Total comments, emails, MySpace messages, and texts you sent about the Jessica Cushman bangles, sold at Barneys for $800 and simply incredible: 71.
Total minutes it took to make our own (admittedly juvenile, and merely inspired) version: 4.
You’ll need: Plastic bangle bracelets in a solid color (we found ours at Forever 21).
Two Sharpie paint pens, oil-based. One should be medium tipped and one should be fine tipped.
Clear nail polish.
A soft pencil.
Step one: Choose the song lyric/ movie quote/ designer initials you want on the bangle. With your pencil, lightly write the lyric onto the bracelet for spacing. Adjust until the whole quote fits perfectly.
Step two: Shake your Sharpie pens until the paint is free flowing. Write your script around the bangle, being careful not to smudge.
Step three: Wait five minutes for the paint to dry. Coat the script in clear nail polish to protect it from chipping.
Step four: Impress Gwyneth with the Coldplay lyric you’re wearing at Beatrice; avoid subway boredom by reading your own wrists; trendset as usual.
Fashionista is closed for Presidents Day. We celebrate by dressing like Jackie O. The site will be back tomorrow.
Our bracelets cost $3.50 – $6.50 at Forever 21.
Their Sharpie paint took far less time than we thought – about 20 seconds – to dry.
From top to bottom:
“It’s All Happening,” from Almost Famous
“I spent all day making love in the Chelsea Hotel,” from Chelsea Hotel by Dan Bern
“On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink,” from Mean Girls (superscript: “but this was girl world, and in girl world, you had to be sneaky”).
“We Can Live Our Misbehavior,” from Rebellion by Arcade Fire.