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When Celebrities Do DIY: 8 Patches, 15 Creations

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    "A celebrity DIY? Sure," you might be thinking. "Let me just grab my diamond-stud collection and the beat-up Birken bag that could use an update." But, this isn't quite like that. French brand Claudie Pierlot asked a few of its friends — including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Benjamin Millepied — to use its new Custom Kit to DIY an item for themselves. From pretty ballet slippers to a not-so-simple bateau top, the creations range from inspiring to interesting, much like the handmade projects that come from the paws of us plebes.

    Want to see how you'd fare with similar tools? Pick up the gear for yourself on Claudie Pierlot for just $61.41. The kit contains eight custom patches, 30 studs, 30 rings, 30 icicle-shaped charms, a long chain, a sewing kit, and a white tote bag (in case you want to stick with the basics). All of the profits from the sale of the set will go to the children's medical and education charity La Chaine de l'Espoir and UNESCO's Malala Fund for Girls’ Right to Education. Looks like it's time to get crafty!

    Claudie Pierlot Custom Kit, $61.41, available at Claudie Pierlot.

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