This Site Lets You Co-Create Your Clothes With Top Designers
How many times have we all gone shopping (online or off) only to lay eyes on the would-be-perfect piece we’d love to buy if only we could change a thing or two about it? Maybe the silhouette isn’t flattering or the color and print aren’t to our liking. Or maybe the embellishments are just a bit too over-the-top or understated.
Getting started is super easy. Tinker Tailor’s homepage highlights which designers the site is partnering with, along with how much longer various partnerships will last. Current designers include Tata Naka, Vivienne Westwood, Preen, Rodarte, Marchesa Bridal and Alberta Ferretti. Awesome so far, right?
Simply click on a designer’s name to check out the customizable looks available, and then, once you’ve found an item you love, follow the on-screen prompt to select a silhouette, pick your fabric and add embellishments and finishings. AMAZE!
If the designer looks don’t happen to wow you, the site also features a tool that allows any fashionista to design her own Tinker Tailor-branded dress, skirt or top by choosing from a variety of house-designed silhouettes or by building one piece-by-piece. Once you’ve got the silhouette ready to go, you can further customize by selecting the fabric type and pattern, along with embellishments and finishings like a collar or beaded waistband.
Even if you don’t quite feel like designing your own item, Tinker Tailor’s online shop showcases house-designed pieces, along with designer jewelry, shoes and handbags ideal for dressing up any outfit, whether custom-crafted or not.
Being luxury pieces, most items on Tinker Tailor are priced anywhere from the mid-hundreds into the thousands. But if you’re after high-end fashion, it’s worth a look! Be sure to check out The Thread, Tinker Tailor’s online magazine, and get ready for their forthcoming app too. With custom-designed styles gaining momentum, we can’t wait to see what else Tinker Tailor comes out with.
Would you shop Tinker Tailor to create a luxe look that’s all your own? Which designers would you love to see the site partner with? Tell us below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)