Thursday, June 30, 2011
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For the past week and a half, I have come across the most intriguing bloggers all over the world (literally!!). After posting this Bloggers Do it Better Post , I had no idea there was an actual site that challenged bloggers to interpret certain trends as their own. Kristina, the brainchild behind Pretty Shiny Sparkly, has created a worldwide blogger challenge to push the envelope of what style really is! So being the blogger I am I tweaked the challenge by adding my own spin to the "All-American" look, Prep School Fashion. I've never considered myself to be a preppy kinda blogger, but I think the turn out of the challenge was pretty successful!
Shirt Brother Thrifted-Nautica
Distressed Jean- Torrid
Prep School Challenge
Saturday, June 25, 2011
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I'd also recommend using Tulip Soft Fabric paint, it works well on fabrics (even suede) because of it's opacity.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
"I'm a journalism student & want-to-be writer from down under. I have an obsessive love of fashion, food, & music, greeting cards, photography, travel, good humour, classic novels & classic movies. I have crazy faith in literature as a means of peace, & human imagination as a form of resilience."
Since your a gorgeous thrifter from Australia, what is the most unique item/piece of clothing/ect. that you have found?
In your opinion, how do vintage pieces spice up your personal style? How does blending modern and vintage pieces add flair to your look?
I can take key items that I’m almost certain no body else has seen and mesh them with more common and on-trend items of clothing. Anything bold is a statement, I have found that most of my thrifted items are bold items and to me, mixing them with basics and bits and pieces is how I make my own personal statement. At the end of the day it makes the look something I am comfortable with because I know my style has a little something unique. At the end of the day, if you are comfortable in your skin, it shows, regardless of how much awesomeness you wear ;)
Ok, what is your staple thrifted piece/item you wear, carry, accessorize with on a weekly/daily basis? What is the first piece you go for when putting an outfit together?
When did you start thrifing? What fascinated you about the art of thrift?
What bit of advice would you give to first time thrifters when hunting for vintage pieces?
Wellthe cliché comment here would be ‘do not be afraid to try,’ my advice is rather to find something or a style you are comfortable with and go from there. But find a style you actually LIKE, not something that is on ‘trend’ or common. Yes, do not be afraid to try, but do realize that if you are confident in your self, your style will follow suit and you may start to find your eyes dart to pieces that you never thought you could pull off. Be patient and be kind, if the items are right they will find you and look fabulous. You will be fabulous.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
If I haven’t share this before I think I should admit it now, I love Seventeen magazine! Since I just turned 20, I think I can still get away with this slight obsession. While flipping through the pages of the February 2011 edition of Seventeen, I came across the Runway, the DIY way section and instantly fell in love with the Dolce & Gabbana inspired lace earring DIY.
Like a true fashionista, I borrowed the idea and created my own interpretation of Seventeen’s lace earrings. If you lovely ladies haven’t seen this DIY project in Seventeen, I will provide the same materials and how-to instructions from the magazine. I will also provide pictures of my earrings, feedback and email submissions to email@example.com for this post are greatly appreciate it.
Earrings Posts (I used pearl earrings posts)
Lace trim (old lace shirt)
Gold Nail Polish (I used red shimmer polish)
1. CUT a pretty shape out of a piece of lace trim. Then use that shape as a template for a second piece, so they’ll match.
2. PAINT a few random sections of lace near the edges with the gold nail polish, and repeat on the second piece.
3. ATTACH the earring by poking the post through an opening at the top of the lace. Then it’s ready to wear!