6.01.2012

Fashionably Friday

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."-Jim Jarmusch

I was inspired by this cut-out shirt & this cut-out dress
Using my scissors, thread, fabric scraps & sewing machine, 
I crafted this beautiful blouse from an old Forever21 shirt
Paired with some of my current go-to pieces,
it is already a wardrobe favorite.
cut-out shoulders

messy curls

a scrap of ivory lace created the bow

neon pink nail polish 

Owl ring from Aeropostale

a scrunched sleeve reveals my "Love & Long Life" wrist tattoo 
This outfit & I are ready for a weekend on the coast.

If you would like your own DIY project featured on 
Life & Words, send me a note at mrsb.sellai at gmail.com. 
I would love to hear from you!


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