You’re my idea of beautiful


A few days ago, I got inspired by a fellow Lookbooker (Frankly: Fashion Zen (visit her blog!)) who created a miu miu-inspired skirt by ironing little sparrows on her skirt. After having searched the web for sparrow-, or cat-print fabric for weeks now, I finally had a new solution for DIY-ing miu miu dresses myself – unaffordable as they are! (And I hope miu miu won’t mind me borrowing their idea, I just loved the cats so much – still hoping to get my hands on their shoes!!)

So here’s how I did it: I bought transfer paper, made a little drawing of the miu miu cat, digitalised it in Photoshop, printed it on the A4 transfer paper x32, cut out each single cat and ironed it on the H&M Garden Collection dress. And today I’m here to present you the results – hope you like it!

By the way, I got my first real teaching job at an elementary school, and thus will start to work in Berlin in July – can’t wait! (Also can’t wait to finally live in the same city as my perfect boyfriend)

[Customised H&M dress, Topshop wedges, daisies from the garden]

//Edit: Here’s the A4 sheet I originally used, including 16x the cat [Download]. Sorry that it’s so small, I don’t have a bigger size of it (and it still worked out great printing it on the transfer paper on high quality).



102 Comments on You’re my idea of beautiful

  1. *Valentine*
    04/28/2010 at 5:08 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Ooooh la laaa!
    I’ve got that dresse, but I love how you customized it! :)
    SO CUTE!!!

    How how how? Please tell me!

  2. Clara
    04/28/2010 at 5:10 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    That is AMAZING! and by far the best diy of the mui mui prints i’ve seen!

    I so wanna do that on a shirt!

    04/28/2010 at 5:10 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    my god, what a great amazing job you’ve done! from the first pics I was sure you’d get an original miu miu dress!

  4. Cindy
    04/28/2010 at 5:24 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    omg. so authentic. i love it.

  5. Li
    04/28/2010 at 5:25 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    The DIY idea is so cute! And I love your daisy headband – so spring! Congratulations on your job offer in Berlin!

  6. Maegan
    04/28/2010 at 5:35 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    oh wow! super crafty DIY …totally Miu Miu :)

  7. kiwaczek2
    04/28/2010 at 5:49 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    beautiful dress. but I dont really like the cats on it. maybe if it was sth else, I dont know. I see we have same wedges, i just have ankle boots. and congrats on ur job. I’m a teacher too, bealive me the excitmenat will evaporate after a couple of years;)

  8. idée_géniale
    04/28/2010 at 5:59 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    what a creative way to turn a contemporary dress into something truly unique!
    Quite talented, those cats are so darn cute!

  9. agacior89
    04/28/2010 at 6:08 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Gosh, you are a genious! I envy your ress as much as you working in Berlin (how I dream of vising it someday <3)

  10. anne
    04/28/2010 at 6:22 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    it’s great to be that creative, but i am wondering if the cats will last after you will wash the dress..

  11. Veronica Fair
    04/28/2010 at 6:24 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Wow you did a great job! I discovered your blog lately and really like it! Good luck for your new job.

  12. christina
    04/28/2010 at 6:26 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    wow, ziemlich coole idee und umsetzung :)

  13. Jony
    04/28/2010 at 7:01 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Gorgeous pictures, I love the outfit!

  14. Nora Ringo
    04/28/2010 at 8:06 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    you did it very well! I really like the result, and the photos are amazing too! ♥


  15. Jenni
    04/28/2010 at 8:17 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Awesome idea! It turned out great!

  16. Insomnia
    04/28/2010 at 8:27 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    What a great job you did. I really thought it was a Miu Miu dress at first.

  17. eni
    04/28/2010 at 8:33 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    dein kleid ist <3

  18. Jagoda
    04/28/2010 at 8:35 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    would you mind to share the cat pattern (i mean the photoshop file)? ^^

  19. debi-joy
    04/28/2010 at 8:44 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Thats a great Idea love how the dress came out. may do that my self!!

  20. Ricky
    04/28/2010 at 8:58 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Jagoda: I’ll upload the pattern tomorrow, I have it on my other computer :)

    Thank you all btw!!

  21. Stella
    04/28/2010 at 10:24 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    A great work! So lovely the dress is!

  22. Antonia
    04/28/2010 at 11:27 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    ha, ich hatte genau die gleiche idee :)
    sehr schön hast du das gemacht!!

  23. MaNAa
    04/29/2010 at 3:22 am (11 Jahren ago)

    I love your DIY dress so much it’s gorgeous!

  24. Alyssa
    04/29/2010 at 4:34 am (11 Jahren ago)

    that’s amazing!! i might try that this summer!

  25. Matilda
    04/29/2010 at 9:40 am (11 Jahren ago)

    What an excellent idea you’ve had! It looks beautiful!

