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Correy & Lyon

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say hello to my little friends.

correy & lyon – a beautiful new perth jewellery label. the kind of pieces that scream cool in a polite and understated kind of way. maddy and i were very excited to receive our correy & lyon mail the other day, and we just had to know a little more. so, with out further ado, let us introduce you to the brains (and fingers) behind this new creative work, kristy. here are just a few things we wanted to know…

 

Name: Kristy Correy

Born: I’m a child of the 80’s and a Valentine’s Day baby

Hometown: Perth

Siblings: I’m a middle child… Older sister and younger brother

Favourite musician/s:
I have a very eclectic taste in music, listening to everything from Beck to the new Beyonce album.

Favourite designer/s:
Nicholas Ghesquiere, Pheobe Philo, Kenzo and Acne are probably my favs at the moment.

Favourite travel destination:
New York, London and Berlin (I have family and friends in all these places)

What triggered the creation of Correy and Lyon?
I was living in Berlin for a while and all my friends there are in the creative industries and it inspired me to do my own thing again.

What made you decide to leap from your previous fashion ventures to jewellery?
I could never really find any jewellery that I wanted to wear on a daily basis so I decided to create my own and I also wanted a business that I could run from anywhere in the world.

How did you decide on the name?
The name is a homage to my family, it is my surname and my mothers maiden name.

What is your vision for Correy & Lyon?
Evolving the range and venturing into using stones and creating a few statement pieces and eventually expanding into other accessories.

What can we expect to see in the near future?
I have a handful of new designs that will be available within the next month that I am very excited about!

Where can we buy it?
www.correyandlyon.com

 

and here’s a few more picos…

 

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we’re pretty excited about what new goodies will be coming! great materials, great design, and at a great price. yay. thank you kristy.

dan and mad xx

distress yourself

DIY,  Life and Love

perhaps that caption is misleading.

distress your jeans yourself.

it’s something that i have done before in my life, but i just thought i would share how i do it. i know there are a million videos on youtube, but it’s actually very easy. time consuming yes, but not hard. and it always looks better after a few washes. i’ll show you the jeans again after i wash them and revise if they are torn enough where i want it. i think that distressed jeans are the easiest way to add a little “cool” to your daily life. not only will you receive cool in the form of breeze on your knees through the tears, but adding a plain singlet and nearly any possible pair of shoes, and you’re cool.

here’s me looking cool (or distressed). i’m pretty cool when i’m taking photos of myself, alone, in my house…

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to get these results, keep following my little step-by-step…

 

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1. put on the jeans and make marks in the areas you would like to cut out. i put a little line in-between the areas i wanted to cut out completely, so i could tell them apart from the areas i just wanted to cut, or pull away until the white was showing. it’s a good idea to have a look at some photos of distressed jeans that you like, and emulate where the tears are.

 

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2. cut out the areas you put a T through, and make cuts along the other lines. you will rub against the edges of these rectangle looking cut-outs and fray them so they look a lot less perfect.

 

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3. create two parallel cuts, so you can create that white stitching effect. it’s easy to start small and make it bigger by adding another lower cut if you feel you want this area larger.

 

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4. then take a pin and pull out the white string running across. just try and pull each white strand down one at a time to avoid stretching them too much. use your fingers too! then the blue denim remaining in-between the two cuts, should easily be pulled straight up or down to expose the white strings. some people like to do this step with tweezers so you can grab the blue denim easily, but i just used my fingers. it should move away like show below…

 

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5. where you have created larger holes, it can be nice to do this ‘string step’ just below it, so it looks less like a big rectangle cut from your jeans! you can see that in the pictures below. pretty much, continue this process until you’re happy with the amount of distressing you have given your jeans.

 

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the jeans that i used are a stretchy denim, and this has definite pros and cons. the upside is that the ‘white strings’ are actually elastic, so they tend to not break by your knees pushing against it etc. whereas non-stretch jeans can very easily break to leave big open holes where your white is. (unless of course they are totally not fitted and you’re a small person that does not push against the jeans with your thighs/knees!) the down side to stretch vs non-stretch, is that i don’t think the stretch denim ever looks quite as good or as raw. but like i said, a few washes and these should look significantly cooler and more worn in!

 

hope that helped ya’ll.
dan xx