I love vintage but what I love more is a good DIY. When I saw these Celine leather cuffs pop up on Twitter during the Spring show, I knew I could make these a more immediate reality. A quick trip to M+J Trimming and done!
What you need:
- a yard of ultra suede, about $5
- a large metal ring, about $5
- needle and matching thread, or fabric glue if you’re feeling lazy.
How to do it:
- Start out by cutting about 6 inches off the whole yard of ultrasuede. You will use this for the middle portion of the bracelet. Fold in half and sew on each end of the ring. Trim off excess fabric.
- Use the rest of the ultrasuede and double it. Take the open end and sew it to the ultrasuede bar that you sewed onto the ring. You want the nice end as the tail to the strap. Make sure that all the undersides match up so that you do not have the ugly underside peering from the top.
- Wrap around your wrist twice, using the original photo as a guide to make sure it the strap lines up nicely.
- Tighten and done!
Get to it, Philophiles.
Exhibiting my work in a gallery was a thing I never thought of, at least not for this year! I really thought it will take me a long time to prove myself. I still think I need time!!.. but this really changed how I see myself as an artist, I am really thankful and would love to know what u think of my collection.
please do comment and feel free to ask anything!
The Dali – oil painting -100cmx140cm
The Ara Gallery: WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO FEATURE THIS ARTWORK?:
Mona Al Qahtani: This piece was the first to work with and I think it’s obvious how I was experimenting the colours and it was the first time I use the knife to paint with.
TAG: DID THE CREATIVE PROCESS OF THIS PIECE PRESENT ANY DIFFICULTIES FOR YOU? WHAT?:
MQ: Yes, using oil colours to paint on a 10x140cm in a very small space and waiting for it to dry with a cat around is not easy! But I really enjoyed it.
TAG: FROM WHERE DID YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THIS ARTWORK?:
MQ: I was watching John Galliano’s Spring Summer 2011 Menswear fashion show and I couldn’t stop making fast sketches of the models and tried to exaggerate the eyebrows and added the long mustaches the colours came afterwards when I started drawing on the canvas. I tried not to over think it and was satisfied by the results.
TAG: IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE THE VIEWER TO KNOW ABOUT THIS ARTWORK?:
MQ: Well, I have done a lot of reading about the mustache being a stereotype not just in the Middle East but around the world and it really surprised me! It’s a real issue and some people are getting fired from their jobs for having it or rejected when proposing for a marriage for not having it!
It’s sad how such a natural thing could cause difficulties to someone’s life.
TAG: WHICH ARTIST’S BRAIN WOULD YOU LOVE TO PICK?:
MQ: Gustav Klimt, for sure!
“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”
— Jean Cocteau
Now ill start looking for lovely printed leggings because ill start useing them as turbans!!