Inspiration: Under the Sea

The ocean is home to some of the strangest and most inspiring creatures, colors and things on earth. Why do you think we all tune in to watch Shark Week year after year? There are so many wonderful things in the water to inspire us, and here are some of the products of that inspiration! … Continue reading Inspiration: Under the Sea

Trimmer Tales: Carlos

Aside from our long history as a New York City specialty store and our massive selection of trims, there is something that we at M&J Trimming are proud to be known for: exceptional customer service. In honor of our amazing employees, we would like to introduce a new series of blog posts called Trimmer Tales, … Continue reading Trimmer Tales: Carlos

Best Dressed: Super Hero Costume Round Up

The wait is finally over. New York Comic Con is here! That's right ladies and gentlemen. It's time for pop culture costumes to make their way onto the streets of NYC! Out of every genre covered at the convention, we love the superhero look. Here are some of the most stylish crime-fighting costumes we've seen! … Continue reading Best Dressed: Super Hero Costume Round Up

Top 5: Gatsby-Inspired DIYs

Even though it's been months since Baz Luhrman's adaptation of The Great Gatsby came out, we can't stop obsessing over the fashions and accessories of the Roaring 20's. Here are a few DIYs that will be perfect for your next flapper costume, but we love them so much that we might just wear them to … Continue reading Top 5: Gatsby-Inspired DIYs

Inspiration: The Great Gatsby

When we think of The Great Gatsby, we imagine the decadence and splendor of Jay Gatsby's parties. If you're in the business of trim and embellishments, you probably love tiny details. And if you haven't been able to tell, we really, REALLY do.  Especially ones that sparkle! Here are some images that got us completely … Continue reading Inspiration: The Great Gatsby

Halloween Home Decor DIY Round Up

Halloween is one of our favorite times to craft. Not only do we love creating costumes, we also ADORE making home decor. Halloween gives us the opportunity to get super creepy with our style, and dust and cobwebs finally have their moment to shine in our homes! Right? Maybe that's just us. Here are a … Continue reading Halloween Home Decor DIY Round Up

We’ve Been Featured in Teen Vogue

The October 2013 Issue of Teen Vogue is also known as The Young Hollywood Issue. This issue highlights all of the up and coming stars alongside their accomplishments.  It feels great to be featured in such a powerful issue, especially with one of our most universal trims: satin ribbon. You can find our satin ribbon … Continue reading We’ve Been Featured in Teen Vogue

Double Chain Pendant Necklace DIY

This Italian Pendant gives off a rich sophistication. We love how the natural essence of the stone works well with the antique chain. We felt that doubling the chain adding a very modern polish to the otherwise simple DIY. SUPPLIES: 2 ½” Acrylic Pendant 6MM Metal Link Chain 7.5MM Jumprings-Gold Closure Pliers STEPS Cut your … Continue reading Double Chain Pendant Necklace DIY

Designer Spotlight: Michelle Levy

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Michelle Levy, Lead Designer Project DIY We caught up with Project DIY’s lead designer, Michelle Levy, to find out about her favorite trims at M&J this season. In addition to her trimming faves, she gave us great tips on personal style and DIYs we should try.  Does your personal style influence your jewelry aesthetic? (As … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Michelle Levy

Four Ways: Chainette Fringe Sweater DIY

Staying warm and chic during fashion week has never looked better. Our latest 4 Ways to Embellish feature will show off the best ways to impress everyone with your little black sweater. Bring out your inner diva by adding a bold fringe to your shoulder sleeves. This simple transformations will have every style photographer looking your … Continue reading Four Ways: Chainette Fringe Sweater DIY