June 24, 2013
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This spring, The Costume Institute’s Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition and The Met Gala put a spotlight on fashion’s love for daring, in-your-face duds, and celebrated the influence music has had on style across the decades. Saint Laurent’s Fall 2013 collection played along with the theme, with models rocking looks that flawlessly fused elements of grunge and chic. We got together with Who What Wear to rock out a DIY edition of their embellished belt…it’s a greatest hits of chains, studs, bits n’ bobs that will crank up the volume on any straight and narrow look! 

 
To create: Cut grosgrain ribbon to approximately 3X your waist size with scissors. Lay the ribbon flat and begin to drizzle fine chain in an up-and-downward motion starting approximately 15” in; allow embellishment to span half your waist size. Dab hot glue horizontally along the top of the ribbon to secure the chain. Encrust the belt by gluing on layers of buttons, pearls and metal findings. Remove excess glue strings. Add studs for a finishing touch… P.S.- these are great for covering up globs of glue!



 
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Curated by The Jane Doze
    This spring, The Costume Institute’s Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition and The Met Gala put a spotlight on fashion’s love for daring, in-your-face duds, and celebrated the influence music has had on style across the decades. Saint Laurent’s Fall 2013 collection played along with the theme, with models rocking looks that flawlessly fused elements of grunge and chic. We got together with Who What Wear to rock out a DIY edition of their embellished belt…it’s a greatest hits of chains, studs, bits n’ bobs that will crank up the volume on any straight and narrow look! 
     
    To create: Cut grosgrain ribbon to approximately 3X your waist size with scissors. Lay the ribbon flat and begin to drizzle fine chain in an up-and-downward motion starting approximately 15” in; allow embellishment to span half your waist size. Dab hot glue horizontally along the top of the ribbon to secure the chain. Encrust the belt by gluing on layers of buttonspearls and metal findings. Remove excess glue strings. Add studs for a finishing touch… P.S.- these are great for covering up globs of glue!
     
    Get down with DIY and a dope playlist
    Curated by The Jane Doze
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