Fashion Valentines! Vote For The One You Love



Whether you look at February 14 with excited anticipation or mild (to moderate) trepidation, it is one of the best holidays to get your craft on. And, since our staff is always in it to win it when it comes to all things creative, we just had to find out what kinds of fashion-inspired Valentines we could come up with. Click through to peep delish It bag-inspired cookies we'd totally gift to ourselves, a Posh and Becks card that'll make your sweetie blush, a totally new use for those ubiquitous candy hearts, and more. Also, don't forget to cast your vote on the last page for the Valentine you think has style in spades — all is fair in love and war, right?

Annie_sized Bare It Like Beckham

Inspiration: "The wall hangings by Kristian's desk."
How you made it: "I photocopied the magazine cover, and then printed out pics of me and my boyfriend. I cut out the pics, pasted them on top of Posh and Beck's faces, and voila! It took about 10 minutes."
If you could give your valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "Beckham... he's the real Beckham to my Posh." 

DIY by Annie Georgia Greenberg

Photographed by Guang Xu

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Be Mine for a Month

Inspiration: "Our exclusive Refinery29 calendar collaboration with designers."
How you made it: "I cut out letters on a piece of white card stock and glued it to the front of the calendar. Then I filled out some fun dates my Valentine can expect in February. It took about an hour." 
If you could give your Valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "I think I'd give this to Justin Timberlake. It wouldn't be so bad securing a few dates with him."

DIY by Christy Kurtz

Photographed by Guang Xu

christy02_sizedFriends Are In Fashion

Inspiration: "The little playing card-like Valentines you swap in grade school."
How you made it: "When in doubt, Photoshop! I cut out Karl Lagerfeld's head and added big bold text. It took about 10 minutes."
If you could give your Valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "I could see Karl giving this to Anna."

DIY by Christy Kurtz

Photographed by Guang Xu

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Box O' Kisses

Inspiration: "Diane von Furstenberg's lip pattern."
How you made it: "This super simple box was made with two letter size printouts of the DVF lip pattern, one sheet of pink construction paper, a bone folder and some double-sided tape. The box is made with folds, and then I used the tape to stick pink paper squares in the interior (a lining of sorts).  It took under 15 minutes to make."
If you could give your Valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "I should say Diane von Furstenberg, but I'm going with Waris Ahluwalia. He's a hottie."

DIY by Gabriela Alford

Photographed by Guang Xu

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Sweet Accessories

Inspiration: "Cute shoes and bags."
How you made it: "I baked the cookies, and then decorating them took about two hours in total."
If you could give your Valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "Manolo Blahnik, because he has a sweet tooth!"

DIY by Laura Miller

Photographed by Guang Xu

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Lust List 

Inspiration: "Refinery29's Lust List column, highlighting things we're obsessing at the moment."
How you made it: "Five minutes picking things I lusted after; One hour Photoshopping images, cutting everything out, and gluing. (Ideally I would have liked to use a mirror or reflective paper for the last card, but tinfoil was all I had.)"
If you could give your Valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "Hmm, maybe the designers I featured. Think they'd get the hint?"

DIY by Lisa Dionisio

Photographed by Guang Xu

LisaD02_sizedLook I Love

Inspiration: "This was inspired by an idea our photo editor Christy Kurtz had; and seeing so many runway images on the site."
How you made it: "30 minutes researching "red"-hot runway looks; 15 minutes laying it out in Photoshop."
If you could give your valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "To Christy Kurtz, of course! CK's look is one I love ;)."

DIY by Lisa Dionisio

Photographed by Guang Xu

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Sweet (And Sparkly) Treats

Inspiration: "Christy Kurtz's recent DIY Prada clutch."
How you made it: "I made the little bag out of scraps of leather, and then I glued on teeny acrylic gemstones, in the same way as described in the DIY. Then, I just filled it with chocolate and it was ready to go. All in all, it took about an hour and a half to make."
If you could give your Valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "Definitely Daesung from Big Bang. Swoon!"

DIY by Lisa Eppich

Photographed by Guang Xu

piera01_sizedLove At First Site

Inspiration: "I saw a vintage Valentine that had this saying on it and I thought it would be cool to apply it to fashion's most iconic new sunnies."
How you made it: "Colored pencil on paper with masking tape to hinge the sides. It took approximately 30 minutes."
If you could give your Valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "Miuccia Prada."

DIY by Piera Gelardi

Photographed by Guang Xu

piera02_sizedSole Mate

Inspiration: "We saw some Christian Louboutins that were covered in googly eyes a few months back, so this is our V-Day approximation."
How you made it: "Elmers glue! The glue was melting the sugar so it took a while to get them to dry. All in all, it took approximately four hours."
If you could give your Valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "Katy Perry definitely needs these."

DIY by Piera Gelardi and Christy Kurtz

Photographed by Guang Xu

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Twitter-tine

Inspiration: "The over-use of the word obsessed on all fashion social channels."
How you made it: "I printed the type on a thick piece of paper, cut it out with an X-acto knife, and used it as a stencil. It took about 10 minutes."
If you could give your Valentine to one designer or fashion icon, who would it be? "Our own Kristian Bravo Laliberte (I'm #obsessed with him.)"

DIY by Piera Gelardi

Photographed by Guang Xu



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