Thursday, 17 November 2011

Cool collars

Adrogynous tomboy chic is big news this season with women's tailoring taking inspiration from the men. I love this look and was really excited to see Kelly Rowland rocking it on last Saturday's X Factor.

Kelly is wearing a Stella McCartney trouser suit, Anne Fontaine shirt, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery
One of the reasons why I love this look so much is because it reminds me of Karl Lagerfeld's iconic signature style:

Chanel S/S 2009

Inspired by Karl and Kelly I decided to play around with the collars/styling of a couple of my white shirts - afterall contasting collars are a big trend this season. They're actually men's shirts so they're perfect for this project. It's also a great way for me to update my workwear wardrobe.

Here's what the shirt(s) looked like before:


And, here's what they look like after:

I attached stud earrings to the collar


I added a grosgrain bow

With a brooch

With a crucifix pendant

I added scalloped edge corded lace, with crystal stud earrings and a faux pearl bracelet

I scalloped the edges using embroidery scissors and I love the rawness of the edge it gives it a vintage character

The inside of the collar could have been neater but nobody's gonna see that when I'm wearing it

8 comments:

  1. love this.....running off to get mine done..

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  2. I am loving the last lace collar where can I get it from?

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  3. It's the same shirt, I just covered the collar with lace and added stud earrings to the corners. I also covered the top button with a little black ribbon and voila.

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  4. these are very nice! can't wait to try out at least one or two ideas :)

    www.stylishbanter.blogspot.com

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