DIY DAY: Leather Cut-Out Top, MM-Inspired Bunny Ears

9:53 AM

First off, let me just say that my current mood is as black as my lipstick.

Stephen Gately from Brit group Boyzone passed away yesterday at a very young age of 33. And it's NOT right. Just not. I swear, I spent a few good minutes earlier getting teared up while watching Boyzone videos. It may be totally irrelevant to some of you, but well, you know, I was a prepubescent 12-year-old once who religiously wrote fan letters and ruined cassette tapes from overplaying Stephen's singing parts... so yeah, he played an integral part in my childhood. Stephen, you will be missed.:(

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Okay, moving on. I adored this silver bubble dress during its heyday, but of course that has long ago passed and this dress has just been sitting in my closet for quite a while. I actually love the material a lot, so I was really rocking my brain on what to do with it. I nipped the bubble garter off and voila- tank top! As some of you might know, I fell in love with Kimberly Ovitz's "business in the front, party at the back" cutout pieces for Fall, so I just took some spare leather strips and nuked the back. Totally love the result, but be prepared to do some sewing. Good luck!

The Maison Michel-inspired Bunny Ears are for my friend Aoi. Have fun with them!

I hope you all had a great weekend. I will be announcing my giveaway winner TOMORROW. Wheeeee.:)

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  1. Wow look at those ears and that black lipstick! It's so... Alice in Wonderland chic!
    I hope you feel better. :)

  2. Hey there. Great post. Hope you've enjoyed the weekend. Cheers!

  3. Your stripped Back cleavage = "with a high content of Mesmering effect" . . .
    ps: Oooow As a morbid coincidence Filip Nikolic from the former French Boysband "2be3" recently passed away at the age of 35, AND I can't be ironic about this authentic Tragedy.
    Re-ps: OOoooh just in case the (psychanalytical) "Fashionista" 's Official DEfinition is on "stilettosteticooooooooo" !!!!
    Hope you're Well Dear.

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  4. I never really heard of Boyzone or Stephen but it is very sad that he passed away at such a young age.

    I loveee the dress and love the bunny ears!!!

  5. That top is great! Getting some fabric and materials to accessories with, and DIYing it is so much more fun than buying stuff that doesn't last that long anyway.

  6. Love the bunny ears..they slook super cute.

    Love JoJo x

  7. Just a sad and untimely loss of life.

    P.S Love your bunny ears.


  8. Forever young, so sorry.

    I do love your DIY project. You are so creative!

  9. Aww. I was never really into Boyzone, but growing up in Germany I was a fan of Caught in the Act, including a member who was romantically involved with Stephen Gately (thank you wikipedia for that info, lol) so yes I get the boyband thing. Did they ever find out what happened?

    The ears are love. Oh and they are totally purrrfect for halloween, ya know.

  10. That DIY is just gorg. It affects me the same way when people who I feel like I grew up with pass on way too soon.

  11. I know, I read about Stephen Gately yesterday morning. It's so sad and he'd only been with his partner for three years...

  12. Yeaaa,I'm really sadden by the sudden passing of Stephen Gately tooo

    And your back of the top is so so stunning beautiful ! Did you make it yourself?

  13. Ahhhh, I love you. To bits. Those bunny ears....I love (I want, to wander through Perth streets nonchalently ;). And the DIY leatheresque top is to die, young lady, are effin fantastic!!

    p.s. seriously contemplating buying some black lippie....its so fab on you.

    And on a serious note, RIP Stephen :(

    On a side note gorgeous, I would very much be interested in black PVC leggings....I'd be forever indebted to you if you could pass on whether they are available there. Did I mention I love you? ;)

    Have a better week gorgeous girl!

  14. talaga nga naman.
    di ko na kinaya ang power mo, sweetie.
    i love, love this LV-ish outfit and the mickey

  15. you look divine!!! the head gear... the DIY dress... totally delish!

    be my BFF? ^^ LOL


    One Love,

  17. Such a young age, it's sad.

    Love your DIY, you're a pro at DIYs now!

  18. OMG! First, that is sooo SAD, Secondly your dress is solely COOL and last but not least I LUV YOUR BLOG, it's solely FABULOUS!!!!:))

  19. adorable bunnies! and I totally relate to boyzone, ronan and stephen were my crushes back then :D

  20. Hey Eden! I hope your mood improves! That stinks that he died so young!

    On, another note, I am happy to hear you will be announcing the winner of your giveaway! I signed up for it! So I am hoping I win! I haven't won a giveaway yet so keep that in mind! lol :)

    Anyway, hang in there! I hope today is a better day for you!

    Lots of Love!!

  21. Oh dear how did he die??? Love those ears!

  22. I'm not a real Boyzone fan (though I don't mind them), but I was certainly shocked when I heard Gately had passed away. I actually saw Boyzone in a Starbucks in Glasgow in July... (they were in line right in front of me) I remember thinking he looked so young for his age... can't believe he's gone...

    Loved your outfit by the way... I've been loving those bunny ears for a while, but I'm not sure people at work would get it...

  23. he passed away?! wow! so young too! loved Boyzone since I heard their song from Julia Robert's movie. You look smoking in that dress with those bunny ears!

  24. you are adorable! i love the black lip and the bunny ears combo! thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments.


  25. Lovely post!! Hope you are feeling better. :)


  26. whoaaaa I LOVE LOVE LOVE that bunny ears headpiece and your dress too! I want that bunny ears to death....huhuhu.. :D

  27. How hott and amazing do you look?! Love the DIY ears! Super fab, Eden. So sorry I've been MIA recently.. will need to catch up on your blog. Hope everything is going well!

    xo, Becs

  28. The bunny ears are cute.. i totaly like ur DIY back..

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