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DIY: Hear me roar! La Sara Leona DESIGNS HER OWN SWEATER!


How are the words sweater, designer, La Sara Leona, Rainyday and creativity connected to each other? Find it out now:

You always wanted to design fashion items on your own? Possible! With Rainyday’s Online-Tool, you can now create your own fashion piece. I did it and it turned out to be super cool …




My self-designed sweater

You can choose from t-shirts, sweaters, blouses, bags and more. I chose a sweater, because I reckon that’s what I need most right now in winter.

Next step is to choose, what shall be printed on your chosen fashion item.

For this, I chose my slogan:

„The real Lion King is a SHE.“

This slogan is sooooo me & my blog!




About the slogan

This slogan fits perfectly to my blog name and for sure to me – My blog and I are strong and fierce and spread self-esteem as much as independency. Like a lioness. And to be honest, the lion king is one in the fairytales and Disney stories …

But the real king is the lioness herself.
She is the hunter,
she feeds the babies,
she is the powerful one.

You spread power by just wearing this sweater. #fierce




Personalizing your fashion piece

When using the Online-Tool and chosen your slogan, brand name, personal name or whatever, you can personalize your writing by choosing a font, font size, colour and placement of your writing.

I chose a white font colour,
because my sweater is black and
I wanted to create an item, which
goes with everything.


On the front side I placed the slogan, on the back, right over my arse lol, I placed my blog name: La Sara Leona

„La Sara Leona“ is written on my back.




The whole furry look

I styled the self-designed (and very adorable) sweater with berry trousers, rosé fur jacket, black wedges from Fornarina and a with berry and pink flowers embroidered clutch.

I styled the sweater with rosé & berry colours.


Embroidery is a total Go this season – and so romantic.


The real Lion King gotta go!


With this self-designed sweater as a key piece, you don’t need any further fancy items to pimp your look. The slogan says it all already.


I’m very (berry) in love with my self-designed sweater!

If you would love to have one as well, just let me know! 😉

And if you want to design your own one, go on Rainyday’s homepage and try out the Online-Tool. This is much fun!




Thank you for the support, Rainyday.

Logo trend: Bandmania with Blazer & pimped DIY Bandtee

You know, that Logomania is ‚in‘ again and showing big statement quotes, logos and brand names

makes you en vogue and
gives you the opportunity to
deliver your mindset/message/opinion through fashion (awesome).  


While Logomania rules it, there are some subtrends coming up, that we really really love (believe me). The 80ies are back, so are band shirts! Cobain’s Grunge look styled with a Nirvana shirt? Awesome as hell.

Well, I am more the Guns ’n‘ Roses type, so I chose – imagine soft rataplan right here – a Guns ’n‘ Roses bandtee for this outfit (100 points). I dropped the bandana (sorry, Axl), because I wanted to style the look elegantly – but still cool though!


Bandshirts mostly have t
hat straight cut, that
doesn’t look sexy or cute at all,

when you wear it like this. So I had the idea to „do it myself“ to make the tee cooler…

Not showing the bandtee already. 😛


Independency is a GO these days.




DIY: Pimp your Bandtee!

I cut the neck and made it wider – so I may can also wear it one shoulder off by occassion.

Then I cut the sleeves and shortened them, so that they sticked out a little bit. This step made the tee cheekier (or actually the wearer – you know, what I mean).

And last, but not least, I shortened the length of the t-shirt. I cropped it a lot actually, because originally it was almost a tunika.

This is the result:

DIY at neck, sleeves & length.


Combined with black leather boots & bag.


Khaki matches perfectly to Guns ’n‘ Roses‘ logo with its warm colours.


With a winter coat – the blazer is still underneath.


Axl, where are thou?



Details: Gold and black

I chose a black bucket bag and lots of golden accessoires.


Choker in black.


Creoles in gold.



Combined with a blazer (and a still trending choker), the bandtee gets a glamorous touch and appears still very cool.

A cheer for this awesome decade – the decade of bandtees, Grunge and rocky styles!






DIY & 2in1: Selfmade ALLOVER CUTOUTS styled á la BOHEMIAN & FUR-ious!

*Product Placement

Allover cutouts to relieve the trouser’s tightness

It is time for a new selfmade DIY-Piece, don’t you think so? I have black high-waisted trousers, which are super sexy, but incredibly uncomfortable, because

they are just so so SO skinny,
it feels like your legs are
in a vacuum
(not a pleasure at all).

We all know the quote „Beauty knows no pain“, but sorry, that is just not true.

So well, I really liked those trousers, because they look great on me (lol), but

I had to get rid of that constricting feeling somehow

– so why not just cutting some cutouts in there (incredible lexical choice, I know). I had this idea one day before Halloween and I still needed a costume, so I thought ‚I can’t wear those trousers anyway, so let’s try out a cool new style on them‘.

I cut in the cutouts, while wearing the pants, because like this, I was able to feel, where „cutouts were needed“ to relieve the narrowing feeling and the tightness.

Well, it happened, that I cut in cutouts ALLOVER 😀


Now, those basic and normal skinny (vacuuming) trousers are lovely to wear AND have eyecatching detail, which you won’t find in the next store at the corner.

That is a special and unique piece now – and it yells REBEL YELL (We adore you, Billy Idol), because cutouts still (although we are quite free to wear what we want)

let the wearer appear controversial and rebellious.

Good, because it is time to put away old conventions anyway (emancipation anyone?).

Thanks to those many cutouts, I have really been relieved and due to this happy – as you can see.




