Couture Of Golden Excrescence

1st September 2010






I originally wanted to call the post title 'Golden Warts', 'Explosive Fungals' or 'Sprouting Clusters' any words/definitions that are associated with Type HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)…don't ask me why.  Googling images on warts and ignoring a bowl of apple crumble next me was a gagging experience, but a word 'Excrescence' came up (thanks Shini) is a perfect word to describe my DIY-ed embellished-wart-like socks….sounds beautiful but is contagious. Dozens of golden-metallic flowers and cheap pearls (originally neckalaces from Primark, de-chained) were painstakingly sewn onto a pair of H&M lace ankle socks, I used a kitchen roll as a foot dummy which sadly later became unusable.  It may look un-wearable but it does a couture-isque look to it,  I would give it a go and try wear it at LFW, no?

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  • Daniela 1st September 2010 at 17:24

    Okay, this is seriously cool! I can’t believe you made them! See you at LFW – you’ll be easy to spot 🙂

  • Kate 1st September 2010 at 17:24

    OMG Kit the socks are stunning, good job you made it look couture-esque.

  • Y Y 1st September 2010 at 17:30

    Utterly, utterly amazing!

  • fantastic style 1st September 2010 at 17:32

    Yes yes yes wear it at LFW, show off your talent ;P

  • Platform Princess 1st September 2010 at 17:41

    Sweeeet dude. They look like a flower carnival.

    Me likes 😉

  • Janet Wang 1st September 2010 at 17:50

    Oh my, I have a cool name for your title but it’s from an asian film ‘The Curse of The Golden Flower’ lol.

  • Nana 1st September 2010 at 18:06

    Kit you’re a genius! You’ve given me some ideas 😀

  • geisharock 1st September 2010 at 18:19

    hahaha excresence. i love it! very dainty 🙂

    i’m always in awe of all you talented peeps who can pull off DIY projects. my attempts always end in tears and a shredded dish rag!

    i’ll be at LFW too! lets meet! are you going to be there everyday? i’m a first timer and dont know what to expect/whats going on…


  • Jordanna 1st September 2010 at 18:48

    These are so beautiful Kit!!!!

  • jade 1st September 2010 at 19:13

    Me love.

  • PinkBow 1st September 2010 at 20:00

    oohh i love these and especially the polaroid of them

    (and thank you for the comment on the mimco post, i really appreciate it. it was fun to see the different takes from everyone, yours was the first i saw…stunning, you really did the piece justice)

  • michelle 1st September 2010 at 20:38

    Warts and apple crumble is a bad mix unfortunate that you had to gag.

    Loving the polaroid.

  • Shini 1st September 2010 at 21:08

    My my I didn’t expect this, those socks are sooo amazinggg, and who’d have thought those Primark necklaces would end up this way, reincarnated into something so much bettah!

  • styleeast 1st September 2010 at 21:57

    YES! Definitely one for fashion week – expect to be stopped and photographed by me!! Love these socks, couldn’t get through the photos fast enough to read what they were all about!

    Just saw you commented on the Don’t Panic thing, thank you kindly!

  • Bee 1st September 2010 at 22:21

    wow the socks looks contagious, loved how you used a medical reference/name to name your post, Excrescence is a brilliant choice. I thought I read the word excrement….Doh my dyslexic.

    Please wear it at LFW.

  • Merissa 1st September 2010 at 22:44

    gah. incredible. i wanna wear em all day everyday.


  • Style Poo 1st September 2010 at 22:55

    Woah what a wart they are. Beautiful.

  • heather 1st September 2010 at 22:58

    Don’t you think it looks very Chanel Couture-sque?

  • Amy 1st September 2010 at 23:03

    That’s super creative! Very cute 😀

  • Rainbow Kid 2nd September 2010 at 00:16

    You’re amazingly talented Kit. Great title.

  • Georgie 2nd September 2010 at 00:27

    I agree with Heather, the socks does look Chanel-like.

  • S 2nd September 2010 at 00:40

    You and your painstaking embellishments!! They look so worth it in the end though.


  • Layla 2nd September 2010 at 00:44

    Oh gawd Kit you’re sooo talented.

  • five style 2nd September 2010 at 00:46

    Would be amazing if the whole tights were covered in golden flowers, that would mean you needed to buy at least 15 to 20 necklaces from Primark? Maybe more :S

  • Chantelle Couture 2nd September 2010 at 00:47

    At least you didn’t glue the flowers onto the socks which made it look so well made.

  • Damien 2nd September 2010 at 01:06

    Great work.

  • hongyi 2nd September 2010 at 02:13

    Primark necklaces? That’s amazing.

  • gogochan 2nd September 2010 at 03:43

    love it, kit. especially paired up with that flowerish leopard leg thing. rocks!

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  • Viki 2nd September 2010 at 05:18

    That’s one hardcore hand-sewn piece, can’t wait to see your next project.

  • Jace 2nd September 2010 at 05:20

    You’re so good at naming titles for your posts, you should be a copywriter for mags. Love the socks btw.

  • antonia 2nd September 2010 at 10:01

    love it!

  • the style crusader 2nd September 2010 at 12:22

    whoa kit! this is awesome. you are quite the diy queen. definitely want to see these bad boys at LFW. but be warned… you’ll probably be swarmed by a herd of paps. xx

    • Kit @ Style Slicker 2nd September 2010 at 18:00

      @The Style Crusader – I’ll make I do a runner and get mobbed.

  • Winnie 2nd September 2010 at 12:44

    Oh wow, these turned out amazing. You must be pretty pleased with it. Especially love the old school polaroid…

  • Becky 2nd September 2010 at 13:54

    Love the title….so eloquently beautiful. Sounds like you’re trying to say that warts are beautiful hahaha.

  • thestreetfashion5xpro 2nd September 2010 at 14:03

    amazing…great post…I love it
    your post and always interesting
    follow you follow me too

  • Diana 2nd September 2010 at 15:35

    Amazing DIY.

  • kirsty 2nd September 2010 at 16:37

    totally loving it x

  • ediot 2nd September 2010 at 20:18

    really do love the photos so much. sweet blog.
    im gonna check it out now-
    have a great week


  • Reena 2nd September 2010 at 20:31

    They are possibly the most luxe socks I’ve ever seen. It must have taken you hours. I thought they were just beautiful, but now that you mentioned warts they do look sort of wart-y too..but beautiful shiny warts

  • Adorngirl 3rd September 2010 at 10:41

    sock a licious can’t wait to see them first hand at LFW. xx

  • sissi 3rd September 2010 at 13:14

    omg!ggreat work, it so amazing! I also do a lot of DIY check out my blog. right now giveaway!

  • 3rd September 2010 at 17:56

    nice blog.
    good luck.

  • chloe 6th September 2010 at 19:32

    aaah, so delicately pretty!
    have a great time at lfw, im so jealous! x

  • Leia 7th September 2010 at 23:29

    Those shoes are actually AMAZING, I would buy them if I saw them in a shop!

  • April 8th September 2010 at 18:15

    Oh my my. Those are amazing.

  • Hattice 10th September 2010 at 01:13

    Those socks are stunning, would love to make one myself.

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