Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DIY Faux Fur Trimmed Cape




Hey Diva,
As you know, capes are super HAUTE right now and I just know you’ve seen them all over the runways! But did you know that you can make your own in several easy steps? I created this one without a sewing machine, and today, I will show you exactly how I did it!




Step 1. Start with about 1 yard of fleece or wool. Perhaps you have an old fleece blanket that you can use. Fold it in half length wise with the selvage edges together. Then, fold in half a second time. Cut a small half circle for the neckline. Do not cut too deep or the neckline will be too large! If you want, go ahead and round off the bottom edge.




Step 2. Open the cape and lay flat. Cut down the center front on one layer. If you want, you can create armholes on the front of your cape. Mark the position for your armholes and cut slits about 12" long through one layer. I trimmed my armholes with faux leather remnants! You can either hand stitch the faux leather to the cape or use a hot glue gun.




Step 3. I finished the neckline with a neck facing and the outer edge of the caps with black faux leather piping. Ladies, this is where your creativity kicks in. You can finish your edges however you choose...perhaps with fur trim, with pinking shears, or a simple hem. It's up to you, GET CREATIVE! Again, you can either hand sew your embellishments, hot glue gun them, or if you are savvy with a sewing machine...go for it!
 

For the final step, I embellished the neckline with faux fur and added a crown pin. Then, I added simple hook and eye closures at the center front to close it. 

 
What do you think…easy right? I’d love to see your DIY cape designs, please share!

Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fun with Layers

Coat - Birger Christensen | Faux Leather Trim Pencil Skirt- Spoiled Diva by CL Felder | Men's Button-down Shirt- Thrifted | Animal Print Peep Toe Pumps- SHI

Hey Diva,
Well...winter is on it's way out and soon it will be time to pack away the furs, turtlenecks and sweater dresses. But before I do, I wanted to play around with some layering. This look was inspired by my favorite style blogger of the moment, Soraya from the UK!


I paired a leather trim pencil skirt by Spoiled Diva (available online soon in multiple colors) with a thrifted men's button down dress shirt. I layered it with my fave find of the season...a Birger Christensen fur coat belted at the waist with a  faux leather and bronze metal bar belt.


The addition of my guys socks and a pair of animal print peep-toe pumps finishes off everything and adds a bit of quirkiness. My friend, Rita calls it "Bag Lady" tease...I simply call it FAB and FUN!


What do you think of socks with pumps? Haute or Not?

Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Faux Leather Trim Sweater Dress


Heather Grey Sweater Dress by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder


Hey Diva,
I just love a super sexy sweater dress, don’t you? This one is an original design by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder and I just love the fit and the faux leather accents.


 With only a few more weeks until spring, I figured I’d better hurry up and get at least one wear out of it before it’s time to pack it away! 



Here, I’m wearing it with a faux fur shawl for added drama. After all, you can never have too much drama. 





Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Thrifted Winter Fashion - Burberrys Cape


Left: Burberrys Cape, Target Boyfriend Jean, Michael Kors Handbag and Pumps



Hey Diva,
So…here’s another one of my fabulous thrifted frocks…a Burberry’s cape made of 100% lamb’s wool! Ain’t it HAUTE? It dates back to a few years before the company changed their name by dropping the letter "S". I found it at Finders Keepers Consignment in Decatur, GA and once again, I found a keeper.

The Spoiled Diva in Thigh High Leather Boots from Bare Feet Shoes
 

As you might have noticed, capes are everything right now and I know you’ve seen them all over the fashion runways!  I especially love how each designer has their own take on design aesthetic and fabrication. 



One of my fave capes designs to date is the beautiful white one that singer Solange wore for her wedding a few weeks back. I’m pretty sure you already know the one I’m referencing. Now that was stunning! 

Whatever your preference, I’m pretty sure you can find a cape style that fits your personality…and when you do, go on and release your inner diva!


What do you think of the Cape trend and which is your favorite design?


Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @thespoileddiva

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ashley Stewart Presents The #LoveYourCurvesTour in Atlanta!


Custom Orange Belted Peplum Blazer by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Hey Diva,
I had a total blast at the Ashley Stewart model casting in Atlanta this past week! The model call took place at the store in the Camp Creek district of Atlanta and was part of Ashley Stewart's “love your curves tour”.


The Spoiled Diva

The tour featured other cool fashionable events presented by Ashley Stewart including a Sip and Shop Girls Night Out where attendees were treated to light refreshments, giveaways, special prizes and much more!
 

 The tour culminated with a fashion show where some of the city’s HAUTEST models graced the runway! 

 

The Atlanta leg of the tour was hosted by Atlanta blogger Marie of The Curvy Fashionista and brought out many of Atlanta’s curvy cuties...I can’t wait until the next one!

Marie of The Curvy Fashionista and ChaKiva Latrell of Diary of a Spoiled Diva

Flipping my hair DIVA STYLE!

 Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @thespoileddiva

With my friend Denise and founder of Feet Candy Jewelry