26 October 2014

Mend : fur strap Sandals

The only rewarding thing about being a hoarder is finding fun ways to get crafty with things that have lost their newness and usefulness. But let me not lie and pretend I'm giving these sandals a new lease of life when they've never actually been worn, still look pretty great and my only purpose for doing this is to differentiate them from the other pairs of ankle strap sandals I own. 
So if you're in a similar-too many near-identical shoes and not enough love for them all-situation then you can either a) give them away b) sell them or c) try what I did below..
You'll need a pair of sandals you don't wear anymore, a decent length of maribou feather trim and some good quality electrical tape.

-Wrap the tip of your trim in some tape (I wrapped an inch because that's how wide the tip of my sandal strap is), and tape that to the underside of the inside edge of your sandal strap.
-Continuously wrap the trim around the strap until you get to the other end, wrap the other tip of the trim and tape it down like you did at the start. 
It's a little fidgety and the feathers get everywhere but the end result is definitely worth it..


21 October 2014

Wear: leather culottes

I'm currently going through the most blaaah mehhh yuuuuckhhh phase with my face and hair so it's nice to be able to use what I'm wearing down below to distract people from the mess that's transpiring up top. I'm kind of obsessed with these culottes, they're comfy, easy to wear, can be paired with anything and most of all I made them with my bare hands!  
wearing Primark top | self-made culottes | Primark backpack | Zara loafers
ps. this whole two melons on a washboard-obnoxious thing my boobs are doing is completely unintentional and I lay all blame on the thin fabric of the top.. thats my story, I'm sticking to it. 
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10 October 2014

Make: Sculptural Ear cuff

This has got to be one of the most straight forward DIYs I will ever implore you to follow, so I'll jump straight in with the short list of stuff you'll need and a few pointers on how you can do it too..
You'll need
-craft wire
-Craft glue (of your choice, I used a mix of epoxy and off-brand superglue) 
-Metal shears/ scissors (not pictured because they're ugly)
-Earring posts and backs

 Cut a strip of craft wire the same length as your ear and cut a few smaller pieces which you'll then bend at a right angle
Curve the long piece of craft wire to fit the shape of your ear and begin gluing your smaller pieces to the inside of it
After a couple of hours add your earring posts and leave to dry overnight
If the raw edges of the craft wire bother you, you can file them down with the soft side of an emory board and go over them with some gold nail varnish.
 et voila!

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6 October 2014

Wear: Transition in progress

 I was going to call this 'what to wear when it's still too warm to wear wooly polo-necks and yet it's also too cool not to wear high necklines and long sleeves' but that wouldn't fit in the headline bar. Life is complicated enough without having to deal with all this seasonal confusion, and I'm beyond ready for the full onset of winter, coats, scarves, faux fuuuur et al!

wearing Primark jewellery/ Primark polo-neck/ self-made crepe trousers/ self-made snakeskin clutch/ Asos sandals

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