Refinery29's Ultimate Fashion Ornament Face Off

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Y'all know how seriously we take DIY and all things seasonal and chic. While it seems like just yesterday we were competing (ahem, or, in this editor's case, winning) with our fashion pumpkins (R.I.P Annakin Pumptour), we felt it was time to turn our attention to something a bit more timely—Christmas ornaments! Whether you're partial to the Chanel tree-topper, the Karl Lagerfield bulb, or the aww-dorable little outfits on hangers, these ornaments will definitely add fab to any fern or chic to any chrysanthemum (if that's more your thing). Plus, check out the first ever fashion dreidel, where every side promises some sort of couture prize. Oh, and don't forget to VOTE! Nothing says holiday like some healthy competition, right?

Click through for the chicest trimmings you'll see this season, some DIY inspiration, and a poll that might split your office fashion enthusiasts in two!

eddie-ornamentA Christmas Karl

Inspiration: "The life and times of the iconic Karl Lagerfeld — but seriously, if we take away the tailored suit, sunglasses, and all the bling, he would be perfectly casted for a fashionista's version of A Christmas Carol's Ebenezer Scrooge!"
Steps you took and length of completion: "Cotton balls, cotton balls, and more cotton balls! Oh, and a major black magic marker. 1 hour."
If your ornament could talk it would say: "Always HANG with the with coolest in the world...or tree!"

DIY by Eddie Larios

Photographed by Shanita Sims


shani-ornamentThe Fashion Dreidel

Inspiration: "Hanukkah and YSL (its my fave logo)."
Steps you took and length of completion:"....I don't wanna talk about it."
If your ornament could talk it would say:"Let me see you twirl."

DIY by Shani Silver

Photographed by Shanita Sims


lisae-ornament One Haute Open Sleigh

Inspiration: "The idea just popped into my head, there was no real inspiration other than Anna and Karl are really fun characters. Somehow the idea of them looking like Peanuts-esque characters in a glamorous sleigh came to mind"
Steps you took and length of completion: "It took about 6 hours. I first made the sleigh out of cardboard, covered it in glitter, then I modeled the figures out of polymer clay and baked them, then painted them, and put everything together."
If your ornament could talk it would say:"Your ornament was nice — last year."

DIY by Lisa Eppich

Photographed by Shanita Sims



christyk-ornament-2 Santa Claus is Comin' to Fashion

Inspiration: "The runway"
Steps you took and length of completion: "About 20 minutes. I printed out the Oscar de la Renta look and a mini-santa hat, cut them out, glued them together, and added cotton to the hat to add a little something extra."
If your ornament could talk it would say:"It wouldn't talk, it would sing x-mas songs."

DIY by Christy Kurtz

Photographed by Shanita Sims


lisad-ornaments"Mini" Dresses

Inspiration: "Seeing my dry-cleaning...wire hangers. Cringe."
Steps you took and length of completion: "Making teeny-tiny wire hangers, 10 - 15 min; Folding paper into clothes (and brushing up on my origami skills via Youtube): 15 min."
If your ornament could talk it would say:"It'd burst into song 'Mele Kalikimaka..'."

DIY by Lisa Dioniso

Photographed by Shanita Sims

taylor-ornamentFlight of Fancy

Inspiration: "The queen of fashion of course, McQueen."
Steps you took and length of completion: "All in all this took less that 10 minutes. I used spray glue to attach the gold leaf flakes. I also used glue to attach the feathers in a pattern I liked, then glued them to the bottom of the orb."
If your ornament could talk it would say: "I think the message is clear. There better be some McQueen under this tree as well. A girl can dream can't she?"

DIY by Taylor Barringer

Photographed by Shanita Sims


christyk-ornamentChanel Tops All

Inspiration: "Usually Christmas trees have stars on top, so ours needed the fashion equivalent — a glittery gold Chanel symbol."
Steps you took and length of completion: "30 minutes. I printed out a Chanel symbol, cut it out, and used it as a stencil on glitter paper then made the cone out of the same glitter paper."
If your ornament could talk it would say: "a tree should be two things: classy and fabulous!"

DIY by Christy Kurtz

Photographed by Shanita Sims


laura-miller-ornamentThe Wanna-Be Missoni

Inspiration: "Missoni print!"
Steps you took and length of completion: "I got a plain globe ornament and painted it with acrylic metallic paint from a craft store. Ta da! It took about 25 mins."
If your ornament could talk it would say: "What's Target?"

DIY by Laura Miller

Photographed by Shanita Sims


eddie-ornament-2Croc-in' Around The Christmas Tree

Inspiration: "Versace's Crocodile Leather Handbag. Did I just write that!?"
Steps you took and length of completion: "I cut thin straps of croc stamped paper and curved the edges to the center to form a delicate snowflake ornament. ALL MORNING."
If your ornament could talk it would say: "Don't touch the leather!!!"

DIY by Eddie Larios

Photographed by Shanita Sims


laura-miller-ornament-2Bling Of The Ball

Inspiration: "Donatella and bling, the two go hand and hand!"
Steps you took and length of completion: "First I painted the ornament silver, then bejeweled and let dry."
If your ornament could talk it would say: "The shinier the better, dahling!"

DIY by Laura Miller

Photographed by Shanita Sims


eddie-ornament-3Stella's Psycho Cornicopia

Inspiration: "Stella McCartney and spring colors!"
Steps you took and length of completion: "What, this old thing? Just a bunch of (real life) cutting and pasting."
If your ornament could talk it would say: "Colorful, not colored fur!"

DIY by Eddie Larios

Photographed by Shanita Sims





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