Tuesday, 3 March 2015

DIY Five Second Personalisation | Anya Hindmarch x Chaos Fashion 'Sticker Shop'

I'm the biggest fan of monograms and personalisation. There's nothing chicer or more fun than personalising your items with your initials or motifs, to make them truly personal to you. Historically, monogramming was used to identify personal belongings or to sign your work, and I guess I love it for the same reasons, as well as the fact that it's a further creative expression of your personality.  Monogramming and personalisation also has strong connections with travel and exploration and I love to travel! The dream is a stack of personalised Louis Vuitton luggage - one day!

Louis Vuitton Monogrammed Luggage...The Dream!
It's relatively easy to personalise or emboss items such as handbags, wallets, passport covers, notebooks, phone cases and more these days. Companies such as Smythson, Aspinal of London, Louis Vuitton and Anya Hindmarch (and probably many more), all offer this service on their items.

Travel companion | Love my personalised Smythson travel wallet!
Embossing, monogramming and personalising can all sometimes take hours, days or weeks to complete, and when you want instant gratification, the waiting game isn't fun! That's why I love the Anya Hindmarch x Chaos Fashion view on personalisation, entitled simply 'Sticker Shop'.  Taking inspiration from Anya's own schoolgirl version of personalising via stickers, the two brands have collaborated to launch 'Sticker Shop', handcrafting a variety of stickers in leather, thus enabling you to 'sticker up' your bag, notebook, phone or anything with stickers. There's the full alphabet as well as fun expressions and callouts, all in bright coloured leather. I remember these launching just before Christmas and I remember making a mental note to look into them. I then promptly forgot until I spied them on The Frugality during fashion week, and Alex 'inspired' me to take the plunge! I chose to play it safe and go for my initials. The stickers arrived today, and I thought why wait! I took the understated route and stickered up my classic black leather tote bah from H&M. See the results below. I love it! As Alex advised me, 'Choose wisely and be brave!' as these stickers are designed to adhere permanently to wherever you choose to stick them! I love the fact that you can transform an old or forgotten piece into something truly personal in five secomds flat!

Anya Hindmarch x Chaos Fashion Sticker Shop Stickers, £35 each

Trying on the sickers for size on my black leather tote bag from H&M, similar here

The finished result - I love it!
Check out the Anya Hindmarch x Chaos Fashion Sticker Shop here. My design was inspired by The Frugality's designs below!

The Frugality's awesome Gap clutch

Love this!
What will you choose from the Sticker Shop?
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