A Fashion Tale: Ruffles, Lace, and Sequins



Originally fabric taken from an '80s monstrosity a few years ago I had designed this little jacket for an Eco-fashion event and charity show. Afterward, I then hand-cut old leather pieces to be attached in the back for another project collaboration that I was doing with an artist friend. 

As far as I knew all items from each event were stored carefully, and placed in the treasure chest of fashion goodies, a.k.a. the art studio.

Like many other pieces produced I thought I had the jacket stowed away in my archives until I desired to wear it recently. Then, a model friend of mine sent it to me, stating with an apology that she thought she'd already given it back to me. Isn't timing a funny thing? 

It wasn't a huge deal, as these things happenfortunately, the jacket was in a safe and stylish home, however I was certainly excited to be reunited with it again! It's one of my earlier lace pieces created, and also an item that I feel bonded to, since making its rounds in the spotlight.

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I feel as if I have been on a style trance of bringing back the old to new more than usual! I do love bits of sparkle in my daily fashion fix, so I decided to wear this little sequins and lace jacket over a sporty tunic. This jacket could be interpreted as having a slight bells and whistles aesthetic, as this random guy at a cafe said to me.  

Random Guy: "There's so much going on in that (jacket) ... you've got the bells and whistles 'eh?"  Me: "Right ... not, exactly the whistles, but perhaps a few bells I suppose. Thank you!" (cleverly grinning) Needless to say, I took it as a compliment. I love the mixture of elements in this outfit and wear them proudly!

H&M Women's tunic
With a matte finish on the jacket's outer shell (although sparkling sequins) the key in creating this matte jacket was using the opposite side of varied sequins and beads in some areas. I also had to alter a few things since I originally created this piece for someone else, but everything worked out fine.
 Details: sequins, and faux snakeskin metal clutch with glam brooch = happiness!


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The goods: Lace jacket and Black underskirt-Ladyofashion, Ruffle tunic-H&M, Glam brooch-DIY, Collar Boots-eBay (similar), Clutch-F21, Wearing leather, sequins, lace, and a puffed shoulder all in one ensemble=priceless!

Happy weekend!


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52 comments

  1. Wow amazing jacket- so very glad you were reunited with it to show us :)

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  2. The Dainty Dolls House14 September, 2012

    That is beautiful, I love layers in outfits! And the little jacket is precious, really brings the whole thing together :)) Am glad you liked my store feature, it's a great place and there is always something quirky in there to buy :)) The new website will be great, you can check out their ASOS page too, as there is stuff on there to buy, the models make everything look wonderful & harder for me to decide ;) haha. Have a wonderful week dollface :) xo

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  3. she.is.the.one14 September, 2012

    Wonderful post dear :))
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  4. Юлия Гонт14 September, 2012

    very cool outfit! Love the lased top

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  5. I truly wish I had at least an ounce of your style and creativity. This is another really cool outfit. I love the little black lace jacket.

    I hope you have an awesome weekend!! :D

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  6. It's absolutely stunning!  Good thing it was safe and sound in a stylish home and that it was returned to you unharmed :)

    Have a great weekend, sweetie :) xoxo

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  7. I am glad your jacket reappeared at just the perfect time!  What a terrible loss it would have been! 

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  8. GlamKitten8814 September, 2012

    The texture is beautiful.  I love the jacket that you are wearing!  This is a great outfit on you.

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  9. Oh to Be a Muse14 September, 2012

    Bells, whistles and all, I like the jacket a lot. So glad you were reunited with it.

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  10. I love lace and I love ruffles! Gorgeous outfit.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee 

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  11. francesca romana capizzi14 September, 2012

    You have designed that jacket?? woww I really like it and I am glad that the model gave it back to you!!


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  12. Your tunic kinda reminds me of a dress I have from Modcloth, but you totally styled it better.  I'll be pinning this for future reference. ;)

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  13. Street Fashion PARIS15 September, 2012

    What a lovely grey dress!!! xxx

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  14. Hi dear, you always mix different and elegant pieces with flair, love the tiered skirt and lovely lace jacket.

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  15. oooo, that tunic looks great on you and i love the mix of textures that you always have in your outfits. so lovely, friend. 

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  16. i love all the mix of texture!

    Jessica
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  17. Such a fabulous outfit.  Creative, unusual and with the perfect shoes.

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  18. Stylish ByNature15 September, 2012

    You look fantastic dear !! Love the shrug with great heels :) Kisses

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  19. LOve this ruffle top amd how you styled it with lace !! so pretty!


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  20. Those booties are just way too cute! You look great in these pictures :) Awesome post!
     xx, Veena

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  21. Thanks so much Sam, you're so sweet! xx 

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  22. Yes, the jacket I designed years ago, but it's still a favourite. Thanks Francesca. :)

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  23. :) aww, thanks Jennifer, you rock! Have a marvellous weekend! xo /M

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  24. Thanks so much doll! And will check out the new website. xxoo

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  25. Glad that you like it too! :) Enjoy your weekend Jodie!

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  26.  Yes, it brought a smile to my face. Thanks Dawn. have an excellent w/e. xx

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  27. I say, if I'm going to look as great as you do in that jacket, then by all means, I want all the bells and whistles you got! The ruffled tunic is gorgeous! :)

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  28. i love ruffles, lace, and sequins! :D

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  29. Mitha Komala16 September, 2012

    awesome shoes, you look gorgeous! <3


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  30. What a fabulous outfit, no wonder you caused a stir! x

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  31. Looking fab as usual. You know this time last year we met in London, come back soon!!!!

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  32. Gorgeous layering and beautiful DIY results!  I especially like the concept of the underskirt :)

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  33. Hi blogging sis (that's what I call you now) Aww, was just thinking about that! Production has been crazy so I'll have to wait until I get more than a couple days off and pop over to hang. Likely will be in Manchester first since my cousin may move there soon. Miss ya! xo

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  34. Thanks Bella, you're so sweet! I hope you had a great weekend!

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  35. Thanks for noticing J! You know I love a good mix! xo Enjoy your Sunday!

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  36. I'm loving the look of the jacket. The lace looks great.

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  37. I love how you layered this look ! It's beautiful with these shoes !
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  38. amazing outfit! think i've got the same shoes in beige...

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    lilly

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  39. i love the jacket! i have definitely found that the further you get from jeans and a tee the more people say things about your outfit randomly in public. i had a little girl ask me once if my tights were stockings or tattoos. then her dad was all like 'i'm so sorry' and i was like 'i dont care, i'm wearing something fairly weird, it's cool' anyhow - this is a very nice outfit - i love all the textural differences for sure

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  40. It's a cute jacket! So glad you were reunited with it. Looks awesome on you! It's like a cute little bolero with oomph!!! Love your dress :)
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  41. Thanks so much Kim, I love a bit of Oomph! Hope you're doing well. xx

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  42. Fabulous jacket.  Black (or white) lace always ups the ante on everything around it. -- J xxx

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  43. What a gorgeous jacket and how special that you made it yourself! I think it has just the right amount of bells & whistles myself :)

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  44. I am totally liking the jacket + ruffles! It's a great combo! and I'm glad it's back in your mitts!

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  45. Closet Fashionista17 September, 2012

    Ooh I love this look on you!! Sooo pretty! :D
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  46. miss Margaret Cruzemark18 September, 2012

    Your style totally rocks here. I just love it!!!
    Kisses and hugs
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  47. Your boots stole my attention, they are gorgeous :)

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  48. I really like the jacket!!!  I'm glad you two have become on friendly terms once again ;-)   Great dress too!

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