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I have always had an inborn ability to take a pair of scissors and cut out old apparel. Unused clothing intimidates me to take up a pair of scissor and upcycle it into a beauty! A few weeks back, my mother asked me if she could use my old lab coat to clean the windowsills with it. Hence, I thought of upcycling my lab coat. You can wear the crop top with printed skinny tights or pair it with with ripped denim jeans.

Today, we transform a lab coat into a cropped t-shirt.

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  1. Cut your labcoat or a shirt along the dotted lines. I decided to try a high-low asymmetrical top since its awkward for a few of us to flaunt our tummy.

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2. Now, to enhance your cropped tee, start STUDDING! Start with laying down your studs on the pocket. Heart or a Star? Well, the decision is yours! 🙂collage13

3. Next, glue some colorful gems to your shirt collar.

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Isn’t it easy peasy? You can also dye the crop top for an ombre look.

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The older the jeans, the better they are and Denim jeans will always be a classic.  But often, they tear up since they have not been worn frequently. My jeans were in the corner of my closet alienated from all the colorful shorts and skirts. When I cleaned my closet, I saw a huge tear on the jeans. So I decided to recycle them in a fashionable way.

At Citizenkay, we show you 3 ways to recycle your denims 🙂

1. As the weather heats up, short shorts are back in season. Cut your jeans as per your preference to make shorts.

Make a heart shaped stencil from a piece of cardboard and paint hearts with white fabric glue on your jeans.IMG-20130413-03215

After all the hearts are painted, let your shorts dry up for a minimum 3 hours. After it is completely dry, Iron it.IMG-20130413-03219

TADA!!!

2. Just like your favorite pair of jeans, denim footwear goes with just about everything. From the left over pieces of my jeans, I used denim fabric to cover my old chappals to give them a denim look 🙂

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3. Citizenkay loves her accessories. She tries to make every possible necklace herself. I painted gems with nail polish and stuck it on a V-Shape denim fabric to create a statement necklace perfect for the summer months.

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DIY by: Sarika Nagdeo.

I love Accessories from Aldo but I prefer not to spend thousands of rupees on a necklace. Upon seeing this geometric necklace, It led me to take inspiration and recreate this piece of jewelry.  It’s simple, easy and quick. Citizenkay teaches you to make it in 4 simple steps. You wouldn’t regret trying this DIY.

Things that you need:

1. Straw turned into Triangles by folding them.

2. Silver Acrylic  Paint

3. A Gold Chain.

4. Any Color Art Paper.

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Step 1:

2editPaint the straws Silver.  I used Silver Glitter Nail Paint to make it shine.

 

Step 2:

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Cut the art paper into your triangle shapes and paste the paper onto the straws with fabric glue.

 

Step 3:

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Arrange your triangles according to your preference and chain it.

 

Step 4:

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The Final Beauty. Wear it over a black dress or on a blazer. It’s perfect for a summer day or night.

Do you love to wear bizarre accessories?

At Citizenkay, we believe Bizarre is Beautiful… So when Kay visited a store in Bandra.. she couldn’t resist but try every accessory over there until she saw something really unique… It was a necklace made up of hairpins! Hairpins could be a part of her daily hair-do’s that she uses every single day.. Kay wondered how someone could incorporate hairpin’s in a necklace.. She pulled out the necklace from the rack to see the price label. She couldn’t afford it.. but she still kept lusting for it..

Every time she visited that store, she couldn’t get her eyes of that necklace, she thought to herself, “A hairpin necklace? Even I can make it.I will definitely make it!” She observed every centimeter of the necklace to see how it was made and then rushed home with a grin.  Upon reaching home, she explored every nook and corner of her house to gather hairpins.. And then finally sat down to make something she wanted to wear since a long!

Every girl wants to stand out from a  huge crowd, and get all the attention wherever s​he goes.. Kay brings you a DIY that will definitely make heads roll!

It’s quick and easy..

Gather a black jewellery rope, some hairpins, jump ring and a lobster ring and a nail paint(optional) to color the pins.

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1. Insert hairpins into the rope as per your requirement.

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2. When done, tie the jump ring and lobster ring to your rope.

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3. You can either use a few hairpins and make it a locket… OR…DSC02977

4. A Striking Necklace…DSC02983

Text: Sarika Nagdeo

That spiky feeling! Have you loved it? Have you always lusted after it? Well Kay’ has always been a stud  chic. Whether it’s her leather jacket or those yummy booties, she likes studs as she likes her daily morning double eggs with toast.

Studs reflect a very tough demeanor. Something that Kay’ has always admired. So once she chanced upon a shop which sold these beauties. It was like being in a candy shop. She couldn’t decide what she wanted pick. But then after much staring and affectionate adoring, she chose the conical studs. Bought some fabric glue from a quaint shop next to her building and let her imagination run wild. She stuck them to her favourite ‘colour block’ bag and Voila..what she had is pure brilliance! So much so that when she carries the clutch, all eyes are on her. Oh how she likes it. But with an impish grin, she just walks!

It’s Easy. Just 3 steps, Kay’ promise!

1.       Gather your favourite bag, a handful of studs and some fabric glue.

2.     Stick them to the edges of the bag

3.    Let it dry for an hour.

Final Result: THE Beauty

Go ahead, explore your ‘stud’ side!

Text: By Sarika Nagdeo and Kaveri Waghela


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