Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tempting Thursday-DIY Your very own Burberry trench


When I saw this I SQUEEEEd myself hoarse. This year’s Burberry trench has been on my wish list ever since Christopher Bailey first walked his design down the runway. The trench has always been a classic must have but Bailey’s biker chic embellishments elevates the piece to almost iconic standards.BONDED NAPPA STUDDED BIKER TRENCH COAT
The Bonded Nappa Biker Studded Trench ($7995) is my personal fav but at 8 grand…I don’t see it gracing my closet anytime soon. This year proves to be no difference. Thank goodness for Erica Domesek from P.S. I Made This. She along with WHOWHATWEAR shows how to make our very own Burberry Prorsum's studded trench at quite a discount.

INGREDIENTS:
-HM Trench Coat ($60)
-Approximately 400 chopsticks or candy apple sticks
-Handsaw
-Gold spray paint
-Chalk
-Glue Gun
DIRECTIONS
Before you begin: if you're particularly good with a handsaw or know someone with a power table saw, proceed with Step 1. For those of you who don't have those tools handy, you can make an alternative version of this trench by purchasing and using gold studs instead. If you choose to do the latter, please refer to the second set of instructions
1. Cut down chopsticks or candy apple sticks to about an inch with a handsaw or ask someone with a power table saw to cut down for you. You should end up with 164 pointy ends for each sleeve.
2. Once you finished cutting the sticks, it's time to paint them! Make sure you're in a well-ventilated area and are working on a flat surface. We suggest protecting your workspace with old magazines or newspaper.
3. Apply a layer of gold spray paint to the pointy tips. Leave them on your workspace for approximately 15 minutes or until dry. Flip them over and spray the other side.
4. Before you apply the spikes to the jacket, use white chalk to outline a rectangle on each arm, starting at the shoulder and ending at the elbow. You want it to be large enough to fit approximately 24 rows and five columns, but this will vary depending on the size of your jacket and how many spikes you want on it.
5. Space the gold spikes evenly in each row and use dabs of hot glue or super glue to secure each spike onto the jacket.
6. Wait approximately 10 minutes or until the glue is completely dry before wearing the trench.
If you choose to use studs:
INGREDIENTS
- H&M Trench Coat ($60)
- 17 bags of Tree Spikes ($13/bag of 20) in Gold
-Leather hole punch or X-Acto knife
-Chalk
DIRECTIONS
1.Before you apply the studs to the jacket, use white chalk to outline a rectangle on each arm, starting at the shoulder and ending at the elbow. You want it to be large enough to fit approximately 24 rows and five columns, but this will vary depending on the size of your jacket and how many studs you want on it.
2. Create small holes using a leather hole punch or X-Acto knife where you would like each stud to go.
3. Press the post of the stud through the small hole and screw the back onto the post.

DIY instructions courtesy of WHOWHATWEAR & PS I Made This
Runway image courtesy of Burberry

2 comments:

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Fash Boulevard said...

Hi. I'm a stylist in LA and I'm totally obsessed with your blog. I'd love if you visited my new blog for multiple posts a day on all things fashion. I just moved to California after graduating back in south with a degree in visual merchandiser. In attempt to get my heel in the door, I've launched a site all about celebrity fashion and the trends that create it. Check out what Vanessa H was wearing when I ran into her last week and find out what her go-to fash item is. I'd love the support. I'm following you, I hope you'll do the same. Thanks so much.

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

And don't forget to follow on Twitter for all the latest celebrity fashion news, from an LA stylist.

http://twitter.com/FashBoulevard