P.S.- I made this…with Marimekko Beverly Hills- April 2013
P.S.- Nothing says spring more than Marimekko’s vibrant and eye catching prints. We made the trip to their Beverly Hills store to celebrate spring and stylish accessories.
Each guest selected their favorite pattern and made bright fabric wrapped bangles, stacks of gemstone bracelets and intricate wrapped and woven statement necklaces. Click here to see more photos from the crafternoon and check out all of Marimekkos latest prints here.
P.S.- I made this…with Bergdorf Goodman- April 2013
P.S.- Who ever said denim should only be worn as pants hasn’t seen the rad accessories guests made on 5F using denim from JBrand, Rag & Bone, Mother, Current Elliott, AG Adriano Goldschmied, Hudson, Koral, and Helmut Lang.
Whether it’s dark, light, striped, patterned, or bright, we’re obsessed with all the latest trends in denim! We partnered with Bergdorf Goodman to host the denim event of the season. Attendees made denim and chain wrapped bangles, denim wrapped cuffs, denim covered cell phone cases, one-of-a-kind silver and denim necklaces incorporating Midori Dupioni silk, and much more. Crafting combined with shopping made for the perfect spring crafternoon!
P.S.- I made this…with Marimekko- November 2012
P.S.- We love bold prints and color, especially Marimekko’s vibrant and inspiring fabric.
We turned their Flatiron flagship into a DIY party making custom holiday pouches.
Each attendee selected their favorite pattern and got busy whipping up a DIY designer creation.
With plenty of colorful beads, string, cord, grommets, and more- no too creations were alike.
Click here to see more photos from the nights festivities and get inspired by browsing all Marimekko has to offer here.
P.S.- I made this…with FOSSIL for FNO- September 2012
P.S.- Where were you on Fashion’s Night Out? We were in Time Square at Fossil’s Flagship location.
Hundreds of DIY Darlings showed up to craft and hang with P.S.- I made this while shopping Fossil’s Fall Collection. We created color blocked painted key necklaces using Fossil’s gold and silver key charms and a bevy of bag charms crafted from Fossil leathers.
Combined with a photobooth with live Facebook updates, artisanal flavored sodas, and a non stop DJ we wished we could have stayed all night. Click here to see more photos of our fabulous FNO!
P.S.- I made this…with MyHabit- September 2012
On Friday September 7th the P.S.- I made this curated sale launches on MYHABIT. Check out Erica’s Fall picks for fashion and home here. These carefully selected style finds are the perfect canvas for a Fall Fashion DIY so make sure to watch our DIY idea video and for more behind the scenes from this DIY Fashion shoot, head over to theFix.
P.S.- I made this…with GAP at Wanderlust- July 2012
T-I-Y is the new DIY! We partnered with Gap at this summers Wanderlust Festival which brings together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much, much more. Guest popped by the “Be Bright” Gap tent to get crafty and creative with fun stencils from Stencil1 and fabric paint and sprays from I Love to Create-using Gap’s Favorite Tee as their blank canvas. Check out more photos from the weekend here!
P.S.- Exciting stuff! We’re giving away a $250 gift card to GAP! Stock up on tees and duds to DIY or simply layer into your summer wardrobe. To enter, follow @gap & @psimadethis and tweet us a #BeBright message and remember to stay crafty.
P.S.- I made this… with GAP at Bonnaroo- June 2012
DIY is music to our ears, so it was fitting to partner with Gap for this summers Bonnarro Music Festival. Guests popped the ”Be Bright At Night” event which slid into the early hours of the night. Our good friends at Hello Giggles was on board to help create the ultimate late night hang out where T-I-Y became the new D-I-Y! Attendees got crafty and creative with fun stencils from Stencil1 and fabric paint and sprays from I Love to Create-using Gap’s Favorite Tee as their blank canvas. Hello Giggles and guests got down with some late-night Karaoke sessions, photo booths and loads of delicious pressed juices! Festivals are fun but DIY is dope, so infuse the two and you can’t go wrong. Click here to see more after dark photos- courtesy of @cobrasnake.
P.S.- Exciting stuff! We’re giving away a $250 gift card to GAP! Stock up on tees and duds to DIY or simply layer into your summer wardrobe. To enter, tweet us a #BeBright message and remember to stay crafty.