  26. hannah
    04/29/2010 at 9:51 am (11 Jahren ago)

    du mgast deine „digitalisierte“ katze nicht zufällig weitergeben? ich hab kein hödcnhen für photoshop, würd aber sehr gerne dein idee nachmachen und etwas mit kätzchen schmücken :)[at]

  27. Fashion Inspirations
    04/29/2010 at 11:27 am (11 Jahren ago)

    oooooooooooh. pretty. i want it. gimme gimme :) xxx

  28. vio
    04/29/2010 at 1:58 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    tolles resultat!

    (in meinem kopf schwirrt ja die ganze zeit schon das strumpfhosen-bedrucken herum, ich hoffe ich komm endlich mal dazu…)

  29. b l i s s
    04/29/2010 at 2:14 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    hi! I’ve read your blog for a while but never commented before, I wanted to say I think you did such a great job and looks totally professional. congratulations on your job as well!

  30. Damsels
    04/29/2010 at 2:49 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    couldn’t be more in love with that dress

  31. goldenmeans
    04/29/2010 at 4:14 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Amazing!! You look lovely :)

  32. Taryn
    04/29/2010 at 5:19 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    This turned out so well! brilliant idea. I love your flowery headband too :)

  33. Lilly Rose
    04/29/2010 at 6:17 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Wow, so viel Aufwand! Sieht super aus!! Die Schuhe bekommst du bestimmt noch irgendwoher^^.

    Lilly *-*

  34. drollgirl
    04/29/2010 at 6:18 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    YOUR SHOES ARE RAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Neve
    04/29/2010 at 7:58 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Hey, richtig super sehen die katzen aus :)

    Ich wollte fragen – ich hab deine Q&A erst jetzt gelesen – warum du das tätowieren lernst und was für eine Maschine zu dir zugelegt hast- Wo wie was und so :) Ich suche ne Ausbilndung zum Tätowierer und fang warscheinlich bald an.. Will vorher natürlich trainieren und es wäre für mich sehr interessant, wo du wie deine Materialien und Infos hergenommen hast :).

    Eine andere Frage wäre noch: Was arbeitest du eigentlich? Oder studierst du? Du kommst aus Berlin, oder?

  36. 'Lee ▲▲▲
    04/29/2010 at 8:06 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    oh my gawd.
    this dress is amazing!!!
    pure genius, seriously.
    it looks like it came straight off the catwalk, doesn’t look like one of those obvious DIY’s.
    and I’m so loving the wedges.

    Theory of a fashion victim

  37. marchenoirmode
    04/29/2010 at 9:49 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Oh! Beautiful nude dress!
    Great outfit, love.
    See you, Carolina.

  38. Blue is in Fashion this Year
    04/30/2010 at 9:04 am (11 Jahren ago)

    Hi, I’ve just made a collage with a lot of Bloggers MIU MIU DIY. You’re also on it and I have linked to this post.
    You can find my post HERE

  39. Marielle
    04/30/2010 at 2:11 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    wunderbarer blog :)
    ab jetzt hast du einen weiteren leser dazubekommen! :P:D

    Vorkurzem erstellte ich mir auch einen… würde mich freuen wenn du auch mich mal besuchst :)

    xx marielle

  40. style baro
    04/30/2010 at 3:55 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    I love it so much! :O

  41. Adri
    04/30/2010 at 9:22 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    I cant get over what a great job you did…it looks just like the real deal. I love all the miu miu inspired DIY, yours especially.

  42. T.
    05/01/2010 at 11:07 am (11 Jahren ago)

    Erstens: Was für ein tolles und aufwendiges DIY-Projekt!
    Zweitens: Was für ein tolles Blog! Hübsche Outfits, professionelle Fotos! Du bist so was wie das deutsche Cherry Blossom Girl, was? Kann gar nicht glauben, dass ich dies Blog bisher nicht kannte.
    Drittens: Du wirst ab jetzt „verfolgt“!

  43. agata
    05/01/2010 at 2:19 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    OH MY GODNESS! you’re a genius! last time i was in zara i saw a beautiful miu miu-esque dress, but your is the best one :)
    thanks for sharing :)
    + great blog, gonna follow!

  44. ML
    05/01/2010 at 3:21 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    This is such an awesome DIY. Love the flower crown also. And I really, really love how you „wear“ your tattoos (if that makes sense… :P )

  45. Lisa
    05/01/2010 at 5:15 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Awesome dress. You did such a great job with it!
    starship narcissus

  46. tokyobanhbao
    05/02/2010 at 12:20 am (11 Jahren ago)

    love that dress you’re stunning in it! ^^ woot woot!

  47. Sophiemei
    05/02/2010 at 3:26 am (11 Jahren ago)

    love love this dress!! it’s beautiful and lovely!! nice post

  48. Posporoseller
    05/02/2010 at 5:15 am (11 Jahren ago)

    I love it! The cat pattern feels very apt. The sepia themed photography also gives this ensemble its humble feel.

