Thursday, November 18, 2010

Burnt Sienna

"Fighting evil by moonlight
Winning love by daylight
Never running from a real fight
She is the one named Sailor Moon
She will...never turn her back on a friend
She is... always there to defend
She is...the one on whom we can depend
She is the one named Sailor...."

- Sailor Moon theme song

This is a DIY postest with the mostest. Souly and fully regarding 'costumes'.
You may remember this little number from Berlin as the 'day of the dead' sailor outfit of the one and only Burnt. You don't remember? click here
Well I have tramped it back to Sydney to accompany me this summer, and therefore have given it a sneaky make-over.
(everyone loves a good make-over on a Thursday!)
So something that was previously called a 'costume', has now been transformed into a totally wearable vintage playsuit. (I like to say playsuit, instead of jumpsuit simply because it makes me feel playfull…not jumpy).
I just cut off the sleeves, and shortened the leg (on an angle, always) to make it more flattering and modern.
You can do this with practically any kind of vintage garment. It's amazing what a few snips of scissors can do!
So next time you see a 'crazy' yet cool item in an Op shop I want you to stop and think 'what magic could I work on this?!' and try it out.
Ooo and send me some photos of what you did also if your in the mood. I would love that so much in my little heart.
p.s I know it's not a costume anymore but it put me in a 'sailor moon' kind of vibe, and now I'm going to go watch Harry Potter in it so I also feel like I have powers of my own and me and Harry can be together. He'll dig a dirty DIY for sure.
Playsuit and shoes: vintage, Berlin. Bag: Vintage Moschino. Glasses: vintage Karl Lagerfeld. Car: Morrison


Parachute Pants said...

I love it! Love your blog also, you seem like such a free spirit and your words always brighten my day! :)

styleeast said...

Ah you gorgeous little thing, look at that playsuit, it's divine! I can't believe you're in a sunny sunny place and tomorrow I will be in Estonia, possibly the coldest place on earth at the moment! xxx