Makeshift

by Leandra Medine
October 15, 2011
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A rare occasion it is that a fashion week goes by and this particular arm goes unphotographed. Sure, her child, niece, nephew, (husband?) probably made the darling plastic star and heart pastel bead bracelets that finish this arm party, but I want in! Where can we (yes, we) find exact replicas beads to duplicate and embrace what I’ll call among the most authentic arm parties I’ve seen? One less about fancy shit and more about raw love and friendship…you know, other sorts of shit. I guess the complimenting Marni blouse and yellow Fendi purse-held-as-clutch can be rendered optional…but, OMFG, is that a 4S? Siri, won’t you help us find the materials to make the bracelets?

Just some Saturday beads for thought. Tootles!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    i am pretty sure i had those exact heart bracelets as a child, probably constructed by myself, despite a notable lack of hand-eye dexterity. those beadings are intricate and tough for tiny, chubby fingers.

    love the plastic against the beautiful black and brown pattern….

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.thefashionguitar.com thefashionguitar

    THA clutch! Such a cool color

    XO Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10036195286626825176 Moni

    love how much is going on here, it works out

    xx
    http://www.moneasywardrobe.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16145560933438855552 A Refinaria

    I had the stars bracelet, but I can't find it anymore… you should try on those party shops.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03429968469338580701 Cristiana Nunes

    I love the pattern of the shirt!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03282863996690973278 Dani

    It is great to mix up different bracelets!! The more different pieses the better it looks!
    Love the clutch colour as well

    xxDani

    http://www.mystylesmysmiles.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05180547311181333456 ‘odd and old’ Linda Dacey

    in a bit
    of a desert
    fashion wise
    but still
    love
    to pop by
    and enjoy
    your wit
    and prose
    x

    ***

  • http://ifshakespeareworestilettos.blogspot.com/ EVIE

    Love the clutch! I used to have bracelets like that, made with DIY bead sets – those were the days! Actually, I'm pretty sure I still have them hanging about somewhere. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18234007927388076913 Inhale | Fashion and Beauty

    Loving the Fendi purse and the color
    http://inhalefashionandbeauty.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11892554999534843979 Love at First Blush

    I used to wear those bracelets in fourth grade. Next thing you know, the new trend will be to wear those edible candy bracelets!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14305958718157370761 Goguma

    Haha you can buy jewellery making kits from toy shops! Majorly nostalgic

    http://somefashionclout.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07041808012245015649 Alyssa

    It's a pain in the butt but it's possible to create your own with those kits from Joann's. ;) I've made a bracelet or two in my day.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13720920645489158858 mr & mrs

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01082900651838734923 kimberlie erin

    I knew I'd seen these somewhere…I get this catalog at school. (I teach 2nd grade)

    You can buy a dozen for five dollars here: http://www.orientaltrading.com/color-heart-bead-bracelets-a2-24_3350.fltr?prodCatId=388634&categoryFromSearch;=true&tabId;=1&rd;=bracelets

    I think you would like these too: http://www.orientaltrading.com/spike-bracelets-a2-25_5629.fltr?prodCatId=388634&categoryFromSearch;=true&tabId;=1&rd;=bracelets

    Enjoy!
    P.S. Love your blog…obviously

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    the best $5 i ever spent. thank you!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11357478357323447804 Cristina

    I have been making classic friendship bracelets like the ones I used to make at summer camp. I have been adding a grown-up touch to them though :) I love mixing one "nice" piece with a ton of heartfelt pieces. My bracelets are going to be for sale soon in my store. Check them out if interested! Thanks for sharing this sentiment <3

    http://mostlyclothes-cristina.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05741445413832453917 Ashley

    Reminicent of childhood memories, SO cute. Obviously you gotta rock a bracelet when your five year old cousin made it ! x

  • http://vijov.blogspot.com dream big

    I thougt exactlt the samt thing a copule of days ago when I first saw this arm, although in another picture. Who does it belong to?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13141167982326852808 Matter Of Style
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    I love a good arm party, and have been rocking them for years, but my friendship bracelets keep giving me eczema!! Buzz kill.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18126187081113239601 EmerJa

    I've got this stars bracelet!! I'm wearing it in some of my posts. In fact, this summer I've been wearing it a lot!!:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    that yellow baby is a stunner

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18200704591621471005 briannelee

    I am loving the pin she is wearing as well!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07624540796123906204 Eva

    Lol these are so cute!
    She's wearing them so well though it's plastic!
    xxx

  • http://ambitieuse.tumblr.com/ Ylenia {ambitieuse}
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01857198373293387490 things – collection

    I love her child bracelets!
    camilla

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18029272433295916713 RitaVS

    I have the heart one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    The childhood bracelets and playful clutch are total eye candy.

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  • http://www.beinglovely.me/blog Summer J.

    I too had those bracelets as a child! I'm about to call my mom and ask if she still has my old jewelry in our "dress-up clothes" box at her house! And if her answer is "Nay," then I'm off to Michael's to construct them myself…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03021389174356387057 Asana Yamamoto

    yellow clutch! nice!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05137238505542889682 ADJ

    There is just something wonderful about a pop of color.

    http://www.greeneggsandglam.blogspot.com

  • http://thrillofthechaise.com/ thrillofthechaise.com
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09269939222608520086 Spirale Rouge

    I love the yellow clutch. Really nice. However, I'm not sure about the bracelets, surely because I don't really appreciate the plastic material.
    .
    http://spirale-rouge.blogspot.com/
    ..

