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7.3.10

Dear Lady Melbourne: 1984 called, it wants its shoulder pads back

Right so you know that I'm into D.I.Y don't you? And I am totally into this embellished shoulder trend at the moment, but I think it is just that: a trend. Come 6 months and I will no doubt be seeing the chain store knock off's on the racks at Savers.

So with that in mind, I created my own that I have pinned to my Tina Kalivas tux jacket. This is possibly the EASIEST D.I.Y project I have ever attempted and if it's something you have been considering then I'd urge you to try it. You basically just decorate shoulder pads to your liking. That's it.

I went a little overboard, but as it's fashion week next week I thought why the hell not make something to wear that's a little bit over the top.


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36 comments:

selena said...

SO amazing!!! the best i've seen!

xx

Sleekit said...

Oh I buy that jacket for sure

Sleekit x

Stefanie said...

Love it!! Very bold

prettyoungthing said...

Woooooooooooow!! Seriously HAWT DIY you got happening there!!

Rosie Unknown said...

I love the combination of pearls and studs, so awesome!

Also, your eye make up is brilliant, you should do a tutorial. Pretty please?

Vintagesuburbia said...

Hot, hot hot! I agree, I would love to see an eye makeup tutorial for that look. Hope to catch your talk during Melb Fashion Week - can you give us more details? Maria, Vintage Suburbia x

Section said...

Lady M i love this! How did you attach them?

SdV said...

gorgeous work

Angel said...

This looks great!

I love how you've mixed bardot hair and makeup with a really 80's look

Brigitta Ryan {duo} said...

WOW. I have to repost this!

harbourmaster said...

Sweeeeet they look FIERCE! I'm definitely planning a pair or two (need to use up all those shoulderpads I didn't use in my tailoring class), but a bit unsure about how to attach them. You pinned, you say? Safety pins? Many? I'm concerned about potentially damaging nice jackets (as I have done with so many nice other things, randomly pinning embellishments all over them!)...maybe lightly tacking them on would be a good alternative?

Rosie said...

My first thought? "Oh sh*t!" Closely followed by "Hello Alexis." And finally, once I recovered what passes for my wits; "Those are AWESOME!"

I would never, ever wear shoulder pads as I have broad shoulders, but I like the way these look, and you look absolutely smashing in that jacket.

Fashion Tidbits said...

they're fabulous on you! but eeeee i don't think i could ever cut up my necklaces...:(

Glamour Bbey. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Jetsetting Joyce said...

Love these - they look classy and fierce!

Jetsetting Joyce

Miss Madeline said...

wow, turned out very proffesional

Flit About said...

Best shoulder pads I've seen as long as this trend's been around. You really nailed it!
Your makeup is perfection as well. So, so beautiful!

darlingdee said...

Amazing. This is better than in the stores. I also love how you've done your hair and make up.

Just wondering where the leather skirt was from

xx

DD

Maxie said...

well done!

B. said...

you are amazing, Lady M. I will definitely try it at home

Le Tasché said...

Perfect, one of the best shots I have seen of you. I like the way how you create different styles, also with regard to make up and your hairdo. It is so exciting what one can design thanks to DIY projects.

Indigo said...

Great idea :) Love how easy it looks. And your right, I'm sure its just a fad that will be gone in six months. In the meantime it looks cute :)

www.toindigo.blogspot.com

Miss Bias said...

Lady Melbourne, the shoulders pads a gorgeous. I agree a small DIY tutorial would be great. Also, how did you manage to do your hair yourself. It looks amazing!

Miss Bias : )

Frith said...

Loving the shoulder pads, they look quite expensive! Also loving your eye makeup, just gorgeous!

flair to remember said...

stunning! the first photo is breathtaking!!

xx

Amy Alexandra said...

DEFINITELY doing this. I recently bought what I can only call a ring master coat (long tails, cropped at the front) and think an addition of bejewelled shoulder pads would really make it.

Thanks for the fabulous idea xx

http://dressesandsnacks.typepad.com

JennR said...

Love the jacket!! Can you please tell us how you have done your hair that way?! I have a wedding this friday and would love to wear somthing like this. i think my hair is a tiny bit shorter than yours but would LOVE to wear this! I have a beautiful purple silk vintage inspired dress from Portmans (so much better now that they have their new designers) and this would look FAB!
Thanks Lady Melbourne!
xx
Jenn

emma said...

I need to know how you get your hair like that! Please tell....

georgina said...

FANTASTIC, you're right, these are going to be everywhere very soon :)

ruby slippers said...

i think these shoulder pads are beyond gorgeous :D

festival road said...

oh! Phoebe, what a stunning photo. easily your most gorgeous yet xx
Ness, www.hbtnstyle.com.au

blacktobianco said...

love that you used pearl beads xxx

Tell your truth said...

This is beautiful, epitome of sexy with class.

Lomi said...

You look so beautiful! Could you please make a tutorial for your make-up and a step-by-step guidance for that gorgeous shoulder pads? That would be great! :)

SAMISONI PENISINI said...

that is so AMAZING the best DIY on shoulders iv seen "EVER"

Meldee said...

Genius!