The basal outfit for the day&night programme

You know how a blog post for the category „2in1“ works – TWO Outfits by switching just ONE Piece. The basal Outfit stays the same, so you can look casual by day (or not; If you want to look elegant, do it – no conventional dictates right here) and less casual (on point, eyy? :-D), but a bit more elegant and glamorous by night (for e.g. dinner, gala, theatre, opera or a girls‘ night out).

So the basic look this time consists of

my (now very) beloved black high-waisted trousers with allover cutouts,
a black belt with golden ornaments,
black leather boots (my favs!),
black net tights,

a black bucket bag and
a golden body.

You know the golden body from the Urban Gangster Chic article: http://www.lasaraleona.com/urban-gangster-chic-hood-with-sewn-in-gold-golden-body/

The basic look is black & gold – in leather and metallic. #trending




2in1 – by day:
Bohemian Rhapsody – embroidered jacket with furry endings

For the day look, I chose a jacket with 3/4 sleeve length from MOIRÉ FASHION. It is a new shop in the old centre of Innsbruck (Kiebachgasse) and

beside its adorable location
(lots of pink and rosé yaaaay),
it offers super lovely fashion pieces
– like this cool jacket!

The jacket á la Bohéme from Moiré Fashion in Innsbruck.


Combined with a golden body, a golden Karl Lagerfeld watch, tons of rings (as always) and a black choker with a bow, the jacket is styled on point. The stage is yours, bohemian jacket!

Fun fact: The Bohemian style fits perfect to my (controversial) allover cut out trousers, because Bohemians are controversial as well – It’s a match! ( Can you smell that rebel breeze in the air?)

Details: Look at this embroidery!


Its colour is Khaki, it has beautiful floral embroidery on the front side and on the sleeves in warm colours and black furry endings at the end of the sleeves and from the waist downwards. This also makes it perfect for the winter time, because it is cozy. The material is terry cloth (reminds me of childhood).

Check out the Bohemian look:

Looks even more Bohemian with that golden body.


So into embroidery.


That is the jacket from Moiré Fashion from the back.


I adore that look with those allover cut out trousers (awsm!).


So into this rose bouquet. lol


Cheers to this fashion key piece. You see – Fur rules the fashion world currently.


Gold & khaki. Embroidery & fur details.




2in1 – by night:
Fur-ious style – XL fur jacket á la shaggy bear

For the night look, I just switched the jacket – and

transformed myself
from a Bohéme (with fur detail)
to a (complete) fur-ious after-hour queen
(lol again).

I styled the basic look with a XL fur jacket á la shaggy bear (reminds me of it). You know this jacket already from the winter trends post: http://www.lasaraleona.com/winter-trends-xl-furs-powerful-red-baroque-romance/

Check out the fur-ious look:

The XL fur is a perfect contrast to the tight basic look.


Gold, black & fur.


This sofa at Moiré Fashion is too lovely.


Gold girl.


Here is the whole look.


Trending detail alert! I also wore net tights.


We just found this and for sure I had to sit in there – Christmas bulb joy!


The furry jacket is super cozy, so the many holes in my trousers are not a big deal in winter at all.


Detail: black choker with a bow and golden bling bling.




How do you like the selfmade cutouts trousers?
And how do you like the bohemian and fur-ious outfit options?




Thank you for the support, Moiré Fashion Innsbruck.


Do it yourself: UNDER-THE-BOTTOM CUT-OUTS upgrade your trousers!

There are some clothes in my closet, which I actually really don’t like. Mostly, it is because of one of those three reasons:

  1. They are uncomfortable or get it during a long day. E.g.: Trousers don’t stay where they should, hang loose down your legs, don’t look sexy anymore and you seem losing your pants, while walking.
  2. The pass form is horrid. E.g.: Your top slips around and shows your boobs every ten minutes and you always have to remind yourself of checking your decolleté – super annoying.
  3. I just don’t like them ANYMORE. E.g.: Mostly, that happens, when I am hunting a trend, which I wouldn’t wear for usual. When the trend is over, I am done with the piece as well. (I have already improved to NOT consume fashion like this.)


So what doing with clothes,
I am not into and
which I am therefore neither wearing?

I use those clothes to experiment a little with cuts and new designs 😉



DIY with clothes, which aren’t that comfy anyway

In this case, I am talking about rosé trousers, which I don’t like because of reason 1 AND 2.

They are a) far too wide at the hips (okay, I solved that problem with a belt), but b) short. And we are talking about exactly that length, which is not long enough to count as long trousers and not short enough to count as 7/8 trousers. So the uncool length.

As a result, they absolutely don’t fit at all and hang down my butt like a nappy, when I am walking (when I am standing and pulling them back up again, they look great).




1. Jack Sparrow frays at the Ends

To solve the length problem, I shortened the trousers to make them stylish.

I cut undefined frays á la Jack Sparrow to spice the trousers up!

So now they have a lovely length and they are perfect for stylings with lovely socks now.




2. Under-the-bottom cut-outs

Somehow the trousers were boring. So I ripped the trousers on both sides at the back, right under the bottom.

The cut-outs, I have created, are subtile, but really sexy.

I love those cut-outs,
because they make those trousers, I have never worn,
an elevator piece in my wardrobe now!


I styled the

rosé trousers with DIY-upgrade

with black block heel ankle boots, a black shopper and decorated the bag with a flower print scarf.


Try it yourself with clothes, you are not into that much! After cutting around a little, you will love them!

And if not, it is not a big loss anyway for you.



How do you like the backside under-the-butt cut-outs?