On Tuesday we’re creating a DIY that’s a little bit dark and daring, and it uses one of our FAVORITE DIY materials: spikes! We love the look of spiked and studded clothing because it adds a little bit of edge to an otherwise demure outfit. Here are some of out favorite DIYs using spikes and studs!

Spiked T-shirt Rainbow Bracelet

The use of a colorful t-shirt for the bracelet base makes this piece look fun and funky! We also really like that leather band bracelet. That could be another awesome DIY!

Winter Vest Upgrade with Spikes and Studs

Guys love spikes too! A month ago we upgraded a winter vest using spikes and studs from the store. Be sure to check it out if you want to add some hardware to your wardrobe.

Studded Pastel Vans

Honestly WTF embraced their rebellious side, and turned these precious pastel Vans into some studly shoes! It’s amazing how studs can make something so innocent look totally killer.

Spiked Camo Headband

Just because you’re wearing camo doesn’t mean you’ll be blending in! Check out our Camo Print Spike Headband DIY to make this look!

P.S. I Made This Spiked Trench

Not all spikes are made equal. The “spikes” used in this P.S. I Made This DIY are more like stakes that have been painted gold. They’re the perfect addition to take your trench from tired to bold!

Have you created crafts with spikes before? If you found it difficult to pierce the fabric with conventional scissors, we suggest using a leather hole punch! We would love to see YOUR spiked DIYs. Show us whatcha got!