    Parting Shot:
    Ri likes @BisayaFilms, is “I May Be Seymour Glass” on Flickr, makes bisaya short films and is partial to

  49. littlebrownbag
    05/02/2010 at 8:43 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    I just found your blog,and i think it’s amazing <3
    you got a new follower. Check into mine if you want. And can i borrow these pictures? XoXo

  50. MªAngeles S.T.
    05/03/2010 at 7:17 am (11 Jahren ago)

    WOW!! Great job, that’s so inspiring ;)

  51. Vanessa
    05/03/2010 at 9:12 am (11 Jahren ago)

    Whaoh -oah! the dress looks amazing, What an innovative idea.


    xx Vanessa

  52. Emilie
    05/04/2010 at 8:22 am (11 Jahren ago)


  53. ädchen
    05/04/2010 at 7:04 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    You are genius! I love what you’ve done. Your „fake“ miu miu is absolutely beautiful, I’m totally impressed! I’d like to do the same but maybe with some old dress, not necessarily new H&M, because I could distroy it doing something wrong:)

  54. balletslippers
    05/04/2010 at 9:51 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    What a cute dress!! Great Idea. And you have a really nice blog <3

  55. Alice
    05/05/2010 at 3:54 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Amazing dress :D

  56. Sasa
    05/05/2010 at 8:33 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    This is so great, thanks for the tips and inspiration!

  57. Karolina
    05/06/2010 at 9:18 am (11 Jahren ago)

    Great post! I couldn’t resist not to make an entry about it. Your posts are always so inspiring to me.
    I have made a note about inspired by Miu Miu clothes. I used one of your photos.
    Go here to see my post –

  58. Ricky
    05/07/2010 at 7:54 am (11 Jahren ago)

    oh yeah, kinda looks like it!! did you create/draw the sparrows yourself? by the way, I love your tights, they’re so pretty!!

  59. Andy Zamora & Daniela Wolf
    05/07/2010 at 4:17 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Hey! I love how you make your own clothes/ personalize them. By the way, I saw last week in Zara a short jumpsuit with the same miu miu inspired print!(If you didn’t knew)

  60. Mary-Love
    05/07/2010 at 8:25 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    You are so cute ♥

  61. Melissa
    05/08/2010 at 8:56 am (11 Jahren ago)

    tolles kleid und tolle bilder :)

  62. Amber
    05/09/2010 at 8:57 am (11 Jahren ago)

    Great DIY!

  63. FILIPA
    05/09/2010 at 5:46 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Lovely dress :)

    beijo *

  64. Rianna Bethany
    05/09/2010 at 8:46 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    it looks great! What a great idea
    Rianna xxx

  65. Zoe
    05/10/2010 at 3:19 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Hi! I love this drees! Miu Miu dresses are in my wishlist, they’re amazin‘ but really TOO expensive! Your idea is great! Do you think you could iron the cats also on tights? I’d really like to know if it is possible or not and I’ll be happy if you will answer :) thanx

  66. Small Fashion Diary
    05/10/2010 at 11:43 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    what can I say? just perfect! I love ur tatoos!!

  67. smokylash
    05/11/2010 at 9:14 am (11 Jahren ago)

    The dress is simply gorgeous !
    I love your outfit with the tattoo is original !


  68. Mayi
    05/13/2010 at 5:34 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    So cute…love your dress jajaja :p

  69. Cynthia
    05/13/2010 at 6:12 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Wow…its amazing, thanks a lot for the cats, are awesome, and you’re a genius!

  70. Luana Pagung
    05/17/2010 at 2:55 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    So cute!
    nice blog! :D I LIKE IT

    Follow my blog and I follow your blog.


  71. Maggie
    05/18/2010 at 8:31 am (11 Jahren ago)

    Wunder,-wunderschöne Bilder. Du siehst einfach so unglaublich toll aus!

  72. Megan Hawley
    05/19/2010 at 9:38 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    That is such a beautiful dress!!!

  73. Mona Leoncini
    05/30/2010 at 9:25 am (11 Jahren ago)

    wow , coup de coeur sur ta tenue (:

  74. LadyGrett
    06/02/2010 at 11:19 pm (11 Jahren ago)

    Great idea!
    Love the dress and the photos are very sweet. Well done!


  75. saintadele
    08/24/2010 at 7:27 am (10 Jahren ago)

    where did you get the wedges! do reply me pleaseeeee!

  76. venuslop
    09/30/2011 at 6:29 am (9 Jahren ago)

    Vous faites, il est divertissant et vous avez toujours prendre soin de la tenir à puce. J’ai hate de lire beaucoup plus de vous. C’est vraiment un site web merveilleux.

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