Search results

36 results found.

HOW TO: Make a Chanel Charm Bracelet Using the December Issue of Vogue

closette, clossette, clothes second hand, dresses, chanel, chanel jewelry, chanel accessories, chanel necklace, chanel pendant, eco clothes, eco clothing, eco designer, eco fashion, green clothes, green clothing, green designer, green fashion, green outfit, independent designer, independent fashion, indie clothing, indie fashion, re-made, recycled clothes, recycled clothing, recycled design, recycled jewelry, recycled fashion, recycled garments, recycled outfit, refashion, refashioned clothes, remade, remade clothes, remade clothing, remade design, remade fashion, remade outfit, second hand clothing, vintage jewelry, vintage fashion, yukas closet, chanel bracelet, make a chanel charm bracelet out of december vogue, chanel card, chanel holiday card, vogue, vogue magazine, vogue diy, diy, diy fashion, fashion how to

closette, clossette, clothes second hand, dresses, chanel, chanel jewelry, chanel accessories, chanel necklace, chanel pendant, eco clothes, eco clothing, eco designer, eco fashion, green clothes, green clothing, green designer, green fashion, green outfit, independent designer, independent fashion, indie clothing, indie fashion, re-made, recycled clothes, recycled clothing, recycled design, recycled jewelry, recycled fashion, recycled garments, recycled outfit, refashion, refashioned clothes, remade, remade clothes, remade clothing, remade design, remade fashion, remade outfit, second hand clothing, vintage jewelry, vintage fashion, yukas closet, chanel bracelet, make a chanel charm bracelet out of december vogue, chanel card, chanel holiday card, vogue, vogue magazine, vogue diy, diy, diy fashion, fashion how to

If you happen to see any stray copies of the December Vogue left on newstands, pick it up because there’s something in there that you want – a super chic black and gold Chanel holiday card emblazoned with the #5 on the front and “A drop of No 5 and nothing else” scribed on the inside. But that’s not all. The intricate card is also strung with 5 delicate strands of gilded Chanel sequins in the shapes of perfume bottles, snowflakes and CCs. Of course the card is lovely to look at just as it is, but I know what I was thinking as soon as I opened mine up – DIY time! Read on to see how I transformed a few rows of the sequins into a glamorous Chanel charm bracelet.

Continue Reading

Chanel in a Bottle Necklace Charm

closette, clossette, clothes second hand, dresses, eat your heart out dress, eco clothes, eco clothing, eco designer, eco fashion, green clothes, green clothing, green designer, green fashion, green outfit, independent designer, independent fashion, indie clothing, indie fashion, re-made, recycled clothes, recycled clothing, recycled design, recycled jewelry, recycled fashion, recycled garments, recycled outfit, refashion, refashioned clothes, remade, remade clothes, remade clothing, remade design, remade fashion, remade outfit, second hand clothing, vintage jewelry, vintage fashion, yukas closet

closette, clossette, clothes second hand, dresses, eat your heart out dress, eco clothes, eco clothing, eco designer, eco fashion, green clothes, green clothing, green designer, green fashion, green outfit, independent designer, independent fashion, indie clothing, indie fashion, re-made, recycled clothes, recycled clothing, recycled design, recycled jewelry, recycled fashion, recycled garments, recycled outfit, refashion, refashioned clothes, remade, remade clothes, remade clothing, remade design, remade fashion, remade outfit, second hand clothing, vintage jewelry, vintage fashion, yukas closet

Even though I’m the kind of woman who would pull a splinter out of my finger and save it for a later project, I’m also a clutterphobe who lives in a tiny 500 sq. ft apartment with limited storage space. That’s why, while I’m ashamed to admit it, I actually thought about discarding the tiny bits of navy silk I had leftover from my Chanel scarf refashion. But then I thought – are you mad, woman?! That scarf cost me a small fortune, so throwing those pieces out would be like throwing away dollar bills. For weeks, I tried to think of a little accessory that would do the lovely gold logo-emblazoned fabric justice and I think I finally found it my newest creation – this tiny glass bottle pendant. The bottle charm can actually be uncorked, which is how I filled it with a circle of the silk and a handful of tiny opalescent beads. This would be a cute way to display any other meaningful bits and baubles you might have that are too small to make into anything else. Enjoy!

Continue Reading

HOW TO: Make Perfect Chanel Cookies

chanel cookies, chanel dessert, chanel, chanel party, chanel baby shower, chanel bridal shower, clossette, closette, yuka yoneda, how to make chanel cookies

My friend Diana is having a baby girl, and though I haven’t known her too long, she’s already shown me what a genuine, generous and kind person she is, so of course I wanted to do something special for her shower. On the first day we really got to know one another, Diana pulled out her wallet (she kept on insisting that she pay for everything) and then so did I – we actually got into a bit of a pulling fight at the cash register – “No, I’m gonna pay.” “NO, I’M gonna pay!” – and that’s when we realized both of our wallets were Chanel. As I got to know Diana better, I drooled over her other Chanel items and I think the brand really epitomizes her class, style and generosity.

