I saw this bag on the tube after having read an article with the title “Why Clothing is not Superficial” (Daniel Miller)*. The article basically says that the way we dress ourselves on the outside should say more about who we truly are than the way we wake up naturally. He puts up a case for why clothing should not be superficial just as it isn’t in other cultures, because it speaks loads about the type of person we are or want to present ourselves to be as opposed to the “inner” self which is supposed to lie “inside” ourselves. Read this article if you want to know more or email me and I will sum it up.
The point is that after reading that article, I saw this girl on the tube with this bag full of pins and patches stating political, social, and comedic beliefs and I thought this was a quite literal way to show who you are. I remember when I was in highschool and everyone used to pin and patch their backpack with whatever bands or funny slogans were cool at the time. I liked this girl’s bag on two levels:
1) I think we should bring back pins and patches with statements and decorate the designer bags with it because it looks cool.
2) Stating your opinions on your bag, backpack, or bumper is an easy way of being political and/or having your opinion heard.
So what do you think? Should we start the trend?
*Miller, Daniel, ‘Why Clothing Is Not Superficial,’ in Stuff (Cambridge: Polity, 2010), pp. 12-41
Okay I know I just posted about using a cameo the other day but I was looking at Louise’s blog and saw this outfit she posted and I love how she made this cameo necklace. Just grab a piece of lace or crochet that has a nice collar shape and then use a cameo to clip it together.
Ever since I saw this girl wearing the “je t’aime” coin ring by Mars + Valentine, I was determined to make something similar and also because I always pick up random coins or pieces that I think would make for good rings! Anyway this might be the simplest DIY ever. Also if you go to different countries you can take their coins and bring them back to where you are and they wont realize right away that its a coin! The best thing is that once you have the ring blanks and the glue, you can make as many rings as you want!
a coin or piece that you want to stick on a ring
Metal glue or Super Glue
ring blanks (you can find these on ebay or michaels for super cheap)
These are the random things I picked up that I thought would look cool on rings! Discontinued coins are also great!
I got two different ring blanks just to have band sizes to choose from 1) Take a few drops of glue and put it on the center of the coin.2) Make sure you center the ring blank on the coin3) Let dry for 20 minutes! And you’re done!!
Take a look at all the ones I made: * they are available at our etsy store for £5!!! click here to see!
I love bow ties! I think they make any white shirt more quirky and/or fashionable. I love them even more when they are velvet because I love velvet of course. Anyway Honestly wtf has made asimple tutorial.
a piece of vela 1″ pin back
click here to see the tutorial