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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Over Christmas I was in Penhaligon’s, the English perfume shop that has been around since 1870 and looks like a candy store inside. Besides loving the vintage-style perfume bottles, I really liked their ’scent library;’ a tin they sell full of perfume viles to sample their collection. I thought it would be great to create my own perfume sampler because I often don’t know what to do with all of the little samples I have, so I end up just loosing them in drawers or bags. So grab a tin, fill it with perfume samples and call it:
- a travel perfume kit
- a scent library
- a DIY Perfume Sampler gift
- a perfume collection
I remember seeing Kristen Stewart in THAT outfit with that hair and thinking ‘wow she looks great!’ I am not a huge fan of her but lately I have been digging her style. Anyway if you are like me and have two hairstyles (down and up) then anything that’s easy and looks decent is a welcome change! This is where the Faux Undercut comes in:
Here are the easy steps:
1)Part your hair to the side.
2) Part your hair from the part down to your ear like below.
3) Part from your ear down to the other side of your ear like below.
4.)Twist or french braid your hair all the way down. French braiding is better but if you can’t then just simply twist and finish with bobby pins.
THE FINAL RESULT (Note my effort to resemble Kristen Stewart’s brooding)