The ripped torn distressed denim trend that I talked about in this blog post is one that I thought I would try out a wee DIY.
I had a great pair of beloved Lee jeans bought Post Baby #1 (so 4 yrs ago) that don’t fit the way they used to – but kind of have a nice boyfriend fit. However after a wee mishap with unwashable paint & 2 kiddiwinks and were relegated to the gardening pile.
No amount of soaking, Sard or Napisan has changed.
But with a bit of strategic razoring, sandpapering & ripping & a couple of washes later – Bingo…
Love sustainable style.
I do talk to clients about how they can rework, refashion and relove clothes in their wardrobe.
Then number 2 I had a great Vintage Levi’s denim jacket that I NEVER wear.
But after a bit of strategic DIY distressing I am loving and wearing heaps.
Love the peek-a-boo elbow – not an original idea I know but hey… I was inspired.
Anyway – as an afterthought the other day when we were trying to squeeze a few outfit shoots in between drop-offs, clients & pick-ups -
I ended up in double distressed denim added a bit of sparkle and decided to go with it.
Bit of a hoot.
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Here’s what I wore
Vintage DIY Distressed Levi’s Denim Jacket – buy one ready distressed here
Lee DIY ripped torn denims – buy ones ready torn here and here and here
Pink Suede and Glitter Booties – read about them here
Glitter iPad Case – used as clutch - Typo
Sunglasses - Karen Walker – buy here/
Jewellry – rings all heirloom Earrings - Kmart silver hoops
Circular necklace - Colette
Diamante necklace – Diva
Only make-up is lipstick – Rimmel Kate Moss 20
Thanks to the lovely folks & customers at Mt Crosby Post Office.
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Ruby is a 23 yr old up and coming model & photographer from Brisbane.
What interests you about fashion & style?
That it is the most loudest way of self expression next to speaking. Followed by the continual opportunity to be creative.
How would you describe your personal style?
Definitely less is more. A lot of black. Comfortable and where possible relaxed in style. A little bit edgier by day and understated elegance by night.
Photographer you admire ? – Russell James for his ability to capture personality in exceptionally beautiful people.
Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant & Style Strategist, based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.
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