Eat Your Heart Out Dress by Clossette

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This femme floral frock is a one-of-a-kind Clossette original refashioned from a dress from the 90s. I cut away a heart shape from the front of the dress, creating a negative space that I filled with some sheer tulle left over from Sandy’s bridal shower tea party. The re-design was inspired by a somewhat unlikely source – a futuristic office design that transformed two plain Jane old houses into a dynamic office by cutting away bits and pieces of the original structures. Sometimes subtraction is way more effective than addition, you know?

Size: S
Material: Recycled polyester dress, sheer tulle
Condition: Gently worn/almost new


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Kandy’s DIY Tip: How to Revamp Your Jeans

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We are coming into fall now, and the super bright jeans aren’t really for fall. I love this dark red print for fall, and black for me is an all around seasonal color. I love to make my own clothes and I want to be a fashion designer so this is like a serious start for me. My parents don’t like that I LOVE revamping my clothes, but I can’t help it. I know that I’ll make money off of this one day. I already sell some bow ties and jewelry that I make. Great start right. So For this project I’d suggest that you try black pants for bleaching, but you can use black jeans if you’d rather chose to use fabric paint which I’d suggest silver.

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Make Love, Not War Military Coat – SOLD OUT

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This French blue coat has some sweet little details like military style buttons and a furry hood that will keep you looking hot even in the winter. The lining is quilted for extra warmth.

It hasn’t been revamped because it’s so perfect it doesn’t really need any help.

Size: The label says small, but it fits more like a small to medium

Condition: Very good. There’s a bit of pilling on the back but it still looks great with no major blemishes.

Plaid dress and belt not included.

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Chanel Silk Star and CC Meshback Tank Top

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A recently completed silk top straight from the Clossette studio. The front panel was cut from a luxurious Chanel scarf dotted with subtle magenta stars that burst into a trail of golden CCs. The back is made of a fine mesh material that looks light pink in some lights and white in others.

– Handcut and handmade from recycled materials
– Size S
– Navy silk with a pattern of magenta and white stars and gold Chanel logos

I still love this top so much that I’m not ready to part with it unless it’s to the right buyer. Email me at hello@clossette.com if you’re interested!

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

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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.

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Custom-Designed Photo Iron On Transfer Sheet

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What if you could give your loved ones memories they can really hold onto – like, literally? With our custom-designed iron-on transfer sheets, you can turn your favorite photos into pillows and throw cushions that can be displayed proudly (or not so proudly depending on what the pic depicts) in their home. Just send us the artwork and we’ll make the iron-on transfer sheet for you. Then just follow the included instructions to iron it onto whatever you like whether it be a pillowcase, a t-shirt, or a tote bag.

How does it work? Just send us the photo you’d like to use via email along with any special requests you would like. We’ll send you a proof of the custom image we create, and once you approve, we’ll send you the finished transfer sheet in the mail.


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OR, if you want to print the transfer yourself, you can buy blank iron-on transfer sheets and DIY it:

3 pack of iron-on transfer papers – $6:





Have questions? Email hello@clossette.com or comment on this listing with your question and we’ll help you out in a jiffy.

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Chanel in a Bottle Necklace Charm

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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!

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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.

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Eco Fashion in the Park in Washington Heights: Why Eco Fashion Isn’t Just for Yuppies and Hipsters

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I can’t tell you how excited and honored I was when House of Glam was kind enough to invite us to join their Eco Fashion in the Park event at Highbridge Park in Washington Heights. So you can imagine my dismay when I told friends about it and some of them expressed their concern that people in less gentrified areas of the city may not know about eco-fashion and that our booth might be a total failure. I admit that where I live in Queens in a mostly Asian community, any mention of sustainable fashion would be met with total confusion. There are a few thrift shops, but if you tried to look for a store like Kaight where ethically made, sustainable clothing is sold exclusively, you’d have more luck finding an icicle in Hades. Still, I had a feeling that my friends were wrong about Washington Heights. First of all, they were holding an eco-fashion event there so I figured there had to be some sustainable fashion following. Secondly, it really bothered me to think that some people consider green fashion to be something that is strictly for well-to-do (and predominantly Caucasian) hipsters and yuppies. That simply isn’t the case!