  • http://www.westoftheloop.com Emily

    My eight year old, who has her own tween fashion blog by the way, called "Manicures and Math Class," would be delighted to make you some friendship bracelets or lanyards

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09458898444291933852 The Daily Fashionista

    Well now I must raid my parent's attic because I know I have my Lisa Frank beading kit somewhere in there. I was a hardcore Lisa Frank nerd and have a stock pile of those bracelets!! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00958740509048507614 Monse Fuentes
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13274138591141752873 AdamAlexMommy

    Not a huge fan of Fendi… but that clutch makes me think twice about Fendi. It's really my style… Love the color… the crochet… everything!

    http://adamalexmommy.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650486939448955178 lucia m
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15214368376224752480 Ophelia
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13773377651056022882 Sanity Notebook

    Hoho, your prose is engaging.
    And while this lady wears the child's beads quite well, I'm craving a good scarlet nail polish right about now….

    TE AMO,
    J
    http://www.sanitynotebook.com

  • http://teresasglobaladventures.wordpress.com/ Teresa

    I'm actually in love with that clutch!

    http://teresasglobaladventures.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00236420927448153039 Nuar

    With all the action going on around that arm,now I'm curious about the rest of her outfit. But, on the other hand, it's better: mystery spurs imagination.

    http://nuarbarcat.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02548003424519969740 rouli

    <3 it all

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    Lovely :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17386569442547745239 Louca por Compras

    Love the spirit of this post!

    After nearly three decades as a shopaholic (I'm almost 30) I have accumulated so many clothes, shoes and handbags that an entire closet and two cabinets totally reserved to myself are no longer enough for all my belongings. Shame on me!

    Today I decided to change dramatically and start a shopping diet which will help me achieve a more sustainable lifestyle: I intend to spend the next 365 days without making any purchase of clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories, with only one exception: the dress for my wedding next year!

    Every day (I hope!) I will post the outfit I wear for work, out to dinner or during the Weekend, with the aim to inspire myself and (why not?) others!
    I look forward to your visits because I need support and encouragement for this crusade! Stay tuned!!!

    http://365shoppinglessdays.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Where can I find these in Europe so that I don't need to buy like 300 pcs? =)

  • http://thestyleart.blogspot.com/ Glitzy_sey

    I Just Love Yellow Fendi bag with fantastic assorciated bracletes companion.
    Don't miss her yellow brooch on her marni blouse.
    She obviously knows something about a fashion.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 Trips & Treasures

    cute ! but if someone less stylish would wear bracelets like that, it would probably just look ridiculous

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.blogspot.com
    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07837674878577295793 stylista

    I love the beads and the bag! Great post!
    check out my blog at

    allthingsvogue.blogspot.com

  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    kinda tacky to me…sorry

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09749027762662012409 Joy

    Gorgeous pile of accessories.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16259697769630616238 Paulina

    So cute! I had a very similar bracelet as a kid.

    You can usually find them as the h&m; kids section or in any accessory store that has kids-jewellery. For example at Accessorize.
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04789672427966267243 Heather

    the DOLLAR store, helloooooooo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05659796932666602271 Carolina Sundell

    A Fendi purse like that your're set to go and the beautiful blouse really helps.

  • http://www.unapologetic-eccentric.blogspot.com/ Kshaps

    I have those bracelets haha no joke from when I was a little girl at day camp.

    Chag succot sameach!!

    - Kortney
    *The Unapologetic Eccentric*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08838876343435572172 Taw

    I have the exact heart one from claires. hahahaha

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04389920618358657524 Sd

    so cute and bold!

    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08192484411319293632 impressions and fashion

    Just Do it yourself:)

    x

  • http://poutfits.etsy.com alanna

    RAVE KANDI

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05071065455569880286 Audrey

    I really love this bag!

    ROWE

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08372997456917673026 Unfinished Impressions

    i was totally loving this too when i first saw it! i remember having the same star and hearts bracelet as a kid!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16248043054671939894 Jes

    I used to wear a million different varieties of those bracelets in high school. My favorite was this pearl pastel plastic shell one. Hella legit. Bought them at souvenir shops on my teen tour around Cali and the Southwest.

    JesWithATwist.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01708630098066910696 Cristi!
  • http://brooklynbeadbox.com Erin

    Woman! I. Own. A. Bead. Store. I live to make Arm Parties. Get your butt over to Brooklyn and I will seriously hook you up.

    http://www.brooklynbeadbox.com

    P.S. Don't judge my site. A way cuter one is in the works.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04804506828973836403 Lois J. Lim

    I love everything about this photo. The pop of color with brown, yellow, white, black.. its fabulous!

    inspirebylois.blogspot.com

  • http://changlesbangles.goodsie.com/ Michel

    I design bangles for kids. You will love the designs! check it out here.
    http://changlesbangles.goodsie.com/

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