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It’s been a while…
Here’s quick, messy, sketch with partial rendering.
(dress: Forever21, slip dress: vintage)
I’m back in Virginia spending some time with my family before making my official move to New York. I have been in for the most part, which explains my lack of posts, I know it’s been a while. I should be getting back to blogging on a regular soon!
One of the perks of being out in the country are the long drives through the fields of nothingness. I made a random left into a cornfield and seized the idea of a photo op. This dress I got from Forever21 was the lightest thing I could find, enough for the humidity and scorching heat, the closest thing to walking around in the nude.
On the way to Griffith Park Observatory one minute and road kill the next. Decided optimism was a good route for a photo op when Sophie and I came across this tunnel at the observatory. Surprisingly the tunnel was a bit busy that day and got just about every car honking at us..Oops!
These pants from Minusey look guiltily too similar to Isabel Marant’s Navajo Jeans in white don’t they? I guess this is a fair substitution given the fact that I missed out on the once-in-a-life-time sale for the original ones. I wanted a clean look, paired it with a basic white shirt and black pumps, not that the white on white pairing is so original but of course timeless.
Ever since Acne’s Fever Trash Jacket was sold out worldwide, I’ve been on a hunt for the perfect distressed denim jacket. I haven’t had any luck with such a jacket that would personally be ideal for me. I don’t know why the random timing but earlier this week I rummaged through my closet to find my vintage Levi’s vest that had been untouched and collecting dust over some time. Of course I’m thinking DIY for sure. So here it is, my version of the perfectly distressed denim vest/jacket.
I didn’t use proper researching tools to come up with this trio: rubber gloves, sandpaper with coarseness of 60, and metal wired brush (this is optional). The gloves are for the obvious purpose to protect the skin, sand paper to breakdown the fabric, and the brush is to make a fringe like effect. All which I purchased from the nearest Home Depot.
The first thing I did was analyze and looked over the entire jacket to see which areas I wanted distressed and contemplated on the size of each area. After my mental note, I began to sand the denim down with medium strength. I didn’t want to sand the fabric too hard because I wanted the white threads to stay in tacked.
I wanted to make the focus on the back so I decided to add smaller distressed areas to balance out the overall look of the vest.
I wanted the hem of the vest to have a fringe effect so I cut the edge of the jacket to allow the hem to fray. I sanded the hem down until the white threads were visible. After, I took the brush and combed the hem with a downward motion allowing the fringe effect take into play.
Here is the final look!
The entire process, unexpectedly, took the whole day. So I highly recommend putting on a movie while doing this; John Carter was an interesting sci-fi movie.