Tuesday, July 14, 2009

freedom flowers

OK, so by a show of hands, who saw the above picture posted the other day, taken by none other than the fashion Midas touch himself, The Sartorialist, and swooned a little bit on the inside? 

Go ahead, raise 'em high where I can see them. Her hat, the red lipstick and of course, those goddamn FLOWERS. Utter. Greatness. And this Parisian chick knows it, too. 

That's when I figured, why let the Parisians have all the fun? They already get the to-die-for accent and near perfect bone structure. See where I'm going with this? Of course you do.

Yours truly, moi, jumped in the car last night, raided Wal-Mart's decorative flower section, chopped up some felt and burnt myself too many times with a glue gun while my boyfriend serenaded me on the ukulele and produced this little number:
 

But did I stop there? Nah, of course not. Naturally, I had to one up the above-referenced Parisian chick so I threw on some pearls and a simple gold chain as some, fou fou (emphasis added for French accent). 

Total damage: $12 and some blisters from the glue gun, but worth it.

Moral of the story: Life's too short (to envy those on The Sartorialist) so bring the flowers to you! Oui?

25 comments:

  1. Haha you're so cute! Love le fleurs:)

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  2. *hand goes up* I was one of your fellow swooners when I seen this pic on the sartorialist. Absolutely gorgeous, and I love that you recreated it, makes me wanna get handy with the glue gun!!

    nicola xx

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  3. Hi dear, I live near Torino, and I frequent the university in Torino! I would like to help you...you also ask, unfortunately my English isn't good! Make me know, kiss!

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  4. oh god!!!!i want one too!!!ill make one as soon as ill go home

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  5. This is beautiful, maybe even more stunning than the one in the Sartorialist! And it looks gorgeous paired with that gray tee!!

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  6. Such a great DIY project! Cute!

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  7. That is adorable! Great idea!!!

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  8. AWESOME! I Love it!!! Feeling inspired.....

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  9. Ah! You are good with a glue gun!:):)

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  10. haha yeah ive stopped looking at the sartorialist on a daily basis . envy was consuming me . oh and .... about DIY .. you just have to have the balls to do it . ..serioislly i am not too good at all , i know how to stitch and sew but on a very amateur way .. i learned when i was like 11.

    be sure to try it out on things you dont mind throwing away if you mess up .that my number one rule .

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  11. i love those necklace!! veryyyyy pretty!

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  12. Whoa!!! Awesome!!! Would you be horrified if I copied that?!? But I highly doubt it would look as amazing as yours... I am not so good with DIYs! But this looks so cool I just have to try it.... BTW..I added you on my blogroll. Your style is too good not to be shown to everyone!


    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  13. yesss! you did such a great job! i love it

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  14. Ohhh... amazing necklaces. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I adore yours! I added myself to your followers - loved to have you as one :)

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  15. i know i saw this necklace and died!!! i love love love yours! it looks beautiful

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  16. Those are stunning! (: I love your rendition; the little pearls & details are gorgeous. I must make my own now!

    bisous,
    La C.

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  18. My dear you are amazing! I'm making a flower necklace tomorrow, no joke!!

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  19. Wow! this is amazing. love your blog!

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  20. Oh, golly. I am still swooning. Must get crafty soon!

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  21. Haha thats genius
    Seriouslyy looks stunninggg
    Greatt DIY

    I love your blog
    Am actually addicted
    It's great :)

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  22. So great! =D I'm totally inspired.

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  23. Wow, I love it!

    Krystal, is there any way I could pay you to make me one of these? I have not artistic talent, but I l-o-v-e this necklace! Pretty please?

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