Fake it till you make it.

My paper Chanel cuff.

Couture is pricey. If you've ever wondered why, you need to watch this video about the Chanel Maisons d'Art from the Paris-Shanghai series. With every miniscule golden stitch, every hand-trimmed feather and every gorgeously rusted paillette, you can almost hear the retail cost racking up. 

But who says you can't enjoy a little luxury on a budget? With a little patience, a few bits of ribbon, paper and a pair of scissors, I recreated Chanel's F/W 2009 ruffle cuffs!

Detail from Chanel F/W 2009