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miu miu collar diy

First of all, thanks to everyone who entered the Ainslie Wood Co. giveaway! The winner is fawn! Congratulations. Hollie & Jane will contact you shortly.

So, Miu Miu.


If I could afford it, I would try to get my hands on a Miu Miu cat collar. I think the collars are amazing! They're made of silk and cost about $200. I hope that one day I can have one, even if it's in twenty years and purchased in a vintage shop.

For now, I have to DIY it. I've been really inspired by all the Miu Miu DIYs I've seen, in particular this dress version. I combined it with this tutorial. I made my own this morning, but I need a do-over. I bought a men's shirt at the thrift store yesterday that wasn't $12.99 (too much!) and that had a nice and pointy collar. For next time: do not buy men's XL, which results in a huge collar, and check for yellowing. I printed the cat pattern on some iron-on transfer paper, cut out the little cats, and placed them in a way that was pleasing to me. For next time: don't scorch the fabric by leaving the iron sitting on the fabric for way too long, peel backing more carefully -- one of my cats lost his tail! I drew it in with a Sharpie for the sake of my show & tell.



Here I am with my dreamcat (and, um, my crooked bangs), who is very squirmy and doesn't like the beeping of the self-timer. This was the best I could do with Miss Oreo. If you're wondering why these pictures look extremely soft, it's because of a funny new lens that I got recently -- but more on that later. Things are going to get a bit more dreamy around here!




REPLIES: dreamcats (cont'd)

angelune: Oh, well, I think it was a joke anyhow.

Melissa: Oh yes, Breakfast! That is so sweet.

SwanDiamondRose: I take that as a compliment, for sure! I love ultra-girly things but I'm not afraid to be a tomboy when I feel like it.

shin ae: Oh, too bad! I always find cat allergies so tragic, although of course I'm sure that not everyone WANTS to love cats.


kelly: You should do it!

Megan: Thanks again!

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem, Becky, rennes le château, Kennedy, Margaret: Thank you, I'm glad you like it!

34 comments:

  1. you are awesome. this is so cool!

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  2. So good! I am definitely going to try a Miu Miu DIY too. Did you draw the cat or is there a good graphic to use somewhere?

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  3. everybody loves MIU MIU this season

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  4. What a great DIY! Love the dreamy quality too the photos too.

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  5. What a brilliant idea! I think I'm going to try this!

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  6. Gosh, this is a great DIY! I would love to try it with all sorts of different prints. But only once all my homework is done!

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  7. wow! you did a fantastic job! and your kitty looks extra huggable.

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  9. ahhhh! this is such a great idea! I didn't even know they sold the collars separately...I bet Tavi's got one...lucky girl

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  10. i think i'm going to try this! a fun alternative to scarves. for anyone interested, you can finds all kinds of great free graphics at vecteezy.com if you are interested in using something other than cats (although the cats are cute).

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  11. Wow, you're industrious! And lovely photos, too. They could be in Lula.

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  12. Anabela, you are adorable! I love this collar. I really admire your creativity. Now you just have to get Oreo one of these so you guys match. http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=23198785

    By the way, I saw a couple walking their cat in the park yesterday and thought of your experiment with Oreo! This cat was totally chill, even with the chaos of little kids and dogs running around him. My cats would never be so calm.

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  13. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.

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  14. wow, such a fantastic DIY!! Definately going to try this out! Also I love your photos, so so lovely.

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  15. Great DIY-project. I'm going to try it myself too.

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  16. clever, clever, chic and clever.

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  17. You shoul do it and sell! (4 the lazy one like me with no talent for DIY)

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  18. oh this is just so great. i love it

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  19. you look quite dashing in that collar!

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  20. WOW!! Great job!!! It looks absolutely adorable on you.
    You are so resourceful.

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  21. wow. love this idea. you look so darling in the photo's too.

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  22. the best diy I think I've seen so far. I'm going to work on my own too! It was my favorite print this season. It shouldn't be hard to copy. My friends and I recently were drawing the same miu miu cat on the pavement with chalk while sunning on her roof!!!!

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  23. Woah im so gonna try it anddd I like your cat!

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  24. Ah! This has to be the darn cutest thing I've seen in a while. I think you pull off this cat collar quiet fabulously.

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  25. that's odd i missed the photos of you wearing the collar before. it looks so great! and you and your cat are one!

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  26. too too too cool.. must try this soon!

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  27. very clever! I love those Miu Miu collars too.... $200 is too much of a stretch for a COLLAR.... watch, I will go into the store and buy it anyways...

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  28. Heres mine miu miu collar: http://dressupherbones.blogspot.com/2010/05/miu-miu-diy-cat-skirt.html :) Love yours too!

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  29. Great tutorial! I was trying to find some cat fabric, I don't know where stores get theirs from, but I would imagine it is wholesale! How unfair...

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  30. omg i just googled DIY miu miu collar and this came up. seriously great work!! im so inspired to do this now :]

    <3 !
    kayla
    www.thenightmagic.com

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  31. This is amazing idea! I will immediately go to dad's closet :)

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