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Clossette on NY1 News!

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A big electronic hug to everyone who made it out last Sunday to our Clossette pop-up swap shop at the 14th St. Y! We learned a lot, gave out a ton of (non-alcoholic) cupcakes and made a bunch of new pals. In related news, my mom texted me a few hours ago saying that she “saw her back for one second” on NY1 News. I get a lot of cryptic texts like this from her so I checked it out and lo and behold, her back (along with the rest of our pop-up booth) made a one second appearance on NY1’s coverage of the event. Albeit a humble,tiny, miniscule, lil’ snippet, it was exciting to see! Check it out the whole news story on the OPENgreenHOUSE here.

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You’re Invited to Clossette’s Fashion Week Pop-Up Swap Shop!

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New York Fashion Week may be ending in a few days but the sartorial fun has just begun because the first ever Clossette Swap Shop will be popping up this Sunday, September 18th at the 14th Street Y’s annual openGREENhouse! Just think – you can trade in that pair of heels that you bought but never wear for a tailored fall bag or that pencil skirt that used to fit you way back when for the perfect pair of blue jeans. Just bring in all of your clean, preloved clothing, shoes and accessories and let the swapping begin! We’ll also be selling designer goods from our own closets from as low as $10, so there will be plenty of sustainable shopping going on punctuated by bites of Smashed Sweets’ intoxicatingly yummy liquor-spiked cupcakes. And don’t forget to stop by all of the other openGREENhouse booths to sample the freshest local treats and refreshing drinks, and pick up a goodie bag along the way too.

Have a stained shirt or pair of pants that you wish you could wear again? Bring it over to the Clossette booth and we’ll fix it right up for you with our iron-on repair art or take your own DIY repair kit home with you. We’ll also be having a sweet raffle with some killer prizes – details to come soon – so stay tuned!

Clossette’s Fashion Week Pop-Up Swap Shop at the 14th St. Y’s openGREENhouse
WHEN: This Sunday, September 18th, 2011
WHERE: The 14th St. Y 344 East 14th Street New York, NY 10003

We’ll see you there rain or shine!

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HOW TO: Use Old Buttons to Spruce Up Your Clothes

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If you’re like me and save all of those buttons that come in a little package attached to the shirts you buy, here’s a DIY way to actually put them to good use instead of having them just sit in a box in your dresser for twenty years. Lately some of my boyfriend Jack’s hoarding ways have rubbed off on me because I’ve been keeping more and more things – like random buttons – thinking I’ll reuse them one day. And low and behold, that time has finally come! Read on to see how I used my buttons to fix the broken straps of a top that I love so that I could wear it again and do the same with your old buttons.

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Solar Powered Bag

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As a writer for a sustainable design website I get to look at cool solar powered bags all the time, but because I’m a writer, I’m also too poor to afford most of them (cruel irony!). But then I thought hey, what is a solar bag really than a nice purse, backpack or tote with a solar panel attached? I could probably whip one up using a bag I already have myself, no? So that’s exactly what I did, and so can you. Read on for the DIY instructions.

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How to Refashion a Regular Top into a Conversation Starting Crazy Cat Lady Shirt

People will be asking you about your cats everywhere you go! TIP: Button up your cardigan or jacket if you feel like being left alone.

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My name is Yuka and I’m a cat-a-holic.

Now that you know that about me, I’m sure you’ll understand why I was instantly overcome with acute kitten print envy pains when I spied DJ Harley Viera Newton (and her delightful kitty Marmite)’s to-die-for collection of Miu Miu meow meow accessories over on the Coveteur. A quick check on eBay for similar trinkets proved unfruitful (though I did find these AH-mazing Miu Miu cat print clogs – sadly not in my size and way too expensive), so I decided to take matters into my own hands. The end result was this “Ask Me About My Cats” shirt that I made using some photos of my cats Cleocatra, Conan and Stinky, some iron-on transfer paper and an old thrifted tank top. If you want to make your own crazy cat lady shirt, just click through my gallery to see the DIY steps.

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Yuka

Want a custom crazy cat lady shirt but don’t have the time or willpower to make it yourself? Clossette will make one for you – check it out here.

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