Louis Vuitton Feather Bag Fall 2013
I have been really wanting a fur or feather bag for a while but had put it off until I figured out that I could buy Marabou feathers (from the Marabou stork) and make my own. I was inspired by the Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 ( above) and the Topshop Marabou bag. It literally took me half an hour to make and turned out alright I think!
- 5 ft- Marabou trim (from ebay usually about 2.50 per foot) in what ever color you want
- 1X clutch bag with or without chain (I bought this one for $3)
- 1X thin chain to your liking
- Needle and thread
1) Wrap the trim around the bottom of the bag about 2 inches up from the end. Cut to the correct length.
2)Sew the trim onto both sides of the bag on so it makes it easier to sew the middle. It is easiest if you insert the needle like below and keep doing a straight line throughout.
This is how the first line will look.
3) Once you are done with the first layer sew another fringe two inches from the first one and continue doing the same until the top.
4) If your bag already has a chain don’t worry if not, thread some thread around the end of the chain and then sew it to the sides of the bag.
This is the result….what do you think?
So I had been wanting to dip dye my hair for a while but I was back and forth because I sometimes think it can look like grown-out roots which means I have technically had dip dyed hair before. It wasn’t until I saw Shannon’s hair from CheapFrillsandThrills that I thought ‘I must copy.’ She has brown hair and very blonde tips so I just followed her instructions and ‘frosted’ my tips. Yes the name is a throwback to the 90s frosted tips that the guys used to sport. Why didn’t I get a L’Oreal kit? I don’t know I wanted to make it blonder and I thought I could easily do it on my own.
- Jerome Russel Hair Lightening Kit (you can use a bleach kit like this one or buy everything separately)
- a bowl
- a little brush
- a plastic bag
- I also used a cheap blond hair dye from Superdrug to tone it after I bleached it
1) Put on your gloves. Mix equal parts peroxide and bleach until it is completely mixed and yogurt-like. I didn’t require much just of the tips.
2) Put your hair in a half ponytail. Apply the bleach to desired part on hair. I did mine about three inches up the ends. Make sure the very ends are completely coated with bleach. (Sorry for my face I’m pasty and not wearing any makeup)
3) Put the rest of your hair down then finish the tips of your hair. Don’t worry about getting a bit of bleach on other parts of your hair this will usually not show up. After you are finished use a plastic bag put the bleached part in it and tie it with a hair tie. Wait 60-90 minutes depending on your hair color. ( I waited 90 mintes
4) Remove plastic bag and your hair will look something like this:
Wash and condition your hair and then blow dry or style as desired. I waited a week then used blonde hair dye on the tips to tone it up and voila! What do you think? My hair looks a bit darker in this picture I think because of the lighting but it actually has quite a nice effect! Are you brave enough to do your own hair?
watch this video for more details: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VKNZj0IxxE
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So as you saw the other day, I was really into this ponytail. I tried my hand at doing a video tutorial which I will not post because I’m not exactly thrilled about it. Maybe if you look you can find it. Also I’m not sure I’m the best at actually demonstrating hair tutorials because I’m not quite patient enough to make them ‘perfect’ while taking pictures. So anyway here are the stills which I took one long tired day after work after taking off my makeup, hence the face. Anyway I think regardless, this is a pretty easy tutorial.
- a hair tie
- hairspray or gel
- a brush
- curling iron or spongerollers
1. Start with damp hair make sure its on the dryer side. Use a blow dryer and a brush to blow dry your hair then use a serum to make it smooth.
2.)Put your hair in a high ponytail. After you have done this, use a comb and hairspray to make your hair neat. Then take an inch section of your hair and wrap it around the hair tie, secure it with the bobby pin.
4)Divide your hair into sections, more hair if you want looser curls and less if you want tighter curls. Spray hairspray on a section wrap it on the hair, hold it for 10-30 seconds and let it go.
You’re done! I really want longer hair so I can make longer looser curls. If you want you can also use sponge rollers to hold the curls overnight and then let out in the morning.
images from Chloe + Isabel
The other day as I was browsing through refinery29 and this ponytail caught my eye! Mainly because until I was about 15, my go to hairstyle was a high ponytail and my hair has a natural wave to it, so it kind of made me a bit nostalgic about my ‘youth hairstyle.’ I also think that it looks quite cool and chic, maybe because its paired with my favorite makeup combo of eyeliner and lipstick. Anyway I think this is a pretty good hairstyle and quite easy. Might do a tutorial on this for fun. What do you think? Have you been rocking the ponytail style?