January 5, 2010
I‘ve made no bones about being DIY-deficient when it comes to clothing and accessories. Often, however, telling someone they’re beyond hopeless at such-and-such and advising them to avoid said such-an-such has the adverse effect. Case in point – my attempt to embellish a long-sleeve tee in a manner akin to that of Gaspard Yurkievich for his SS06 collection.

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^ Gaspard Yurkievich SS06. Inspiration via Lynn & Horst, prime aggregators of all things homo-inflected.

Doomed from day one would be an understatement, my efforts weren’t entirely fruitless but it seems the stretch cotton wasn’t exactly a prime fibre for the precise pinning of chains (who’d have thunk it?!).

But I’ve not given up entirely, just need to opt-out of the several-a-day coffee habit and steady my jittering hands before tackling the tee one last time and perhaps revising the arrangement of the chains. Pics (providing the project is successful) will arrive in due time. For now, I’m content with having a gawk at London jewellery boutique Kabiri’s dangly bits. Perhaps a chain or two about the neck instead of pinned upon the chest would make for much less finger-pricking and a much more stable state of mind? A resounding yes, I reckon…

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^ Double Triangle Necklace (silver-plated chain, one brass-plated triangle and one gunmetal-plated triangle) by NY-based Chrishabana – £83. Is it just me or do these smack of These New Puritans? Perhaps it’s the ‘Beat Pyramid’ connection…

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^ Silver Nail Necklace by Toronto-based Speech – £250.

^ Silver Antler Charm Necklace by Alex & Chloe – £93
^ Oxidised Silver Pendulum Necklace by Brooklyn brand Lady Grey – £475

Images from Kabiri and Lynn & Horst
  • augustinewong January 5, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    lol…. I just made something like this kind of jewelry…. but in black version… i will post them soon… hahhahhaha

  • Chip January 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    don't give up on the DIY!!! You'll have some misses but eventually you'll have some hits, and it's oh so satisfying when you do!

  • Soooali January 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Cillian, your blog is absolutely fantastic. I love the layout. I'm an avid follower now!

  • Gee January 7, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I love the kabiri site. Their men's stuff by Macha is lovely, especially the Russian chain ring!Cant wait to see your haberdashery skill's unveiled in a pic Cillian… x