I have been planning this DIY for some time and then saw that PS. I Made This had done one similar but had used a totally different technique. It’s always good to have different ways of doing things anyway. Here is a look at the Shourouk cap on the market at the moment:

This is my version shot by Courtney Holloway at Many 6160:

The shoot we did was just magical at one of my favourite retail spaces ever (and that’s saying a lot seeing as I have lived in shopping capitals like Singapore and Dubai), Many 6160. The old Myer building in Fremantle has been converted and now houses a mixed retail space on the ground floor with everything from affordable vintage like The Gossamer Project (where I got the amazing lookalike plaid Stella McCartney coat you may have spotted on my Instagram) to handmade hats like Kate and Abel and even spaces for Studio Bomba to run their Skillsmithery workshop series where I will also soon be teaching a DIY Jewellery class. More on that to come.

I am wearing grey coat by LaLecca in Nedlands, top by Country Road, necklace by J.Crew, skirt by Bysi Singapore, shoes from Forever 21 in Dubai and holding a green bag from Rummage located in Many 6160.

It was so much fun to shoot and make. Super easy and I even upcycled the last piece of that broken necklace that I used for this brooch and woven necklace. Cool and good for the environment, me likey!

For this project you will need: gem stones (mine are thanks to Wander and Hunt), a blank cap and pliers (mine are from Spotlight). You will need a glue gun or UHU contact glue.

I began by using the pliers to remove the edges from the necklace piece that were still hanging on.

Lay out your design on the table.

Glue the central piece in first so you can centre the design and place your gems symmetrically from there.

Once the full design is done remove the excess glue and strings.

Leave to dry over night and your piece is ready to wear!

Thanks to Courtney Holloway Photography for the images and Many 6160 for letting us shoot there. They are open Friday to Sunday 10am to 5pm and are a must visit!

It’s that perfect temperature in Perth now. Spring is upon us and the sun is shining but one can still enjoy layering up great outfits without the shivering.

Monday: Vintage dress from Toronto (DIY’d here), wool fur stole from Bluebird Vintage in Wembley, Perth.

Tuesday: Shoes by Seed Australia, jeans from Saba Australia, top from Country Road and vintage fur stole from a vintage shop in Donny Brook.

Wednesday: Dress by Paul and Joe.

Thursday: Coat/dress from Forever New, leggings from Stradivarius and shoes from Topshop.

Friday: Jacket by Steph Audino, jeans by Nobody Australia, DIY fur clutch, t-shirt from COS and necklace from LIVE.

 

I recently saw the film Lucy and at the premiere saw the trailer for an intriguing film called Boyhood. Filmed over short periods from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood is a groundbreaking cinematic experience covering 12 years in the life of a family. At the centre of the plot is Mason, who with his sister Samantha, is taken on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years, from childhood to adulthood.

 

 

I have 2 sneak peek preview passes up for grabs for loyal DIYnamic Style fans which are valid for the weekends of  August 22 and 29,  as well as the season of the film commencing September 3rd.

Boyhood is in cinemas nationally from September 4th with weekend and advance screenings from August 22nd at Luna Leederville, Luna on SX, Hoyts Carousel and Event Innaloo. I

For more on the film check out www.boyhoodmovie.com.au.

To win 2 tickets to advanced screenings of the film you must be from Perth, Western Australia.

You must follow this blog at the below links on:

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3) Official Public Facebook

When you have done the above please write your name and email in the comments section below so we can contact you with your electronic tickets!

Prize will be drawn on Friday August 15th. Good Luck!

 

When I saw the look book from Michael Kors’ pre-fall campaign I fell in love with what looked like an organza bow. To me it was a new take on 20212′s man-style dressing and made any white short look so high fashion. Case in point: When Chinese model Ming Xi donned the bow tie at an event. This look is how I will be wearing the bow tie now that Summer is coming:

So here’s my super-simple DIY version using supplies from my friends from Spotlight Australia (details of my collaboration with them to come).

I styled the look with MAC Lady Danger red lips, my perspex bag from Haji Lane in Singapore, shirt is from COS and the pants are by WA designer and close friend Steph Audino. Sunglasses are Quay Eyewear from What Women Want in Singapore.

Here’s how you can make this floppy bow tie in 45 minutes at home:

For this, you will need some organza-type fabric which is sheer black (make sure whatever gauzy fabric you choose you can fray it), brooch pin backs, fabric scissors, black needle and thread.

First I folded the fabric to get a piece about 20cm in width that was double layered.

Cut this piece out. Using an iron, iron the piece of fabric into a cupboard fold so the 2 raw edges of fabric meet at the back.

Fold the 2 ends together and pin in place, raw sides facing in:

Squeeze together the place where the pins are and stitch together:

From here, fold and cut a second piece for the bottom of the tie, also double-sided and 20cm in width:

From here  place the centre of this second strip to meet the centre of the bow you’ve already tacked and stitch together:

Cut a thin strip of fabric 9cm in width and iron this over itself a few times until you have a sturdy band 3cm in width. Use this over the centre of the bow for finishing:

Sew on  your brooch pin:

I then removed some threads from each end of the bow to give a more “raw” look:

Amazing pictures for this post by Cody Roberts of Curbside Collection. You can follow him on Instagram here and book him for shoots here.

 

 

The weather is warming up which means a lot more “winterizing” of Summer dresses for me. Black opaque tights and boots all the way is an amazing way to make the most of those long forgotten vintage dresses. I’ve also been pulling older and older clothes out of my closet “archive” and making sure I use them:

Monday: Jeans by GAP, T-shirt from Cotton On, jacket from Subiaco Good Sammy, necklace from H&M and watch by Marc Jacobs.

Tuesday: Top from What Women Want in Singapore, jeans from the Saba discount outlet in Subiaco, shoes from Topshop and earrings from O Concept in Dubai.

Wednesday: Jeans from Yoga Canada, boots from H&M,  top by Stradivarius, necklace from Forever 21 and jacket from Lalecca in Nedlands.

Thursday: Necklace from BYSI in Singapore, shoes from Topshop, jeans from French Connection and DIY’d here, top from Rockmans and  blazer from H&M.

Friday was a bit rough for me so I didn’t make a post for that day. Some huge announcements are coming up and working very hard towards things.

Do follow me on Instagram @simoneheng for the outfit post details immediately.

 

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