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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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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More Pics of the Eat Your Heart Out Dress + Ravel Rooftop in LIC

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Having received several comments remarking on the fact that the Eat Your Heart Out dress looks weird or confusing just lying on a bed – duly noted people! – I decided to showcase it on an actual person. Apologies in advance for the fact that that person is me. On that note, anyone lookin’ for a modeling gig that pays zero dollars?

Totally unrelated topic, but also totally post-worthy, we finally checked out the rooftop bar at the Ravel Hotel in LIC. Despite the rather awful, and I mean terrible, reviews, I actually had a great time and the views are unlike any I’ve ever seen from this side of the river. As you can see from the photos below, you’re literally RIGHT under the 59th St., Queensborough, Ed Koch, whatever you wanna call it, bridge, and there’s a futuristic retractable roof that makes the space really unique. Plus it’s right next to a simply breathtaking ivy-covered brick building that I’m totally going to write up for Inhabitat NYC. The food? Meh. But who is really going here for the food anyways? I definitely recommend it for an engagement party – the prices are (ever so slightly) more reasonable than a city rooftop bar and it’s just nice to be off the beaten path, you know?

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HOW TO: Make Your High Heels Glow in the Dark!

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After three trips to Vegas, countless days stomping all over Manhattan and at least 50 happy hours (from what I can fuzzily recall), my favorite pair of heels wasn’t looking so hot – unless you like that filthy, “a bum used it as a pillow” look. Despite the abuse, I definitely didn’t want to throw them out, so I decided to give them a little makeover. At first, I decided to just add a dainty piece of lace to the toes to spruce things up, but when the “glue” that I was using turned out to be glow in the dark paint, I was in for a pleasant surprise! Click through the page numbers below to see how you can a.) revamp your own heels using lace, b.) revamp your own heels by making them glow in the dark or c.) all of the above. They might not be hurricane proof but they’d match perfectly with Halston’s glow in the dark sequin dress, and won’t set you back $4K.

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Reversible Retro Ribbon Dress in Lavender

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On days when you want to be effortlessly fabulous, there’s nothing like a cute lil’ lavender number like this one to add some retro flair to your look. Revamped from a much longer vintage house dress, this A-line frock has got a little sex appeal with its mini-style length but maintains its modesty with its elegant boatneck. Or flip it and wear it with the snaps on the front for a more casual look.

The ribbon-pattern fabric has a nice, crisp feel that is heavy enough that it will hide any slight imperfections in your tummy area – lord knows we’ve all got them. The 3/4 sleeves are on the slim side.

Size: Small.
17 3/4″ from armpit to srmpit
14 1/4″ across the shoulders
31″ from boat neckline to hem

Condition: Beautiful vintage condition with no visible imperfections on the outside. There are a few small blemishes on the inner lining but no one will be able to see them when you’re wearing the dress.

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NEW! Eat Your Heart Out Dress Refashioned by Clossette

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I just put the finishing touches on this rather femme floral number, but now I’m second-guessing the design! The back story is that it started out as a perfectly passable dress before I took my scissors to it, but it was definitely lacking in va-voom. Then I garnered some serious inspiration from a somewhat unlikely source – this 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?

Anyhoo, 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. And there you have it! Read on for the before and after and comment to tell me what you think!

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Custom Clossette “Ask Me About My Cats” Top

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Are you a cat person and not ashamed to show it? Clossette can create a custom “Ask Me About My Cats” top for you displaying actual pics of your feline friend(s) so you can tell the whole world how you feel about your favorite pet – whether they want to hear it or not. Just send us pics of your pet and we’ll take it from there.

There are 3 options for this shirt (choose the one that’s right for you):

1. Easiest: Send us the photos you’d like us to use via email along with a short description of the text you would like. Tell us the type of shirt you would like us to use (t-shirt or tank top) and the size and color you prefer. We will send you a proof of the custom image we create, and once you approve, we’ll send you the finished shirt in the mail. $55 including shipping fees.

2. A little more effort on your part: Send us the actual t-shirt, tank or other top you want us to use in the mail, and the photos you’d like us to use along with a short description of the text you would like via email. We will send you a proof of the custom image we create, and once you approve, we’ll send you back the finished shirt in the mail. $40 including shipping fees.

3. Most effort on your part but cheapest: Send us the photos you’d like us to use via email along with a short description of the text you would like. We will send you a proof of the custom image we create, and once you approve, we’ll send you the iron-on transfer for you to iron on your own shirt in your own home. $25 including shipping fees.


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Your Name Here Credit Card Name Necklace

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Say my name, say my name. When no one is around you (or even when they are), say your name without saying a word by wearing this dainty name necklace. Send me one of your cancelled credit cards and I’ll turn it into a custom necklace with either your first name only or your first and last name on a gold colored or silver colored chain.

*No need to worry about identity theft. Just make sure you cancel the card first and cut away the portion of the card that shows your credit card number. You’ll receive complete instructions with your order.


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