Long story short – here are the Chanel cookies I made for her special baby shower! Read on for the full DIY tutorial on how to make some of your own.


Continue Reading

Last Chance to Win a Pair of Classic Chanel Sunglasses, a Bebe Charm Bracelet and More!

The dog days of summer may be gone, but a classic pair of sunglasses is chic even in the cooler weather – and that’s especially true when they’re Chanel (and doubly true when they’re FREE!) That’s right, if you’ve always wanted your own pair of Chanel shades, it’s your lucky day because we’re giving one from our own closet away to a very lucky reader and it could be you. By the way, we know that different shades complement different face shapes, so the winner will actually be able to choose between two different Chanel styles. Sunglasses not your thang? We’ll also be giving away this adorable Clossette Chanel charm necklace, a brand new Bebe charm bracelet and a gift certificate for a box of two dozen liquor-infused bite-size cupcakes from Smashed Sweets. Yum!

HOW TO WIN (it’s easy!):

1. Sign up for the free Clossette newsletter by clicking here. We’ll be announcing the winner in our newsletter so make sure you sign up!

2. Like Clossette on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Clossette

That’s it! We’ll announce the lucky winners on Monday, October 3rd in our newsletter so make sure you’re signed up. Good luck!

Click below for a closer look at all of the prizes.

Continue Reading

Chanel Star Logo Scarf Reborn as a Silk Tank Top

A side view.

re-made, recycled clothes, recycled clothing, recycled design, recycled fashion, recycled garments, refashion, refashioned clothes, remade, remade clothes, remade clothing, remade design, remade fashion, chanel scarf, refashion chanel scarf, chanel shirt, chanel tank top, chanel blouse, chanel top, remade chanel, refashioned chanel

Dearest Chanel Scarf,

From the day I first laid I eyes upon you, you’ve beguiled me with your luxurious feel and playful print. I stored you away safely in my closet, waiting patiently for that perfect day when you would finally look nice on me. But then I realized the truth – neckerchiefs just aren’t flattering if you have a circle-shaped head. No amount of wishing and hoping would ever change that. So yes, we had our differences, but I knew in my heart that we could still be together – some way, some how.

Flash forward: I know it was a little painful for you undergoing the surgery*, but you made the sacrifice so we could finally be together the way we should have been from the start – as a girl and her tank top.

,
YY

*In no way does this post advocate cosmetic surgery, at least not on people

Continue Reading

DIY: How to Turn Your Wallet into a Crossbody Purse

chanel, chanel wallet on chain, wallet on chain, woc, chanel woc, how to convert wallet to woc, wallet to wallet on chain, diy, diy clossette, clossette, yuka yoneda, chanel wallet, fashion diys, preloved fashion

Here’s a little DIY I came up with after running into a bit of a conundrum when trying to pack for a few upcoming bachelorette parties. Without making myself sound like too much of a fogie, I’m well past my clubbing phase, and I realized I no longer owned any Vegas or Cancun-appropriate tiny purses or pochettes. But I didn’t want to go out and purchase an entirely new bag that I knew would likely just get shoved in the back of my closet (at least until some of my other friends got engaged). After scouring Pinterest for an hour or so, I saw that the young whippersnappers were favoring teeny, colorful crossbody wallet-on-chain bags and then it hit me! A wallet-on-chain is not much more than what the moniker implies – a wallet on a chain. So I basically just took my Chanel wallet and popped a chain on it to turn it into a mini purse. The neat thing about this DIY is that when you’re done using your wallet-on-chain, you can simply convert it back to a regular wallet. Don’t you just love convertible accessories? Read on to see the full how-to tutorial.

Continue Reading

DIY: How to Make a Lace Back Shirt Out of a Tank Top

lace back tank top, lace back, lace back shirt, lace back tank, lace back shirt diy, diy fashion, fashion diy, how to make a lace back shirt, how to make a lace back top, lace back top diy, how to refashion a shirt, how to refashion a tank top, tank top refashion diy, lace back tee shirt, clossette, how to make a tank top, how to make a tank top out of a t shirt, how to make a tank top out of a pillow case, pillow case tank top, mullet shirt, how to make a mullet shirt

lace back tank top, lace back, lace back shirt, lace back tank, lace back shirt diy, diy fashion, fashion diy, how to make a lace back shirt, how to make a lace back top, lace back top diy, how to refashion a shirt, how to refashion a tank top, tank top refashion diy, lace back tee shirt, clossette, how to make a tank top, how to make a tank top out of a t shirt, how to make a tank top out of a pillow case, pillow case tank top, mullet shirt, how to make a mullet shirt

Lace back tank tops and t-shirts have been really popular lately, and it’s easy to see why – they’re breezy (lot of ventilation), pretty and add a lot of visual interest to what might be an otherwise boring outfit. If you’ve been scouring the stores for the perfect sheer back top but haven’t found one you fancy, why not try making your own using a shirt you already have? Despite their complex look, sheer back shirts are extremely easy to make yourself, especially if you’re just refashioning a tank top that you’ve grown bored of. To see how to complete this simple fashion DIY, click on the pages below for the full instructions.

