For the last couple of years I’ve done round-ups of DIY gift ideas. (I also included buy-able gifts in last year’s guides.) I’m terribly behind with my Christmas shopping, but just looking through some of these old round-ups is inspiring. So if you’re still planning to make some (or all) of your gifts this year, [...]
Candy-colored faux fur has really caught my eyes these days. While faux fur is perfect for cozying up on cold days, it can also make a style statement in unexpected colors. The pastel shades look especially fun to me, maybe because they’re such a contrast to the usual darker winter colors we’re used to. Luckily, [...]
While they have lowly utilitarian origins and first made a big impact on the punk scene, in the last decade safety pins have made huge inroads in the high fashion world. Safety pins were popular with punks because they’re versatile, widely available in many sizes, and easily manipulated, which also makes them perfect for many [...]
Lace is one of those embellishments that never really goes away. (Sometimes it takes a leave of absence, but then it comes back, refreshed and better than ever.) Although lace appliques have been around for hundreds of years, designers can still find fresh new ways to use them. This season there are some great examples [...]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.