31 December 2014

TEAR: SATIN HALTER TOP

My favourite colour to wear will always be black, except during the month of December, when my clothes unashamedly invite comparisons to ferrero rocher wrappers. This is a little 'tear' featuring £2 worth of champagne sateen, that I did yesterday in preparation for tonight!
I was going for "spring-fling queen" on the top and "bump this I'm getting cheese fries" on the bottom
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23 December 2014

MEND: Sheer Panel Socks

This spur of the moment DIY was born out of anger after I tried and failed for the fifty-millionth time to order a pair of socks on asos-that are apparently sold out for eternity. Anyway as the red mist of anger lifted, I was left with a strange resolution about the art of panelled socks, it's merely a game of transference! HELLO!?!?!
All you need is a pair of socks, one knee-high stocking, a needle, thread, scissors and some sense.
1. cut a 2 inch panel from the leg of your socks and cut a 1.5inch panel from the leg of your stockings
2. you're now at the point of transference so just pin the stocking pieces to the sock pieces
3. hand sew the pieces you pinned
4. wear your new cute socks!!

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13 December 2014

MAKE: Faux Septum Ring

It's been 5 years and some change since I boldly entered the facial piercing game with a septum piercing. While some people gave me their rude, unsolicited opinions, many were complimentary and most preferred to commented on the unusualness of it to avoid flat out telling me they hated it. Fast-forward to present day and my then-"alt" piercing is now a bit of a fashion statement, so I figured out a relatively inexpensive and painless way for you to get your hands on the latest must-have accessory..
you'll need craft wire 1mm thick, beads 2mm diameter, craft glue, metal shears (not pictured), make up brush or similar cylindrical item like a pen
1. cut an inch of wire 
2. wrap the wire around the make-up brush, if your ends overlap just trim them but avoid bending the wire out of it's circular shape 
3. a) go ahead and apply the glue to the area you want your beads on. b) use a pin to clean off any excess glue while it's still wet/ tacky so it doesn't dry in unsightly clumps. c) glue a bead on each end of the craft wire to avoid it scratching you while wearing the ring.


cheap, easy and fun!
if you try this out and take pics, please tag me on instagram (@floriesms) so I can see!
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12 December 2014

MISC: Carrie Mae Weems Exhibit

I found out about the Pippy Houldsworth gallery's Carrie Mae Weems exhibition through an internet misadventure and was fortunate enough to see it a few days before it closed. Despite the collection on display not being as extensive as I'd hoped, it was better than nothing, and the little taster made me even more determined to catch a thorough exhibition of this amazing woman's work.



Now slightly off topic, what better to wear when trudging around central london in search of some cultural learnings than this combo of amazing second-hand coat and brand new, so fresh-and-so clean Reebok classics?! huh tell me?! what better?! nothing, thats what. 
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