DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet

We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet.

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Wild West

Always a sucker for anything western, I love this editorial. I’m headed to the small town of Nogales, Arizona in a few weeks to get fitted for a pair of my very own authentic and custom cowboy boots at Paul Bond. I can’t wait and will be sure to document the experience for ya’ll. Giddyup!

(Elle Spain March 2011; images from here)

Karen Walker F/W 2011

I just spent the last hour enveloped in my research of Northern Soul, the fascinating inspiration for Karen Walker‘s Fall collection. Northern soul was a music and dance movement that emerged from the British mod scene in 60s and 70s, where working-class young people would swarm the dance floors at clubs across Northern Britain. After long nights and sometimes entire weekends of athletic and competitive dance, the dancers would return to their job on the docks. Walker churned out a modern and lovely interpretation of the movement with delicate floral-print blouses, full dancing skirts, boyish trousers, industrial capes and jackets. And the grey and cobalt blue color palettes really pushed me over the edge – they’re my newest color obsessions!

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