What you’ll need
Cellophane or thin cardboard
Two paint brushes
Stanley knife Iron
1. Print off or draw your design onto a sheet of A4 paper. In a well-aired space, spray the back of the paper with repositionable glue and stick it onto the cellophane or cardboard. Cut out the design with a Stanley knife or pair of scissors.
2. Again using the repositionable glue, spray the back of your finished stencil and stick it onto the t-shirt. This prevents slippage when painting.
3. Paint an even layer over the stencil. For shadowed edges, sweep the brush outwards at the edges of the stencil. Make sure to protect the other side of the t-shirt from the paint by putting a magazine or piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt. Leave the paint to dry and peel off the stencil.
4. Add any details with another layer or colour of paint. I used grey paint for details in the middle of the flowers. Again, leave the paint to dry. Covering the t-shirt with a thin cloth, iron the flowers from the front side of the t-shirt.
In the mood for festival going? We asked a favourite blogger of ours, Elle Frost, to get into the DIY spirit. She came back with this floral t-shirt.
What you’ll need
Tanesha's blog, Girl With Curves, aims to go beyond the limits of a regular personal style blog: she wants to influence the fashion world, and encourages her readers to have a more positive body image. By ignoring traditional fashion do's and don'ts, Tanesha tries to show that “with the right styling, any trend is wearable for any body type and size.” Read on for a selection of her favourite things.
1. MAC Lipstick
I don't like wearing very much makeup, but a bold lip is a must. I've been wearing MAC lipsticks since high school.
2. Mustard blazer
Blazers are my go-to garment, when an outfit requires sophistication. This mustard one is definitely the showstopper in my wardrobe.
3. Michael Kors Miranda tote
Finding the perfect bag isn't an easy feat. When I saw this one, I thought it was the perfect blend of sophisticated, polished and versatile.
4. My bulldog, Kingston
He has the most hilarious personality and always puts a smile on my face. There's never a dull moment when he's around!
5. Global accessories
I'm obsessed with unique jewellery from far away lands. Most of my accessories collection is from India.
H&M is proud to announce its autumn collaboration with Parisian designer Isabel Marant. With her effortless style, Isabel Marant has created a widely influential and successful take on Paris chic. Mixing urban attitude, boho elegance and rock ‘n’ roll spirit, she delivers a genuine French allure. For H&M, Isabel Marant will create a wardrobe of must-have pieces inspired by her signature style. Available from 14th November 2013, in around 250 stores worldwide and online, the collection features clothing and accessories for women and teenagers. Isabel Marant will also, for the first time, create a collection for men.
“I am flattered by this collaboration: H&M works with the best designers and this invitation is an exciting honour. I aim at creating something real, that women want to wear in their everyday lives, with a certain carelessness, which I think is very Parisian: you dress up, but do not pay too much attention and still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be mixed following one’s own instincts: my take on fashion is all about personality" says Isabel Marant.
Plaid shirts might be best for the rugged, outdoorsy types, but for something a little more refined, start your checklist by looking to the streets for a stylish take on the grid-like print.
Whether it's a delicate and tiny monochrome pattern or something with a little more colour, checks of all kind can spell summertime chic with ease. Retro laundry-bag prints work well on trousers, while a classic houndstooth always seems bold and striking. To make the most of your modern chequered prints, mix with monochrome trimmings and accessories in bright colours – see how street style stars are wearing Louis Vuitton's latest Damier checks for some inspiration for graphic grids this summer.
Photos: Gianluca Senese, NOBODYKNOWSMARC
Streetwear gets elegant, with denim at the centre of a clean, modern take on menswear.
1. The new smart
The casual shorts-and-jacket combo gets a smart denim makeover. This indigo number features a subtle turned-up cuff for modern polish.
2. Sharp and clean
The new denim jacket is different – it's collarless. Pairing it with mesh and smart dark trousers makes the characteristic blue denim look sharp and strong.
3. Sweats and shorts
The heather grey sweatshirt is a wardrobe essential, but it's given a new spin through layering. A white shirt and black poloneck bring the classic up-to-date.
4. Athletic accents
A white baseball cap is the finishing touch on this coordinated sportswear-inspired look, but blue jeans add an all-American twist.
All clothes by H&M.
Taking cues from French hip-hop, street culture and clubs, this season's denim is for a man who isn't afraid to mix classic prep with some tougher, edgier influences. We spoke to our Ways to Wear It stylist Amanda Johansson about giving blue jeans a new lease of life.
Who is the guy you see wearing this kind of look?
He is a fashionable boy who’s not afraid to mix a sporty baggy silhouette with some more preppy influences. He wears denim in a dressed-up way, more like a uniform. He looks back to the 90s and he loves French hip-hop!
What were your inspirations for this shoot?
The early work of Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and club culture of the 1990s were really important for these looks.
What's your favourite way for men to wear denim this summer?
I love the classic high-waists, like the original Levi's 501. Also, try wearing denim as a suit with a straight denim shirt or jacket and a pair of jeans.