I’d scoped a couple DIY projects based on Dolce & Gabbana’s fall RTW collection–a mélange of ornate baroque patterns and details in rich golds and more feminine florals.
I was instantly inspired to take on a project of my own, with a few tweaks. But I, for one, am not a man-repeller.
I hate to confess such a seemingly dependent, desperate-for-attention crime, but, to me, fashion can absolutely be art. Yet there are pieces of art we wouldn’t hang in our homes. Those pieces, in the fashion world, are better left on the runway, in my opinion. Or on girls featured on the Sartorialist. Or on ballsy celebrities at any given awards show. But for me? Stick me in something classic with excellent lines and fit, something relatively feminine, something generally attractive, in the most basic sense of the word.
I’d found the other DIY projects a bit too… man-repelling. A bit much for wear outside the house.
I hunkered down and ordered my necessary supplies:
- $1.59 for some resin flowers from China in a pale pink
- $1.02 for some cheap wayfarer-style glasses from China
I decided to play around with the look to see if I’d actually wear a pair of these glasses anyway, so I only ordered one size of resin flowers, which I like just fine. If you wish, you can order a few different sizes to give it a bit more dimension, and you’ll only be set back a couple extra bucks.
But the best part about this project? So painfully easy.
I wear these all the time now, and get compliments on them each time. They’re a bit feminine and sweet but definitely read as on trend, at the same time. The extra little detail is fun on the wayfarers but the simplicity doesn’t overwhelm.
What You’ll Need
- one pair black sunglasses–wayfarer-style recommended. Try these.
- at least six resin flowers, search for “resin roses” or “resin flowers” on eBay. These are what I used.
- strong craft glue, I recommend E6000
- a sheet of wax paper
1. Loosely design your sunglasses–decide where you want the flowers to go, how many, the exact placement, etc.
2. Place a sheet of wax paper down to protect your surface and carefully squeeze out or paint a bit of glue with a toothpick over the area on your sunglasses that will be covered by your resin flowers. Wait about 30 to 60 seconds until tacky.
3. Gently press on the flat-backed flowers in place to match your design. Get them on there in the design, then hold them each down to really secure.