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Elle Italia June 2012 + Editorial

Model: Jessica Hart

Photography: David Burton

Stylist: Di Corrada Rodriguez D’Acri

Hair: Peter Butler

Make-up: Eric Polito

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Stars and stripes are definitely  a hot commodity this time of year and during a recent shopping trip to Nordstrom I spotted these super cute, super DIY-able Current/Elliott’s  … my inspiration here. After doing some research and gathering some key materials I set off on my DIY adventure.

 

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

If you’re doing this at home you will need: A pair of cutoff shorts, fabric paint pen (this is optional), foam brush, fabric paint, paint brush, spray mount, and star stencil. I got all of my supplies from Michaels.

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First things first, lightly spray your stencil with spray mount, especially the area around which you will be stenciling. FYI the spray mount is key in this project – I can’t stress that enough so reapply every so often. After applying the spray mount to the stencil, position it on your denim and make sure its as flat as possible before you start applying the paint.

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

Once the stencil is in place blot on your paint. I used a paint brush and fabric paint pen in those hard to reach areas then I filled in the rest of the stencil shape with my foam brush.

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

Ta-da!! The stencil peels off easily leaving a perfect star. Now, step and repeat till they look something like this:

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

After these babies are dry they’re ready to wear.

 

4th of July Edit

 

The forth of July is my all time favorite holiday EVER and from now until the actual 4th I will be devoting this time to all the Independence Day festivities. It’s going to be all things 4th all week long – so get ready. With that said, lets move into my Independence Day picks. Stars and stripes are obviously a must but anchors and polka dots are an unexpected way to wear your favorite red, white, and blues this year.  I hope you enjoy a few of my faves and stay tuned for more fun fashions from the 4th ★

 

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