It’s all on the head: The Boater

Posted by on 2 avril 2014 in Spotted! | No Comments

Boater_hat_boatpeoplevintage6 Seen on Céline runways last fall, the boater or straw hat is our new favorite classic summer hat! Perfect for the beach or for a lovely boyfriend look.

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DIY Building Block Inspired Bucket Bag

Posted by on 30 mars 2014 in DIY - Do It Yourself! | One Comment

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 1.27.48 PM We are loving what the Wu sisters have been creating at Building Block.  And because I am a big fan of industrial supplies myself, I thought it might be fun to recreate one of their leather bucket bag of my own. I only hope I can one day own one of their amazing bags—for now I am enjoying my DIY version! It took some time to find the right supplies, but patience really does pay off.

Materials:

Tools

  • miter saw (or have Home Depot/Lowes make the cut  for you)
  • power drill & 3/8 drill bit
  • course sanding block (80 grit or lower)
  • sewing machine
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • binder clips
  • chalk
  • (2) cans (or anything to use  as weights)
  • ruler (optional)

Dimensions

Bag

building block purse pattern

 

Wood block

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bucket bag

bucket bag front copy

And for those who would don’t have access to power tools, simply thread the latex tubing through a large binder clip to close the bag. Easy peasy.

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