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Do It Your Damn Self

There are obvious circumstances when the point of fashion is to obliterate a universal staple, such as a horrifically basic Hanes t-shirt, and then revel justly in the fact that you just kicked its sweet little ass into something you can no longer live without.

It’s not always about the neophyte. It’s about warping and renovating what you already own into something you’ve preserved with individuality… of course while swimming in your obscene moment of stylistic grandeur. On the sly, I’ve always had the do-it-yourself-bug (kudos to all the DIY bloggers), albeit rarely find the time for such intoxicating craft safaris. So on a whim, I decided to slash/slice/dice/and put through the shredder a completely powerless t-shirt just because I wanted to. Seriously, that’s reason enough for me.
But this DIY business…it’s like some craft recreational drug, and once you get started, you can’t stop the creativity! So there I am, standing in the kitchen with an exacto knife in one hand and an uber-sharp pair of scissors in the other, and whilst this celebratory craft-climax, the lacerated result looks as though Freddy Krueger had a field day. And I'm in-love with my (now) tank all over again!

Comments

Dana (MODAna) said…
I KNOW, it's unstoppable
I was up until 4 AM cutting and customizing and reusing scraps of these boots I altered the other night
I'll blog about it soon
I love the way the shirt came out, and the title of the post
Fashion Fille said…
this is extremely well written. Can we see a better view of the t, maybe a close up? looks great with the rest of your outfit.
WendyB said…
Shredded t-shirts are taking over the world!
Cass said…
gosh, your soo pretty.
love that top!
your such an inspiration.
<3

ps: you've been tagged in my blog!
sarah said…
your gorgeous and i love the tee.
Mel said…
omg this is fantastic, one of my fave looks from you! too pretty for words! not to mention, the writing is superb xx
Mimnor said…
Like thos outfit !!
hehehehe, dont worry about the picture, its good to cathc the idea, like you´ve written...

The mini.blazer is cool, I loving it!!
Stompface said…
Ohhh hooray for DIY.

that tank looks mad!!

There is something so satisifying about destroying clothes!
Its really wonderful.

I might just have to rip up one tomorrow. I don't have anything to wear tomorrow night after all.
Anonymous said…
That blazer is cut like Balmain... you should DIY-it, and I love your ankle boots.

The shirt stands aalone, of course it's insanely awesome!!!!!!!!!

You look sooooooo gorgeous, sexy and whoa the writing is superb, Bella!
DaisyChain said…
Wow, that is fantastic. I must give it a go sometime.
Couture Carrie said…
Fantastic! Totally inspiring! You look fantastic, Bella, and I am loving that banner photo too!

xoxox,
CC
Lily said…
So awesome, I love it. You look so gorgeous too!!
Nemerae said…
Hii
Thanks :)
Wow, a great idea, the tanktop looks very original and chic now ^^ indeed, I like a lot the whole outfit.
xx
LuVvy said…
Sweet...so how did you decide you wanted to do it? Just slice n dice here n there ort was there a preconceieved plan??

I was only armed with a pin and a light about three inches away from mine!

LOOOVE it!
The Seeker said…
I love your DIY!!!
You look stuning in the whole combo.
Also as always so well written and the post title is so cool.

xoxo
Krystal said…
as usual, you are stunning

Krystal
Zoë said…
i love the tank and the blazer together!
Anonymous said…
Freddy Krueger, that's hysterical, but I can totally picture it! Love the newly slashed tank and you do look incredible!

:)
Miss Karen said…
This is such an excellent idea! I get scissor happy quite frequently so I must learn to restrain myself or I could do more harm than good. You look so gorgeous here too!
Melissa said…
great writing and great d.i.y.! :)
Barb said…
So beautiful and I love what you wrote. The 'slashed' Hanes is awesome. Greay d.i.y! I'm not very good at crafts but I may try this one!!!
Wow! These DIY projects totally rock!

I love your DIYed shirt! I also have to mention, I love the cut-out details on your skirt as well!
Annie said…
Gorgeous!
Siska said…
i love your shoes!
muchlove said…
that t-shirt turned out really good! you look great.
heartofpearl♥ said…
your DIY really has inspired me to actually do some hands on stuffs! i have so many clothes i need to fix or touch up =D
Savvy Mode SG said…
how long did it take, interesting concept... : )
stilettostetico said…
Eeeeeeuuuuhh (very shy) . . . So there would be a "psychopath" who would slumber in any "fashionista" ??????!!!! Just like a cutting quest of stylish individuality . . .

A Bientôt, Antoine
Draz said…
I would have offered her the use of my shotgun but, I am afraid she would have told me to stick it someplace I don't fancy so... do it your damn self!
Susanna-Cole said…
Like what you did to your shirt, looks really cool! :)

xoxo,
S-C
lauren said…
The DIY is fantastic, but I also really love that clutch!
Thea said…
you look pretty!
Anonymous said…
What a great idea! I also love the ankle boots and it goes without saying that you look stunning!
Juaи + said…
That t-shirt is just beatyful!


And yay for DIY!
Eelie said…
SECOND POST!!!

Thankyou for your well wishes. I honestly TOTALLY needed that! Compare to a fledgling wee Becket and thats not even scrape the base of how i felt. Add a ginormous carnivorous Shrek and a mean-spirited 'Gingy' THEN you'll have it. NIGHTMARE!!! and not cool :(

Hope you are having a fantastic start to the weekend! Keep safe m'dear :)
Siri said…
I love your style ! :)
Thanks, doll. Looking cute as always. I love your style, you know that. :) Still honing in on a spot to take photos, some inside worked out. I also have my eye on a spot outside where I can prop the tripod... so, we'll see. Thanks for the comments. :)

xo/ fashion chalet
Rachel W. said…
You have such amazing fashion sense and are soooo pretty. Your shirt looks awesome, and I love your blog!
jaleh said…
i love the shirt. this morning i actually started destroying one of my shirts in a similar way (diagonal like that). great minds ;)
STEFANIE said…
Wow I love how yours turned out!!!
mindy said…
YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB!
marygribouille said…
waouhhhhhhhh superbe blog belles photos et super choix de fringue !!!
shredded shirts are awesome. i wish i could wear them but work does not allow! :(

anyway, couldn't help but notice your awesome bracelet <3

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