Friday, September 7, 2012

VFNO 2012

Vegas Fashion's Night Out - Caesar's Palace

Finally got the chance to go to Vegas Fashion’s Night Out for the first time this year! My girls & I hit the bricked floors of the Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops, where high-end stores like Dior, Michael Kors, Emilio Pucci & Marc Jacobs have their own way of celebrating the first day of Fashion Week from gifts to prizes to champagnes.

Dress: UO; Gladiator Slip Skirt: dknstrkt; Shoes: Dolce Vita;
Other Accessories: Thrifted
 Red Vegan Clutch: Urban Expressions; Watch Bracelet: Valentino; Spiked Ring: Kimski;
Safety Pin Ring: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Other Accessories: Thrifted

Marc Jacobs collaborated with Vegas Magazine for a free photobooth.
 Make it rain!
Free prints, courtesy of Marc Jacobs

Pearls, feathers & fab!

First night, fun!
Stay tuned for the rest of the weekend's round-up on Fashion Week here in Vegas.
Next stop! The Fashion Show Mall Runway!

- Lo

Friday, May 4, 2012

DIY: Chained Floral Collar

Obsessing over collars as a statement accessory this trend, I created another collar using left overs from the blue bloom bustier top designed for dknstrkt and some bronze chains.

How to do it?


1. cotton fabric (2 kinds: 1 for the actual collar; 1 for lining)
2. ribbon / chiffon hems
3. paper for pattern
4. scissors (regular or rotary cutter)
5. plies
6. chains
7. fusible interface (optoinal)


1. create a pattern based on a basic top neckline.

2. Use the pattern to cut your collar fabric, lining (& the interface) by folding the fabric in half then pin the pattern on the fabric. You can use a rotary cutter or a regular pair of scissors to cut out the pieces.

3. Sew the middle ends of the collar together.

4. If you're using an interface, fuse it on the lining first then fuse together with the collar. Instructions how to fuse the interface are usually included in the package. This is optional, but it will keep the collar from folding in since it stiffens the fabric. I used the Wonder Under Fusible Interface from Jo-anns.

**If you don't want to use an interface, just sew the lining and the collar together using step 5 & 6.

5. You are now read to sew the ends of the collar. I use the widest stitch, which is stitch 5.

6. Sew the ends by placing the edge of the fabric halfway in to the stitch. So the right side of the stitch won't touch the fabric, but the the left side of the stitch will be stitched.

7. Stitch all the way around and it should look like this. I like a little pop of color to frame the collar.

8. Pin the ribbons. I used the hems of another chiffon maxi dress that I have previously altered just to recycle and make it easy for me since I don't have to create another one.

9. Then sew them together. For this, I just used a regular running stitch to sew the ribbon to the collar.

10. It will now look like this. Your collar is now done!

11. Now time for the accent chains! The chains I bought from Walmart came with the tiny rings to easily attach to the collar and helps the chains move freely later on.

12. First measure the chains on how long you want them to hang on the collar. I measured 4 12" short chains and 2 16" long chains. I used the plies to cut them and insert them on to the rings. Insert both ends of the chains in to the rings then seal the rings.

13. Then lay them out evenly next to the collar to give yourself an idea where you want them placed. I place them as short-long-short on each collar for style. You could also do long-short-short, having the long chains placed on the outer area of each collar, and the short chains laid inwards, towards the middle of the collar.

14. Sew the rings on to the collar. Make sure that the rings are completely sealed or the thin thread will just keep slipping out. (Happened to me couple times.)

15. Just keep doing this all through out the rings.

16. Cut the chains in halves, so you'll end up with a pair of chains on each ring.

17. Now for the finished product!

Voila! I can't wait to put this on with my altered cascade top.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring time in Vegas

I'm still in love with my thrifted hat from a year ago. Always tryingto find a reason to wear it, and today was the perfect day for it! :)

My whole outfit for today broken down to a bottom shot and a head shot

(dress: style of asia, courtesy of kat tomilloso, shoes: rhapsodielle, clutch: urban expressions, hat: thrifted)

Friday, April 13, 2012


I'm excited to announce that DKNSTRKT clothing line is up and running again! Check out their DIY stuff that are both romantic and edgy. Their current S/S '12 Collection is inspired by the 90s comeback on trends, ie hanging shirts, cropped tops and geometrical cuts and folds.

Their shorts are bleached and cut in different shapes just in time for a bold summer, taking out the heat i must say!
& they prices are reasonably affordable, and i mean the quintessential meaning of affordable, $10 tops and $15 bottoms. Cheap with Great Quality products? can't beat that! here is a link to their E-Shop: DKNSTRKT E-SHOP.

You can also get in touch with their FB account & Follow on Instagram.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Metallic Bow Tie

I recently made a metallic silver bow tie. I failed to document it and thought there's a lot of patterns and instructions to get from online anyways. Here is the one I made.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturdays at Cinémetric

Lately I have been inspired to blog since I got my new blog look, and especially besides my day job at the office, I also do PR for a phenomenally creative band, Cinémetric; I'm the recent addition to the family with another Co-PR. What do I do for them? I talk about them, promote and book shows. Today, I got a little case of the blues at work, rock and roll blues that is.
(Blazer: Thrifted; Sheer Leopard Cardigan: Buffex; Blue top: Thrifted & Altered; Pants: BCBG; Boots; UO)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Something NEW

I'm excited to finally have a new blog header and logo. I asked two of my dear friends who are creatively amazing in graphics to help me create a quirky, clashing look for Lint & Feathers. They both have no idea that I have asked one another and they've never met, it's interesting how they both gave me unified studies of what they thought of me. With two different heads clashed in to one, voilà! A new puck rock look! It brings me back to my childhood of punk and it's perfect to define how my style have changed over the years of contradiction in to which punk rock meets bold sharp look.

 Inspired by vintage photos, The Clash, Terry Richardson & McQueen.
(Designed by: Mel Garcia)

Inspired by words of: simple, minimal, quirky, edgy & elegant
(Designed by: Jem Bernaldez. Works)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Modern take on Chanel

the baby shiba, Yeezy, kept tugging on my dress to play.

(dress: UO, belt: Thrifted, Collar: Me)