3.10.10

Down & Out = DIY


Psynopsis Vintage Katherine Hamnett Trousers
Psynopsis Vintage Katherine Hamnett Trousers Collage
Maybe I really had a bit of a 'downer week' because instead of going to the graduate fashion show I'd been looking forward to I had to take it easy with a ratty stomach bug (but not before emptying half a bottle of red wine, à la 'Me ill? I’ll show you!'; naturally ending in… 'Oh dear, me really ill.'). Yet pouring rain and being home-bound is very good for internet shopping creative activities (actually, internet shopping too, I finally found a replacement for the old topshop boots… They might not be the Sportmax Mino Boots I've been fantasising about, but still high-heeled lace-ups I so wanted.)

And when I found some 80s Katherine Hamnett trousers for men in the attic, I took my idiot-proof sewing machine (2 speeds: rabbit for fast, turtle for slow; which shows the confidence my mum has in my DIY skills)* to shorten the legs… Weekend sorted.

*Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my little machine, and my mum was absolutely right, this is pretty much all I can handle.

boots: ash, trousers: katherine hamnett for men, sweater: old (medical supply), handbag: diy

43 comments:

WeShop said...

Hope you're fully recovered now, Sabine. These boots are fab and you've done a great job on the trousers. xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Mat said...

those trousers and immense! well done on finding replacements

Vintage Vixen said...

Oh Sabine, I love love LOVE both the trousers and the shoes! Great job on the revamping job.
Hope you're feeling better, like you, I won't give in to illness and keep kidding myself I'm invincible...when will we ever learn? xxx

Sniff said...

Love the setting these photos are taken in!

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

I love the lay back look and those shoes, ohh la la

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

P.s. I hope your feeling better

S said...

Oh Sabine you are a natural, even when ill!

I've always thought that loose tops and bottoms never go, but you've proved me wrong!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I wish I looked that good when I'm not feeling well! Hope you're all better, love. Oh and I just LOVE those boots and those Katherine Hamnett trousers. Wow brought me right back to the 80s {a very good thing :)} xoxo

Tanvi said...

I am in love with those boots! They are fabulous! I hope you are feeling better now!!

claire (jazzpad.) said...

They're lovely, really like the layered effect and the storm grey colour - don't see that about so much. You talented little squirrel! If I hadn't known better I would've thought these came straight out of Zara jazzy ♥

Zarna said...

those trousers look amazing! great DIY!

stayfabulous,
zarna
http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

joy said...

The outfit works perfectly for a gloomy day. Katherine Hammet = "swoon"

Alejandro said...

Love your look !
Look Spotter Street Style

MarchMusings said...

Hope you're feeling 100% now. I think you styled the boots and pants well despite being unwell!

mcQueenBeep* said...

I really like this look :)

Carolina*

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

Those booties are simply fantastic!

janettaylor said...

WOW! I love Ur booties! So cool!

Leia said...

I love the shortened trousers! I need an idiot-proof sewing machine (and some sewing lessons...)

Hope you are feeling better :)

Leia

Rosie Unknown said...

I hope you are feeling better!

I love the pants, they are absolutely amazing!

MyStyle said...

Hi there-I hope you are feeling better, you certainly look so stylish in these trousers, they're fab!! x

sioux said...

great outfit, great style! Top, super! I like the way you interpret fashion!

The Nyanzi Report said...

Those boots look great.

vint junky said...

They are absolutely perfect!
You such a great willowy frame to carry them off.
i hear you about the red wine and stomach bug, i have done that to. nasty!
hope you're feeling better

xx

Rachana said...

Those boots look fantastic.

Hope you are feeling better now.

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

perfect outfit as always...fab post...great details

ching said...

your boots are teasing me. :D

ediot said...

absolutely love these photos- makes me miss the countryside so much.
and nice outfit - want the top especially ;)
hope youre having a nice monday dear

xx

Isabel said...

you look lovely...im horrible with a sewing machine. when i was 14 i wanted to make clothes and i couldnt sew in a straight line to save my life! LOL

Sarah said...

Those trousers...loce /em. I hope you're feeling better - stomach bugs are no fun at all.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love the shoes! The whole outfit looks comfortable and stylish!
I hope you are feeling better!!

Pop Champagne said...

I like those pants on you! this outfit is so comfy and fall :D

Ninjagaiden78 said...

I love those pants. Very dope.

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Missy M said...

hope your feeling better x

Missy
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Imo said...

I hope you are feeling better...I love this outfit and your HAIR...wicked =D

Mademoiselle Marie said...

your hair is great ! i like the colors in your pictures ! great shooting

xx

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Fashionistable said...

Sorry to hear you were ill. Beautiful pictures. Loving your boots. The house in the background - is it yours? If so fairytale. Xxxxx

Paloma said...

love the stting!!!

and wouw youre trousers are beautifull!!

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SabinePsynopsis said...

Thank you, Dvora! Isn't it just? I think if I'd live in a mansion like this I'd be busy being a landlady... But there are some wealthy people in the area (and it makes for beautiful backgrounds).

Grace said...

I love all the shape in your top!

Love Grace.

drollgirl said...

rabbit for fast, turtle for slow?!?! you are so funny! and you look fabulous!

and i hope you are feeling better! what a waste of wine! hahahah

Veshoevius said...

I love this outfit - great paperbag trousers and love the mannish feel to them. Great DIYing! I'm very fond of outfits in shades of grey in autumn. Fab photo with those rolling green fields and that manor in the background!

Fashionlass said...

I dream to live in a place like this...
And a wonderful, deconstructed elegance to our outfit.
I love it.