It was only last ss2011 that the Jil Sander’s market bag was all the craze (good and bad) and now for their SS 2012 collection Jil Sander has done it again (via Stephen Jones), This time with a beanie. When I first saw the beanie worn by Bryanboy and Anna dello Russo I was angry that people would pay so much money for a beanie with a piece of net on it but then again I am conflicted. I love the simple modernist design brought about by Raf Simmons and I really do consider it art (in a sort of DIY ready-made way) however since the piece is not singular I don’t know if a mass produced item that could be more cheaply made is worth $450+-. I know this is on the verge of becoming ‘what is fashion?’ babble so I will compromise by making my own in hommage to Jil Sander for just under £5. Here are the steps:
oversized beanie in whatever color you want ( I got mine for £2 on ebay)
net or veiling for millinery in same color as beanie ( I bought a meter for £2 on ebay)
a needle and thread (in the same color as beanie)
1.) Start by grabbing the end of the net and placing it on the back of your head.
2.) Wrap the net around your face so that you meet the back of the net. Keep Hold of this spot because this is where you will cut.
3.)Cut length wise
4.) Wrap the cut net around your head and find the center top of your head like below. This will be where you cut horizontally.
5.)Cut of the horizontal part of the net that you just measured.
6.)Put on the beanie to the place where you want to wear it. 7.)Wrap the cut net around your beanie and adjust it how you like it. It should be just below the bottom lip line and loose around this area.
8.) Sew the back area in the middle with just one stich.
9.)Since the thread of the net is very thin you will sew around it like below.
10.)Put the beanie on and touch the center of your head this is what you will sew down.
11.)Put the beanie (now sewed on front and back) and hold down the left and right hand top sides that need to be sewed and do this.
12.) Et voila you are done!! Now you can parade around like me (very man repeller)! What do you think about the beanie in general (Mine or JIl Sander’s)? Would you wear it? Would you pay the price?
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I love this hair chain idea by the Beauty Department it kind of reminds me of the head chains from the 1920s that they used to drape across their foreheads. I’m sure you could also drape this chain across your forehead as well. This is probably a more advanced DIY.
thin gold wire
strands of necklace chain
a brass loop
a small hair comb + a bobby pin that matches your hair color. (FYI, all of the metal used here can be found at a bead store if you don’t have a necklace to take apart at home!)
Go to there website for full Instructions!
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
How cool are these DNA based friendship necklaces? Molecularmuse designs these necklaces and sells them on etsy.
‘Genes are written in DNA and RNA molecules using a code of chemical units called bases. These bases form pairs, which is critical to their function. In DNA, A (adenine) pairs with T (thymine) and G (guanine) pairs with C (cytosine). In RNA, G pairs with C and A pairs with U (uracil).’
I’m not a science or math person and never really have been but I really want one of these because it’s a nice change from your typical broken-heart friendship necklaces. I feel like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory would totally wear this….They run for $90 and are sterling silver. Must. save. up! (no this is not an advertisement! but how am I at selling?)