Chic On A Shoestring
After 12 years, Mary Jane Baxter left her job as BBC foreign reporter to bolster her creative talents and train as a couture hat maker. Her expert crafting skills landed her with milliner Stephen Jones in London, Marc Jacobs in Paris, and with her very own collection at the Harvey Nichols flagship store in Knightsbridge.
The same passion that inspired Mary Jane to leave her reporting job to work in fashion full-time shines through the pages of her new book. With more than 40 unique and stylish ideas—including quick and easy no-sew projects-- Mary Jane inspires readers to create their own covetable clothes and accessories.
CHIC ON A SHOESTRING teaches readers how to recycle almost anything in the closet-- old clothes, shoes, scraps of fabric, broken necklaces, buttons—and convert them into stylish, vintage accessories. She also details where and how fashionistas should look (flea markets, craft stores, etc.) to build their vintage-style collection. Readers will learn how to transform a colorful ribbon into a trendy belt, shoelaces into a stunning choker, a silk scarf into a seductive summer top, and much more.