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Hairties. What are they doing? Mostly getting lost or breaking or hurting.
I've seen foreign exchange students wearing these for sometime, and often thought that they'd be too loose to hold my hair, or just slip out, but I bought some recently and they're everything other hairties aren't!
They stay in! They slip out when you want them to! They don't pull your hair! They don't break! They're clear! They're strong enough to hold up a bun! They can be a bracelet that doesn't cut off your circulation!
You can get them off ebay here, or search for telephone hair band. Just make sure they're rigid plastic, not rubber.
I've been working on my range at Tafe, which is titled Tropical Fisherman. Pretty much just a bunch of shoes that a fisherman or his kids would wear if they lived on an island that was home to five people, with the occasional babe from the mainland coming to visit the lonely fishermen. I'll also be doing a pair or so that this said babe would wear.
So the first of the lot; Children's Watermelon Shoes.
Its quicker- lets be honest - and that's what I need when I work 7-day weeks and am just starting to organise things for the next Attitude beauty shoot....
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Gorman has just opened a store in Adelaide, at 245a Rundle Street. They have some lovely things! My faves from Winter 2011 below...
1. Cross Stitch Dress, 2. Angora Leopard Jumper / Peace Train Skirt / Afro Heel, 3. Maple Mini Skirt / Cross Stitch Skirt / Afro Heel / Sienna Bag
Images : gorman.ws
To fill in the time at Tafe while waiting for heels to arrive I made Sally some simple black oxfords she can wear to work.
I know Sally LOVES tassels, so I made sure to make some tassels for the laces, and gimp the edges of the pattern pieces.
Sally recently posted about the House of Holland Maribu earrings. We had a little chat about them and their amazingness as well as price tag.
I decided I could make them. Easy.
So here is the accompanying D.I.Y.
THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Pair of earring backers
80cm of fine feather boa
Two large crystals (I used buttons and clipped the button backs off)
Square link gold coloured chain
Tarzan Grip glue
Tarzan's Grip Glue, Scissors, Pliers
Gold Coloured Wire, Fine Chain, Larger Square Link Chain
Large Crystal Buttons
Fine Feather Boa
1. First bend up the rounded dome of the earring backers (if they have one) and using pliers, open up a link in the chain and thread it through the small eye on the earring backer. Leave about 5-8 links in the chain to hang off the backer, this should be the right length.
Attached chain and opened up earring backer.
2. Cut two lengths of 40cm feather boa. Loop each one on itself twice and using a small piece of wire (about 10cm) wrap around the where the ends of the boa meet, to fix in place.
3. Open up the last link in the chain that is attached to the earring backer and hook onto the wound wire on the boa.
4. Clip off the button backs on the large crystals with pliers.
5. Put a reasonable dollop of Tarzan's Grip on the back of the crystal and press the earring backer into it. Leave to dry.
On Friday I went to check out a nearby Strawberry Farm where you can go and pick your own strawberries.
It was a lovely day for it, and, best of all, you can eat as many as you want free of charge while you're picking. GREAT!
This is a little strawberry flower, the centre bit that looks like a strawberry actually turns into one!
Hat: Central Markets, Top: Thrifted George Gross, Skirt: Topshop
It's been a while since I've gotten dressed and felt excited and as though I'm wearing exactly what I feel like wearing. I had a long few months of wearing black on black, with not much time to really consider clothing as anything more than a tool to avoid nudity.
Today, however, was different. I really enjoyed clothing today, mostly due to my new favourite socks. :)
Sandals : Marni, Socks : Topshop, Dress : Asos, Blouse : Witchery, Bag : Forever 21, Necklace : found
Oh surprise! Another shoe related post.
Here is a selection of a few of my favourites in footwear from the Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 shows...
Dries Van Noten
Proenza Schouler , Luca Luca, Etro
Long time no post mmm?
Well, I've been back at TAFE for a little while now and we're working on high heels which are proving to be pretty straight forward, aside from the fact that the heels that I want in particular are being hard to come by. So I have a few high heels done, but they have no heels attached! I'll show you when they're done though...
So in the meantime I decided to occupy myself with a fun pair of saddled oxfords with a transparent glitter pvc saddle. They're made of all leather aside from the glitter pvc and shank.
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These images below are from one of my favourite sites Into The Gloss. Its so fucking amazing. They really get into the beauty industry; they show new products, backstage inspiration (IN DETAIL - YES I WANT TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF BOBBY PINS THEY USED IN THE ALTUZARRA SHOW) and then they interview stylists and models and makeup artists and magazine editors etc about their beauty routines IN DETAIL annnnnnnnnnd my mind is blown.