Continue Reading

Current Obsession: Jelly Bags and See-Through Purses

Current Obsession: Clear Bags and See Through Purses

Vintage Moschino Clear Bow Tote – AU $165 on Claire Inc.

Remember when see-through bags were all the rage? Whether it was a clear Polo Sport bag, a lime green jelly purse from Delia’s or that tea-colored Louis Vuitton that Stacy Dash rocks in Kanye’s All Falls Down video, these transparent totes were fun statement pieces a few years ago and now I’ve been seeing them all over the pages of spring fashion mags. My favorite ones are the vintage pieces made of lucite and the ones that are slightly tinted so you don’t bare your whole soul – the entire subway car doesn’t need to know that you’re reading I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. The fact that these crystalline carry-alls are now back “in”, is also a great example of the fact that if you really want to be fashion forward, all you need to do is dig up the stuff in the back of your own (or someone else’s) closet. Flip through the pages below to see and see through all 12 of these vintage and secondhand pieces of eye candy.

Continue Reading

DIY Olympics Edition: How to Make a Sparkly Patriotic Flag Clutch Out of an Old Video Tape Case

olympics fashion, american flag clutch, flag clutch, union jack clutch, japanese flag clutch, diy flag clutch, american flag accessories, diy fashion

olympics fashion, american flag clutch, flag clutch, union jack clutch, japanese flag clutch, diy flag clutch, american flag accessories, diy fashion

The Olympics are in full swing, and in addition to watching the games, isn’t it so exciting to see folks donning all kinds of patriotic fashion from star-spangled outfits to union jack nails? I, too, wanted to show my support for team USA and team Japan but I didn’t want to end up buying random tsotchkes that I would only wear once, so I decided to recycle myself a DIY flag clutch out of an old video tape box. This DIY is uber easy (if you start now, you might even have it ready for the next event), and the best thing about it is that you can rep two different teams if your nationality is hyphenated like my own. When you’re at the pub rooting for team USA, just flash the American flag side and when it’s time for your other team to strut its stuff, just flip your clutch to show the other flag!

For the full DIY tutorial, scroll down and click page 2.

Continue Reading

6 Items Challenge Fashion Diet Day 1: Kaleidoscopic Kimono Flow

6 Item Fashion Diet Day 1, fashion diet, diy fashion, fashion diy, yuka yoneda, clossette, second hand clothing, 6 items challenge, six items challenge, anti consumerism, sustainable fashion, slow fashion, fast fashion,

6 Item Fashion Diet Day 1, fashion diet, diy fashion, fashion diy, yuka yoneda, clossette, second hand clothing, 6 items challenge, six items challenge, anti consumerism, sustainable fashion, slow fashion, fast fashion,

I’m officially on a diet! If you think that’s pretty uncharacteristic of me, hear me out. For this diet, I’ll be counting clothes instead of calories. For the whole month of July, I’ve pledged to wear only 6 items of clothing to show that true style isn’t about having more clothes; it’s about having a curated closetful of quality garments – and knowing how to make a little go a long way. Follow me and my fellow fashion dieters as we challenge ourselves to mix and match our 6 items and get creative to craft 30 different outfits using our limited garb.

So why are we paring down our wardrobes like this? The 6 Items Style Challenge was started by Labour Behind the Label, a campaign that supports garment workers’ efforts worldwide to improve their working conditions through awareness. Most people don’t know how little these women, men and in many cases children get paid so that you can buy a skirt for $12 or a shirt for $10, but if you’re reading this, I hope the one thing you take away is that our desire for cheap, fast fashion is hurting people around the globe. Although having just 6 items to wear might be on the extreme side, the point of this exercise is to show that it can be done and also hopefully will make people see that we simply don’t need that many new clothes!

Check out my very first outfit below and if you’re interested in learning more about the cause, read an interview about why I decided to take on the 6 Items Challenge here.

