I had wished for a helicopter or a jet plane since 1991 but still haven't got one and now I wished I had one more then ever.
I had been looking forward to the opening of Azzedine Alaïa for months and Jasper and I were planning to go until our teacher Ari Versluis mentioned the Fashion Film festival in Antwerp.
The first stop would be the perfect cut (a series of talks with leading people in the industry).
Past speakers for instance have been Alex Fury and Zach Gold and this time Stephane 'Boy London' Raynor will be the one to be interviewed by Ari.
Other things that are on the agenda is The day before Versace & Narciso Rodriguez by Loïc Prigent, later the documentary the tents by Marcus K. Jones and I also read something about Ellen Von Unwerth & Peter Lindbergh later that night.
The fact that Azzedine Alaïa himself would be at the opening it made it more then difficult for me and Jasper to decide what we should do.
We wouldn't be able to attend both events due the distance and time.
We both couldn't make up our minds since we both would love to meet monsieur Alaïa and realize that this is probably our only chance to do.
Eventually after hours and hours of thinking we decided to go to Antwerp since we think we will get more out of that.
Even while writing this I still doubt but sometimes decisions simply have to be made no matter how difficult they are.
I have slowly but surely been gathering photos of all my hopefully easy to replicate items and favourite DIYs that are floating about in the blogosphere. Show me anything perspex and I am on board and Love Aesthetics is overflowing with mindblowing DIYs of the sort. A quick trip to the hardware store should also fix my sleepless nights caused by the plumbing inspired jewellery.
Kabutar's jewellery has always been at the forefront of awesomeness, particularly because she uses crystals, seashells, paper and beautiful stones to create some serious masterpieces.
Mis Papelicos has created a 3D skirt that is truly a piece of art featuring pop out flowers, which takes the whole floral trend to the next level. This is a DIY I am sure to try before the onset of spring.
Newcomer's furry shoes, sheer insert zigzag trousers, crystal weaponry and dip dyed skirt are also making my fingers itch and her step-by-step instructions mean even idiots like me will end up with something relatively passable.
Jil Sander's coat with sheer trimming, Givenchy's scuba style chain skirt and The Ragged Priest's dip dyed arran jumper are three pieces that should be relatively possible to recreate if you are armed with a sewing machine or take it to a tailor.