P.S.- I made this… with Swarovski Elements at Saks Fifth Avenue - March 2012
P.S.- We love Saks Fifth Avenue & Swarovski Elements! Creative minds gathered and got their DIY on at Sak’s Atlanta, New York City and Palm Beach locations. Fashionistas designed beautiful headbands and jewelry using gorgeous crystals from Swarovski Elements. We had a blast getting to DIY with these creative girls- Click Here to check out a few photos from these 3 fabulous cities.
P.S.- I made this…with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week- February 2012
P.S.- It’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week! In honor of the most stylish week of the year, we’ve partnered with Mercedes-Benz to kick off opening night in style! P.S.- I made this… hosted an evening of DIY using Mercedes-Benz luxurious leather to create chic studded collars, braided headbands, and more! Click here to see more pictures from #MBFW and make sure to follow @MBFashionWeek to stay up to date, all week!
P.S.- I made this…at Summit Base Camp- January 2012
Summit Series brings together the most innovative, intelligent, movers, shakers, do-gooder’s, and game-changers in today’s world. This year, 500 Summit’ers gathered in Squaw Valley, CA for a weekend where brilliance was brought to the table. The world’s leaders in the tech, social, philanthropic, media, & fashion communities gathered for a 3 day meeting of the mind, body and soul.
Erica, a Summit Series veteran, hosted a DIY Workshop where she helped people get in touch with their inner designer and create vibrant and unique tablet cases for their iPads, Nooks, Kindles, using Duck Tape. Click here to see more pics from the workshop.
P.S.- I made this…Vase set with the Design Sponge @ West Elm
P.S.- we love Design Sponge! Our dear friend Grace Bonney has a wonderful new book out- Design Sponge at Home. We were so honored when she asked that P.S.- I made this… contribute a project! Inside this fabulous book you will find our tutorial on the Faux Porcelain Vases. The book is filled with home tours, DIY projects, step by step tutorials, before & after home makeovers and tons of other tips! Grace and her team have been touring the country, partnering with retailers like West Elm to celebrate the books birth. Erica attended the NYC event where she P.S.-ed a custom West Elm DIY vase set that was auctioned off to a lucky party-goer! These were made with both gold and silver adhesive studs. The winner, a former Hermes employee, said she was drawn to the Hermes-esque shiny stud detail. We love how they turned out! P.S.- check out the book!
P.S.- I made this…with Via Spiga at Bloomingdales: October 2011
P.S.- I made this… partnered with ViaSpiga and Bloomingdale’s for two fabulous east coast events in NYC and Virginia! We designed custom shoe bags featuring several of Via Spigas hottest Fall styles. Each limited edition bag was available to be DIY’ed and customized with fresh fall fashion accents that were to D-I-Y for! Our crafty crew chose from assorted tassels, furry pom poms, and metallic studs to decorate their bags. We used P.S.- I made this… Swiss Army knives to snip and finish off each masterpiece. We kicked off the Via Spiga craft club at Tyson’s Corner, VA and returned back to our beloved NYC for an evening event at the Bloomingdale’s Flagship on 59th street. At both events, the Bloomies shoppers blew us away with their creativity! Check out more pics from both events here.
P.S.- I made this… at Saks for Fashion’s Night Out: September 8, 2011
P.S.- FNO 2011 was a blast! The brand new 5th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue was the place to be. We spent the evening DIY’ing Goody headbands & hair combs, and braided key chains for customized P.S.- Swiss Army knives (the perfect on-the-go crafting tool). Vivid patterns and colored fabric mixed with chains turned into bracelets and necklaces before our very eyes to the sounds of Questlove. Between the crafty beats and the bevy of projects, everyone was in DIY heaven! Click here to check out more pictures from the night.
