Have you heard of ‘stiletto nails’? They are long, oval and seen on the hands of Rihanna, Gaga, and Blake Lively. I think it’s kind of cool that the nail shapes that were popular on 1930s starlets are back again. I just don’t know if I can get them. They look intense and could be very glamourous but I don’t know if I dress up enough to get them? I remember when I was younger the only types of nails that I thought were cool were square nails and everything else looked outdated. Now I kind of like them; I guess that’s fashion. Also I have figured out that the only time round nails have not been in is the 90s and 2000′s. What do you Think?
Some examples of nails from the 1930s:
In the 1960s:
On the other hand check out these nails stickers from Newlook’s Gold By Giles. There are two things I learned about putting nail stickers on:
1) Buff and file your nails
2) Use Acetone nail remover on your nail so that there are no oils on your nail.
3) put the nail stickers on your nail and use the nail on your other hand to smooth it out!
Have I ever told you I’m obsessed with leopard? Well, I am! For Valentine’s day this year apart from going to dinner the day before V-day (because we hate the awkwardness that comes with date only dinners), my lovely bf gave me a coupon to Design my own Converse! You might think ‘but converse already come in every design imaginable’…well they don’t! I had been wanting trainers for a while now and what better way to go than with classics? I had seen leopard print converse but only with the white rubber which I was not really a fan of. This is what I came up with! What do you think? Oh yeah and for those of you that don’t follow me on instagram (@misscheapchic). These are my new nail stickers from HM, they are so fun to look at!
I have been wanting new business cards for a while now but was a mulling over how and where I wanted to get them from for so long. I finally made up my mind and ordered these from Moo. I have chosen six vintage pictures of women that I consider style icons and on the reverse are my details on a pink background. They are very sturdy and look amazing in person. I love the rounded corners! what do you think?
*Women: (clockwise: top left) Brigitte Bardot, Anna Karina, Brigitte Bardot, Liz Taylor as Cleopatra, Maria Felix, and Jane Birkin.
A couple months ago my friend Diana (again ; p ) brought me this purse that she found from an antique seller and she said it was vintage Chanel. After examining it carefully; it’s not leather and the details are a bit scratchy, there is no label on the inside (and doesn’t seem there ever was) and the lining is made from synthetic Leather. I still really liked the shape and style of the purse but then I generally don’t like fakes. I rather it be a no name bag that looks very similar than a fake. Although then I can start getting really complicated and ask questions like: if its made exactly the same, with the same quality materials, and looks identical is it still a fake? What does fake even mean? What is real? You see the problem is that it would spur all of these philosophical never ending questions so I just find it easier not to even think about them.
Here is my compromise, I decided to write faux (french for ‘fake’) on the bag because I thought it would make some sort of statement about authorship and answer all of the questions without really answering anything at all. Anyway enough babble.
- a ‘fake’ designer bag (or real if you are daring enough, think of the questions that would spur)
- a permanent marker
- a plastic ziplock bag
1)Use the bag to write ‘faux’ or ‘fake’ in the style that you like.
2)Place the bag on the purse to decide which position you want it in.
3) Write It on their. I wrote it free hand but you can outline it with pencil, use a stencil or have a friend do it.
TAH DAH! What do you think? About the bag? About the writing about life?