When Erica and I spotted tassels, tassels, tassels and more tassels accessorizing the Spring 2011 collections, there was no doubt that we wanted to do a DIY incorporating this beloved fringe ornament. Inspired by the tassels seen in Sonia Rykiel and Gucci‘s Spring Collections, we’ll teach you how to make a tassel belt with leather and a few items from the hardware store.
- at least 2.5 yards of rope
- 2 pieces of leather of a similar color measuring 3.5 x 4.5 inches (we cut a purchased 3.5″ x 9″ leather piece, from Michaels, in half)
- 2 small nuts
- 2 half inch compression nuts from the hardware store
- 4 wooden beads - a glue gun
- a ruler
- a pen
- a pair of sharp scissors
Holy moly. This shit is gonna spread like wildfire. Oscars? Anna? WTF. WOW. Update (now that I’ve picked my jaw up off the floor): This collection was initially inspired by Riccardo Tisci’s admiration for Kazuo Ohno, a legendary Japanese dancer known for a style of conceptual dance called Butoh. With the late Ohno as his muse plus the influence of Japanese robots and toys, hats by Philip Tracy, and as much as 4,000 hours of sewing for a single dress, Tisci created only 10 looks for his Spring Couture collection. Less is more. Proof.
For Jaime and Larry Oliver, it’s all in the details. Vintage details. Their Esty store, Two Art Directors and A Photographer, is filled with the most beautiful and well edited collection of vintage wares. And if your not sure that you need a set of vintage Neiman Marcus colbalt and silver salt and pepper shakers or a pair of vintage shears, perhaps some images of Jaime and Oliver’s home in Texas will convince you otherwise. More after the jump!