I have a magenta princess coat, bought a long time ago from Dorothy Perkins. But it came with black buttons, which can look a bit harsh. Its a darling coat, so I didn’t want to bin it. Instead, I pimped my coat. Mend and make do? Well, more like mend and make Miu Miu! Obviously, I can’t upcycle Dotty P all the way up to Miu Miu, but I was thinking of all the jewel encrusting Miu Miu do when I chose my new buttons.
The coat used to look a bit like this:
But I wanted it to look more like this!
More more Miu Miu
After hours trawling London’s button sellers (Liberty has a wonderful selection, and its such a joy to spend time in the haberdashery department), I found my large diamante buttons on ebay in China at £5 for 4 – a fraction of the cost of buying from UK retailers.