P.S.- I made this…with the Four Seasons- Costa Rica: July 2011
P.S.- I made this… stands by the “doing well, by doing good” message. The Four Seasons Costa Rica on Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, allowed us to do just that. Teen Vogue’s Andrew Bevan and I were invited to the beautiful Four Seasons property to get involved and give back to the local community in conjunction with their Growing Together program. The dynamic outreach program is designed for guests to volunteer at local schools, get involved with environmental conservation projects, as well as “adopting” local families during their stay. The philanthropic opportunities created for guests are guaranteed to make visits more meaningful. Students got their DIY on, creating messenger bags using Sharpie Stained fabric markers. The excitement and creativity unleashed was invigorating and heart felt. The universal language of DIY and arts & crafts is near and dear to everyone. Be sure to check out the DIY PHOTO GALLERY!
P.S.- CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR DIY ADVENTURE IN COSTA RICA! In the spirit of DIY, we head out for a P.S.- made this… dinner experience. Billfish Safaris took us on a deep sea fishing excursion where we cruised alongside sea turtles, dolphins and reeled in mahi mahi that was “PS’ed” into ceviche, sushi, and sashimi. Mission accomplished for a crafty cuisine!
P.S.- I made this… with Elie Tahari event: June 11, 2011
P.S.- We kicked off the summer season by diving into DIY with Elie Tahari in their beautiful East Hampton, New York store. Inspired by their SS11 Collection, guests headed to the beach and created decedent jewelry and accessories. On a trip to the j’amazing Tahari warehouse (where all the magic goes down), I pulled rich fabrics, chic enamel buttons, and colorful elements from past collections to create with. Crafty cocktails by Kanon donned DIY beaded and braided cozies to boot!
To create your own necklace that guests created at the event, CLICK HERE. All you need is some strips of fabric (we used the same fabrics as the Elie Tahari beach wraps), and beads! PS- Sign up for inside scoop, sales, and more events with Elie Tahari HERE!
P.S.- NY Fashion Week with TUMBLR: February 2011
P.S.- New York Fashion Week was in full force for the Fall/Winter 2011 shows. I was honored to represent Tumblr as one of their most influential fashion forces, gaining access to the industry’s top tier talent that Tumblr organized along with the privilege to attend a few amazing shows. I can’t wait to get down with all of the amazing DIY’s that the week inspired!
Here are some J’amazing highlights: Simon Doonan of Barney’s, gave us a sneak peak into his creative process along with a fun Q&A with newly appointed fashion director Amanda Brooks. Next up, coffee and croissants with Nina Garcia of Marie Claire, also best-selling author and new mother. We chatted about everything from Project Runway, to the importance of family. Another major highlight that forever changed my world, was the intimate tour of Oscar De La Renta’s studio and office, just days before his show. The legendary designer spoke about his International business, launch of his new fragrance, as well as what the world would be seeing walking down his runway this season. Seeing his staff stitch each sequin, steam each seam, cut fringe from fabrics was beyond surreal! Next up, a dinner date with Ken Downing: Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus (and his amazing team)! Ken’s impeccable eye is responsible for all of the Women’s fashion that is housed by Neiman Marcus. We discussed everything from how YSL invented the Rive Gauche era to Ken’s favorite craft essential (his glue gun)! P.S - we even watched Erin Fetherston and Suno’s presentations together the following day! Winding down the week with shows by Tory Burch and a day of denim with Madewell (where I got an amazing leopard mani) was just what the fashion doctor ordered!
P.S.- THIS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WAS PHENOMENAL! MAJOR THANK YOU/SHOUT OUT TO RICH TONG, TUMBLR, AND MILK/MAC FOR PUTTING TOGETHER A TRULY INCREDIBLE WEEK!
P.S.- I made this… with SHOPBOP: December 2010
P.S.- This Holiday season, I’m excited to be apart of ShopBop.com’s Fashion Insider Feature. I cruised the newest collections and picked my favorite must-have items! The talented Dallas Shaw, artist/illustrator and Fashion’s go-to girl for wonderful watercolors, PS’ed a portrait of ME and 11 of my fellow friends. WhoWhatWear, StyleRepublic, ManRepeller, BryanBoy, PurseBlog, LeFashion, and more! Check out my FAVORITE 5 things to eat, watch, listen, and play over the holidays.
