4 Ways to Embellish Summer Shorts: Ripped and Chained

Does your summer need a little more edge? Take your ripped denim shorts up another notch with chain! In this DIY we've take a regular pair of ripped denim shorts, and added a metallic element with various chains. These are the perfect shorts to wear if you're feeling a little more dark and daring! What … Continue reading 4 Ways to Embellish Summer Shorts: Ripped and Chained

The Adventures of the M&J Intern: Interview with Allie

M&J’s creative department is where all the fun happens! The creative team helps to run the M&J website, blog, social media channels, visual displays, and Project DIY! I got to sit with one of the essential members of the M&J creative team, Allie Scalici, to learn more about her role in the creative department. Cookie: … Continue reading The Adventures of the M&J Intern: Interview with Allie

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. … Continue reading DIY Street Style Inspiration

Editorial Prints Featuring Chains

Chains can be used in many forms especially in editorial prints. Chains can be considered glamorous, punk, gangster, or even precious based on how they are styled. Each of the following editorials have used chains in a series of ways yet one thing remain the same they are all created from similar metals. Similar to … Continue reading Editorial Prints Featuring Chains

Chunky Chains on Celebrities

Celebrities are often the first people to replicate runway trends. Chunky chains have been all over the place and we're certainly loving the look. These chains can be styled in many ways depending on how you style them. We love looking at celebs for even more inspiration. People love to hate her, but Kim Kardashian can … Continue reading Chunky Chains on Celebrities

Top 3 Ribbon DIY Bracelets

Ribbons can be used for many purposes. Due to the many types of ribbons there are many ways they can be used. We've dedicated this post to some of our favorite ribbon bracelet tutorials. Inspiration & Realisation uses silk ribbon and charms to create a wrapped charm bracelet. This bracelet is perfect for those summer … Continue reading Top 3 Ribbon DIY Bracelets

Chain Headband DIY

We combined two of our favorite things (our neon ribbon and our over sized acrylic chain) to create an amazing headpiece that will get you noticed. Our 4 Ways Music Festivals DIY Feature wouldn't be complete without an ode to the 70's. SUPPLIES: 3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain in Neon Green 1 ¼” Large Acrylic Chain in Rust … Continue reading Chain Headband DIY

Chains on the Runway

Many runway shows are very intimidating. There's a fierce model walking down with a well calculated soundtrack matching each step. We often overlook the details of each piece. While examining some of the recent runway looks, we came across M&J-like trims that resemble the most coveted pieces. Nina Ricci 20MM Braid With Chain Velvet Ribbon Ralph … Continue reading Chains on the Runway

Lanvin Inspired Varsity DIY Necklace

Even though we're loving varsity embellishments on sweaters, jackets, beanies and scarves we opted to go in a different direction. Inspired by Lanvin's Fall 2013 collection, we created this Varsity Letter necklace. Enjoy the diy and check out MJTrim.com for supplies  INSPIRED BY: Lanvin's Fall 2013 Collection SUPPLIES: 2” Sequin Letters Heat Seal Letters Silver/Grey/White 3 … Continue reading Lanvin Inspired Varsity DIY Necklace

Evening Wear DIY

Lace Belt D.I.Y With Paris Fashion Week rounding up, we are beyond obsessed with anything and everything black and white. The major trend highlighted at every show inspired us to create this lace belt. This Chanel inspired D.I.Y will spruce up a plain white tee or a fab gown ready to be taken out on the … Continue reading Evening Wear DIY