6 Item Fashion Diet Day 1, fashion diet, diy fashion, fashion diy, yuka yoneda, clossette, second hand clothing, 6 items challenge, six items challenge, anti consumerism, sustainable fashion, slow fashion, fast fashion,

Day 1 Outift: Kaleidoscopic Kimono Flow

Multi-colored sheer top: Thrifted for $6
Mom jeans: Thrifted for $4
Eat a Dick heart pendant necklace: $40 from In God We Trust
Tory Burch flip flop sandals: Gift from Krissy on her bachelorette party
Plaid purse: Rugby by Ralph Lauren
Sunglasses: Chanel

The sheer top and mom jeans are 2 of the 6 garments I’m allowed to wear this month so I’m sure you’ll see them again…

Continue Reading

Pale Pink Second Hand Peter Pan Collar Top

peter pan collar, second hand top, pink top, pink blouse,clossette, cheap clothes, dresses, a clothing, dress and clothing, 2011 fashion, fashion 2011, sekond hand, unique second hand store, seconhand, we clothes, use clothes, second hands, find clothes, use clothing, thrift stores, thrift store, thrift shops, second hand shop, second hand store, secondhand,

peter pan collar, second hand top, pink top, pink blouse,clossette, cheap clothes, dresses, a clothing, dress and clothing, 2011 fashion, fashion 2011, sekond hand, unique second hand store, seconhand, we clothes, use clothes, second hands, find clothes, use clothing, thrift stores, thrift store, thrift shops, second hand shop, second hand store, secondhand,

This second hand pale pink blouse is versatile enough to wear to the office over a black pencil skirt or with jeans on the weekends. Very Zoeey Deschanel!

Item title: Pale Pink Second Hand Peter Pan Collar Top
Category Tops
Brand: H&M
Size: 6
Condition: Very gently worn – no stains, rips or defects
Material: Viscose/Cotton
Tell us about your item: This second hand pale pink blouse is versatile enough to wear to the office over a black pencil skirt or with jeans on the weekends. Very Zoeey Deschanel!
Retail price: $29
Asking price: $5
Shipping price $5




Continue Reading

Today’s Look: Jumper

closette, clossette, green fashion, naya kasha, naya shoes, outfit idea, thrifted clothes, plaid tights, pattern tights, plaid leggings, thrift shop, Outfits, preppy look, refashioned clothes, remade fashion, what to wear, yuka yoneda, jumper, what is a jumper, jumper dress

closette, clossette, green fashion, naya kasha, naya shoes, outfit idea, thrifted clothes, plaid tights, pattern tights, plaid leggings, thrift shop, Outfits, preppy look, refashioned clothes, remade fashion, what to wear, yuka yoneda, jumper, what is a jumper, jumper dress

So here’s something you might not know: In American English, the term jumper refers to a dress meant to be worn over a sweater or a shirt, but in British English, a jumper is a sweater. Both languages also recognize the word to mean “a person who jumps.” But you probably already knew that.

Steering back to the point of this post, I recently scooped up this dark navy jumper (American English usage) at my neighborhood thrift shop to wear over my favorite olive green jumper (British English usage), and I’m liking the posh (though verbally confusing) result. Jumpers are really easy to wear but they haven’t been en vogue for a while, so it baffles me that their frumpy country cousin, the overall, keeps making its way back into seasonal trends. So this winter, I challenge all you stylish ladies to try out a jumper (you can even just take a summer dress, wear it over a sweater and call it a jumper) and see how you like it! It’s a nice way to maximize your wardrobe and it’s also a lot less boring that just wearing a sweater and a skirt.

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Dark navy jumper: Thrifted for $5

Olive green cowlneck sweater: From my closet

Buckled peep-toe Kasha booties: A gift from Naya for winning their Renew Your Soles Style Challenge!

Green plaid tights: Purchased in Japan. Tights and leggings are probably the only articles of clothing I ever buy new.

Gold Libra medallion: This vintage Tiffany pendant belonged to my dad who was a Libra, just like me.

Belt: My mom’s

Purse: 1990s Chanel

Continue Reading

The Dress I Bought from Paula Abdul + Why She Loves Vintage Fashion

closette, clossette, green fashion, paula abdul, paula abdul fashion, paula abdul vintage, paula abdul loves vintage, paula abdul interview, x factor, vintage clothing, secondhand clothing, therealreal, thrift shop, thrifted clothes, outfit idea, paula abdul dress, abaete, what to wear, yuka yoneda

closette, clossette, green fashion, paula abdul, paula abdul fashion, paula abdul vintage, paula abdul loves vintage, paula abdul interview, x factor, vintage clothing, secondhand clothing, therealreal, thrift shop, thrifted clothes, outfit idea, paula abdul dress, abaete,  what to wear, yuka yoneda

You probably know Paula Abdul for her unforgettable pop hits (Opposites Attract is my personal fave) or for being one of the “nice” judges on American Idol and X Factor, but did you know that she’s also a vintage fashion aficionado? I recently got the chance to ask Paula if she would straight up now tell me why she loves vintage fashion and donating her preloved clothing instead of throwing it away. Read on to see what she said and get a peek at the adorable silk and cotton Abaeté dress I purchased right from her closet through one of my favorite new collaborative consumption sites, TheRealReal.

Continue Reading