P.S.- I made this…at Kate Spade: November 30, 2010
P.S.- Check out a few pics from the P.S I made this… with Kate Spade Holiday DIY Event, which took place at their Broome Street NYC Store. We were joined by our fellow crafty friends from Fashionista, Lonny Magazine, Design Sponge, Style Republic, as well as Andrew Mukamal. Each came ready to craft the night away as these fab five were each given their own Kate Spade London Tote to DIY as they wished. Also on hand to create some crafty magic was Kate Spade’s own Chief Creative Officer, the fabulous Deborah Lloyd. In addition, our super creative fans were P.S.’ing their own cute Kate Spade Totes. Check out more pics on our Facebook Fan Page or on Kate Spades “Behind the Curtain” feature.
P.S.- I made this…at Fred Segal: November 17, 2010
P.S.- I headed to the West Coast to make beautiful things with all the beautiful people. Fred Segal kindly hosted a night of crafts & cocktails at their exclusive lounge in Santa Monica . Guests got crafty while customizing signature Fred Segal totes with fabric paints, sprays, glitter, Sharpie products and stencils. In addition to getting crafty, everyone was able to check out the book and have their copy signed!
P.S.- I made this…with ETSY: October 25, 2010
P.S.- I headed over to the Etsy headquarters in Dumbo, Brooklyn for an evening of fun fringe scarves, a signature project from my book! Guest reused, repurposed and reinvented their own t-shirts into the ultimate accessory. The night of DIY included an exclusive tour of the Etsy craft lab, as well as a live web-cast of the fridge scarf tutorial to tons of Etsy followers!
P.S.- I made this…with Tory Burch: October 17th, 2010
P.S.- In celebration of my newly released DIY style guide, one of my favorite designers (who is also featured throughout the book) hosted a soiree in both of our hometowns of Philadelphia. Friends, family and loyal fans sipped crafty cocktails, shopped the latest Tory Burch Collection and danced the night away! It was an honor to have Tory Burch support and be a part of this fabulous event!
P.S.- I made this…at FNO: September 10th, 2010
P.S.- Where were you on Fashions Night Out? We were hanging with Teen Vogue at their Asos.com FNO Block Party in the West Village of NYC.P.S.- I Made This… crafted an amazing DIY dream with TONS of products from ilovetocreate.com. Everyone painted, studded, stenciled, and got their graffiti on using cool canvas messenger bags and the limited edition Asos.com/Teen Vogue Tees.Erica was also on hand with her NEW Book- P.S.- I Made This… Signing copies and DIY’in all night!
P.S.- I made this…with Roxy @ PacSun’s Beach Ballyhoo: June 19th & 20th 2010
P.S.- This summer Pac Sun hosted the 1st ever Beach Ballyhoo with Roxy in California at the legendary Santa Monica Pier. Over 30,000 attended the two-day festival full of music, extreme sports and lots of DIY! During the 2 day event, Roxy and I invited guests to create Boho inspired hairpieces and necklaces made from rawhide string, frilly feathers and bright beads. Everyone got creative while braiding by the beach and getting crafty in the sand!
P.S.- I made this…with Dasani: April 2010
P.S.- DIY is just another way to live greener! In celebration of the new Dasani Plant Bottle, which is 100% recyclable and made up of 30% plant based matter, I created a limited edition green hat. Inspired by the green cap of the bottle, I was led to create a limited edition green beanie. Nicole Richie and I hosted a DIY event in LA where guests customized their own versions of this fashion forward hat. In NY, we partnered with the Art of Elysium and “P.S.-ed” hats at the annual Bright Lights Event at Milk Studios. Guests included Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, Russell Simmons and more. Everyone worked together to craft and customize trés chic hats. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Month! Go Green!
P.S.- I made this…with Helmut Lang @ Bloomingdales: February 3, 2010
P.S.- During February 2010 New York Fashion Week, I joined forces with Helmut Lang to celebrate the launch of their spring collection. Using super soft leathers and signature denim of the Helmut Lang line, I created a capsule collection of one-of-a-kind accessories. The accessories accompanied the Helmut Lang dedicated windows which were showcased in Bloomingdale’s Flagship NYC store throughout the entire week. Inside, guests were asked to create their own versions of the denim and leather accessories while browsing and buying from Helmut Lang’s amazing Spring Pieces. The result…fun, fierce DIY! Click here to check out Modelina.com’s coverage of the evening.