Friday, June 19, 2009

YSL DIY

Last evening, in an act of DIY recessionista chic, (and 3 minutes before I left the house to go to dinner,) I turned this:

into this:

Much more relevant, don't you think?

Yes, I had a hard time cutting gorgeous 900 + $ YSL boots off like a pair of old levis even if they were a few seasons old. But in the end, I just knew I'd wear them way way more if I relieved my booties of their tops. For the fashion purists, I know it's a bit a sacrilege - like taking the belt off a Birken or sawing the chainlink off a Chanel 2.55. Maybe all this talk of London has left me feeling a bit punk rock.

In other news, ever been to thefrisky.com? Me neither 'til they contacted me for this:

An online mag for women with smarts on everything from sex to style - maybe heavy on the former as per the name...I'll go back.

8 comments:

evalotta said...

You are very brave but they do look great!

BLACKBURN+SWEETZER said...

My first response is pretty much the same as EvaLotta's...

Namely, holy sh*t you're brave, but the booties are looking fantastic!

Heather Taylor said...

CHIC CHIC CHIC. make your little leggies look cute too

Joslyn said...

you are bold and they are FAB!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Love it- love the booties. It actually must have been a little thrilling to cut into that YSL leather!
They now look very au courant.

Alix said...

It's like cutting off a two-foot-long ponytail and coloring your new 'do fuchsia on the way out the door... such a feat calls for superhuman courage. Dayum!

le loup said...

Gorgeous & Ballsy, Woman! Well done! they look fab!

Jessica said...

Of course they are fab, they now suit you much better. I have been wanting to cut off a pair of my own boots for a while and keep chickening out even though they are not YSL! Any tips or tricks re: boot-cutting technique? How did you figure out the right height to cut them to? I have an idea of where I want mine to hit but am very fearful that once they are cut I'll discover that I should have left an extra inch or something.