4 Oct 2016

CHANEL INSPIRED CHAIN BAG (DIY)

Happy October, guys! How is your Autumn going? I'm still not ready for cold and dark days (the worst thing to me is the dark at 5 pm!) and this is why I'm putting all myself in new DIY projects, so that I can feel more motivated. Like this Chanel inspired bag, because the original one is way too expensive and because a pretty bag (and the right pair of shoes) can make us feel at our best, even when weather would us in our pijamas all day! // Felice ottobre a tutti! Come sta andando il vostro Autunno? Io ancora non sono pronta a giornate fredde e senza luce (per me la cosa peggiore è il buio alle 17:00!) ed ecco perché sto mettendo tutta me stessa in nuovi fai da te, così da sentirmi un po' più motivata. Come questa borsa ispirata a Chanel, perché l'originale è troppo costosa e perché una borsa carina (e le scarpe giuste) possono farci sentire al meglio, anche quando il clima ci vorrebbe in pigiama tutto il giorno!

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Actually this is a double DIY: yes, because this is a bag stolen from my grandma's closet,
but years ago I modified that adding the chain (it looked too... granny before!).
So, if you don't have a chain bag for this DIY, just keep in mind that you can use
an old one, adding the chain yourself ;)
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In realtà questo è un doppio fai da te: già, perché questa borsetta. proveniente dall'
armadio di mia nonna, venne modificata dalla sottoscritta anni fa, aggiungendo la
catena (prima era troppo... nonna!).
Dunque, se non avete una borsa con catena per questo fai da te, sappiate che
potete usarne una vecchia ed aggiungere voi stesse la catena ;)

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You need // Vi occorre:

- A chain bag. // Una borsa con catena.
- A piece of neoprene (better the same color as the bag, or ton sur ton, as I did). // 
Un pezzo di neoprene (meglio del colore della borsa, o ton sur ton, come ho fatto io).
- Scissors. // Forbici.
- Multihole punch. // Pinza fustellatrice.
2 rivets. // 2 rivetti.


How to // Come procedere:

1)
Measure the length of the chain and cut a string of neoprene as large as the chain rings
and few cm longer than the chain itself. // Misurate la lunghezza della catena e ritagliate
una strisciolina di neoprene larga quanto gli anelli della catena e lunga qualche cm in più
della catena stessa.


2)
Starting from one extremity of the chain, insert the neoprene string, leaving about 2 cm 
(0,7 in) and making it pass through the rings, once from front, once from behind, 
front, behind, front, behind and so on... yes, like you are sewing without the needle. // 
Iniziando da un'estremità della catena, inserite la striscia di neoprene, lasciando circa
2 cm e facendola passare attraverso gli anelli, una volta da davanti, una volta da dietro,
davanti,. dietro, davanti, dietro e così via... come se stesse cucendo ma senza ago.


3)
Now you have to close the extremities of the string. So, fold one extremity on itself
and make a hole pinching together the two sides. Insert the rivet and close. Repeat for
the other side and you've done! // Ora dovete chiudere le estremità della strisciolina
di neoprene. Dunque, piegate un'estremità su se stessa e fate un buco pinzando insieme
i due lati, inserite il rivetto e chiudete. Ripetete con l'altra estremità e avete finito!


4)
Voilà! I'm so so satisfied about this DIY, cause it's so easy but the final result is so cool!
And you can add it or not to your bag depending on the day! So winning! //
Voilà! Sono davvero soddisfatta di questo fai da te, così facile ma così bello!
E potete aggiungere o togliere il neoprene in base alla giornata, davvero vincente!

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Now, you (and I) only need a cool dress to match. Yes, because during Fall I love
wearing dresses with tights and boots, it's my favourite cozy/fashionable uniform!
This is why I'm talking again about StyleWe, a website that totally got me thanks
to the amazing dresses you can find here. Go to this link to see more, I would buy
e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!
//
Ora, voi (ed io) abbiamo solo bisogno del vestito da abbinare. Già, perché in Autunno
adoro indossare vestiti con calze e stivali, praticamente potrebbe essere la mia uniforme!
Ecco perché vi parlo ancora una volta di StyleWe, un sito che mi ha rapita per gli
abiti meravigliosi che propone. Visitate questo link per vedere di più. Io comprerei
t-u-t-t-o!

I'm totally in love with this dress // Adoro questo abito


or this red beauty, perfect from day to night! // o questo rosso, perfetto da mattina a sera!


And, for colder days, something like this sweater dress (I could live in it!). //
E, per i giorni più freddi, qualcosa come questo abito maglione (potrei viverci dentro!).


Check out also // Guardate anche:
StyleWe Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/stylewe/
StyleWe Blog: http://stylewereviews.blogspot.com/

Happy Autumn, guys! // Felice Autunno a tutti!

xx

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This post is in collaboration with Stylewe.com.
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28 comments:

  1. Really great diy. The bag is really cute, i like it! :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  2. great diy!
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  3. Eres muy creativa, me parece que ha quedado genial
    buen trabajo
    Un saludo, feliz semana y te espero por mi blog
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  4. wow, thanks of this! that purse is already gorgeous originally but you really took it to the next level with that DIY trick. beautiful styling too with those chic sandals.

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    1. Thank you so much, so glad to read that! :)

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  5. You are supremely awesome, did you know? Thank you for being such a sustainable fashionista and pro DIY. Keep it up! Inspiring for certain.

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    1. You made my day!!! Too kind, thank youuu <3

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  6. what a cool diy idea :) thanks for sharing these. I love your photos btw <3

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  7. wow! Looks awesome and much more better than before. I love it! Thanks for sharing. xx

    www.kimmarlen.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow! What an amazing work you've done! The bag is so pretty!
    Would you like to follow each other? I'm totally in love with your blog!
    Hope to see you on mine soon, sweetie xx

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  9. This is really clever of you, I like what you did.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  10. Wow! you are very talented! Perfect way to upgrade a purse. Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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  11. I don't think I´ll ever splurge on a Chanel bag, so that might come in handy some day.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  12. I'm a big fan of chain bags; can't believe how you made this chain yourself <3 Loving it!!!

    LUXESSED

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  13. Wow! You make it look so easy. That chain strap came out beautifully :)

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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  14. Your bag is now totally new and so stylish ✅✅✅ love these home photos!
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  15. Very nice bag! Love it
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  16. You have made this bag stunning!

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  17. Love that chain. You could even use this as inspo for a bracelet. Reminds of those CC Skye bracelets everyone was lusting over (10 years ago lol)

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  18. Splendido il risultato finale, sei una grande :)
    Deliziosi i vestiti...


    xoxo
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  19. And it's perfect! :) I love how you made your "granny" bag more fashionable and it's amazing how a small details can make such a difference. I also have a vintage bag with chain so if I find something that would suit it, I'm definitely going to apply your idea :)
    Love how the photos turned out and every details is so pretty and feminine :)

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