I love summer. The days are longer and with all that extra sunlight my artistic gene kicks in to high gear.
And it looks like So-En, Japan’s first fashion magazine (started in 1936,) also has the bug. The July Edition is aptly named, “DIY GIRL.” It is jam packed with tons of do it yourself inspiration and how-to examples.
One spread is dedicated to a bib-front, tuxedo style shirt. Looks a bit complicated, but love the sassy style. The model is wearing the blouse with a simple pair of shorts and a chunky pair of shoes which keep the look from being too serious.
If the blouse is too ambitious, check out the article, “Tokyo Reworkers.” I have been clipping articles like this from Japanese Magazines for years. One day I will have to pull the Lacoste remake from my archives – still my most favorite remake ever. But anyway, if you have intermediate crafting skills than this is the article for you. I am noodling over the jeweled collar. They are even showing up in U.S. magazines now, so I am long overdue to try one myself.
P.S. I have been saving up some of my own DIY projects. So look for the following to make an appearance here on L.S.E. in the coming days (*^^*)