You know that obsessive feeling you get when you fall in love with a designer piece and it’s literally all you can think about? That’s exactly how we feel about the entire Saint Laurent F/W 13 collection. Designer Hedi Slimane approached ‘90s grunge with a West Coast attitude, pairing luxe babydoll dresses with everything from flannel shirts to fishnet stockings. While we may not be able to invest in these covet-worthy pieces for a few more months--or ever, if we don’t get our budgets on track--we were delighted to find out we could get the Saint Laurent look with some help from our favorite DIY guru Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This. Perfect for elevating simple summer dresses, Slimane’s chain and charm-embellished belt serves as the ideal June project! Keep reading for Domesek’s step-by-step instructions to create your own show-stopping accessory, plus don't miss the how-to video!
Saint Laurent F/W 13 collection
-Buttons (note: Erica used a range of styles and sizes)
-Studs ($3.15/bag of 100)
-Findings Mix ($15)
To measure the appropriate length of your belt, wrap the ribbon around your waist, add a foot on each side, and then cut. Before you begin gluing, lay the ribbon on a flat surface. (Note: since you will be tying this belt, you will not want to embellish the entire ribbon; we recommend marking off a section the length of your waist.) Place the chain cables in a zigzag pattern across the section you want to embellish. Apply small dollops of glue along the top to secure.
Layer and glue a healthy mix of buttons, pearls, and findings over the chain cables.
Cover up any of the dried glue that is showing by pushing studs into the ribbon.
For your next GNO, let your mixed-media belt take center stage against a flirtatious skater dress.